Masters Games of Alabama

About Masters Games
Events and Rules  
How To Join 
How To Donate
State Games
Award Winners 
News Articles

Masters Games of Alabama is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for active adults age 50 and over through social, mental, and physical activities.  They were developed in Oxford, AL in 1990 to provide adults age 50 and above an opportunity to maintain an active lifestyle by participating in a variety of events.  While the games provide an Olympic-type atmosphere, the focus is not on competition, but fun and fellowship.  Each year there are between 600 and 800 participants from across the state.

To see a list of Masters Games of Alabama State Board Members, click here.

You must be 50 years of age or older by December 31st of the year you participate.  You must live in the state of Alabama.  You do not have to be a member of a Senior Center or Recreation program.  You can join as an individual or a group.

Events and Rules                                                                                                     Back to Top     
Below is a list of events.  For all events, you must qualify at District Games to compete at the State Games held in Valley, AL in October 2012.

2012 events include:
  • 5K Run
  • Basketball Free Throw
  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Checkers
  • Dominoes (Singles and Doubles)
  • Frisbee Throw
  • Golf (Singles, Doubles, and Pitch & Put)
  • Horseshoes (Women's 30', Men's 30' or 40')
  • Line Dancing Teams
  • Nerfball Throw 
  • Quilts (Hand Stitched and Machine Stitched)
  • Rook 
  • Shuffleboard
  • Softball Throw
  • Swimming (Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle)
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis (Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles)
Most events have a men's division and a women's division and are divided into 8 age groups.  Your age is determined by the age you will be on December 31st of the year you play.  Age groups include 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85+.  In the partner events (Domino Doubles, Rook, Golf Doubles, Tennis Doubles, and Tennis Mixed Doubles) the age of the younger player is the age group they will play in. 

Tennis Mixed Doubles teams will have one male and one female per team.  Domino Doubles and Rook are not bracketed by gender.  They can be teams of women, men, or mixed (male and female) teams.

Line Dancing Teams and Quilts will not be bracketed by age or gender.  Line Dancing Teams have to be registered as a team.  You cannot sign up to compete in this event unless you are signing up with your Team.  Teams must have between 5 and 15 dancers.

Quilts can be entered by individuals or teams.  Teams must have between 1 and 4 participants.  Quilting will not be done on site.  Quilts will be turned in completed.

Click here for the rules to our games.

 IIiiiIf you are interested in building your own Nerf and Frisbee hoop stand, click here.

How To Join                                                                                                                Back to Top
Join as an individual or as a group.  If you are interested in participating in the games, please contact a representative in your area.  If your county is not listed below, click here to see the District map and list of contacts.

District 4   (Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, St. Clair)
Diane Short (256) 549-4833
Emily McCamy (800) 239-6741
In Gadsden, AL, August 21, 2012
Registration deadline July 31st, 2012.
Click here for the Registration Form. 
Click here for the Schedule.
District 6   (Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Lee, Randolph, Russell, Talladega, Tallapoosa)
Belva Durham (800) 239-6741
Laurie Blount (334) 756-5290
In Valley, AL
June 1st, 2012 / July 13th, 2012 / August 3rd, 2012
Registration deadline May 16th, 2012
Click here for the Registration Form. 
Click here for the Schedule.

If you are interested in joining as a group (such as, church group, community group, senior center group, etc.), call or email Emily McCamy and she will give you information on how to motivate your group to participate.  This information will also include fundraising ideas if you need them and info on how to practice some events at your facility.

How To Donate                                                                                                         Back to Top

District Masters Games run on a much smaller budget than the State Games, but these games would not be possible without the time and money volunteered by numerous individuals and companies.  If you are interested in donating time, money, or supplies, please call or email Emily McCamy.  Click on one of the districts below to see some of our most recent sponsors.
District 4
District 6

State Masters Games are very expensive to run.  Registration fees collected from participants do not even cover a fraction of the costs.  Without the generous donations and sponsorships provided, it would be impossible for these games to continue.  Throughout the years, individuals and companies have donated time, money, and supplies to help the games run as smoothly as possible.  If you are interested in donating your time or money, please contact Cindy Roberts by email or phone (256-389-0534).  No amount is too small or too large!  We accept monetary and in-kind donations.  Below is a list of our 2011 Sponsorship Levels.  
     $10,000 - Platinum Level
     $  5,000 - Gold Level
     $  2,500 - Silver Level
     $  1,000 - Bronze Level
     $     500 - Master Level
     $     100 - Friends of the Games
Click here for a 2012 Sponsorship form and a detailed list of what is included in each level.

State Games                                                                                                             Back to Top
Each year, between 600 and 800 participants and volunteers attend the State Games.  You must qualify at District to compete in the State Games, but anyone can attend the State Games as long as they register for it through their District.  There is a $10.00 State registration fee.  This fee includes fun, fellowship, 4 meals, the fun walk, Parade of Athletes, Opening Ceremonies, and a Banquet. 

2011 State Masters Games were held in Trussville, AL.  All events were held at the Trussville Civic Center except for Swimming Events (YMCA), Tennis Events (Trussville Racquet Club), Golf Events (Trussville Country Club), Billiards (Lightning Strikes), and Bowling (Lightning Strikes).  Click on the links below for more information about the 2011 games.
Reminder to Participants 

2012 State Games will be held October 15th - 18th, 2012 in Valley, AL at the Valley Sportsplex.  No other details have been finalized. 

Look below for information on State Masters Games medal winners from the most recent years.

Year All Winners Scores/Times                             Our Winners                        Tot.
Events    Gold   Silver   Bronze   Fun Walk  Part.
2011 All Events Some Scores District 4    28        19          13             35           77
District 6    32        25          15             30           94
2010 Fun Walk
Other Events
Swimming (All Times)
Some Other Scores
District 4    43        29          12             24           76
District 6    42        32          17             39           86
2009 Events Not Available District 4    24        26          17      Not Available  40
District 6    38        34          19      Not Available  70

Pictures                                                                                                                      Back to Top
We have pictures of District 4 games, District 6 games, and of the State Games.  If you would like to view pictures from some of our Masters Games Events, please click below.  These links will direct you to another page that will allow you to choose the year of pictures you want to view.  Pictures of the early years may have 20 or less pictures.  The more current years could have over 500.
District 4 Games
District 6 Games 
State Games (Participants from District 4 and 6)
State Games (Participants from other Districts) 

Click here to view pictures on the Anniston Star's website of the 2011 District 4 Masters Games in Jacksonville, AL.

Award Winners                                                                                                          Back to Top

Each year, people are selected from each district to receive an award at our State Masters Games Banquet.  There are 3 types of awards: Golden Alumni, All Star, and the President's Award.  The President's Award is awarded to candidates that have made an impact on Master Games.  The other two awards focus on the impact that Masters Games has made on the winner.  The Golden Alumni Award is awarded to a participant that has participated in Masters Games and will no longer be able to participate.  The All Star Award is awarded to a participant that is still active in Masters Games.  Below is a list of some of our District 4 and District 6 State Games award winners.  If you want to view the winners from all State Districts, click here

Click on the year below to see more information on the winners. 

Year Winner Award
2011 James Brown, Jacksonville, AL
Tommie Brown, Valley, AL
Hughlene Law, Anniston, AL
Golden Alumin Award - District 4
All Star Award - District 6
All Star Award - District 4
2010 Betty Travick, Lanett, AL
Corine Melton, Lanett, AL
Emily McCamy, Fyffe, AL
Jim Funderburg, Pell City, AL
Paul Powell, Oxford, AL
All Star Award - District 6
Golden Alumni Award - District 6
President's Award - District 4 & 6
Golden Alumni Award - District 4
All Star Award - District 4
2009 Joseph Keracher, Gadsden, AL
Robert Lee Brooks
Wallace "Red" Wilder, Jacksonville, AL
All Star Award - District 4
All Star Award - District 6
Golden Alumni Award - District 4
2008 Elizabeth Hudman, Valley, AL
Maurine Harmon, Oxford, AL
President's Award - District 6
All Star Award - District 4
2007 Belva Durham, Anniston, AL President's award - District 4 & 6
2006 Genell Cochran
Willie Bailey
All Star Award - District 6
All Star Award - District 6
2001 Burgess Gosdin
Dorothy Duffey
Eloise Clark
Lomas Himkle
Golden Alumni Award - District 6
All Star Award - District 6
All Star Award - District 6
All Star Award - District 6
2000 Ada Webb
Lula "Babe" Bradley
All Star Award - District 6
Golden Alumni Award - District 6
1999 W.O. Kent Golden Alumni Award - District 6

News Articles                                                                                                          Back to Top
Click on a link below to view articles that have been in the paper about Masters Games of Alabama.
District 4
District 6
State Games

District 4
2011 - Day after District Games in Jacksonville
2011 - Special on Maurine Harmon 
2010 - District Winners 
2010 - Jacksonville hosts District Games for the First Time 

District 6

State Games
2011 District 4 - Summary of State Games
2010 District 4 Winners from Heflin 
2009 Florence - 1st day of games


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