The following are some of the main criteria for the Sports events:

The safety and sportsmanlike conduct of everyone is of paramount concern.  We want everyone to have fun and enjoy the games.  Senior Games Officials have the authority to disqualify, and/or remove, from current and future NCSG programs, anyone who exhibits inappropriate behavior or a condition of medical concern. Falsifying information in the registration process will not be permitted and may result in disqualification from current and future Senior Games activities.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to participate, you must be 50 years of age or better on or before December 31 of the current year and be a resident of Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties for three (3) consecutive months each year.

Age Groups

Individual Sports

Participants will compete in age groups based on 5-year increments.   The age of the participants as of December 31st of the current year determines in which of the 5 year age divisions they participate.

These are:            50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 84, 85 - 89, 90+


Doubles Sports

The age of the youngest player will determine the age group.

A player may compete in only one age group per event category. The age groups are the same as in individual sports.

Doubles Partners – If an individual’s partner cannot come to State Finals, that person may select another partner who qualified in that Sport at a Local Games. For example, a participant that qualified in Bowling Doubles may select another partner who qualified in Bowling Singles, Doubles or Mixed Doubles. All changes must be made in writing and meet the published deadline stated in the Entry Packet.


Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games & SilverArts

PO Box 1062

Murphy, NC  28906


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Jim Bent, Chairman

Terence Faries, Coordinator

Chris Faries, Co-Coordinator

Tim Ford, SilverArts Coordinator

Sheila Ford, SilverArts Co-Coordinator


Denise Cross, Director of Senior Services

Phillip Davis, Director of Parks and Recreation

Michael Kelischek, Event Manager

Linda May, Treasurer


Sue Bent

Jane Birchfield

Ruth Harrell

Gwen Hathaway

Jane Hembree

Janet Paul

Gayle Larson

Barbara Riling


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"This program is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc.

NCSG, Inc. is sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services."