Events & Rules

Events & Rules

The Canada 55+ Games offers a combination of Mandatory, Optional and Bonus Events.  The Mandatory Events are held at all Games – exemptions are only made under extreme circumstances.  Optional Events will vary from games to games.  Bonus Events are ones that the Host Committee may add to the schedule on a non-interference basis with the other events time permitting, thus allowing some participants to play in more than one sport. Host cities may also request to hold other events and sports for consideration in their bids.  These Games/Events are referred to as “demonstration” events, however final approval of all events and sports is made by the CSGA Board.


Master Events & Rule Book (Complete)

To download a copy of the Master Rule Book
(Edition 2015 / Updated 2017 ) please click on the button to the left.


Master Events & Rule Book (Individual)

To view and download individual pages, use the links below:

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. General Regulations
  4. Competition_Regulations
  5. Game_Courtesies
  6. Event_Regulations

Mandatory Events

  1. 8Ball
  2. Bocce
  3. Bowling_5-Pin
  4. Bowling_Candlepin
  5. Bowling_Duckpin
  6. Contract_Bridge
  7. Cribbage
  8. Darts
  9. Duplicate_Bridge
  10. Floor_Shuffleboard
  11. Golf
  12. Ice_Curling
  13. Ice_Hockey
  14. Pickleball
  15. Scrabble
  16. Slo_Pitch
  17. Swimming
  18. Tennis
  19. Track_Field
  20. Whist

Optional Events

  1. Badminton
  2. Carpet_Bowling
  3. Cycling
  4. Floor_Curling
  5. Horseshoes
  6. Lawn_Bowls
  7. Stick_Curling
  8. Table_Tennis
  9. Washer_Toss

Bonus Event

  1. 5Km_10Km_Run

Games Forms & Information

  1. Participants_By_Year
  2. Protest_Form
  3. Rule_Change_Suggestion
  4. Minimum_Venue_Requirements