Events


icon-5kicon-badmintonicon-basketballicon-bowlingicon-cyclingicon-golf
icon-racquetballicon-swimmingicon-tabletennisicon-tennisicon-trackicon-volleyball

5K (open to public)

5K Race/Walk for Organ, Eye, & Tissue Donation Awareness. This event is open to the public

2016 Lifebanc-TGA 5K Course
2016 Lifebanc-TGA 10K Course
2016 Lifebanc-TGA 1 Mile Walking Course

Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBD
Race Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Donor Families, Community, International Friends, and Public participation is encouraged and welcome.
Format: The event will be staged over a 5K road course. Events are Men’s and Women’s Individual (by age group) and Children (6 and older). The individual medalists will be the first three finishers in each age group.
Entry Fee: Entry Fee includes a TGA 5K Race Tee Shirt

$20.00 – If registered before May 1, 2016 11:59 p.m.
$25.00 – Registered before June 1, 2016 11:59 p.m.
$35.00 – After June 1, 2016
**Rules and format are subject to change and may be modified based on each competition.

Back to Top


Badminton

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:

Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Sport Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, The International Badminton Federation rules can be found HERE
Format: Competition in Men’s and Women’s Singles, Children 6 and Older. Elimination tournament, rally scoring to 21. Competitors must check in before their assigned age group check-in time.
Equipment: Players must bring their own racquet. Only officially approved racquets are allowed. Shuttlecocks will be provided.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.
Back to Top


Ballroom Dancing

Date: June 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location:

Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Sports Director: TBD
Participants:
Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Corneal & Tissue Recipients, Bone Marrow Recipients, International

Preliminary Information on the 2016 Dancing Competition:
**Athletes can compete in a maximum 2 dancing divisions.
American Rhythm
American Standard
International Latin
International Standard
Swing & Rumba
Foxtrot & V. Waltz
Jive & Samba
Waltz & Quickstep
Cha-Cha & Bolero
Foxtrot & Tango
Cha-Cha & Paso Doble
Foxtrot & V. Waltz
Mambo & Cha-Cha
Waltz & V. Waltz
Jive & Rumba
Tango & Quickstep

Additional Guidelines can be reviewed below. These rules and guidelines are not final:
Dance Competition Guidelines
Back to Top


Basketball

Date: June 12, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location:
Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114

Tournament Director: TBD
Participant: Transplant Recipients
Rules: These rules are based on the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations Rules with the following adaptations:
*Please note that teams will be asked to keep score and time for the games they are playing in – this person can be a team manager or spectator*

1. Teams will consist of a maximum of six players. Three players are required to start the game. A team may continue with two players, if no other eligible players are available.
2. Each team should have two sets of uniform shirts available, one white and one dark. Each shirt should have a legal number printed on the front and back, no smaller than eight inches high. (Legal numbers are: 0-5, 10-15, 20-25, 30-35, 40-45 and 50-55.)
3. The team at the top of the bracket will be designated the home team.
4. Games will be played half court.
5. All games will be officiated by one or two officials.
6. First possession will be determined by a coin flip before the game between two team representatives. The visitor shall make the call and have the choice.
7. Games will consist of two 15 minute halves. The clock will be on running time except for in the final two minutes of the second half. In the final two minutes of the second half, the clock will stop when play is disrupted by the official’s whistle. Half-time will be five minutes in duration.
8. The ball must be taken behind the 3-point line after each change of possession. (The ball must be in possession of a player whose feet are behind the 3-point arc.)
9. After each made basket, the ball must be checked at the top of the key and thrown to another player to start play. The team that was on defense will be awarded the ball. (Not make it; take it.)
10. Three points are scored for a successful shot from beyond the 3-point arc, two points for all other goals from the floor. One point is scored for a successful free throw.
11. Any foul during the act of shooting will result in 2 free throws for the shooter. The ball will be live if the second free throw is missed. If both free throws are made, the ball is awarded as if a team scored during regular play. All other common fouls after 5 team fouls will result in a 1 and 1 bonus free throw situation.
12. A player, after committing five fouls, will be disqualified from the game.
13. Each team may call two timeouts per game. Timeouts are one minute in duration and the clock will be stopped. The timer will sound the warning horn at the 45 second mark and play will resume at the one minute mark.
14. If the game is tied at the end of regulation play, a two minute overtime period will be played after a one minute intermission. A coin flip will determine first possession in the overtime period. This procedure will be repeated until a winner is determined.
15. In the case of an injured player during co-ed games only, the game in progress must be played to completion before any additions to the roster be made. Once the team/player has been allowed the “emergency roster addition” the original injured player is done for the tournament and will not be allowed to play for the remainder of the tournament on ANY team. Co-ed teams have enough male players, 4 total with 2 max on the court, that the “emergency roster addition” will not include them until they are down to only 2 male players. Female emergency substitutes are allowed following the first injury. All emergency substitutes must be approved by the Tournament Director prior to ANY participation and are strongly suggested to not be a participant from another basketball team.
Format: Basketball includes five divisions: Open, Recreation, Co-ed, Open Co-ed Rec, and Youth.
• Teams entered in the co-ed division require one woman on the court at all times. Teams in the youth division are for athletes 6-13 years old.
• All teams will play in an opening round. Teams winning in the first round will advance to the “Open” division and will play for the Open medals. Teams losing in the first round will advance to the “Recreation” division and will play for the Recreation medals. All teams will be guaranteed at least two games in this format.
• All players must wear court shoes. Balls will be provided.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.
Back to Top


Bocce

Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location:

Game of Wickliffe
28801 Euclid Ave
Wickliffe, OH 44092

Sports Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Corneal & Tissue Recipients, Bone Marrow Recipients, International
**Division 1 and Division 2 can only play with other athletes in their same division.
Back to Top


Bowling

Singles Bowling
Doubles/Mix Doubles Bowling

Date: June 13 & 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Game of Wickliffe
28801 Euclid Ave
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Tournament Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, the World Tenpin Bowling Association rules can be found HERE.
Format: Events are men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles, and all children’s age groups. There will be a three game series in both the singles and the doubles competition. The highest combined score in each competition is the winner. Competitors must check in before their assigned age group check-in time.
Children 10 and under will use gutter pads.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.

-Teams/Participants may be combined for events, but not for awards (age groups will be awarded separately)
Back to Top


Cornhole

Date: June 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tournament Director: TBD
Format: Click Here
Back to Top


Cycling

Date: June 12, 2016
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location:
Downtown Cleveland
Race Director: TBD
Race Information: As a general guide, International Cycling Union rules can be found HERE.
Format: The first event is a five kilometer closed course time trial (one kilometer for athletes 13 and under). The winner in each age group will be the individual with the lowest elapsed time.
The second event will be a 20 kilometer road race by age groups. Some age group races will be combined in the interest of competition. All competitors will be allowed 30 minutes to complete the course after the first competitor in the heat finishes; after 30 minutes, the race is over, and timing will cease.

Chip time will be used for both cycling events.
Back to Top


Darts

Date: June 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:

Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Sport Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Corneal & Tissue Recipients, Bone Marrow Recipients, International
Information about the Darts Competition
Back to Top


Golf

Tournament Director: TBD
Format: Full Details on Format will be provided at a later date
The Tournament will follow USGA rules as well as the ground rules of the Memorial Park Golf Course.
Day 1 consists of open stroke play. Participation numbers and scores from Day 1 will be used to determine divisional flights for Day 2. The 36-hole total score will be used to determine gold, silver, and bronze medals for each flight.
The tournament staff reserves the right to revise formatting if necessary.
Back to Top


Racquetball

Tournament Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, United States Racquetball rules can be found HERE.
Format: Competition in men’s and women’s singles. Final format will be determined based on the number of entries.
Equipment: Players must provide their own racquets. Eye protection and appropriate footwear are required.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.

-Age groups may be combined for competition, but not for awards-
Back to Top


Swimming

Meet Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, United States Masters Swimming rules can be found HERE.
Format: The following events will be held:
Adult
freestyle (50, 100, 200, 500)
breaststroke (50, 100)
backstroke (50,100)
butterfly (50)
individual medley (200)
freestyle relay(4×50)
medley relay (4×50)

Youth (11-13)
freestyle (50)
backstroke (50)
breast (50)
fly (50)
Youth (10 & under)
freestyle (25)

All events will be timed finals. The pool is 25 yards in length. Flotation devices will be allowed for children 5 and under.

*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.
Back to Top


Table Tennis

Tournament Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, United States Table Tennis Association rules can be found HERE.
Format: Competition in men’s and women’s singles, and children 6 and older. Competitors must check in before their assigned age group check-in time.
First round(s) will be round robins, two out of three games to 11 points; top individuals advance to a single elimination tournament, best three of of five games to 11 points.
Equipment: Players must bring their own racquet. Racquets must different colored sides. No sandpaper racquets are permitted.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.
Back to Top


Tennis

Singles Tennis

Doubles Tennis

Tournament Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, United States Tennis Association rules can be found HERE.
Format: Competition in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and children 6 and older. Competitors must check in before their assigned age group check-in time. Eight-game pro-set matches. Ties at seven games will be resolved using a 12-point tie-breaker (first to 7, must win by two points).
Equipment: Players must bring their own racquets. Balls will be provided.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.

-Age groups may be combined for the tournament, but not for awards (ie. they will be awarded according to age group)-
Back to Top


Texas Hold-em Poker

Tournament Director: TBD
Format: Details to follow
Back to Top


Track & Field

Meet Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, International
Rules: As a general guide, USA Track and Field rules can be found HERE.
Running Events:
Adult

100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 1500 racewalk
4×100 relay, 4×400 relay
* Please Note: Rule Change * All events are timed finals.
Spikes maximum 1/4“.
Youth
25 (5 and under)
50 (6-10)
100 (11-13)
When there are multiple heats in an event, the ranking of the athletes for medals or for advancement will be based solely on time.
Field Events:
Adult

Shot put, discus, ball throw, long jump and high jump. Three attempts.
Shot put weights:
3 kg: men 60 and over; women 50 and over
4 kg: women under 50.
5 kg (12 lbs): boys 14 – 17; men 40-59.
7.26 kg (16 lb): men 18-39.
Discus weights:
• 2 kilograms for men under 50
• 1 kilogram for women (all age groups) and men 50 and over
Youth
Long Jump, Softball Throw (5 & Under, 6-10, 11-13)
High Jump (11-13)
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.
Back to Top


Trivia Challenge

Tournament Director: TBD
Format: Details to follow
Back to Top


Virtual Triathlon

Information about the Virtual Triathlon will be available soon
Back to Top


Volleyball

Tournament Director: TBD
Rules: As a general guide, United States Volleyball Association rules can be found HERE.
Format:
*If teams want a line judge, they will need to provide their own. All teams are asked to have a person scorekeep a game.*
Teams will consist of a maximum of 12 players—no age groups, children 11 and older allowed. Six players are required to start the competition, with at least one woman on the court at the beginning of play. A team may continue with four players if no other eligible players are available due to injury. Teams may choose to use a libero to replace a player in the back row. The libero is required to wear a different color shirt. Up to six substitutions are allowed per game, but none after a team has scored 20 points.

All teams will check in at 8 am on competition day. After check-in, brackets will be drawn; play will commence no later than one hour after check-in. The first round will be played as a round-robin, where each team in a group plays against each other team in the group. The top team(s) in each group will then progress to the bracketed playoff round. The first round will be games of two sets to 25; rally scoring, win by two points or first team to 27. Ties between teams are broken by considering the scores of the sets. The team with the best ratio of points scored divided by points lost is the winner. The bracketed playoff round will be the best two of three games, games to 25 points, rally scoring, win by two or first team to 27. Third game, if needed, to 15 points.
Due to the limited number of possible entries, each team in the Games will be allowed one volleyball team entry. Additional volleyball entries will be based on overall team size.

*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.
Back to Top


Youth Olympiad

Date: June 11, 2016

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Cleveland Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Sports Director: TBD
Participants: Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Corneal & Tissue Recipients, Bone Marrow Recipients, International
Age Categories: 5 & under and 6-10

*Additional information will be added at a later date