Horseshoes Rules

Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or two teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a sandbox area. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground, which are traditionally placed 30 or 40 feet apart. Modern games…

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Hockey Rules

Ice hockey is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent’s net. The game is played between two teams with six players on the ice. DOWNLOAD THE PDF: Rules of Hockey 1. The Alberta 55 Plus Games and all ALBERTA…

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Golf Rules

Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. Alberta 55 plus has modified our Golf rules to allow either low gross play or Callaway golf, for…

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Floor Shuffleboard Rules

Floor shuffleboard is a game in which players use a pole‐‐called a cue‐‐to drive a flat, circular disc across the floor to a scoring box. Two people or teams can play floor shuffleboard against one another and try to prevent each other from scoring. DOWNLOAD THE PDF: Rules of Floor Shuffleboard 1. The rules listed…

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Floor Curling Rules

The game of floor curling was designed for those who were no longer able to ice curl due to back and knee problems. There is no sweeping and it is indoors. Wooden rocks with handles are used and the floor has shuffleboard wax on it. There are four people on a team just the same…

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Euchre Rules

Revised: May 2016 You can download these rules here: Euchre – May 2016 The rules listed in this section shall be the official rules for all ALBERTA 55 PLUS sanctioned events. 2. AGE GROUPS 55 plus open: two teams of 2 participants (four participants per zone) 3. PLAYERS Two against two.  Draw cards for partners…

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Darts Rules

Darts is a form of throwing game in which darts are thrown at a circular target (dartboard). Points are awarded depending on what section of the board the dart sticks into. The standard dartboard is divided into 20 numbered sections, scoring from 1 to 20 points, by wires running from the small central circle to…

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Cycling Rules

Cycling is a time trial event where riders propel themselves forward on bicycles for a set distance. This is an endurance event. Alberta 55 plus also includes a Time‐Predicted component where the race isn’t against the clock, but how close you can be to your predicted length of time to complete the course. DOWNLOAD THE…

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Cross Country Skiing Rules

Cross‐country skiing is a form of ski touring in which participants propel themselves across snow‐covered terrain using skis and poles. It is an extreme endurance sport and there is generally very little change in altitude (especially compared to Alpine Skiing). The toe of the skier’s footwear is attached to the ski with a binding, while…

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Cribbage Rules

Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for scorekeeping, the eponymous crib or box (a separate hand counting for the dealer), two distinct…

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