The National Senior Games are held every other year in summer or fall of the even numbered years. State qualifying takes place in the previous odd numbered year. States are permitted to format their tournaments as they wish and state qualifiers can be single or double elimination or round robin events. However, the National Senior Games requires states to report results in a specific format and to limit qualifying from their tournaments in certain ways. The following pages will cover the best methods for setting up state qualifying tournaments that conform to the National standards.