‘Play it, Live it, Love it!’ – 2008 Masters Games

first_imgThe 6th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from 1 to 9 November 2008 on the magnificent Gold Coast.An anticipated 10,000 participants from all over the world will compete in the multi-sport event which has stamped itself on the calendar at the beginning of November every two years.In 2008, 34 sports will be on the program with team sports including softball, touch football, soccer, basketball and baseball to individual sports ranging from swimming, athletics, archery and tennis.No qualifying standards or times are required to enter the Masters Games. The only criteria is that participants meet the minimum age requirement for their respective sport, which for the majority is 30 years of age. Participants compete in their age group ensuring that the sport is played fairly, competitively and in tremendous spirit.The slogan of the Pan Pacific Masters Games is ‘Play it, Live it, Love it!’ which encapsulates its competitive, participatory and social environment.The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre will be the official Games Village for the 2008 Pan Pacific Masters Games. It will feature live nightly entertainment, a sport’s expo, fully catered hospitality and a venue for the Games sportspeople to socialise, meet up and enjoy the camaraderie the event is renowned for. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is an award winning multi-purpose venue that is close to accommodation, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, the beach and central to the Pan Pacific Masters Games sport’s venues.Pan Pacific Masters Games services including registration, timetables, photography and exhibitors featuring sporting products and event merchandise are all located within the Games Village.The Pan Pacific Masters Games began on the Gold Coast in 1996 as the Queensland Masters Games, before undergoing a transition in 1998 to become the larger Asia Pacific Masters Games. The Asia Pacific Masters Games were held three times on the Gold Coast in 1998, 2000 and 2002.With the growth of the event and increased interest from Asia, Japan, the Americas, Oceania and New Zealand, the Games were renamed in 2002 to the Pan Pacific Masters Games. The 2006 Pan Pacific Masters Games attracted almost 10,000 participants who enjoyed the week long festival of sport and social activities.The 2008 Pan Pacific Masters Games is another major event managed and presented by Queensland Events Gold Coast – a wholly owned subsidiary of Queensland Events.For more information about the 2008 Pan Pacific Masters Games:Visit www.mastersgames.com.auPhone +61 7 5564 8733, Fax +61 7 5564 9733 , Email: [email protected]last_img read more