The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.

Age categories

Men: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+
Women: 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+

The age category you will compete in for Basketball will be determined as at 31 December of the year of the event. For teams, the category you compete in is based on the age of the youngest team member. For example, if your youngest team member is 39 during Games time but has turned 40 by 31 December, you would compete in the 40+ age category.


Grade definitions

A Grade – Premier: This grade is for teams consisting of players with international or national experience. At least two players should have international experience (played for their country). The other team members are expected to be at a state/ province/ elite Club player level.

B Grade – Competitive: This grade is for those players who compete in a high standard of domestic level basketball, such as A Grade in their local competition, and players who have represented their club or town in state/ province competition.

C Grade – Recreational: This grade is for those players who participate in non-competitive and/or lower grade leagues and for social and casual players.