New Home For MSO Table Tennis
|March 20—The Maryland Senior Olympics is excited to announce a partnership with the Baltimore Table Tennis Club as the new host of the MSO event. BTTC has been around for 40 years and takes the baton from the Maryland Table Tennis Association in Eldersburg.
Yvonne Kronlage, founder of MTTA and a great host of the annual MSO tournament for years, has decided to spend more time at her beach home and slow down a little. We can't thank Mrs. Kronlage enough for her leadership and use of her excellent facilities. She has helped bring more players throughout the state to MSO and runs an top-shelf tournament.
The MSO table tennis tournament will now be held at BTTC's home at Old Court Middle School in Pikesville. All men's and women's play will be Sept. 28, starting at 9 a.m.
Online Registration for 2013
MSO has signed an agreement with FuseSport Inc. of Colorado, in conjunction with the National Senior Games Association, to provide online services, including a new website platform, eMarketing and online registration. These features will be implemented this spring.
“Thanks to FuseSport's partnership with NSGA, affiliate state games such as Maryland are able to combine some key services in one bundle that our participants want and we, as an organization, need,” said Ted Wroth, MSO executive director.
Maryland participants will still be able to register and pay by mail-in. The 2013 MSO registration guide is under construction and we hope to have it available around the first week of April. Some event dates have yet to be determined.
||New Website Underway
Construction of a new MSO website is underway. The platform will be cleaner, fresher and work muchbetter on devices such as your mobile phones and tablets.
FuseSport Inc., which is handling the online registration platform, is also working with us on building the new site. Once we get the new site designed content from the old site migrated over, we'll start the process of updating records and results from 2012.
Because of these plans, this current site will be maintained only minimally while we undergo the design of the new site.
Meanwhile. . .
The 2013 Maryland Senior Olympics is coming together quickly. We have some events already scheduled (see right sidebar). Check back often for new event listings.
Once again this year, we are partnering with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to host the games. We're returning all of last year's sports and adding a croquet tournament in Annapolis, giving us 25 sports. We have only a couple of venue changes.
This is a non-qualifying year for the National Senior Games. However, MSO is dedicated to producing another quality state games for active seniors, aged 50 and above.
We encourage you to follow MSO on Facebook and Twitter for our most timely, up-to-date information, especially during the transition from this current website to the new.
||2013 MSO Events
» Aug. 17-18: Track and Field, Johns Hopkins University Eastern High Campus, Baltimore.
» Aug. 25: Volleyball, men's and women's play, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Ellicott City.
» Aug. 31: Disc Golf, Druid Hill Park Disc Golf Course, Baltimore.
» Sept. 5-8: Softball, men's and women's play, Olney Manor Regional Park, Olney.
» Sept. 7: Swimming, Germantown Indoor Swim Center, Germantown.
» Sept. 7: Badminton, Bauer Drive Community Center, Rockville.
» Sept. 7: Basketball, St. Frances Academy, Baltimore.
» Sept. 9-10: Bowling, Brunswick Normandy Lanes, Ellicott City. Sept. 9—all singles; Sept. 10—all doubles.
» Sept. 14: Horseshoes, Howard L. Turner American Legion Post 276, Severn.
» Sept. 17: Bocce, men's and women's play, D’Alesandro Park in Little Italy, Baltimore.
» Sept. 20-22: Tennis, men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore.
» Sept. 23: Bocce, men's and women's play, Compass Pointe Gof Course, Pasadena.
» Sept. 24: Line Dancing, Myerburg Senior Center, Baltimore.
» Sept. 27-29: Croquet, Ginger Cove/West River Wickets, Annapolis.
» Sept. 28: Table Tennis, Baltimore Table Tennis Club, Old Court Middle School, Pikesville.
» Sept. 29: Archery, Gennesse Valley Outdoor Learning Center, Parkton.