Chirogames

Chiro Games

Events

Command Center & Check-In Hours of Operation

International Palms Resort & Convention Center, Palm Room

Command Center Hours:
Friday, November 3rd - 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 4th - 7am – 5pm
Sunday, November 5th – 9am – 5pm

Check-In Hours
Friday, November 3rd - 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 4th - 6am – 3pm               

Event Locations

Mitchell Ellington
575 Hall Rd, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, Softball, Running Events

Cocoa Beach Recreation Center
4600 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Basketball, Table Tennis

Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center
321 Ramp Road., Cocoa Beach, FL 32932
Swimming

Cocoa Beach Country Club
5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Golf

Cocoa Beach Tennis Club
4600 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Tennis

Space Coast IcePlex
720 Roy Wall Blvd, Rockledge, FL 32955
Ice Hockey

International Palms Resort
1300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach FL 32931
Beach Volleyball

 

Special Events Schedule
Friday, November 4th
COORDINATORS MEETING – International Palms, Palm Room – 7pm

Saturday, November 5th
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE hosted by RockTape – International Palms, Surfside Lawn – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Sunday, November 6th
CLOSING CEREMONY - International Palms, Surfside Lawn – 6:00pm

General event descriptions are found here.  Please check with a Chiropractic Games Coordinator with specific questions.

All events have minimum number of participants.  Please check your specific sport to see that you have the minimum number of participants.  For example:
Tennis & Table Tennis - must have a minimum of three people, at least one being of the opposite sex of the others.
Running - must have a minimum of five.

All schools are limited to two teams per event.

Officials have the authority to rule promptly, and in the spirit of good sportsmanship.

  • Fighting and/or leaving the bench or spectator area to participate in a fight in any way, shape or form will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic disqualification for the duration of the Chiropractic Games. All those in violation of this police will be required to leave the venue being utilized.
  • No alcohol is allowed on any Chiropractic Games shuttle or venue. Anyone caught with alcohol will be asked to leave the premise, no exceptions.
Men's Basketball
Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location
FORMAT: 
  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • Teams listed first on the schedule will be home team.
  • Teams must have four players to begin play.
  • There will be a running clock with the exception of the last two minutes of the game.
  • Overtime period: three minutes, stop clock last minute.
  • There will be a five-minute halftime.
  • Play-off will be seeded according to won lost records. In case of a tie, tiebreakers are: 1.) head to head competition; 2.) point differential; 3.) total points scored; 4.) coin flip. 
  • Men's basketball will count towards the overall team standings.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
Women's Basketball
Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location
: Co
FORMAT: 
  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • Teams listed first on the schedule will be home team.
  • Teams must have four players to begin play.
  • There will be a running clock with the exception of the last two minutes of the game.
  • Overtime period: three minutes, stop clock last minute.
  • There will be a five-minute halftime.
  • Play-off will be seeded according to won lost records. In case of a tie, tiebreakers are: 1.) head to head competition; 2.) point differential; 3.) total points scored; 4.) coin flip. 
  • Men's basketball will count towards the overall team standings.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.

Flag Football

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location:
Cocoa Beach Sports Complex
FORMAT:

  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • Pool play will determine seeds for tournament. .
  • The game shall be played between two teams seven players each.
  • The game will be played on a field 80' by 55' and divided at 20-yard segments.
  • The game will consist of two twenty minute halves with a ten minute halftime. The clock will stop during the last two minutes of the second half.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
  • Flag football will count towards the overall team standings.
  • Play-off will be seeded according to won lost records. In case of a tie, tiebreakers are: 1.) head to head competition; 2.) point differential; 3.) total points scored; 4.) coin flip.

TABLE TENNIS

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: TBA 
FORMAT: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles

  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • The tournament is coed (must have at least one women and one man to make up team)
  • Pool play will determine seed in tournament according to won lost records. In case of a tie, tie breakers are: 1.) Head to head competition; 2.) point differential; 3.) coin flip.
  • Table Tennis will be counted towards the overall team standings.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
  • Fighting and/or leaving the bench or spectator area to participate in a fight in any way, shape or form will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic disqualification for the duration of the Chiropractic Games. All those in violation of this police will be required to leave the venue being utilized.
  • No alcohol is allowed on any Chiropractic Games shuttle or venue. Anyone caught with alcohol will be asked to leave the premise, no exceptions.

 

RULES:

Match: 

An individual match will consist of three games to 21 (must win by two points).  First individual/doubles team to win two games, wins the match.

Chiro Games matches will include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles (5 team points total)

During Pool Play, each team must compete in all five matches or forfeit un-played match

Team Winner of match is first team to claim three points

During Tournament Play, match ends when first team earns three team points

THE SERVICE 
Service shall start with the ball resting freely on the open palm of the server's stationary free hand.

The server shall then project the ball near vertically upwards, without imparting spin, so that it rises at least 6 inches after leaving the palm of the free hand and then falls without touching anything before being struck.

As the ball is falling the server shall strike it so that it touches first his court and then, after passing over or around the net assembly, touches directly the receiver's court; in doubles, the ball shall touch successively the right half court of server and receiver.

From the start of service until it is struck, the ball shall be above the level of the playing surface and behind the server's end line, and it shall not be hidden from the receiver by the server or his doubles partner or by anything they wear or carry. 

THE RETURN 

The ball, having been served or returned, shall be struck so that it passes over or around the net assembly and touches the opponent's court, either directly or after touching the net assembly.

THE ORDER OF PLAY 
In singles, the server shall first make a service, the receiver shall then make a return and thereafter server and receiver alternately shall each make a return.

In doubles, the server shall first make a service, the receiver shall then make a return, the partner of the server shall then make a return, the partner of the receiver shall then make a return and thereafter each player in turn in that sequence shall make a return.

Golf

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Cocoa Beach Country Club
FORMAT:
The First Day Scramble Format

  • Format will be two-man scramble competition. Each four person team must designate how their team will be divided. Each two-man team will be paired with a two-man team from another school to comprise your foursome. Teams will play the best shot between the two individuals. Scores will be added between the two groups of each four man team.
  • To qualify for the team awards you must field a minimum of one team (four people, two two-man teams). If you have additional teams, the top four two-man team scores will be utilized in determining the overall team placement. All participants are still eligible to place in the overall individual awards.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
  • The golf tournament will be counted in the overall standings. Scores from both rounds will be tallied to determine overall winners.

The second day will be individual scoring. Each four-man team will be allowed to toss out their highest score and count the best three scores for the team standings.
RULES:

  • Entry Fee: $80/golfer includes cart. This price is for both days.

Men's Soccer

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Cocoa Beach Sports Complex 

  • Five a side and goalkeeper (six-on-six play). .
  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • Forfeit after a five-minute grace period will be posted as a 3-0 score.
  • In pool play, points will be awarded as 3 pts for win, 1 pt for tie and 0 pts for a loss. In case of a tie, tiebreakers are: 1.) head to head competition; 2.) point(3,1,0) differential; 3.) total goals scored scored; 4.) coin flip.
  • Games will consist of two twenty minute halves with a five-minute halftime.
  • Tie at end of regulation will result in one 5 minute over time then a shoot out. 
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams..
  • Men's soccer will be counted towards the overall team standings.
  • Uniforms must have permanent number on front and back.

Women's Soccer

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Cocoa Beach Sports Complex
FORMAT:

  • Five a side and goalkeeper.
  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • Forfeit after a five-minute grace period will be posted as a 3-0 score.
  • In pool play, points will be awarded as 3 pts for win, 1 pt for tie and 0 pts for a loss. In case of a tie, tiebreakers are: 1.) head to head competition; 2.) point(3,1,0) differential; 3.) total goals scored scored; 4.) coin flip. 
  • Games will consist of two twenty minute halves with a five-minute halftime.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
  • Women's soccer will be counted towards the overall team standings.
  • Uniforms must have permanent number on front and back

 

Softball

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Cocoa Beach Sports Complex
FORMAT:

  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • The tournament is coed (must have at least three women on field and in lineup at all times)
  • Rain Outs - see rain out rules.
  • Pool play will determine seed in tournament according to won lost records. In case of a tie, tie breakers are: 1.) Head to head competition; 2.) run differential; 3.) total runs scored; 4.) coin flip.
  • Softball will be counted towards the overall team standings.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
  • Uniforms must have permanent number on front and back.

 

Tennis

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Cocoa Beach Country Club
FORMAT:

  • Schools must send a full team, no individuals.  Teams must be made up with at least 3 individuals, and must be coed.
  • Tournament is pool play with a play-off round.
  • Matches consist of men's and women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
  • Games will be pro sets to six games with a tiebreaker at five.
  • Match winner is determined by total events won.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.
  • Teams will call their own points.
  • Tennis will be counted towards the overall team standings
  • Schools must register a full team to compete. No individual

 

Beach Volleyball

Dates: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Coconuts on the Beach
FORMAT:

  • Tournament is pool play with a single elimination play-off.
  • Each School may enter a maximum of TWO TEAMS
  • Tournament is coed, at least one female on the court at all times.
  • Pool play will consist of two games that will be played to 21 with rally-scoring.
  • Play-off will be seeded according to won lost records. In case of a tie, tiebreakers are: 1.) head to head competition; 2.) run differential; 3.) total points scored; 4.) coin flip 
  • Play-offs will consist of two out of three games to 15 with a 17 point- cap.
  • Volleyball will count towards the overall team standings.
  • Individual medals will be given to the top three placing teams.

Swimming

Dates: Open Swim - Saturday, Swim Meet - Sunday 
Location: Cocoa Beach Sports Complex
FORMAT:

  • The meet will be on Sunday, November 8. The pool will be available on Saturday for warm ups.
  • A complete team will consist of a minimum of four swimming participants (male or female).
  • INDIVIDUALS can compete in just four individual events (as well as all relays)
  • Relay teams will consist of a minumum of two women. Participants may compete in any order or any stroke.
  • Award team points to top six places (rather than just top three) with points 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1.
  • Award team points to just top three teams of relay events (granting more weight to relays than individual events)
  • None of the individual events are co-ed.
  • Individual medals will be awarded to the top three team places
  • All swimmers must check in with site coordinator
  • Swimming will count towards the overall team standings.

ORDER OF EVENTS (alternating male-female)

  • 200 Medley Relay
  • 100 Individual Medley
  • 100 Breaststroke
  • 50 Backstroke
  • 500 Freestyle
  • Break-Individual Awards
  • 50 Butterfly
  • 100 Backstroke
  • 50 Freestyle
  • Break-Individual Awards
  • 100 Butterfly
  • 50 Breaststroke
  • 100 Freestyle
  • 200 Freestyle Relay
  • Final Individual Awards
  • Team Awards will be given out at the closing awards ceremony.
  • Officials have the authority to rule promptly, and in the spirit of good sportsmanship.

5K Team Run & 10 Mile Team Relay

Dates: 5K on Saturday, 10-Mile Relay Sunday
Location: Cocoa Beach High School 

SATURDAY – 5K

  • Participants must check in 45 minutes prior to race time
  • The 5K Run will consist of a combined cross country and street course
  • Each team will consist of 5 members; at least 2 being female
  • Teams may consist of more females on a team than males
  • If a school does not have enough runners to make a full team those participants may still run and compete for individual 5K medals (1st, 2nd and 3rd place – both for male and female runners)
  • Individual runners or teams not meeting the definition of a Chiro Games running team are not eligible to compete in the 10 Mile Relay for trophies and/or medals

SUNDAY – 10 MILE TEAM RELAY

  • Participants must check in 45 minutes prior to race time
  • The run will consist of each team member running one (1) 2 mile segment of the course
  • To be eligible to participate in Sunday’s 10 Mile Team Relay you must have run the 5K Race on Saturday
  • The top 5 race times for Saturday’s 5K Race will determine your 10 Mile Relay Team on Sunday.  If you have additional runners by Chiro Games definition to comprise a second team (5) those individuals will compete as your second team.
  • If you have an odd number of runners over and beyond the team limit of 5, those runners are eligible to “run for the fun” of it on Sunday combining with runners from other schools and are not eligible to receive medals and/or have their times count toward the overall standing.  If you are interested in combining with runners from any of the competing schools to “run for fun” on Sunday as a relay team, please select your team Saturday before leaving the 5K event and notify the Race Coordinator of who is on your 10 Mile Relay Team.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive individual medals
  • The combined 5K and 10 Mile Relay team times will count toward the overall standings

HOCKEY

Game Rules:

  • All USA Hockey rules apply.
  • All participants are required to wear helmets with a minimum of a half visor or half cage. Players without helmets will not be permitted on the ice.
  • All players must be registered for the tournament.  Only signed rostered players will be eligible to participate.
  • All games must be played in full.
  • All games will have a 1 hour 15 minute curfew.
  • All disputes will be settled by the referees in charge of that game being played.
  • Three (3) minute warm up.  Clock starts as soon as Zam doors close.  Keep all doors closed and STAY OFF the ice while the Zam is on.
  • Games are three (3) 20 minute running time periods, with one time out per team in the 3rd period for one minute.
  • The clock does not stop except for serious injury.
  • All minor penalties should be 3 minutes because of time restraints by using running clock.
  • Last two minutes if 2 goals or less spread you play stop time.
  • No checking. 
  • Fighting, verbal and physical abuse of the officials, rink staff and our complex will not be tolerated! – means you’re ejected and out for the remainder of the tournament.
  • Fighting and/or leaving the bench or spectator area to participate in a fight in any way, shape or form will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic disqualification for the duration of the Chiropractic Games. All those in violation of this police will be required to leave the venue being utilized
  • Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted on shuttle buses and or permitted on Space Coast Iceplex Property.
  • Preliminary games are scored on a points system. 1 point for every period won.  ½ point for periods ending in a tie.  1 point for winning the game and 1 point to the team that wins the 3rd period.  ½ point each if the game ends in a tie for a total of 5 points.
  • Regular scoring with no points.
  • Pay attention to the points system.
  • Chiropractic/Medical care is provided throughout the games, at Cocoa Beach High School softball diamonds.