Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018
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PENANG ASIA PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES 2018 OVERVIEW
The 1st Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG) in Penang, Malaysia on 7-15 September 2018 is the first-ever masters multi-sport event in Asia.
An estimated 10,000 participants from the Asia Pacific region are expected to participate in nine days of sporting challenge and excitement. It is a fantastic opportunity for those who love sport – an event featuring 22 sports played in one of South East Asia’s top island destination.
The Asia Pacific Masters Games is a global festival of sport for participants of eligible ages and all capabilities. There is no qualifying or selection process involved.
You just need to be of a certain age in your chosen sport. On average, the minimum age required to participate is 30 years old.
The APMG 2018 features 22 sports. Athletes compete in their own age group and category – competitive, recreational or social. So the event is for everyone – regardless if you are a serious competitor or joining for fun.
Just like the Olympics, there are opening and closing ceremonies, and medals are awarded for the podium finishers in all events.
True to its tagline “Beyond the Games”, APMG 2018 is more than just a sporting event. It will be an avenue to foster friendship, goodwill and a chance to propel the growth of masters sports, especially in the Asian region.
Between play, there’s the chance to soak up the vibe of Penang, voted No. 2 in CNN’s list of Must-Visit Travel Destinations in the World 2017. Dubbed the “Pearl of the Orient”, Penang has a little something for everybody.
The sandy beaches and nature attractions, modern shopping complexes, the old world charm of its UNESCO world heritage site and culinary delights of one of Asia’s best street food destination.
In The Media
Penang mayor launches Asia Pacific Masters Games
- The Star
Malaysia All Set To Host Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018
Penang to host region’s first ever World Masters Games
Penang will host 2018 first Asia Pacific Masters Games
Penang Asia Pacific Masters Games Info
Here is a map of the venues that will be operating for the APMG 2018:
Below is a more comprehensive map with actual venue names:
|Northeast Penang Island||George Town||1||City Stadium||Athletics (Track and field)|
|2||Downtown UNESCO Zone||Opening ceremony
|Athletics (Half marathon)|
|3||Gurney Drive||Cycling (Road race)|
|4||Gurney Paragon||Lion dance|
|5||Penang Table Tennis Training Centre||Table tennis|
|6||SRK Jalan Residensi||Archery|
|8||Penang Sports Club||Tennis|
|9||Penang Free School||Softball|
|10||Penang Rifle Club||Shooting|
|Batu Ferringhi||11||Golden Sands Hotel||Volleyball|
|Gelugor||12||Dumbar Hill Penang Water Supply Corporation Badminton Hall||Badminton|
|13||Nicol David International Squash Centre||Squash|
|14||Penang Badminton Academy||Badminton|
|15||Universiti Sains Malaysia||Netball|
|Bukit Jambul||16||Penang Golf Club||Golf|
|Relau||17||Relau City Sports Complex||Swimming|
|Southwest Penang Island||Bayan Baru||18||SPICE Arena||Basketball|
|Central Seberang Perai||Perai||19||Mega Lanes Bowling Centre||Bowling|
|20||Seberang Perai Arena||Weightlifting|
|Bukit Mertajam||21||Seberang Perai Municipal Council Jalan Betik Sports Complex||Hockey|
|North Seberang Perai||Kepala Batas||22||Seberang Perai Municipal Council Bertam Sports Complex||Hockey|
|23||Penang Golf Resort||Golf|
|South Seberang Perai||Sungai Jawi||24||Mountain View Golf Resort||Golf|
|25||Bukit Jawi Golf Resort||Golf|
Here are some of the individual event pages (click on each poster to go to the respective event pages):
There are a total of twenty-two (22) sports in the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018.
For a full list, please go to this page.
It wouldn't be a competition without rewards!
Below is a list of the known goodies and entitlements that competitors and participants of the APMG 2018 can expect:
All participants will stand to receive the following entitlements:
Leading up to the opening ceremony, there will be a massive country wide event known as the Torch Run!
Officially launched on the 28th of April, the Asia Pacific Masters Games torch will be carried across each and every state of Malaysia, touring all over the country!
Each state will be hosting their own events to coincide with this major occasion.
You can join the mailing list to stay updated with the torch's progress!