New Hampshire Senior Games

New Hampshire Senior Games

Partner FAQs

 

Doubles Partner Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1.  How does someone register a partner who is not yet registered?

2.  If a participant enters his own name as a partner can he be notified that this is not a valid entry?

3.  How do doubles partners of different ages get assigned to the correct age division?

4.  What happens if the partner I invite is already on another doubles team?

5.  Can a player change his partner after he or she has registered?


1.  How does someone register a partner who is not yet registered?

There are two ways to select a doubles partner during the registration process:

      1) Invite a Past Participant:

Example: Betsy and Kendall met at the 2014 South Carolina Games and decided they wanted to partner up for the 2015 Badminton competition. Betsy is the first to register for 2015 and would like to send Kendall an invitation to join her doubles team.

  • When Betsy registers, she will click “Invite/Search for my Partner.”
  • She will then enter Kendall’s name, and click “Search.”
  • A list of matches will appear, showing names and the last Games played.
  • Betsy should select the correct Kendall from the list. Then the following screen will appear:
  • This means that an email will automatically be sent to Kendall inviting her to register and join Betsy’s team when Betsy completes registration. If Betsy stops mid-way through the registration process, the invitation is not sent.
  • When Kendall receives the email, she will have the option to either register using the link available and agree to be Betsy’s partner, or to decline the invitation.


      2) Invite someone who was not a Past Participant (when you DO have their email address)

Example: Betsy wants to invite her friend Lauren to play on her Shuffleboard doubles team this year. Lauren has never previously participated in a Senior Games competition. Betsy registers first and wants to send Lauren an invitation to join her team.

  • During registration, Betsy will select “Invite/Search for my Partner”
  • She first must enter Lauren’s information – just to make sure Lauren isn’t already in the database from a prior competition.
  • She will see the screen that states "There were no people in the system who matched these details." Betsy will then select “Invite Partner.”
  • She will then enter Lauren’s email address and select “Invite”
  • She will see a screen that states "An email will be sent to invite your partner!"
  • This means that an email will automatically be sent to Lauren inviting her to register and join Betsy’s team when Betsy completes registration. If Betsy stops mid-way through the registration process, the invitation is not sent.
  • When Lauren receives the email, she will have the option to either register using the link available and agree to be Betsy’s partner, or to decline the invitation.


      3) Invite someone who was not a Past Participant (when you do NOT have their email address)

This is not an option for the New Hampshire Senior Games as the Administrator will not assign partners.  If you have their phone number, call to get their email address or wait for them to register and invite you to be their partner.  You can also click here to post and search the NSGA state games partner finder web page.


2.  If a participant enters his own name as a partner can he be notified that this is not a valid entry?

No – and here’s why: Though it’s rare, it has happened that two players with the same name want to be doubles partners.
 

3.  How do doubles partners of different ages get assigned to the correct age division?

Example: Kendall (age 71) registers and invites Ian (age 64) to be her mixed or open doubles partner. Kendall is automatically put into her age group of 70-74. Then, when Ian accepts Kendall’s invitation and registers, he is paired with Kendall and the system then moves the pair into the younger age group of 60-64.  The only time that will not happen is if Ian declines Kendall’s invitation.


4.  What happens if the partner I invite is already on another doubles team?

Example: Betsy nominates Ali as a partner, but Ali is already part of a doubles team.
Currently, fuseSPORT does not send Betsy a notification letting her know Ali is already on someone else’s team. However, fuseSPORT realizes this is an important functionality and thus it is something on the development list for the near future.


5.  Can a player change his partner after he or she has registered?

Only the Administrator can make this change, so this assumes the player contacts the Administrator directly with his request. Contact the NHSG Administrator via registration@nhseniorgames.org so your partner change can be processed.