Posted: May 9, 2013 9:06 PM by MTN Sports
BILLINGS - Registration is open for the 28th Annual Big Sky State Games in Billings in Billings July 19-21. This Olympic-style multi-sport festival for amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels draws around 10,000 athletes each year. Elite, junior, senior and recreational athletes will compete for coveted medals in 37 sports.
Online registration is available at http://www.bigskygames.org along with complete registration information, accommodation information and event details. Entry booklets for the Big Sky State Games are available at the following locations: First Interstate Bank (Belgrade, Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Colstrip, Cut Bank, Eureka, Gardiner, Great Falls, Hamilton, Hardin, Helena, Kalispell, Lame Deer, Livingston, Miles City, Missoula, Polson, Red Lodge, and Whitefish), Montana Cycling and Ski (Billings), Wendy's (Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Miles City, and Missoula), Gainain's (Billings), Scheels (Billings and Great Falls).
The majority of the 37 sports of the Big Sky State Games have a July 8 registration and T-shirt deadline. Early sign up is encouraged.
Separate entry forms are required for Scholastic Volleyball (Grades 9-12). Regional qualifying tournaments for Scholastic Volleyball Divisions will be held: May 31 and June 1 in Billings, June 8 in Butte and June 15 and 16 in Great Falls. Scholastic Volleyball entries close May 24. The Finals will be in Billings on July 19.
Events that fall outside the main State Games weekend include:
• Skeet Shooting (non-registered) June 2 at the Blue Creek Sport Shooting Complex in Billings starting at Noon.
• Defensive Pistol IDPA Shooting (Indoor) June 9, Three Sites Indoor Shooting Range, Billings.
• Billiards - Bullwackers in Billings, June 29, Singles 10:00 a.m., Doubles 2:00 p.m.
• Trap Shooting (Registered) July 12, 8:00 a.m. Billings Trap Club
• Equestrian - Jumping July 13, 9:00 a.m., Dressage July 14, 9:00 a.m., White Aspen Ranch, Billings
• Summer Biathlon and Mountain Bike Biathlon July 14 at Bohart Ranch, Bozeman. Summer Biathlon 10:00 a.m., Mountain Bike Biathlon is 1:00 p.m.
• Defensive Pistol IDPA Shooting, July 28 at Blue Creek Sport Shooting Complex in Billings
• Skeet Shooting (Registered) held in conjunction with the Montana State Championship August 23-25, Billings Rod and Gun Club.
The States Games Opening Ceremony is Friday, July 19 at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium in Billings.