The Saskatchewan Games provide an opportunity for the province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in a multi-sport event in preparation for a higher level of competition. One of its goals is to identify Saskatchewan participants with the potential to advance to higher levels of competition (Provincial Team, National Competitions, Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games, North American Indigenous Games, etc.).

The Teams for the Saskatchewan Games are divided into nine Districts. The Districts have very specific boundaries that are based on RM boundaries. A list of the Districts and more information on their boundaries can be viewed on Page 53 of the Saskatchewan Games Handbook.

The nine District Teams compete for 2 major awards:

The Games Flag:

The Games Flag is an impressive prize given to the District who earns the most flag points at a Games. The amount of flag points a District team collects is determined based on the scoring system.  Nine flag points are awarded to the athlete or team that wins first place, eight flag points go to second place winner, seven flag points to the third place winner and so on. The amount of flag points an athlete or team earns becomes less and less the further they finish away from first place.

At the end of the Games all the flag points for each District team are added up to give every District a final flag point score. The District team that scores the most flag points wins the prestigious Games Flag and all the bragging rights that go with it.

Team Regina Games Flag Results at Past Saskatchewan Games:

There have been 24 Saskatchewan Summer and Winter Games since inception in 1972.  Games Flag results are as follows:

Finish

Summer

Winter

Total

1st Place

3

7

10

2nd Place

5

3

8

3rd Place

4

1

5

4th Place or lower

0

1 (5th)

1

     

Total – 24 Games

 

The Joe Griffith Trophy:

The Joe Griffith trophy is all about overall district improvement. District teams looking to win the trophy need to have the highest percentage of improvement when their total District team Flag Points are compared with their previous Games statistics (comparison between final standing points is made on a winter-to-winter and summer-to-summer basis).

The cool thing about the scoring system is that it’s designed so that the District team with the most athletes participating in and doing well (showing overall improvement), is usually the team that wins the trophy.

Team Regina has never won the Joe Griffith Award.  We have finished 3rd at seven (7) of the past Games.

Team Regina was 4th for the Joe Griffith Award at the last Saskatchewan Summer Games (2016 in Estevan).