Age was nothing but a number at Redbanks activity centre on Friday.
Two teams of people aged from 25 to 80 went head to head in activities such as archery, pigeon clay shooting, axe throwing, sling shot and golf alley.
At the ripe age of 80, former Old Launcestonians cricketer Tim Lithgow was the oldest competitor.
A member of the Senile Delinquents team, Mr Lithgow said he was confident his team would beat the Rumbuctious Youths.
“We’ve been training in advance so we can thrash the young ones,” he said.
Preparation for the event included a gruelling regime of light weights and walking.
“We’ve also got a war cry: we will defeat the whipper snappers, we are the oldies, and we will reign supreme,” Mr Lithgow said.
A cricket player for more than 60 years, Mr Lithgow and his wife Liz got involved in the challenge because of the important role exercise plays.
“When you reach my age people think you should be laying down but that isn’t exactly right,” Mr Lithgow said.
Mrs Lithgow, 73, said she had always loved sport.
“I’ve always been into sport. I love tennis, it’s my favourite game,” she said.
The event was organised by Redbanks Activities Centre owner Lindsay White and teacher Faezeh ‘Serendipity’ Parkes. Known for her love of community and desire to help humanity, Ms Parkes said she had always enjoyed connecting people.
“I am looking most forward to the camaraderie that is instantaneously developed between the contestants,” she said.
The self-appointed team leader of the Senile Delinquent, Ms Parkes said the challenge brought together two different age groups in a highly competitive setting.
“ I am also looking forward to catching with the youth, and especially my young friend Fred Assenheimer, who with a loving heart always accompanies me on my out-of-the-box activities and teachable moments with randoms.”
Jennifer Pepperill also competed for the Senile Delinquents. Leading the Rumbuctious Youths was Fred Assenheimer. He was joined by team members Sharon Pakzamir, Rebecca Bryan and Tahire Kc.