Cable-Tec Games


Local Cable-Tec Games
, typically held during chapter vendor shows or regional cable shows, provide an arena for contestants to compete in events that measure their technical abilities, such as cable splicing and meter reading, and demonstrate their knowledge, such as cable jeopardy. Each year, first-place winners of the local competitions are recognized for their achievements as they gather to compete on an international level during SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®

International Cable-Tec Games
feature the year's local winners competing against each other at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® for the international gold, silver, and bronze awards in categories such as cable splicing, meter reading, cable jeopardy and MTDR. Top winners place first, second and third overall.

Spirit of the Games Award - The Spirit of the Games Award is awarded yearly to a participant, staff member, or host vendor who truly embraces and exhibits sportsmanship and the learning environment at the games.  The award is established in memory of David Jones, who had a very strong focus on the spirit of the SCTE Cable-Tec Games. As a host David committed significant time and effort to the games, each year averaging 48 games judged across the country. Most important to David, however, was his approach to judging.  He would grade fair, but grade firmly, with the hopes that each contestant would learn from the experience, becoming a better technician for their employer and performing better each year.

Candidates for the "Spirit of the Games" award may be nominated, by completing the online nominations form, at any time during the Cable Games season.  The winner will be announced at the International Cable-Tec Games, held in conjunction with SCTE Expo.

For the Spirit of the Games sponsorship opportunity, please contact Melanie Taylor at 

Game Demonstrations

OTDR – JDSU put together a video overview of the OTDR Game.

Fiber Splicing – The Sooner State Chapter put together a video overview of the Fiber Splicing Game.

Click here for more information about SCTE Cable-Tec Games including handbook, score sheets and other templates for holding the games.