National champions Bobby Phillips (cycling), Pam Hinkle (judo), Wakene DeSean Bailey and Charles Brooks (tae kwon do) will be among more than 2,000 athletes participating this weekend in the third annual Maryland State Games at the University of Maryland.

Those who compete, amateur athletes of all ages, must live in Maryland or go to school there. They will compete in 20 sports ranging from archery to equestrian to fencing to track and field. The events will be held at various sites on or near the campus.

Admission to all competition will be free, although $3 will be charged for the opening ceremony.

"This is our third year and we're hoping you can see the very best athletes in the state," said James Narron, chairman of the Games. "This is the pre-Olympic year and the perfect opportunity for everyone . . . to get in on the grass roots level to experience the Olympic feeling. Everyone can't go to Seoul {site of the 1988 Summer Olympics}."

The Games officially will open tonight at Cole Field House at 8 o'clock when the athletes will march in and a torch will be lit. Gov. William Donald Schaefer and Ambassador Kyung-Won Kim of South Korea will make welcoming speeches.

Music will be provided by the Maryland Ceremonial Marching Band, directed by Richmond Sparks, leader of the Olympic Band in Los Angeles in 1984.

The only sports scheduled today are field hockey, tennis and track and field.

The other sports will begin Saturday and end Sunday. Winners in individual and team events will receive medals.

Three sports have been added this year: racquetball, tae kwon do and wrestling. The schedule:TODAY

Field Hockey: AstroTurf Field, 4-6 p.m.

Tennis: PE Courts, 2:30-6 p.m.

Track and Field: Byrd Stadium, 5:30-7 p.m. SATURDAY

Archery: Archery Field/North Gym, 10-noon.

Basketball: North Gym, 10-4 p.m.

Bowling: Fair Lanes in Laurel, 10-4 p.m.

Diving: Cole Field House, 9-noon

Fencing: Cole Field House/small gym, 10-5 p.m.

Field hockey: AstroTurf, 8:30-2 and 6-8 p.m.

Gymnastics: North Gym, 10-1 and 3-7 p.m.

Judo: Cole Field House, 9-2 p.m.

Racquetball: North Gym, 9-9 p.m.

Shooting: Preinkert, standard air rifle, 4-6 p.m.

Preinkert, BB Gun, 1-4 p.m.

Preinkert, international air rifle, 11-1 p.m.

Preinkert, international air pistol, 8-10 a.m.

12th Precinct in Davidsonville, standard pistol, 8-1 p.m.

Patapsco Range in Marriottsville, Silhouette-Hunter pistol, 8-5 p.m.

Prince Frederick Armory, small bore rifle, 8-5 p.m.

Soccer: Varsity Soccer Field, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3, 5, 6:30 p.m.

Softball: Fairland Regional Park in Laurel, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Swimming: Cole Field House, 1-4 p.m.

Table Tennis: North Gym, 9-6 p.m.

Tae kwon do: Cole Field House, 10-5 p.m.

Tennis: PE Courts, 8:30-6 p.m.

Track and field: Byrd Stadium, 10-3 p.m.

Volleyball: Reckord Armory, 10-5:30 p.m.

Wrestling: North Gym, Maryland Cup, 10-6 p.m.

SUNDAY

Basketball: Cole Field House, consolation, 11 a.m.; finals, 12:15.

Cycling: Loop, 10-2 p.m.

Diving: Cole Field House, 9-noon.

Equestrian: P.G. Equestrian Center, 8-6 p.m.

Fencing: Cole Field House/small gym, 10-6 p.m.

Field Hockey: AstroTurf Field, 9-11 a.m.

Racquetball: North Gym, 9-4 p.m.

Shooting: Preinkert, standard air rifle, 1-3 p.m.

Preinkert, international air rifle, 8-10 a.m.

Preinkert, international air pistol, 11-1 p.m.

Soccer: Varsity Soccer field, 11:30 a.m. tie breaker if necessary; 1 p.m. semifinals; 3 p.m. finals.

Softball: Fairland Regional Park-Laurel, 9-5 p.m.

Swimming: Cole Field House, 1-4 p.m.

Tennis: PE Courts, 9-3 p.m.

Track and Field: Byrd Stadium, 10-3 p.m.

Volleyball: Reckord Armory, 10-5:30 p.m.

Wrestling: North Gym, freestyle, 10-4 p.m.