Net & Freestyle
The 33rd Annual East Coast Footbag Championships were held on Sept. 12th & 13th in Brooklyn, NY. We had a healthy showing of net and freestyle competitors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Las Vegas, and Montreal. We were excited to once again have a few past net world champions in attendance- Emmanuel Bouchard, Genvieve Bousquet, & Marilyn Demuy- and the current world champ in Open Shred 30 and Sick Trick, Evan Gatesman! IFPA legend Steve Goldberg also surprised us with a visit to check out the action. In net, Luc prevailed over Genvieve to win this year?s singles title. Luc then paired up with Manu to take the doubles title over the team of Genvieve and Marilyn. In a rarity for the East Coast Footbag Championships, we were able hold a mixed doubles net competition that resulted in a highly competitive and crowd pleasing match, with a win by Genvieve and Manu and over Marilyn and Luc. In freestyle, Evan brought his world champion caliber of play with him and won both the routines and circle contest, though his win in routines was strongly challenged by Matthieu Gauthier?s dropless routine. Thanks to all our sponsors and most of all thank you to all of the players for attending! This announcement and results will be posted on the events page on footbag.org. Here are the complete results: Open Singles Net: 1. Luc Legault 2. Genvieve Bousquet 3. Greg Neumann 4. Marilyn Demuy 5. Jim Hankins 6. Pascal Tomecek 7. Zach Hoffa 8. Ivan Iakimenko Open Doubles Net: 1. Emmanuel Bouchard/Luc Legault 2. Genvieve Bousquet/Marilyn Demuy 3. Zach Hoffa/Ivan Iakimenko 4. Greg Neumann/Jim Hankins 5. Ted Fritsch/Pascal Tomecek Open Mixed Doubles: 1. Genvieve Bousquet/Emmanuel Bouchard 2. Marilyn Demuy/Luc Legault Note: There was no separate intermediate singles or doubles bracket. Open Freestyle Routines (2 minute solo performance): 1. Evan Gatesman 2. Mathieu Gauthier (dropless!) 3. Krystof Maler 4. Nathan Bonslaver 5. Ryan Thomas 6. Jonathan Schneider Open Freestyle Circle Contest: 1. Evan Gatesman 2. Krystof Maler 3. Matt Kemmer 4. Peter Bowler 5(tie). Mathieu Gauthier 5(tie). Kevin Hogan 5(tie). Nathan Bonslaver 5(tie). Ryan Morris Intermediate Freestyle Routines (1.5 minute solo performance): 1. Khoa Dao Anh Nguyen 2. Chrissy Fryer 3. Benjamin Babyak 4. Ryan Morris Intermediate Freestyle Circle Contest: 1. Marc Peralta 2. Khoa Dao Anh Nguyen 3. Benjamin Babyak 4. April Tou
LOCATION: **IMPORTANT SUNDAY UPDATE- We will NOT be at Commodore Barry Park on Sunday. Due to the potential for rain, we will be indoors at PACPLEX for ALL events, located at 1500 Paerdegat North, Canarsie, Brooklyn, (718) 209-2010, www.pacplex.com. We are permitted for competition there from 12 pm to 4 pm (see schedule updates below). ?IF YOU NEED A RIDE, be at the rental house (939 Bedford Ave) by 9:30 AM. We will be at COMMODORE BARRY PARK in Brooklyn on Saturday ONLY, located at the corner of Flushing Ave. and Navy St., right off Exit 29 from Interstate 278, near the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Street parking around the park is available, though get there early for the best parking. REGISTRATION & FEES: Registration will take place at the rental house on Friday night (939 BEDFORD AVE, BROOKLYN)from 7 to 10 PM and NYFA members? houses. Late registration will take place on Saturday morning at the event site. Open Competitors- $45 Intermediate Competitors- $25 All competitors will receive a player?s pack with a t-shirt. Non- competitors can receive a player?s pack for $15. SCHEDULES (Subject to change): NET SCHEDULE: SAT: 8:30 AM Net set-up, late registration, & warm up 9:45 AM Net players meeting 10:00 AM Open & Int Singles 2:00 PM Open & Int Doubles SUN: 12:00 PM Open & Int Singles winners bracket & consolation 1:00 PM Open & Int Doubles winners bracket & consolation 2:00 PM Open Singles Final 3:00 PM Open Doubles Final FREESTYLE SCHEDULE: SAT: 1:30 PM Int Routines- Prelims 2:30 PM Int Circle- Prelims 3:30 PM Open Routines- Prelims 4:30 PM Open Circle- Prelims SUN: 12:00 PM Int. Routines- Finals 12:30 PM Int. Circle- Finals 2:00 PM Open Routines- Finals 3:00 PM Open Circle- Finals Awards ceremony on site immediately following completion of last event LODGING: Once again, we have a rental house at 939 BEDFORD AVE., BROOKLYN. PLEASE CONTACT TED OR ME ASAP IF YOU WANT TO STAY AT THE HOUSE. It's $40/night with Saturday night pasta dinner included. All beds may be spoken for at this point so we suggest you bring a sleeping bag.