Net and Freestyle
NET: Open Singles Net: 1st - Kenny Shults (USA) 2nd - Jeremy Mirken (USA) 3rd - Dan Greer (USA) 4th - Jasper Shults (USA) 5th - Tony Ritz (USA) 6th - Jim Thao (USA) Open Doubles Net: 1st - Kenny Shults (USA)/Emmanuel Bouchard (Canada) 2nd - Dan Greer (USA)/Chris Seibert (USA) 3rd - Jeremy Mirken (USA)/Jim Thao (USA) 4th - Tony Ritz (USA)/Jim Hankins (USA) 5th - Jasper Shults (USA)/Ted Fritsch (USA) 6th - Heather Thomas (USA)/Brandy Seiler (USA) Intermediate Doubles: 1st - Drew Martin (USA)/Paul Blair (USA) Mixed Doubles: 1st - Dan Greer (USA)/Heather Thomas (USA) 2nd - Chris Seibert (USA)/Brandy Seiler (USA) 3rd - Jim Thao (USA)/Nori Daigle (Canada) 4th - Tony Ritz (USA)/Wendy Parsons (USA) FREESYLE: Intermediate Freestyle Routines: 1st - Anthony "Tony" Ritz (USA) Open Freestyle Routines: 1st - Kevin Hogan (USA) 2nd - Matthew Kemmer (USA) 3rd - Nathan Bonslaver (USA) 4th - Benjamin Babyak (USA) Open Freestyle Circle Contest: 1st - Nathan Bonslaver (USA) 2nd - Peter Bowler (USA) 3rd - Dante Diotallevi (Canada) 4th - Matthew Kemmer (USA) 5th - Kevin Hogan (USA) 6th - Josh Gayhart (USA) 7th - Paul Cronjaeger (Germany) 7th - David Beyers (USA) 7th - Benjamin Babyak (USA) (3-way tie for 7th) Request Contest: 1st - Dante Diotallevi (Canada)
LOCATION: The tournament will be held at VAN CORTLANDT PARK in the northern Bronx, near Yonkers, NY. This large NYC park has several playing fields and is across the street from Manhattan College. Both net and freestyle will be played at the south end of the main park, near the corner of Broadway and Van Cortland Park South. The net site will be the baseball field behind the stadium track. The freestyle site will be the adjacent southwest playground annex (large, paved, fenced area that we have all to ourselves). These are the same locations we had last year. The event location is easily accessible by car from I-95 (a few miles north of the George Washington Bridge), I-87, and Route 9A. There’s a NYC subway station right next to the park (the last stop on the “1” line- 242nd St). The New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo are also only a few minute's drive away. Street parking is available along Broadway and the nearby side streets. Most parking is free but watch out for parking meters with time limits on parking on Broadway. It’s best to arrive early to find parking as the park is usually busy and parking spaces can fill up quickly. LODGING: Ted Fritsch manages his own Airbnb that he has reserved solely for footbaggers this weekend (it can fit 12 people comfortably; up to 15 less comfortably). Small donations are welcome ($10 suggested, or whatever you can give) to help offset Airbnb's administrative costs. Ted’s Airbnb is located at 22 Pier St, Yonkers, NY (less than 15 minutes from the site). Please contact Ted via phone, email, or FB messenger if you’d like to stay there. Preference will be given to those with the longest / most expensive trips to New York. There are a few hotel options available within a 15 minute drive from the park. Avoid off-brand hotels next to the site. Name brand hotels are not the cheapest but are likely the safest bets. These include the Hampton Inn- Dobbs Ferry, Ramada Inn-Yonkers, and Holiday Inn in Fort Lee, NJ (across the GWB bridge). Bruce Dole (firstname.lastname@example.org) may also have some crash space at his place in Brooklyn. To ask about the Airbnb or other lodging options, please contact Ted. REGISTRATION & FEES: Registration will take place on Saturday morning at the event site, at the freestyle area pop-up tent. Open Competitors: $45 Intermediate Competitors: $25 Novice & Non-Competitors: $15 (Non-competitors will receive a players pack) All competitors will receive a player’s pack with a t-shirt. SCHEDULES (Subject to change by the directors, if necessary): NET SCHEDULE: SATURDAY: 8:30 AM Net set-up, registration, & warm up 9:45 AM Net players meeting 10:00 AM Open & Int Singles 3:00 PM Open & Int Doubles SUNDAY: 10:00 AM Open & Int Singles winners bracket & consolation 11:00 AM Open & Int Doubles winners bracket & consolation 1:00 PM Open Singles Final 3:30 PM Open Doubles Final FREESTYLE SCHEDULE: SATURDAY: 1:30 PM Int Routines- Prelims 2:30 PM Int Circle- Prelims 3:30 PM Open Routines- Prelims 4:30 PM Open Circle- Prelims SUNDAY: 11:30 PM Int. Routines- Finals 12:00 PM Int. Circle- Finals 1:30 PM Open Routines- Finals 2:30 PM Open Circle- Finals Awards ceremony on site immediately following completion of last event. Saturday night dinner will be at Ted's Airbnb apartment (22 Pier St., Yonkers, less than 15 minutes from the site).