37th Annual East Coast Footbag Championships

Event Listing

37th Annual East Coast Footbag Championships


Theodore J. Fritsch

E-mail: yyz12428@yahoo.com
Alias: yyz@footbag.org
Phone: 908-347-3540
p.o. box 718
Ellenville, NY

Jim Hankins

E-mail: jhankins44@gmail.com
Alias: Hammer@footbag.org
Phone: 732-648-7173
78 Brighton Way
North Brunswick, NJ
Van Cortland Park
New York City, New York, USA
Events Offered:
Net and Freestyle
The New York Footbag Association (NYFA) is proud to present the 37th Annual East Coast Footbag Championships from New York City! This is our eighth straight year in NYC! EVENT CONTACTS: Ted Fritsch (Tournament Director): 908-347-3540, yyz12428@yahoo.com; Jim Hankins (Net Director/Organizer): 732-648-7173, jhankins44@gmail.com; Jon Schneider (Freestyle Director): 908-872-6707
Event Details:

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 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.


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 (dolercoaster@gmail.com) may also have some crash space at his 
place in Brooklyn. To ask about the Airbnb or other lodging options, please 
contact Ted.


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-
can receive a player’s 
pack for $15.


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

10:00 AM Open & Int Singles winners bracket & consolation
11:00 PM Open & Int Doubles winners bracket & consolation
1:00 PM Open Singles Final
3:30 PM Open Doubles Final

1:30 PM Int Routines- Prelims
2:30 PM Int Circle- Prelims
3:30 PM Open Routines- Prelims
4:30 PM Open Circle- Prelims
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.

We will find a location for a player’s dinner on Saturday night dinner (
(location TBD).
Created Sunday, March 17th, 2019, 04:34pm (PDT); last update Wednesday, August 14th, 2019, 01:10pm (PDT).
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