Singles Freestyle Routines (Open/Pro 2:00 minute, Intermediate 1:00 minute), Circle Competition Freestyle Jam Contest (Novice), Consecutive Challenge (Novice)
Thanks to our Sponsors - World Footbag Association www.worldfootbag.com, Freedom Footbags www.freedomfootbags.com, www.kickforhealth.org, BRAT, Chicago's Mayors Office of Special Events, Kolo Sports, CIC and all the people who made this another event to remember! We introduced footbag to hundreds of interested onlookers during this event! Midwest Regional Footbag Championships Results: Open Singles Footbag Freestyle Routines: 1st Place - Milan Benda 2nd Place - Scott Davidson 3rd Place - Ken Somolinos Open Circle Contest: 1st Place - Ken Somolinos 2nd Place - Milan Benda 3rd Place - Reid Strellner 4th Place - Matt Kemmer Novice Consecutive Contest: Alex Davidson - 32 (and personal best of 102) Intermediate Footbag Freestyle Routines: 1st Place - Joe Michels 2nd Place - Cory Allen Intermediate Circle Contest: 1st Place - Joe Michels 2nd Place - Matt Mueller 3rd Place - Cory Allen 4th Place - Freddy Noinaj I plan to post the Request Contest results that took place in the after-shred room as soon as I get the official word. Thanks for your patience.
New Years Jam & Footbag Tournament run concurrently. Net is cancelled due to lack of carpet this year. Sorry. If anyone has artificial flooring, bring it, as we have no carpet this year at the McCormick Place site. Fun. Jams and free shredding. Interactive Zone with Chicago Sports Fest where we interact with youth from Chicago, and introduce them to the sport of footbag. Our goal is to hand out a free footbag to everyone who comes through our booth. (~500 footbags, need donations if you can) 10AM to 4PM Both Days at McCormick Place Site (NYJ and 25thMWRFC run concurrently) 25th Annual Midwest Regional Footbag Championships - December 27-28, 2008 -Sunday and Monday -Free to All Spectators! -Rooms at the Hyatt (not a requirement), usually $300+, only $89ish (See details below.) Enter this competition (25th MWRFBC), and compete in these events: -Freestyle Routines (Open & Intermediate) -:30 Second Shred (Open & Intermediate) -Freestyle Jam Contest (Novice), -Consecutive Challenge (Novice), This year's event takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago (as a part of "Chicago Sports Fest" - New name for event, and now only 2 days long), Illinois on December 27th and 28th. This event also runs concurrently with the New Years Jam Footbag event. Our host, the Chicago Sports Fest is an event designed to introduce all kinds of sports to the general public, and each sport has an interactive area where kids can try them out. Some sports also have major tournaments going on, such as Volleyball, Soccer and 3-on-3 Basketball, and of course, footbag. With Free Admission and discounted parking for the event, this is a great event to bring the family to. I want to thank the generous sponsors who I anticipate will be on board this year: Freedom Footbags, footbag.org and Foot-C Net. Regardless of whether they sponsor the event, we are greatful that they have shown such consistent support of the sport of footbag over the years, and I believe they deserve such recognition. 25th Annual Midwest Regional Footbag Championships - EVENT SCHEDULE: -Sunday: :30 Second Shred, Doubles footbag net -Monday: Freestyle Routines, Doubles footbag net Novice Tricks & Consecutives Challenge Prize Money Event - Midwest Regionals NYJ Schedule: -Sunday: Youth Outreach, Jam all day Jam all night too, at Hyatt -Monday: Youth Outreach, Jam all day Jam all night too, at Hyatt Hotel Info: HYATT REGENCY McCORMICK PLACE 2233 S. Martin L. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616-9985 Connected to the event site through tunnels, this hotel is an AWESOME deal for only $89ish a night! Be sure to tell them you are with the "Chicago Sports Fest". Last year, there were NO rooms available at the last minute... so call them direct NOW at: Tel: +1 312 567 1234 and ask for Reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as someone making reservations for the Chicago Sports Fest to get the super-low rate! http://mccormickplace.hyatt.com/property/index.jhtml If the footbag.org/events website doesn't answer your questions, contact me directly. Check modified.in for discussion about this NYJ, our host event... http://modified.in/footbag/viewtopic.php?t=20609&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 See ya there! Scott Davidson enlightener