25th Midwest Regionals Tournament & New Year's Jam

Tournament Results

25th Midwest Regionals Tournament & New Year's Jam


Scott Davidson

E-mail: enlightener@footbag.org
Phone: Email for current #
~600 Harrison
Oak Park, IL
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Events Offered:
 Singles Freestyle Routines (Open/Pro 2:00 minute, Intermediate 1:00 minute), 
Circle Competition
Freestyle Jam Contest (Novice), 
Consecutive Challenge (Novice) 

Results for 25th Midwest Regionals Tournament & New Year's Jam (2009)

Open Singles Routines:

  1. Milan Benda (Czech Republic)
  2. Scott Davidson (USA)
  3. Ken Somolinos (USA)

Open Circle Contest:

  1. Ken Somolinos (USA)
  2. Milan Benda (Czech Republic)
  3. Reid Strellner (USA)
  4. Matt Kemmer (USA)

Manually Entered Results

Thanks to our Sponsors - World Footbag Association www.worldfootbag.com, Freedom
www.freedomfootbags.com, www.kickforhealth.org, BRAT, Chicago's Mayors Office of
Special Events, 
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.

Event Details:
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:
 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 
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!

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...

See ya there!

Scott Davidson
Created Sunday, October 11th, 2009, 06:53am (PDT); last update Sunday, January 10th, 2010, 01:33pm (PST).
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