Player Check in
Saturday, July 31st, 5pm to 7pm & Sunday (Final Check in for Singles Net, except for Women’s, Freestyle welcome), Aug. 1st, 5pm to 8pm and Monday (Final Check in for all Doubles Net, Women’s Singles, Freestyle welcome), Aug. 2th 9am to 10pm (Final freestyle Check in) at Marriott Hotel Lobby. Proceed to the main lobby and follow the registration signs. Make sure all paperwork is filled out prior to arrival to ensure a speedy check-in for all participants. Get Registration Form and Waivers here: Registration Form Waivers
Every Athlete Competing and visiting as a non-competitor in the 2010 IFPA World Footbag Championships will need to receive a wristband credential that allows you access to the sports complex and all footbag related activities. There will be only one wristband issued to each player and Non Competitor. So take care and don’t lose your wristband.
For the safety of all our people, we want to have a way to account for who is in the building. So we will be issuing wristbands (WB) for all entrant. We will use 3 different colors. One of each; Players (w/ entry fee), Staff (w/ entry fee), Guests ($40/WB/week).
Player’s guests will have place on players registration form to reserve wristbands. This will give us a count of who is coming so we can prepare. This wristband MUST be warn EVERY time you are in the complex.
We are staying at the Marriott City Center, Oakland, California. Broadway and 11th St. This is the new revitalized downtown district of Oakland surrounded with shops, coffee shops and restaurants. The 12th St/City Center Bart Station is right outside the Marriott’s front door lending direct access to downtown San Francisco.
$113.03 per night room rates including Tax and service charge if booked before July 18st, 2010. 4 persons to a room or $28.36 each per night. To receive these room rate you must reserve your room by July 18. It would be nice if everyone reserved rooms at the Marriott because we have blocks of rooms reserved and the accounting of those rooms will be easier. We have a two day window on either side of our event where the same event room pricing will apply. We can be one big community for a week.
Note: The Marriott City Center is attached to the Oakland Convention Center as one big complex. Players don’t have to go outside to go from their rooms to the event.
For reservations click here: Oakland Marriott City Center
(Rooms can be reserved 3 days before and/or 3 days after the 7/31/10 thru 8/9/10 defaulted date range.)
The following reservation code will be automatically plugged into the reservation form: wfcwfca
Please contact the Marriott directly for any questions concerning your room reservations.
Funding Your Trip Ideas
Want to earn money for getting to the worlds or just for your local footbag club on an annual basis and at the same time help the Worlds? Tim Vozar, Hall of Fame member has setup fundraising with the Worlds Finest Chocolate company, so that you can make money to attend the worlds or just help raise money for your local footbag club. Please contact Tim Vozar at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Tim has made $500.00 in just one month of selling the chocolates in Houston TX.
I suggest everyone research airline options and fares so you can best find a deal that works for you and your travel needs. These airlines below could help you or not. Beware that we are not asking you to use these options, just look and see if they can help you in any way. /
Southwest Airlines always has great fares to Oakland International Airport. Go to : Southwest Airlines/
American Airlines and their “Worldone” partners are offering a discount of 5% off airfare. Go to : American Airlines/ use the code: A4870BI. Below is a list of AA’s current oneworld partner airlines: AA – American Airlines, AY – Finnair, BA – British Airways, CX – Cathay Pacific, IB – Iberia, JL – Japan Airlines, LA – Lan Airlines, QF – Qantas, MA – Malev Hungarian, RJ – Royal Jordanian, KA – Dragonair, MX – Mexicana, One of your flight legs need to be on AA.
Public Tickets into the Oakland Convention Center can be purchased at the gate. Day passes will get you into the complex for all the events which will all be going at once. Public Ticket Prices: Day Pass, $10 Adults, Child (3-12)free. Note: Event participants other than competitors (Parents, Girlfriend, friends) need to purchase their tickets through IFPA to be eligible for large week long discount.
What you can and cannot bring onto the convention center floor
Things you can bring into the Convention Center:
- Anyone can bring coolers filled with goodies.
- You can have drinks in plastic bottles, food, ice, etc…
- Spectators are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs. Please NO TENTS/CHAIRS LEFT OVERNIGHT!
Things you can’t bring into the Convention Center:
- Alcohol – All Alcohol will be prohibited inside the convention halls unless during a designated function.
- Glass Bottles
- No Smoking
- Illegal Drugs
- Violation of Drug and Alcohol polices will warrant ejection from event.
Footbag Town will be open for business. Footbags, shirts, hats, snacks and stuff. Concession stands will be open at the fields and in the Convention Center.
Airport Transportation: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) – Players staying at the Marriott Hotel can ride on BART from the airport (SFO and Oakland International) directly to the Marriott Hotel (12st/City Center Station, exit to 11th St.). See MAPS page for a BART system map.
From Oakland International Airport: We want to get on Bart. Take AirBart($3 Cash bus ride)to Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART station. Buy a ticket to ride Bart to the 12th St/Oakland City Center station ($1.75 each way, or you can buy both directions at once for $3.50). Hop on the Richmond line and get off at 12th St/Oakland City Center (11 minutes). Go to the 11th St. exit and the Marriott Hotel is right in front of you. Welcome.
From San Francisco International Airport: We want to get on Bart. The SFO Airport BART station is in the airport so go there. Buy a ticket to ride Bart to the 12th St/Oakland City Center station ($8.40 each way, or you can buy both directions at once for $16.80). Hop on the Pittsberg/Bay Point line and get off at 12th St/Oakland City Center (43 minutes). Go to the 11th St. exit and the Marriott Hotel is right in front of you. Welcome.
From San Jose International Airport: We want to get on Bart in Fremont. Take a to Bart shuttle($? Cash bus ride)to Fremont BART station. Buy a ticket to ride Bart to the 12th St/Oakland City Center station ($4.00 each way, or you can buy both directions at once for $8.00). Hop on the Richmond line and get off at 12th St/Oakland City Center (37 minutes). Go to the 11th St. exit and the Marriott Hotel is right in front of you. Welcome.
Rent a Car: No real need to rent a car unless you want one. With Bart just outside the Marriott, there is access to the entire Bay Area. SF is 14 minutes away. Also parking fee is $20 per day at the Marriott. But if you do, Consider renting a car. You can get your own car or group up with others to make cheaper. Rental cars in San Francisco Bay Area are inexpensive and we have discounts from several Rental car companies.
Parking at the Marriott hotel costs $20 each day.
Hall of Fame Ceremony
The Footbag Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held Monday evening after the Opening Ceremony. There will be party to follow.
The Oakland Convention Center will be the site of the 2010 IFPA World Footbag Championship Showcase Events August 5th, 6th and 7th. Qualifiers will compete for 2010 World Footbag Titles. Friday night will be the Freestyle Routine Finals followed by the Footbag Net Doubles Semi-finals then the Singles final to round out the show. Saturday night features the Footbag Net Doubles Finals and a Champions Freestyle Showcase.
Standard Footbag Net Scoring applies. Last year before GSM starts.
Note: Open Singles brackets will be single elimination. No pool play for singles. Doubles have pools and single elimination brackets are usual.
Venues, court surfaces
Qualifying Net rounds will be played on Laney College Athletic Field where the court surface is grass. There are several shade structures across the net site.
The grass is nice and well maintained by the Laney College.
This site is going to be hot and sunny and nice to play in. Ample water and some shade will be provided across the field to help players with their hydration. You will want to have a hat and even an umbrella to help shade yourself. Bring your own shade structures too. Bring some food for energy. Be prepared!
To protect the World Championship run from the outside conditions, the Net Championship bracket will be played in the Convention Center West Hall where the playing surface will be a sport court.
Outdoor Net Sets
We will be using Jimmy-C nets sets on grass for the qualifying and consolation matches.
The Net Directors are trying to confirm availability of around 16 net sets. If you are coming to Worlds and can bring one or more net sets please email me to confirmation. We will have lines painted so ropes are not necessary. When you deliver your net to the Net Directors in Oakland they will mark every piece of your set to make sure that you get back exactly what you brought at the end of the tournament. Please contact email@example.com if you can bring a net set.
All net players competing in this tournament will wear uniforms in all their matches. Please place your countries flag patch behind your neck. Also teams competing in doubles events should have matching uniforms. It is enough to have matching shirts. If this is a problem for players registered without a partner, the tournament organization is willing to help.
Refereeing in qualifying matches
All matches in qualifying pools should be refereed by a player in same pool. Players playing in a match do the line judging themselves and the head judge is there for making the calls in case of conflicts. The head judge will also be judging net fouls and contact fouls. Also, the head judge is responsible for getting the match going in time and informing the results to the tournament staff.
The net bags
We will be using 32 panel (Juice,Impact,Blizzard to name a few) footbags in every net match. Footbags will be provided by the players or tournament director.
Coming and Going
Players should inform the tournament staff at the venues when they arrive to the site and especially when they leave. This is very important in order to staying on schedule and also conflicts and uncertainty. When leaving the site, even just for a while, it is important to know where the players have gone and when they are coming back. Matches will be scheduled and players expected to be there and ready to play. Missing a match time will result in disqualification.
Footbag Net Conferences
Future of Footbag Net Conference
TBA. We will be hosting a meeting over the future of footbag net. Our host is WFA Champion and Hall of Famer Chris Ott. Submit your topics to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org . The location for this conference will be announced.
Clinic on GSM Scoring System
TBA. All footbag net players are invited. A clinic to help with the transition to a new footbag net scoring system. GSM (Game, Set, Match) is the future of footbag net. The reality is that our sport has evolved into a game where the receiving team has the rally advantage and wins most of the rallys. This doesn’t work with a side out game anymore. So here comes GSM to make the game more exciting and competitive.
For us long time footbag net players, this is a big change in format and a change in how the games and matches will be played. Playing the game of footbag net will not change. All rules and concepts of play will stay as written within the IFC Rule Book. The change will come in playing Strategies. How to best combat the new hurdles and nuances of the GSM system. How to save and spend your energy. How to break your opponent’s return of serve. How to improve your serve to battle efficiently. These will be different than the past and will take us time to perfect. Be patient and work on it as our sport will benefit big time in the end.
Venues, Freestyle Arena surface
Preliminary Freestyle will be played in the Oakland Convention Center’s East Hall starting Monday where the surface is carpet for qualifying and Finals. There is plenty of room to play and practice inside the convention hall or you can go outside and play in Ogawa Plaza to enjoy the sun.
Music to be used at this event and in the convention hall has to be of an innocent nature. Music with profanities, racism, battery or other inappropriate lyrics is not allowed or tolerated by the IFPA or event producers. Players found competing with such music will be disqualified from the event. IFPA hold the right to pull the plug on any routine with inappropriate music. Be warned. If you have music that is close to the edge, pick something else to keep in standing with our surroundings and IFPA rules. Copyright approval not required.
Shred 30 rules
In shred 30 the goal is to reach as high score as possible. No top limit is involved. The player’s score will be counted according to a formula: adds + (uniques * add ratio), where adds mean the total number of adds you manage to hit in 30 seconds, uniques mean the amount of different unique moves you will hit and add ratio comes from a formula: adds/contacts. there will not be any limit for contacts.
The scoring starts when a player hits/tries to hit his first visible move (basically first 3 add move or higher). For example toe->clip->ripwalk, where ripwalk is the first visible move and toe->clip are preparing moves. If a player drops preparing move it is counted as a drop and time starts from there. Also limit for preparing moves is two. If player hits toe->clip->clip then time starts from the second clipper. All drops/hand catches will be counted as 0 add contacts. Time starts from first contact/attempted contact.
More specific rules
- Only 3 add moves and higher will be counted as unique tricks. Adds will be counted normally from every trick even if it is 1 or 2 add move
- Drops are not uniques
- No x-dex will be used
- Barfly, paradon, double over down and down double down all ending to same side clipper are only one unique trick (and their symposium versions too). Also reaper and double switch over will be same trick. So setting surface doesn’t make more uniques in those tricks. Means also that hand toss dod is equal to normal dod and therefore not a unique trick.This rule has no affect on moves with a set! fairy ss butterfly<->tapping butterfly are still two unique moves, because they have different sets (fairy<->tapping). Also paradon and tapping butterfly are 2 unique tricks.
- The last move of your run will be the one last *set* before the buzzer.
Freestyle Judges Meeting
The freestyle judges’ meeting will take place in the Footbag Room. Date and time to be announced soon.
“Please bring your music on CD, preferably in mp3 format. You will have to turn in your music for ALL rounds at the Registration desk on-site”
Footbag Freestyle Conference
Future of Footbag Freestyle Conference
We will be hosting a meeting over the future of footbag freestyle. Our host is TBA. Submit your topics to TBA. The location for this conference TBA.
IFPA Convention Meetings
IFPA Membership Meeting:
TBA. All IFPA members are invited.
IFC Rules Meeting:
TBA. All IFC members are invited.
IFPA World Regional Meeting:
TBA. All IFPA Regional leaders are invited. For the IFPA to truly become the world leader, it needs to pay attention to the worlds needs. Different regions across the world have different needs and are in different stages of their footbag evolution. By creating IFPA World Regional Committees, The IFPA can truly become a global leader. Now there will be a watchdog committee in every corner of the world to help develop and nurture footbag into our future.
To become Olympic eligible, Footbag Sports needs to have 144 register national bodies participating and competing. This Committee’s purpose is to grow the sport of footbag and create national associations and federations to represent all the nations of the world. Olympics here we come.