The 17th


August 5-11, 1996
Montréal, Québec, Canada

The World Footbag Championships is an annual event, which celebrated its 17th anniversary in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The event was a remarkable success, with coverage from ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and large crowds at an action-packed finals day at La Ronde amusement park.


A press release, follow-up article in Footbag World Magazine, and some photographs will be published here soon (so check back, or watch the What's New page on Footbag WorldWide).

Click HERE to see the RESULTS of each event.

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Original Announcement

The following was the original information published for players and fans prior to the event:

Pre-Worlds Magazine Article

The electronic version of the Worlds Article that appeared in the latest issue of Footbag World Magazine is now on-line. This article has a great deal of information for anyone considering attending the event (either as a spectator or as a competitor). The actual magazine is going to be on-line soon, but for now, we have put the article text on-line for your reference. CLICK HERE to read the article!

Travel Information

Oaks Travel -- official travel agent
Group and individual personalized and discounted air travel and rental cars.
Contact: Charles Shaffer (or any other agent if not available)
Phone: 1 (800) 359-6694 (or 408-253-8200 in Northern California)
Fax: 1 (408) 253-0597
Mention the World Footbag Championships. Guaranteed lowest fares.

Lodging Information

Nouvel Hotel -- downtown Montréal
Contact: Ms. Virginie Cousin (pronounced "Veer-zhi-nee' Koo-zan'")
Phone: 1 (800) 363-6063
Fax: 1 (514) 931-3233
Rate: $79 CDN (approximately $55 US) per night, up to 4 people per room at no extra charge.
Mention the World Footbag Championships when making your reservation.
Please copy your reservation to P. J. Daigle at

Competitor Information

If you are interested in competing in the World Championships, you can print out the OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM and fill it out and mail it in via the postal service (i.e., not via e-mail).

The complete PLAYER'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS is also on-line for your reference. Note that this information is preliminary and subject to change by tournament officials at check-in.

For any questions regarding this or other information, contact the World Footbag Championships organizing committee at <>.

Frequently-Asked Questions

Do spectators need to pay to see the event?

No. The World Championships is free to spectators. All of the preliminary rounds (except freestyle) will be held in a public park (La Plaine des Jeux). Anyone can come check them out. The freestyle rounds (see schedule) and all finals will be held inside the amusement park (La Ronde) which normally charges an entry fee. However, if you are coming specifically to see the World Championships, you can get a free pass to La Ronde for the entire week -- to get your free pass, show up at late registration (even if you're just a spectator) or write Martin Côté. We have a limited supply of La Ronde passes, so competitors, staff, and their family get priority, and then it's first-come, first-served.

How far is the hotel from the airport?

15-20 minute ride downtown. Approximately CDN $25 fixed fee. Not charged by the number of people in the taxi. The shuttle bus will drop you in front of the hotel (if requested) and costs about half the price of a taxi.

How do I get from the host hotel to the site?

La Plaine des Jeux is a 5 minute walk from the Ile Ste. Hélène metro (subway) stop. There is a free shuttle bus to La Ronde from the Ile Ste. Hélène metro. After the freestyle events at La Ronde on Thursday, Friday, Saturday -- the bus returns to a different metro station which means one line to the hotel (2 blocks away). Use of the metro will probably take 45 - 60 minutes maximum in each direction, but a car is definitely more direct. By car in non-rush hours will take 20-30 minutes plus you have the cost of parking on the Island ($7/day although registered competitors and staff receive free parking) and the hotel ($9/day -- we may have a special arrangement for free parking for guests at the hotel). You should be able to find free overnight street parking near the hotel. Just remember to remove all items visible to possible thieves. Montreal is a very safe city if you use street sense, but we're known as the car theft capital.

How much is Metro fare?

CDN $1.75 per ticket -or 6 for $7.75 (1.29 1/6 cents each)

What are the hours of public transportation in Montréal and how often do the trains run?

During the week until 12:45 a.m. and on weekends until 1:30 a.m. First train around 6:30 a.m. Trains run very frequently.

On-Line Info on Previous World Championships

You can obtain information and results from previous World Footbag Championships by going to any of the pages below:

For more information, contact the Association Québécoise de Aqi-Footbag by sending e-mail to

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