--==2012 US OPEN==-- Official Thread

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--==2012 US OPEN==-- Official Thread

Post by sidekick » 28 Mar 2012 11:35

Sole Purpose Footbag Group is proud to present:

THE 2012 US OPEN FOOTBAG COMPETITION

hosted in

BEAUTIFUL PORTLAND OREGON

This will be a weekend event starting August 25th in Portland OR, and there will be only one day of competiton, which is saturday. The second day is a player shred day, as this competition is being geared towards the players.

http://www.footbag.org/events/show/1335148163

Attendance list so far:
* denotes not confirmed

Jim Penske 2011 US Champion
Mark Monistere 2011 East Coast Champion
Larry Workman 2011 US Intermediate Champion
Ken Somolinos 2011, 2012 Vegas Jam Poker Champion
Mike Green
Kenar
Waylon Lew*
Brian Sherrill (and probably the rest of the Stanford crew)
Zac Miley*
Nathan Anderson*
David Beyers
Will Digges*

Portland
Gordon Bevier
Nick Landes
Red Husted
Joe Karasek
Chris Dean
Evan Lovely
Sam Colclough
Nate Linscott
Brian Cooper

Seattle
Justin Dale
Reilley Adamson
Dan, Scott, and the rest of the Seattle Crew*

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Promo Video soon to come, stay tuned modified :)
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Post by C-Fan » 28 Mar 2012 12:57

Will routines be only one round?

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Post by rjadamson » 28 Mar 2012 13:06

I am so excited. Seattle should be there in full force. Since we should have a strong showing (and a relatively short commute) we'll look into going the hotel route to avoid hogging all of the floor space. Thanks so much for doing this!

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Post by worldbound » 28 Mar 2012 13:38

Great time of year! Phoenix will be in full hell mode. I will be there.
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Post by Jazzkid » 28 Mar 2012 13:58

I don't know if and when I will know for sure , but I really want to go to this
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Post by boats » 28 Mar 2012 19:19

somebody's going on vacation. this guy. that is the only time of the year that i have off from school and work combined! probs going to go for at least a week! yes yes yes!

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Post by cd » 28 Mar 2012 19:40

We have a nice park lined up in SE Portland, and some fun plans. It's going to be decent. You won't want to miss it.
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Post by C-Fan » 29 Mar 2012 05:13

cd wrote: It's going to be decent.
No short shorts? :(

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Post by xsisbest » 01 Apr 2012 11:59

yah a definite date so I can plan! And only 3.5 hour drive :D
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Post by C-Fan » 02 Apr 2012 14:05

I'm 95% certain to be there.

Will routines be only one round? If so, I vote to have routines before circle, since circle is draining and it'd be tough to do routines after circle. Just my 2 cents.

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Post by sidekick » 02 Apr 2012 19:26

Thank you for your concern Ken, so to address your question:

1) Yes, there is only one round of routines
2) Yes, they will be before circle, and after a good amount of time to warm up. Routines and player happiniess is our main focus :)
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Post by C-Fan » 03 Apr 2012 06:53

cd wrote:We have a nice park lined up in SE Portland .
What's the park's address? I'm already looking to book hotels. Will it be near public transport? Will there be a host hotel? Can you tell I'm already excited to go?

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Post by brianbear » 03 Apr 2012 10:05

I can't wait, although I am dreading the 10ish hour long drive :/
I plan on making quite a pimp routine.
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Post by worldbound » 03 Apr 2012 10:09

Southeast Portland is 10 hours from Frisco?

*checks map*

I think you are closer to Mexico than you are to Portland 8O
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Post by cd » 03 Apr 2012 12:50

C-Fan wrote: What's the park's address? I'm already looking to book hotels. Will it be near public transport? Will there be a host hotel? Can you tell I'm already excited to go?
The event is at Colonel Summers Park, located at SE Belmont and 20th. Many of us live in this neighborhood and there will be space available in addition to the hotel options. Yes the park is near public transport. It's a central location in SE Portland, sandwiched in between Hawthorne and Belmont which both run active bus lines. There's no host hotel yet. I just finished a couple important tasks with the parks & recreation people, so this is next on the list. And yes, I can tell you're already excited. :)
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Post by C-Fan » 03 Apr 2012 13:01

cd wrote:I just finished a couple important tasks with the parks & recreation people,
I just imagined you having a heated argument with Ron Swanson on the phone, slamming down the receiver in anger, and then methodically placing a "check" next to that item on your checklist on a notepad. :)

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Post by cd » 03 Apr 2012 14:29

That's actually quite close to what really happened. Except I cross things off lists instead of placing a check next to them.
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Post by Jazzkid » 04 Apr 2012 13:13

If anyone could let me stay with them ....that would help me alot as far as being able to come
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Post by cd » 04 Apr 2012 17:04

Mark, you can count on staying with one of us. We will be able to offer a good amount of crash space to those who need it.

For anyone getting a hotel room, two close ones are Jupiter Hotel and Eastside Lodge. Jupiter is the nicer of the two starting at about $130/night. Eastside Lounge is a standard cheap motel at about $75/night. They're a block from each other and about a mile from the park.

If lots of people are getting hotel rooms, I can look into group rates at either of these places but we're guessing most people will want crash space.
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Post by Kenar » 04 Apr 2012 21:53

Nick -- I'm looking forward to coming to Portland for the Open. One question -- when are you going to post this on footbag.org??

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