Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The 2009 Windy City Cup Rocks Chicago!

Well, we've got another Windy City Cup under our belts, and I'd have to say we outdid ourselves from last year. What a great weekend we had! Before I get any further, I want to thank everyone that came out to compete, and I want to express a HUGE thanks to the local crew, especially Tom Whitworth, Zeke Ibardaloza, and Matty Sweeny. We could have never done it with out you guys!!

Navy Pier was gracious enough to host our event again this year. We moved our finals court to the North side of the front circle, where we saw an unbelievable amount of foot traffic. This was by far the best tournament I've ever had the pleasure of being involved with. Excellent work by the entire CLCK crew!!

Here's the results...
1. Jeremy Mirken (congrats JerBear!!)
2. Cory Current
3. Walt Houston
4. Ben Alston
5. Tom Whitworth
6. Zeke Ibardaloza
7. Sam Gregory
8. Jack Harris (s)
9. Jake DeClercq
10. Scot Hansen
11. Josh DeClercq

1. PT Lovern and Manu Bouchard
2. Jeremy Mirken and Jack Harris
3. Walt Houston and Ben Alston
4. Cory Current and Scot Hansen
5. Tom Whitworth and Zeke Ibardaloza
6. Josh DeClercq and Jake DeClercq
7. Sam Gregory and Bryan Nelson (s)

Congrats to PT and Manu- the new Windy City Cup Champions!

Thanks again to all that made the trip, to Navy Pier for hosting us, and to our sponsors: Fancy Footworks, ProKicker Footbags, The Store til 4, Communications Direct, and Chicago Scenic Studios, who once again provided the most bad ass labor crew and bleacher set-up ever seen at a footbag event. Oh, and one more time for Zeke and Tommy- you guys rock!

There will be more pictures to follow, I'm sure....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Zeke Bitches About Net, June 09

Summer is back in Chicago! Finally. After a fairly productive spring, I'm looking forward to playing as much as possible this season and recruiting new players. Instead of tracking progress for the entire summer, this entry and subsequent comments will just be about the month of June. I'll start a new post next month.

With Windy City Cup just around the corner I need to focus on training more and warming up properly before sessions. I also need to arrive early to do a full warm up since we tend to rush to play as many games as possible before getting back to more important obligations. There are a few new possible recruits and a couple old ones that I need to keep contact with. At WCC I need to pick up a few more bags and get the new guys to buy some as well if they really want to get into the sport.

I update a few web pages. I have lots of older low res photos on footbag.org. Below is a sample of my footbag content on Flickr. The majority will be photos but I will occasionally upload some of video of my training. Most of them are unedited clips but I may make something a bit more viewer friendly when time permits. I have a videos on YouTube too.

As always, feel free to drop the proverbial line and comment on anything.