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FF:NSW Handball Tournament 07

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Sai-Mera_Saa, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. Sai-Mera_Saa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2002
    star 4
    Hello again. I'm back attempting to play organising-person. I have no idea why.

    So anyway, after the (partial) success of laser tag, I've decided to organise a handball tournament. (And no, Shad will not be allowed to wear a vest lest it tries to cheat again.)

    Because it's late and I'm sleep deprived (see above), I will not try to think hard enough to propose dates or venues tonight. However, I'm aiming for early March, so that should give me enough time to be more semi-organised than last time.

    What I'm looking for at the moment, is (you guessed it) expressions of interest from those who might want to participate in a handball tourney on a Sunday (yes, that said Sunday) in the first half of March, probably in the North West of Sydney. This will not cost money or require you to wear closed toe shoes, but you will still have the opportunity to beat Shad at something, so it should be easy to sign up.

    I ask for expressions of interest, not because I just happen to like doing that sort of thing, but because I'd like to know if people can a) make a sunday meet and b) be bothered to come to something that isn't in the city or the shire.

    Thank you for once again indulging my attempts at being organised. Stay tuned, more details to come.
  2. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 6
    Shire? You're laying handball at the base of Mount Doom?! :p
  3. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
    He said something that isn't in the city or Shire! :p

    And we like playing things.




    I'm interested, Sai.
  4. The_Scream_Man Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2000
    star 5
    Dude, like u even have to ask!
  5. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
    star 6
    We had meets in the Shire? Nobody told me! :(
  6. slaveone_2 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 1, 2001
    star 5
    Oh I'll be there. You better bring it.
  7. Detonating-Rabbit Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2003
    star 5
    I'm interested, of course! :D But 50/50 as to whether I can. It's on a Sunday, so unless I get a better job between no and then (a possibility) then I would be a no. So put me down as a maybe-yes. ;)
  8. Shadowfire Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 14, 1998
    star 4
    Oh I'll bring it Slavey.





    That's a yes.

  9. hollyinlowercase Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2006
    star 3
    Hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Telpefac Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 5, 2002
    star 2
    I couldn't have put it better myself..

    unless..........

    Are we talking handball, with tennis balls, perhaps against a wall? What about with 'lines' and 'pickups' and 'service'??
  11. Sai-Mera_Saa Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 2002
    star 4
    Awesome! I shall go research somewhere good to play, what sort of tennis ball we can use, what the prize for winning shall be and whether Tel's hair qualifies for entry.

    If anyone has any suggestions for what style tournament it could be, feel free to post them. I have an idea of what I want to do already, but suggestions are always welcome.

    I shall post more info in a few days when I've done that research. I'll get Tyi to change the thread title, so you will be alerted.

    Cheers
  12. mle Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 16, 2003
    star 3
    Ah, the pleasures of handball. Where exaclty in the north west of sydney were you thinking? Im spatially retarded and theres a high chance ill get lost even thinking about it unless theres a train stn nearby. But otherwise im in. Any chance to remind Shad who the young and agile ones are.

    And as for the rules, its my opinion that whatever they officially are they should be refered to in the same way they were in primary school (or in my case third year uni).

    IE lines=linsies rolls=rollsies and so on and so forth.

    I liked the random way we picked the winner at hyde park last time where it was whoever was in the top spot when the clock struck 3;15 was the winner. That too seems very primary school, and then it gets tactical. :)
  13. Telpefac Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 5, 2002
    star 2
    We definately have to incorporate headers in. They were the go in my professional days. In case you don't know, you have to hit it over the line on the full with your head.

    Oh and rebounds... and challanges must be enforced

    I think you mean "Using Tel's hair as the bar for qualification"















    irregardless of it being a bar that is several feet below ground and virtually impossible to get under
  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
    There is no 'rolls' in handball!
  15. JediMasterKieca Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2000
    star 4
    I'll attend if I'm allowed to heckle.

    I can be the official handball heckler.
    It'll motivate people.


    Honest.


  16. Kartanym Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2002
    star 6
    hmm, heckling sounds entertaining. I haven't played this game in years!
  17. Telpefac Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 5, 2002
    star 2
    BRING IT ON!!! LOCK AND LOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Kehleyr Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 22, 2001
    star 4
    Why is everything north or west these days?

    Time for something south for once!
  19. hollyinlowercase Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2006
    star 3
    Fine! North-south-west-east it is! Everyone knows the place right? [face_laugh]
    Ummm...
    There was no rolls. Rolls, you're out. Unless when it rolls, then it is a duel between those two people?
    Jeeze, handball was one of my fave memories from school!!
  20. Detonating-Rabbit Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2003
    star 5
    Yep, we should have strict rules. No rolls, only "interference"...I think that's the only one we should use, because if I get attacked by a rabid bee or dancing robot while I'm in King I won't be that impressed! ;)
  21. Iron_Hand Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 7, 2005
    Its great to see interest revived in the H.A.M. slam championship for 2007! We're lookin forward to a top season of action!

    As for rules, it greatly depends on the court on which u play. On a traditional 4 square court, the person who is in King at the end of the match is the winner. Some other types of games can be won by gaining he most points. It all depends on your style of play.

    Rolls is always out. Lines is do again. a full is out. doubles is out. outside the court is out. Rebounds is ok but must be agreed upon by all members of the game.

    Hope thats helped fellow players. I, for one, amd glad to se the Samurai has restarted interest in the nobelest of sporting endevours here on FFNSW once more!

    Till next time, this is Iron hand signing off and saying "Good game....and nice balls!"
  22. Syrix_Kahl Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Mar 25, 2001
    star 4
    or Rapid, Dancing Bee-Robots? From Outer Space? Under the command of Mecha-Hitler and his Nazi Space-Demons from Mars Hell*?

    or what about a clown on a scooter? That could be pretty distracting and/or interfering.

    *It's different from Earth Hell.
  23. Detonating-Rabbit Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2003
    star 5
    I so see where you're coming from! :D :oops:

    I for one will be more than happy to once again take up the court as Shorpedo, the once-dead-but-revived-himself-for-the-sake-of-handball guy! :confused:

    Okay, so I don't quite remember my own backstory, but hey? What're you going to do?

    Signing off...for now!

    ~ The Shorpedo



  24. TheSurgeon Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2005
    The Surgeon is ready to dissect this game.
  25. hollyinlowercase Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 13, 2006
    star 3
    how is it that all these people have randomly come back who i have never heard of before just at the mention of handball?
    surgeon, and iron hand....
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