Friday, March 28, 2008

Change of location for Southeastern Regional Footbag Tournament

Due to flooding on the Mississippi River, we will now be holding the Southeastern Footbag Net Championships on April 5th and 6th at Powell Park on W Powell Road in Collierville (a suburb of Memphis). Here is a link to a map of Powell Park - We will be setting up Friday afternoon around 1pm for anybody that gets in town a little early that wants to get some games in (and help paint courts). The new location does not have the view that our courts on the river have, but they have about 4 feet less water on them...

We will be setting up by the pavillion to the left when you enter the park. It is right by the Collierville Fitness Center. The grass is pretty good (i.e. irrigation system and well maintained). There is some slope, but we believe we can get 4 courts in that are pretty flat and should be good quality. We have been scrambling this week to get permission for a new location - the Collierville Park department was great to work with - appreciate their help!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Celebrating National Monkey Day 3/2

Memphis Footworks celebrated National Monkey Day on the weekend of March 2nd, 2008. For those not in the know, the 3-2 point is universally known as the 'Monkey Point'... ok, not universally, but it is in Memphis. The origin of Monkey has become obscured over the ages, but rumor has it that it has basis in the phone number of one of the players girlfriends. As time has progressed, winning the 3-2 point has become quite significant in Memphis, sometimes being contested more than a game point. There is even a name for 2-3 - it is called yeknom (pronounced Yak'nom). When March 3rd (3/2/2008) rolled around, the significance of 3/2 falling on a beautiful weekend was not lost on the Memphis Footworks crew. The video shows that weekends play.

We are all looking forward to the tournament on Mud Island on 4/5 and 4/6 - we have some AWESOME talent coming in town! Hopefully this video will show them what they have to look forward to!