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Message started by funditor on Dec 22nd, 2019 at 4:17pm

Title: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by funditor on Dec 22nd, 2019 at 4:17pm
Hi everyone, the cornerstone dates for next year's slinging tournament have been communicated by the president of the federation Pep Ribas Ribas:
February 27 to March 2nd
The tournament dates and locations have not been fixed yet.
My estimation is that three tournments will take place on Friday Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a programme organized upfront again

I will keep you updated as I get news. So everyone who wants to come can already book the flights as long as they are still cheap ;)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by funditor on Dec 22nd, 2019 at 4:21pm
I hope to see many of your faces again next year.

Team Austria will probably come with 8 !! members, four of them women. I am glad the enthusiasm has spread in Austria along my acquaintances. Hope the same happens in other countries also. By now we have also a formal slinging club also.

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 22nd, 2019 at 10:54pm
I might actually be able to come! Maybe! Damn I hope I can!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 5:47am
Well at the moment It's looking unlikely for me.
Just have no money.
:-(

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by JudoP on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 7:08am
I can possibly make it, but may have to leave early. I will also do my best to bring friends!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by funditor on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 12:26pm
Alex I will buy a rolling mould from you if this is any motivation increase for you to come ;) now the flights are still cheap. Also you are invited to participate in Schlingel Team :)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by funditor on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 12:29pm
Kick would be gret if you come! First time ever Finnish participation wow - the Finnish flag would come to tze big invitation posters! For sure tis is a great event on a weelkend that should not je missed 😀 And it would be good to meet you in person also!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 4:30pm
lol problem is that kick is english :whistle:

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by funditor on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 5:47pm
Haha Fair enough at least then at least a reason to plant the English Flag on thr official poster ;)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Dec 24th, 2019 at 4:15am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 23rd, 2019 at 4:30pm:
lol problem is that kick is english :whistle:


I'm adopted Finn at this point :D Olen suomalainen!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 27th, 2019 at 8:48am
well david will be there, and probably pete with some friends.
you never know things might look up in the new year.
we'll see.

But the uk will be represented :-)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by 13North144East on Jan 2nd, 2020 at 5:32am
Hafa Adai and Happy New Year Rockers! Wow. Awesome guys. Great to see the growing team from Austria! Thanks again Christian for introducing us to the Tir de Fona Internacionale--its been a great adventure and we will definitely be back..Unfortunately it doesnt seem we will be making it there this year or the next...

We (ACHO MARIANAS) will be busy reenforcing the groundwork for an international event/adventure  in March of 2021 on Guam (Youre all Invited) In order to stimulate the participation of the tournament, and to attract the best we have in this region--we are  focusing on outreach programs to invite and nourish as many cultures as we can throughout the Pacific. Tons of details in development--Will keep everyone posted for sure. Thanks for your time! Rock on 2020!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 13th, 2020 at 10:59am
So where should I be flying to exactly and is everyone coming for February 27th to March 2nd? I'm determined to come this year!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 13th, 2020 at 11:09am
palma airport.

contact pep for details. pepribasribas@hotmail.com

You'll most likely be staying at the hotel Amic Horizonte,
Always a good idea to get there the day before the first competition as things always start first thing in the morning.
This is to leave time for the 4 hour lunches :-)

Normally I'd be in the hotel lobby to greet newbies, but this year hasnt started any better than the last one finished - so just can't see my being able to afford it this year :-(


Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 13th, 2020 at 1:57pm
Email sent! Thanks!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 14th, 2020 at 4:59pm
So Pep has asked if I can be the representative for Finland ;D I may or may not be working on a Finnish flag themed sling...

Suomi! Suomi! Suomi!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 14th, 2020 at 5:37pm
That's so awesome you're going Kick!  Like CA, my finances just don't align with an oversea trip this year.  I've already got a tentative plan for next year, to get through the holiday season with less money spent.  If I can manage that, the trip could possibly happen.

Definitely go for a Finnish sling. :)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 15th, 2020 at 8:02am
don't forget that next year is the big sling event in guam - so I'm aiming for that next year, not mallorca :-)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 15th, 2020 at 9:13am
Can I make both? We'll see but Guam would be amazing to visit anyway :D

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 16th, 2020 at 6:43am
you can't make both in 2021 as they will be happening, pretty much at the same time and anyone who can be, will be in guam :-)

It's just the time that the 500th (or 400, have to check) anniversary of spain invading guam falls.

I know it seems weird to celebrate the date when your culture got subsumed by someone elses - but any excuse for a party right :-)
Also it's celebrating the resurgence of the chamorro culture in recent years - driven in no small part by the sling and the traditions surrounding it.

Plus since spain sold guam to the United States for a glorified military base - the spanish seem to have kind of come back into favour somewhat.

Given all the slingers they have on the outlying islands, I think 2021 could well end up being the the largest gathering of competitive slingers in recorded history. 

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 16th, 2020 at 9:41am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jan 16th, 2020 at 6:43am:
you can't make both in 2021 as they will be happening, pretty much at the same time and anyone who can be, will be in guam :-)

It's just the time that the 500th (or 400, have to check) anniversary of spain invading guam falls.

I know it seems weird to celebrate the date when your culture got subsumed by someone elses - but any excuse for a party right :-)
Also it's celebrating the resurgence of the chamorro culture in recent years - driven in no small part by the sling and the traditions surrounding it.

Plus since spain sold guam to the United States for a glorified military base - the spanish seem to have kind of come back into favour somewhat.

Given all the slingers they have on the outlying islands, I think 2021 could well end up being the the largest gathering of competitive slingers in recorded history. 


Looks like I'm heading to Guam then. Maybe...

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 16th, 2020 at 10:23am
you'll be the finnish slinging champion :-)
Maybe get sponsorship to help with the costs.
simply turning up in mallorca and slinging your first throw in a competition, will make you that :-)


Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by George Besendorfer on Jan 16th, 2020 at 1:19pm
Is there any update on this event?
Thanks

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 16th, 2020 at 3:45pm
Well I now have my flights so I'm definitely going and my dad will also be there. He's coming over from England to cheer me on and do some cycling :D

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Mersa on Jan 16th, 2020 at 6:26pm
Unfortunately I'm going to miss Mallorca this year but I'm going to try my best to get to Guam or Mallorca next year , perhaps I can look into some sponsorship or establishing an Australian team, I know there's 3 west Aussie slingers and one in Tasmania , maybe I'll make a post and see what I can gather up.

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 22nd, 2020 at 10:20am
I got some more practice in this time with stones. I honestly didn't do too well but I did land this shot which I'm very happy with :D

https://youtu.be/FXb9Mic2Nn8

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jan 22nd, 2020 at 2:24pm
Nice hit!

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 23rd, 2020 at 1:44am
Thanks! There were a lot of misses either side of this hit but being able to upload it straight with no edits was pretty nice :D

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 23rd, 2020 at 8:24am
whatever that is, put it on a pole. You need to throw at a target nearer head height :-)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 23rd, 2020 at 10:22am
It's a bloody big metal pan. Believe me, if I could I would. It was a battle to get it just to stand up :D All I had was a really rubbish stick. There's a big heavy log that has a branch that's pointing straight up near-by. I might have a go at dragging it over a bit and see if that works better. My one wish is a big garden I could set up a proper target range. Luckily, most of my shots have been going too high so I should be fine for the competition :D

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Mersa on Jan 24th, 2020 at 6:36am
so upset im going to miss it this year it was a big goal of mine but a few things have happened and now its basicaly out of the question. and i had the money to go, Dammmmm

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Curious Aardvark on Jan 24th, 2020 at 8:31am
well guam's probably nearer you than mallorca anyway :-)

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Mersa on Jan 24th, 2020 at 6:21pm
thats the plan

Title: Re: Balearic International Slinging Tournament 2020
Post by Kick on Jan 25th, 2020 at 1:31pm
Well I dragged that big log out and it looks like I need some rope to hang the pan. I won't be able to get it much higher anyway so I might not bother. It works better than a stick anyway as the pan doesn't fall over as much when I hit it. Speaking of which, I was much better today. I landed quite a few hits especially with Fig 8. 'm still terrible at Balearic. It just will not stop going real wide right or, if I try to correct, real wide left. At least I know I can score at least 1 point at 20m and maybe a bit more than that at 10m. 30m... Let's see. I'll be taking a camera and trying to get some of my own footage so let's see how that goes.
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