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Message started by joe_meadmaker on Mar 7th, 2024 at 12:57am

Title: Down South Slinging Competition
Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 7th, 2024 at 12:57am
Channing (Practical Paracord) announced his sling tournament this year.  May 3 - 5.  Here's his video announcement: https://youtu.be/CP_a8bQi7Ag.

I had a video call with Channing and asked him a bunch of questions.  Here's some more information on the tournament.

Location: Baldwin, LA (Baldwin Park)
Hotel: Best Western Forest Inn, Franklin
Food: There are some special meals lined up, but the Forest Restaurant is right next to the hotel and will provide most of the breakfast and dinner buffets.

Scheduled Games:
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  • Sling Golf
  • Distance competition with tennis balls (no limit on sling length)
  • Speed slinging round
  • 13 meters Balearic with tennis balls
  • 20 meters Balearic with baseballs

    Tentative Schedule:
    Friday (May 3) - Practice day starting around 10:00 AM
    Subway or pizza for lunch
    Back to hotel at 7:00

    Saturday (May 4) - Buffet breakfast at Forest
    Around 9:00 or 10:00 - Go to the park for competition
    1st game - Sling Golf
    2nd game - Distance slinging
    3rd game - Speed slinging
    4th game - 20 meters
    For lunch (around noon or 1:00) will be a crayfish boil
    Get back to the hotel around 7:00

    Sunday (May 5) - Go to Franklin Recreation Center in the morning for breakfast
    13 meter competition at the recreation center
    Winners announced and prizes handed out after
    Mexican food (Cinco de Mayo!) for lunch
    All done and people can leave when they want

    Other Information:
    Entry fee - There will be a $5 buy in for each game.  To compete in everything will be $25.  *Note: Channing is still considering this. It's not certain.
    Prizes - The top three overall winners will get a cash prize.  There will also be trophies for each of the games.
    Sling Exchange - There will be a sling exchange between competitors.  Bring a sling if you want to participate.
    Event T-shirt - There will be T-shirts for the event.  It wasn't decided but they will likely be around $25.
    Transportation - You will need to get to the hotel or park on Friday.  Channing hopes to have enough vehicles to drive everyone around to the locations.  We'll have a better idea about this as the date gets closer and it's known how many people will be there.
    https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?action=downloadfile;file=Down_South_Slinging_Competition.pdf (586 KB | 11 )

  • Title: Re: Sling Tournament In Louisiana
    Post by IronGoober on Mar 11th, 2024 at 3:43pm
    I'm going to try to make it.

    Title: Re: Sling Tournament In Louisiana
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 11th, 2024 at 11:35pm
    Awesome!

    I'm waiting to hear back from by boss at work.  I will potentially be at a conference for work right around the same time, which will cause all kinds of scheduling considerations.  I'm waiting for confirmation from him and then I'll see if I can make it happen.  I asked if he could let me know in the next week or so.

    It's right next door.  It would be amazing to see some of the slinging.org Texas crew make an appearance.  I know we have quite a few of them.  ;)

    Title: Re: Sling Tournament In Louisiana
    Post by Mersa on Mar 12th, 2024 at 6:05pm
    Get enough of you guys there and I might have to rack up some debt

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 16th, 2024 at 2:51pm
    I had a video chat with Channing and got a lot more info about the competition, including the new name.  The first post has been updated with everything.

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by IronGoober on Mar 16th, 2024 at 5:09pm
    Joe, I also had a document typed up with a map on it I can upload or send to you to upload to the first post.


    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 16th, 2024 at 9:57pm
    Thanks IG!  The PDF has been attached to the first post.

    In case anyone wants a copy, a PDF has been attached to the first post in this topic.  It has the location and itinerary.  There are some small differences between this and what Channing told me, but for the most part it's the same.  This is the first year for this event, so a little bit of 'figure it out as we go' is to be expected.  We'll post any updates from Channing here.

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by IronGoober on Mar 17th, 2024 at 11:09pm
    Tickets booked! I'm going down with my wife and Mother-in-law a few days early to go sightsee in New Orleans. Should be a good time!

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 20th, 2024 at 1:27pm
    Flight booked.  I'll be there!

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by Morphy on Mar 21st, 2024 at 1:32pm
    This would be so fun to go to.

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by IronGoober on Mar 21st, 2024 at 11:23pm
    Texas is pretty close to Louisiana... just sayin'.

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by Morphy on Mar 22nd, 2024 at 7:11am

    IronGoober wrote on Mar 21st, 2024 at 11:23pm:
    Texas is pretty close to Louisiana... just sayin'.


    This is true and seeing as how it's unlikely I'll ever make it to Ibizia...

    We need to get as many people to go as possible. I wonder if Jaegoor would be interested?

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by joe_meadmaker on Mar 23rd, 2024 at 12:21am

    Morphy wrote on Mar 22nd, 2024 at 7:11am:
    I wonder if Jaegoor would be interested?

    How epic would it be to see a Jaegoor vs. Channing showdown!  :D

    Title: Re: Down South Slinging Competition
    Post by Morphy on Mar 23rd, 2024 at 9:01am
    That would be! See its comments like this that keep me coming back. The thought of these two equally skilled and accomplished slingers facing off in a show down in my favorite hobby is something I find incredibly exciting. I so wish it could happen. Channing has taught so many people at this point it would be great to see an American master vs a very worthy German challenger.

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