Hartford >> CT Kickbowl - Spring 2013

6.15.2013 - The next CT Kickbowl is scheduled for May 17th, 2014!  Mark your calendars!

5/18/13 - Congrats to 'Asphyxiation' for winning the 1st Annual Connecticut "Kickbowl" charity tournament! This group from Stamford/New York outlasted the 16 team field and defeated "Big Blue" (New Haven) 2-1 in the finals. All-in-all it was a great day and night - we raised over $3500 for the Sandy Hook Family Fund and had a lot of fun in the process! Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, and everyone who helped make this tourney run smoothly!

see all the pictures from the Kickbowl here...
 

 

see the scores from the day's action!

Pool Play (morning session)
Elims (afternoon session)

 

Tourney Schedule is now posted!
Click here to see the full game-day schedule
 
Welcome Kickballers! The 1st Annual WAKA CT Sandy Hook Charity Tournament is Saturday May 18th, 2013! This is a one-day charity kickball tourney with proceeds to benefit the My Sandy Hook Family Fund. Join us for a great time and a great cause! Sign up  today!
 
 

Tournament Details

Tourney Date/Time: Saturday May 18th, 2013, (9AM - 5PM)
Registration Deadline: Sunday April 28th, 2013
Location: 10 Curcombe Street, Hartford CT 06114 (Colt Park) parking map
Cost: $32/player
Uniforms: T-Shirts are included in the cost, but accessorize as needed!
Post Pool Play Lunch (1PM) Sidewalk Cafe.  $7.50 Menu (Bud Light Pitchers, Wings (8), Cheese Pizza, Silders, Chicken Tenders, Potato Skins, Mozzarella Sticks)
After Party (7PM) Russian Lady.  FREE for Registered Thunder, Chill, & Freedom players.  All others $15 at the door.  Includes admission, beer & food.
Summary Map: Click here for a summary map of the fields, hotel, and after party
Facebook: Join the event on facebook and share it with your friends!

 
Click Here to Register!

 

Registering for the Sandy Hook Charity Tournament is just like registering for a WAKA team.  If you are a captain, you'll create a friend group and then have your friends register and select your team from the dropdown.  If you are a free agent or small group just looking to join the fun, no worries, sign up and we'll find you a team!

Your team can consist of as many players you wish, but just make sure you have the minimum requirements to field a team, per the standard WAKA rules.  We recommend at least 13 players on your roster with a minimum of 5 girls and 5 guys.  Tournament T-Shirts are included in the $32, but accessorize and get as spirited as needed!  Afterall, this is WAKA Kickball and that's what we do!  Your captain will have the choice of T-shirt color after registration closes.

All teams will be guaranteed 3 pool play games.  The top teams from pool play will advance to a single elimination tourney in the afternoon and 1 team will be crowned champion!  Winning team will receive a trophy, which I'm sure they will promptly show off at the bar later that night!  See below for the full tournament schedule.

For Captains
Are you a captain or aspiring captain wondering about how to start a team to play in the Kickbowl?  First, you want to register yourself, then start a "friend group". Your friend group will become a team after registration closes. Here are some videos to guide you through the process.

Do this one first --> How to register yourself
Then do this one --> How to create a friend group

For Corporations
Thinking your company would be interested in sponsoring a whole team for the Sandy Hook Charity Tournament? We now have an easy registration option for this on the registration page. These two videos will help you out.  Or if you or company is interested in our other sponsorship opportunities, see below.

Do this one first --> How to Register a group
Then do this one --> How to create a friend group

If you have any questions contact the tournament organizers (Chad Martin, Chad@Kickball.com or Art Doweyko, Art@Kickball.com) and they will be happy to assist you.
 

 

Tourney Schedule is now posted!  Click here to see the full game-day schedule

8:00AM:    Captains Meeting
9:00AM:    Pool Play Round 1
10:00AM:  Pool Play Round 2
11:00AM:  Pool Play Round 3
12:00PM:  Pool Play Round 4
1:00PM:    Lunch Break @ Sidewalk Cafe ($7.50 Pitchers & Food Specials)*
2:00PM:    Elimination Round 1
3:00PM:    Semi Finals
4:00PM:    Finals
7:00PM:    Post Tourney Party @ The Russian Lady! (see below for details)

-Each team will have 3 pool play games, with one bye round.
-Teams on their bye round may be expected to ref the other games.
-Games will be 6 innings OR 50 minutes, whichever comes first.
 

*Lunch Break (1PM)
The Sidewalk cafe is offering food and drink specials for all tournament participants post pool play (approx 1PM).  The Sidewalk cafe is located at:

236 South Street Hartford, CT 06114

Here is a full list of the specials for tournament participants:

$7.50 Pitchers of Bud Light
$7.50 Chicken Wings (8)
$7.50 Small Cheese Pizza
$7.50 Chicken Tenders
$7.50 Sliders
$7.50 Potato Skins
$7.50 Mozz Sticks
$3.00 WAKA Shots!

The best place to park is on the streets nearby the Sidewalk Cafe or across the street at the school.
  

Would you or your company like to sponsor the tourney? Check out our sponsorship opportunities!

Sponsor Full Team:  $32/player (suggested miniumum of 13 players)
Sponsor a Field: $150 (Your company's name on the field sign) (multiple available)
T-Shirt Sponsor (small):  $200 (Your company's logo on the back of all Kickbowl T-Shirts)
T-Shirt Sponsor (large): $300 (Your company's logo on the back of all Kickbowl T-Shirts)

Interested in another type of sponsorship?  lets us know we can work with you!

Contact Chad at Chad@Kickball.com for all sponsorship questions.
   

The post game party is a combined party with the CT Thunder, CT Chill, & CT Freedom leagues (over 600 players between all leagues!)   If you are a registered CT Thunder or CT Freedom player, the party is free.  If you are not a registered player, the cost is $15.  Beer and Free food is included (until the kegs are kicked)!  We are working on way to buy tickets in advance, but otherwise you will be able to buy them at the door.

Click here to join the facebook event

Where:  Russian Lady (191 Ann Uccello St, Hartford CT)
When:    Party starts at 7PM, goes til whenever
Details:  The Russian Lady has reserved us the upstairs Billiards room and the rooftop.  The rooftop has a grill where they will be serving grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.  And we are working on getting an Ice Luge.  Will be confirming that soon.

 


 
Are you an out of town team or just want a place to crash after the party on Saturday night?  We have a block of room reserved for the tournament at the Homewood Suites for a discounted price.  The cost of the room is $129 for a 1 bedroom suite for Saturday night.  Parking for the night is an additional $16 dollars.  The suite includes a full kitchen, living room and a pull out sofa bed.  So basically it will sleep 4 comfortably.

Click here to book your room online using the special discount rate before April 18th.

Here is the address of the hotel and contact number.  You can also call and reserve a room using the group name "WAKA Kickball" and the group code "WKC".

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford Downtown
338 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 524-0223

These other 3 hotels are in walking distance of the party.  But I doubt you'll be able to find a better room for the price at any of these 3 vs. the Homewood Suites.

Residence Inn Hartford Downtown
942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 524-5550

Hilton Hartford
315 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 728-5151

Holiday Inn Express Hartford - Downtown
440 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 246-9900 
 

 

 

The My Sandy Hook Family Fund

We are the parents of the children who survived. We are the classmates, friends, and the little league coaches. Sandy Hook is where we live -- it is our proud community. We ask the world to join us not only in our grief but also in our burning need to take some of the burdens off these families in their time of incredible pain. To bear their cross in some small way. We intend to use donations to pay for immediate needs, including funeral services, as well as ongoing living expenses such as food, mortgages payments, daycare, insurances and fuel until they are back on solid ground. Please help us help our own neighbors beyond sharing their tears. All net funds received will go directly to the families who lost children and immediate family members.

Click here to visit the charity's Ever Ribbon page
  


 

Map of the fields, hotel, and after party!

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Standings

# GP W L T Pts Pct RA
1
Good Will Bunting 3 3 0 0 3.00 1.00 2
2
Asphyxiation 3 3 0 0 3.00 1.00 4
3
Elm City Wolfpak 3 3 0 0 3.00 1.00 7
4
Deep Impact Ball-ers 3 3 0 0 3.00 1.00 9
5
Big Blue 3 2 1 0 2.00 .667 5
6
Angry Penguins 3 2 1 0 2.00 .667 10
7
Nailed at the Plate (Hartford) 3 2 1 0 2.00 .667 10
8
REAL NHV BALLS 3 2 1 0 2.00 .667 11
9
The Triumph Freeballers 3 1 2 0 1.00 .333 12
10
Sit On My Base 3 1 2 0 1.00 .333 19
11
Overestimated 3 1 2 0 1.00 .333 22
12
I'd Hit That 3 1 2 0 1.00 .333 34
13
Big Balls Small State 3 0 3 0 0.00 .000 25
14
Sahadi's Hotties 3 0 3 0 0.00 .000 29
15
Monroe Staffing 3 0 3 0 0.00 .000 34
16
I Like Big Red Balls and I Cannot Lie!! 3 0 3 0 0.00 .000 52

Charity

This year we will be sponsoring:
My Sandy Hook Family Fund.

Drink Responsibly

CLUBWAKA encourages everyone to drink responsibly and ensure you have a safe ride home.

Price per Player

Good Through

$32May 18

Registration will close early if league capacity is reached.

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Season Details

Status:
Season Completed
Games:
Saturday
Game Start Time:
9:00AM
Field:
Season Start:
May-18-2013
Season End:
May-18-2013
Game Schedule:
Standings:

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Teams

Angry Penguins
Asphyxiation
Big Balls Small State
Big Blue
Deep Impact Ball-ers
Elm City Wolfpak
Good Will Bunting
I Like Big Red Balls and I Cannot Lie!!
I'd Hit That
Monroe Staffing
Nailed at the Plate (Hartford)
Overestimated
REAL NHV BALLS
Sahadi's Hotties
Sit On My Base
The Triumph Freeballers

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