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New Years Jam 2007

Post by CIC flurry » 29 Aug 2007 10:49

8th Annual New Year's Jam - December 28-30
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Event
Holiday Sports Festival
The event takes place in a big convention center where the auto show takes place every year. The place is packed with every kind of sport out there, and you can try them. Tens of thousands of people come through there.

50+ kickers come from all over North America. We shred, 4 square, try other sports and games, then eat good Chicago pizza and sandwiches, and make up really fun ghetto games like left hand throw and crotch fire, and wander around the dark empty McCormick Center and play footbag golf...
wake up - eat pancakes and repeat.

Comps: Circle, 4 square, Rippin Run, Combo Generator, Sick 1/3

Schedule:
Every day we have the site from 10AM-4PM and 7PM-10PM.
At night we must meet at the bottom of the stairs to McCormick Place @ 645PM and leave all together @ 700 to walk to the site, then leave promptly @ 1000PM. No wandering @ night from 7-10.

Day 1 - Friday
10:00AM Arrive
11:00AM Register for events
12:00AM Circle Comp Begins
..
4:00PM Break for Food and Rest. Giordano's Pizza in CIC suite. ~$10 to join us.
..
6:45PM Meet for Night session @ entrance to McCormick Center (big staircase)
7:00PM SHARP Go to site all together - no one late allowed
7:45PM 4-Square Prelims
10:00PM Leave Night Site all together
Late Night: Party in CIC suite, and golf in hallways

Day 2
Morning: (Free, first come first served) Pancakes in CIC Suite, wander around site and try other sports
12:00PM 4-Square Finals, Rippin Run, Sick 1 and 3
4:00PM Sandwiches in CIC Suite, $7-$10, Orange Peeling Contest (10 minutes max. longest unbroken peel)
Night: Combo Generator, Possible Intermediate Circle Comp based on # of competitors and time
Late Night: Party in CIC suite

Day 3 - Free Day
Clean/Pack up, Check out: you can store some thing @ concierge instead of bringing it to the event.
Try other sports
Results/Prizes
Zeke's prized events
Go out to China Town Dinner

Shirts and Hoodies
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Hotel
Hyatt McCormick (312-567-1234) http://mccormickplace.hyatt.com
The hotel is huge and fancy. The convention center where all the sports will be is attached to the hotel. You don't have to drive to the jam. Just wake up and walk on over through the hotel. Rates are discounted for us - $86 (normally $200-300). Mention "Mayor Daley's Holiday Sports Festival" for the discount.

Need crash space? Post in thread, and someone will scoop you into their room.

How to get there
-Airport
Everyone has been picked up in the past. O'Hare is the preferred airport, but Midway is doable. Post your flight details (date, time, airline, terminal). Circle comp will take place the first day @ 11 or 12, so keep this in mind if you want to compete, and also getting a ride around this time might be difficult.
-Local Directions

Media
Videos - NYJ 2006
Chicago NYJ 2006 - by Tom Mosher
David and Jorden - by Mathieu
3 Vids - by Gray
16 Players - by Fletcher
Combo Generator - by Mathieu
Another Vid - by Freddy
Mahood/Behmer Stair Race - by Mathieu

Pics and 2 videos
NYJ 2005 - by Dat
NYJ 2004 - by Me
NYJ 2003 - by Zeke
NYJ 2003 - by Scott
NYJ 2002 - by Zeke
NYJ 2002 - by Reile
NYJ 2002 - by Sam <- Great video
NYJ 2002 - by Scott

Past Discussion
NYJ 2006
NYJ 2005

Attending
Canada
Mathieu Gauthier
Pengpeng Du
Tom Mosher
Jay Boychuk
Colin Kennedy
Nick Laroche

Midwest
Nathan Andersen
Freddy N.
Eric Reile
Zeke Ibardaloza
Tom Kotsakos
Jake Raye
Mike Hansen
Zach Jahner
Brandon Vasos
Scott Davidson
Jon Nagela
Chris Obara
Jeff Richards
Henry Griese
Zac Miley
Cody Carter
David Davis
Josh Raye
Eric Siegel
Reid Strellner
Tom Perez
Marty Pascual
Mat Silberman
Cole Haas
David Ramos
John Redding
Kyle Moery


Northeast
David Clavens
Matt Cross
Chris Miller
Peter Bowler
Ted Fritsch
Edna Garcia
Jack Lentz
Dan Grear
Aidan Clemente
Gordon Bevier

Southeast
Brian Dennis
Holly Mathews
Cody Beeler
Matt Ellison

West
Emily Kulczyk
Fletcher Funk
Jeremy Mirken
Evan Gatesman
Cale McCoy
Ben Skaggs
Danny Williams
Aaron Shepard
Steve Goldberg
Dat Phan

Possible
Ianek Regimbald
James Risden
Kyle Hewitt
Chrissy Fryer
Zeb Jackson
Paul Gresset
Bella Shirin
Scott Campbell

Arrival Times
December 27

11:52 Fletcher Funk
12:50 Mathieu Gauthier
12:55 Henry Griese
13:15 Dat Phan
14:33 Colin Kennedy
15:45 Evan Gatesman and Ben Skaggs
18:56 David Clavens
19:25 Cody Carter, Zac Miley and John Redding
19:34 Nick Laroche


December 28

13:43 Jay Boychuck

Pickups from terminal 1 Baggage Claim.
All are O'Hare.
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Post by professor » 29 Aug 2007 11:59

Info?
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Post by HG » 29 Aug 2007 12:05

N/A at the moment! Just come!
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Post by Zac Miley » 29 Aug 2007 12:20

Airline tickets are $80. I'm going.
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Post by quadgun » 29 Aug 2007 13:33

is it in new york?

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Post by Zeb Jackson » 29 Aug 2007 14:13

hell yeah, im going to buy my ticket this week, so its super cheap
im NOT missing it this year :)

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Post by acxel22 » 29 Aug 2007 14:15

I'll buy my tickets when I know wich dates to attend!
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Post by Skippy! » 29 Aug 2007 15:05

acxel22 wrote:I'll buy my tickets when I know wich dates to attend!
C'monnnn Mathieu.... you're joking right? New Years, maybe?
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Post by Zeke » 29 Aug 2007 16:14

Mathieu is a NYJ veteran and knows what he's doing.

The Chicago NYJ is just a small part of Mayor Daley's Holiday Sports Festival. Footbag is one of the featured sports at the huge indoor venue. Tournament director Scott Davidson is given the site, CIC & friends help out, everybody comes, footbag & parties for 3 days/2 nights at the hotel and has an unforgettable time.

GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE HOLIDAY SPORTS FESTIVAL




Special thanks to Mike Hansen for all he's done to help us out over the years. Always going selflessly above and beyond the call of duty. If you are near Mike Hansen, do something incredibly nice to him right now, he deserves it. Repeat if necessary.
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Post by acxel22 » 29 Aug 2007 17:35

because its called new years jam doesnt mean its happening on new years.

It dec 28-30.
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Post by DannyW » 29 Aug 2007 18:02

I'll be there for sure!
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Post by Muffinman » 29 Aug 2007 19:24

A flight to Chicago seems to be, like, more than it cost to fly to Florida :?
In case I happen to decide to book, which airport would I want to fly to? It says there's, like 3...

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Post by HG » 29 Aug 2007 19:33

O'Hare
JSACK wrote:alright well me and obara'bars, shredded our dicks off, since we are both in high school, obviously there is some sort of talent show

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Post by wolfpac444 » 29 Aug 2007 19:57

Midway (MDW) is fine too. The Hansen minivanmobile will be in full effect this year.
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Post by professor » 29 Aug 2007 20:21

I'll talk to Evan and see if he can go. We will try.

Do we need a hotel/rental car/airport pick up/etc?
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Post by HG » 29 Aug 2007 20:59

hotel will be super cheap if you even pay anything. We all stay in a super huge suite together. You dont need a rental car, and odds are you will get a free ride to and from the airport!
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Post by LEGOMAN » 29 Aug 2007 21:16

If I make it to this event I'll let Mike teach me Atomic sets ;)
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Post by acxel22 » 30 Aug 2007 04:09

yeah plane tickets are too expensive right now, I'll wait a bit.
But I'll be there. :D
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Post by quadgun » 30 Aug 2007 13:53

What does everyone think of checking into the hotel the day before the event starts .... that way LaRaZa isn't overly packed and smelly ... and we can make it to the event on time for the first day too! :D
just an idea.
check in on the 27th and check out on the 30th.

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Post by acxel22 » 30 Aug 2007 14:56

I`m down to check in on the 27th, I`m going to book my flight so I arrive 27th around noon.
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