The Jammers 2019 will be Live Streamed on May 18th. This is the 22nd annual and takes place in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA. Hosted by Paul Kenny, this event is known for being all about the player experience; hence the name. Jamming and competition take place on the beach, usually in perfect wind conditions and lots of hard pack sand. The competition is quick, usually only going for 1-2 hours.
That leaves the rest of the weekend for jamming into the sunset. With such an attractive venue and schedule, this event draws top US players, many locals, several from abroad, and couple of innovative and adept players who are not seen at any other event. If you can attend, you will be inspired by run-and-gun jamming from noon until sundown and followed by stories and discussions of freestyle ideology with some of the deepest thinkers in the game.
If you can not attend, the competition will be live streamed. This usually takes place at 2p on Sat (May 18th). Be forewarned, if the weather is not ideal on Saturday, competition will be rescheduled for Sunday. Tune in and you’ll be graced with some of the most amazing wind play that the freestyle community has to offer.
You can also see the results on Conrad Damon’s overall results database. We had blustery wind for the finals. Still, teams managed to pull off some nice stuff. Hope you can make it to the event next year.
Lori Daniels and I will be Live Streaming Virginia States 2019 on April 27 & 28. Tune in here.
Virginia States is the longest running overall flying disc event, with this being the 43rd year. Harkening back to the days of the North American Series (NAS), Virginia States includes many flying disc events, including Accuracy, Distance, MTA, DDC, Golf, and Freestyle. Virginia States also has its own Hall of Fame (aptly named the Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame). Of course both Freestyle rounds (Sat & Sun) and this year’s Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame inductions (Sunday) will be the focus of the live stream.
Freestyle at Virginia is a magical experience. Having so many frisbee loving people in attendance (while enjoying the cuisine at Laszlo’s Weenie World) provides for a highly educated and appreciative audience. This encourages the Freestyle competitors to step up and impress, and they never disappoint. Saturday’s semi-finals take place at a huge indoor field house on rubber grass, allowing competitors to showcase their indoor moves with a forgiving floor that allows for crashing and burning. Sunday’s finals are held outdoors on real grass at Pratt Park. Since the other events of the competition have concluded by the time Freestyle finals begins, frisbee players and fans gather around to create an electric atmosphere.
This year we will live stream the 2019 Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame inductions of Pryor Hendrix, Randy Lahm (CO), Jack Cooksey (VA), and our own Lori Daniels (HI/OR). Many of you may not aware that Lori is not only a huge behind-the-scenes contributor to Frisbee Guru, but she’s a many time world champion Freestyler, along with other flying disc accomplishments and contributions. Virginia State Frisbee Overall is Lori’s home event, so it’s exciting to see her be recognized in this way –
and as the first woman inductee! Correction: Joann Loftus was the first woman inducted in 2018.
Just a fair warning; in the past, the internet connection from Pratt Park (Sunday) has been slow, causing the stream to be bumpy. We will do our best to keep it stable, but if it goes bad, don’t fear: everything will be recorded and available for replay.
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Mixed Pairs – Edoardo Turri – Maxine Mittempergher
Open Pairs – James Wiseman – Mehrdad Hosseinian
Womens Pairs – Ilka Simon – Juliana Korver
Co-op – James Wiseman – Ryan Young – Daniel O’Neill
HolyJam 2019 takes place on March 8 – 9 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thanks to Jakub “Mystiq” Matula, this event will be streamed live here on FrisbeeGuru.
This event takes place the weekend after Frisbeer Cup. I happen to know many people who are making a 2 tournament trip out of these events, which means that HolyJam will be well attended. Possibly more exciting is the fact the jam scene in Israel is growing quickly with many up and coming shredders. This will be a chance for them to test their skills and to witness and learn from the best.
HolyJam will be using the FPA judging committee’s prototype judging system, with Ryan Young at the helm. This will another good opportunity to see that system in action.
Watch live here
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