European footbag championships 2018 are finished. Congratulations to all the winners!
Thank you to everyone who attented the event. It wouldn’t be the same without you. Special thanks to all the judges, Damian for rocking the mic on the net finals, Vašek for his awesome freestyle/beatbox show, Colin for managing the net games, Dj Spade for awesome music, Gregor Žnidaršič for the best footbag photos ever, Toni for presenting the sport to the local crowd and everyone who participated with positive energy!
Footbag Freestyle is the artistic form of the sport. It can be a flurry of difficult moves the eye can hardly follow, or it can be smooth and flowing, as if in slow motion. This variety makes freestyle competitions very difficult to judge. To simplify the task, competitors are judged along four dimensions: choreography, difficulty, variety, and execution.
Players choreograph routines to music, and are judged on how well their style of play matches their choice of music. They are also judged on their originality and creativity.
- Open SIngles Routine
- Women Singles Routine
- Open Doubles Routine
- Open Battles Contest
- Women Battles Contest
- Doubles Battles Contest
- Request Contest
Footbag Net is a singles or doubles court game, like tennis or volleyball, where players use only their feet to kick the footbag over a five-foot-high net. The footbag may not contact a player’s body except below the knee. The rules for doubles net are a lot like volleyball: players are allowed three kicks per side, and must alternate kicks. In singles, however, players are only allowed two kicks per side.
Footbag Net combines the court strategy of tennis with the set-and-spike strategy of volleyball. Players frequently spike the footbag over the net, using either the sole of the foot, a sweeping inside kick, or an outside push. Even more remarkable than the spikes are the “digs” players use to defend against the spikes. Players also block spikes in the air with amazing foot-to-foot battles over the net.
The playing court is the same dimensions as a badminton court. Serves are cross-court, similar to tennis.
- Open Singles Net
- Women Singles Net
- Open Doubles Net
- Women Doubles Net
- Open Mixed Doubles Net
Footbag golf is a recreational sport for everybody, regardless of age, gender or ability. The object of the golf game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of kicks of the footbag. Each kick is made from where the footbag came to rest after the last kick. Footbag golf is a game that expects high standards of etiquette and courtesy. Among the basic considerations of etiquette are such things as: respect for plant life on the course, and allowing faster groups to play through if asked. Footbag golf can be as challenging as any of the other footbag games, but it is the easiest to learn, because players are not required to link consecutive kicks.