Turnierinformationen

Austragungsort: Sverige 90594 Umeå
Flurkmark 655
Umeå
Startplätze: 12 / 12
Beginn: 09.07.2022 09:00 Uhr
Ende: 10.07.2022 18:00 Uhr
We would like to welcome everyone to a FAJT! It’s the most northern Fantastic Awesome Jugger Tournament!

We can finally release the date of the most northern international jugger tournament yet, it will be set at (drumroll) the weekend of 9-10th of July.

Our aim is to have a fun and friendly tournament with teams from all over the world. Leading up to the tournament we will host some activities so we can all get to know each other even better. More information on them will be posted in the upcoming newsletters. So make sure to sign up.

We want as many nations to be represented as possible, therefore the first unique nations that sign up will have priority. Apart from that Swedish teams will be prioritized and can sign up a week before everyone else, as we want them to meet all of you wonderful juggers.

~~~~ Schedule ~~~~
Friday ~ Set up your camp at the tournament grounds and make sure to deliver your pompfens to the checkers. Meet juggers and have an awesome time with people!

We will try to schedule kid-matchplay during the early friday-evening and it would be wonderful if some of you international people could play a couple of games with them.
The pompfencheck will start at 18.00, you can add pompfens up until 20.00. The check will continue until every pompfen (delivered in time) is checked. After that you’ll have a chance to recheck pompfens early Saturday, before the information.
During the evening we will host an open mic by the stage. Studiefrämjandet will set up some nice music-thingys and some instruments to borrow. So if you want to play us a new tune you’ve been working on, splice out some fancy new poems, card tricks or epic jugger tales: the stage is yours!


Saturday ~ Playday 1 - Seeding rounds and group matches.
7.00-8.30 - Pompfen re-check.
9.00 - Information at the indoor stage.
10.00 - First seeding-rounds start. (two matches per team)
12.15 - Second seeding-rounds start. (two matches per team)
14.30 - Group stage start. (1-3 matches per team)
Evening activities - TBA


Sunday ~ Playday 2 - last group matches, placement matches and finals.
9.00 - Information at the indoor stage.
10.00- Group stage matches continue (0-2 matches per team, depending on how many was played day 1)
12.00 - Placement matches (1-2 matches per team)
14.10 - 3rd and 4rth place.
15.00 - FINAL
16.00 ~ Award ceremony and ending speeches before packing up for the ride home.

~~~~ Location ~~~~
As with every Swedish tournament, we like to show you our most beautiful pearls. The tournament site is located in Flurkmark, right outside of Umeå.

A small community sports center surrounded by the forest. There is a grass pitch, which we will have 3 jugger fields on and there’s a gravel pitch where you can place your tents and camping gear. At the site there is a sauna, multiple indoor showers, barbecue, indoor dance floor and an indoor stage. Tents make up the lodging and it is up to everyone participating to make sure that they have a big enough space in a tent for sleeping.
Adress: Flurkmark 655, 90594 Umeå
Coordinates: 63.983410543560346, 20.217443453972162
Plus-code: X6M9+52 Flurkmark
If you want to take a look at the place through pictures, discuss camping, pre-tournament activities, transportation or anything relating to the event. Do so on our facebook event.

~~~~ Tournament Fee ~~~~
The fee for the tournament will be announced in the upcoming newsletter along with the payment information. So pay attention to them! Note that if your fee is not paid on the last pay date, your spot will go to the team next in line on the waiting list.

~~~~ Accommodation ~~~~
During the tournament days (8-10th) you will be able to camp at the tournament grounds. The gravel pitch is the designated spot for tents and other camping-gear. Try to not spread out over the whole pitch as we will have to restore it for regular matchplay after our visit. Make sure to follow the rules and regulations that we put up, so we may come back to the same spot next year. Make sure to use the designated bins for trash, and try to implement the “leave no trace” rule.

For the international long haul juggers looking for housing before the tournament please get in contact with our local club and we'll try and get you a place to stay. You can use the contact form at https://www.umeaosport.se/. Please state where you’re from, how long you plan to stay and where we can get in touch with you.

~~~~ Food and water ~~~~
As a must on every tournament, there will be a BBQ on both days of the tournament.
There are numerous shops and shopping centers within a 15 min driving distance of the tournament grounds. Make sure that you have plenty of food and water, one extra bottle is preferable since it will be in the middle of our summer, and you will all need the energy. Empty bottles work just fine as well since tap water is drinkable.

~~~~ Activities and places ~~~~
In newsletter 3 we sent out a bunch of information about activities that will be held during the week. But other than that, we’ve put together a small map with pins of activities and places of interest that you might want to easily access while you are here. You can find the map here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer...

~~~~ Rules ~~~~
The tournament will be played according to the Swedish jugger rules put in effect by Sjufo (The Swedish Jugger Association).
You can find the rules here:
English ~ https://jugger.se/wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/Jugger_Swedish_rule_book-version_2_1.pdf
Swedish ~ https://jugger.se/wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/Jugger_Svenska_regelverket-version_2_1.pdf

~~~~ Judge/referee ~~~~
The tournament matches are judged by representatives from teams that are not active in play. Therefore we expect every team to contribute with at least two-three possible judges. These judges are expected to be well versed in the rules and also speak English fluently as this is an international tournament.

~~~~ Pompfens ~~~~
The pompfencheck will be held on Friday evening at the tournament grounds. Note that every player is responsible for their own gear and that it is according to the Swedish ruleset. Make sure that your pompfens are in good condition and according to our rules before traveling, so you don't need to repair or rebuild anything major on the night before the tournament. If you have any questions about our rules or standard pomfpencheck procedures in Sweden, you can contact the Swedish Jugger Association at info@jugger.se.
As we will probably have teams coming in with airplanes, every extra pompfen is welcome. So if you have extra pomfens that you are willing to share with others and the possibility to bring them please do.

~~~~ Important information ~~~~
As organizers of this tournament we have to point out a few important things regarding Swedish law as well as insurances.
We want to inform you that all substances labelled narcotics are illegal in Sweden. There are only three exceptions, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
Narcotics Act in English: http://www.government.se/.../excerpts-from-the-act-on...
Narcotics Act in Swedish: http://www.notisum.se/rnp/sls/lag/19680064.htm
Alcohol Act in Swedish: http://www.notisum.se/pub/Doc.aspx?url=/rnp/sls/lag/20101622.htm

Pictures:
Pictures taken under the tournament will be used and published in different media. Observe that you, with your participation in this tournament, agree that you: give us (Svenska Juggerförbundet and Umeå Osport) as organizers full right to publish pictures and videos that you figure in. With this agreement you decline any right to further investigation or consent to the pictures. The agreement is valid for all pictures taken in connection with all activities in the program as well as everything concerning playing jugger. Of course this only applies where the organizer owns the necessary copyright of the pictures or video.
As organizers we do our best to make sure that the pictures posted are not of the nature that it will damage the person in the picture or video. And we strongly discourage participants from privately publishing pictures depicting drunk or otherwise incapable people. This can seriously damage the person in the picture as well as putting yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

Insurances:
Observe that you need to check with your insurance company to make sure that you are covered if harm comes to you or if your action causes harm to someone or something else during the tournament. Be sure to have valid international insurance if an accident strikes. With your participation you have taken part of this information and agreed that your insurance is your responsibility and not the organizers.

Responsibility:
Observe that teams including one or more players under the age of 18 have the full responsibility of making sure that the underage participants play and travel with the consent of their guardians. If the guardian is not present in the tournament the responsibility of the welfare of the underage participant falls solely on the team which they belong to. In this we expect you to take care of any additional legal documents concerning minors. To make sure that they are safe. The organizers are not responsible for any players or visitors.

Verantwortlich für diesen Eintrag: Rickhard
Teamwertung: 12 Punkte
Ligawertung: nein

News

18.05.2022

Newsletter 4

Hello all of you wonderful juggers! We serve you a new newsletter with mixed feelings. This letter is very important for all of you to read.

Due to complications in the communication with the locals at Hissjö, we have decided to move the location of our tournament. Fortunately we could get a place that is even closer to Umeå City and that has everything we need. The cons are: car rides to both shops and bathing-space, the pros are: an even bigger (electric) sauna, real grass for the pitches, many indoor showers and an indoor music scene!

This newsletter will cover all of the new location information and the tournament schedule. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or visit the facebook event and ping us there.


~~~~ Schedule ~~~~

Friday ~ Set up your camp at the tournament grounds and make sure to deliver your pompfens to the checkers. Meet juggers and have an awesome time with people!

We will try to schedule kid-matchplay during the early friday-evening and it would be wonderful if some of you international people could play a couple of games with them.

The pompfencheck will start at 18.00, you can add pompfens up until 20.00. The check will continue until every pompfen (delivered in time) is checked. After that you’ll have a chance to recheck pompfens early Saturday, before the information.

During the evening we will host an open mic by the stage. Studiefrämjandet will set up some nice music-thingys and some instruments to borrow. So if you want to play us a new tune you’ve been working on, splice out some fancy new poems, card tricks or epic jugger tales: the stage is yours!


Saturday ~ Playday 1 - Seeding rounds and group matches.
7.00-8.30 - Pompfen re-check.
9.00 - Information at the indoor stage.
10.00 - First seeding-rounds start. (two matches per team)
12.15 - Second seeding-rounds start. (two matches per team)
14.30 - Group stage start. (1-3 matches per team)

Evening activities - TBA


Sunday ~ Playday 2 - last group matches, placement matches and finals.
9.00 - Information at the indoor stage.
10.00- Group stage matches continue (0-2 matches per team, depending on how many was played day 1)
12.00 - Placement matches (1-2 matches per team)
14.10 - 3rd and 4rth place.
15.00 - FINAL
16.00 ~ Award ceremony and ending speeches before packing up for the ride home.


~~~~ Location ~~~~

As you’ve read in the beginning of the letter, we now have a new location. The tournament site is located in Flurkmark, right outside of Umeå.

A small community sports center surrounded by the forest. There is a grass pitch, which we will have 3 jugger fields on and there’s a gravel pitch where you can place your tents and camping gear. At the site there is a sauna, multiple indoor showers, barbecue, indoor dance floor and an indoor stage. Tents make up the lodging and it is up to everyone participating to make sure that they have a big enough space in a tent for sleeping.

Adress: Flurkmark 655, 90594 Umeå
Coordinates: 63.983410543560346, 20.217443453972162
Plus-code: X6M9+52 Flurkmark

If you want to take a look at the place through pictures, discuss camping, pre-tournament activities, transportation or anything relating to the event. Do so on our facebook event.


~~~~ Accommodation ~~~~

During the tournament days (8-10th) you will be able to camp at the tournament grounds. The gravel pitch is the designated spot for tents and other camping-gear. Try to not spread out over the whole pitch as we will have to restore it for regular matchplay after our visit. Make sure to follow the rules and regulations that we put up, so we may come back to the same spot next year. Make sure to use the designated bins for trash, and try to implement the “leave no trace” rule.

For the international long haul juggers looking for housing before the tournament please get in contact with our local club and we'll try and get you a place to stay. You can use the contact form at https://www.umeaosport.se/. Please state where you’re from, how long you plan to stay and where we can get in touch with you.


~~~~ Food and water ~~~~

As a must on every tournament, there will be a BBQ on both days of the tournament.

There are numerous shops and shopping centers within a 15 min driving distance of the tournament grounds. Make sure that you have plenty of food and water, one extra bottle is preferable since it will be in the middle of our summer, and you will all need the energy. Empty bottles work just fine as well since tap water is drinkable.


~~~~ Activities and places ~~~~

In our last newsletter we sent out a bunch of information about activities that will be held during the week. But other than that, we’ve put together a small map with pins of activities and places of interest that you might want to easily access while you are here. You can find the map here:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1LJbab-gNOJk8ZRFXJv0rExxEzxlX1PES&ll=63.7693096302239%2C20.239249043440484&z=11


~~~~ Other info ~~~~

We will have some stickers for sale during the event, so be sure to bring some cash if you want some. And of course, bring some stickers or other merch too so your team can sell them or hand them out.

We might have some other special things in store too that might cost a small amount of money. But more info on that later.


~~~~ Questions? ~~~~

If you have any questions about the tournament, or anything relating to it, that you want to direct to the organizing team, feel free to send an email to fajtumea@gmail.com and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.

13.01.2022

Hello again juggers!

Here comes the second newsletter about FAJT! As you can see on JTR the list of teams blew our minds, we didn’t expect the amount of pressure and longing to play here in the north. With that we have also been receiving messages asking us to up the team cap, there is a discussion about this, however this is a big decision and it affects nearly everything about the tournament, so we can’t say anything about it as of now, don’t get your hopes up, but know that we are discussing it.

For all the teams that are on the list, make sure to read this message thoroughly as it contains vital information along with deadlines for you.


~~~~ Teams ~~~~

The teams that are on the list for now is:

Sweden - Tribute
Sweden - Punch Line
Sweden - Mellansveriges Veteraner
Sweden - Pensionärsligan
Germany - PRISM
Switzerland- Jugger Basilisken
Lithuania - Two Towers
Denmark - Flødebollerne
Hungary - Draconis Pannoniae
Finland - Jugger Helsinki
Germany - ProblemMachine
Germany - SpVgg Rasenschach

You are all in the first draft, so make sure to stick to the deadlines if you want to keep your spot. We are amazed to see so many nations joining us.


~~~~ Payment Info ~~~~

The fee for the tournament is set to 15€ per player. We will only accept online payment (no paying on the day of the tournament).

This money will go towards covering the costs of the tournament grounds and various other expenses.

For an easier process we would like you to pay the fee as a lump sum, this is to see which team the payment comes from. This means that the transaction must be a minimum of 75€ (5 players). Also remember to state your team-name in the description.

The payment should be directed to:

Umeå Osport
IBAN: SE76 8000 0842 0269 4572 0123
BIC: SWEDSESS
BIC/SWIFT (only for those who need 11 characters): SWEDSESSXXX

Description: JT - [team-name]

Last date for the fee is: March 31st

Note that if your fee is not paid on the last pay date, your spot will go to the team next in line on the waiting list.


~~~~ Rules ~~~~

The tournament is in Sweden and with that comes our rules. Note that whome-ever are playing, you play by our rules and must accept them. A healthy discussion is always welcome, but these are the rules we will play by. So make sure that everyone in your team is accustomed to them, as they will be playing and refereeing by them through the whole tournament.

Rulebook in English:
https://jugger.se/wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/Jugger_Swedish_rule_book-version_2_1.pdf

Rulebook in Swedish:
https://jugger.se/wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/Jugger_Svenska_regelverket-version_2_1.pdf

If the link is broken, visit jugger.se and look for the “knowledge bank”, you will find our rules there.


~~~~ Q&A ~~~~

We have already been asked questions about our pompfen specific rules among other things. So we will make a small Q&A here too, so that information doesn't get lost in the way. The keywords for our checks will always be “safety first”.

Q: Is it enough to touch the grip for a hit?
A: No. You have to encircle the grip for it to count as a hit. (see section 3.2.2 Grip zone)

Q: Does the grip need to be padded?
A: The gripzone needs to be covered; rope, tape or padding is enough, as long as the core is not exposed. (see section 3.2.2 Grip zone)

Q: Are the building rules to be strictly followed or more like guidelines on how to build?
A: We expect that all the measurements are followed as our rulebook specifies. Building styles and techniques can of course vary, but the general measurements and sizes should be according to our rules.

Q: Does the mattress tip have to be 10 cm or is 6 cm fine?
A: There's no way for us to check the exact measurement of a tip and therefore we have to assume you've built it with 10 cm. But as long as it's safe, compresses and the core cannot be felt, it should be fine. Although you should use 10 cm to be guaranteed for it to pass the check. (see 3.2.1.1 Tip)

Q: Is the cuff on the tip a must or is sailing tape enough a substitute?
A: The tip must have a cuff. Tape or cloth only is not enough of a stabilizer for the tip to be approved in our check. (see 3.2.1.1 Tip)

Q: Do I need to have a tip on my staff?
A: Yes. Pompfen with a core must have a padded tip. Staffs only require a 5 cm mattress (and a cuff) though. (see 3.2.1.1 Tip)

Q: Is the "German style" staff (parrying surface) build okay?
A: No. Our rules require 2 grips separated by a padded parrying area. The parrying area needs to be 30-50 cm in length and have a diameter of 6-8 cm. The grips can be a maximum of 20 cm each. (see 3.2.5 Staff)


~~~~ Questions? ~~~~

If you have any questions about the tournament, or anything relating to it, that you want to direct to the organizing team, feel free to send an email to rickhard.nilsen@gmail.com or info@jugger.se and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.

31.12.2021

Here comes the first newsletter and update from the FAJT organizers. The update is small, but important. A new newsletter will be coming in the upcoming weeks.

~~~~ Registration ~~~~

The Swedes have now had their head start for signing up. Starting on January 1st everyone can sign up, but as mentioned "unique nations” will be prioritized. However this will only be the first week, after that it's first come first serve. So make sure to talk to your team ASAP(!), and even though there might be multiple teams from your country, sign up anyways to get on the waiting list!


~~~~ Tournament Fee ~~~~

The fee for the tournament is set to 15€ per player. We will only accept online payment (no paying on the day of the tournament).

This money will go towards covering the costs of the tournament grounds and various other expenses.

Payment info will come in the next newsletter.


~~~~ Rules ~~~~

The Swedish rulebook is finally translated and will be sent out in the upcoming newsletter. Make sure to read them and to share them with your teammates as soon as you have a chance to.