Join the Crowd …
Welcome to the 22nd annual Slapshot event—the ’unofficia’
end to WBC. You don’t need to know how to play … your fellow
tormentors—err players—will teach you as you go along. Slapshot
is just about having fun and being silly. Rules just get in the
way, and you’ll probably be in bed by Midnight anyway.
We’ll be using the same format we have in the past—all options
except two divisions—just come in, sign up and find yourself
a table. Keith (the voice of Slapshot) Hunsinger should
return this year for his classic “Reading of the Rules".
Be there at 11 PM for the festivities!
As always please try and bring a copy of the game (or one
of the knockoffs) as we always seem to be short.
The current version of the game (from Columbia Games) has
several rule changes from past editions. I’ve been collecting
a list of changes you’ll need to make to play the game the “WBC
way” at the BoardGameGeek site for Slapshot (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/68861/wbc-slapshot-rules).
I’ll have printed copies of this sheet at the event, but you
may want to look at them beforehand. Also, if Im missing any
rule changes, please let me know.
This year we’ll have our annual
costume contest. It has been a big hit with lots of people wearing
their favorite teams’ jersey, a referee’s outfit and even a Red
Army Hockey Jersey. Hopefully you guys will be as creative this
year and more of you will participate. Pretty much any costume
goes—hopefully it will be hockey related. The judging standard
will again be whatever tickles the fancy of the judges at the
time. Prizes will include hockey related memorabilia and possibly
tickets to a NHL game …
See you all Saturday night! Go Blue Jackets!!!!
Mark Yoshikawa will host a Juniors version for those 12 and under
Saturday at 7 PM in Vistas CD. See http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/jnrpge.htm