Announcing the 1st Annual BADASS (Bay Area Direct Action Soccer Series) Tournament 2004.
March 13 - 14, 2004. San Francisco Bay Area
SHOWDOWN IN THE BAY
The inaugural BADASS Tournament will feature soccer teams from all over who can make it to the Anarchy Week in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2004. The BADASS Tournament aims to provide a fun outlet for many anarchists who will gather in the Bay Area in mid-March to attend the various annual events such as the Anarchist Cafe, the Bound Together Anarchist Bookfair, and the BASTARD Anarchist Conference.
Teams already confirmed in the tournament line-up so far include a team from Chicago (including members of Arsenal magazine), Arcata Coyotes, Bay Area's 2003 Revolutionary Soccer Tournament Cup Champions Kronstadt FC, and Anarcho-hyphenists, an up-and-coming team closely affiliated with SF Food Not Bombs.
The tournament is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 13th in San Francisco and on Sunday March 14th in Berkeley. Exact times and locations of the matches will be announced on the Anarchist Football Network website when they are confirmed.
ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT
While the majority of the players who will take part in the tournament will already identify as anarchists, there is no requirement for philosophical allegiance in order to join the tournament. The only requirement is for anyone entering is to be open-minded about anarchism and other anti-authoritarian ideas and to respect and support each other by emphasizing fun instead of pure competition.
The number of players for team rosters in each game will have to remain flexible due to the busy schedule of the entire weekend, especially as many of the players themselves will be involved with things like tabling at the bookfair.
We encourage folks to form teams and enter the tournament. It's not too late! We encourage participation from players of all or no skill levels. And while there will not be any gender quotas, we ask that all teams be multi-gendered.
There is a registration form for entering the tournament at http://www.passionbomb.com/soccer
This will help us in scheduling the matches in advance. You will also receive play guidelines designed to keep the matches friendly. In the event that a team was to be formed at the last minute, we will try our best to fit them in.
If you would like to volunteer to help organize the tournament, please subscribe to the Anarchist Soccer email list at http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/anarchistsoccer and say hello or contact the Anarchist Football Network.
Anarchist Football Network Contacts:
Related Anarchy Week events:
Anarchy Magazine Benefit 80's Dance Party, Berkeley. Thursday, March 11, 2004
7th Annual Anarchist Cafe, SF. Friday, March 12, 2004
9th Annual Bound Together Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, SF. Saturday, March 13, 2004
BASTARD Anarchist Conference, Berkeley. Sunday, March 14, 2004