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Dodgeball- Autumnal Equinox Edition

Time to relive elementary school recess by hurling projectiles at each other!  We'll bring the balls. The grass will already be there so don't bring your own!  Bring your A-game instead!

Anyone can play from beginners to World Champions.  We will explain the rules, it’s safe (no head shots), and you’ll have so much fun that you won’t even realize you are getting an awesome workout!  Bring your friends… and your frienemies too… because, you know, it’s dodgeball!

** FOOD **  This will also be a potluck so say what you're bringing in your RSVP. JDMorgan Park has grills available if you need.

Ideas for healthy and tasty noms to bring:

* protein finger foods (meatballs/chicken fingers/nuggets)cuz we need to re-energize

* salads

* pasta

* sandwiches

* healthy snacks


**** We're going PRO!  ****

As the "official" sports of Geek Club, DODGEBALL is going pro. What does this mean?  Our sponsor (pete) will be providing us with a huge orange sports cooler, filled with the healthiest, sugarfree, HFCS free, energy recharging WATER!

In an effort to love our environment (and save $ from crv deposits), we're asking everyone to bring his/her own re-usable water bottle.  You'll be able to refill it with water from the sports cooler, spout included.

For those signed up to bring water, feel free to bring the large gallon size instead of 24 pack.  Thanks!

**** LET's BE GREEN!  BRING YOUR OWN RE-USABLE WATER BOTTLE ****


** NO MORE cookies, dessert, or water PLEASE !!! ** 

When in doubt, Safeway has a wide selection in their hot foods section!


We'll also need people to bring :
* Ice or ice packs for the coolers
* Some camp chairs (for teams that are waiting)
* And don't forget water bottle/sunscreen/sunglasses/lawn chair for yourselves

Here is a running list of what people are bringing:

• Pete - balls, lines, cones, whatever else is missing, giant water jug ... everyone bring reusable bottles

• Hank/PT - balls, napkins, cups

• Unemployed Koopa - Crunchy ookies

• Nani - ???

• Benny - California rolls or Beef pancakes

• Ted - Ice and cooler?

• David A - Bacon and something (maybe cabbage)

• Anna T - Watermelon

• Miriam W - protein finger foods (meatballs/chicken fingers/nuggets) - sandwiches - maybe chips if i feel like it

• Justin - Cookies

• Eric - a dessert

• Dan M - Crudités

• Patrick - Water & cups

• MJ -  chicken salad, crackers and cheese

• Peter - Water and probably a healthy snack!

• Helen - Pasta

• Will & Hai - Something seductive

• Lindsay - Nuggets

• Ann - "" <--- ????

• Douglas - Pound Cake

• Rashmi - "" <--- ????

• ML - "" <--- ????

• Amanda H - Mac and cheese

• Eli - Sports drinks 

• Tracey - some appetizer

• Molly - Tomato and basil salad (fresh from the garden)

• Sarah - something to drink

• Vivek - small folding table, some hard chairs, a cooler sans drinks with unbagged ice

• Craig - chicken fingers & canopy

• Derkje - fruit

• Hassan - ""

• Zeni - deviled eggs

• Becky - hummus and pita chips

• Victor - water

• Rose - chicken tenders

• John - ""

• Elian - veggies and dips

• JJJ - utensils

• will.i.am - something hot

• ...


** RSVPs/No Shows ** RSVPs close 2 days before the event.

If you're going to RSVP yes and then drop 30 minutes before the event, that's just inconsiderate. The organizers volunteer our time and effort putting on fun events and it's tough to plan properly around mass flakiness. If you've signed up to bring foods/drinks and you no-show, there may be starving/dehydrated geeks - not cool!  People that habitually flake from our events will be auto-dropped in advance (yes, we keep track).

We also keep track of people who no-show, and you will be marked for it.  Those who have a history of no-shows will be banned from future dodgeball events.  Please keep your RSVP up to date.


Don't Get Lost!  We're next to the

baseball diamond!!!  (see maps)

Here is a map to assist in finding the group at the park:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Larger version found here - http://i.imgur.com/mC7vfDG.jpg)

Rules:

#1. Don't be a douche!

#2. To start a game, touch your endline, ready, set, go, run to centerline, retrieve ball, retreat behind the cones on your side, then you may throw a ball ... after this ignore the cones.

#3. No head shots, thrower is out. If you decide to abuse this rule and use your head as a shield, you're also out per rule #1.

#4. Ball is live if it hits humans. Ball is dead if it hits non-humans (other ball, ground, tree, etc.). Anyone that is hit may save only themself by catching the ball before it hits the ground ... if this happens the thrower is out and the catcher revives a teammate (first out-first in, keep track who's already out when you exit the court).

#5. You may leave your court to reload, you may not enter an opponent's court, including sliding across the centerline at beginning of game. You may not exit your court to avoid being hit, doing so means you're out anyway.

#6. At any time, anyone may count off, "stall 1, stall 2, stall 3, stall 4, stall 5". Anyone throwing a ball resets the stall count. At stall 5 any team that has a ball sacrifices a teammate.

#7. If you have an aversion to being hit, don't play; you're welcome to stay and socialize. It's dodgeball, the objective is to hit opponents with balls, you're going to get hit eventually, it's gonna hurt a little (maybe a lot depending on where you get hit), your ego won't like it, you might get mad, you won't get sympathy. You might get hit by a teammate (a lot of people have terrible aim), you might fall down, you might get struck by lightning, you might get hit by a car, you might die falling out of bed that morning, you might be stung to death by a swarm of bees, you might get skin cancer, a lot could happen and if you think it could be our fault, stay home instead.

In case of disputes, refer to rule #1.

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  • TuxedoHank

    Thank you everyone for coming out, and making dodgeball big fun.

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    that was a lot of fun today. thanks for organizing and nice meeting everyone!

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Miriam M. W.

      Woot woot tanx for coming and demonstrating the volleyball dive save!

      September 22, 2013

  • will.i.am

    Awesome people awesome games!

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really sorry that I no-showed today - I woke up ridiculously late and feeling really drained, and I feel like I'd fall over if I tried to run around and throw balls at people. I hope everyone is having a great time, though.

    September 22, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    Okay guys, long story but I just now got done with my run and my phone got run over by a car, so I gotta go get it replaced. Unfortunately that means I have to bail today. Sorry I have to be so lame! :(

    September 22, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Also, if anyone has a table they can bring, that would be awesome. Currently have one table, and it's about to be crushed by all the stuff we currently have!

    September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok I'll grab one from my house need chairs?

      September 22, 2013

    • will.i.am

      Haha if I got that message like 20 min ago I'd bring 2

      September 22, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    We are behind the baseball field. There is a "castle" bouncy house next to our dodgeball battlefield as well.

    September 22, 2013

    • will.i.am

      Maybe I'm on the wrong side of the park?

      September 22, 2013

    • will.i.am

      Are you near the kids play area at all?

      September 22, 2013

  • Craig M.

    If the ground is still super wet I think I'll sit this one out. I had some bad wet grass experiences already today!

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Ted R.

      And: plenty of parking. The lot next to the field is maybe 1/3 rd full.

      September 22, 2013

    • will.i.am

      I don't see any on Budd. There's lots of soccer going on

      September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for you guys.

    September 22, 2013

  • will.i.am

    On my way, will be bringing pizza

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Pete

    Field is fine, drainage is good.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Doug

    Running a bit late. (Waiting on sleepy roommate.)

    September 22, 2013

  • Pete

    Heading out, will update when I get to the park.

    September 22, 2013

  • David A.

    Friend dropped by, gonna hang out

    September 22, 2013

  • Lindsay

    Sorry guys.. I got a mild case of food poisoning last night and I'm still feeling sick/weak as a kitten this morning... probably not going to make it. If I feel better later, maybe I'll come watch, haha

    September 22, 2013

  • Pete

    If the field is super soggy, there's a paved school playground area on the east side of the baseball field we can use instead. No need to bail and the sky is a beautiful blue right now.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    Hey all, ill probably be like an hour late. I having something before this that overlaps. Im also interested in knowing the condition of the grass!

    September 22, 2013

  • Vivek

    So it might rain tonight. Does this change things?

    September 21, 2013

    • Molly

      I think the rain will stop this afternoon and it's supposed to be sunny tomorrow for dodgeball...I don't think most of us mind if it's a little muddy...

      September 21, 2013

    • Helen K.

      It might be a mud bowl. :-D It really poured hard today! Don't know if it will be completely dry by 11…more fun—wear old clothes.

      September 22, 2013

  • Pete

    I just spent all Saturday morning/afternoon biking/playing in the rain so, no change in plans whatsoever. Bring a change of clothes/towel/shoes/socks if you're worried about it.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Anthony

    Thanks for the invite Pete, but can't make it. Hopefully next time.

    September 19, 2013

  • Wilson

    Dang it! Sorry guys, i forgot my basketball season started, 11:30-1:30, ill stop afterwards if its still going on and chuck some balls.

    September 18, 2013

    • Pete

      We'll still be there ... I think the earliest we've wrapped is 4pm.

      September 18, 2013

  • Molly

    Oops fresh *from my garden...

    September 17, 2013

  • Thomas

    Dang wanted to go this one but in the hospital..

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Everyone!! This would be my first meetup ever in San Jose!! Looking forward to meeting all of you!

    September 8, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      welcome :)

      September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just realized I have a work exam that day and I wont be able to make it! I hope there's another one soon! :)

      September 13, 2013

  • Anuj

    sprained wrist. have to sit this one out :(

    September 12, 2013

  • Becky

    I've been wanting to come to dodgeball forever (I've been throwing wretches at people to practice), but I'm always working. I am not working on the 22nd (!), but I do have an Oktoberfest party and a wedding I'm going to on the 21st. So if I RSVP yes, but am too hungover at 11 am to get hit in the head with a ball, are you going to peg me as a flake? I can promise to bring something unessential. Like Doritos. Or hummus. Or store bought cookies.

    September 11, 2013

  • TuxedoHank

    Event description has been updated to reflect what those have have RSVP'ed are bringing. No more cookies! We'll be burning up a lot of calories, so having some real food would be great. Not asking one person to feel everyone, but if everyone chips in a little, we'll be good (we usually are).

    Only one person is bringing liquid (soda), so we can definitely use some people to bring water to keep us from dehydrating.

    September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I put down crunchy cookies cuz I'd always done drinks before... but I'll do my civic duty and default back to soda.

      September 9, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      Thanks UK!

      September 9, 2013

  • MJ

    Is it ok if I have never played this sport before?

    September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where did he get his PhD? I have a masters in Ball Sport, but I have been itching to go back to school.

      September 6, 2013

    • Pete

      Just remember the 5 D's of Dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!

      September 8, 2013

  • Helen K.

    I missed the last game. Birthday on 25th & am large target :-P

    September 5, 2013

  • Katherine

    CrrooP! It's on my bday.

    September 4, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    I'll bring water and cups!

    September 5, 2013

    • Pete

      I suggest everyone bring a refillable water bottle if they can, reduce, reuse, recycle, etc.

      September 5, 2013

  • Miriam M. W.

    so is it only ok for me to bring up to 2 people or can i bring more?

    September 4, 2013

    • Miriam M. W.

      kewl, this was my most fervent hope and dream. i'm bringing a gaggle of geeky randoms of some indeterminate number over 2. thanks!

      1 · September 4, 2013

    • TuxedoHank

      what David said :)

      1 · September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awww yeah!

    September 4, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    Baaaallllllllllllllin

    September 3, 2013

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