Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cornhole De Mayo II @ Spring Fling




Cornhole De Mayo II
Tournament - Saturday, May 3
10am - 9pm


Broad Street near Converse
in case of rain - the Cornhole tournament will be held in the Kennedy St. Parking Garage.

Rules of the Tournament: OPEN DOUBLES
(STARTS AT 10:00 AM)
The Cornhole deMayo II tournament games will be played in accordance with
rules of the American Cornhole Association.

• 32 teams - first come basis
(total available team participation count varies by ACO city location)
• $40.00 per team / $20.00 per player
• All teams guaranteed seven games against seven different teams
• Open to all ages, no ACO Pros allowed
• Tournament format is three step process

• ROUND ROBIN – teams are placed into a round robin in which seven games will be played by every team in the tournament, the top four teams from each round robin grouping will move onto the Bracket 16 Challenge but first must seed themselves in the Frame Game Seeding Round.

• FRAME GAME SEEDING ROUND– each of the remaining sixteen teams will throw a team frame game with the highest score becoming the one seed and the lowest score being the sixteen seed. All other teams will be seeded accordingly, based on the result of their frame game.

• BRACKET 16 CHALLENGE – 16 best teams will be competing for the first place trophy in the best of three series with the first team to win two games in a match moving forward and the loser is finished.
• There will be trophies for first and second place finishers.
• There will be sponsorship prizes as well for some of the top teams, to be determined.
• There will be no cash payout, we are only charging you $20.00 for an awesome afternoon of cornholing with your buddies. Cheaper than golf or an afternoon at the movies. It’s all about the love of the game, socializing and giving you great bang for your 20 bucks.
• Food and beer will be available for purchase.



TOPGUN DIVISION

• 32 players - first come basis (total available team participation count varies by ACO city location)
• $50.00 per player
• All players guaranteed seven games against seven different players
• Open to all ages, ACO Pros, Semi-Pros, Amateurs welcome, if you think you have game, put your money where your mouth is.
• 80% Cash Payout to top 8 players – payout based on participation
• Tournament format is three step process

• ROUND ROBIN – players are placed into a round robin in which seven games will be played by every player in the tournament, the top two players from each round robin grouping will move onto the Bracket 16 Challenge but first must seed themselves in the Frame Game Seeding Round. We will accommodate our ACO Pros & Semi-Pros by dividing them up in as many different groupings as possible so as not to have them all in one round robin group.

• FRAME GAME SEEDING ROUND– each of the remaining sixteen players will throw a full ACO Skills Challenge (which will be used to give them a world ranking as well), with the highest score becoming the one seed and the lowest score being the sixteen seed. All other players will be seeded accordingly, based on the result of their frame game.
• BRACKET 16 CHALLENGE – 16 best players will be competing for the first place trophy in the best of three series with the first team to win two games in a match moving forward and the loser is finished.


• The top eight players will earn points applied to their CORNYFORTY standings based on a formula the ACO has put in place to gauge the strength of competition at that particular TopGun Tournament.

TOP GUN SINGLES NEED TO BE THERE NO LATER THAN 2:30PM.
REGISTRATION FOR TOP GUN SINGLES WILL END FRIDAY APRIL 25TH.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spartanburg Youth Council's Literacy Day - April 17, 2008


The Mayor's Service Board is a brand-new initiative of the Spartanburg Youth Council and the United Way.

Although small now, the goal is to eventually have one representative from each service and leadership group at each public and private high school in the county. Membership is open to any interested high school students. Its purpose is to encourage leadership through service in our community.

The Mayor's Service Board, after learning of many of the issues Spartanburg faces, decided to focus on youth and education for 2008.

They chose to adopt a school, and after touring some, and meeting with the principals, chose Mary H. Wright.

They then decided to hold a Reading Celebration on April 17th, Spartanburg Youth Council's Literacy Day.

Reading Celebration @ MH Wright: 2:30-5:30 on Thursday April 17th.

The event will include a kick-off with the Mayor, a birthday celebration for Principal Pat Paul, pizza, cake, and ice cream; reading games and activities, face painting, a moon bounce, door prizes, and free books for the students!

The Mayor's Service Board has worked hard to solicit donations for food, drinks, and prizes, in addition to collecting nearly 1,000 books in just a few short weeks! Need more information? Contact L. Hurley at 864-562-4199.

Carolina Cool Jazz Orchestra Association



Check out more on their website: http://cooljazzorchestra.homestead.com/

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mark Your Calendar - Open Mic Nite April 24, 2008!

Open
Mic
Nite

Thursday, April 24th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
@ Hub-Bub


Host: Moody Black
Door Prizes, including an iPod!
Open to all High School Students
$5 at the door for students/$10 for adults.
Need more info? Contact L. Hurley at 562.4199


Sign -up to perform, read poetry, dance or for more information!
Sponsored by Youth Voices in part of the Spartanburg Youth Council:



Youth in Philanthropy Project Fundraiser
All Proceeds Benefit Spartanburg Non-Profits Serving Youth and Education


Be heard. Make an Impact.
Make it a Positive One. Youth Voices' slogans.


This group of students ages 11-17 has been around for only 2 years, and already they've established a presence in Spartanburg, and a reputation for their commitment to our community. Nominated by members of the Spartanburg Youth Council, they include southside, westside, eastside, northside and countryside; students of all different backgrounds, opinions, ideas, and beliefs. Each is united to raise awareness of youth issues, and to steadily increase their
fundraising through the Youth in Philanthropy Project.


Last year, Youth Voices' YIPP raised $12,000 to benefit youth and education in Spartanburg. Their goal this year: even more. In addition to their usual fundraising, they want to increase public awareness of their efforts and the indispensable role young people can play in making a difference in their own community. Their idea: Give all youth a voice and an opportunity to pitch in. The forum: Open Mic Nite at Hub-Bub.




So, got a talent? Want to be heard? Want to join an effort to make a difference? See you there.