Congrats to House Team, champions of Higgyball12. Everyone knows the story: most 2nd place finishes; more medals than any other team; participants in every Higgyball since the beginning, all without ever tasting glory from the Cup. Well, that ended yesterday. Congrats, guys! Here’s to another 12 years before you win again!
We had a team drop out, so if you were on the fence before, now’s your chance! Go to the Team Registration page to sign up.
For those new to Higgyball, we will once again be using the latest technology for scorekeeping at H12. The wonderful volunteers on the deck will assign teams to fields for each game, but players and spectators alike can follow along using the Higgyball Scoresheet web app at the event. We’ll have a Wi-Fi network that covers most of the fields that everyone can connect to and access the web app via their phone’s web browser (no Internet access on this Wi-Fi, unfortunately). You can get a preview of the web app here: http://app.higgyball.com
Game results will be entered at the deck, but teams can see their progress (and everyone else’s progress) with the app. At the event, teams will get their access code, but spectators can follow along on the scoreboard, and everyone can view the map and read the rules, participate in MVP voting (which opens later in the day), and upload photos (still a work-in-progress; hopefully it will work this time). For prep, team members with smart phones (or iPod Touch) should learn how to enable Airplane mode on their phones (iOS, Android, Windows), since mobile data service is spotty at the event, and it’ll save your battery with Airplane mode enabled (and still allow you to enable Wi-Fi to connect to the Wi-Fi network).
If you have any questions or concerns, please let Mark know.
Higgyball12 is May 23, 2015 at 11:00am SHARP. If your team is not yet registered, add yourself to the Wait List.
Here’s a map to the location for you noobs out there:
Also, keep an eye on the weather. It’ll change a dozen times between now and then. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
It’s finally here! Go to the Team Registration page to register your team. You’ll need your team name along with both team members (sorry, we cannot take reservations if you don’t have a partner. Use the Free Agent list to find one). When paying via PayPal (you can use a credit card with PayPal), please make sure you click continue through the PayPal screens to end up back here at Higgyball.com, to make sure everything works correctly. Let me know if you have any trouble.
Once you’ve registered, check out the Bracket page to see the teams fill up.
Update: We’re full! Sign up on the Wait List if you still want to play. You might get lucky.
A few more updates to note:
- Shirt orders are now open. Click here to order yours today. Orders will close on May 15 at 12:00pm, so act fast!
- Free Agent list is now open. If you’re looking to find a partner, click here to add yourself to the list.
- The music registry is a new addition this year. If you have a hankering for a song or artist to be played during this year’s event, use the form at the right to suggest it.
- Don’t forget the Food Registry!
As always your friendly neighborhood graphic designer has been hard at work creating the look and feel of this year’s tournament. Check out the new Higgyball12 logos here. They’re a good preview for the Higgyball T-shirts that will go on sale during Team Registration in just over a week.
The new bracket is up as well. We’re doing Swiss Pairings again, but have decided to expand the elimination tournament to a full 14 teams! Check it out here.
Finally, check out the new map. We’ve expanded the playing fields to a full fourteen. We think this will help things move along quickly so that we can have the best Higgyball tournament we’ve ever had!
Mark your calendars!