For ten years running, the great people at the Lakes Environmental Association in snowy Bridgton, ME, will host the annual 2014 Four Square World Championships, on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, at 5:00PM at Bridgton Academy* (directions | map).
Entrance to the Champs is open to the public so expect people of all shapes, sizes and stature in attendance. Competitors will battle for the greatest four square title in the world. Entrants will be divided into three divisions based on age, and there will be no custom rules allowed.
I want to take a moment to introduce you to our Director of Summer Programs, Amos Worth. Amos has been a member of Squarefour for several years, and his appetite for four square action knows not the bounds of winter gymnasiums. He will offer, organize and administer casual drop-in style games throughout the summer for members and non-members alike. To get email annoucements of Amos' summer sessions, please take a moment and update your email subscriptions.
It's important to note that summer is hot. Damned hot. So hot, in fact, that many people can't bear to wear clothing. Then take a minute to enjoy (and consider buying a copy of) the Cambridge Uncovered semi-nude calendar that has just gone on sale again for Sep 2010. In it you will find Squarefour's top players and even a world champion rampaging the court in nothing but their birthday suits. What better way to start the summer.
At the end of our season we come together in our fancy outfits to honor the great players of our league and bring closure to yet another season of fun and friends! On Friday, May 14, 2010, from 8-10PM at Cambridge Community Television, we'll hold our formal end of season banquet in Central Square in the true tradition of sporting dinners - pot luck style! Come wine and dine with us and take this opportunity to show yourselves off in something other than your sweaty gym shorts.
Over the last seven years of four square league play in Cambridge, we have been fortunate enough to remain relatively injury free. That is until this year. This is a photo of the shiny new apparatus that Sevn gets to wear while the bones in his hand mend. On March 21 he busted either a metacarpal, proximal, or middle phlange (one of those hand bones) while playing our beloved game. This may take him out for the remaining two games of the season, so if you would like to wish him well, you can drop him an email here.
City Councilor Sam Seidel made an appearance at Squarefour's recent game to congratulate Christian Housh on earning his recent title of the Men's Four Square World Champion. It's a great thing that the City of Cambridge can get behind our small organization. Christian Housh was resolved right into Cambridge history as "one of the great people who eat, sleep, work and play in the our city."
Pictured above is Christian Housh (aka Tiger Claw) and Councilor Sam Seidel and the rest of our four square league.