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.
On the next two Thursday nights, Squarefour will hold a practice session in Cambridge for those interested in competing in the World Champs. Those dates are Feb 16 and Feb 23, both 7:30PM, at the Cambridge Family YMCA, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA.
Any member of the four square community is welcome to attend and play in these practice sessions, in fact we encourage everyone to come and give our championship crew a good workout. There is no cost, by the way, so bring a friend.
See you there!
If you intend to travel to the 2012 Four Square World Championships on February 25, then we here at Squarefour.org hope to help you connect with other players in order to carpool and share rides. Just shout out your needs in the comment section below and make sure you list your email address!
Dear Sean, I really love 4square! I'm 11 years old but don't under estimate me. I'm really good at 4-square. On the first day of school I made my mark. And now everyone is like Whatch out for Katherine. Is it okay if it's not just in bosten because I live in Columbus, OH and Bosten is really faraway. But that's probably asking too much but I really wish I could join. Thanks, Katherine
Kat, it is obvious to me that your skills are fierce. You're authorized to mop the court with people's faces, even if it isn't in Boston. Let us know how it goes. - Sean
If the ball is coming straight at you in the air and it has not yet bounced in your square, is it legal to allow the ball to bounce off your body or hands into your own square once before hitting it into another person's square? Also, are you allowed to cross over the inside lines and go into another person's square in pursuit of a play or must you remain in your own square? It would appear by watching the videos of championships that anyone can be outside the outside lines near their square but I am wondering about the inside lines because of interfering with another's play. Is there a regulation size to the court? One last thing, does the ball have to bounce in a square once or can you hit it in the air into someone else's square?