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.
Squarefour.org is a sick resource for four square players from all over the world. We know it because we get so many questions a week about this rule or that. In an effort to bridge the gap between our pile of game information and the greater social network that is the lifeblood of online community building, we've taken a big leap by implementing Facebook Connect here on Squarefour.
We need your help in getting this league pumped this season. Your ever adoring league director will furnish you die hard four square lovers with pizza and beer, and pick your brains on how to recruit fresh meat for this coming year. If you want to attend this meeting, please RSVP in advance.
Good news! The 2011 Winter Season is fully scheduled and awaiting your registration. You can now join up for another season of indoor winter four square and receive all the great benefits we offer: 10 scheduled game sessions, sexy league shirts, online statistical analysis, and a cadre of fun loving and kind people.
If you register now you can take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and save a whole ten bucks by making an early, firm commitment to playing games this winter. Slackers who wait until after September 15 will cough up more dough for the exact same benefits. Just saying.
Announcing the season now in August is a really big deal. Some of the fine details about our schedule have changed this year and it's important to get the word out early. Read on to learn about the changes.
Dear Sean, My school is having some trouble with four square. (every one is making rules that dont make sense such as punch-u-l8tr and fire-in-the-house!) My school is called Stevenson Elementary School in Mesa,AZ 85208. I would love it if u could come and give a speech or send a letter to the school with a list of the rules that we can tape near all the 4-Square courts. Thank you 4 your time. Wesley T, 8/1/2010
It just so happens that we have developed the Official Rules of Four Square, with rules pulled from not only our league but from other groups and playgrounds as well. You can print these out and hang them up next to your court. It might help.
If any of your scumbag competitors want to dispute them then tell them to take it up with our Google rankings, cause we all know that once you are at the top of the search results then you are pretty stinking legit.
In other news, four square is also a game that many people like because you can make up special rules. Despite our work to make official rules, playgrounds have their own way of doing things and this just might be the way yours will work. It could be that you just have to eliminate the people from the court who are making the crappy rules. Once you get to the top, you can run your games anyway you like.
If none of that works, just let me know. I'll show up in Arizona - just like Godzilla "shows up" in Tokyo.
In 1790, the first patent in U.S. history was issued to Samuel Hopkins of the great state of Vermont.* In honor this momentous occasion, we'll be playing 4-square this Sunday, 8/1, at the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville, from 1 to 3.
*If anyone can explain to me how a man in Pittsford, VT, got the first patent in U.S. history when Vermont didn't become a state until 1791, drop me a line.