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 28, 2015, 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.
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.
On July 25th, 1917, Mata Hari was sentenced to death by firing squad by French military court for acting a spy for Germany. Not only was she the most famous lady spy in history, she was also the most famous exotic dancer of her time.
In order to commemorate this occasion, we'll be playing 4-Square on the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville, this Sunday the 25, from 1 to 3. Bring your friends.
Did you know that on July 18th, 64 (that's "64" not "xx64"), a disastrous fire began in the city of Rome? The emperor Nero blamed it on the Christians and fiddled his heart out on the great stage. We'll commemorate this event the same way we do every year: by playing 4-square. Sunday, July 18th, from 1 to 3 at the corner of Summer and Craigie in Somerville.