Ultimate Biffball 2018

In loving memory of our vato Timo; one love, one heart, one aim, one destiny, … this year we will have the Ultimate Rasta edition! So grow your dreadlocks and bring your livity to compete for the Ultimate Biffbowl 2018!

As you know team colour outfits are the basics, creative outfits are highly appreciated. Who knows you might even win Biff’s Friendship Forever!

Ultimate whatball?

Long story, but in essence it’s slow pitch softball with a twist: the ultimate slow-pitch softball tournament (for people and animals that are capable of hitting moving objects). As an Amsterdam based baseball club, Vatos organizes a slow pitch softball tournament every year. Anybody can play. It’s all about enjoying the sport in a friendly atmosphere. We consider the team that has most fun the biggest winner.

What can you expect?

For people who have no idea how to throw a ball or in case you have been bragging to others about skills you don’t have, there will be the opportunity to practice a bit before the games start under the guidance of our most skilled coaches, at that time still sober and willing to share all kinds of useful information. The field will be open at 10:00, game time is at 12:00. Most likely we’ll have 9 or 12 teams that will be divided in three pools. Each team will play two games of 45 minutes and will then move to a next pool: a 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place pool. Depending if we have 9 or 12 teams you will play another two or three games, so four or five games in total. No worries if your team sucks,  food, drinks, music and games are present all day. The fun will keep on going after the games end, we’ll pull the plug around midnight.

What do you need?

Basic sport gear will do. The fields have a base of gravel and grass. Sneakers, soccer shoes will do fine. For safety reasons please don’t bring spikes (baseball shoes). Showers are present so you might want to bring a towel and some clean clothes. Bring an extra sweater in case it gets cold. Bats, balls and gloves are provided, in case you want to bring your own feel free to do so. Your team needs to bring outfits to play in. You are free to decide how much effort you put in. Team colours are the basics, creative outfits are highly appreciated and the best dressed team wins a price.

How do you get there?

Ultimate Biffball is organized at baseball club TIW Survivors in Diemen (www.tiw-survivors.nl). The field is near the end stop of tram 9. In case you come by car, there is sufficient parking place in front of the club.

What are the costs?   

10 Euro per player registration fee. Each team, minimally 9 players, has a team lead which is responsible for collecting the registration fee for the whole team. Preferably transfer the registration fee in advance to account NL76INGB0000296151, TIW-Survivors.


Event: Ultimate Biffball

Date: Saturday July 14 2018

Time: field open 10:00, game time 12:00, end time 24:00

Location: TIW Survivors, Sportlaan 9, 1111 PC Diemen

Costs: 10 Euro PP (NL76INGB0000296151, TIW-Survivors/ bankcard payment possible on location)

Contact: biffball@vatos.nl

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