Sep 092013
 
Derek Macdonald of the Orchid Highway

Derek Macdonald of the Orchid Highway

Join us on September 20th and 21st as we support the Vancouver Table Hockey Extravaganza, hosted by Pucked in the Head  in Robson Square.

Now, you may be asking yourself, why table hockey? Excellent question, reader. As event organizer, Andrew Delbaere explained, there is a very real social aspect to table hockey. While video games can still be solo endeavours, table games can bring almost anyone out of their shell.

Looking for a fun ad social event, Jason Kurylo was inspired to launch his Table Hockey Extravaganza by Canada’s own Five Hole for Food, using sport to do some good.

The two-day event will attempt to break the World Record for the longest table hockey game ( 30 hours!) while aiming to raise $30 000 for Canuck Place and Five Hole for Food. If you’re not great with math, that’s $1000 for every hour of table hockey our record breakers play.

There will be eight participants playing for the record on four tables,  including Jason Kurylo Chris, Withers, Dr. Rob Tarzwell, Richard Loat, Brent Corba, and Russell Arbuthnot. The Guinness folks don’t allow for any subs, so these boys will be spending all 30 hours on their feet , attempting to breaking the current record of 26 hours and 16 minutes held by another eight-man group from the Czech Republic.

The festivities start Friday afternoon at 12:30 when Whitecaps anthem singer (and friend of the blog), Marie Hui will lead the crowd in Oh Canada before the official start of the World Record attempt at 1pm. This will be followed by a media challenge mini-tournament at 2pm and a social media maxi-tournament at 6pm.

Kevin Bieksa is just one of the Vancouver Canucks who have signed part of the tournament grand prize. Register for $25 and you could walk away with a Stiga tournament-grade table hockey game! Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Kevin Bieksa is just one of the Vancouver Canucks who have signed part of the tournament grand prize, a Stiga tournament-grade table hockey game! Photo by Jason Kurylo for Pucked in the Head.

Not only are you invited to come watch this historic attempt, you can even participate. Registration is still open for Saturday’s 1pm tournament. All registrants will get to play at least five games before playoffs start and will go home with an awesome goodie bag. Plus, the winner receives bragging rights for years to come.

Register now to join in on the fun.

Can’t commit to a whole tournament? Try to beat the pros instead. The Vancouver Table Hockey Club will be on hand to take on any willing challengers. Now, I need to warn you, these guys are pretty darn good, but there are prizes to be won for anyone who can beat the best.

So what do you say, will we see you in Robson Square?

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