Tournament Talk (4)

As promised before we’d talk a little about tournaments. There is hardly a better way imaginable to meet other referee-maniacs such as yourself. For coaches it’s great to work tournaments because there’s an immediate option for the coachee to work with the feedback given. And hey: tournament refereeshirts add to the fun too right? Last time we talked about the tournament in Lund, Sweden, fast forward to May 30th as the German Capital features the Zehlendorf Tournament.

It will be the 36th edition of the Zehlendorf Berlin Pentecost Tournament that will take place this year. Teams from all over Europe gather in Berlin to put a nice ending to a sometimes long season. In three days, that more often than not are rather sunny the teams square off in the gyms of Zehlendorf. The tournament mixes 2po and 3po games and refs get their nominations through a nice tournament app that is quite a cool upgrade over the prints some organisations hand out during the days.

There’s a groupschat on whatsapp to fix last minute incidents in planning, and everybody is really cool and relaxed. Yes, that goes for teams sometimes too, so be prepared for games where the signal you make most is ‘threepoint attempt’

Evenings in Berlin where the temperature is like 20+ degrees are quite a delight. So if you don’t have plans for Pentecost…

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