For the first time in Big Bowl history the tournament reached the maximum team limit of 50. Further tournament information will follow in the coming weeks.

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Please note that games start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday! Teams are asked to take game times into account of their travel plans! We recommend to use Friday as travel day and stay at our complex for two nights. Accommodation possibilities below!

Rules

The tournament will be played by the 5-on-5 Non-Contact-Rules 2011 by the EFAF.

Players eligible for the competitions

Senior – Players of all ages and genders

Women – Female players only

Youth – Players of all ages and genders under 17 years of age

It is possible to play for more than one team, as long as the teams do not play in the same competition or play in the youth and women’s competition. Juveniles and women can play for a senior team besides their original teams in one of the other competitions.

The organizers explicitly welcome additional women teams, which get together from different senior teams right before game day!

Timing

Game-Clock will be 24 minutes running time with a halftime intermission. In the playoffs each team will get one time-out. We try to prolong playoff games by 6 minutes, so we can play two halves of 15 minutes.

Equipment

Metalcleats are not allowed. In Senior-Competition the will be a official-sized gameball. Youth-sized gameballs are only permitted in Women- and Youth-Competition. Flags have to be from the “Plop”-Category. In Youth-Competition Velcro-flags are allowed.

Referees

Because of complaints in the last few years we will not have official referees at Big Bowl V. We will have a referee-plan for each team, with detailed information which games are called by which team. In the playoffs we will have only the the best referee-crews from the first two days. Those will get a little pay.

Accommodation

Showers, Toilettes and changing rooms are located directly next to the playing fields.

If you give us notice in advance in time, it is possible to stay at our gymnasium or in a tent at the Sports Complex. But space is limited to five to six tents at the maximum!

Over-night stay at the gymnasium – €10 (with breakfast)

Space for a tent is free (Breakfast – €5)

Note: No barbecue at the Sports Complex! Every team staying at the Sports Complex has to provide a security deposit of €50, which will be returned, if there are no damages to the complex.

Hotel reservations have to be taken care of by the teams themselves.

Catering

During the tournament there will be low-prized food and hot or cold beverages available a tour concession stand. Business hours are 8 to 9 a.m., 12 to 2 p.m. (and from 6 p.m. until open end only on Saturday).

On Saturday Night there will be a Players Party at the playing fields with cocktails and music by D.J. Max.

BIG BOWL V T-Shirts will be available in a limited edition only. Please order in advance!

Feel free to send us your questions any time!

The following teams are participating:

Seniors:
Walldorf Wanderers
Universe Purple Flags
Lalo Greyhounds
Suburbian Foxes
Team Uni Würzburg
Kelkheim Lizzards
Königsbrunn Ants
Badener Greifs
Gaukönigshofen Fighting Irish
Nürnberg Fun Rams
Duisburg Dockers
Lubiljana Silverhawks (Slovenia)
Dortmund Devils
Darmstadt Fun Diamonds
Nauheim Wildboyz
Mainz Legionaries
Dutch Lions (Netherlands)
Hague Hyena’s II (Netherlands)
Moscow Tough Nuts (Russia)
Augsburg Raports
Zürich Renegades (Switzerland)
Wiesbaden Phantoms Allstars
Werratal Saltking
London Rebels (Great Britain)
Bremerhaven Seahawks
Munich Spatzen
Mayhem (USA)
Nyhaven (Denmark)
Venezuela (Venezuela)
Weinheim Longhorns
Amsterdam Cruzaders (Netherlands)
Barbarians (Italy)
Muchacos Savajes (Mexico)
Team United (Austria)
Lille Allstars (France)
Vienna Constables (Austria)
Avedøre Mammoths (Denmark)
Den Haag Raiders (Netherlands)
Ilmenau Ilm Roosters
Walldorf Wanderers 2
Copenhagen Tomahawks (Denmark)
Lazio Marines (Italy)

Ladies:
The Elite from UK (Great Britan)
Mainz Elecorns
German National Team
Israel National Team (Israel)
Amazing Austrian Amazones (Austria)
Wild Cats (Serbia)
Flag United (German Mix Team)
Copenhagen Tomahawks (Denmark)

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