Latest News - April 6th 2009

Dear participants,

In less than a week, we will all meet in Brussels for what will be THE tournament of the year! The sun is currently shining in Brussels - let's hope this will continue!

Below, you'll find our third- and last - newsletter. Please read it carefully and see you all in a few days! We are soooo looking forward to welcoming you!

The BGS girls

WELCOME EVENING - REGISTRATION

When? Friday April 10 - From 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Where? Le Smouss Café - rue marché au charbon, 112 - 1000 Brussels - www.smousscafe.be

Come and join us there for a drink. or two. or... . This is also where you will register, meet your host, receive your welcome pack and the latest info re the fun and sporty weekend ahead of you.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot join us on Friday, please inform us at eastertournament2009@gmail.com. It will aslo be possible to register on Saturday morning at the gymnasium before the competition starts. All teams are expected in their respective gymnasium at 9.00, just before the warming-up. You will find maps of our different locations on www.eulevoto.net.

COMPETITION

Who plays where?

  • Level A+, A- and B+: Centre Sportif Mounier: Av. Emmanuel Mounier, 87 at 1200 Brussels/Woluwe
  • Level B-: Centre Sportif de la Forêt de Soignes: Ch. de Wavre, 2057 at 1160 Brussels/Auderghem
  • Level C+ and C: Centre Sportif d'Etterbeek: Rue des Champs, 69-71 at 1040 Brussels/Etterbeek

IMPORTANT:

  • Each team should bring its own balls.
  • Water will be distributed in each gymnasium. No need to bring your 2.5 gallon bottle or to fix a tank collecting rain water on the top of your car. You may be unlucky if it is sunny...
  • Sneakers with white sole only are allowed in the gymnasiums. This is valid for both players and non-players. Spare your high heals shoes for the party!
  • Don't forget that a special prize will be given to the best team cheer and to the best outfit!

HOSTING

  • By now, you have received an email informing you about your host's coordinate. Please contact her/him as soon as possible. Thanks
  • Parking in Brussels' center is expensive and not easy. Public transport is the best option. For more info, please click on www.stib.be/index.htm

BRUSSELS "MUSTS"

  • Taste and enjoy BELGIAN "French" fries and beer. Forget waffles, they are only made for tourists ;o)
  • Visit the Grand Place
  • If it rains during your stay, go in the streets to sing and dance under your umbrella... oops, no, sorry, that's in New York City!

AND WHAT HAS BECOME A TRADITION NOW.... a few expressions used outside Brussels but still very helpful!

Oufti quén affèr !

(oufty kenafair) = expression from Liège but regularly used in Brussels for mixed feelings: astonishment and despair

Nondidjou!

(nondidjou) = literal translation of "in God's name!"

A'snaise

(a:znaiz) = in a very relax way

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