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An update to Paul's recent post (I was unable to submit it in his thread).

The contest is actually from the 16th to the 19th September inclusive with events taking place on all 4 days.
For those that can only make the Saturday and Sunday, a 2 day pass to include hotel and meals is also available for 35 euros until July 31st.
The last time I flew to the UK from Toulouse I landed at Gatwick and the flight was with EasyJet. I don't know whether it's possible to fly with RyanAir but I think it very likely.

Here's the details I just posted on pp forum:

The first one was just outside of Paris and it rained.
The second one was in Sarrebourg in the north east of France. It rained and it was cold.
This year, to guarantee warm weather, it is being held in Toulouse, south of France, and only 15 minutes from the airport!

Some heavyweight sponsors are involved so that participation costs are considerably subsidised. The town hall has provided an athletics stadium, and indoor facilities in the unlikely event of rain. Various new trials have been added to make it more fun than ever. And to keep you occupied when you aren't participating in a competition various other new and wild sports will be made available for you to have fun.

A full breakdown to include booking form is available at http://skyppy-world.com/News/french-powerbocking-contest-2011-english.html

All bookings made prior to July 31 benefit from privileged tariffs. For example, the tariff for all 4 days to include hotel, all meals, and competition fees is only 68 euros. To put that into perspective, one night in the hotel would normally cost that much or more if you factor in breakfast. After July 31 it will increase to 78 euros.

If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them or I will get the answers from the organizers.
Please copy this post to club forums, blogs, noticeboards and on Facebook.

A professional video will be made of the event which will be made available to all participants FOC and free of copyright.

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 06:06:42 PM »
me and Carl will be booking our flights in the next couple weeks so if anyone is interested now is the time to speak up :P

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 06:30:57 PM »
Doesn't Gizmo want to come? Last year she said she would.
Come on UK, you are guaranteed to have the time of your lives and what's more, if you have never seen Toulouse before, it's a really beautiful city!

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 06:51:33 PM »
I've not even heard about this before.......sounds interesting :D

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 10:49:04 AM »
Hi PBC,

Do you know which accomodation / hotel is being used?  Not that it really matters, but I'm thinking about going and curious to look it up on 'tinterweb.

I would fly sleezyjet direct from Bristol if I did go.

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Hmmmmmmm........Why did I buy these again?!?!?!?

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 11:18:36 AM »
It would be difficult for me to be exact because they are using several hotels due to the amount of people coming. Of course they are all budget priced hotels such as Formule 1, Etap Hotel, Appart City, Hotel Balladins.

Meals will not be had in hotels. As with previous contests, restauration facilities will be installed just for us and meals are being supplied by the hypermarket chain "Auchan" who is one of the event's sponsors. The idea is to keep everyone together so that mealtimes are also part of the video.

In case you haven't already seen it, here's the video of last year's championship with special guest appearances from Paul (Self), Katy (Gizmo), and Alexander Boeck:



« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 02:01:52 PM by Locky »

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 11:58:20 AM »
Cheers for that.  It's ok, it give me a good idea of the type.

I have seen the video from last year, and it looked great.

Hmmmmmmm........Why did I buy these again?!?!?!?

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 01:29:12 PM »
To everyone that booked for the Toulouse championship, you should now have received a mail with instructions of how to get to the stadium from the airport. The mail also contains details of the hotel however, it states that everyone arriving on the Friday should go straight to the stadium to collect their room keys and list which events they wish to participate in. The stadium is supposed to be staffed by the host association "Kippik" all morning.

In my case, I will not be arriving until the afternoon so this doesn't work for me at all. I'm guessing that some peoples' flights may arrive in the afternoon also. So, I tried contacting Emmanuel the organiser but got his voice mail. I left a message to call me back and as soon as I have heard from him I will update this post.

If anyone is arriving in the evening please can you let me know as someone will need to get your room keys on your behalf. Economy hotels in France have a nasty habit of not employing any staff and remain closed after 18:00. The only way to get in after that time is if you already have your keys.

Hopefully, none of the UK participants have booked just for the weekend because the championship physically starts at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Competitors must be at the stadium before 09:30.

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 02:34:03 PM »
Much appreciated that you are keeping us informed, I'm quite disappointed with the lack of communication from the organisers however, sent two emails 10 days back still waiting for a reply!

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 02:56:00 PM »
Yes, I know the feeling. I would go so far as to say that the organisation has been appalling, especially compared with last year's championship hosted by the Hoff Riser club. They did an amazing job and went out of their way to insure everybody's needs were catered for. I'm crossing my fingers that this club has not bitten off more than it can chew.

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 12:58:05 AM »
Carl and I, and maybe Paul will be driving down...ROAD TRIP! :)

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 08:25:53 AM »
Did you receive the mail with all the docs?

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 09:57:44 AM »
PBC, me and Tim have not received anything, i have sent Manu a message on Facebook but no reply :(




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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2011, 10:31:12 AM »
I have attached the documents we were sent Carl. The English translation looks as though it was done with Google because it makes no sense but I think you will be able to understand what they are trying to say anyway. If you don't, feel free to ask me any questions.

There is also a document wth the contest regulations. This they have not bothered to translate which is rather annoying as it is too technical for me to translate. You can attempt it with Google if you wish however, I think everything will be explained when you get there.

On a lighter note, I think this will be the first competition where the French will not win the 1st prize. There's some pretty heavy players coming from Germany, Russia, and the UK so I'm going to enjoy watching you guys stick it to them! On the other hand, there will be plenty of French and German heavy hitters on Speedjumper Professionals which gives them a distinct advantage. We just launched the new 7leagueboot GT; unfortunately, nobody will have it in time for the championship.

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 01:50:43 PM »
Final update...

The organisers will be at the stadium until 20:00 tomorrow (Friday) and until midday on Saturday. Everyone MUST go to the stadium first to collect their hotel room pass cards, as well as the rest of the paraphernalia they intend giving us. From the stadium to the hotel is a short ride on the metro. Apparently the metro is opposite the stadium and stops right outside the hotel. If coming by car you are probably already en route in which case you would be headed to the stadium in any event.

Soooo, see y'all tomorrow!!  :PJ101Ian:

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2011, 03:17:28 PM »
For those not on facebook the news from media icon, Becky is:

100M finals. Men -
1st place - Ian - 12.24s french record!
Women - 2nd place - Becky - 15.69 (0.3 off 1st place)

400M another 1,2! :)
ian 1st for men with new french record 51.78s


1500m 3rd place in both mens and womens.
Becky 2nd with 1:15:85 (7s behind 1st)

Long jump. 1st & 2nd for the boys!
Ian 5.53m
John 4.90m
Becky 2nd for the girls with 3.17m (1st place 3.60m)

Triple Jump
John first with 15.24m
Ian 2nd with 14.89 both beating current French champion
Becky got 8.75m and came 2nd (womens)

Great news so far, giving the french something to worry about.
Personally I dont see the point of a triple jump, whether on bocks or not. I mean what relevance is it, where does it end? Quardruple jump anyone?

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2011, 06:07:56 PM »
Wow thats some results

Well done all

 :Claugh: Only problem is you lot probably won't get invited next year  :Claugh:

Jason  :Hoofies2: :CGEEK:

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2011, 11:23:20 PM »
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Only problem is you lot probably won't get invited next year

Oh yes they will Jason! They have made themselves extremely popular. We really love them. They are great fun to be around and bloody good athletes to boot.
I'm not saying anything more for the moment as I think it's only fair to let Becky and Co tell you all about it when they get back. Tomorrow they will do a Pro-Jump photo shoot in the town centre.

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2011, 04:38:57 PM »
News from Becky this morning was the sun was hiding and it was pouring!!! Seems like they had an awesome time however

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2011, 06:20:36 PM »
Sounds like it is a good time had by all  :Cbiggrin:

Think I might have to book some time off and visit next year

Jason  :Hoofies2: :CGEEK:

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2011, 08:54:43 PM »
Think I might have to book some time off and visit next year

For the moment no club has come forward to host the championship next year so we were wondering if one of the UK clubs might like to organize one? The French would love to come over and participate. Maybe the Germans and Russians too...

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2011, 03:39:46 PM »
We'll do it.

Someone email me. matt@welshbockers.co.uk

I need information to take to the sports council here and get it sorted.

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2011, 04:47:51 PM »
Good 'ol Locky ...always the man for the job!!
I will speak with the French Federation and see what we can get you. It will all be in French so will you be able to translate it using Google or do you need it done professionally?
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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2011, 05:09:57 PM »
I'd like to help Matt! :)
We were also saying it would be good to have an online record somewhere of all the results from all the events so that people can see how the sport progresses.

Full Results - 16 Medals (5 Gold, 7 Silver, 4 Bronze)


100M
Men - Ian - 1st - 12.24s french record!
Women - Becky - 2nd - 15.69s (0.3s off 1st place)

400M
Men - Ian - 1st - new french record 51.78s
Women - Becky - 2nd - 1min 15:85s (7s behind 1st)

1500m
Men - 3rd - Ian (5mins 17s)
Women - 3rd - Becky (10mins 44s)

Long jump
Men - Ian - 1st - 5.53m
John - 2nd - 4.90m
Women - Becky - 2nd - 3.17m (1st place 3.60m)

Triple Jump
Mens - John - 1st -15.24m
Ian - 2nd - 14.89m (both beating current French champion)
Women - Becky - 2nd - 8.75m

High Jump
Womens - Becky 2nd (1.40m)
Mens - cancelled

Flat Freestyle
Mens - Ian 1st, John 3rd
Womens - Becky 2nd

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Re: 3rd international powerbocking championship (Toulouse, France)
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2011, 07:26:33 PM »
I spoke to John earlier I know his keen on helping with this