Announcing the 1st Booklympics!

Booklympics Official Site

EQUIPMENT

Mass Market Paperback Book – defined as paperbound book which must have at least 150 pages and weigh at least 8 ounces (225 grams) The leaves may not be encumbered by any rubber bands or tape.
Octavo Hardcover Book – defined as a hardbound book which must have at least 150 pages and weigh at least 16 ounces (450 grams) The leaves may not be encumbered by any rubber bands or tape.

EVENTS

Book Hurling
• Mass Market Paperback Division.
• Octavo Hardcover Division.
wherein from a standing start a hurler must pitch a book as far as possible horizontally. the distance covered is measured from the standing point to the point where the book first hits the ground.

Book Curling
• Mass Market Paperback Division.
• Octavo Hardcover Division.
wherein from a standing start a curler must pitch a book horizontally – in a manner that the ‘slide’ of the book is as long as possible. the distance covered is measured from the point where the book first hits the ground to the point where it stops.

JUDGING

Qualifying – ANYONE in the World can submit results and they will be summarily posted – HOWEVER only members of the Bibliophile Mailing List are eligible to win a trophy and collect prize. (joining the list after submitting results is perfectly fine by us.)

Validation – each event must have at least 2 HUMAN witness.

Submitting results – Email the Bullpen editor with the results including, name and address of the competitor, names of the witnesses, the book title, author, weight, year of publication, distance, date and location of the event as well as any particulars such as windage, alcohol consumption, number of spectators and the like. Special consideration will be given to anyone who submits pictures of the actual event!!

Prizes – Winners will get a custom made one of a kind trophy with their name on it, bragging rights and perhaps a prize to be decided at a later date.

the final date for submitting entries for the 2006 contest has yet to be decided.


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