If curling on ice isn’t your thing, then join the folks from Obscure Games for an indoor curling tournament that will be using humans and office chairs.
Human Curling Tournament
Sunday, February 28, 2010 – 10:30am-1:30pm
West Penn Recreation Center, 470 30th Street, Polish Hill
Human Curling: Human Curling is a new sport invented by Obscure Games director Adam Nelson. Played in a gymnasium, teams take turns pushing players in swivel chairs across the gym floor, scoring points for accuracy and distance. Teams position players strategically in order to pull off complicated ricochets and other high-scoring plays, while simultaneously trying to tag-out members of the opposing team. And though the US Olympic Curling Teams have not fared well, in this weekend’s tournament, teams will bring honor back to the US and to Pittsburgh by competing to be named “Human Curling Champions” of the world. More information and rules for Human Curling can be found on the Obscure Games Rulebook, at http://obscuregamespgh.com/wiki/index.php?title=The_Rule_Book
Obscure Games: Formed in August 2009, Obscure Games is a group of young Pittsburghers dedicated to creating and playing new and strange games. We’re out to play for the fun of it, because play is good. It revitalizes your body and re-energizes your mind, and it’s not just for children any more. We play our games, we play other people’s games, we play games pulled from antiquity, we change rules as we see fit, and usually forget to keep score. Right now, games are geared toward men and women 18 and older. Athleticism helps, but there are no fitness standards, and anyone age 18 and over is welcome to join us at our weekly Obscure Games events.
More Games? Save the date for the Steel City Games Festival – August 27-29, 2010
Like the Come Out and Play Festival in New York City and the Igfest in Bristol, UK, Steel City Games is a celebration of the impact of creative play on individuals and communities, men and women, adults and children. Game submissions are open to anyone, and local community and artistic groups are encouraged to submit a game for the festival.