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Pirate Olympic Games FAQ
When will the Games be held?: Tentatively scheduled for the weekend of June 1st & 2nd, 2013
Will there be after hours activities?: Yes there will be live entertainment into the night.
Where will they be held?: Tentatively to be held in Treasure Hollow, a private property set in Shadow Hills, near Tujunga, California
Will there be camping available?: Yes, primitive camping. There is running water, facilities and a kitchen on site
Will there be a cover charge?: No, but we are asking for donations at the gate to offset expenses for facilities, etc.
Who can compete: Generally speaking, individuals from various pirate crews and guilds compete for medals and braggin' rights, representing their crew. Participants are judged on performance and attitude.
There will be rewards and punishments throughout the games. Each participant at the start of the games will be required to prove his pirate's worth by chugging a 12 ounce tankard of ale followed by whistling a nautical tune. This sets the proper mood for the event. This is also considered to be a reward.
The punishments are doled out when a participant does not do as well as they should have in a particular event. Floggings! Participants will be able to designate a member of his or her guild to receive punishment.
What Games will be played?: If you were fortunate enough to be in attendance at the previous games, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The Games are as follows: Walk the Plank ~ Swab ~ The Long John Silver Foot Race ~ Tavern Toss ~ Jump Ship ~ Flight of the Sea Hag ~ Sexy Sea Legs Competition ~ Competitors will be required (with the exception of the Sexy Sea Legs Competition) to participate in all 6 of the events.
Who judges the competition: Judges will be designated by the Officials ~ Both judges and officials encourage bribery. Alcohol can be considered a bribe
How long do the games last?: Can be done in a couple hours but could take longer ~ Awards ceremony following immediately upon conclusion of the games.
We do hope that you will be able to attend this memorable event!