The Prison -tournament in Finland

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The Prison -tournament in Finland

Post  von K. on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:38 pm

This annual classic was played last weekend in Naarajärvi prison area (in the city of Pieksämäki). The winner was Finland's top player Marko Karhunen.

The tournament only had 9 players. This is because the place is very remote from almost all other players than the main organiser Jani Mustonen. The distances covered by other players are 200km (2 players), 300km (3), 160km (1) and 80km (2). So in total all guest players travelled 1700km in winter conditions to play this tournament.

In Helsinki competitions always draw more players, but we have a system that wants to share the burden of travelling more equally.

This tournament of course has a lot of positive aspects for travellers. It's free to spend the night, it's a naturally beautiful place by a quiet lake with sauna and a possibility for winter swimming. So it's a tournament of great fun and enjoyment also after the games, and some consider it the most enjoyable tournament of the calendar.

This is something a bit different, and gives a small view on the reality some players and countries can have.

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Post  georgy on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:18 pm

The Prison or the "Prison Break" tournament? Cool

Congrats to Karhunen!

Pieksämäki is where my wife studied for her 1st degree but I've never been there.
Actually I have no clue where it is!

Here in Kreikka things are not very good (the financial situation), so I think that
we will make the move sooner or later.
I prefer Helsinki (because of subbuteo among other reasons!)

Unfortunately I will not make it for this year's GP/IO!
On the other hand we have very cheap tickets for Rome (end of June) and I think I can
make it. Any volunteers from the land of Joulupukki?

Send greetings to all the Finns!
(not literally!!! just the subbi players Shocked Shocked Shocked)
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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:46 pm

Considering the growing number of "prisoners" in our community, we'll soon have a real "prison cup" Very Happy

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Post  von K. on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:17 pm

The participation numbers would be big, if the trophy would be a get-out-of-jail card. Shocked

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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:20 pm

But we can be happy, we not only have players in jail, we even have organizers! lol!

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Post  von K. on Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:09 pm

Admin wrote:But we can be happy, we not only have players in jail, we even have organizers! lol!

Not a huge surprise really, if it is true. And it shows some events and comments of January 2010 in a new light.

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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:05 pm

I jut found the gear competition managers will wearing in future tournaments lol!

http://www.deguisementsonline.com/img/p-deguisementsonline.com/3148-3764-large.jpg lol!

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