Red Tide Clambake
|Tourney Date: 10/03/2009 - 10/04/2009|
For the 2010 Clambake, please go here.
1. NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THE PARTY OR THE FIELDS!!
Please pass this info on to your team. If you drove 6 hours with your dog, you still can't bring the dog to the fields or the party. Plan ahead.
2. NO ALCOHOL allowed at the fields!
This is a new rule, and obviously a bummer. However, there's a very strict Athletic Director who has made it very clear that we can't drink at the fields anymore. At all!! We'll have tons of beer at the party. Please wait until then. If you choose to drink at the fields, you could seriously jeopardize the chances of anyone ever having another Clambake at Bowdoin College.
OK, enough with rules. Here's some info:
This is a UPA sanctioned event. All players must be current UPA members, or join the UPA at the event or pay a $10 one-time fee to participate. No cash will be accepted for UPA dues.
Lobsters may be purchased for $10 each in advance, by e-mail. Please understand that if you send an e-mail request for lobster, you must pay for it at the tournament with no exceptions. Send e-mail to the TD with your team's order. .
5. Tourney Fee
The tourney fee is $450 per team. You should have already paid a $200 deposit, and the remainder is due at the tournament. You receive your party and lobster tickets when all dues and fees have been paid, and the roster completely filled out. Please help our administrators and do this early.
6. Party tickets
Tickets will be collected at the campground entrance. Everyone who wants to attend must have a ticket. See your team captain if you didn't get one.Each team is allowed up to 15 tickets. Any additional tickets can be purchased at themain tent for $15 each. Party and lobster tickets will not bedistributed until rosters have been turned in and tourney fees have been paid.
Friday camping is available at the party site for $5 per person.
7. SERIOUSLY, NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THE PARTY OR THE TOURNAMENT!
Hungry? Thirsty? Then Be Sure to Visit:
Brunswick Variety & Deli
When was the last time Your Team hosted an Ultimate Tournament?
The 2009 theme will be something to do with "coming of age", being the 21st annual and all.
Also check out this video from the 2009 Clambake bid party to se what you are up against...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhY1H5X4oCA
Want to come to the 20th Annual Red Tide Ultimate Clambake, and a Party like you've never seen before? All you have to do is try to answer one simple question:Can YOU Pass the Clambake Test?
Last year's Clambake had a theme for the first time - "What Happens at Clambake, Stays at Clambake". All the teams were encouraged to incorporate this theme into their bids, and the results were fantastic. We had a Vegas theme, a "casino", people dressed up as playing cards, parlor games, etc. This year's theme is a take-off on Tom Wolfe's famous book "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test." Many of you - especially the older crowd - may we well aware of the book, the Merry Pranksters, Grateful Dead, and all the craziness and mayhem they created. Whether you know the story or not, read on to get a glimpse of what this year's Clambake will be all about. You youngins may relate more to the concept of the Rave - that's along the same lines of what's gonna' go down on Saturday September 20th 2008.
Back in the mid 60's a bunch of freaks in San Francisco began throwing LSD parties, when LSD was still legal. The house band for these parties was the Grateful Dead. These parties featured much more than music though - it was supposed to be an experience of total sensory exploration and overload. Besides the music, there were microphones hidden in strange places, piping sounds to yet other rooms, the middle of the woods, etc. They had strobe lights and blacklights and projectors on the walls and reverb bouncing around the room and whatever else they could think of to push the sensory envelope.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_Pranksters
"Following the bus trip, the Pranksters held a series of "Acid Tests", where participants were given "acid", the street name for LSD. The tests were held at various venues in California, as well as one in Mexico during an eight month period when Kesey hid in Mexico to avoid incarceration due to marijuana possession, and were sometimes advertised with colorful crayoned signs asking "Can you pass the acid test?". The first Acid Test was held in Palo Alto, California, in November 1965. The young psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead (known earlier as The Warlocks) supplied the music during these events; in essence, they were the house band for the mobile party. Jerry Garcia, of the Grateful Dead, stated that the acid tests allowed him to "play with a certain kind of freedom, that you rarely get as a musician. We didn't have to fulfill the expectations about us, or expectations about music. It allowed us to experiment with music freely." Jerry Garcia said that the Pranksters at the Acid Tests were the best audience the Grateful Dead ever had. The acid test is credited with the expansion of the consciousness of the sixties. Kesey believes that the sixties, particularly the experimentation with psychedelic drugs was the beginning of a paradigmatic shift that is still relevant today. In Kesey's own words, "It was the beginning of a real true revolution that is still going on."
Well welcome to Clambake 2008! We're going to do our best to re-create the experience, minus the big tub of LSD in the middle of the room. But we'll have every kind of glow toy you can think of, flashflight frisbees, one room decked out in blacklights with posterboard, masks, day-glow paint and markers - anything to help us create our own tripped out scene. The Broken Men will be cranking the Dead tunes as they have for many Clambakes over the years, celebrating their 26th year together as a band. Another room will have a DJ, and a friend who does special effects for Holywood movies as well as putting on massive raves around the country will be adding his visuals to the mix.
This really is going to be totally out of hand, even by traditional Clambake standards. This is the 20th Annual, a major reason to celebrate, and we're pulling out all the stops in an effort to raise the bar even higher. Party as an art form!
So if you'd like to come be a part, we encourage you to tailor your bid to the theme. It's not required, but the more of us that are on the bus the better!
For those of you who are new to the 'Bake, here's the basic concept behind the bids. More teams want to come than we have space for. So rather than just randomly picking teams, or first come, or any other random method, we ask you to earn it. We put a ton of work into this gig, and ask that you do too. This party is WAY bigger than any of us, and we truly couldn't do it without you. It's all part of the group mind, very much what the Merry Pranksters were searching for in the original acid tests. On August 30th we're going to have a big party and evaluate everything you send to us, and then admit the teams that seem like they'll add the most to the scene. There are many different ways to contribute, and there's no right or wrong method. Here are some samples of great bids past and present:
Those are all just suggestions - feel free to do whatever you think would be fun. Please also understand that no matter how great you think your bid is, nothing is guaranteed. The reason we have the bid party is because not everyone can come. You may put a bunch of time and effort and/or money into your bid, and still not get in. We wish there were another way, but we only have so many fields and so many lobsters. But understand that if you don't get in, you are still making an important contribution to something that has become far bigger and better than any individual player or team, and it's all for an incredible cause - Maine Special Olympics. We've raised over $100,000 since we started in 1989, and we'll continue to push that higher with help from all of you.
Bids are due by August 28th. They should include a $200 deposit check, payable to Red Tide (please write your team name on the check!), and mailed to:Alex Pozzy
89 Crestview Dr
Portland, ME 04103
Women's Division Teams
Open Division Teams
Mixed Division Teams
Women's Division Teams
Open Division Teams
Mixed Division Teams
from the South: (Bowdoin is 2 1/2 hours from Boston)
To reach Bowdoin from the south, take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 52 (formerly Exit 9; 295 to Coastal Route 1). Continue on 295 to Exit 28 (formerly Exit 22; Rt. 1 North: Coastal Route, Brunswick / Bath). Continue on Route 1 North / Pleasant Street to the third traffic light. Go straight ("To 201 / 123 / 24 / Maine Street"). Continue straight for approximately 1/2 mile to the second traffic light. Turn right on Maine Street. Turn left immediately after Church onto rt. 24 South. Turn right on Rt. 123 at light. Stay on 123 for about 1/2 mile. Take right at "Pickard Field House, Bowdoin College" sign.
from the North: (Bowdoin is 1 3/4 hours from Bangor)
To reach Bowdoin from the north via the Maine Turnpike, take exit 103 (formerly exit 14), then I-295 to Exit 28 (formerly Exit 22; Topsham-Brunswick, Route 1 North). Proceed as above.
DIRECTIONS to the Party / Campground
Camping for everyone on Saturday night is included as part of your tournament fee. If you would like to camp on Friday night, the cost is $5 per person. Info about the site can be found at http://www.bennettallweatherpaintball.com/. Besides paintball (which won't be open while we're there), they also have an absolutely fantastic disc golf course. If you're into disc golf, or would like to try it, I highly encourage you to find the time to play.
The address is 463 Fort Hill road Gorham, ME. This is a link to a google maps satellite/map image, which you can plug in your own address to for directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=463+Fort+Hill+road+Gorham,+ ME&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=44.793449,82.265625&ie=UTF8&ll=43.719939,-70. 471866&spn=0.010034,0.020084&t=h&z=16&om=1
Recompense Shore Campsite 207-865-9307 Freeport, ME
Maineline Motel 207-725-8761
Siesta Motel 207-729-3364
...to the Clambake Staff
Alex Pozzy The Commish
Jen Pozzy Primary Support
Rich Young You Name It
Mike Leding Emails
Jen Muehle Frisbee Central
Alan Fitzgerald Webmaster
Scott Whichard Breakfast
George Stergiou Breakfast
Mike Moser Disc Design
Gale Force Decorations
Red Tide Parking, Setup
Dead Reckoning ID Police
Red Tired Cooking/IDs
S.S. ARG Taters
And Virtually everyone else in the Portland Frisbee Family!
Lynn Ruddy Bowdoin Athletic Dept.
James Pitts Mermaid Clambake Co.
Meritt Bennett Bennett Allweather Paintball
Mike Boardman Coyote Graphics
Lori Thomas Parrot Club Volunteers
Jeff Rae Mortgage Network
And a HUGE THANKS to all the teams who are helping out with other tasks - Setting Up, Cleaning Up, Cooking, Serving, Collecting Scores, Massaging, and tons o' other stuff. We could never do it without you...