Tug o' War Signup

March 11th

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Tug o’ War Team Signup Form

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    Team Members

    Member 1

    Member 2

    Member 3

    Member 4

    Member 5

    Rules

    Form your team NOW! Restaurants, pubs, families,  and clubs, are welcome!

    ● Businesses may have multiple teams. Please register each team separately.

    ● Theme your team! The best dressed team wins a prize.

    ● Teams shall consist of six pulling members. The contest will be deemed to have commenced when both teams are in a position to pull under the direct supervision of the judge.

    ● No studded shoes or boots are permitted.

    ● You cannot wear tape or gloves on your hands to enhance your grip.

    ● You must be standing in order to pull the rope. You cannot pull the rope from a sitting position. If you fall you must stand back up to resume pulling.

    ● The players begin tugging the rope when the referee gives the signal. Each player pulls backwards as hard as they can. The teams continue pulling until the center of the rope (tape mark) crosses where the referee is standing.

    ● Round One begins at 2:00pm. The winner of each heat advances to the finals at 5:30 pm.

    Please sign the following release/waiver and bring it with you to the event.
    Tug of War Release and Waiver of Claims

    Tug o’ War Team Signup Form

      Captain Info

      Team Members

      Member 1

      Member 2

      Member 3

      Member 4

      Member 5

      Competition

      The tug o’ war competition requires a judge. There are 3 different commands that the judge gives to the players. The judge first announces “Pick up the rope”, he then says “Take the string”, and finally he tells the players to “Pull”. Once the pull command is said out loud the teams start pulling the rope. If a member of the team falls down that member is given a caution. Each team is allowed two cautions before getting disqualified.

      Fouls
      There is a particular technique that needs to be applied while playing this game, if not then there will be a foul which can call in for disqualifications. For e.g. lowering your elbow below the knee level while pulling the rope is considered to be a foul and is called ‘locking’. Touching the ground for a longer period of time is also considered as a foul.