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Bridgton hosts 8th Four Square World Championships
Bridgton hosts 8th Four Square World Championships

For the eighth year, The Lakes Environmental Association (www.mainelakes.org) in snowy Bridgton, Maine, will host the Four Square World Championships, on Saturday, February 25, at 5:45p.m., at Bridgton Academy. 
Bridgton Academy is located in North Bridgton (www.bridgtonacademy.org) The championships are free and open to the public, so expect to see more than 100 people of all shapes, sizes and stature in attendance. Com-petitors from many states will battle for the greatest four square titles in the world. Officials from Square Four, the Four Square League of Boston, will oversee the event.
The Lakes Environmental Association collects a $10 registration fee to support their local environmental work. There is no advance registration required but please email an RSVP to Peter Lowell with an indication of where you are coming from and how many players and spectators you intend to bring.
It would be a good idea to book lodging early and plan to take advantage of the skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and more that Bridgton has to offer.  The Chamber of Commerce can help ( www.mainelakeschamber.com).
The day will look like this:
• 5:45 p.m.: Open registration and beginner rule workshop
• 6:15 p.m.: Men's and Women's general entry (top 50 percent advance)
• 7:00 p.m.: Men's and Women's Semifinals (top 25 percent advance)
• 7:45 p.m.: Women's Finals (winner takes all)
• 8:15 p.m.: Men's Finals (winner takes all)
• 8:45 p.m.: New champion awards
• 9:00 p.m.: Relocate to Lake Region House of Pizza for celebration
There is a Sunday schedule for any competitors still in town:
• 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast of champions at Ricky's Diner on Main Street in Bridgton.
• 10:30 a.m.: TBD post-champs outdoor activity (weather permitting).
 
The rules of the game are nearly identical to Four Square league rules (www.squarefour.org/rules) minus the addition of our special server rules. In other words, this is a vanilla competition and there are no double taps, body language, underhand only and blackjack rules allowed. Entrants will be divided into three Women’s and Men’s divisions and there will be competition for children too. 

For more information, contact Peter Lowell, LEA executive director, 207-647-8580 or lakes@leamaine.org.

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