Month: November 2015

Drop-in workshop/game day

3:30-5:30pm December 12th 2015 at East Elmwood Community Centre 490 Keenleyside.

Come work on your skills from 3:30-4:30pm. Experienced players will be available to help you work on anything from throwing and catching to rules you have trouble with. Then, at 4:30pm we will be grouping up into teams to put everything we just worked on into action!

Come anytime between 3:30-5:30, it is only $10/person. Adults only, indoor shoes with non-marking soles are required.

Check out and RSVP to the facebook event!

Get ready for a tournament!

Announcing , a New Year’s charity tournament to benefit the Sunshine Fund!

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Click the image to see a higher resolution version (and to get more details on this tournament coming up).


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The Dodgeball Lowdown 7/2/2015

Weho dodgeball is hosting a Sin City Shootout Dodgeball festival in Las Vegas. The Festival runs January 15-17, 2016.

Registration has already started for this event and the spots are going fast. This is an LGBT event but straight folks are allowed to register with the team as well. Each team must have a 3 gay minimum and are subject to approval to make sure there are no ‘stacked’ teams.

Registration costs: $65 per player on a team, if you are playing in another division it’s only an additional $35. For traveling teams there are event discounts available. Visit for more details on discounts.

Co-ed no sting – teams of 8 – 2 female min per team
Co-ed 8.5 – Teams of 6 – 2 female min per team
Womens – Teams of 8 – have not heard back if self-identified women are allowed, judging by the exclamation point I’m assuming no but email the event to inquire.

The event’s main focus is for a good time, and from what I have heard it will be an amazing event. I will not be making it this round due to other travel obligations in 2016. But I have kept this event in my August follow up event folder.

The Canadian Dodgeball Association (CDA) has just announced their new tryouts layout, so you can try and be a part of Team Canada.

You have to play in the provincials to have a chance to make the Canadian team. In my opinion, there are a few teams of 5 in Winnipeg that can win the provincial rounds. I can share my fantasy teams in person if you want to know who.

Don’t sweat it if you don’t think you can win provincials, you still have a chance to make the Canadian team by showing off your mad skills at provincials. The CDA will be looking for 3 players coast to coast to add to Team Canada.

Honestly, Winnipeg has a lot of potential to be on this team, I have seen a lot of growth in players both male and female. If this is something you want to do, tell me. I’ll cheer you on. No one wants to see you fail, we want to see you grow.

For more details on the new qualifying tryouts, visit

In case you fell asleep on the dodgeball court again with your Saturday night hangover, Dodgeball Winnipeg has opened up the registration forms for the January 2016 Co-ed Team, Co-Ed Draft and Womens Draft Leagues.

This is a great time to get used to the World Dodgeball Federation rules for the Team Canada tryouts.

If you have any dodgeball events that you want to share, send an email to, I’ll do my best to add it to the Dodgeball Lowdown.
See you on the court.

RRC Dodgeball Tournament

Red River College has a dodgeball tournament coming up shortly. Here is what event organizer Shaun Scrymgeour has to say about it:

“Dodgeballin’ mobros and mosistas! Come join in on some dodging fun and get a chance to check out those early staches coming in, while at the same time (and most importantly), raising some money for prostate cancer research and awareness! A big part of Movember involves getting out, getting moving and living an active lifestyle! Teams of 6-10 will join together for a recreational tournament taking place from 5pm – 9 ish pm in the South Gym of RRC’s Notre Dame Campus. The winning team will earn the title of RRCSA Movember Dodgeball Champs for 2015 and be pictured with our illustrious Moustache Trophy! Lots of prizes up for grabs, $10 entry per person which includes pop, pizza and your donation!”

The Dodgeball Lowdown 2/11/2015


The Dodgeball Lowdown

The UDC Championships have come and gone, Winnipeg’s had a handful of teams play  at this year’s Sky Zone UDC qualifier. In case you were sleeping on the court, the Winnipeg team MORB won the qualifier and headed to vegas for the championships.

For those that are new to the dodgeball world, the popular trampoline park franchise Sky Zone currently offers Ultimate Dodgeball at their facilities. Each year up to fifty teams gather to play UDC Championships in Las Vegas NV to crown the victorious team. The championships is an invitational tournament so you can’t just sign up, you have to win in your local qualifier. The game is played with 5 players, 7” rubber balls and on a trampoline court.

The championship is fast paced with hard throws, rubber balls that sting bare skin and awareness on court is key. MORB mentioned they came home with lots of new experiences and new ideas to up their game after playing in Vegas this year. Dylan a member of MORB mentions that at the qualifying games the rules were not as strict “We were thrown off because half the rules were never enforced in previous games we’ve played”. Austin fellow teammate added “It was the most competitive thing I have ever been to. There were so many good teams, it was so overwhelming”.

Winnipeg doesn’t offer as high caliber play as you see at the UDC Championships. MORB mentioned that watching the finals was one of the highlights of the trip. “it was cool seeing such a large community based around something as niche as trampoline dodgeball” Colton added.

The team didn’t train, but they frequently played scrimmages against each other before heading to Vegas. “It’s hard to find other people who are going to skyzone to play against”. There’s not a huge interest in Sky Zone Ultimate Dodgeball, which is a shame for the team because you can’t get better without playing against a similar caliber. “we watched films of other teams competing and tried new things but basically we just played 3 on 3 alot” says Austin

There were some setbacks during their journey to the UDC Championships, but they are willing to give it another go next year. From the brief conversation we had – these guys have dedication and drive to win.

If you are interested in playing Ultimate Dodgeball Colton mentioned there may be a league starting up in winter at the Sky Zone facilities but in the meantime check out groupon for some deals on jump time.

Looking for people that may be interested in a night of Ultimate Dodgeball? head over to the Winnipeg Dodgeball group on Facebook and gain some interest.


See you on the court