2018 Holidaze Tournament

‘Tis the season for the greatest of all reindeer games… the 6th annual Yacht Club Holidaze tournament! So bring 3 of your fav sleigh-ride-or-die homies and join us for a day that is so fun, even Scrooge would approve.

Signup as an individual or a group of 4, (2 guys, 2 gals, or if your theme calls for a different ratio, let us know). We will group you with 4 other players, then you’ll spend the day battling for who’s got the most holiday spirit. In addition to dodging fun, we’ll raffle off some wicked locally sourced prizes and have additional swag for purchase!

TOYS! TOYS! TOYS! DONATIONS! DONATIONS! DONATIONS!

If you’re also into spreading your holiday cheer all over the place, know that your participation in the tourney will go a long ways toward making sure the kids at Highland Park and Westwood Rec Centers have the best holiday season ever. We’re asking for a donation or toys in addition to your participation fee. Your contribution will supply the Rec Center’s annual holiday extravaganzas with gifts for youth and families from our community. Make a donation or bring a toy and receive a FREE “Holiday Wish” card, which will allow you to re-enter a game at any time, once.  Limit 3 “Holiday Wish” cards per player.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How are teams picked?

Register as an individual to be placed on a team or as a group of 4 players (2 guys, 2 girls) and we’ll group you. We do our best to equally match teams as much as possible, based on skill level and male to female ratio.

I added an additional $10 donation/said I would be bringing a toy when I registered for the tournament, what’s in it for me?

Okay Grinchy Face, each person who brings a toy or makes an additional donation will earn a “Holiday Wish” card which will allow you to re-enter a game at any point, one time. Limit 3 per player.

Do I really need to bring a toy?

Please do. All toy donations will be distributed to the Rec Center of your choice. Westwood or Highland Park Rec.

Here are few toy suggestions, BUT YOU ARE NOT LIMITED TO THESE TOYS: sporting equipment/bags/balls; books, backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gift sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers.

 

Apple Picking – Nov. 17th – 8:30AM

Yep, that’s right, we’re going apple picking! Grab your seat on the bus to Los Rios Rancho Apple Farm in Yucapia, CA. Nov. 17th will be a fun day of Apple picking, hard cider tasting, cider pressing, nature trail walking, live music listening, animal petting, wagon/tractor riding, horse backing, corn mazing, farm tours and more!

*Please note this is a 12 hour day. We are asking that you arrive at Union Station by 8:30 a.m. We will leave the apple farm just after Sunset (around 6 p.m.), and arrive back at union station

 

CAMP ERYC

Join us in the woods, October 19-21 for a weekend of ERYC Camping. Your registration fee covers our bodacious camp site and a group meal, just don’t forget your sleepingbag. For more details peep the Facebook event.  

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Ahoy Ladies Skill Building Workshop in October

Location is to be annouced, but you can register for the Fall Ahoy Ladies skill building workshop. Held at Eagle Rock Rec. Center
1100 Eagle Vista Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Quick and Dirty Tourney on July 1st

Details:

This tourney will be a typical Quick & Dirty tourney with 8 teams of 8 random players facing off in a true feat of Dodgeball and the Common Good. We’ll assign you to a team, then you’ll spend a few hours with them dueling the other teams.

Glassell Rec Center
3650 Verdugo Rd,
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Tourney Format:

  • You sign up, we put you on a team
  • 8 teams of 8 players
  • Round robin, followed by single elimination
  • Top 4 teams advance
  • 16-minute games

Schedule:

  • 1:00PM – Registration
  • 1:30PM – Round Robin
  • 3:30PM –  Elimination Round
  • 4:05PM – Semi-Finals
  • 4:30PM – Finals

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a “Quick and Dirty tourney”?

A quick tournament (4 hours) pitting eight teams of eight random players against each other in a “tourney” that promises to be just as quick as it is dirty!

How are teams picked?

At random, the day of the tourney, we do our best to equally match teams as much as possible, based on skill level and male to female ratio.

What is a “perk”?

Perks are added bonuses or advantages that your team can acquire by making additional donations.

How do perks work?

Perks are designed to add some fun and excitement to the game while raising a little extra cash to fulfill our mission. Each player has paid a $15 entry fee to join the tournament. Your team can then donate some extra $$ to gain one of the following perks:

Life Savers: cash in a life saver and jump back into the game at any time.

I added an additional $10 donation when I registered for the tournament, can that be applied to my team’s “perk fund”?

First of all, I think you mean “tourney”, not “tournament”. But Yes, this donation can and will be applied to your team’s perk fund.

What do I do if I’ve registered but can no longer play?

Email Hello@theyachtclub.org and let us know, when possible refunds will be given, but are not guaranteed.

The Wheel gets around…

Each Yacht Club season ends with one team hoisting their league’s Captain’s Wheel.  Then, like the Stanley Cup, each player is entitled to their alone time with The Wheel.  Over the years, The Wheel has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, some it would like to forget.

Our winter winners seem to be doing a particularly good job of living their best Wheel life.

Here are Pamela from NoHo, Katie from Highland Park and Danielle from the Venice doing it right.

Where will you take The Wheel?

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.
Cursed no more, The Wheel goes to Wrigley Field
Nailed it.

Westwood Beautification Tree Planting

In 2017 Westwood Park, (home to our Westwood dodgeball league), lost several trees due to bark beetle infestations. We’re looking to replenish the lost greenery and are looking for monetary donations to purchase new trees and volunteers to help plant them. 

How it works:

Donate: A donation of $100 will go toward the purchase, planting, and routine care of 1 tree at Westwood Recreation Center. Our goal is 12 trees.

Volunteer:  If you’d like to volunteer in helping ERYC care for the trees, email nicole@theyachtclub.org for details on dates/times.

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FAQ:

How does the tree donation work?
Your donation will go toward the purchase, planting, and routine care of your tree. Additionally, your donation, you or your recipient will receive:

  • A Framed Eagle Rock Yacht Club “California Love” Poster
  • A Tree Certificate with a personal message
  • Photos and information about the tree and its location

What types of trees are being planted? 

  • Fern Pine
  • Texas Red Oak
  • Pink Trumpet Tree

a friendly reminder

Since its first dodgeball was thrown, the Eagle Rock Yacht Club has steadfast by the expression “don’t be a dick”

More than just a simple slogan or motto, it’s our Golden Rule, Declaration of Independence, and Ten Commandments all rolled into one. We deal with dicks everyday in our non-dodgeball lives, from the seemingly oblivious grocery store line-cutter to the loudest-honking freeway speedster, and sometimes even straddle the dick-line ourselves. Though for the short time every week when we gather to run around a rec center and throw rubber balls at each other, there are no dicks allowed. Leave your dickishness at the door. Vamonos, el dicko.

What qualifies a person as being a dick anyway? Of course, the forceful flinger who manages to blast every face on the opposing team with a single dodgeball and no apology is clearly the dictionary definition of a dick. But there’s subtle dickery afoot as well. For instance, it’s possible to let someone know a ball grazed their shoulder without instigating a cross-court shouting fest, right?

But don’t get us wrong, all of this dick talk Should in no way threaten or hinder the competitive spirit. However, the cocky swagger of an aggressive pro dodgeballer shouldn’t impress anyone in the Yacht Club. After all, when all is said and done we’re still playing a children’s game here, we aren’t curing diseases with every catch, and nuclear weapons won’t go off if we lose, and we’ve moved past their level of maturity where it’s acceptable to use words like “dick.”

If there’s ever a question as to how to handle a dispute during dodgeball, remember that, at the end of the day, it’s only dodgeball.

So whether it be on the court, in the car or at a business meeting, keep calm, let the trivial stuff slide, and, you guessed it, don’t be a dick.