3 days of competitive Ultimate and legendary partying!
19-21 May, Geneva, Switzerland
Talampaya is one of the oldest Coed Ultimate competitions in Europe - the first edition dates back to 1989! This year you can expect a high-level competition in preparation of the 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC).
Talampaya 2018 will take place on 19-21 May !
Location: Route de Vessy 29, 1234 Vessy-Geneva, Switzerland
Team fee: 400 CHF
Player fee: 70 CHF
To register, fill in this form (deadline is February 28th)
The following teams are registered:
Black Eagles (Scotland)
Flyhigh Alpha (Switzerland)
Flyhigh 1 (Switzerland)
Flying Rabbits (Belgium)
Hässliche Erdferkel (Germany)
Headless Ultimate Zürich (Switzerland)
DC Panthers (Switzerland)
Quijotes + Dulcineas Ultimate Madrid (Spain)
Russia Mixed (Russia)
Camping: As in previous years you have the option to put up your tent next to the fields or sleep in your car on the parking lot.
Dormitories (NEW): We were able to book dormitories (50 beds in total) at the Cité Universitaire de Genève from Friday to Monday (18to 21 May 2018). The costs are a total of 75 CHF per person for 3 nights. The dormitories are in walking distance from the fields (23 minutes). We will give the 50 slots on a 'first come - first served' basis to players coming from abroad (by airplane). Please write to email@example.com if you are interested.
AirBnB: There are a number of places not too far from the fields in Carouge and Champel. Have a look. From both neighborhoods there is a bus running to the bus stop Bout-du-Monde (from there it is a 10 min walk to the fields).
Hotels: There are a couple of hotels in Carouge (easily reachable by public transport), but they are relatively expensive: Auberge communale de Carouge and a new Ibis that's opening in Feb 2018. Otherwise you can look at the usual websites for options in Geneva city center.
If you have accommodation in the city center and you don't have a car you might want to rent a bike: www.geneveroule.ch/location/index.php?langue=en
Their Montbrillant store is right next to the main train station (5 minutes by train from the airport).
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timing of the tournament:
start - Saturday morning (specific times to come)
end - Monday late afternoon: finals start around 3 pm, finishing around 4:30 pm on Monday
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Talampaya is an area discovered in 1873 by the German geologist Alfred Stalzner, lost in the deserts of the La Rioja province, in Argentina. According to most linguists, its name means “dry river of the tala” (a hackthorn tree, Celtis spinossissima).
The rocks that characterize it, as old as dinosaurs, were exposed during the uplift of the Andean range. They contain high quantities of iron oxide, which gives them their red color, and have been shaped by wind and water over the last 60 million of years into their current forms.
The region has been inhabited by Cienaga, Condor Huasi, Aguada, Sanagasta and Inca peoples ever since 2600 b.C. They used the area as a sacred meeting-place for artistic expressions, and filled it with petroglyphs.
Talampaya’s rock-art is to be found on black rocks or on the faces of the canyons, and depict geometric forms and shapes of animals and humans. One of them is believed to represent a wizard, with a bag which, you have to agree, looks like a frisbee!
One former player from Geneva traveled there and came back with a picture of this wizard which became the tournament and club logo. This logo is now famous around the Ultimate world.