UniGrid

>Thu, 03 Aug 1995 11:10:38 Tim Sheppard <tim@lilliput-p.win-uk.net> wrote:
>
>>What IS Unigrid?
>
>the best way to explain what unigrid is, is probably to get you to check out
>the following home page…
>
>http://central.co.nz/~hjarvie/unigrid.html

Sorry, I don’t have Web access

>Basically it’s Gridiron on unicycles

Very interesting, but not very helpful since I’ve never heard of
Gridiron either.

I’ve got a hazy impression from your comments, but could you just sum up what
Gridiron is, it’s objects and methods? I don’t need a rule book, just a sentence
or two, because I would like to find out what this is all about. Sorry if I’m
sports-challenged.

Cheers

========================================================
Tim Sheppard tim@lilliput-p.win-uk.net Lilliput Press - Publisher of fine books
in miniature

>>Tim Sheppard <tim@lilliput-p.win-uk.net> wrote:

>I’ve got a hazy impression from your comments, but could you just sum up what
>Gridiron is, it’s objects and methods? I don’t need a rule book, just a
>sentence or two, because I would like to find out what this is all about.
>Sorry if I’m sports-challenged.

I forget we all speak different languages, I should be aware of the differences
because I spent several years in England trying to understand you lot, our
English’es are quite different. I’ve just ducked into the web page and copied
the guff on it all so here it is…


UniGrid was created by the Hamilton Unicycle club back in 1993.

It’s a relatively simple game to learn with few rules… well, none really! The
feild can be whatever size you like and depending on amount of players of
course. We’ve found a 10mx15m field with 4 players a side is a good size.

The game is made up of three halves (not periods, …halves!) and each half
is only 5 minutes long, this may sound short but you have to be there to feel
5 minutes!

Our players very quickly got equipt with a manner of padding and guards to
protect themselves from the animosity due to the lack of rules! After a time,
technique came in to the game and it wasn’t nearly as rough. Other than general
respect for the others clothing and unicycle, it’s really a “no holds barred”
situation, a bit like Bullrush! (define Bullrush: tribe of people trying to stop
ONE man running from one end of a field to another!!)

The only object of the game to score goals at the appropriate end of the field,
taking out whoever lies in your path! Hamiltonians use a midget traffic cone as
a ball some times as you never know how it will react to a bounce, but ususally
a small rubber/foam ball about 6 inches in diametre.

For a goal, we use a bucket… so that if the ball bounces out, it’s not
counted as a goal, this means it has to be “placed” in the goal, that is not a
rule but added difficulty in some games.

****************EOF

any more questions just fire away!

later…

Regards

                  ______ E-Mail: romack@midland.co.nz
                 / GRID\ Unicycle Hotline: 025 761 141

| U ) Phone 07 839 9005, Fax 07 839 9006 N | OO| Editor of ‘UniNews’ I
| /xxxx\ Founder of ‘Unicycling New Zealand’
_
\XXXX/ )
( ************************************************* (( )) * * (
\ / ) * Making a footpath…If, when removing soil *
| ( L
__ * to make a path of stepping stones, you are *
\ ______(###) * vexed by buried rocks, move your path a few *
|####| * feet; somebody else had the same idea *
( ) * fifty or a hundred years before you!! * \ | * (James McConkey,
writer) * \ \ * * |) )) ************************************************* /
/ /\ / /==/
\ (( L____) )) \ / _____/