The inaugural Australian Finska Championship is coming to Sydney this February!
Held on Saturday 20th February at The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, this family-friendly event will see 80 teams face off in a competitive quest for Finska glory!
Finska is the seriously addictive outdoor log throwing game with its ancient origins in Finland. It is easy to learn and all ages are welcome to participate in this year's tournament. The only requirement is that there must be two players in each team.
The tournament consists of two competitive stages; the pool stage and the knockout stage. During the pool stage, teams will face off against every other team in their allocated pool. After the pool stage, the more successful teams will proceed to the knockout stage and playoff for the Australian Championship trophy.
The other teams will also get to compete for the Championship Medallion. The tournament structure is designed so that all teams, irrespective of skill level, get to enjoy a full day of competitive Finska fun.
The Australian Finska Champions will receive the prestigious Australian Finska Championship trophy and a very handy winners cheque for $1000 thanks to Planet Finska. The Runners Up will receive a $500 gift voucher that can be used on a select a range of games from Planet Finska. The Winner and Runner Up of the Medallion knockout rounds will also receive great prizes.
In addition to the excitement of the tournament, there will be a great line-up of entertainment, activities and food! Look forward to a pop-up bar, DJ and a fabulous organic food truck on site. Plus there will be lucky prize draws throughout the day for both competitors and non-competitors registering before the event.
The event's primary sponsor, Planet Finska, will have a selection of great outdoor games to play just for the fun of it. They will also host "how to play" sessions and you can take advantage of exclusive deals on their excellent range of outdoor games.
The Australian Finska Championship will be held at an iconic and historic harbour location in Waverton, just 3 stops by train from Wynyard Station.
The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability is just a 6-minute walk from Waverton train station and is worth a visit in its own right to enjoy the water views and learn about this former industrial site that has been given back to the community. It has been transformed into an educational, environmentally focused parkland and community garden in the heart of Sydney.
Next to the Coal Loader, there are also some excellent bushwalks around Balls Head with amazing views of the harbour bridge, city skyline and Opera House. It is also a great place to picnic and you are welcome to bring your picnic basket and favourite tipple on the day.
Start planning your visit to the Australian Finska Championship today!
If you would just like to come along and watch some talented (and not so talented) Finska tragics battle it out, register as a spectator so you can go into the draw to win a prize!
Competitive places are strictly limited, so register your team now if you wish to compete! No prior experience is necessary.
Who will be crowned the first Australian Finska Champion? Come along on Saturday 20th February to find out! For all the latest on what's on, please see here.