Event: USBA/WBA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet and Tournament
Location: Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich, CT.
Date/Time: Hall of Fame Awards Banquet- Saturday, November 8- 6-10 pm; Tournament- Sunday, November 9- 10:00 am start time; Doors open at 8:00 am
Hall of Fame info: The 2nd Annual USBA/WBA Hall of Fame will include a buffet style dinner and cash bar. It is a family oriented event. Awards will be presented to Competitors of the Year, recent World Records, individuals who have been influential in the growth of the USBA/WBA, and more. A chance to connect with fellow Martial Artists interested in the art of breaking and competitive breaking, and reflect on the first 9 years of the USBA/WBA. Adults- $55, children under 12- $25. Banquet tickets must be purchased by October 26.
Special room rates: Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd., Norwich, CT is offering a discounted room rate. Friday 11/7, Saturday 11/8, and Sunday 11/9- $99 per night. For reservations call the hotel directly at 860-889-5201 or toll free reservations at 877-463-4462. To receive the group discounted rate, please refer to the group name "US Breaking Association" or group code "USB". Group rate is $99 plus tax. Cut-off date for group reservations 10/10/14.
Nearest Airport: Bradley International Airport
Breaking competition categories: First Time Breaker, Creative Wood, Creative Open, Extreme Kick Wood Breaking, Power Concrete and Power Wood; all ages, ranks, and genders.
Special Registration Pricing: $40 one division, $55 unlimited divisions (competitors who register in First Time Breaker may not compete in other events).
Spectator fees: Adults and Children 13 and older- $5, 12 and under FREE. Hall of Fame Banquet attendees FREE.
Material pricing: Boards- $2-$2.50, Blocks- $3, Community Stand Fee- $8.
Other info: Deadline for pre-registration is October 26, 2014. Materials orders must be submitted by October 26.
Rating info: All USBA/WBA members will receive the following points toward World/National ratings: 1st place- 5 points, 2nd- 4 points, 3rd- 3, Officiating- 2 points.
USBA/WBA World Record set by Jonathan Field- 50 1" boards with palm srikes in 10.5 seconds!
USBA/WBA World Record set by Jonathan Field at the US Open breaking 107 1" boards with a stomp!
USBA/WBA World Record set by Jarrett Guzman at the US Open breaking 362 1/2" boards with a stomp!
(From left) Grand Master Ralph Bergamo, Master John Zurisk, and Master Drew Serrano at the US Open 2013