The Abacaxi Bowl is a flag football (American) tournament for adults who still have some game left from their past days of playing football in school and on the sand lots in their past!
The tournament traditionally is played on the Saturday morning before the Super Bowl at one of the American schools in town. This year it will be held at PACA. Amsoc hires professional referees and has an ambulance present in case of injuries. There are two well-manicured fields of 100 yards long that are limed for the out-of-bounds, first down markers, and end zones.
It´s a special day for Amsoc sports because many families and friends usually come together to watch the games. This year the PACA Booster Club will be selling snacks and drinks to raise funds for their sports program. Entrance to watch the games is free.
There should be plenty of families in attendance this year along with the usual 9 to 10 teams of footballers and their friends!
Please come join us for a traditional American day of football and meeting friends, old and new, who are a part of the American community in São Paulo.
January 12 - 20 REGISTRATION
January 21 - 30 LATE REGISTRATION (late entry will be accommodated, if possible, but at a higher cost)
January 31 1-DAY TOURNAMENT
• 08:00am – Warm-up and teams confirm registration/roster
• 09:00am – Games begin
Where: PACA School (Pan American Christian Academy)
Rua Cassio de Campos Nogueira, 393 – Interlagos (www.paca.com.br)
✓ 6 players against 6 players (unlimited players on a team´s roster)
✓ 2 halves of 12 minutes (5 minute halftime break)
✓ Required Team Jersey (all shirts the same color at the minimum)
✓ Each team provides its own football
✓ Players must use flags provided by AMSOC
✓ Basic Flag Football rules with 3 contracted referees running each game
✓ Three 1st down markers – at home 20; midfield and opposing 20 yard lines
✓ 20 second clock between plays
✓ Pay the lower of: R$ 750 per Team, OR by the number of Players per Team:
✓ Player is an AMSOC member = R$ 40
✓ Player is a Non-AMSOC member = R$ 60
✓ OR Pay “early-registration” Team discount of R$600 (until Jan. 20)
Food & Drinks:
✓ Bring your food, snacks and drinks sufficient to play the entire day
✓ PACA´s booster club will sell snacks & drinks (support their cause!)
✓ NO ALCOHOL is allowed on PACA grounds (strictly monitored!)
Individual or Team Captains contact John Kennedy regarding the following:
✓ Team Registration Form and Game Rules
✓ Team Captains please make 1 payment for their Team
2) Bank transfer to:
The American Society of São Paulo:
Account number 35.493-0
Please make sure to send the office the transfer receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your payment can't be identified, your name will not be put on the list.