The 16th edition of the World Games was held in Montréal,
Québec, Canada between August 11th and
More information, including pictures from this event can be found on: http://www.crossemontreal.com
The first day of the games was the traditional arrival day where the opening banquet was held at the Montréal Pavillon. Ten teams were drawn and divided into two pools.
About 100 players attended the games which was some 30 or so less than expected since the African delegates did not receive their visas.
The second day started off at nine with the first
round of games ending at 16:00.
Day three started in the same way with games starting
at nine. However the games ended a little earlier at 14:00 in order for
everyone to get ready for one of two choices for sightseeing in Montréal.
On the fourth day the games went on from 09:00 to
16:00. The teams ending up in second and third place in each of the two
pools played for a place in the semi-finals against the winners of each
pool. After the games
The fifth and final day started with the finals. After
the games everyone went on the bus to a traditional Québecian evening
at "Sucrerie de la Montagne" for the closing ceremony.
During the evening Penguin intercrosse held its annual
award ceremony for the "Penguin Of The Year" awards.
Finally the grand prize was awarded José Guiot
of Switzerland as the "Penguin Of The Year 2003".
Perhaps because of his award, José was "randomly"
selected to a "Lord of the axe" trial.
Dancing was also a part of the evening which ended at midnight when the last bus left for the hotel.
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