Kočevje Wild Hogs is a relatively young team at just three years old, established in 2015. Although young, the team has already organized several tournaments indoor and outdoor. In 2017, huge progress was made in the club, visiting their first international tournaments and some players being recognised by contributing to the 2017 national Flag Football team. Becoming 2017 national champions and 2018 vice-champion are just some of the records the team established in the past two years. In 2018 the team became a regular participant on all major European tournaments, getting a lot of international experience, recognition and putting their name on the map of Flag Football.
With the fourth edition of Bear Bowl 5v5 tournament, Wild Hogs are preparing a Flag Football 2-day festival like no other yet in Slovenia. Ten to twelve teams across three or even four fields on a completely renewed football (turf) surface will see two days of pure fun and competition. If you want to Become a part of a story that is set to become traditional we welcome all teams in search for tough and competitive Flag Football. With some invitations sent out to the teams who invited us to their tournaments or just made good “team-friends” connections, the sign-ups officially opened two weeks ago. With teams showing interests from Serbia, UK, Spain and the even USA, the team from Kočevje will organize an event to remember.
Quick facts about the Bear Bowl 2018:
Event date: 15th & 16th of September 2018
Number of teams: 10 – 12
Game clock: 2 x 15 min
Guarantee minimum of 6 games per team.
Prizes for the first three teams: 1st place: Set of custom designed flags (30 pcs) + Leather Football 2nd place prize: Set of custom designed flags (30 pcs) 3rd place prize: Leather Football
Entrance fee: 80€ (non-refundable)
How to get there:
Besides the fact that we guarantee at least 6 games per team (2x15min running clock), there will be plenty of other cool stuff at the tournament to experience. You might want to check out Lars & Sven hamburgers that will be served at the tournament and people who tried them say, they are the best Slovenia has to offer – It Made us hungry just writing about it… Another good reason to visit the tournament is the good transport links! With Eurowings, Vueling flying to Zagreb airport (1h driving time away), Easyjet, WizzAir, and Transavia to Ljubljana (1,5h driving time away). Venice in Italy can also be a good flight connection (3h driving time away). You can fly there with lots of low-cost airlines (EasyJet, RyanAir, Vueling, Volotea, WizzAir…). Once coming to any of these airports, we recommend renting a car or hopping on EasyDrive which is really a cheap shuttle transfer option. If you have from 8 to 10 people coming, then they will most probably organize a private transfer to the tournament venue with really cheap prices. We definitely recommend this option.
Sleeping arrangements will not be a problem. There are cheap options available close to the tournament venue. But please have in mind that we are trying to get beds that we would accommodate in a gym with showers and toilets. It is just a 150m away from the tournament fields. If we manage to arrange that, the price for an overnight sleep will be just 5€ per person.
The team also booked all available beds in a brand new hostel Bearlog (400m away) for that weekend. We can accommodate three 10-player teams there easily. The price for this option is 20€ per night per player, breakfast included. Teams that will want to stay here, will need to stay at least 2 nights (from Friday to Sunday). If you are interested in this option, please contact us. The link to the accommodation is : https://www.booking.com/hotel/si/hostel-bearlog-kocevje.sl.html
There are also some other options available. Guest House Veronika (800m from the venue): https://www.booking.com/hotel/si/guest-house-veronika.sl.html
Guest House Tri Zvezde (700m from the venue): https://www.booking.com/hotel/si/guest-house-tri-zvezde.sl.html
More information and help:
If you want to sign-up your team, have any question or need any help, please send us an email at email@example.com, contact our Luke or visit our Facebook Fan page. We will try to respond to your questions ASAP.