September 19, 2012 by
This month’s Two-Minute Drill provides all you need to know about Gay Bowl XII this week in Denver, Colorado. Please take a look and familiarize yourselves with everything that’s planned and expected. The Denver Gay Bowl Committee has created what promises to be a very memorable experience for all of us! So before you take off, make sure you know everything you need to know!
And one last thing – don’t forget your flags and footballs!!
July 27, 2012 by
Now that we are less than two months away from the big tournament in Denver this year, our member cities’ thoughts have turned to practice and getting prepared for the 2012 Gay Bowl.
The NGFFL member cities adopted a host of rule changes that become effective with this tournament. I’m going to attempt to hit the highlights:
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July 27, 2012 by
The declaration form for aspiring candidates for NGFFL commissioner for the 2013 / 2014 term is now available. Check it out. It asks aspiring candidates to answer a number of questions to illustrate that they’d do as NGFFL leader. Candidates have until August 17 to fill out the form. The answers will be shared with member city “City Leaders” once the nominating period closes. The election process and schedule can be found here.
July 23, 2012 by
It’s commissioner-election time. The NGFFL commissioner, the organization’s top official, is to be elected every even-numbered year at Gay Bowl, according to the organization’s Bylaws. (Then later this fall, two more of the total seven elected Board seats will be voted on.) The Board has just distributed to City Leaders the process that the commissioner election will follow this year. Prospective candidates will be able to declare their candidacy beginning this Friday, July 27 (via a Survey Monkey form that will be published on Friday). Candidate declarations are due August 17.
Is it you? The NGFFL is seeking leaders who are committed to taking our great sport to more LGBT people in more places. Check it out.
June 20, 2012 by
Every year, the NGFFL sweeps its rulebook for instances where the rules are either inconsistent, in conflict, or silent on scenarios that occurred or could arise during play at Gay Bowl. The Board also uses this time to solicit proposals from anyone pertaining to potential changes to the rules of play.
After consideration and deliberation of all submitted proposals, the Board submits the proposed changes it deems meritorious to Member Organizations (the cities) for a final vote. Ultimately, Member Organizations set the rules of play for Gay Bowl.
Earlier this month, Member Organizations considered 11 proposed changes to the rules of play for Gay Bowl. The vast majority were technical in nature and resolved instances where the rules were inconsistent, in conflict, or silent on scenarios that could arise during play.
One proposal, however, suggested instituting a three-point Try from the 20-yard line following a touchdown. This element is a feature of NIRSA’s rules of play, one of a few national governing bodies of amateur sports in the US.
Twelve Member Organizations voted on the changes put forth by the Board. All the changes passed save one, the three-point Try, which fell by a vote of 4-8.
For an explanation of each rule change, as well as the final vote total for each proposal, please visit here.