CEV Continental Cup Baden

One Player Down and Beach volleyball

We are going to be at the CEV Continental Cup Beach Volleyball tournament in Baden from the 10-12th June.

There you will be able to meet us and also see some of the stars of beach volleyball.

What we are bringing

We are not just bringing our beautiful faces we are helping spread the word about one of our great friends TriVolle.

What is TriVolle

Any of you that joined us at the MOVE – Movember launch party last year, will know that this was the opening act of the night. It is a great game, a mix between beach volleyball, four square (not the check-in startup, a school yard game from the US).

As you can see from the video…stop, watch it now.

Now as you can see from the video, this is an amazing game and one that takes 10 mins to get it to it and 5 mins to get addicted. That was not a mistake.

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Why should we do that you are asking, well, we talked with the TriVolle team and negotiated a fantastic deal for you all.

Be the coolest kid this summer and get one of these Trivolle sets for an amazing price, only available through One Player Down.

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Tag des Sport Wien 2014

On the 20th September the Tag des Sport 2014 will be taking place in Vienna and, while One Player Down is not officially a partner (at least not this year), we are behind all things sporting…so it goes without saying that we are great supporters of the Tag des Sport.

Also did we say that the enrty price is FREE!

This is a great opportunity for people to get to grips with Sports in Vienna, the options, the organizations behind them, etc.

There will be many thing taking place on the day so seeing it all might be quite the task, are you up for the challenge?

There will be famous athletes from all sporting backgrounds, ability to test out new games, free samples from all big bands (not a promise, just a likelihood) among many other things.

The traditional sports will all be represented there, Football (Soccer), Basketball, Skiing etc but it is the lesser know sports that have got us excited this year.

Bassalo
Bike Polo
PrellBall
and a few others.

Unfortunately, one is missing but that is not a problem, as we here at One Player Down have your back…all will be revealed soon, you just have to wait for the next post to find out all about it.
Visit Tag des Sports 2014 for more about what the day has in store and remember that One Player Down is the easy and quick way to organize all your sporting events watching or playing.

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Streetlife Festival Vienna

On the 13-14 September the First Streetlife Festival 2014 will be going on in Vienna.  During ths event many different types of events will be taking place from Cage Football to Slacklining.

 

The Streetlife Festival will be celebrating street culture in Vienna so it will not just be hosting sporting events.  Urban gardening, Street artists, dancing etc will being exhibited.

A full list of the events can be found at www.streetlife-festival.at but the highlights are certain to be:

This is an event not to miss and hopefully the weather allows for a great new event to find it’s feet in Vienna to help bring more new people together in the city.

 

A little further afield, Manchester to be precise, and on the 6th-7th September is the Soccerex Football Festival, a chance to see Gianfranco Zola, Fabio Cannavaro, Jari Litmanen, and many more up close.

 

In the next few months there will be some special events going on in Vienna, to keep up to date with them all please follow One Player Down on:

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Sporting week

After the recent post about Donaupark it is time to update you on the Sporting Week according to One Player Down.

Monday Night football is back and will try and take advantage of all the good Mondays left in the summer.  As the photos from the “We love Vienna but…” post shows there is not a limit of how many players can play so the more the merrier, just sign up and get all the details on the platform.

The other mainstay this summer is Basketball on Thursdays, though this is not really looking for extra players, ever once in a while they need someone to join and the level is good.  That means, if there is space, bring your “A” game.

To help you keep your sporting calendar in order we have the export to calendar feature.  At the bottom of the event there is the opportunity to export to iCal

If you do not have an iPhone, then it is possible to download an app to convert ics files to google calendar or outlook files and they are free.  This is just a part-time work around while we update the system to cover every operating system.

 

 

And the Tournament goes on

We know that we have been a bit World Cup heavy in the past few weeks and that will stop soon we promise.

Last night the final game of the second round was played, so all the Quarter Final games are now set.  The Second round was not filled with many surprises,  most of these teams would have been expected to be here at this stage except for Colombia and Costa Rica perhaps.

Chile played well but just couldn’t overcome Brazil

Uruguay didn’t show any teeth against Colombia (sorry for that really bad pun)

France over powered Nigeria, wearing them down

Germany rode their luck against a fantastic Algeria team

Holland borrowed the German’s lucky horse to ride it past Mexico – more on this game in a minute

Costa Rica took penalties to put Greece out of the cup

Argentina against Switzerland, I think the commentators even fell asleep.

Then came the game of the second round, Belgium vs Tim Howard!  The US might have opened up the Americans to enjoy how much fun a 0-0 game can be but it seemed that when needed, the German’s horse just needed a rest.

So we are left with

Brazil v Colombia
France v Germany
Holland v Costa Rica
Argentina v Belgium

There are hopefully a few upsets in the Quarter Finals as that makes it all the more interesting, only time will tell.

Now quickly back to the Holland Mexico game and now we come to the controversy of the round.  Robben must be a two sport athlete as his diving is as well if not more renowned as his football skills.  FIFA, UEFA and all the league bodies want to get rid of this kind of behavior and there is only one way.  A dive anywhere on the pitch,Yellow Card, in the penalty box however, instant Red Card.  The game, spectators, sponsors etc are trying to be cheated by that player.  If a straight yellow is something that Refs are not willing to give, then anytime a player rolls around as if their leg has just stabbed should be ushered off the field to be brought back on at the next opportunity, this would also stop the time wasting.  This needs to be stopped for the betterment of the game.

Final point here, if a player then admits to the dive after the game, it should be treated as if he has elbowed someone and he should face a ban, if it has changed the outcome of the game, it might be that the win should be awarded to the other team.  Harsh…but everyone wants diving out of the game.

While the Football has been going on there have surprisingly been many other sports events going on, including Wimbledon.

Wimbledon suffered it’s own upsets yesterday when Rafa Nadal went out to Krygios and Sharapova went out to Kerber.

If all this talk about sport has you chomping at the bit to play just Get in the Game at One Player Down

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World Cup Fever – Brazil 2014

The World Cup in Brazil is just around the corner,starting with Brazil vs Croatia on Thursday.

It is time for predictions, fantasy teams, completing your Panini sticker album, following everything with a World Cup wall chart and beer, friends, shouting, chanting, excitement and tears.

Let’s get the One Player Down Predictions out to the way.

France and Belgium are the Dark Horses of the Tournament

Spain would be a great as we would have been part of viewing history

Brazil as the hosts are a good pick too but…

Argentina is the pick from One Player Down as Messi and Aguero clicking will be near impossible for any defense to stop.  The fact that they have one of the easier groups also allows the to work their way into the tournament too.

Back to professional opinions.

These events are all about the fans around the world, as we have heard on occasions that the players themselves get bored, something as as fan it is hard to fathom.

We are going to present some of the fantasy team leagues, share some professional predictions – some not so professional – and talk about some great places to view with games in Vienna.

 

Fantasy Teams:

Guardian
TelegraphMcDonalds

The Guardian have also added a nice twist by allowing people to pick their dream XI, have you ever wanted Zidane passing balls through to Maradona, see what Zico could have done with Ronaldo and Pele in front of him?  Here is your chance.

Predictions:

ESPN – here you can fill out your own predictions and see who will win
Sportsnet – Offers up their group predictions, from a Canadian perspective
BBC – British ex-pros opinions of how the world cup will turn out
Bleacher Report – Odds, Table Predictions and FIFA Tournament Preview

Where to watch the World Cup in Vienna:

Strandbar Herrmann
Wuk – FM4 WM-Quatier
Flex
Shebeens
Almost every bar in the city

It would be callous not to add a little about the political upheaval that the World Cup has caused in Brazil and the Manaus Stadium “White Elephant” issue.

John Olivier of the Last Week Tonight show has a comedic look at the situation, it has to be said that the views expressed in the clip are not the views of One Player Down

Though One Player Down is mostly for organizing to play sports, it can also be used to organize where you will view the games over the next month with friends, colleagues or fellow country men and women.

Get in the Game

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Fusiön 2014

Fusiön 2014 Indonesian - Austrian cultural event

Fusiön 2014

 

 

 

 

 

This Friday 30th May PPI Austria (The Austrian Indonesian Society) is putting on a cultural and sporting event in Vienna called Fusiön 2014.  It promises to be a fantastic two days of new people getting to know each other and the Indonesian culture.

In the words of the organizers “Fusiön 2014  is a networking event between European-based Indonesian students and their colleagues. This event consist of sports tournament, which includes mini-soccer, table-tennis and badminton, and a cultural night. This event is organised by PPI-Austria (Indonesian students and youth association in Austria), and will be held in Vienna on 30-31 May 2014.”

One Player Down as the Sports Socializing Network is happy to be working with Fusiön 2014 supporting them by hosting their sporting events on the One Player Down website.  The principles behind the Fusiön 2014 cultural event are core to what we believe at One Player Down, sport is a great way to integrate, the language on the sports field is sweat, hard work and enjoyment, no need for Google translate for that.

The events will be held at the Sportcenter Donau City, Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 128, 1220 Vienna on Friday starting at 10am and on Saturday at 9am.

Football Fusiön Friday
Badminton Fusiön FridayTable Tennis Fusiön Friday

Football Fusiön Saturday
Badminton Fusiön Saturday
Table Tennis Fusiön Saturday

To view these events you need to be a registered user of One Player Down, to find out all about the Fusiön 2014 Fun and Sport Indonesian – Österreich Networking Festival click HERE or follow them on Twitter @Fusioen2014

Fusiön 2014 event map from One Player Down

Event Map from One Player Down

 

One Player Down partners of the Fusiön 2014 event

Fusiön 2014 and partners Including One Player Down