Schedule for Saturday

The race schedule for Saturday's Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Fesrival should be posted by TRRA today; I'll bring a hard copy to practice tonight if you want to see it that way. This is a draft schedule -- no expectation of any big changes between today and Saturday, but you never know!

The captains/officials meeting is at 9 AM. It would be a good idea for anyone who is steering or drumming to attend that meeting, too.

Races start at 10 AM with a masters final between the Pfish and Steel City. Mixed division heats then begin at 10:20 AM. Paddlefish are currently scheduled (this is not a promise) to race a mixed heat at 11:20 AM against the DC Dragons.

The six mixed division teams with fastest heat times will go to a semi-final race in the early afternoon; the other 16 mixed division teams go straight to finals. Three of the teams that competed in semi-finals will get a shot at the grand final at 4:20 PM.

The women's final is currently scheduled (it's a draft) for 4:40 PM: DC Dragons vs Pittsburgh Paddlefish vs Steel City Dragons.

The men's final is listed in the draft schedule for 5:00 PM: TRRA/Pittsburgh Paddlefish vs Steel City Dragons vs DC Dragons.

Celebrations at 7 PM at Blue Lou's (upstairs room of Mario's) on Carson Street.

Awards for winners of finals will take place throughout the afternoon, probably in the athletes' village at the end of the park, though the specific location has not yet been determined.


Blogger Kit said...

Arlene Krava, who chairs the PDBF Committee, is asking that paddlers park at the UPMC employee parking lot. Teams are encouraged to drop off their gear and passengers at the park, then move up to UPMC to park their cars. She will have a shuttle moving people back & forth. Parking there from 8 am to 8 pm is free. Shuttles leave about every 15 minutes.

11:13 AM, September 14, 2006  
Blogger lisa said...

So where is the UPMC lot?

12:48 PM, September 14, 2006  
Blogger Tifosodibirra said...

Just wanted to wish the P-fish good luck at the festival Saturday. Looking forward to reading and/or seeing a recap of the day's events...especially the celebrations afterwards... :-)

11:59 PM, September 14, 2006  
Blogger Jonathan said...

ah yes - those celebrations :)

Not quite rivaling Tampa, alas, but fun nevertheless!

Pictures to follow...

8:29 PM, September 17, 2006  
Blogger Tifosodibirra said...

Can't wait to see them...any pics of happy P-fish are good pics, even if they're not on a yacht in Florida...

9:37 PM, September 17, 2006  

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