Sportfest Rules

Please click the button to the right for each rule in sportfest.

Volksmarsch

Entry Limit: No limit

This is a hike/run of approximately 9 kilometers. Boys and girls will race together, but be judged separately. There will be three heats run throughout the day to accommodate different schedules and conflicts. First, second and third places will be awarded. All students who finish receive points for their schools. This does not include sweepstakes points awarded for placing in the various heats.

Root beer Guzzling

Entry Limit:  1 boy, 1 girl

Students will guzzle 1 16 oz. cup of root beer at room temperature. Students will be timed with a stopwatch. After students finish drinking, they must turn cup upside down on their head to signify that the cup is empty.

 

Pretzel Eating Relay

Entry Limit: 1 team of 5; at least 2 girls on each team

Each student will eat one large pretzel. When finished, the student must be able to say “Achtung”, without spitting out pretzel. Students may not break up pretzels until they start eating them. They may not have them broken up before it is their turn. The team of five people will be timed with a stopwatch.

Soccer

Entry Limit:  1 team, mixed; at least 4 girls on the field at any one time

Each team must have an adult sponsor who is not the German teacher. This sponsor will be responsible for the team’s behavior and discipline. Any team that uses abusive or vulgar language or argues with the referees will be immediately disqualified and the opposing team will be awarded the victory. If possible, have team members wear matching school shirts. Any team with fewer than 4 girls may play, but they need to remove 1 male player for each female player missing.

Upcoming

November 11, 2017
Sportfest 2017
Trinity High School
500 N Industrial
Euless, TX 76039
Site Director: Hildegaard Lombardo

Jan. 15, 2018
Winterfest online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $12 per student.

Jan. 23, 2018
Winterfest online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline).

Jan. 25, 2018
Postmark deadline for Winterfest payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

Jan 27, 2018
Winterfest 2018
Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76110 Blvd
Site Director: Ian Connally

Most Important Dates

February 9, 2018
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $10 per student.

February 9, 2018
Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due

February 16, 2018
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

February 24, 2018
Texas State German Contest, Texas State University, San Marcos

March 9, 2018
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

April 20, 2018
Teacher Grant applications due

February 23, 2019
Texas State German Contest 2018

Contact Us

Contest Director
Beth Smith
fraubeth@att.net

Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
328 High Brook Drive
Richardson, TX 75080

Onsite Directors
Ian Connally
Paschal High School
3001 Forest Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 75110