BrickFest

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Type Sports Committee

BrickFest is a traditional sport competition weekend between deaf students from RIT and Gallaudet University. As of April 2011, name of event had been changed to from RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend to BrickFest or RockFest. When the weekend is held at RIT; it will be BrickFest and it will be RockFest; when it's at Gallaudet.

Purpose

This is BrickFest or RockFest is a competitive weekend between deaf students from RIT and Gallaudet University, located in Washington, D.C. According to BrickFest/ RockFest By-Laws states "Section 2. The purpose of this event is: to foster a spirit of sportsmanship, competition and cultural events. And to promote social relationships and interactions between both institutions." All deaf and hard-of-hearing students registered with NTID, as well as any interpreting majors, are eligible to play.

History

The event, which started in 1978 (unconfirmed), was on Rochester Institute of Technology's turf this time, as RIT holds it every odd-numbered year, and Gallaudet every even year. Brickfest & Rockfest started because both schools wanted to have a competition in sports as well as have an event to promote socialization in the Deaf community. The schools are often considered rivals because of their similarities, but also their differences. The event has evolved some over the years, that there were fewer rules when the event first started. After all of these games are put aside when the schools come together on Saturday night for Brickfest Bash, when the weekend is held at RIT; or Rockfest Bash, when it's at Gallaudet.[1]


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Years Result
1978
1979 RIT won, 184-57
1980 Gallaudet won, 104-58
1981 RIT won, 1-0
1982 RIT won, 1-0
1983 Gallaudet won, 153-137
1984 Gallaudet won, 100-95
1985 RIT won, 98-96
1986 Gallaudet won, 176-104
1987 RIT won, 354-257
1988
1989 RIT won, 129-108[2]
1990
1991
1992 Gallaudet won, 139-66
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001 Gallaudet won, 56-53[3]
2002 Gallaudet won, 174-128[3]
2003 RIT won, 138-122[3]
2004
2005 Gallaudet won, 56-53[3]
2006
2007 RIT won, 206-149[4]
2008 Gallaudet won
2009 RIT won, 222-165[5]
2010 RIT won, 181-163[6]
2011 RIT won, 189-163[1]
2012 Gallaudet won
2013 Gallaudet won
2014 Gallaudet won, 29-8
2015 RIT & Gallaudet tied. 12-12

Sports

Team Sports

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Sport Gender Coach Required? Players limited to the following: Number of Games Number of Players playing at a time
Basketball M/W Yes 10 One Game 5 players
Dodgeball M/W No 12 Best of 7 6 players
Flag football M/W Yes 20 One Game 7 players
Soccer M/W Yes 15 One Game 7 players
Softball M/W Yes 15 One Game 10 players
Volleyball M/W Yes 12 Best of 3- 30, 30, 15 pts 6 players
Ultimate Frisbee Co-ed Yes 16 - must at least four of each gender One Game 8 players (At least three gender on field)

Points System

Points System


TEAM SPORTS

Scoring for team sports will be as follows: 10 points will be given to the winner and 5 will be given to the loser for each event (with the exception of a forfeit, loser will receive 0 points). These team sports are as follows:

  • Basketball (One game)
  • Flag Football (One game)
  • Softball (One game – 7 innings)
  • Soccer (One game)
  • Volleyball (One Game/Best of 3)
  • Dodgeball (One game/Best of 7)
  • Ultimate Frisbee (One game)


E-SPORTS

Scoring for E-Sports will vary.

Five of video games.


Committees & Details

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No. Committee Name
1. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1978
2. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1979
3. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1980
4. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1981
5. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1982
6. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1983
7. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1984
8. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1985
9. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1986
10. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1987
11. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1988
12. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1989
13. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1990
14. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1991
15. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1992
16. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1993
17. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1994
18. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1995
19. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1996
20. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1997
21. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 1998
22. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 1999
23. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 2000
24. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 2001
25. Gallaudet/RIT Weekend 2002
26. RIT/Gallaudet Weekend 2003
27. Gallaudet/RIT Sports Weekend 2004
28. RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2005
29. Gallaudet/RIT Sports Weekend 2006
30. RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2007
31. Gallaudet/RIT Sports Weekend 2008
32. RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2009
33. Gallaudet/RIT Sports Weekend 2010
34. RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2011
35. RockFest 2012
36. BrickFest 2013
37. RockFest 2014
38. BrickFest 2015

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2011. ReporterOnline. (2011).Reporter 04.29.11
  2. RIT/Gally Weekend. The Ties that Bind. NTID Focus. (Winter/Spring 1990). [1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 RIT/Gally Result
  4. RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2007. ReporterOnline. (April 27, 2007). [2]
  5. RIT/Gallaudet Sports Weekend 2009. ReporterOnline. (2009).Reporter Online
  6. RIT/GallaudetSportsWeekend2010