On Sunday the 2nd of June 2002, it will once again be time to hoist anchors and cast off for the 7th Annual Dordtse Weedcup. This yearly event takes place on a ship while boating on the rivers around Dordrecht. It's a big ship with ample room for 350 guests.
The Dordtse Weedcup began 7 years ago, as a competition between several growers acquainted with Head and Growshop Dordrecht. The first 2 events we took to the wide rivers on a much smaller ship, max 35 passengers. But the atmosphere and weed wasn't any less of it.
Now we will be boating on a much bigger ship and it looks as though this might be too small. One of the reasons for this is an article in the U.S. High Times which gave the Dordtse Weedcup quite an international interest.
The boat trip
The boat trip is gong to vary a great deal this year. From Dordrecht we will be going on the Dordtse Kil, on to the Holland’s Diep a very wide river. Passing underneath the Haringvliet-bridges, on to the Haringvliet, along side the island Tien Gemeten, then on to Middelharnis, where we will boating up the Spui, the narrowest part of the boat trip. Between Maassluis and Vlaardingen we will enter the Nieuwe Waterweg, and passing by Rotterdam and it's international world harbour. One of the most spectacular parts of the trip, With a really nice different view of Rotterdam and looking at the cool bridges as we pass underneath them. Going up the Noord river, again heading south, we'll soon see the Dordtse Dom on the horizon. Then across from Groot Hoofd and the centre of Dordrecht, we'll let up on the gas. Now it will be time for the presentation of the Dordtse Weedcup on the upper deck. With the old centre of Dordrecht as background. To prevent anyone from getting seasick we may take an alternate route, if the weather (mainly the wind), prevents us from ensuring smooth easy going sailing without too much rocking of the boat (we'll do that).
Everyone joining the trip can enter the Dordtse Weedcup. As soon as we cast off you can submit your price winning Cannabis in the upper saloon. Only there you can submit your pot, about 2.5 grams per entry. "Attention" there are 2 categories 'Nederweed' and Haze, only one entry per category per person. (Max 1x Nederweed and 1x haze)
All of the entered weed will go in the same kind of bags with a different number. Your name or alias and number will only be on one list, which I will keep in a closed envelope in my inside pocket. (Closely guarded) Which will not come out until the jury has declared the results by number.
The jury will only have 2 lists of numbers and 2 piles (Nederweed and haze) of numbered bags filled with some of the finest Marijuana. (Yours)
Because it would be impossible for the jury to smoke all the different weed in one afternoon, a point system will be applied according to, first impression, scent, looks (clean up), taste, final judging. The top 5 from each category will be smoked and the final decisions will be made for the winning numbers.
The jury consist of 7 people (potheads) with a superb knowledge of weed and are able to give a good judgment.
Last year No Mercy Supply (the sponsor) provided me ( for the first time) a silver challenge cup witch was won by K.C. Brains. We expect K.C. Brains again to be on board and anticipate a good entry to defend his trophy. Whomever wins the Dordtse Weedcup for the third time in a row will not handover this prime silver Cup. but will be able to keep it.
For the other winners there is naturally world renowned eternal fame and of course a cool cup.
A party without music is "NOT". That’s why again there will be life music on board. Mango, Het Boeren Syndicaat and a third, not yet booked band will be playing in the disco. The disco is an area where you can sit stand and dance. There is a small bar if you get thirsty.
A band that is getting more and more recognition and has appearances across the country and also been on the radio several times. A cheerful band with cheerful music.
'Het Boeren Syndicaat'
They could call itself eccentric between the other bands. A band full of musical talent and has played all over for years at party’s and festivals.
A band from Belgium, guitar, drum and bass, will be playing, if the weather allows, on the aft deck. In between the times that the other bands play.
In the upper saloon, DJ Arrow and Alive Sound System will be playing music to further ensure a good atmosphere.
DJ Arrow is well known in the Netherlands. And has played quite often together with his sister DJ Hepcat of whom you can read an interview article in Soft Secrets first issue.
Alive Sound System specializing in laying Roots reggae, Dancehall, Dub and Ska. Two DJ's whom singing and swinging make the show.
Together with DJ Arrow, they also provided the music at the first outside weed swapping day. They will surely again provide some good vibes at this Party.
Just like every year there will be a cold buffet, which will be prepared on board in the kitchen. And served at approximately 3 o'clock and available till it's all gone.
The tickets this year will be 75,- Euro. Be on time ordering your tickets. You can only do this at the Head and Growshop Dordrecht. The tickets include; the boat trip of at least 100 kilometers, the cold buffet, the possibility to participate in the Dordtse Weedcup and, of course good life music and a lot of fun.
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3311 AA Dordrecht