of the WFJF 2007
GA, USA, 1 February 2007 - Ladies and gentlemen, the president
of the WFJF:
members, fellow finger jousters, members of the media, and esteemed
visitors, this is another year of change and a year of progress
in the sport of finger jousting and marks another step in the acclimation
of the World Finger Jousting Federation to greatness. In our almost
two years of activity, we have grown immensely in membership size,
funds, reach, and scope. Our membership total is high, we are making
enough funds to survive and then some, our sport is receiving attention
in various places internationally, and we are adding and improving
consistently. In the past year, we have finalized our logo, held
two events, and finished the new website design. Tonight, I'm going
to outline some important events to come in this year of 2007.
of the more noticeable changes to have occurred in the past year
was the improvement of our website. We hope to add and revise more
elements of FingerJoust.com in this new year. Among the additions
will be more video, sound, images, graphics, and features. Many
of the currently inactive webpages will be made active during this
period of refinement to help improve the website user experience.
One of the more important features that will be added will be our
online shop; using this interface, web viewers will be able to purchase
a cornucopia of Federation-licensed merchandise.
limited list of rules and regulations has proven to be effective
in informal and friendly matches but as the competition grows so
must the depth and intricateness of our sport's guidelines. During
the course of the year, we will be releasing the first copy of the
Unabridged Finger Jousting Rules and Regulations. This will be the
binding set of rules for tournament play and all levels of formal
year, with the vastness of our missions and the finitude of our
time, we were unfortunately unable to acclimate a member to hierarch
status. However, this year, we will truly be adding a hierarch to
the WFJF's chain of command. This occurrence will be a proponent
of increased output for our Federation and will be readily announced
in the upcoming months.
"The largest event of the year will be when we, the global
governing body over the sport of finger jousting, sanction the first
official finger jousting tournament. This monumental event will
be the first in a series of small finger jousting tournaments to
introduce the concept of competitive finger jousting to the world.
These tournaments will slowly increase in size, purse, and stakes.
More information on the upcoming first tournament will be revealed
in the near future.
goals for the year include the endorsement of local finger jousting
clubs and the certification of referees. Our club endorsement packages
are near ready, and we are already accepting inquiries relating
to individuals interested in starting their own local finger jousting
clubs under the global endorsement of the WFJF. We will also be
starting to certify referees through training programs, so that
we may have a professionally trained core of dedicated officials
presiding over matches.
the success of our goals depends on the assistance of those inside,
as well as outside, of our Federation. As always, we will need to
acquire more official members and to increase financially. We hope
to continue to expand membership throughout the globe especially
in the key areas of the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
Further globalization and expansion in human resources is necessary
for organizational improvement. We also hope to sign on federation
partners and event sponsors to help in the monetary aspects of the
WFJF; many opportunities would be extended to these gracious businesses
and corporations in our upcoming 'Support the Sport' campaign.
"With the support of jousters like you, our Federation will
have a permanency in obscure, as well as competitive, sport history.
I see that the state of the WFJF is again bright and will continue
to be so. May the joust be with you all.”
WFJF Media Department