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1994 Vienna

Dear lesbians, dear volleyball-players!

Welcome to Vienna! Vienna is different … Servus – servas!
We finally made it. Lets face it – we are worked and worn out, mia san am Semmerl (in good old viennese slang).
All of us but Gisi hesitated to organise the next lesbian volleyball tournament. Back in Haarlem we were quite surprised when Gisi got up and declared: WE DO!

At first even the thought of organising such a huge international tournament shocked us completely. We soon recovered. In a short period of time, thanks to Gisi the main goal was achieved. Our frankness to organise a lesbian volleyball-tournament in Vienna’s one and only 5 court gymnasium made the “boys” in charge hesitate, kind of confused and speechless. But we made it and got the final okay.

This was the first step (to heaven) and we had to start to get organised and organise. We founded 7 small working groups each in charge of different duties. In order to discuss the results and ideas of each group, we all met once a month at the plenary.

Most difficult for us to cope with was the non existing financial support by institutions. Therefore we especially thank: Rosa Lila Villa and Café Willenorf, Frauenbuchhandlung – women’s bookstore, Café Berg, and one bank (which prefers to stay anonymous) for their material and ideal support.

We also want to thank the teams which were willing to pay an additional fee for the women from Riga and Prague, the volunteers and all the women/lesbians who provided sleepingplaces.

Since the team from Riga wouldn’t have been able to come unless we provide for the costs we organised a fund-raising dance “Let’s dance for Riga” at the Frauen/Lesbenzentrum Beisl. The entrance tickets and fee symbolized the financial support for some kilometers of the route Riga-Vienna. The dance was a big success. The visitors were very generous and Margarete did a great job in fund-raising. So we were proud to contribute the dance’s profit of AS 13.500 to the Riga team.

So today is the day! Vienna’s first international lesbian volleyball tournament is about to start.

We welcome the teams from Latvia, Czech republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Austria and last but not least friends, fans and spectators. We wish you (and us) lots of fun and a pleasant stay in Vienna.



Program 1994

Friday, April 1st, 1994
5 p.m.-11 p.m. welcoming reception at the women’s center, allocation of sleeping places, buffet

Saturday, April 2nd, 1994
8.45 a.m. opening of the hall
9.00 a.m. welcoming
9.10 a.m. joint warming-up
9.40 a.m. the tournament begins
4.35 p.m. the games end
5.45 p.m. the hall is being closed

Sunday, April 3rd, 1994
8.45 a.m. opening of the hall
9.00 a.m. joint warming-up
9.30 a.m. the games begin
1.30 p.m. final group A
3.00 p.m. final group B
4.30 p.m. announcement of ranking and end, decision about who is going to organise the 1995 tournament
5.30 p. m. the hall is being closed
7.00 p. m. party at the “Weigen” with awards ceremony, buffet and disco;
from 11 p. m. the party will be open for other women/lesbians from Vienna – Open End

Monday, April 4th, 1994
Departure day – please leave your sleeping places till noon.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.    Brunch at the Berg (9., Berggasse 8); costs: ATS 100,-
Meeting point for a guided city-tour


Participants and levels (28 teams)

Group A – Advanced: City
Alles Drin Berlin/Germany
Amazonen I München/Germany
Amazonen II München/Germany
Anders Oosterbeek/Netherlands
Antwerpen Antwerpen/Belgium
Artemis Frankfurt/Germany
Baggerballet Essen/Germany
De Ladies Haarlem/Netherlands
Elvisi Riga/Latvia
Happ-Ich Köln/Germany
Immerhin Berlin/Germany
L-Klub Lambda  
Lautstark Berlin/Germany
Marantana I Wien/Austria
Marantana II Wien/Austria
Nimm Du Hamburg/Germany
Rrasant I Hamburg/Germany
Seitenwechsel Berlin/Germany
Sometimes Always Ultra Münster/Germany
Um-werfend Bremen/Germany
Group B – Very Advanced City
B. G. S. Bruxelles/Belgium
Lila Funken Köln/Germany
Netzo Amsterdam/Netherlands
Pinksterren Amsterdam/Netherlands
Poco Loco Amsterdam/Netherlands
Rosa Zora Köln/Germany
Rrasant Hamburg/Germany
Sprunghaft Berlin/Germany