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Old Aug 8th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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I Played in the OutGames! (And won a medal!)

Hey friends!
This summer I'm in Vancouver and the international Outgames came and I got to play in them! Only the B division (there was Open, A, B, C and D divisions). I haven't played a tournament since high school so I didn't really no where to place myself, so I put myself in B, but I ended up winning the consolation tournament. It started out with like 32 players in the main draw. I lost my first match to a really talented guy, who ended up losing to the eventual champion. But I got to join the consolation draw and beat everyone in that to win that draw. Won the final 6-3 6-2 in my best playing in awhile (Masha-style (fake!)). Anyway I just thought it was funny, playing against a bunch of international gay tennis players (though most were Canadian, don't think people travel too much for these things unless they're really talented). But yeah!
I want to play more gay tournaments. It was a lot of older men, but they were definitely talented players. I got a medal that looks like a silver? But is obviously for consolation. Met some really nice guys too.

You should all play Outgames or Gay Games or whatever the hell those things are, I feel like theres so many different ones. Next one is in Antwerp 2013. There were sadly only like 10 women competing though? Where are all our lesbs??
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Old Aug 8th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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Congrats well done
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Old Aug 8th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #3
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"i'm sorry but this isn't right. congratulations on doing well, but i think your lifestyle is a poor decision. "
lol thanks troll
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Did you find any hookups?
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Old Aug 8th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #5
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LMAO @ where are our lezb.

Time.

Seemed like you had a lot of fun, congrats on your title Mashen.
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Re: I Played in the OutGames! (And won a medal!)

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Hey friends!
This summer I'm in Vancouver and the international Outgames came
Hey, well done, but Vancouver hosted the North American Outgames which is why there weren't many travellers. Most European GLTA players were playing in Eurogames. The next World Outgames is Antwerp so that will have a much larger international presence.
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"i'm sorry but this isn't right. congratulations on doing well, but i think your lifestyle is a poor decision. "
lol thanks troll
Sweet Cleo?
Look at your lifestyle, look at your choices!

Anyways, glad you had fun.
It always surprised to me how very few lesbians are out there compared to gay men. Not just in OutGames, but in general.
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Old Aug 10th, 2011, 09:33 AM   #8
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Hey, well done, but Vancouver hosted the North American Outgames which is why there weren't many travellers. Most European GLTA players were playing in Eurogames. The next World Outgames is Antwerp so that will have a much larger international presence.
Oh my bad! Weird, because there was definitely Germans and Australians and other non-North American nationalities in the draws, but yeah in general it was very North America-heavy.

And Adal, I think lesbians just don't make themselves as visible as gay men do. I don't think there's that much fewer of them though. IMO.
And no actual hooking up occurred but plenty of tennis flirting. I had a boyfriend at the time, either way.
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Congrats dude!!

I wanted to play at the Gay USO in San Francisco a few months ago but I didn't feel like I was in good enough tennis shape to play an actual tournament. I'm gonna commit next year for sure and try and drag Mr.SerenaWilliams along with me so we can play doubles.
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Nice, congrats
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Re: I Played in the OutGames! (And won a medal!)

I've never really understood why gay people have their own sports events.

Same goes for stuff like the Maccabiah Games, come to think of it.
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Do I have to be gay to play? Can I pretend? I miss winning
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I've never really understood why gay people have their own sports events.

Same goes for stuff like the Maccabiah Games, come to think of it.
Are you an idiot?
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Old Aug 17th, 2011, 03:08 PM   #14
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Do I have to be gay to play? Can I pretend? I miss winning
No, you don't have to be gay, they are inclusive events. Don't assume it's easy to win though, there are some good players in these events e.g Pavel Jakunin who played some ITF events not so long ago and a few ATP qualies back in the day.

Winner of an event gets gold, runner up silver and normally both semi finalists bronze. They also give out a bronze to the winner of the consolation event.
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Do I have to be gay to play? Can I pretend? I miss winning
You're not going to win if you enter the higher-level parts of the tournament, so I think your issues will continue. And also you have to give 3 blowjobs to prove you are gay before your first match. (Two could easily be faked.)

But seriously, go and join the B division tournaments if you think you're around 3.5-4.0 player, and you'll have an awesome time and maybe win a couple rounds. And meet some awesome, incredibly friendly gay men along the way.

I loved the tournament because it was a way to hang out with other gay people who are all interested in something they are passionate about, rather than being surrounded by gay men say in a club or something. Will definitely join these tournaments when I can in the future.
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