FAQ

GENERAL

  • Can I give my tokens back at the end of the tournament and get a refund?

    This year there will be no tokens. Instead, all major cards will be accepted, and you can use cash at reception if you're card does not work.

  • Can I play in multiple divisions?

    It is allowed to play in more than one division. You will only have to pay 1 player fee.

  • I have a comment, suggestion, compliment and/or cool idea, where can I pass it on?

    Great! Any feedback can be send to info@windmilltournament.com or contact us on Facebook.

  • I'm worried about my personal details.

    Player details are for Windmill's use only. We will not share this information with anyone other than our crew. If you wish to be anonymous on the website, you can tick the anonymous button when you update your information on the website

  • What happens after I sign up?

    Once you've signed up, you'll get a verification email. If your team is selected, we'll email you again to confirm. If you're on the waiting list, we'll let you know, and if a spot opens up we will contact you.

  • Where can I find people to pickup for my team?

    You can find pickups on our Pickup Facebook page.

  • Where can I find pictures?

    Pictures of Windmill 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 can be found on Facebook. Pictures from 2016 and earlier can be found here 

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/111328630@N03/albums

  • Where can I sign up to be a pickup player?

    You can sign up to be a pickup player in our Pickup Facebook page.

  • Where is Windmill?

    Address: 

    Sportpark de Eendracht, 

    Bok de Korverweg 6, 

    1067HR 

    Amsterdam-Geuzenveld, The Netherlands

  • Who is organising Windmill?

    Everyone involved with the organisation of Windmill is doing this voluntarily! Most if not all of us are ultimate enthusiasts and tend to keep coming back to be involved with Windmill every year. If you want to be part of the Windmill crew you can contact us. If you are interested in volunteering during the tournament you can sign up on the website from January 5th 2019 onwards.

  • Why does Herbie have such big ears?

    To listen to all your beautiful voices! If you have any comments/suggestions/feedback/compliments or cool ideas you can contact Herbie.

REGISTRATION & SELECTIONS

  • Can I sign up as a pick up player?

    Yes you can. On February 22nd the sign up for pick up players will be opened.

  • Help, the website is not working for me, what can I do?

    Since we have a very new website, there may be some small bugs. Please make sure to try Google Chrome before contacting us.

  • How are teams selected?

    Due to the limited number of spots, not all team applications are successful. Our selection committee uses the following criteria when choosing teams:

    Level of play, spirit, previous Windmill attendance and who you are - we love to have a very international crowd of party people. Make sure to sell yourself in your application, we want to know about you!

    Note that how quickly you register is irrelevant to your selection chances, so make sure your application is complete and high quality.

  • How many teams will be selected?

    Windmill will accept 40 Mixed teams and 40 Open + Women teams, 80 teams in total.

    We have decided to postpone the decision of how many women's and open teams we let in until after registration is closed. It will either be the former setup of 16 Women and 24 Open teams, or 20 Women/20 Open teams.

    Windmill has been working towards gender equity. Our 2016 decision to decrease the number of spots for the men's division in favour of the mixed division was partially inspired by gender equity. So this is a shoutout to women's club teams and national teams of Europe and beyond: come one, come all!

    We want to give a podium to women's ultimate and explore if we can make the divisions fully gender equitable by having 20 women's teams and 20 open teams. However, we are aware that the level of our open division is a lot more competitive than in the women's division, and that it may not benefit the participating women's teams' experience if the level of play is diluted too much.

  • My team is on "pending", how do I change that to registered?

    One of the old admins of your team needs to confirm your registration. Those admins have received an email to confirm that you are allowed to sign up their team.

  • Should I sign up all the players of my team during registration?

    It is not necessary to sign up all members of your team during team registration. You can add and remove players at a later. The more detailed your team information is when the registration closes, the better we know you, which could increase your team's chances of getting in. You can alter your roster up until 31 May 2019.

  • Until when I can change/add/remove players in my team?

    You can adjust your roster until 2 weeks before the tournament. This means a hard deadline of Friday 31 May 2019.

  • When do we find out if we are in?

    The teams will be announced on the 23nd of February 2019 on the website.

  • When does registration close?

    Registration for Windmill 2019 closes on February 10th 2019. 

FEES & PAYMENTS

  • Is the player fee non-refundable?

    A non-refundable deposit of 2 player fees (€200) per team is required. The payment details will follow shortly after the team selection has been announced. If your team has been selected, the deposit needs to be made 2 weeks after the team selection is announced in order to complete your registration.

    You can edit the number of players in your team until 31 May 2019. After this date, players may not join and the player fee will not be refunded if a player drops out.

  • What do I get for my €100 player fee?

    For this fee you will receive a camping spot for three nights, three breakfasts, two dinners, one disc, three days of ultimate, four days of festivities including multiple parties and plenty of entertainment. Overall, players pay on average €4 more when compared to last year.

  • Who counts as a guest and who counts as a player?

    Any coaches and staff who will be joining the team should be on the roster and they will pay the players fee. If they are only coming to watch, then they should sign up as a guest on the website and pay for themselves.

  • Why did the player fee increase?

    The move from 80 to 100 euros per player is a result of reorganising the fees. We removed the team fee and the green fee.

  • Why is the payment deadline 12 April, but I can adjust the roster until 31 May?

    We ask that teams fill in their Rosters when they know who will be joining. Please pay the total of the fees before April 12th. If there are any small changes to your Roster, you can make these changes up until the 31st May. The final bill will be settled at Windmill.

  • Why no green fee?

    The green fee is now included in the player fee. We believe in this day and age, everyone should be paying our green fee and it’s no longer acceptable for teams to opt out.

  • Why no team fee?

    In order to make our fees more transparent, we scrapped the team fee and included this in the player fee. This way, players know when they sign up how much Windmill will cost them.

VOLUNTEERING

  • Can I both volunteer and play at Windmill?

    Yes, you can sign up as a volunteer. Please note that non-players have more chance to become a volunteer at Windmill, because they can help as well during the tournament. If you are a player, you will also have to pay the players fee.

  • Can I choose what kind of job I want as a volunteer?

    Probably, during your registration we will ask you which job you prefer. Our volunteer coordinators will try their best to take your preference in account. However, not everyone will get their preferred job.

  • Can I register only for a certain period of Windmill or do I have to do everything (build-up, tournament, break-down)?

    We would love to have you there the whole time, but we understand that sometimes it is not possible because you have other plans/responsibilities.

    Please note that people who can stay longer, have more chance to become a volunteer at Windmill.

  • Do volunteers get 'free' time?

    Well we wrote 'free time' in between quotes, because being a volunteer is a lot of fun. But Yes, you will have time to walk over the terrain, to watch high level matches, drink a beer with your (new) friends, party hard and enjoy the festivities, and plenty of it.

  • During my volunteer period can I go to the city center of Amsterdam?

    No, during your volunteer period we prefer you do not go to the city center, because Windmill is a really big tournament and to make it awesome we want all volunteers, crew and players to stay on the premises. The more, the merrier!

  • I want to register myself together with a friend, can we have shifts together?

    Our volunteer coordination team will do their best to give you as much time together as possible. Please make sure you put this request in your comments during registration.

  • If I’m playing and volunteering, do I get my player’s fee back?

    No. If you are playing Windmill, you have to pay the fee like other players.

  • Is accommodation provided for volunteers?

    Yes, we will provide a camping spot. You only need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and mattress. All volunteers, crew and players will sleep on a camping near the Windmill terrain.

  • Is food included for volunteers?

    Yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for all the volunteers during build up, the tournament and breakdown. The volunteers have also a special place to enjoy some beers and snacks.

AT WINDMILL

  • Are dogs allowed at Windmill?

    Sure! Let them tag along.

  • Can I leave my bag/personal stuff in HQ?

    No, there are too many players for us to offer that. However, there will be a limited number of lockers for players in Iggy and in one of the buildings. Ask at the front desk for more information.

  • Can I park my car at Windmill?

    Yes you can park your car on the big parking lot outside the gates of the venue.

    Side note, you are not allowed to sleep in the car on the parking lot. Luckily, camping is included! If you come with a sleeping van, contact us, we might have a spot for you in site.

  • Can I stay longer than the final?

    Players are welcome until 18:00 on Sunday of Windmill. After that, they are expected to have all of their stuff and themselves off site.

  • Can I visit Windmill when I am not playing?

    Of course you can! You can come to watch the games for free. If you want a true Windmill experience (minus the muscle aches that a player gets) you can buy a guest pass. For €75 you get a camping spot for three nights, three breakfasts, two dinners, one disc, three days of ultimate, four days of festivities including multiple parties and plenty of entertainment.

  • How long are the games?

    Specially for the 2019 edition the games will be 75 minutes. In previous years games were 90 minutes. This change is to ensure there is more time to enjoy the festival.

  • I wanna go out into Amsterdam and come back really late, how do I get back in?

    Security will be on the gate, let them know that you are coming back late when you leave, then they will let you back in during the night. Please respect the other players volunteers who are sleeping. If you are sleeping in the silent camping area, please move your tent to the other camping area so you don’t disturb people during the night.

  • I want to camp in my van, can I park it inside the terrain?

    If you want to sleep in a caravan, you should let us know via email. You CANNOT sleep in the carpark or you may have to pay a fine. If you email us before 31 May, you will be allocated a caravan spot and one of our volunteers will show you where to park.

    We might still have a caravan space for you, but I have to as Renée, the tournament director. (not allowed at the street!) (find Renée)

  • We heard thunder… Do we continue playing?

    Probably not. Immediately check in with the TDs and schedule guru Tim about delaying the games. They will consult the safety plan and do some nifty calculations about thunder/lightening, counting seconds btwn them and figuring out when the lightening is at a safe distance.

  • What happens to lost and found items?

    Lost and found items are collected during the tournament in the Iggy tent. Items that are not retrieved within 2 days after the end Windmill are brought to the Salvation Army.

  • When are the finals at Windmill 2019?

    The finals are currently scheduled for Sunday June 16th from 12:00-13:30 (Open), 13:45-15:15 (Women's) and 15:30-17:00 (Mixed).

  • When should I arrive at Windmill 2019?

    The first games start Friday June 14th at 9 am. However, we highly recommend you to plan your arrival on Thursday for the opening ceremony and other exciting events to kickoff Windmill's 15th edition!

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