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p h o t o s b y g e o f t e a g u e w w w.n o t s o t o u g h.c o m The Tony Jasinski Golden GaYte Classic It is with great pride that the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association has named the 2010 Golden GaYte Classic in honor Tony Jasinski, the Father of Gay Basketball in San Francisco. Since launching what would eventually evolve into the SFGBA in 1986, Tony has battled with city officials to get us court time, developed great relationships with many of those same officials, navigated us through multiple gym locations, showed great care during loss in our community, ran the Castro Basketball League for almost nine years, and taken great pride in helping make San Francisco Gay Basketball the longest running and most successful gay basketball program in the world. Tony Jasinski (right) with his husband, Ruben Corro. He has been dedicated to helping develop and support younger and less-skilled players and building our community, often digging into his own pockets to do so. Tony has been a great supporter of gay basketball around the world, often helping advise programs in their infancy. His contributions to the sport were recognized when he was elected as an inaugural member of the Chicago Hoops Classic Hall of Fame in He has also helped support the Gay Games movement by serving for a number of years as a Treasurer and Board Member of Team San Francisco, in addition to competing as a player in the first six Gay Games. Thanks, Tony! Plan your charity event with us. Welcome to the 2010 Tony Jasinski Golden GaYte Classic the first gay basketball tournament in San Francisco since 2000! On behalf of the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association, we hope your experience here is filled with fun, competition, and romance! Play hard. Play safe. Party hard. Party safe. Schedule of Events Thursday 2/11 Pre-registration party at Buck Tavern 6 10pm SFGBA Hip-Hop Afterparty at Trigger 10pm 2am Friday 2/12 Registration Party at The Lookout 7 10pm Registration Afterparty at Bar on Church 10pm 2am Saturday 2/13 1st Round games at UC Berkeley 8am 7pm Tournament Dinner and Party at Sens Restaurant 8pm 2am Sunday 2/14 2nd Round games at UC Berkeley 9am 2pm Finals at Eureka Valley Rec Center in the Castro 4:30 7pm Rockdogs Fade to Pink Party at The Lookout 10pm 2am Monday 2/15 SFGBA Brunch at Lime 10am 2pm On the following pages you will find maps that will help you get to where you need to be, local information and recommendations on what to do in San Francisco and Berkeley, team rosters, tournament brackets, and more. GETTING AROUND To get to the games in Berkeley from the host hotels: Enter BART at Civic Center station and board a Richmond-bound train. Exit at Downtown Berkeley station. When you leave the station, you ll be on Shattuck Avenue. Walk three blocks south and turn left at Bancroft Way. Go two blocks and the RSF will be on your left, just past the track stadium and Ellsworth Street. Go up the stairs leading to the steamboat looking air vents. It s less than a ten-minute walk. On Saturday morning until about 10am and all day Sunday, there are no direct trains. You will need to board a Pittsburgh/Bay Point-bound train and transfer to a Richmond-bound train at 12th St. Oakland (it s a timed transfer, so cross the platform and the Richmond-bound train should be there in a minute if it s not already there waiting for you). BART starts service later on Sunday, so if you have a 9am game on Sunday, go to Civic Center station and board a Pittsburgh/Bay Point-bound train at 8:11 and transfer to a Richmondbound train at 12th St. Oakland at 8:29, arriving in Berkeley at 8:39. When heading back to SF on Saturday, board an SF, Daly City, Millbrae, or SFO Airport. They re all good. On Sunday, there are no direct trains, so board a Fremont-bound train, go two stops to MacArthur station, and cross the platform for a SF train (again, a timed transfer). 1 Downtown Berkeley BART 2 Doe Library on campus 3 Bancroft Library on campus 4 Campanile Tower on campus 5 Bear s Lair 2475 Bancroft Way 6 Top Dog 2160 Center and 2534 Durant 7 Smart Alec s Intelligent Food 2355 Telegraph 8 Durant Food Center 2126 Durant 9 Fat Slice 2375 Telegraph 10 Cafe Mattina 2442 Telegraph 11 Blondies Pizza 2340 Telegraph 12 Kip s 2439 Durant Avenue 13 Yogurt Park 2433 Durant Avenue 14 Cafe Mattina 2442 Telegraph 15 Moe s 2476 Telegraph 16 Beard Papa 2399 Telegraph 17 Amoeba Records 2455 Telegraph Shattuck Center Durant Channing Haste Dwight Berkeley BART 23 6 Fulton Recreational Sports Facility Bancroft 18 Shakespeare 2499 Telegraph 19 Bongo Burger 2505 Dwight 20 Musashi 2126 Dwight 21 Angeline s Louisiana Kitchen 2261 Shattuck Ellsworth University of California Berkeley 5 2 S. Hall Rd Telegraph People s Park 22 Triple Rock Brewery 1920 Shattuck 23 Jupiter Pub 2181 Shattuck 9 4 Bay Bridge Castro GETTING AROUND San Francisco Bay The Embarcadero Van Ness Rte 101 Sens 14 Rte 101 I-80 18th Divisadero Rte 1 to Golden Gate Bridge & Muir Woods Geary Park Presidio Fell Oak 8 Golden Gate Park Castro Eureka Valley Rec Center I-280 to UC Berkeley Mission 7th Market Mission Civic Center BART/Muni Buck Tavern Bar On Church Host Hotels 6th 7th to SFO 8th Market McAllister Grove 8th 16th 17th 1 Eureka Valley Rec Center 18th and Collingwood (site of tourney finals) 2 The Edge th Street 3 Badlands th Street 4 The Mix th Street 5 QBar 456 Castro Street Castro Street 7 Twin Peaks 401 Castro Street 8 Trigger 2348 Market Street 9 Lime 2247 Market Street 10 The Lookout th Street 11 Good Hotel 112 7th Street 12 Americania Inn 121 7th Street 13 Carriage Inn 140 7th Street 14 Sens Restaurant 4 Embarcadero 15 Bakery Tartine 1260 Guerrero 16 Martuni s 1 Valencia 17 Buck Tavern 1655 Market Street Fillmore Market Sanchez 16th 17th 18th Church Castro District 9 19th 1 BART/Muni Civic Center LOCAL INFORMATION Welcome to San Francisco Jeff Hunt recommends: SFGBA board member Jeff enjoys The Lookout, one of our sponsor bars, because of the great view of Market St., and of course, lots of cute, friendly guys. The Golden Gate Bridge which is much more impressive in person than in pictures. The Edge is the closest bar to the Eureka Valley Rec Center (where the Charlies (133 Turk at Taylor) has a great Wednesday show and no cover. The Cinch (1723 Polk) always has great drag and variety shows. Kris offer the following advice: Never ever, ever leave anything in sight inside your locked vehicle or motel room or it could be gone. Don t leave anything unattended while you are at the games, or it too could be gone. tournament finals are being held). Phil Mullins recommends: Kurt Degroot recommends: A sushi-lover, Kurt recommends Barracuda Sushi (Castro) or Moki s the Lone Star Bar because it s bear-friendly and has a pool table. He suggests that visitors make their way across the Golden Gate Bridge, and if time permits, visit Muir Woods. Kurt plays center for San Francisco SOS. Originally from Denver, Phil likes the orgasmic, pretentious pastries at Bakery Tartine (1260 Guerrero). In the afternoon, he enjoys Dolores Park for its great view of the city, fun locals it s the place to be on a sunny day, and a great place to make out late at night. When not making out, Phil slips his six foot four inch frame into his favorite bar in the Castro, Blackbird, because Kristen Mitchell recommends: Kris, who will be playing for Mem- phis it s more relaxed, the music doesn t suck, and it s a fun and cute crowd. Phil will be taking it to the hole Mean, recommends Valencia Pizza and for the S.F. Shock Pasta (801 Valencia at 19th) great food, but odd hours Taqueria El Castillo (2092 Mission at 17th) both are reasonably priced and have great food. Aunt Stuart Leong recommends: Rockdog mainstay Stuart, originally from Michigan, moved into San Fran- LOCAL INFORMATION cisco 6 years ago, after 3 years in San Diego. If you re in the host hotels, you re a block away from cheap, delicious, and authentic Vietnamese at Tu Lan Restaurant (8 6th St). Stuart warns it s not a place you go for the atmosphere or customer service, but you ll get a good cross-section of San Francisco from bikers to businessmen. If you have extra time, check out the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park or shop and sightsee in Union Square. If you re staying in the host hotels, don t walk up 6th street to get to Union Square. Walk up 7th and turn right on Market. Even then, if someone is screaming hey you and tapping a garbage can with a broken umbrella, don t make eye contact and walk with purpose. Tony Jasinski recommends: Tony moved to SF since He is the father of San Francisco gay basketball and site manager of the tournament. Tony recommends Sens, where our Saturday event is being held, because the food is good and the manager is good-looking. Tony loves the Mix bar ( th Street) because it feels like home. If you re into great views, head up to Twin Peaks for the best (and free) view of the city. Tony is willing to drive anyone up there on the day before or after the tournament, so just ask. Finally, Tony advises visitors to wear something gay (because you might not be able to do that at home)! Brian Pearlman recommends: Brian, who plays for the San Francisco SOS, says the best steaks in SF can be found at Izzy s Steaks and Chops (3345 Steiner) in the Marina. When it comes to bars, tournament sponsor Buck Tavern (1655 Market Street) has great burgers and bar food, chill atmosphere, and 2 pool tables. Down half a block is Martuni s (1 Valencia Street), which is a New York City-type piano bar with the biggest and best martinis in the city. Be careful though because after two or three of those martinis you are hammered. Since I m a hopeless romantic type and it s Valentine s Weekend I recommend the majestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods a great place to hold your man s hand and walk through the woods. It s so peaceful and just over the Golden Gate Bridge. LOCAL INFORMATION Welcome to Berkeley Brian Schroer recommends: There are many great dining/drinking/shopping options in Berkeley. Walk a few blocks up Shattuck from the BART station and you will find Triple Rock Brewery (1920 Shattuck), which serves a plethora of fine beers and decent pub food. Stop at Becketts ( 2271 Shattuck), which has a nice Irish Pub atmosphere. For a filling after game meal, check out Angeline s Louisiana Kitchen ( 2261 Stop in the Bancroft Library (next to Doe), which was recently redone, and be amazed at its beautiful interior. From there it is a short walk to the Campanile, a tall clock tower that was modeled after one in Italy. When finished touring the campus, feel free to stop off at the Bear s Lair ( 2475 Bancroft), UC Berkeley s on campus pub, where you may find drunken Berkeley students. After you are sufficiently buzzed, make sure to trek Shattuck) for some good soul food. You can also try Jupiter, yet another pub (2181 Shattuck) which has good food along with some good beer. For something more down Telegraph Avenue, the old Berkeley hippie haunt, where you will now find many sidewalk vendors peddling their jewelery, shirts, and hemp-related merchandise. simple and quick, check out Jim Oakley recommends: Top Dog (2160 Center or 2534 Durant). I ll concentrate on the Southside of For healthy fast food, check out Smart campus, where I used to hang out. All Alec s Intelligent Food ( 2355 Telegraph), which is near the gym, right on locations are within five blocks of the basketball tournament venue. the corner of Telegraph and Durant. When I was a student I was light The UC Berkeley campus is known for on funds. Nothing filled me up faster its mix of grand architecture and natural beauty. Check out the Doe Library and cheaper than a big slice of pizza. Blondie s (2340 Telegraph) is the icon, towards the middle of campus. It is one but I prefer the dough and sauce at Fat of the largest college libraries in the Slice (2375 Telegraph) down the street. If United States, containing millions of you want to be a big spender and buy an books, magazines, and other material. entire pie, try Kip s (2439 Durant). Berke- LOCAL INFORMATION ley is also known for its coffee houses. Allen Ginsburg is reputed to have written Howl in Caffe Mediterraneum (2475 Telegraph). My favorite places close to the gym are Sufficient Grounds (2431 Durant) and Cafe Strada (2300 College). For sports fans looking to watch some games and tip back a pint or two I recommend the Bear s Lair (2475 Bancroft) on campus, or Manny s Tap Room (2438 Telegraph). Right next to Manny s you can get enormous salads and sandwiches at Cafe Mattina (2442 Telegraph). Music buffs can do no better than Amoeba Music (2455 Telegraph) or Rasputin s (2403 Telegraph) and find a new favorite book at Moe s (2476 Telegraph). Want a brat or a dog? Try Top Dog (2534 Durant). And if you want to deck yourself in Blue and Gold, check out the Cal Student Store (Bancroft and Telegraph), Bancroft Clothing Company (2530 Bancroft) or Bear Basics (2350 Telegraph). Welcome to Berkeley and Go Bears! Eric Broadhurst recommends: Having gone to Cal in the late-80 s, there are many places that have ended up as regular haunts mostly in the Telegraph Avenue area, but some are near Shattuck Avenue and the BART station. You can t go wrong, though, just meandering along Telegraph and the side streets Bongo Burger (2505 Dwight Way and 2154 Center) serves a variety of Mediterranean food, plus burgers and cheap breakfasts. Top Dog (2534 Durant) is where the libertarian sausages run free (including a veggie one). Musashi (2126 Dwight Way) is for Japanese food. Their speciality is o-nigiri (rice ball with a fish or veggie filling). I recommend Cafe Mattina (2442 Telegraph) or Smart Alec s (2355 Telegraph) for sandwiches and salads, Yogurt Park (2433 Durant) for fro-yo (frozen yogurt). Nicknamed Sorority Park based on the clientele and staff. Book lovers should check out Moe s (2476 Telegraph) and Shakespeare Books (2499 Telegraph) bookstores for a new bestseller or a hard-to-find book. People s Park, just above Telegraph, was the scene of riots back in the 1960 s when locals and students protested the university s plan to build housing on the park site. Then-Governor Ronald Reagan sent in the riot police, and Berkeley history was born. Check out the murals on nearby buildings. The park is still there albeit a haven for homeless but there is a basketball court and an organic garden has been created. A DIVISION TEAM ROSTERS Maryland Mavericks Tyrone Swinton Brandon Moore Carlton Baldwin Myan Nolen Mike Anderson Ismail Ridgnal Eugene Cato Keith Combs Sam Smith Founded in January of 2009 by Kevin Tyrone Swinton, The Maryland Mavericks stand with the purpose of uniting men and women as well as friends of the LGBT community through basketball and continuing the passion for the game that is instilled in the hearts of its players. As a former member of the DC Sentinels, Swinton used his knowledge of the NGBA to form his own team, where he handpicked players from the DMV area and beyond that he thought would be the most competitive and be the most passionate about the game. In their first tournament, they won the B league championship. For their second tournament, they added 2 more key players and stepped up to the A league, where they placed 2nd. The Mavericks have committed to playing basketball at a high level and are aiming for the A level championship. New York City Boys Frederick Gonzalez Gregory Springs Sam Svjkovic Marlon Edwards Pete (James) Stubbs Jesse Gauf Paul Bustos Greg Torrence Larry McClurkin The New York City Boys is a newly formed basketball team, composed of players from the NY Tri-State region. The NYC Boys was formed in November 2009 with current players from the existing New York City Gay Basketball League (NYCGBL). The majority of the members have years of experience in organized and recreational basketball, but as a collective team have never participated in any basketball tournaments. The City Boys are extremely excited to participate in the Jasinski Golden GaYte Classic, and look forward to competing in future tournaments. Phoenix Hellraisers Chanze Bounds Gabe Caldwell Aaron Marner Brandon Chaney Clifton Walker Alfonso Catalan Anthony AC Carter O Leary Mays A DIVISION TEAM ROSTERS San Diego Hoops Jay Irby Sergio Villegas (captain) Chad Hermandorfer Patrick Jackson Paul Demke (captain) Brandon Patchett Shane Masek Bryan Leigh Jesse Woodward Jordan Lampenfeld San Francisco Rockdogs 52 Windell Austin 33 Francis Broome 21 Dwight Dunn 34 Simon Griffin 17 Christopher Johnson 1 Stuart Leung 24 Jamel Lewis 32 Pete Hannibal 20 Rory Ray 5 Mikey Survillion 23 Jay White 15 DeMarco Majors Coaches: Alex Herrera, Joe Robinson The San Francisco Rockdogs are one of the oldest and most-decorated teams in gay basketball history; having won numerous basketball tournaments since 1997, including the Gay Games in 1998 (Amsterdam) and 2006 (Chicago). The team is comprised of players of varying age with diverse backgrounds and despite these differences, the Rockdogs come together and share a bond through basketball. The Rockdogs are a family, dedicated to the sport and one another. BRACKETS Court A Home Away Home SATURDAY 8am Boston Fritz Castro Crabs Empire Stat 9am SF SOS LA Dream Hollywood 10am Memphis Mean Frisco Force Boston Fritz 11am LB Nightmare Bay Area Eagles Castro Crab Noon Chicago Spin SF SOS All-City Balle 1pm Hollywood SF Shock DC Sentinel 2pm Frisco Force LB Nightmare Boston Fritz 3pm Sacto 916 ers LA Dream DC Sentinel 4pm Empire State SF SOS All-City Balle 5pm Memphis Mean LB Nightmare DC Sentinel 6pm Frisco Force SF Shock Court A Home Away Home SUNDAY 9am Lower B-3 Lower B-6 Lower B-2 10am Lower B-4 Lower B-5 Upper B-2 11am Upper B-4 Upper B-5 Lower B 2/7 Noon Lower B-1/8 Lower B 4/5 Upper B-1 1pm Upper B 3/6 4pm Lower B Division Finals 5pm Upper B Division Finals 6pm A Division Finals BRACKETS Court B Court C Away Home Away e Sacto 916 ers Chicago Spin All-City Ballers Bay Area Eagles DC Sentinels SF Shock Empire State San Diego Hoops NYC Boys s Sacto 916 ers Maryland Mavs Phoenix rs LA Dream SF Rockdogs San Diego Hoops s Memphis Mean NYC Boys Maryland Mavs Chicago Spin Phoenix SF Rockdogs s Bay Area Eagles San Diego Hoops Maryland Mavs rs Castro Crabs NYC Boys Phoenix s Hollywood SF Rockdogs Maryland Mavs Court B Court C Away Home Away Lower B-7 Lower B-1 Lower B-8 Upper B-7 Upper B-3 Upper B-6 Lower B 3/6 A-4 A-5 Upper B 2/7 A-2 A-3 Upper B 4/5 A-1 A-4/5 A Division Upper B Lower B B DIVISION TEAM ROSTERS All City Ballers Stephen Chambers Patrick Ryan Timothy Wyse Mike Stegall Mike McDonald Roosevelt Griffin DeMarc Hickson Kevin McGuire Bay Area Eagles Charles Sheehan Adam Martin Demitrian Cook Allen Fambro Michael McDonald Ari Kalfayan Waukeen McCoy David Purvis Samuel Foster Eric Broadhurst Layo Rodriguez Bryant Lee Boston Fritz Kevin St. Gelais Mike McLaughlin Nicholas Richards Jason Lamay Nick Sullivan Randy Floyd Conroy Jackson James Edden B DIVISION TEAM ROSTERS Castro Crabs Brad Knoernschild Ron Landers Josh Bishop Michael Oducado Brian Schroer Michael McDonald Russell Brodmerckle Scott Erwert Jason Green Max Mendoza Arnold Haan Chicago Spin Matthew DeLeon Kevin Blair Nenad Markovic Darnell Hamilton Sean Sullivan Larry Williams Ryan Olson John Loos Matt Reuer DC Sentinels Dameron Rendell Clarence Brown Lonnie Williams Maurese Mackey Wade Ackerman Ben Bogardus Miles Simpson Chris Morse Andrew Barnes Tim Francis B DIVISION TEAM ROSTERS Empire State Ballers Fritz Maier Luswin Cote Mike Sipin Wilfred Aguila Jeremy Munro Joe Dudash Devin Elijah Aori Matt Nevo Adam Shehab Aaron Airgood Frisco Force Mike O Connor Christophe Hugon Tim S. Jim Oakley Tom Nagashima Phil Blavier Rico Thomas Paul Walsh Hollywood Blindside Danny Romero Aaron Morris Garsten Bergquist Brian Davis Drew Moran Seth Olsen Donavion Huskey Yos Menendez Peter Lopez LA Dream Jermaine Johnson Aaron Batts Nick Romero Terrence Clemens Michiel Thomas James Williams Eugene Bam Bam Bibbs Tyco Ski
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