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26.05.2016 | Don't you have anyone to cheer for during the European Championship, with The Netherlands not qualifying for the tournament? Then the NK Dodgeball might just be your cup of tea. 24 teams from the music and creative sectors will battle at Het Gymlokaal for the coveted De School NK Dodgeball Cup, starting June 13. 

Night mayor Mirik Milan will host the dodgeball tournament this year. Milan has been advocating for a strong and healthy Amsterdam nightlife for years now and is also an avid dodgeball fan. "Life without dodgeball is like a club without a DJ, dodgeball is the only sport that really matters", says Milan. 

The participants are (in alphabetical order):

100% Halal / 22Tracks / BAR / Het Concertgebouw / Cruquiusgilde / De School / Disco Dolly / DJBroadcast / FC Losers / Glamcult / HotMamaHot / ID&T / Melkweg / Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ / Paradiso / Nachtburgemeester / Pip Den Haag / RADION / N8 / Red Light Radio / Rush Hour / Subbacultcha! / Voyage Direct / VICE

The opening matches of the tournament will take place on June 13 at Het Gymlokaal. The first games of the poule stage will be from 18:00 to 19:00. Until Friday July 1st, there'll be matches played on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same time, after which the knock-out phase will take place. Everyone is more than welcome to come over and cheer on their favorite team.

The rules are very simple:

- A team consists of 6 persons.
- A ground-hit is not a valid throw. 
- When you are hit, your're out and get to stand behind the field of the opponent to help your team.
- Catching a ball means that the initial striker is out and a teammate of yours can come back from behind the baseline. If you hit someone from behind the baseline, you can return to your original half.

The grand finale will take place on Friday July 15, but everyone is more than welcome to come over in the poule stages to watch these teams battle it out! You can also grab a bite to eat and drink a beer at Café DS before and after the matches. We're not forgetting the real football fans either, because we'll be showing the EC-matches on a big screen as well.

Click here for the full match schedule of the NK Dodgeball 2016.
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