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The Pit Bulls, champs of Punk Rope Games VIII
Bouncing Basques at the 2017 Punk Rope Games
Muted Mutton
Bernadette Robinson
Punk Rope Games IX group shot
Punk Rope Games IX group shot

Bob & Vicky Haft Memorial
Punk Rope Games

The Punk Rope Games are a celebration of community, play, jump rope, and the DIY spirit. The Games have been held annually in New York City since 2009.

The Punk Rope Games feature teams of four in costume competing in 10 events in pursuit of the Punk Rope Trophy.

Saturday, Sept 8 • 11am-2pm
Lowery Plaza, Sunnyside Queens (NYC)
Registration fee: $100/team of 4 or $25 per person

Costume Contest • Team event
Straddles • Individual event • 60 seconds
Spoons • Partner event • 60 seconds
Long Rope Monkeys in the Middle • Team event • 60 seconds
Alternating Criss Cross • Individual event • 60 seconds
Me First You First • Partner event • 60 seconds
Go Fetch • Individual event • 60 seconds
Long Rope Cat & Mouse • Team event • 60 seconds
Swing, Swing, Jump • Individual event • 60 seconds
Rubber Chicken Toss Relay • Team event • 2 minutes

Gaslight • 4317 Queens Blvd

Kilo Bravo
Madame Scoville’s Hot Sauce
Otto’s Shrunken Head
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
Soft Spot
Solfire Clothing
Other prize donors will be announced soon!

Punk Rope Games History

Punk Rope Games I • May 16, 2009
McCarren Park • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Swine Floozies
Cheryl Cohen, S. Seneviratne, Maureen Walsh, Howard Wu

Punk Rope Games II • May 22, 2010
McCarren Park • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Camila 4Ever
Adam Neves, Erin Ronder, Maureen Walsh, Howard Wu

Punk Rope Games III • May 22, 2011
Cooper Park • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Bone Jumpers
Bengey Asse, Kevin Sullivan, Jason Watt, Lauren Wistrom

Punk Rope Games IV • June 24, 2012
William Sheridan Playground • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Phat Positive
Joe Katz, Alanna Rios, Heather Wagner, Jeff Wood

Punk Rope Games V • May 19, 2013
Newtown Barge Playground • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Super Sauce
Claire Francois, Sahy Lalime, Jeremy Rafal, Howard Wu

Punk Rope Games VI • June 7, 2014
Newtown Barge Playground • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Ghost Jumpers
Melody Baugh, Kimmie David, Joe Katz, Kevin Sullivan

Punk Rope Games VII • Sept 26, 2015
Newtown Barge Playground • Brooklyn, NY
Champion: Hopping Max
Claire Francois, Tomer Grassiany, Tim Kafalas, Joe Katz

Punk Rope Games VIII • Oct 1, 2016
Murphy’s Brother’s Playground • New York, NY
Champion: The Pitbulls
Claire Francois, Joe Katz, Geo Malave

Punk Rope Games IX • Sept 23, 2017
Lowery Plaza • Queens, NY
Champion: Muted Mutton
Claire Francois, Joe Katz, Rich Mudge, Shawnette Proper

Punk Rope Games Records

*All events 1 minute long

Criss Cross: 94 (2017)
Annette Slonim (Zero Effort)

Double Unders: 120 (2013)
Kevin Sullivan (Hoppin’ Cretins)

Long Rope Trading Handles: 25
Muted Mutton (2017); Hopping Goths (2015)

Me First You First: 142 (2017)
Claire Francois & Joe Katz (Muted Mutton)

Spoons: 147 (2012)
Sophia Kelley & Michelle Roberts (Gang of Genghis Khan)

Swing & Jump: 66 (2017)
Heather Wagner (Bowowhaus)

Twins: 141 (2011)
Shana Brady & Lyana Fernandez (Apocalyptics)

The Punk Rope team from Newtown Creek crushes the long rope event
Sophia racing to the finish of the Punk Rope Games marathon.
Eleanor plays Jokari while Bengey referees.
Bart & Quitterie compete in Me First You First.