MAUL/ STICK GAMES
PHYSICAL CONDITION IMPROVEMENT
How is it played? (Rules)
The children were separated into two teams.
The game used to be played with a piece of wood(tseliki), a wooden stick and a stone (meme). The stone was placed at at a specific point in the game area. The two teams were standing 20 to 30 meters opposite from each other
A player from the first team had to toss the “tseliki” into the air and then knock it with the wooden stick in the direction of the second team.
If someone from the second team was able catch it before it hit the ground, the first team was losing the game .
But if the “tseliki” hit the ground, the second team had to take it and try to hit the stone. If the managed to hit the stone then the second team took the point, otherwise the first team would throw again the tseliki, measure the distance from the stone and take the equivalent points.
Sport or Game History and origins:
The game was played in many cities and villages of Pontos, where Greek people of Pontow used to live. After the Genocide, Greek people went to Greece at about 1920.
The game, though, was transfered in Greece. It was played and it is still played in many cities in Greece, mainly at North.
Youth Coordination Committee, Panpontian Federation of Greece
It is about a very popoular game, that it was played in Pontos, by Greek people of Pontos.
Physical: Physical condition improvement (strength, speed, endurance, etc).
Psychological: Psychological skills improvement (motivation, leadership, group cohesion, concentration, etc.)
They used a stick, a piece of wood and a rock
Is it related to an specific event or festivity ( festivals, religious or pagan celebrations)?
It was played any time of the year.