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Hkiran:
http://www.folkfit.com/?p=911

sgrewal30:
I agree, it is getting too competitive. But not for everyone. It can go either way. Winning or losing can either make a team really cocky or humble. A good example of a humble team is BK. Win or Lose they are respectful and accepting of their placing. I think we all put in so much time and effort into this that we forget we're doing it because we love to dance and start feeling cheated when it goes unnoticed or we dont place. Money has a lot to do with it as well. It's not as easy for new teams to start out now, as it was a few years ago. Reg. fees are in the 100-200 price range, plus other stuff like hotels and vardiyan, sometimes flights, it all adds up so it puts pressure on teams to win more to compensate for the money spent. From my own experience at competitions though, this type of stuff isn't an ongoing epidemic or anything. It happens from time to time, but not enough to shift the whole dynamic. There are so many bright individuals in the circuit who's positive attitudes rub off on others instantly. I've always felt so cheerful and happy during competition weekends because everyone around is so loving. Lets just hope the most recent example of competition rage is the last, and the competitions and teams who are doing good and being so humble continue to be better each year.

Sue Sylvester:

The problem is poor sportsmanship, not competitiveness. The latter inaccurately puts the blame on the "game" while the former accurately pinpoints the "player" as the source of the problem.


The aforementioned event is not a result of the circuit becoming too competitive. In fact, the competitiveness and rivalries have driven and motivated the genre forward to new levels. It's a result of individuals who need to mature as human beings and understand when/how to vent their disagreements.

Bhangradance:
I agree somewhat with sgrewal, that this type of stuff does occur in the bhangra circuit time to time. There are many incidents that have occured which can prove that these types of things happen when teams feel robbed.
 
For example (just to list a few):
SGPD at Burgh (caused a scene)
SGPD and NJ at Bhangra Idols 2011(broke trophy and "suck it " gesture)
Panj at Norcal (apparently glued doors, damaged venue, and began a btf forum discussion against Norcal)
PCBCA at VIBC Next (refused to accept trophy and caused a scene)
Surrey India Arts (famous incident of "pushing organizers" )
UBC at Bash (thought they deserved to place and caused a scene....rumour that they threatened organizers)
 
This shows us that competition does sometimes get to the heads of teams and makes them behave in a poor manner. Hence, competitions are going to be competitions....all we need to do is learn from these mistakes.
 

Saleem:

--- Quote from: Bhangradance on February 24, 2012, 08:53:32 PM ---For example (just to list a few):
SGPD at Burgh (caused a scene)
SGPD and NJ at Bhangra Idols 2011(broke trophy and "suck it " gesture)
Panj at Norcal (apparently glued doors, damaged venue, and began a btf forum discussion against Norcal)
PCBCA at VIBC Next (refused to accept trophy and caused a scene)
Surrey India Arts (famous incident of "pushing organizers" )
UBC at Bash (thought they deserved to place and caused a scene....rumour that they threatened organizers)

--- End quote ---

First of all, while I remember some of these events, I'm not familiar with all of them and I'm not confirming that all of these teams have done what's listed above because I simply do not know. So no team should take this as an attack on them. That said, not to kick the hornets nest, but there's a rather obvious common characteristic between these teams listed above.

Do you think the lack of sportsmanship is seen more commonly with Canadian teams? Or is it the independent nature of the teams (rather than university affiliation which is more common in the US)?

I'll go hide in a corner now.

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