To give you an idea of what it feels like from the inside, here are some pictures from the 2020 edition.
Below you will also find an interview of two GBPN fans, whom we shall denote by John Doe and Valanga90. May their insight enlighten you!
JD: Three, I think. Dunno.
V90: At least two, more likely three, maybe four? Every time when we find ourselves on the battleground it seems like no time has passed and we are still facing our sworn allies on one side and enemies on the other, ready to fight to the last snowball!
JD: Lost more, but honourably.
V90: Hard to say. I won some matches, but last time I was off my game and the snow was high and compact!
JD: Yes, I had good teachers.
V90: Snowshoes, warm gloves and a shield frisbee (shisbee?).
JD: Up, following the group. Down, I just went where my sled carried me.
V90: The way up is a crucial moment to study the opponents. The way down is even more pleasant, especially on a sleeeeed.
JD: Haphazardly, or buried in snow to my armpits wearing a white hat.
V90: What? Is my pseudonym not clear enough?
V90: Excellent! And always better with every new edition, especially thanks to the great effort of the organisers and of all other participants who contribute of their own initiative with a cake or a thermos bottle of mulled wine (just to give you some suggestions).
JD: It isn’t, since the best plan only survives until contact with the enemy.
V90: Ha! You wish I would reveal my secrets? Every detail counts! For strategy I recommend a thorough reading of “De Bello Sphaerarum Nivis”, and for tactics Snow Tzu’s “Art of war”.
V90: First a good walk and then we end up eating meatballs.
JD: We bring snorkels.
V90: Snow is never too much! Worst case we play on a smaller ground (and we still end up eating meatballs).
V90: Of course!
JD: Yes, uhm.
V90: But of course! The rules contain all the best secrets for a good battle.
JD: Thinking of the sugar tea waiting at the end.
V90: Thinking of the evening’s meatballs!