We’re coming off of a big weekend of Ultimate going into the last relaxation weekend before we head to USA Ultimate Championships. This week we’ve got plenty of videos, a bit of clubs news, and the general potpourri that you’ve come to expect on a Friday:
- A pretty sweet hammer grab
- These folks look familiar
- Club Logo Competition
- USA Ultimate Club Championships Schedules and Seeding
- USA Ultimate Digital Magazine
- Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt?
- TUC 30th Anniversary Gala
- Marking the Thrower
- Chain at Worlds
- Phoenix – The New and the Old (you’ll definitely want to read all the way through to this)
This was my fourth year playing at Oktoberfest (Mixed Division, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). I always enjoy playing in this tournament because the weather is typically awful and that means that the games are pretty challenging for people who throw the disc a lot like myself, plus, it is 10 minutes from my home :). I was playing on team “Wreck™”, the team in tie-dyed jerseys shown in the pictures below. One of my teammates, Chris McCormick, got injured on point 2, of our first game of the tournament and was stuck on the sidelines for the rest of the weekend. Chris took pictures 1-7 with my camera on day 2 of the tournament. The weather this year was better than usual with generally bright sun and a strong cross wind all day. Competition was tight, the first place team was seeded 5th going in and had a close game against the eventual 9th place team on day 1. My team came in 4th with narrow losses to the second and third place teams. Continue reading
To anyone who didn’t play at this CUUC or hasn’t at a previous one, let me tell you, you’re missing out. The level of intensity is infinitely higher than anything I’ve ever played. Miserable conditions always feed the fire though, and this weekend was no exception form that. The winds were up around 15 KM/h and it felt like they stayed there for most of the weekend, Friday through Sunday. There were definitely at least a few pulls that got carried over a field or two over the course of the weekend.
A limited number of photos from each of the days of CUUC. Friday was miserable and the shots aren’t quite as nice as we want but we’re sharing nonetheless. Limited number of photos from Sunday as we were busy filming.
Photos can also be found on our Facebook Page.
Brett has put out a call for assistance in the final stage of his documentary. A few years back he went with a crew to Paganello and started putting together a documentary. It’s an expensive project and has been mostly self funded. He’d like to finish the documentary up but needs to pay an editor for the last stage. It’s an expensive last stage and I’d like to request your assistance in helping us get video on a fantastic tournament attended by a fantastic group of people to the world.
You can read the full request here: http://greatestultimate.com/wordpress/?page_id=925
He’s trying to raise 1000 USD in 24 hours and we’re helping out right now as best we can: by donating and spreading the word.
Exciting days of Ultimate are few and far between. Today we have Patrick Kenzie contributing his perspective below as well as a few additional points by me.
Feeling that my adventures on Friday merited extra sleep I didn’t arrive at the fields until the start of the second game of the day. Already the wind was picking up and a light drizzle was falling The teams on a bye were already complaining about the cold; little did they know that it was about to get worse. With a variety of skill levels the weather made it a day for handlers to shine and the B teams that lacked them suffered.