WUGC 2012 – Day 3

Dear readers, today’s update is a rather short but also reasonably good (if you ask me). Today I concentrated on two teams: Team Canada Open and Team Canada Women. However, I spent quite a bit of time socializing as that’s probably one of the best parts of going to tournaments. Anyhow, due to my socializing I was only able to catch TCO vs Colombia, TCW vs Australia, and TCO vs Philippines. None of the games left me entirely satisifed with the results but after speaking with players on both teams I’m fairly satisfied now.

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WUGC 2012 – Day 2

Day 2!  Following the showcase games the various divisions get down to figuring out where they really stand.  Today was a day of wandering and I found a couple pretty good spots to sit and watch the games from.  While I made an effort to get to some Team Canada games I was really out looking for friends and shall do so for most of the tournament.  Anyhow, I’ll quickly recap the few games I watched, what bothered me, a few discussions I had, and an upset.

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WUGC 2012 – Practice

I arrived in town late on the 5th and was unable to see the Open team practice.  Luckily my visit to the fields on Friday, the 6th, was quite exciting.  I were able to watch TC (Team Canada) Mixed, TC Women’s, TC Women’s Masters, Great Britain Women’s, Germany Mixed, Austria Open, France Masters, Colombia Open, Australia Women’s, Australia Open, Japan Open, Japan Women’s, and Japan Women’s Masters.  After many hours of wandering, watching, analyzing, and getting in trouble with the police (it happens to us every time) there are quite a few thoughts I have and I’ll attempt to share them with you here.

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Team Canada Mixed 2012

Posted on the Ultimate Canada Website:  https://www.canadianultimate.com/index.php/en/about-uc/1/180

Women

  • Andrea Cheng – Vancouver, BC
  • Anne-Marie Carey – Vancouver, BC
  • Audrey St-Arnaud – Quebec City, Quebec
  • Carly Sakai – Richmond, BC
  • Jenn Kwok – Vancouver, BC
  • Jordan Meron – Toronto, ON
  • Kate Beaulieu – Quebec City, QC
  • Michelle Ning – Vancouver, BC
  • Tiffany Lin – Vancouver, BC
  • Tory Hislop – Vancouver, BC
  • TBD
  • TBD

Alternates

  • Alex Benedict – Ottawa, ON
  • Isabelle Lemay – Montreal, QC
  • Jessie Gringot-Tomas – Quebec City, Quebec
  • Megan O’Brien – Vancouver, BC
  • Terri Whitehead – Calgary, AB
  • Val Dion – Seattle, WA

 

Men

  • Cam Harris – Toronto, ON
  • Cory Reid – Vancouver, BC
  • Eric Dion – Quebec City, QC
  • Jeremy Norden – Seattle, WA
  • Justin Norden – Seattle, WA
  • Kevin Cheung – Vancouver, BC
  • Kielan Way – Ottawa, ON
  • Mark Leduc – Richmond, BC
  • Mark Lloyd – Winnipeg, MA
  • Mike Aizawa – Richmond, BC
  • Patrick Mooney – Toronto, ON
  • Richie Tam – Vancouver, BC
  • Russell Street – Vancouver, BC
  • Thomson McKnight – Toronto, ON
  • Will Ranson – Calgary, Alberta
  • TBD

 

Alternates:

  • Bobo Eyrich – Vancouver, BC
  • Geoff Powell – Toronto, ON
  • Raefel Imerman – Vancouver, BC
  • Tyler Hislop – Vancouver, BC

Team Canada Open 2012

Representing Canada at WUGC Japan in 2012 are:

  • Aaron Liu
  • Alex Davis
  • Andre Gailits
  • Andrew Brown
  • Andy Collins
  • Brendan Wong
  • Jeff Lindquist
  • John Hassell
  • Kevin Underhill
  • Marc Seraglia
  • Matt Doyle
  • Morgan Hibbert
  • Nick Menzies
  • Oscar Pottinger
  • Gabe Saunkeah
  • CJ Harmer
  • Adrian Yearwood
  • Anatoly Vasilyev
  • John Norris
  • Seb Toth
  • Thomas Kuhn
  • Alex Hughes
  • Aaron Koenig
  • Kirk Savage
  • Nathan Dandurand
  • Andrew Ouchterlony
Alternates:
  • Scotty Nicholls
  • Bobby Staniforth
  • Yvan Duban
  • Eirc St.Amant
  • Matt Berezan
Incroyable!  A good mix of the young and slightly older with plenty of representation from across Canada.

WFDF WUGC 2012 in Japan!

WFDF have posted that WUGC 2012 will be held in Sakai, Japan on July 7th to 14th!

Their words:

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) announced today that it has awarded the 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) to the Japan Flying Disc Association (JFDA). This quadrennial event will be hosted in the city of Sakai, Japan, 7 – 14 July 2012.

Upon the recommendation of the Ultimate and Guts Committees, the WFDF Board of Directors approved the bid from the JFDA during their latest meeting, thus returning the World Championships to Japan for the first time since 1992.

“In the face of the adversity faced by the Japanese people due to the unfortunate events earlier this year, our decision to award the WUGC 2012 to Japan is an expression of our support for their recovery efforts and our confidence in the strong spirit and resolve of the Japanese people and Japan Flying Disc players,” commented Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President, upon the signing of the Host City contract. “Japan has submitted a strong bid developed by an experienced team around JFDA President and WFDF Board member Fumio Morooka and Tournament Director Masakazu Honda. WFDF is pleased to be able to return the WUGC to Japan on the 20th anniversary of the first time the event was hosted in Japan, an event in which I personally played”.

Up to five divisions in Ultimate will be played during WUGC 2012: open, women`s, mixed, masters and possibly women`s masters. The Organizers expect a minimum of 60 national Ultimate teams across the various divisions to participate in this prestigious event. The World Guts Championship will also be showcased.

The event will be held on the 18 Ultimate fields of the J-Green Sakai national training center in the city of Sakai (Osaka Prefecture), located some 400km southwest from Tokyo, and 600 km southwest from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The Opening and closing ceremonies will be held in the main stadium of J-Green Sakai on 7 July and 14 July 2012 respectively. The main venue can accommodate some 3,500 spectators.