I chat with Marc as stragglers that stuck around for the Finals drive by. I comment on how burnt Marc is; Geoff is giving throwing lessons to new players; Rahil continues working the tournament even though it’s over; Blue loads the truck; MONSTER has a post game chat; most players have kicked off their cleats; the sun keeps us warm as clouds creep in; we survived.
There are few tournaments+parties that I label as EPIC and Gender Blender (GB) is one of them. Unlike most tournaments where the Saturday night party leaves players aching on Sunday; GB’s Friday night party leaves party participants in recovery for weeks.
Drat indeed. While MME and CUT are exciting there’s a far more important tournament this weekend. A tournament with 40+ Mixed teams. A tournament that’s practically next door to me. A tournament that I will not be here for. That tournament is Gender Blender (GB).
In case you haven’t heard about then allow me to enlighten you to what is amongst the greatest tournaments in the world. A tournament so great that non-Ultimate playing locals show up just to party with the teams. You see GB starts on Friday and not just Friday evening but Friday morning (and sometimes Thursday). You don’t actually play Ultimate (organized Ultimate that is) until Saturday morning but Friday is for…presentations.