A viewers guide to day 1 at CUC 09.

There are some really interesting matchups on the day 1 schedule for

CUC 09. If you’re on a bye, or just there watching, take a glance at

these great matchups and you’ll be in for some good ultimate.

8:30 am.

Coed. 1) 2-Liquid vs 10-Monster field 4

The schedule makers weren’t fooling around in the coed division as we

get one of the best matchups right off the bat Thursday morning.

Ontario 1 and 2 go head to head on field 4. Liquid and Monster have a

long standing friendly rivalry which saw Liquid take a 11-4 lead at

regionals in Waterloo this year, before holding on at softcap 13-11.

Monster scored 6 points in 8 mins, to shock Liquid. Key Matchups in

this one will be Pat Dolan and Higy, Blue and Peyton, as

well as seeing how Monster holds up after losing one of their keys to

the team, Zan Zan. Can Monster handle Liquid’s O line, which was running on all cylinders for most of Mixed Up.

  1. 4-RIP vs 12-Tundra field 10.

Those tired of seeing Monster and Liquid trade blows can walk on over

to field 10 where RIP will be looking for revenge on Tundra. At Mixed

up, Tundra climbed back from a 9-5 deficit, lead by Craig “Frogger”

Froats to shock the Quebec 1 seed, 10-9. It was a much needed win for

Tundra whose Confidence soared after the win. The Rey/Frogger matchup

(if they matchup) should be very interesting; when he wants to, Frogger

can be a phenomenal ultimate player.

10:15 am.

Coed. 1) 8-Gecko vs 9-Oui UC Field 3

Staying in the coed Division, the 8 vs 9 matchup pits East vs West as

Gecko from Quebec matches up with Alberta’s Oui UC. I’ve never seen

Oui UC play, but Gecko had a very good Mixed up tournament, losing in

the quarters to eventual champs ONYX and looks to be peaking in time

for the biggest tourney of the year. Plus, they have cool jerseys.

  1. 7-Pandemic vs 10-Monster Field 5

Staying with Monster, they next face a team from BC. It’ll be

interesting to see how the East and West matchup here as well.

12 pm

Open 1) 2-Pheonix vs 10-Grand Trunk Field 4

Grand Trunk could possibly be the most mis-seeded team at the

tournament. If everyone plays to potential they could easily crack the

top 8, and look to make some noise in the Semi’s. Pheonix earned the 2

seed over Mephisto at the New York Invite, winning on Universe point,

and they are looking to prove that they belong with the big boys this

year. The additions of Paul Chambers and Shawn Harkins look to offset

the loss of Derek Alexander for the bird, and their Aerial Show. A key

matchup in this one will be Luke Phalen vs Andrew Butler.

Women 2) 8-Fusion vs 9-PPF Field 14

PPF sees if it can regroup without key member Darcy Drummond and upset

the higher seeded Fusion.


Women 1) 4-Wild Rose vs 5-Stella Field 17

Very big matchup on Day 1 that could shape the Semi’s. Wild Rose from

AB takes on what must be an unhappy Stella. Last years champions have

had a challenging start to the year, and come in seeded 5, and look to

move up to the power pools with a win over the Alberta squad. The

winner of this game sets up an interesting game against Lotus (if

Lotus holds seed) later in the day.

Mixed 2) 4-RIP vs 5-Chaos Field 10

Local squad Chaos looks to take out the top team from Montreal

heading into the Power pools Friday.

  1. 12-Tundra vs 13-BFC Field 11

Most probably, the winner of this game will move on to the Power Pools

while the loser will be forced into the relegation round. With both

teams trying to earn a birth to Worlds, this matchup will be intense. Matchups to watch are Damien Kwok and Chris Welsh as well as Geofford Seaborn and Neil Griffith.

3:30 pm

Open 1) 8-Demon vs 9-Sofa Kings Field 3

Demon looks to continue on it’s great season so far as they take on

Sofa Kings, with the winner most likely to take a win over to the

power pools Friday.

  1. 7-Mangina vs 10-Grand Trunk Field 5

  2. 6-Too Bad vs 11-SirLoin Field 7

5:15 pm

Open 1) 4-Mephisto vs 5-General Strike Field 10

Strike looks to use home advantage in toppling the defending finalist

from the east.

  1. 12- ROY vs 13-Tommy Douglas Dream Machine Field 11

Quite probably the winner of this game will move into the power pools.

Both teams are athletic and conditions will play a major role in the

outcome of this game.


Women 1) Winner Pool 1 vs Winner Pool 4 Field 14

Quite possibly a Lotus vs Stella rematch, they always tend to give us

good games. Lotus/Wild Rose will also be interesting, as it will be

nice to see how Lotus matches up with a team from the West.

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