Chicago Heaveyweights Championship 2010 Pictures by Jon Hines
I was really excited to be invited to play at CHC 2010 this year with Maverick (Open, from Ontario, Canada). They were down to only 8 guys from the standard roster so I think they were a little desperate for players but it was still a huge honour to play with them. The tournament was wet and misty on the first day, which lead to some great conditions for pictures both from a lighting and from a number of layouts per minute (lpm) point of view. It was a huge tournament with ~80 teams total and good representations in each of the tournament team divisions (Open, Womens, Mixed). My team did fairly well for a team with a maximum of 12 cleated players, we won 3 and lost 1 on the first day and then lost both games the second day, but not without putting up a fight.
On Referees At the end of the first day, there was an exhibition game that was special because it was advertised as a “Refereed” game [pics 7-11]. This meant that there were 5 observers on the field (maybe some of them were lines-persons) and that they were following the regulations for the most active level of ultimate observing, ie. active stall counting, travel calls and offside calls. The game did closely resemble the sport I love to play, but the flow was interrupted but the numerous travel calls and it seemed like every pull had at least one offside call, if not two. On the other hand, it was interesting to see how much the typical high level ultimate player travels, and how we seem to ignore offside rules almost completely at nearly all levels of the sport.
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