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Mixed Up – Day 1

Results from Saturday are in and there are a few surprises and upsets as seen on the schedule.

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RIP Tryouts

RIP Captain Kirsten Niles has passed on the following information with regards to their tryouts. You can also find the same information on the Facebook Event ici: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=476381735393 <p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">RIP, a mixed competitive team, would like to invite all ultimate players for its tryouts for the 2010 season! Tryouts for the at least 12 available places, will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 19:45 – 21:15 and Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 19:00 – 21:00 at complex Bois de Boulogne in Laval </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">(Directions: </span><a href="http://www.

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Alright alright…

I’ll post already! Thanks for all the feedback about the broadcast last weekend (thanks to Trainor for making it go quite smoothly) as well as comments on the blog/blag in general. Now then, what’s to be said about this upcoming weekend? Mixed Up is on and Steven Trainor has coverage on his blog. I’ve decided to take a break this weekend and will instead work on fitness, some flying time, and some much needed work so that I may find the spare time to work on the broadcast system ahead of Nationals (yes, it’s likely that you’ll be able to watch the finals of Nationals live on here). This is turning out to be a boring post so I’ll give you my thoughts on Mixed Up and the NY Invite.

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TUF 2009 – Recap

A wild and wonderful weekend with a few surprises wrapped up last Sunday at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto. Many teams took their first steps towards Regionals, Nationals, or Prague. Just mentioning Prague excites me as some teams have spent the last three years preparing for their chance to play with the best in the world. Prague is a hot topic in North America this year since teams that finish well at CUC (Canadian Ultimate Championships) and UPA Finals will be favoured by their National Organizations to head overseas in 2010. The Toronto Ultimate Festival(or TUF) is the start of season tournament in Ontario for Open, Women’s, and Mixed teams. TUF is of particular importance because it is the last tournament before final cuts for most teams are made. The pressure from tryouts and a winter of pent up energy leads to Ultimate that can be both more conservative and explosive than what’s found at most mid-season tournaments. Tryouts are hard enough with the combination of nerves and winter rust but a pleasant surprise for all involved was the thunderstorm on Saturday morning. After the first few points had been played lightning forced a 15 minute delay which extended into a 45 minute delay once marble sized hail starting falling (hail remained on the ground for at least another two hours). A break in the storm allowed two games to be completed before the trailing edge brought 40 km/h winds (60 km/h gusts) torrential downpours and fears of cancellation. Fortunately the storm broke and the fields were dry enough for play. Players from Team Canada and GLOATUS (Toronto All-Stars) were the first to take to the fields as they warmed up for the showcase match (game commentary as Twittered live).

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