Friday, October 20, 2017

What U.S. Club Ultimate Teams Are Playing For in Sarasota

Not only are club teams playing for a 2017 national title in Sarasota.
Not only are club teams playing for prize money in 2017.
Club ultimate teams are also competing for a bid to WFDF's 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships. The USA has been awarded 10 total bids - the most of any country in the world; 3 in the men's division, 3 in the mixed division and 4 in the women's division.

First place in all divisions win the championship, $2000 in prize money and a bid to WFDF WUCC in 2018. Runner-up in all divisions gets $1000 in prize money plus a bid to 2018 WUCC. Third place in all divisions earns a WUCC 2018 bid. Fourth place in only the women's division earns a bid to WUCC 2018.

NOTES: If Seattle Mixtape finishes in first place, then the Mixed Division team from Seattle earns an extra $2000 bonus.
Three (3) Canadian teams are competing in the USA Ultimate National Championships; if any of the teams reach semis in their division, then that would muddy up the chart.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

MAP: Club Ultimate Teams Playing at 2017 Nationals

USA Ultimate's 2017 National Club Ultimate Championships in Sarasota starts today. A total of 20 states/provinces and the District of Columbia from the eight geographical regions are represented at this year's USAU National Championships, with California - again - sending the most teams (6) of any state.



TEAM REPRESENTATION AT 2017 NATIONALS (BY STATE/PROVINCE) 
1st (6 teams): California
2nd (5 teams): Massachusetts, Washington
3rd (4 teams): Colorado, Minnesota
4th (3 teams): Texas
5th (2 teams): DC, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
6th (1 team): British Columbia, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Oregon

CITIES WITH MULTIPLE TEAMS AT 2017 NATIONALS
Eleven (11) cities are represented by multiple club ultimate teams at Nationals; five* (5) cities are represented in each division (Men, miXed, Women). [*City based on team listing on USAU website]

BOSTON, MA*
Brute Squad (W)
Dig (M)
Ironside (M)
Slow White (X)
Wild Card (X)

CHICAGO, IL
Machine (M)
Nemesis (W)

DENVER, CO
Johnny Bravo (M)
Love Tractor (X)
Molly Brown (W)

MADISON, WI
Heist (W)
NOISE (X)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
Drag'n Thrust (X)
No Touching! (X)
Pop (W)
Sub Zero (M)

PHILADELPHIA, PA
AMP (X)
Patrol (M)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA*
Blackbird (X)
Fury (W)
Mischief (X)
Nightlock (W)
Revolver (M)

SEATTLE, WA*
BFG (X)
Mixtape (X)
Riot (W)
Sockeye (M)
Underground (W)

TORONTO, ON
6ixers (W)
GOAT (M)

WASHINGTON, DC
Scandal (W)
Truck Stop (M)

[updated 1:45pm ET]


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

[Compilation] Tournament Logos of USA Ultimate Club National Championships in Sarasota

Palm trees! Palm trees! Palm trees! And, sun(shine)! Common Floridian themes seen in the logos of club championships hosted in Sarasota in the 21st Century.

Below are the tournament logos for UPA (2001-2009) and USA Ultimate (2010-2017) annual club ultimate national championships specifically held in Sarasota (2001-2012; 2017).










[Images mostly via original post]



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LOGO UPDATE: 2017 Club Nationals

The Florida palm tree and sun are commonplace in the logos of Club Nationals in Sarasota. Here's another version of the 2017 ultimate tournament logo honoring the beloved Daiquiri Deck.


UPDATE TO ORIGINAL UPDATE as teams have fallen out of qualification...
ChampionSIPS!

Monday, October 16, 2017

D.C. Scandal Brews Up Their Fundraiser

D.C. Scandal's launched their 2017 fundraiser which smells a lot like Seattle Riot's roast. The elite women's ultimate team from Washington, D.C. will be competing at USA Ultimate's National Championships in Sarasota, Florida, as the #5 seed (out of 16 teams) in the women's division.



INFO: The Scandalous Blend consists of beans from Colombia, Guatemala, and Honduras. Lighter roast levels highlight undertones of caramel, milk chocolate, and stone fruit while darker roasts lift nutty and smokey notes to the surface. Regardless of roast level the blend is smooth (like a Jenny Fey huck). Roaster Recommendation: Medium roast level.

ORDER

COST: $14.00 per 12oz bag ($5 of each bag sold goes to Scandal)


Friday, October 13, 2017

On This Day: AUDL Announced Its Formation

Six years ago today "a new professional sports league" - the American Ultimate Disc League - was publicly announced. Establishment of the AUDL was said to fill "a need for affordable sporting entertainment." AUDL Founder Josh Moore sought to "bring the [ultimate] game mainstream for the average person to experience ultimate played at its highest level. "

Screengrab of original AUDL Press Release (October 13, 2011) [full text]
Per the press release: "The AUDL is structured as a national professional men's ultimate disc league set to begin play in 2012."

AUDL began with eight (8) teams in 2012; Buffalo (NY) Hunters, Columbus (OH) Cranes, (Hartford) Connecticut Constitution, Detroit (MI) Mechanix, Indianapolis (IN) AlleyCats, Philadelphia (PA) Spinners, River City/Bluegrass (Louisville/Lexington, KY) Revolution, and (Providence) Rhode Island Rampage. In its most current season (2017), there were 24 AUDL teams across the U.S. (20) and in Canada (4).