Saturday, July 21, 2018

UPDATED: WUCC 2018 Logo

The World Ultimate Club Championships moved indoors to prevent inclement weather from drowning out the rest of the semifinals and finals of each division, leading to "Club Worlds" to be updated to Indoorlds.



RECAP: WUCC 2018 Finalists

After an elongated-yet-shortened semifinals due to inclement weather, the championships for each division are set.

Men's Division 
San Francisco Revolver (1) vs Sydney Colony (4)

Women's Division
Seattle Riot (7) vs Medellin Revolution (5)

Mixed Division
Boston Slow White (9) vs Seattle BFG (3)


Watch the livestream of the division finals today (Saturday) at 8:30AM (Men), 2:30PM (Women), and 4:30PM (Mixed). 

Friday, July 20, 2018

RECAP: WUCC 2018 Semifinalists

Day 6 is done and 4 club ultimate teams in each division have advanced. USA is represented the most with 9 club ultimate teams; Australia (M), Canada (M), and Colombia (W) each have 1 club ultimate team in the semis at the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships.

Women's Division
Seattle Riot vs Denver Molly Brown
Medellin, Colombia Revolution vs Boston Brute Squad

Mixed Division
Boston Slow White vs Boston Wild Card
Philadelphia AMP vs Seattle BFG

Men's Division
San Francisco Revolver vs Toronto GOAT
Austin Doublewide vs Sydney, Australia Colony

Semifinals are played on Friday, then finals on Saturday - watch live!


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Portland AUDL Team To Be Named the Swifts [CORRECTED]

[CORRECTION, 1:25PM: The group of players from Portland - organized by the women's club team Schwa - named the team competing against Cascades mixed squad. The Swifts have no affiliation with the to-be-named Portland AUDL franchise. Capitol Hill Seattle, who published the original article, has been asked to correct their online article.

The Portland mixed team ("Swifts") will be competing against the Seattle Cascades mixed roster on July 21 @ 6PM PT in a friendly]

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The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog broke news about the new AUDL team in Portland. The former Vancouver Riptide franchise will be known as the Swifts. The Portland Swifts are planned to play in the AUDL West Division during the 2019 season.


Swifts are birds, that look like:
 vaux's swift


No formal announcement has yet been made by the Portland, Oregon team's ownership or the league.


RECAP: WUCC 2018 Quarterfinalists

Day 5 at the 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships has concluded and each division's quarter-finalists have been decided.


Quarterfinal teams by country
13 = USA (M: San Francisco Revolver, Austin Doublewide, Raleigh Ring of Fire; X: Seattle Mixtape, Philadelphia AMP, Seattle BFG. Boston S;low White, Boston Wild Card; W: San Francisco Fury, Boston Brute Squad, Denver Molly Brown, Atlanta Ozone)
3 = Canada (M: GOAT X: Crash W: 6ixers )
2 = Germany (M: Bad Skid; X: Hässliche Erdferkel), Japan (M: Nomadic Tribe ; W: HUCK)
1 = Australia (M: Colony), Colombia (W: Revolution), France (M: TCHAC), Netherlands (X: GRUT)

All countries represented by club ultimate teams in the quarter-finals had teams in every division except for the Netherlands—their only and only team (GRUT) advanced to the quarterfinals in the mixed division.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Detroit Mechanix (0-14), Again

With their loss on Saturday versus Pittsburgh, the Detroit Mechanix became the only American Ultimate Disc League team to be winless in the 2018 regular season. The Mechanix have now posted a record three winless regular seasons - in 2014, 2015, and again in 2018.

The Detroit Mechanix end their 7th consecutive losing season with a -188 point differential, which averages to over 13-point per loss (13.42). Detroit's biggest loss was a 29-point drubbing by Madison Radicals in May. Mechanix played 14 games in the Midwest Division during the 2018 AUDL regular season. Since 2012, the Detroit Mechanix have an dismal overall record of 16 wins and 86 losses (.157).


Monday, July 09, 2018

CHART: Medal History at WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships

Seventy-five (75) medals have been awarded at the ten (10) World Ultimate Club Championship events since 1989.  There have been club teams from 7 different countries that have ever won a WUCC medal. 

USA club ultimate teams have swept WUCC medals 13 times (6 in the men's division, 2 in mixed, and 5 in the women's division). Japan is the only other country to have swept a division - women's division at 2006 WUCC.

Gold: Club teams from 3 different countries have won gold at WUCC.
Silver: Club teams from 5 different countries have won silver at WUCC.
Bronze: Club teams from 6 different countries have won bronze at WUCC.

Previous events hosted in the United States - in 1993 and in 2002 - were swept by club teams from the USA.

Club teams from the USA won gold at the inaugural WUCC event in men's and women's divisions (1989) and gold when the mixed division was introduced (1999). Further, club teams from the USA won gold at the last WUCC event in 2014.


Friday, July 06, 2018

List of WUCC Medal Winners: USA Club Ultimate Teams

Club ultimate teams from the United States have won A LOT of medals at WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships. Overall, thirty-five (35) different US-based club teams have won a total of 59  medals at WUCC (1989 through 2014); below is the list.

GOLD
16 = # of different US-based club teams with WUCC gold medals
 

Men: Revolver (2), New York, New York/New York Ultimate (2), Condors, DoG, Double Happiness, Philmore, Seattle Sockeye

Mixed: Chad Larson Experience, Donner Party, Drag'n Thrust, Red Fish Blue Fish

Women: Women on the Verge (3), Maine-iacs (2), Riot (2), Fury, Lady Condors.

SILVER
13 = # of different US-based club teams with WUCC silver medals
Men: DoG (2), Double Happiness (2), Seattle Sockeye (2), Elvis, First Time Gary, Hang Time

Mixed: Brass Monkey, Polar Bears

Women: Lady Godiva (2), Ozone (2), Schwa (2), Fury, Smithereens

BRONZE
16 = # of different US-based club teams with WUCC bronze medals

Men: Condors (2), Johnny Bravo, Looney Tunes, NYC, Rhino Slam!, Sockeye, Windy City

Mixed: Mental Toss Flycoons, Slow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Ghosts

Women: Lady Godiva (2), Ripplt, Riot, Scandal, Trigger Hippy, Women on the Verge


There are 14 US-based club teams that have won multiple WUCC Medals:
4 medals: Boston Lady Godiva (W), Seattle Sockeye (M), Seattle Women on the Verge (W)

3 medals: Condors (M), DoG (M), Double Happiness (M), Riot (W)

2 medals: Chad Larson Experience (X), Fury (W), Maine-iacs (W), New York, New York (M), Ozone (W), Revolver (M), Schwa (W)



Which of these club teams from the USA will win at WUCC 2018 and be added to the list?





Thursday, July 05, 2018

Recap: Teams at 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships

The WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships will collectively feature 128 teams from 36 countries in 3 divisions. Specifically,  the men's division will feature 40 club teams from 25 different countries, the mixed division will feature 48 club teams from 26 different countries, and the women's division will feature 40 teams from 21 different countries.



Competition begins on Saturday, July 14 in Warren County, Ohio.


Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Medal History at WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships

There have been ten (10) World Ultimate Club Championships hosted by WFDF. Since 1989 - when the first WUCC happened - seven (7) different countries representing club teams that have medaled at WUCC.


Club ultimate teams from the United States have absolutely dominated the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships - collectively winning 59/75 (78.7%) available WUCC medals. USA club teams have won the most WUCC medals with fifty-nine (59). In second place, Japan club teams have collectively won 8 WUCC medals, next is Canada with three (3), followed by Australia with two (2), and tied with 1 medal is Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden.

USA club ultimate team(s) have won medals at every WUCC.

NOTES: More than one club team can represent a country.
Compiled data excludes masters divisions/includes men's, mixed and women's divisions only.
Data via WFDF; compilation and chart by SLUDGE.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Breakdown of WUCC 2018 Teams: Men's Division

Forty (40) of the 128 WUCC teams will be competing in the men's division at WFDF's 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships, July 14-21, in Cincinnati. Australia, Great Britain, and host country United States will be represented with the most teams at the international ultimate tournament with 3  men's teams each. Overall, twenty-five (25) different countries are represented in the men's division.

Compare to the mixed and women's divisions.




:Total Representation of Mixed Club Ultimate Teams by Country:
3 teams = Australia, Great Britain, United States of America
2 teams = Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland
1 teams = China, Chinese Taipei, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Venezuela

:Men's Club Ultimate Teams from each Country: Australia
Colony
Hot Chilly
Juggernaut

Austria
FWD>>
The Big EZ

Belgium
Freezzz Beezzz
Mooncatchers

Canada
General Strike
GOAT

China
Shanghai Chucha

Chinese Taipei
Daione Kumay

Colombia
Comunidad El Oso
Euforia

Denmark
Ragnarok

Dominican Republic
Relámpagos

Finland
OTSO

France
IZNOGOOD
TCHAC

Germany
Bad Skid
Family Ultimate

Great Britain
Chevron Action Flash
Clapham Ultimate
Devon

Ireland
PELT Ultimate
Ranelagh

Italy
CUSB

Japan
Heat Haze
Nomadic Tribe

Mexico
Fenix Ultimate

New Zealand
Wildcats

Russian Federation
Sokol

Singapore
Crackerjacks

South Africa
Long Donkeys

Sweden
KFUM Örebro Frisbee

Switzerland
Flying Angels Bern
Freespeed

United States of America
Austin Doublewide
Raleigh Ring of Fire
San Francisco Revolver

Venezuela
Warao Ultimate Club


Monday, June 25, 2018

Breakdown of WUCC 2018 Teams: Mixed Division

Forty-eight (48) of the 128 WUCC teams will be competing in the mixed division at WFDF's 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships, July 14-21, in Cincinnati. Host country United States will be represented with the most teams at the international ultimate tournament with 5 teams; Canada and Great Britain are each sending 4 teams.

Overall, twenty-six (26) different countries are represented in the mixed division. Four (4) countries - Chile, India, Kenya, Uruguay - are competing in their first WFDF's World Ultimate Club Championships.

Compare to the men's and women's divisions.


:Total Representation of Mixed Club Ultimate Teams by Country:
5 teams = USA
4 teams = Canada, Great Britain
3 teams = Australia, Colombia, Germany, Japan
2 teams = New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland
1 team = Argentina, Belgium, Chile, France, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Korea, Uruguay, Venezuela

:Mixed Club Ultimate Teams from each Country:
Chile
Disco Sour

Colombia
Macondo
Urosoul
Voltaje

France
Sesquidistus

Germany
Colorado
Hässliche Erdferkel
Sugar Mix

Great Britain
Black Eagles
Glasgow Ultimate
Reading Ultimate
SMOG

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Neon

India
Stall7

Japan
Cafe de Luida
IKU
Shinshu Loose

Kenya
Kisumu Frisbee Club

Mexico
Cóndor Ultimate

Netherlands
GRUT

New Zealand
Black Sheep
Marvellous DC

Philippines
Mulatto Pilipinas

Russian Federation
RusMixed

Singapore
Chuckies
Freakshow Singapore

South Africa
UCT Flying Tigers

South Korea
BOOM!

Spain
Disctèrics
Mubidisk

Switzerland
Panthers Bern
Wizards

USA
Boston Slow White
Boston Wild Card
Philadelphia AMP
Seattle BFG
Seattle Mixtape

Uruguay
Charrúa

Venezuela
Yanomami


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Breakdown of WUCC 2018 Teams: Women's Division

Forty (40) of the 128 WUCC teams will be competing in the women's division at WFDF's 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships, July 14-21, in Cincinnati. Host country United States will be represented with the most teams at the international ultimate tournament; Canada and Japan are each sending 4 teams. Overall, twenty-one (21) different countries are represented in the women's division.

Compare to the mixed and men's divisions


:Total Representation of Mixed Club Ultimate Teams by Country:
5 teams = USA
4 teams = Canada, Japan
3 teams = Colombia, Great Britain
2 teams = Australia, Finland, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland,
1 team = Austria, Belgium, China, Chinese Taipei, France, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden

:Women's Club Ultimate Teams from each Country:
Australia
Ellipsis
Kaos

Austria
Mantis

Belgium
Gentleladies

Canada
6ixers
Fusion
Iris
Traffic

China
Sirens

Chinese Taipei
Daione Kumay

Colombia
AeroSoul
Bamboo
Revolution

Finland
Atletico
Helsinki Ultimate

France
YAKA

Germany
Mainzelmädchen
Seagulls

Great Britain
Iceni
Nice Bristols
SYC

Italy
CUSB SHOUT

Japan
HUCK
MUD
Swampybarg
UNO

Mexico
Malafama

New Zealand
ChCh Chicks

Poland
Troubles

Russian Federation
Brilliance

Singapore
HAVOC
Rampage

Sweden
KFUM Örebro Frisbee

Switzerland
FABulous
ZUF

United States of America 
Atlanta Ozone
Boston Brute Squad
Denver Molly Brown Ultimate
San Francisco Fury
Seattle Riot


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Map Chart: 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships Teams by Country

There are 128 teams set to compete at the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships - July 14-21; Cincinnati, Ohio in the Men's, Mixed, and Women's divisions. The United States of America leads with the most overall teams (13); Canada and Great Britain are represented by 10 club ultimate teams each.



36  = # of different countries competing at WUCC 2018

15 = # of countries represented in all three divisions at WUCC 2018
(Australia, Belgium,  Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Singapore, Switzerland, USA)

13 = # of club ultimate teams represented by the USA at WUCC 2018

13 = # of countries represented by only 1 team at WUCC 2018
(Argentina, Chile, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, South Korea, Uruguay)

4 = # of countries represented at WUCC* for the first time. All are competing in the mixed division.
(Chile, India, Kenya, Uruguay)
*specific only to WUCC, not other WFDF events [Data via WFDF/WUCC]


Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (July 14-21)

WFDF's World Ultimate Club Championships begin in just one month! This international event welcomes club teams worldwide to compete for the championship in the men's, mixed, and women's club division. There are 128 teams from 36 different countries expected in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for WUCC 2018.
The United States has hosted WUCC twice previously - in Honolulu, Hawaii (2002) and in Madison, Wisconsin (1993).

:Schedule:
Saturday, July 14: Opening Ceremony, Opening Game
Sunday-Friday, July 15 - 20 - Round Robin Games Through Semi-Finals
Saturday, July 21 - Finals, Medal Ceremony, Closing Ceremony

:Tickets:
Week-long pass = $50
Tournament party (7/20) = $25
Championship Saturday (7/21) day pass = $20
Friday 7/20 day pass = $10
Opening Ceremony/Game (7/14) = $10
Day pass for each day (Sunday - Thursday) = $5

Buy tix.


Volunteer for WUCC.

Follow #wucc2018.






Monday, June 11, 2018

WAFC Division IV Champions - Spring 2018

The WAFC 2018 spring clique season started in March and just ended on Saturday (June 9). It was a long season, which happened to be the 40th season SLUDGE has played together. Fall 1998 was the first season the team played in brown shirts because one of the players on the roster worked for the military and nabbed a bulk for cheap at the base store.

During this 2018 season, commemorative ultimate discs were secretly ordered and distributed to unsuspecting teammates. SLUDGE posted a (5-2) regular season record.

The postseason tournament was played at the Polo Fields, a place we have many, many pickup games many, many times. SLUDGE advanced to the championship by winning Saturday's pool play (2 games), then went on to win the final by the score of 15-6 (8-3 half).


Just what we needed—another piece of plastic!
Get ready for the celebration parade on Tuesday.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

ConGRADulations!

Congratulations to all college graduates!



[adapted from Moderately Confused (0514/2005)]


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2018 College Ultimate Champions

The 2018 college ultimate season is over. Division III and Division I were completed over the last two weekends in  postseason tournaments hosted by USA Ultimate.

DIVISION III
A total of 32 teams competed in Rockford, IL, over May 19-20 for the Division III college ultimate championships.
MEN
Bryant Craze (#1) won 11-10 over Air Force. Bryant - "a small private university in the smallest state in the country" - posted a 26-2 during the 2018 season.


WOMEN
St. Olaf Vortex (#7) won 11-8 over Bates (#2). Vortex is one of two women's ultimate teams at St. Olaf College. St Olaf had lost to Bates by the score of 10-15 the day before in pool play.

DIVISION I
A total of 40 teams competed in Milwaukee over May 25-28 for the Division I college ultimate championships.

MEN
University of North Carolina Darkside (#2) won 14-10 [8-6 half] over Pittsburgh (#9); this is UNC Darkside's 2nd men's college ultimate championship in 4 years.


WOMEN
Dartmouth Princess Layout won 15-9 [8-5 half] over Colorado Kali; this is Dartmouth's 2nd consecutive women's college ultimate championship.



Friday, May 18, 2018

AUDL Offers Investment Opportunity

American Ultimate Disc League, which started its 7th season in 2018, launched an online public offering - an opportunity for investors to buy shares in the league. The AUDL seeks 1.07 million from owners who share their excitement about the sport [of "Ultimate Disc"], want to spread the word to fans around the world. The investment is $3.30 per Series B Common Unit; investment amount (per investor) = $495.


Per paperwork on StartEngine.com, the pre-money valuation of the AUDL = $16,500,000.00
The pre-money valuation of Company upon which the offering price of the Series B Units is based was not determined by an independent third-party assessment of value or on a professional appraisal, but was determined by the Company’s Managers [AUDL].

Caution!
 and



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Qualifying College Ultimate Teams for 2018 Championships: Division III

A total of 32 Division III college ultimate teams have qualified for USA Ultimate College Championships. The D-III USAU College Championships take place on May 19-20 in Rockford, Illinois. Below are the D-III men's and women's college ultimate teams that qualified for Nationals by region.




5 = # of colleges that qualified both their men's and women's ultimate teams for the USAU DIII College Championships (Georgia College, North Park, Oberlin, Puget Sound, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [RPI])

Carleton's DI teams also qualified for Division I 2018 championships.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What Do You Hear!?!

Forget the 'Yanny or Laurel' audio debate, what's more important is what which do ultimate players hear?
Hammer or Dump?


Monday, May 07, 2018

Qualifying College Ultimate Teams for 2018 Championships: Division I

A total of 40 Division I college ultimate teams have qualified for USA Ultimate College Championships. The D-I USAU College Championships take place on May 25-28 in Milwaukee. Below are the D-I men's and women's college ultimate teams that qualified for Nationals by region.



6 = # of colleges that qualified both their men's and women's ultimate teams for the USAU DI College Championships (Carleton, North Carolina, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Texas)

[Data via USAU; compiled by SLUDGE]


Friday, April 06, 2018

Chart: D.C. Breeze Win-Loss History

The D.C. Breeze start the 2018 American Ultimate Disc League season on Saturday, April 7. This will be mark the 6th season for the Breeze. The D.C. Breeze have played a total of 61 games in 5 AUDL seasons, making the playoffs thrice - in 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Season: (win-loss regular season; win-loss in postseason)
2013: (4-12)
2014: (10-4; 0-1)
2015: (7-7)
2016: (10-4; 1-1)
2017: (10-4; 1-1)

OVERALL: 41-31 regular season record (2-3) in the postseason. DC has posted 10 regular season wins in back-to-back seasons; and, three seasons with 10 regular season wins. All three of their postseason losses have been to Toronto Rush in the AUDL East Division Championship.


Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Women Players on AUDL 2018 Rosters

First there was Jessi Jones (Raleigh Flyers; May 17, 2015), then Jesse Shofner (Nashville NightWatch) played the AUDL 2017 season. In 2018, five different AUDL teams (out of 23 total teams) currently have rostered at least one woman player. The following are the Class of 2018 "Jessies" - women ultimate players rostered on American Ultimate Disc League teams for this year's season.
Atlanta Hustle
Maddy Frey

Madison Radicals
Robyn Wiseman

New York Empire
Lauren Doyle

+ Lexi Zalk

San Francisco FlameThrowers
Jackelyne "Kobe" Nguyen


Seattle Cascades
Charlie Eide
Stephanie Lim
Qxhna Titcomb



[h/t AUDL Tuesday Toss]


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[UPDATED 5/11/2018]

Los Angeles Aviators
Veronica (Ronnie) Eder and Stephanie Pritchard

Monday, April 02, 2018

Jeopardy! Clues Fancy Ultimate, Frisbee

Jeopardy! is showing some affection toward ultimate and the Frisbee in episodes from last month.
March 2, 2018
Category: THINGS YOU CAN MAIL WITH A STAMP AND NO PACKAGING

March 30, 2018
Category: IT ALL STARTS WITH "U"

[h/t via JH]

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Season 7: AUDL Starts Today

The American Ultimate Disc League starts today. Twenty-three teams across four divisions play in a 16-week regular season vie to advance to AUDL Championship Weekend (August 11 and 12) in Madison.


Sludge's 40th Season Begins

WAFC's spring 2018 clique league is scheduled to start today!  This season marks Sludge's 40th season (20 consecutive years) of playing league ultimate in the DC-area.

Congrats!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Sportsbook: 2018 Pro Ultimate Games - AUDL

Betting lines - point spreads - for semi-professional ultimate games are for entertainment purposes only. Regular season lines are copied from AUDL's Pick'em Challenge.

View the full American Ultimate Disc League 2018 schedule.

Week 17 / Post Season - Week 1
Saturday, July 21
Midwest: Minnesota Wind Chill @ Indianapolis AlleyCats (-1.5)

East: New York Empire @ D.C. Breeze (-2)

West Division Championship: San Diego Growlers @ Los Angeles Aviators (-3)

Week 16
Friday, July 13
Seattle Cascades @ San Jose Spiders (-3.5)

Saturday July 14
Detroit Mechanix @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (-3.5)
New York Empire @ DC Breeze (-2.5)
Minnesota Wind Chill @ Indianapolis AlleyCats (-2.5)
Chicago Wildfire @ Madison Radicals (-3.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Tampa Bay Cannons (-3.5)
Los Angeles Aviators (-2.5) @ San Diego Growlers
Seattle Cascades @ San Francisco FlameThrowers (-4.5)

Sunday, July 15
Ottawa Outlaws @ Montreal Royal (-2.5)
New York Empire (-1.5) @ Philadelphia Phoenix
Minnesota Wind Chill @ Chicago Wildfire (-2.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Atlanta Hustle (-4.5)

Week 15
Saturday, July 7
Montreal Royal @ Toronto Rush (-4.5)
Indianapolis AlleyCats @ Chicago Wildfire (-1.5)
Philadelphia Phoenix @ New York Empire (-3.5)
Atlanta Hustle @ Raleigh Flyers (-3.5)
Tampa Bay Cannons @ Dallas Roughnecks (-8.5)

Sunday, July 8
Tampa Bay Cannons @ Austin Sol (-5.5)
Toronto Rush (-3.5) @ Ottawa Outlaws

Week 14
Saturday, June 30
New York Empire (-1.5) @ Ottawa Outlaws
Philadelphia Phoenix @ DC Breeze (-2.5)
Indianapolis AlleyCats @ Madison Radicals (-3.5)
Chicago Wildfire @ Minnesota Wind Chill (-2.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Raleigh Flyers (-8.5)
Atlanta Hustle (-1.5) @ Tampa Bay Cannons
Austin Sol @ Dallas Roughnecks (-3.5)
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (-2.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
San Francisco FlameThrowers (-2.5) @ San Diego Growlers

Sunday, July 1
New York Empire @ Montreal Royal (-3.5)
San Jose Spiders (-1.5) @ Seattle Cascades
San Francisco FlameThrowers @ Los Angeles Aviators (-4.5)

Tuesday, July 3
Minnesota Wind Chill @ Madison Radicals (-2.5)

Week 13
Saturday, June 23
Raleigh Flyers (-3.5) @ Atlanta Hustle
DC Breeze @ Toronto Rush (-4.5)
Detroit Mechanix @ Indianapolis AlleyCats (-6.5)
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Minnesota Wind Chill (-9.5)
Montreal Royal @ New York Empire (-1.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Austin Sol (-4.5)
San Diego Growlers @ Seattle Cascades (-1.5)
Los Angeles Aviators (-3.5) @ San Jose Spiders

Sunday, June 24
Chicago Wildfire (-4.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
Montreal Royal @ Philadelphia Phoenix (-1.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Dallas Roughnecks (-7.5)
DC Breeze @ Ottawa Outlaws (-2.5)
Los Angeles Aviators (-1.5) @ San Francisco FlameThrowers

Week 12
Saturday, June 16
New York Empire @ Montreal Royal (-1.5)
Madison Radicals (-6.5) @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds
Dallas Roughnecks (-3.5) @ Atlanta Hustle
Ottawa Outlaws @ Toronto Rush (-4.5)
Detroit Mechanix @ Minnesota Wind Chill (-8.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Raleigh Flyers (-9.5)
Seattle Cascades @ Los Angeles Aviators (-5.5)
San Jose Spiders @ San Francisco FlameThrowers (-2.5)

Sunday, June 17
New York Empire @ Toronto Rush (-3.5)
Detroit Mechanix @ Chicago Wildfire (-6.5)
Dallas Roughnecks (-2.5) @ Tampa Bay Cannons
Seattle Cascades @ San Diego Growlers (-4.5)
Madison Radicals (-1.5) @ Indianapolis AlleyCats

Week 11
Friday, June 8
Montreal Royal @ Ottawa Outlaws (-1.5)
Minnesota Wind Chill @ Madison Radicals (-3.5)

Saturday, June 9
Toronto Rush (-3.5) @ DC Breeze
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Philadelphia Phoenix (-4.5)
Dallas Roughnecks (-2.5) @ Austin Sol
Madison Radicals (-3.5) @ Chicago Wildfire
Atlanta Hustle (-1.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
San Diego Growlers (-1.5) @ San Jose Spiders

Week 10
Friday, June 1
Austin Sol @ Raleigh Flyers (-3.5)

Saturday, June 2
Chicago Wildfire (-4.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
Toronto Rush (-3.5) @ Montreal Royal
Indianapolis AlleyCats @ Minnesota Wind Chill (-2.5)
DC Breeze (-4.5) @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds
Ottawa Outlaws @ New York Empire (-3.5)
Austin Sol @ Tampa Bay Cannons (-1.5)
Dallas Roughnecks (-5.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
San Jose Spiders @ Seattle Cascades (-1.5)
San Francisco FlameThrowers @ San Diego Growlers (-1.5)

Sunday, June 3
Dallas Roughnecks (-1.5) @ Atlanta Hustle
Ottawa Outlaws @ Philadelphia Phoenix (-3.5)
San Francisco FlameThrowers @ Los Angeles Aviators (-5.5)

Week 9
Saturday, May 26
Philadelphia Phoenix @ Toronto Rush (-5.5)
New York Empire (-1.5) @ DC Breeze
Chicago Wildfire @ Indianapolis AlleyCats (-3.5)
Raleigh Flyers @ Madison Radicals (-1.5)
Austin Sol (-4.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
San Diego Growlers @ Los Angeles Aviators (-4.5)

Sunday, May 27
Philadelphia Phoenix @ Ottawa Outlaws (-3.5)

Week 8
Friday, May 18
Seattle Cascades @ San Francisco FlameThrowers (-2.5)

Saturday, May 19
Minnesota Wind Chill (-4.5) @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds
DC Breeze @ Toronto Rush (-3.5)
Madison Radicals (-2.5) @ Chicago Wildfire
Philadelphia Phoenix @ New York Empire (-2.5)
Atlanta Hustle @ Austin Sol (-2.5)
Tampa Bay Cannons (-2.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
Los Angeles Aviators (-2.5) @ San Diego Growlers
Seattle Cascades @ San Jose Spiders (-3.5)

Sunday, May 20
Minnesota Wind Chill (-5.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
DC Breeze @ Montreal Royal (-2.5)
Ottawa Outlaws @ Toronto Rush (-3.5)
Atlanta Hustle @ Dallas Roughnecks (-3.5)


Week 7
Saturday, May 12
Detroit Mechanix @ Minnesota Wind Chill (-4.5)
Tampa Bay Cannons @ Atlanta Hustle (-1.5)
Raleigh Flyers (-3.5) @ DC Breeze
New York Empire (-2.5) @ Philadelphia Phoenix
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Chicago Wildfire (-3.5)
Dallas Roughnecks @Austin Sol (-1.5)
San Francisco FlameThrowers @ San Jose Spiders (-3.5)

Sunday, May 13
Detroit Mechanix @ Madison Radicals (-5.5)
Toronto Rush (-3.5) @ Montreal Royal
Los Angeles Aviators (-2.5) @ Seattle Cascades
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Indianapolis AlleyCats (-5.5)

Week 6
Friday, May 4
San Jose Spiders @ San Diego Growlers (-1.5)

Saturday, May 5
Philadelphia Phoenix @ Montreal Royal (-2.5)
Madison Radicals (-1.5) @ Minnesota Wind Chill
Austin Sol (-1.5) @ Atlanta Hustle
Indianapolis AlleyCats (-3.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
DC Breeze @ New York Empire (-2.5)
Tampa Bay Cannons @ Raleigh Flyers (-3.5)
San Francisco FlameThrowers (-1.5) @ Seattle Cascades
San Jose Spiders @ Los Angeles Aviators (-4.5)

Sunday, May 6
Philadelphia Phoenix @ Ottawa Outlaws (-3.5)
Austin Sol (-2.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
Indianapolis AlleyCats (-2.5) @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds

Week 5
Friday, April 27
Raleigh Flyers (-1.5) @ Austin Sol
San Diego Growlers @ San Jose Spiders (-2.5)

Saturday, April 28
Montreal Royal @ Ottawa Outlaws (-1.5)
DC Breeze (-2.5) @ Philadelphia Phoenix
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Madison Radicals (-5.5)
Nashville NightWatch @ Tampa Bay Cannons (-3.5)
Raleigh Flyers @ Dallas Roughnecks (-2.5)
Indianapolis AlleyCats @ Chicago Wildfire (-3.5)
San Diego Growlers @ San Francisco FlameThrowers (-4.5)

Week 4
Saturday, April 21
Madison Radicals (-6.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
Montreal Royal (-3.5) @ Philadelphia Phoenix
Tampa Bay Cannons @ Atlanta Hustle (-2.5)
Chicago Wildfire @ Minnesota Wind Chill (-1.5)
Ottawa Outlaws @ New York Empire (-3.5)
Pittsburgh Thunderbirds @ Indianapolis AlleyCats (-1.5)
Raleigh Flyers (-6.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
Toronto Rush (-2.5) @ San Francisco FlameThrowers
Seattle Cascades @ San Diego Growlers (-5.5)

Sunday, April 22
Austin Sol @ Dallas Roughnecks (-2.5)  MOVED FROLM SATURDAY
Ottawa Outlaws @ DC Breeze (-3.5)
San Jose Spiders @ Los Angeles Aviators (-2.5)

Week 3
Saturday, April 14
Chicago Wildfire @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (-1.5)
Toronto Rush (-2.5) @ New York Empire
Raleigh Flyers (-4.5) @ Tampa Bay Cannons
Los Angeles Aviators @ Austin Sol (-1.5)
Atlanta Hustle (-4.5) @ Nashville NightWatch
San Diego Growlers @ Seattle Cascades (-3.5)
San Francisco FlameThrowers @ San Jose Spiders (-2.5)
Minnesota Wind Chill @ Madison Radicals (-3.5) POSTPONED due to weather

Sunday, April 15
Toronto Rush (-5.5) @ Philadelphia Phoenix
Los Angeles Aviators @ Dallas Roughnecks (-3.5)


Week 2
Saturday, April 7
Detroit Mechanix @ Pittsburgh Thunderbirds (-5.5)
Montreal Royal @ DC Breeze (-1.5)
Dallas Roughnecks @ Raleigh Flyers (-3.5)
Atlanta Hustle @ Tampa Bay Cannons (-4.5)
Madison Radicals (-1.5) @ Indianapolis AlleyCats
San Diego Growlers @ Los Angeles Aviators (-4.5)
Minnesota Wind Chill (-5.5) @ Seattle Cascades
San Jose Spiders @ San Francisco FlameThrowers (-3.5)

Sunday, April 8
Montreal Royal @ Philadelphia Phoenix (-1.5)  POSTPONED due to weather


Week 1
Saturday, March 31
Indianapolis AlleyCats (-5.5) @ Detroit Mechanix
Tampa Bay Cannons @  Raleigh Flyers (-4.5)


Thursday, March 29, 2018

WAFC's April Fools Fest 2018

Nearly 50 ultimate teams are heading to Fredericksburg,Virginia, for the annual shenanigans that is Fools Fest
Play starts on Friday, March 31 and ends on Sunday, April 1.

The theme for Fools Fest 41 is the state fair! For 2018, Fools Fest will replace flipping for pull and side with spirit games. Each team will play a short (less than 5 min) spirit game with their opponent to begin each round. The spirit game must be state fair themed and not be dependent on alcohol. The "home team" (AKA the team listed first in the program) will play their spirit game to decide who will start on offense/defense. The "away team" (AKA the team listed second in the program) will play their spirit game to decide which side of the field each team starts on. As part of registration, each team was required to send a poem that describes their team, their theme, and their spirit game.

As always, the action photos from Fools Fest are the funnest.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Upwind Ultimate's The Crosswind Tour Stop in the DC area Today

The Crosswind Tour (XWTour) began in early January 2018 and is scheduled to end in April in California. The XWTour stops in the DC area this afternoon- March 28 - with a visit to Arlington Public Library.


Join Upwind and the founders of the American Equity Invite to talk about how youth can make an impact in the future change of ultimate.

The mission of the American Equity Invite is "as a youth girls Ultimate Frisbee team is to create a tournament environment that solely focuses on the youth girls division. While the opportunities for female-identifying and non-binary players have increased over the years, we still feel that we do not have the same access to Ultimate as our male-identifying counterparts. By hosting this unique tournament, we hope to highlight the strength of youth girls Ultimate nation-wide by catering to the needs of highly competitive teams all over the country. Our goal is not only to make a statement to those not involved with the youth girls division that there is immense talent, a relatively untapped market, and enormous potential in these young players, but also to provide a safe and encouraging environment where female-identifying and non-binary youth can find further strength and confidence in their athleticism, competitiveness, and ability to lead. We plan to establish this positive tournament culture and environment by having this tournament run by a group of the people it is meant to benefit and by taking feedback throughout the tournament and planning process."

Upwind Ultimate's vision is to increase the value and visibility of women in ultimate by investing in gender equity initiatives. This event is part of The Crosswind Tour, where we will connect with thousands of people in over 40 cities across North America.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Review of American Ultimate Disc League 2017 Jerseys

Not every American Ultimate Disc League team updated their jerseys in the 2017 season. The AUDL teams that did are reviewed with their 2016 jersey as a comparison. A more thorough AUDL jersey review was conducted for all teams for the 2016 season.

Toronto Rush

Light: Major improvement from 2016 to 2017. The Rush logo pops and the black patch across the shoulder favorably frames this jersey.

Dark: The red Rush logo on a red shirt (2016)? So bad. The red Rush logo on a black jersey? So good! Lines on the breastplace and shoulder blades lend a nice textured flow to the 2017 jersey.

Detroit Mechanix

Light: Detroit improved in 2017; especially like the circled number on the back similar to the  numbering style on a race car.


Dark: Not much change from 2016 except the better branding of Detroit instead of 2016's "motor city."

Ottawa Outlaws

Light: Hey! Ottawa Outlaws got itself a new alternative "OO" logo! And with it, a major improvement from 2016 to 2017.

Dark: The horse head is more reasonably sized on the 2017 jersey which looks better, of course, of course. And, Ottawa successfully pulls off putting their green OUTLAWS team name on a green jersey.

Philadelphia Phoenix

Light/Dark: Philadelphia improves in 2017 with a more crisp look. The Phoenix flames add a subtle texture to the shirt. Though, the 2017 design shows up much better on the white jersey (above) than the red (below).

Atlanta Hustle

Light: The 2017 top is identical to 2016's except "ATL" was replaced with the Hustle's H logo which represents nicely on the left chest.


Dark: Gone is the so-very-purple tops. Atlanta smartly decreased the use of purple in 2017 for a predominantly black jersey.

Minnesota Wind Chill

Light: In 2017, Minnesota reigned in their abstract design concepts in favor of the outdoor elements - icicles on the shoulders and evergreens on bottom - which give prominence to their clean M logo.


Dark: The Wind Chill carry over the basic design from 2016, but with better clarity; less competing shapes and lines in 2017.

Vancouver Riptide

Light/Dark: Vancouver ripped up their 2016 jerseys for a more basic jersey in 2017. The riptide-y "R" was a new identity for the team. The most interesting element for this jersey was the Hyperloop | One sponsorship.
New York Empire

Dark: The 2016 New York Empire's simple and minimal dark jersey did not need a change, yet unfortunately in 2017 an ambiguous pattern (bleh!) was added and an unknown sponsor replaced the team name.

Dallas Roughnecks

Dark: Dallas needed to update its busy jersey from 2016. The Roughnecks simplified in 2017 for the better and satisfactorily addorn the back with an oil derrick.

San Diego Growlers

Light: Seriously, someone forgot to design San Diego's jersey for the 2017 season.


Dark: San Diego's dark jerseys in 2017 had a diamond (or is it a fence?) pattern that does not add much to the black top. The Growlers name is better sized across the chest than in 2016.

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AUDL team custom jerseys are available for $50 each via the AUDL Online Shop.