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Princess Layout tops sold-out SWURL league

Team Princess Layout poses after winning the 2018 summer SWURL championships

Princess Layout, 2018 summer SWURL champs

A sold-out summer league saw four teams competing over seven weeks in the St. John’s Women’s Ultimate Recreational League (SWURL) this summer.

With a mandate to grow the sport of ultimate among women in the province, SWURL added weekly skill development clinics to game nights to help female players improve their skills. Fifty-six players participated in the league.

On the final night of competition, Princess Layout took on Han Block in the championship, emerging the victor with a score of 15-3.

Jessica Mandville was named most valuable player for the winning team with Yolanda Kuai chosen as most spirited player.

Luke Skybattle also defeated Threwbacca for third place.

For more photos from SWURL’s summer league, click here.

Wheelchair ultimate launches in St. John’s

Ten people took part in the province's first wheelchair ultimate session last month.

Ten people took part in the province’s first wheelchair ultimate session last month.

A new partnership between Ultimate NL, wheelchair basketball and ParasportNL is bringing wheelchair ultimate to the province.

Ten players took part in the inaugural session at the School for the Deaf in July. Thanks to Margaret Tibbo of Parasport NL, Laurel Penny of UNL and several Storm players for helping to to make ultimate more accessible to a wider community.

Anyone interested in learning more or participating in wheelchair ultimate may contact Laurel at sportdev@ultimatenl.ca. Wheelchairs are also available for anyone who does not have one of their own.

Funding for this project was made available by the Ultimate Canada Art Hawkins Fund.

Cherry Blasters named summer MAUL champs

A team picture of the Cherry Blasters, which won the 2018 Men's Avalon Ultimate League summer title.

The Cherry Blasters, 2018 MAUL summer champs

Congratulations to the Cherry Blasters on winning the 2018 Men’s Avalon Ultimate League (MAUL)  summer championship!

The Cherry Blasters topped the Jaw Breakers for the first time this season to win the title on Aug. 6. The Swedish Fish also defeated the Jolly Ranchers for third place.

MAUL’s summer league sold out this year with 60 participants comprising four teams.

Cameron Penney was the winning team’s most valuable player (MVP) and league president Nick House was the most spirited man on the winning side.

Brandon Kilfoy garnered the most votes for regular season MVP and Andy Porter was named Comeback Player of the Year.

Congratulations to MAUL on another successful season!

Learn-to-play-ultimate clinics available

William Kerr (in white) at a community clinic in 2017.

William Kerr (in white) at a community clinic in 2017.

Interested in learning how to play ultimate Frisbee? Are you a parent or coach who’d like to share this great sport with others?

UNL is pleased to offer clinics to schools, camps and community groups across the province. Led by William Kerr, UNL’s community clinics co-ordinator, these clinics help kids learn the basics of ultimate Frisbee while instilling the sense of fun and spirit of the game that makes ultimate so unique in the sport world.

We provide all necessary equipment — you provide the space and kids who are eager to learn!

To book a clinic with William, email tournaments@ultimatenl.ca. The clinic calendar with available dates can also be viewed here.

Ultimate frisbee in Gros Morne

The tablelands of Gros Morne.

Residents of and visitors to the Gros Morne area are invited to join its growing ultimate Frisbee community.

Weekly drop-in games are being held with recent sessions taking place at the Gros Morne Arena in Rocky Harbour. Games are open to all skill levels.

Details are posted weekly in a Facebook group. For more information, click here.

Highest finish ever for Regiment at No Borders

Regiment, Newfoundland and Labrador's travelling open team,at No Borders in July.

Regiment at No Borders in July.

Congratulations to Regiment on its highest finish in a national-level tournament recently!

The province’s travelling open division team, made up of players from UNL, placed sixth at No Borders, July 21-22 in Ottawa. It was Regiment’s first tournament of the competitive season.

Key highlights for Regiment included wins over NSOM, the 2017 Masters Open winner, and Grand Trunk, 2016 CUC champs, and taking Phoenix, the eventual tournament winner (for the eighth time!), to universe point.

Regiment was seeded eighth out of 23 teams going into the tournament.

Day 1 recap:

  • Regiment (6) vs. Quake (Quebec City) (13)
  • Regiment (11) vs. Phoenix (Ottawa) (12)
  • Regiment (10) vs. U20 Team Canada (12)
  • Regiment (12) vs. NSOM (Montreal) (10)

Day 2 recap:

  • Regiment (10) vs. Houndd (Durham) (12)
  • Regiment (13) vs. Grand Trunk (Toronto) (10)
  • Regiment (10) vs. Quake (12)

Regiment took 17 players to No Borders, including rookies Robbie Flemming and Brody McKeown. The team is captained by Nick House, Craig Stoyles and Paolo Mascarin with Luke Dyer as spirit captain.

Regiment will next compete at the Canadian Ultimate Championships in August.

For more photos from No Borders, click here.

Tempest ties best-ever finish at No Borders

Tempest, posing with former captain Suzy Stever in white, at No Borders in 2018.

Tempest, posing with former captain Suzy Stever in white and coach Patrick Snow, at No Borders in 2018.

Congratulations to Tempest on placing fifth at No Borders in Ottawa, July 21-22.

The province’s travelling competitive team for women was seeded seventh of 19 teams going into the tournament and faced a tough pool that included QUB (Quebec), defending champs Stella (Ottawa) and the U20 Team Canada team.

With day one temperatures reaching as high as 31 degrees, Tempest defeated QUB 10-7, lost to Stella 5-8 and lost to the U20 squad 5-10. Stella went on to win the tournament with the U20 team finishing second.

Tempest was reseeded to third in the division and had to play a crossover game to stay in the top eight. They faced Ottawa-based Luna and, thanks to a strong zone, won 13-3.

Day two saw deteriorating conditions due to persistent wind and rain and a rough start for Tempest. The team lost to Halifax-based Salty, preventing them from advancing to the top four.

Tempest then faced Toronto’s Tox6ix, winning 13-3 and advancing to play for fifth place against Eclipse, a master’s team from Ottawa that also included former Tempest captain and UNL president Suzy Stever on its roster.

After a tough battle in windy conditions, Tempest emerged the victor by a score of 7-5. It was the first time Tempest has beaten Eclipse in tournament play. The result put the team fifth overall, tying a best overall finish at No Borders (they also finished fifth in 2016).

Eighteen players, including rookie Sarah Strickland, took part in the tournament.

Congratulations on a successful competitive season, Tempest!

New video showcases senior high tournament

The 2018 Senior High Provincial Tournament was our biggest yet with 12 teams taking part over two days in May.

Check out this awesome video from the tournament, created by Dominique Jean and Chapel Street Digital.

Background:

Held on May 5-6, the battle for the senior high provincial banner came down to Mount Pearl Senior High and Holy Heart of Mary High School with the squad from Mount Pearl defeating the defending champions.

The tournament, now in its eighth year, also saw a team from Ferryland’s Baltimore School compete for the first time, as well as two teams from Queen Elizabeth Regional High School (another first!). The participating teams were:

  • Mount Pearl Senior High (two teams)
    Holy Heart of Mary High School (St. John’s)
    Holy Spirit High School (St. John’s)
    Queen Elizabeth Regional High School (St. John’s, two teams)
    Gonzaga High School (St. John’s)
    Baltimore School (Ferryland)
    Laval High School (Placentia, two teams)
    Dunne Memorial Academy (St. Mary’s)
    Prince of Wales Collegiate (St. John’s)

Thank you to all of the coaches and volunteers who have helped grow this tournament each year and make it such a success!

MZU offering free pick-up games this summer

Mile Zero Ultimate is offering FREE pick-up games every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bowring Park this summer.

Players of all skill levels are welcome. Invite your friends to join you and try out a new sport! Bring a light and dark jersey or shirt and water.

Details will be available on the MZU Facebook page, where they’ll be creating an event for each week. Questions? Send them to hi@milezeroultimate.com.

Sun, sand and spirited fun

Members of the ultimate frisbee teams Young Guns and Seahorse pose together following the final game at the Salmon Cove Sands Beach Ultimate Tournament in Newfoundland.

Young Guns and Seahorse following the final game on Saturday.

The sun has set on another awesome Salmon Cove Sands Beach Ultimate Tournament.

This fantastic event continues to grow with 12 teams taking part this year (up from nine in 2017 and eight in 2016). After a hard day of competition, Young Guns and Seahorse (i.e. Blackhorse) faced off in the final with Young Guns emerging the victor by a score of 8-4.

Thank you to Premier Athletic Therapy & Sports Medicine Inc. and the massage therapy students from Eastern Academy, who provided TLC and medical aid to our competitors, and Chris Whittick, who provided the photography (check out his amazing photos on Facebook here!)

Thank you to everyone who came out to play or cheer someone on. See you all next year!