Get ready for a new, fun tournament to kick off the summer ultimate season!
Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador will hold its first elimination 8s (Elimin8s)-style tournament on Saturday, June 8.
In Elimin8s, each team begins with eight players on the field. However, every time they score a point, they lose a player! The first team to score with only two players on the field wins. Because the scoring team is handicapped with each point they score, blowouts are uncommon and games usually come down to the wire.
Teams are allowed to make substitutions between points, and gender balance is maintained at all times.
For more information about Elimin8s-style ultimate, click here.
Format: Build It Yourself
Build your own team of eight to 12 players.
Teams may have a minimum of eight players if they commit to not forfeiting any games.
A maximum of 12 players per team is permitted.
Individuals may register and be assigned to a team that the board will build. (Details coming soon.)
Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.*
Location: Bowring Park
*There will be a one-hour break during the tournament to accommodate the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game.
SWURL is a women’s league open to female-matching players age 15 and up. The upcoming summer league will take place on Monday nights from June 17-Aug. 12 (with no games on Canada Day, July 1).
The league will be outdoor 5 vs 5 and is open to all skill levels, from “I’ve never held a disc” to advanced.
Game times will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. for the first four weeks of the league, then 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7-8:15 p.m. for the remaining four weeks. All registrants may also participate in a skills and drills session that will take place from 6:30-7 p.m. for the first four weeks of the league. Topics covered will include throwing backhand, throwing forehand, defense 101 and offensive strategies.
Registration is $35 for eight weeks of play (plus a $30 2019-20 Ultimate NL membership if one has not already been purchased).
Interested players may register in pairs or as individuals.
The growth of ultimate across Newfoundland and Labrador continues with Menihek High School in Labrador City hosting the region’s first school tournament on April 5-6.
Four teams from Labrador competed in the Northern Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, sponsored by School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador (SSNL). In addition to Menihek, J.R. Smallwood Middle School in Wabush also fielded three teams
“Ultimate is new to this region,” says tournament director and Menitek coach, Jeff Pardy. “However, interest in ultimate is high, and we’re excited to see the sport continue to grow. We also hope to have at least Menihek compete at the Ultimate Newfoundland and Labrador high school provincial tournament in St. John’s next year. That’s our goal.”
Menihek defeated J.R. Smallwood (yellow) in the final to take home the regional championship banner.
Ethan Sexton from J.R. Smallwood (yellow) was named Most Valuable Player while Brooke Janes fromMenihek won the Most Spirited Player award.
“Our partnership with School Sport NL is helping the sport of ultimate reach areas of the province, like Labrador West, that we haven’t had the resources to access in the past,” says Nick House, president of Ultimate NL.
“Just one year after being accepted as a Foundation Sport, there’s now ultimate being played where it wasn’t possible before. Those athletes are now showing interest in competing in provincials championships and joining our provincial club teams. The results are exactly what we hoped for!”
Click here to learn more about ultimate in schools.
On Wheels faced some tough opponents and put on strong performances through the two days of competition, finally defeating Fifty-fifty from Quebec to place 15th and maintain its rank going into the tournament.
On Wheels vs. Waitlisted (ON) – 15-19
On Wheels vs. Fifty-fifty (QC) – 15-16 (watch the livestream recording here)
On Wheels vs. Big Cat and the Kittens (ON) – 16-19
On Wheels vs. Fourtitude (MB) – 20-10
On Wheels vs. Fortitutde (MB) – 24-10
On Wheels vs. YUM (ON) – 16-19
On Wheels vs. Scott’s Tots (ON) – 17-19
On Wheels vs. Fifty-fifty (QC) – 17-16
Come From Away, featuring many rookie players at the national level, also placed fifth overall in spirit. The team was seeded 20th going into the tournament.
Held in beautiful Salmon Cove, just an hour from St. John’s, this one-day beach ultimate tournament will be held on Saturday, July 6. If the forecast is unfavourable, the tournament will go ahead on Sunday, July 7.
The tournament is open to all skill levels, and players may register as a team or an individual. Teams get a full day of ultimate, a great communal meal and a camping spot nearby the beach.
Team bids will open on May 1! The deadline for team bids is Friday, June 7. Captains may submit a team bid here.
Individual players or small groups may fill out this matchmaking form to be added to a team.
Regiment is seeking expressions of interest from any male-matching players in the province who are interested in playing competitive ultimate.
Regiment is the province’s travelling open club team. The squad has plans to compete in at least three out-of-province tournaments in the 2019 season.
Due to high anticipated numbers, interested players are asked to complete this form if they are interested in joining the team. If there is sufficient interest, a second team may be organized to participate in a recreational tournament this summer
The deadline to express interest in Regiment is Sunday, April 14. Click here for more information and to express your interest in playing.