Team Flood Watch was undefeated in Ultimate NL’s first Elimin8s tournament.
With six teams and over 60 players participating, Flood Watch proved to be tough opponents in the tournament but emerged the victor when Erin Daly caught a pass from Mike Pineau to score the winning point against Gyr8tors.
Both teams were down to two players each on the field, making it a battle of both smarts and skill.
In Elimin8s style ultimate, teams start with eight players but lose a position on the field with each point scored. This makes for highly competitive games and most matches were separated by less than three points.
In a post-tournament survey, 92 per cent of respondents said their experience at the tournament was excellent or that they were very satisfied with it. Ninety-two per cent also said they’d like it to be an annual event.
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped make it a success! Special thanks to tournament director Kathleen Sullivan, and to Tempest for providing field snacks.
We’re pleased to launch our first four-on-four ultimate tournament this spring!
This one-day co-ed tournament will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Techniplex in St. John’s.
Players may register solo, in pairs or in groups of three or four (groups of four are preferred). Groups of four must have a 2:2 gender matching ratio (two female-matching and two male-matching players). Teams will be built by the board.
Huckfest is a co-ed 5-on-5 tournament that will take place on Dec. 27 from 5-10 p.m. at the Techniplex. The cost is $40 for five hours of turkey-burning, cookie-cleansing fun!
This year, we’re aiming for equal numbers of male and female players to alternate gender ratios each half (i.e. the first half will be 3:2 of one gender and the second half will be 3:2 for the other gender). This will depend on the number of registrants for each gender and we’ll notify participants of changes prior to the tournament in the Facebook event.
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!