Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Just got word via sms from what I'm sure is a very exhausted Johnny Mac.
No results as to who played who but I have been informed that Firestorm went through undefeated for the final two days of competition and finished the tournament in 5th position.
Props lads, we're all very proud of you.
Still no word from the ladies. But it is 20 past 11 so i'll give them a break and we'll get soem recap happening tomorrow.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Firestorm rolled through their 3 games today against Umlaut, Happy Pig and Sweet Chilly.
Word is if HoS loose tomorrow Firestorm will face them again.
Still no word on Sultry. Waiting on Rowena to reply on FaceBook
Firestorm def Sublime O 17-9
Karma def Firestorm 16-15 (this must've been heart-rending)
Heads of State def Firestorm 17-8
Firestorm drop into the lower pool - best result from here could be 5th.
Hope to get an update from Sultry soon.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
10:30am - Disc golf - meet at the end of Hyde Road in Yeronga
12:30pm (or so) - Yeronga RSL for beers and 2-up.
2pm - watch the Collingwood vs Essendon game.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Well with only 48hours to go until Nationals 2009 hucks off, we thought it was time here at the stately BUB Manor to look over the draw that has just been released and let you know what your favourite Brisbane teams will be up to come Thursday.
The 11-team womens draw has been split into a 2 pool setup, with the 6th seeded Sultry landing in the 6 team pool. Their initial draw is as follows (seeds in brackets):
9:00am vs Bush/Suffer Jets (11)
1:00pm vs fACTory Girls (2)
3:00pm vs Sugar Mags (3)
9:00am vs KAOS (7)
11:00am vs Primal (10)
After this, the womens draw splits into 2 cross over pools, so Sultry need to finish in the top 3 of their initial pool to go up and stay in the running for the glory. Definitely an achievable task.
The 14-team mens draw has been split into a 4 pool setup with 2 top pools and 2 cusp pools. The 8th seeded Firestorm has landed in a kusp pool with Heads of State (5), Karma (9), and Sublime Obnoxious (12). Their initial draw is as follows:
9:00am vs Sublime Obnoxious (12)
1:00pm vs Karma (9)
3:00pm vs Heads of State (5)
After this the draw splits into 3 cross over pools (2 top pools, 1 bottom pool), so Firestorm will need to finish in the top 2 to stay in the hunt. All going to plan, this should be sown up after the Karma game with the HoS game to decide who goes number 1 in their pool. But then, plans are made to be broken. That’s the old saying isn’t it?
We will endeavour to have all results and happenings to you as they happen throughout the tournament, which is very much dependant on internet access at some dodgy café or through Jangles bringing his laptop and having wireless access. Until then, stay tuned.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Lights are on at 7:00pm, with game on at 7:20pm
The season is $40/player (or $5/week if you have to negotiate something) [bargain!]
Round 1 sees:
White vs Black
Red vs Blue
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
"The first women's league of 2009 finished up with a bang!
Thanks to everyone who came along and offered support on the sideline and on the bbq!
The game was a bit of a nail-biter with Mellow Black taking an early lead only to have it snatched back by the Titanium Nachos a few points later. Mellow Black managed to take out the half, but only just.
Points were traded back and forth for the majority of the game with Mellow Black as the eventual winners. [Congrats - Eds]
The game saw some impressive stuff from some of the league's newer players. Titanium Nachos had Mel and Adrienne cutting up the field receiving passes left and right from Jen "red death" Campbell and Dominque. Delyse had a standout game making some amazing grabs in the endzone! Stalwarts Maylin and Carol were always there for the dump or ready to give or receive a pass.
Mellow Black just proved a force to be reckoned with! Steph, Phoebe, and Katrina were out for blood in the cup! Jenny was determined not to let anything get past her deep. Emily had positive baby vibes from the sideline and Laura was an O-machine!
Mellow Black took out the chocolatecup this time, but I'm sure Titanium Nachos will be back next season, ready to rumble!
Thanks again to everyone for a great season and your support of the Brisbane Women's League. The more we put into our women's league here in Brisbane, the more we'll be able to get out of it. The next season will start up in mid-May (running until the end of June), following that, there will be a bit of a break before the next season and women's month in November!
We really do appreciate all of the folks that came out to support the final (and the Firestorm boys for cutting their training session a bit short to cheer us on)! I hope you all enjoyed the bbq and beer (and of course the game as well)! See you next season ladies!"
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Check it out. And if you want, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
to tell them you want more
Look like freestyle might be making a comeback in the popular consciousness soon too.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
"All sounds good," they said. "Just remember one thing."
"What's that?" I asked.
"Remember the attractiveness of Ultimate is the attractiveness of romance."
"Each time you go along to Ultimate, there's the prospect of meeting someone you really like and want to spend more time with."
Wise words indeed.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Brisbane folks will of course be jealous of the wet weather plan - if the fields are closed due to rain then games will be played on the beach! But if you're wise, you'll have gone down for the day.
Contact Stef or Bads if you feel the need to contact anyone.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
This is because you love Ultimate and want to see it grow. Its also because you love everyone you know, and want them to try out something you love too.
Eventually though, you hit the wall - you've run out of friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances to invite along.
So what do you do? How do you share your love?
You transition from being a recruiter to a retainer.
You talk to any new people you see down at the Ultimate field. You help them improve their game. You make them part of the group or team or a valued opponent. Get their name the first time they mark you. Make sure they get welcomed in the post-game circle - especially if its half way through the season and they've been around a bit, but its still the first time your team has met them. Invite them to your tournament or party or to join your team on another night.
If you can retain that person in Ultimate, help them love the game like you do, then they will go and recruit all the friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances that you don't know yet.
Monday, April 06, 2009
"Gents of Bris Ulti,
Thursday night (9th) is a week off BPL for the Easter weekend, and Firestorm will be using the field to train. We would like to play another practice game as a team, and would be very keen to have a BPL All Star cast to play against on that night.
If you're keen for a game of quality frisbee next week, in BPL's absence, sign up here.
It'd be awesome to see a good strong opposition keen for a big game. There are a lot of quality players running around in BPL who aren't on Firestorm - this is your chance to come and have a crack at the boys in the fancy uniforms.
So, if you have ever watched any allstar game and dreamed "One day...", then this is your chance. Get signed up, and play against one of the greatest teams ever to walk to face of the earth.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Favourites (Ulti-TAB is offering $1.45 for the win) Titanium Nachos are in their second successive WUFL Final, after having battled Melange in pursuit of the title back in September 2008. Led by Maylin ‘the Unstoppable’ Chuah. Rolling the highly fancied UQ Lovers in their semi-final seems to have set the scene for some final dominance. Fans of the team are known for yelling “Melt the Cheese!”, “Guacamole, in your Holie!” and “Let’s Give them the Full Enchilada”, completely missing that the team was named after Bolivian football player, Ronald Lazaro ‘The Titanium Man’ Nacho.
For Mellow Black, keep an eye out for rising star Jess Harvey and the dazzling speed of Carla ‘Deadly Beer Widow’ Ziser. And any team featuring Eireann Gilligan, Jenny Beard and Stephanie Levasseur should not be underestimated! Frankly, I can’t see why this gang aren’t the favourites to take the title, but their last gasp win over a depleted Everready in last week’s semi seems to have been noticed by the bookies (Ulti-TAB offering $2.60 for the win). Remember, “once you’ve had black, you’ll never go back.”
There’s possibly something to be said that the Titanium Nachos and Mellow Black appear to be closely related to Monday night mixed teams the Chimichangas and Mellow Yellow, but this will depend on how many of those teams show up to support their comrades in action, and whether Al and Stu, or Rob and Jon, bring the pompoms.
What: Women’s League Final
When: Tuesday April 7th - 7:15pm
Where: Oakman Park, Toowong
Features: Free BBQ and Drinks
Did you know Sultry is one of the project's Ulti-mates?
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Ideas for tonight:
1. Surprise your significant other with a nice dinner at home, a nice change from dirty laundry.
2. Get your fix of ultimate by watching the many videos available on YouTube or on the Dojo-Mojo blog.
3. Go to the fields and look longingly out onto them, dreaming of what might have been.
Note: This may or may not be what the fields look like now.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The pocket format now up on the web at http://www.afda.com/showcontent.php?page=rules_official and http://www.wfdf.org/index.php?page=rules/index.htm
Nice work, Matt and Stephanie!
ps - sorry - for some reason Blogger won't allow clicking to embiggen ....