Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Today is the last day you can order Mixed Nationals 2010 clothing.
WFDF have posted the minutes of its 2010 congress, for those who like to keep an eye on what Pottsy and friends are up to.
Following yesterday's announcement, Black Betty have posted updates to their website.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Brisbane-based Women's Ultimate club Black Betty have announced their initial training schedule, and are inviting all those interested in the campaign to join them.
Training will start on Thursday 11 November and run through to 16 December, before resuming again on 13 January. Sessions run 7pm-9pm at Oakman Park, Toowong. The astute will see that Black Betty training runs on from the end of the current season of WUFL.
Join the Black Betty mailing list to get more info: Black_Betty_Ultimatefirstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 24, 2010
UQ Lovers 15 defeated Heroes 11
Moreton Bay Buggers 15 defeated Dojo Mojo 10
Slamtown forfeited to Cobras
Competition Ladder following Round 6
1. Cobras 14 pts
1. UQ Lovers 14 pts
3. Moreton Bay Buggers 13 pts
3. Dojo Mojo 13 pts
5. Slamtown 10 pts
6. Heroes 6 pts
Spirit Table following Round 6 (may be changed if assumed results are corrected)
1. Moreton Bay Buggers 49.5/60 - 82.5%
2. Heroes 47/60 - 78.3%
3. UQ Lovers 46/60 - 76.6%
4. Cobras 35.5/50 - 71.0%
5. Dojo Mojo 41.5/60 - 69.1%
6. Slamtown 40/60 - 66.6%
Round 7 Draw (in two weeks following break for University Games)
UQ Lovers vs Slamtown
Dojo Mojo vs Heroes
Cobras vs Moreton Bay Buggers
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
And just in case you've worked your way backwards through the Brisbane Ultimate Blog archives and were wondering what might have come before, look further down the link and check out the 17 issues of Australian Ultimate that JdR and friends slapped together in a familiarly half-arsed fashion between 2002 and 2006. Wowsers, its like some sort of deja vu timey-wimey thing all over again.
Monday, September 20, 2010
The visit was timely, given a comment here on the blog recently. Disc Golf in Brisbane is going from strength to strength it seems.
People continue to meet and play a round regularly at 3pm Sundays at Fehlberg Park, Hyde Rd Yeronga.
But the real action is on the http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/quda-discgolf/ discussion list, where golfers regularly report where and when they're going out for a chuck each weekend (including offering lifts). Subscribe by sending an email to email@example.com
Friday, September 17, 2010
UQ Lovers 15 defeated Cobras 10
Moreton Bay Buggers 15 defeated Heroes 4
Dojo Mojo 12 defeated Slamtown 9
Competition Ladder following Round 5
1. Dojo Mojo - 12pts
2. UQ Lovers - 11pts
2. Cobras - 11pts
4. Moreton Bay Buggers - 10pts
4. Slamtown - 10pts
6. Heroes - 5pts
Spirit Table following Round 5
1. Moreton Bay Buggers 41.5/50
2. Slamtown 40/50
3. Heroes 39/50
4. UQ Lovers 37.5/50
5. Cobras 36.5/50
6. Dojo Mojo 33.5/50
Round 5 Draw
Field 1 - UQ Lovers vs Heroes
Field 2 - Dojo Mojo vs Moreton Bay Buggers
Field 3 - Cobras vs Slamtown
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Play of Ultimate at Griffith Nathan is partly a story about a local dude seeing the fields during his neighbourhood wanderings and saying to himself "I want to play Ultimate there!" (cf A$sembly St for a similar tale).
It was close to where this dude lived and not far from the South-East Freeway, but also was a fantastic venue. The AFL field is large enough to fit three full sized Ultimate fields on it, plus the ground was level and grass well cared for. The neighbouring rugby field is a bit rougher and doesn't drain as well, but fit two more Ultimate fields. Both fields have excellent lights, and are served by a good carpark and tidy pavillion with ample shade and change-rooms.
Regionals 2007 and 2008 were held at Griffith with plenty of success. Regionals is usually just before University sport begins, so there was no difficulty booking the field for the weekend.
Weeknights were a contrast, as the University sought to fill evenings with semester based sport. In 2009, an effort was made to establish regular Ultimate on Wednesday nights over the Winter break between Semesters 1 and 2, without too much success.
One benefit though was gaining an understanding of the Griffith sport and clubs system and people. We learned what they were after, and what was required to get more regular access to the fields.
So Early in 2010, QUDA was able to use this knowledge and commited resources to the establishment of a University Club at Griffith Nathan. This was timely as BUML was facing challenges in ensuring adequate field space at Annerley. QUDA's commitment in running an O-Day stall and providing recruitment resources showed Griffith sport we were serious, and they allocated us access on Monday night's year around.
As the year has progressed, having BUML at Nathan has also been a massive boon to establishing the University Ultimate Club, as new players were immediately thrust into regular weekly play against friendly and spirited teams - they get the real Ultimate deal from their first moment of arrival. Meanwhile, while some folks may whine, having BUML spread across two venues has greatly increased the number of teams it can accept, as well as increasing its resilience against field issues like rain and pressure from other sports.
The new Griffith Club, along with QUDA, is now starting to plan the next phase - cementing Ultimate onto the permanent University fields/sport calendar as the regular Monday night user, as well as looking to gain more space (the rugby field on Mondays) and time (another night for training or a separate League). Onwards to 2011!
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Monday, September 13, 2010
Qualifiers are run, slots offered and the rosters are starting to fill up.
Let's check in with the teams:
SQ1 John Doe
A Halibut win under their belt, this team has been training for some time, and looks pretty good. Objective: Win Mixed Nationals.
Oh honey honey, you are my candy girl, and you've got me wanting you. Objective: Make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah. (Side note: does Dusty or Paul = Jughead?)
SQ3 UQ Lovers
Just ran a fab tournament on the weekend, so probably need to catch their breath for a second before embarking on this campaign. Objective: Friending, with occasional lovering.
NQ1 Towns Villains
Let's hope them flights are booked, as its a long way to hitch. Objective(s): 1. Rule the world, muhaha. 2. Be despicable. 3. Get someone onto the roster.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Dojo Mojo 12 defeated UQ Lovers 10
Cobras 15 defeated Heroes 9
Moreton Bay Buggers 14 drew with Slamtown 14
Competition Ladder following Round 4
1. Cobras - 10pts
2. Slamtown - 9pts
2. Dojo Mojo - 9pts
4. UQ Lovers - 8pts
5. Moreton Bay Buggers - 7pts
6. Heroes - 4pts
Spirit Table following Round 4
1. Moreton Bay Buggers 32.5/40
2. Slamtown 32/40
3. UQ Lovers 31/40
4. Heroes 31/40
5. Cobras 29.5/40
6. Dojo Mojo 24/40
Round 5 Draw
Field 1 - UQ Lovers vs Cobras
Field 2 - Moreton Bay Buggers vs Heroes
Field 3 - Dojo Mojo vs Slamtown
So send us some (safe for work) links. Either leave them in the comments, or email them to ye blogger. Anything you want or tickles your fancy or you think worth sharing.
We'll compile the lot and then post them next week.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
President Mat Ryan
Vice-President Megan Barnes
Treasurer(s) Adilia Murabito and Nathan Litzow
Secretary Leon 'Fatty' McIntyre
Several other folks put their hands up to help out with BUDA, showing the enthusiasm people have for the association. Yay volunteers!
There will no doubt be a few months of getting some feet under desks, but these are the people to start talking to about your ideas for the long-term future of Ultimate in Brisbane.
Monday, September 06, 2010
John Doe 15 def Sugar 3
UQ Lovers 15 def Heroes 9
John Doe 15 def Heroes 0 (pants)
Sugar 14 def UQ 10
John Doe 15 def UQ Lovers 2
Sugar 12 def Heroes 3
Ranking for South Queensland Teams for Mixed Nats 2010
1. John Doe
3. UQ Lovers
UPDATE: And here's the photos - http://www.nsphoto.com.au/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=188134
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Organisers were hoping for enough people to throw with.
So they were plenty happy when 22 or so people (including a bunch of rank newbies) got on down and got stuck in!
See you there! All players are welcome - lights on at 7-9pm. Bring $5 to pay for the lights. And as with all pickup games, bring a white shirt, a black/dark shirt, disc, water and your friends!
Saturday, September 04, 2010
If you have an idea but need some help putting the grant together, drop JdR a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies, Ladies, Ladies,
Women's league is back this THURSDAY 9th September.
We still need more players so sign up and get your fix of women's ultimate. Women's league is a great way to improve your skills and learn more about the game.
Who: All Ladies
Where: Oakman Park (cnr Union St and Moggill Rd), Toowong
When: Thursdays 7-9pm, September 9th - November 4th
There are some new teams on the registration page so if you're unsure about who to play with sign up under 'I need a team' and you'll get sorted out. If you want to play with someone inparticular please let them know.
And to stay up to date with all things WUFL, sign up to the yahoo group by sending an email to: WUFLemail@example.com
Friday, September 03, 2010
UQ Lovers 15 defeated Moreton Bay Buggers 9
Dojo Mojo 15 defeated Cobras 12
Slamtown 12 defeated Heroes 9
Competition Ladder after Round 3
1. UQ Lovers - 7 points
1. Cobras - 7 points
1. Slamtown - 7 points
4. Dojo - 6 points
5. Moreton Bay Buggers - 5 points
6. Heroes - 3 points
Spirit Table After Round 3
1. UQ Lovers 25/30
1. Slamtown 25/30
3. Moreton Bay Buggers 24.5/30
4. Heroes 24/30
5. Cobras 22.5/30
6. Dojo Mojo 18/30
Round 4 Draw
Field 1 - UQ Lovers vs Dojo Mojo
Field 2 - Moreton Bay Buggers vs Slamtown
Field 3 - Cobras vs Heroes
Congratulations to Pete and aL who tipped three from three this week.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The Dojo blog hits 100 posts. This is a fun blog, forever in the shadow of the Brisbane Ultimate Blog to be sure, but while we do our best to maintain some sort of diplomatic statespersonship, Sensei calls it as he sees it, even if a possible subheading for the work is 'let's bag everyone else, especially the BPL TD (bless him), while we talk ourselves up and maintain a persecution complex'. Hmm, did we say we only try our best over here? But seriously, well done, particularly since most of the posts are substantial, rather than some of the guff we post (but then, we do aim for 'mostly daily'). And it was UQ Passion with the persecution complex after all.
Meanwhile our spies report that a bunch of the Heroes Ultimate Club went in last weekend's Bridge to Brisbane. The stats below may give the Slamtown some tips for who's fit and who ain't for their game tonight:
Chris Brown DOMINATED the club results at 00:47:33 (a good 6 seconds aheadYou go, Mansauce. At least we can be confident you were chatting to chicks.
of the runner up Pete Allen). Closely followed by Gavin Croft at 00:49:12, and the bearded Brown brother at 00:50:21 (in my book,qualifies for a RED runner next year). Leading the second half of theroster is Michael Strelan at 00:56:23, and a very close competition between Miss Laura Sonter and Craig Behrendorff at 00:57:05/ 00:57:45respectively. Your 2IC (I have the number 2 jersey for a reason) [edit - that's Sean there] enjoyed the leisurely pace of 01:02:23 (twenty seconds slower than Iwould have liked), with Adam Baker behind me at 01:06:50 and Mansauce spending too much time chatting and not enough time running to come in at 01:26:12."
Elsewhere, there's new research, this time from the USA Track and Field gang suggesting that stretching is a waste of time, and you should just be throwing you fool.
Mixed Nats 2010 has a website!
Also, we figure we should share a tip with photographers out there. We here at the Brisbane Ultimate Blog figure that getting photos of the teams is a simple way to record history. Your grandchildren playing for Gold Medals at the Astrolympics will be able to search for you and all that. But its always been a bit of a challenge to get decent ones, and quickly when some players don't give a shite. But the team shots at Halibut seemed to come out better than usual. Why you may ask? This time around, we stumbled upon the best way to get half the team to make the front row and half make the back row. "Women in the front and lads at the back, please" worked very well for a mixed tournament, but easily you could have "O team in front and D team at the back" or something like that. This saved several minutes of the usual fumbling around, and made for relatively balanced and tidy shots. Next step - get the back row to move slightly right or left to centre up.
Finally, yesterday was Jack Lilwall's birthday!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
There's a place to make suggestions and discuss the suggestions of others, over here:http://ultimaterules.co.cc/?page_id=1277&vasthtmlaction=viewforum&f=2.0
Personally, while I like having a regular process to review the rules (rather than something 'crisis' driven. And goo don WFDF and those involved for committing and delivering on making it happen), I'm not so keen on every two years.
Every two years is driven by the international playing schedule, and this is probably right for people playing Ultimate at that level.
But for the vast majority of players and organisers, changes every two years is probably too often.
Don't have a solution though, except possibly that while its worth having a discussion every two years, the bias should be towards not changing anything if at all possible, or possibly deferring the introduction of minor changes until the next review (ie to have major updates every four years).