Monday, September 3, 2007

Labour Day Frisbee Championships.. Update

Men's Elite

Wow. A great tournament where Invictus (3rd place at Canadian Nationals) enters pool play ranked last. One of the things that makes Saturday pool play a bit boring in most tourneys is the lack of parity. The top seeds in high profile tournaments usually see little change in rank come the end of Saturday. However, the Labour Day tourney's elite division promised to see close games between all teams. No freebies.

Saturday Notables:
  • Sockeye and Jam both go 5-1 in pool A play, but Jam wins the head to head.
  • Jam then loses to 5th seed Condors.
  • 10th seed Doublewide goes 4-2, and beats Furious
  • A very short staffed Furious (9-11 guys) goes 2-2 on Saturday
  • Invictus loses 3 games 15-10 before dropping to Sockeye 15-3, and finishing 0-4
Sunday Notables
  • Semi finalists are Jam vs Doublewide, and Sockeye versus Johnny Bravo
  • Jam wins the championship, 15-12 over Johnny Bravo.
  • Of note, Jam seems to have added some Condor greats (Greg Husak, Brandon Steets)
  • Furious loses to Johnny Bravo in the quarters, and according to a post, one player suffered an apparently serious leg injury. They finish off 3-3 for the weekend with a win over Sack lunch
  • Invictus gets off the snide with a win versus East Bay CA's YR and then loses a close one to the Condors. Final record 1-5.
Very exciting to see Jam come out on top with a win. There has been a lot of talk about Seattle ultimate and their dominant play (and recruiting), but now the UPAs become much more interesting.


sharpie said...

I still think Northwest is dominant.
Furious was playing with 9 guys, Sockeye was missing some impact players. Check back at regionals and we'll see what's up. Most of these teams are still using these tournaments as tune-ups.

sharpie said...

By the way, does anyone know who broke his leg from Furious? I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Mortakai said...

It was Kevin Cheung, UBC's callahan nominee and first year-Furious guy.

We're pulling hard for him.