Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Goosebowl 2007 Recap

Nation,

As requested here's a recap of the Goosebowl tournament in Kingston this past weekend.

The Weather
  • Crap on day one. Wet with A LOT of wind
  • Much better on day two. Sun, a little wind, typical fall day for this region.
The Teams
  • A much smaller tournament this year, down to 16 teams from the regular 42-50 teams.
  • It was really weird to play Goosebowl and see open fields.
  • Costumes on the field were much less apparent then in past years.
  • The quality of ultimate depended on the teams and the games. There were wind alerts for the region on The Weather Network, so as one can imagine handler heavy teams had an advantage on Saturday.
The Party
  • Surprisingly awesome.
  • Many great costumes
    • John Haig and his brother rocking a Don Cherry/Ron Maclean look
    • Many Richie Tenenbaum costumes, including yours truly
    • J-Lo in a full on Cheerleader outfit... J Lo rocked the dance floor, enjoying his outfit far too much. :)
    • Pope Benedict made an appearance
    • Your usual plethora of guys dressing as girls, and women going in either the glamour or hooch avenues.
    • Dance Floor Idol of the night was the Exotic Estonian, Ms Vail. Moves upon moves.. just give the woman space and watch out.
The Results
  • Above the Law of Ottawa/Etc won the tournament with a 15-7 finals win, easily disposing of Bucketfish (Peterborough) and Slick Mittz (Barrie) in the quarters and semis respectively.
  • Les Bouettes lost in the final. The won both their quarterfinal and semi final on universe point. This Montreal team was surprisingly intense and focused on the ultimate and not the party. The 80's all stars are mumbling somewhere.
  • 3rd place was to be fought between Martha's Downstairs Kitchen (Toronto) and Slick Mittz of Barrie. Mittz were a summer junior team that made it to semis, showing some impressive skills from both their women and men. Curtis Kile and Pam Chadbourn should be commended for their work in Barrie with the juniors program.
  • Other top 8 teams included MUPH, Tabasco, and Bucketfish
  • MUPH had to be disappointed with their Sunday, after looking so impressive in their Saturday games and coming in as the #2 seed. This team, made mostly of former/current Guelph University players, were tripped up in the quarters. Those are the breaks.

3 comments:

Daniel Fassina said...

I played on 80s All Stars back in the day. Why should we be mumbling?

Sport Management Steven said...

Because the 80's all stars won the party and the tourney.

Ottawa always looks to Montreal to bring it when it comes to costumes and the ability to party. No costumes on Les Bouettes made us sad. :)

Daniel Fassina said...

I get it now...