PUL-Durham Women Hit Jazzfest

June 29th, 2016
PUL-Durham Women Hit Jazzfest

Note from Jocelyn Blazey regarding the recent teaming of PUL and Durham women to hit Jazzfest in Montreal. Sofa King Ultimate pieced together a ragtag squad of 21 (cue the Hollywood stereotypes) players and descended on this legendary tournament for the weekend. Managing to cross the vast nothingness that lurks between Prestcott and western Quebec, this pick-up team entered the tournament seeded 16th out of 20 and proceeded to find their groove. Notable games against ninth seed X-Squad (lost by only two) and some crushing of Tabascoettes and Mystik on the Sunday seems to have set the stage for further sequels in this emerging franchise. They wrapped the weekend ranked 13th (above seed, WAHOO!), promptly loaded up on bagels, had a couple of shots of je ne sais quoi and hit the accelerator with particular menace as Cornwall rolled into view. Congratulations, ladies. Truth be told, you were always our favourite child.

Posted by Cam

EcoDisc Wrap

June 28th, 2016
EcoDisc Wrap

Yes, we’re finally getting around to this, c/o your EcoDisc Grand Maven, Tanya Goral who composed this little summary of the day that was. Thanks again to Jeremy Moore of Steam Whistle for his generous contributions to this day:

The day was Saturday, June 18, the event was Ecodisc, and the weather was unspeakably hot. A group of Peterborough Ultimate players gathered for fun, spirit, shenanigans, and amazing disc play. There were the Ninja Turtles, who ended up spending more time in the river behind the fields that on the fields themselves, The Pride Posse who brought  some of the hottest men in drag that Peterborough has to offer, the Dead Rock Stars who looked promising in the morning but couldn’t remember their names by the afternoon, and the Circus Freaks complete with conjoined twins that played on the field as one player. The battles were hard fought by one and all but in the end it was the Circus Freaks who brought home the gold, defeating the Dead Rock Stars who needed a nap at that point anyway. Special thanks goes out to the four captains who gave up their time and brought mucho amounts of spirit, and Sam Morris who lent us his fabulously huge deck to party on later in the evening. Also Pride Posse props to Issac Herbert who was truly the sexiest man dressed as a woman I have ever had the pleasure of playing with. It was an amazing day full of amazing people, thanks one and all.

Posted by Cam

ROTW 5: When does it end?

June 28th, 2016

There are some discrepancies in the PUL Field Manual distributed earlier this summer concerning when games end. This has caused some issues, particularly in tight games.

This ROTW is meant to clarify and ultimately supersede the Field Manual in this matter only.

PUL games are time capped. Essentially, there are two possible scenarios:

For fields not at Trent University:
Games are time capped according to the sunset (listed on the PUL site, and in the Field Manuals). When that time is reached, teams play out the point, and the result of that point is the final score.

For fields at Trent University (turf or grass):
Games are time capped according to the bookings available to us. The point being played at 8:40 (until July 7) or 8:25 (from July 14) will be the last point played, and the result of that point is the final score. If that point is still being played at 8:45 or 8:30, respectively, play stops mid-point and the current score stands.

This is the short version. There’s bunch of fine print for the stoppage of play at Trent, and a host of other clarifications in the longer document attached here. Captains should read it, and players are always encouraged to check it out.

This has been your Rule of the Week.

ROTW 5 Time Caps

Posted by George Kovacs