Lights, turf and sunset

That’s a wrap, folks…or at least it should’ve been.

Tonight would’ve been the final finals of the season. Someone has hoisted the Big Wiener, perhaps fit the Wednesday puzzle pieces together, and tonight someone takes down those naughty Big Rats, finally, probably, maybe.

It was a tough call cancelling the season, especially as fields cautiously opened back up. But community health is always at the forefront of the Board’s thinking, and we stick by that decision. I (George) received quite a bit of positive feedback after that announcement, which I’ve passed on to the rest of the Board. Much appreciated, PUL. It pleases us to no end that you are all safe, healthy, and around to play next year.

The Board is meeting next week (Tuesday), to consider the immediate future. The most pressing question, of course, is our traditional indoor season. We’ll be assessing the risk of indoor play and thinking about what a season may or may not look like. To add to the complexity, you may have heard that the Spiplex has been sold, and changes hands on October 1. We’ve been assured that our space is waiting for us, but we don’t know much beyond that just yet (cost, for instance).

It’s been a while since we’ve done our return to sport survey, so if anyone has thoughts on the situation, I would welcome any input and pass it on to the Board. You can contact me here.

So, final thoughts on the season that wasn’t? Yeah, I’ve got some of those:

Screw you, covid. I don’t care how open you are, I am looking you off, every damn time.

It’s a Wrap

8-week Rule Challenge

Today ends our 8-week Rule Challenge. Greyhounds, from Thursday night is our team winner by a landslide. Congratulations. (And no, they do not win All the Marbles away from Big Rats (formerly known as AWN)). But they do win the $100 towards a team get together when they choose to do so. (If it is during the Covid-19 times, please be responsible and physically distance with one another. And wear your masks if indoors.)

Winner of PUL swag this week is none other than our Summer Thursday League Coordinator Tara MacLeod.

Thanks to Rich Haight who kept us honest when there were some discrepancies with an answer. Like this week with the question:

The pull goes out-of-bounds in the air (without touching the ground first) at the 10-yard line where do you take it? George had tweaked the question so it read better, but missed the slight ambiguity that left for the answers. We made some slight adjustments to the wording of the answers. Should the above happen you can take the disc: to the first brick mark; at the centre of the 10-yard line; or at the spot on the playing field nearest to where it first crossed the perimeter line to become out-of-bounds.

I’d also like to give a shout out to Aaron Rutter, Brett Carl, Jon Grimwood, and Justin Chan who did ALL the quizzes. That’s dedication. Also to Ben Woolf, Buddy Lapierre, Rebecca Clements, and Todd Melville who did 7 of the 8 challenges.

Lastly, I’d like to thank the team member from Cobra who answered as Snake Eyes, Willy Billy and Irene P. Freely. You gave me a chuckle with your fun imagination.

Thanks PUL for playing along. Hopefully you’ll remember all the intricacies of the rules when we get back on a field.

Have a great long weekend. Have fun, but be smart and safe.

No PUL This Summer

As you likely know, the Peterborough County is in “Phase 3” of reopening. In response to this, the City of Peterborough has indicated that it may let out permits for the fields.

Unfortunately, the PUL Board feels that it is not yet safe enough to resume ultimate at this time. We are now late enough in the summer, that this decision will affect the rest of the regular season.

By now, you should have received a league-wide email with further details outlining this decision and its consequences.

We miss you all, and look forward to the day when we get to see you again and hurl soft plastic objects in your general direction.