Company Ultimate Frisbee

The Company Section Ultimate Frisbee competition will be held on Friday 12th June at New Grounds, Harlington, starting at 7pm.  This competition will only work outside. It is recommended that players wear boots with studs to minimise slipping, especially if wet.

The basic rules of Ultimate are as follows:

One key aspect of Ultimate is that it is self-refereed; the spirit of the game is important and fits well along-side what we'd expect from a BB competition:

While Professional Ultimate uses a refereed system, club Ultimate is known for its "Spirit of the Game", often abbreviated SOTG. Club Ultimate's self-officiated nature demands a strong spirit of sportsmanship and respect. The following description is from the official rules established by USA Ultimate:

Ultimate has traditionally relied upon a spirit of sportsmanship which places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of the bond of mutual respect between players, adherence to the agreed upon rules of the game, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate adverse conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting of opposing players, dangerous aggression, intentional fouling, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behaviour are contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all players.

Many tournaments give awards for the most spirited team, as voted for by all the teams taking part in the tournament.

People may wish to visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_(sport) for more details. We will encourage self-refereeing but ask officers in charge of each team to supervise as necessary. We will have a final arbiter present (a current Bangor University player) in case clarification or dispute resolution is required. Her decision will be final.

Ultimate is a non-contact sport so SS and CS boys and girls can be on the same team. However, given the inexperience of the players, the organisers reserve the right to limit the use of large Seniors in teams where their behaviour appears to constitute a threat to the safety of other players.

There will be a tuck shop but players are advised to bring a water bottle as well as spending money. Hopefully hats and sun cream will also be required!

 

Please contact Martin Wallis Wednesday 10th June to confirm your entries.