Spectator Sport 2011

Submitted by l.tobiasiewicz on Fri, 21/10/2011 - 9:33am
Event date: 
26 Nov 2011 - 09:00 - 27 Nov 2011 - 18:00
Event details: 

Have you ever thought about just spectating at an Ultimate tournament? No? Neither have I ... the thought fills me with horror ... Only watching ...  not playing! Well your days of being unable to go along as a spectator to an Ultimate tournament are over! 


I give you Spectator Sport 2011 ... a tournament run alongside the UKU University Indoor National Finals (Div 2) ... where you get to watch and then you got to play! Come and watch the (2nd) Best 16 University Indoor teams in the country compete for the National Title
  • Maybe you play for the Women's team and couldn't face the thought of just coming to watch your beau play ...
  • Maybe you are a graduate of one of the Universities competing and want to show them how it's done ...
  • Maybe you need more players for your Club team and want toscout out some new players ...
Whoever said Ultimate couldn't be a spectator sport ... 
Who:  Up to 24 teams, Open / Womens / Mixed / Juniors
           (we can run multiple divisions or 1 big one depending on interest)

  • 3 large sprung wooden halls
  • At least 150mins of game time (8/9 games), hopefully more
  • Prizes sponsored by Scimitar (don't forget to say thank you!)
  • Spirit of the Game Award sponsored by Gaia (sneak peak here)
  • Large viewing gallery
  • Hall for warming up & post game shenanigans
  • Friday & Saturday Accommodation available if required.
  • Saturday Evening Meal available if required.
  • Saturday Evening Social in Pub next door to accommodation.
  • Meal Packages including Breakfast, Lunch & Saturday Dinner
  • Live Streaming ... pending test at warm-up tournament ...
  • Physio's on site offering advice & massages
  • Photographer & video cameras recording all games

To complete in the tournament, players need to have BASIC membership of UKU (£5).  You can check your membership status and expiry date by logging on to the UKU website. This allows us to be UKU sanctioned, which adds credibility to the sport and most importantly protects all players, organisers & the public at large with public liability insurance.
Start Times, Seedings & Schedule:

Teams will be seeded based on their recent performances at any tournaments I can get the results to! The tournament will most likely run along exactly the same KO schedule at the Finals, possibly using peer pools. The more teams that enter the earlier the start time ... earliest is 9am, latest is 11am, most likely is 10am.




Accomodation and transport: 

We will be providing FREE Accommodation on Fri & Sat nights, if required, at the Beaumont School, AL4 0XB (10 min drive, or bus; maps here) in the Sports & Assembly Halls (so bring roll mats, sleeping bags & ear plugs). You must indicate on the sign up form if you wish to make use of this ... earliest start time is 8:30am ... most likely is 10am.

Food package costs & menus are still being confirmed as I'm trying to drive the price down or bump what you can get, but if you can indicate what you think your team might be interested in on the registration form it will help a lot. The options will be:

- 3 Courses
- Large portion of high carb meal + Salad

- Choice of meal ... hot / cold / mixed

- Cooked or Continental Buffet
Drinks & Fruit available at all meal times.

Deadline for signing up for Accommodation & Food is 
Mon 14th Nov*

Other stuff:

If you register for this tournament and then qualify for Nationals (Div 1 or 2) then your fee will be refunded / transferred. 
Spots will be allocated on a first-pay-first-play basis.

Your place is only confirmed once we have confirmed receipt of payment.

* If you will have trouble paying before the deadline you must get in touch ASAP! We will try to accommodate you where possible.