USA Clean Sweep at WUGC

The USA took an impressive clean sweep in all the Divisions at the World Ultimate & Guts Championships in London, while GB claimed a couple of Bronze medals.

 

In June the best ultimate players in the world came to London to compete in the 14th World Ultimate & Guts Championships. This tournament was the biggest in it's history with over 120 teams competing from more countries than ever before, and had even been expanded to include a Masters Womens division for the first time. GB had teams in the Mens, Womens, Mixed, Masters Open, Masters Women and Guts Divisions. Despite at times playing in some extremely challenging weather conditions the competition was fierce and a fantastic advertisement of the sport. The Finals day was played in front of a full house at the Allianz Park Stadium with an amazing atmosphere and streamed live all across the globe. 

In the Men's Division the USA won the title 15-11 in arguably the most exciting game of the day against Japan. Earlier in the day Australia had claimed Bronze with a convincing win against Canada 15-10. Earlier in the tournament GB had lost 15-11 to a very strong Australia team in their quarter final but comfortably took 5th place.

 

In the Women's Division the USA proved far too strong for Columbia winning the title by 15-7. GB Women put on an exciting game against Canada to start the tournament in front of a large crowd at the UCL Playing Fields. In the end GB Women finished 16th overall.

 

In the Mixed Division the USA again proved worthy winners beating Australia 15-6 in the final. GB Mixed lost to France in their quarter final but took 5th place with a fantastic win against Japan on universe point.

 

On the previous day the USA won the Masters Men's Division beating Canada 15-10. GB Masters Men did fantastically well to win Bronze against Denmark 15-9 in the 3v4 game.

 

In the Masters Women's Division it was a repeat performance for USA as they beat Canada 15-10. GB Masters Women did really well to get into the top pool and finished 6th.

 

In the Guts Division USA 1 beat Japan in the final, while GB won a tight victory over USA 2 to claim GB's second Bronze of the tournament. 

 

Congratulations to the organisers and volunteers that did a fantastic job despite some unseasonably bad weather conditions, which meant a lot of games had to be rescheduled. The players showed great patience dealing with such a difficult situation and also put on an amazing show of top quality ultimate.    

 

   
   

Open Division

Gold    USA

Silver  Japan

Bronze Australia

5th Place GB      

Spirit New Zealand

Women Division

Gold      USA

Silver    Columbia

Bronze  Canada

16th Place GB 

Spirit     India 

 

Mixed Division

Gold      USA

Silver    Australia

Bronze  Canada

5th Place GB 

Spirit     Finland 

 

Masters Men Division

Gold       USA

Silver     Canada

Bronze   GB

Spirit     New Zealand

 

Masters Women Division

Gold       USA

Silver     Canada

Bronze   Australia

6th Place GB 

Spirit     Germany 

Guts Division

Gold       USA 1 

Silver     Japan

Bronze   GB

Spirit      USA 1