UKU Member Update - Results News!

With so much great news to tell you all, there will be a couple of newsletters over the next few weeks. This first contains all the results of UK teams, home and abroad from over the summer! 

In this update:

1. UKU Tour - Mixed, Open and Women's

2. Regionals -> Nationals -> EUCF

3. World Ultimate Club Championships

4. UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals

5. GB Ultimate

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1. Another very successful year for the UKU Tour.

 

Mixed:

The Mixed Tour came first this year. There were three events including nationals, all taking place between March and May. Congratulations goes to Magic Toast who stormed the Mixed Tour this year to take the title.

Open:

Next came the Open and Women's Tour. The open division was a close battle for the title which came down to a final game in Cardiff between Chevron Action Flash and Clapham Ultimate. Congratulations though, goes to Clapham.

Women's:

Alongside the Open Tour was the Women's Tour. Congratulations goes to Iceni who won, despite the efforts of Leeds who beat them in the final at Tour Three in Cardiff.


At Tour 1 this year "London's Calling" the UK hosted teams from all over Europe. The tour this year had 18 Women's teams and 63 Open teams who attended across the three events.

 

All the results can be found on the website:

Mixed: click here

Women's Results: click here

Open Results: click here

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2. Regionals on to Nationals and on to EUCF!

 

Regionals:

2010 is the first year UK Ultimate has decided to move towards Regionals! This creates a local event for clubs to attend to qualify for Nationals. It gave smaller clubs the chance to play against big well established clubs on their path to the EUCF!

 

Five regional events happened across the UK. The South East in Sidcup, South West in Exeter, Midlands in Loughborough, North in Sheffield and Scotland in Edinburgh. Results in Five respective winners; Clapham, Devon, Emo, Chevron Action Flash and Fusion.

 

Nationals:

This year Nationals was held in a fantastic venue in Southampton. Nationals had live web-cast coverage of some of the major games, fantastic fields and was an all round great event.

 

Congratulations goes to Clapham Ultimate who make this their 10th Nationals victory, they stormed the final to win 15 - 5.

 

Nationals also hosted EUCF qualifying matches. Two extra games were played, which did not affect nationals standings, to find the 3rd and 4th teams to go to the European Ultimate Club Finals in Barcelona. Devon playing Fire of London and Fusion playing Brighton. Both games ended 15 - 12 to Fire and Fusion. 

 

Nationals website: click here

EUFC 2010 website: click here

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3. World Ultimate Club Championships

UK Ultimate was represented on a world stage again this year, but this time it was for the clubs. Eleven teams in four divisions went this year to try and take the coveted world club title, which comes around every four years.

 

Representing the UK (with their finishing positions) were:

Open: Clapham(10), Chevron Action Flash(13), Fire of London(27) and EMO(41).

Womens: LeedsLeedsLeeds(14) and Iceni(17).

Mixed: Jeremy Codhand(13), Brighton(19), Thundering Herd(27) and BAF (31).

Master: Age Against the Machine(14).

 

The results of the Open, Women's and Masters and much more are all listed on the website, below.

WUCC website: click here

 

BlockStack TV covered the event and even commentated on a couple of games. You can find their coverage by clicking here.

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4. UKU Junior Outdoor Nationals

UKU Junior Nationals, both indoor and outdoor have been annual events for a long time now. Both nationals are growing very quickly and this year's tournaments were no exception.

 

Outdoor Nationals took place at the start of July in Birmingham, with teams travelling from as far as Yorkshire, Devon, Portsmouth and the Republic of Ireland. The players ranged in age from 10 to19 and for many of the players it as their first big outdoor tournament. There were exciting games and close encounters at all levels of the tournament. However, in the semi finals Arctic Ultimate (Sutton Coldfield) narrowly triumphed in a hard fought game over Flux (Twycross). In the other semi, last year's runners-up Air Badgers (Exeter) had a more straightforward win against Manor (York). Badgers, having already won the Under 17 and Under 20 Indoor titles this year, confirmed their dominance of the UK Junior scene with a comprehensive victory over Arctic. Spirit of the Game went to Brighton, again!

 

All results can be found on the UK Ultimate website: click here

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5. GB Ultimate - sponsored by Lookfly

UK Ultimate was out in force this year with Under 23 World in Florence, Italy and Junior Worlds in Heilbronn, Germany.

 

Under 23 Worlds

This was the first ever event of its type. WFDF created this event for many reasons and despite how fast governing bodies were asked to put out teams, it ended up being a great success and a fantastic opportunity for the young ultimate stars to represent their countries.

 

GB had huge success in Florence. The Mixed team took gold, winning over Belgium. The Women's team took Bronze, with a fantastic win over Canada. And the Open team finished 6th, just behind Australia. 

 

Results and information can be found online: click here

 

Junior Worlds

Junior Worlds, unlike other Ultimate world championships, happens every two years. This year GB Junior Open claimed a fantastic medal, beating Germany to the Bronze! This is a huge success for the GB Junior Programme. 

 

The Junior Womens team finished a respectable 11th just behind Germany.

 

In the European Under 17s events, held along side the world events. GB finished silver in the open and bronze in the girls! Congratulations to all the players and coaches involved in the success. 

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We will shortly be sending out another newsletter with all the happenings that are not covered in this results newsletter!  UK Ultimate have been busy working with schools and other grass-roots organisations to continue the accelerating development of Ultimate in the UK.

 

Good-luck to all the teams going to EUCF and also to all the University committees & clubs about to introduce Ultimate to another load of eager freshers! Keep up the good work!