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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby SSD_scioly » May 7th, 2018, 8:12 pm

I was the one who organized last year's ultimate frisbee "tournament" at Nats (it wasn't actually a tournament but instead just playing games until everyone got tired and left), but I'm in college this year so it's nice to see someone else is continuing the tradition. If you have any questions about what happened last year let me know.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 7th, 2018, 8:48 pm

SSD_scioly wrote:I was the one who organized last year's ultimate frisbee "tournament" at Nats (it wasn't actually a tournament but instead just playing games until everyone got tired and left), but I'm in college this year so it's nice to see someone else is continuing the tradition. If you have any questions about what happened last year let me know.

Thank you, I will.

That raises a good point that I hadn’t considered. Would you all prefer if it was a real “tournament” with an eventual victor? Or would you rather teams just play each other (albeit in an organized fashion) with no teams “eliminated”? At this point, I’m strongly leaning toward the second option, but I want to choose what you all want.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby SSD_scioly » May 7th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Alex-RCHS wrote:
SSD_scioly wrote:I was the one who organized last year's ultimate frisbee "tournament" at Nats (it wasn't actually a tournament but instead just playing games until everyone got tired and left), but I'm in college this year so it's nice to see someone else is continuing the tradition. If you have any questions about what happened last year let me know.

Thank you, I will.

That raises a good point that I hadn’t considered. Would you all prefer if it was a real “tournament” with an eventual victor? Or would you rather teams just play each other (albeit in an organized fashion) with no teams “eliminated”? At this point, I’m strongly leaning toward the second option, but I want to choose what you all want.


I was originally planning for last year's event to be a "tournament" as well, but the two biggest issues which I didn't anticipate and were out of my control were
1) Some of the teams who said they would be there did not show up so there were not enough teams for the tournament format, and
2) It was way too hot and everyone got tired. Half the teams left after a couple of games because they were tired, and at that point any sense of organization or planned matches broke down, so we just started started playing random games.

Honestly you're not going to be able to predict how many teams really will show up and who will stay for how long, so I'd say your best bet would be to plan for a tournament if you want, but definitely be ready to run a non-tournament format in case things don't go exactly according to plan.

I really wonder how years before me had had an actual tournament because it really was a mess in terms of organization on the day of last year even though I had everything planned out precisely in my mind beforehand.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby John Richardsim » May 7th, 2018, 8:59 pm

Alex-RCHS wrote:
SSD_scioly wrote:I was the one who organized last year's ultimate frisbee "tournament" at Nats (it wasn't actually a tournament but instead just playing games until everyone got tired and left), but I'm in college this year so it's nice to see someone else is continuing the tradition. If you have any questions about what happened last year let me know.

Thank you, I will.

That raises a good point that I hadn’t considered. Would you all prefer if it was a real “tournament” with an eventual victor? Or would you rather teams just play each other (albeit in an organized fashion) with no teams “eliminated”? At this point, I’m strongly leaning toward the second option, but I want to choose what you all want.

I think round-robin would be better than elimination. That being said, you should still crown a victor and such, even with round-robin play.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 7th, 2018, 9:07 pm

John Richardsim wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:
SSD_scioly wrote:I was the one who organized last year's ultimate frisbee "tournament" at Nats (it wasn't actually a tournament but instead just playing games until everyone got tired and left), but I'm in college this year so it's nice to see someone else is continuing the tradition. If you have any questions about what happened last year let me know.

Thank you, I will.

That raises a good point that I hadn’t considered. Would you all prefer if it was a real “tournament” with an eventual victor? Or would you rather teams just play each other (albeit in an organized fashion) with no teams “eliminated”? At this point, I’m strongly leaning toward the second option, but I want to choose what you all want.

I think round-robin would be better than elimination. That being said, you should still crown a victor and such, even with round-robin play.

Thank you both for your input. That's what I think is the best option as well. It will also help in the sense that I can precisely schedule games ahead of time so teams will know exactly when they're playing.

It's a shame that some teams didn't show up last year. :( The good news is that Colorado should be cooler than Ohio at this time of year, so the weather will be nicer.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby TheChiScientist » May 8th, 2018, 6:34 am

hippo9 wrote:I'm trying to imagine one of the top team's copter getting decimated by a frisbee right now...

Frisbee wanted by police for the murder of Troy's helicopter... :D
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 8th, 2018, 7:37 pm

I just want to specify that, while this does overlap with some parts of the STEM EXPO, you're certainly welcome to come for only part of the ultimate competition. Just let me know when you sign up.
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Postby CC-1616 » May 9th, 2018, 11:13 am

dxu46 wrote:Good idea. It'll get some Troy kids to stop studying so they'll do worse!


Nice try bud. lol

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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby kyleemicheller » May 9th, 2018, 1:31 pm

So.. I'm not sure if you know anything about the CSU campus, but as I have lived in Fort Collins my entire life, I can absolutely guarantee that there is ample room to set up a game or two on the IM fields on the south side of Moby arena.

https://map.concept3d.com/?id=748#!ct/2 ... 5355,15346

Here is a link to an interactive map of the CSU campus, and I hope that can give you an idea of how large the field space really is. Also, I do believe that some students on my team (Fossil Ridge, Div C) are planning on getting a team together. Colorado Spirit! :D

edit: i forgot the link haha
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Unome » May 9th, 2018, 2:59 pm

kyleemicheller wrote:So.. I'm not sure if you know anything about the CSU campus, but as I have lived in Fort Collins my entire life, I can absolutely guarantee that there is ample room to set up a game or two on the IM fields on the south side of Moby arena.

https://map.concept3d.com/?id=748#!ct/2 ... 5355,15346

Here is a link to an interactive map of the CSU campus, and I hope that can give you an idea of how large the field space really is. Also, I do believe that some students on my team (Fossil Ridge, Div C) are planning on getting a team together. Colorado Spirit! :D

edit: i forgot the link haha

I think this is the current location.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 9th, 2018, 5:08 pm

Unome wrote:
kyleemicheller wrote:So.. I'm not sure if you know anything about the CSU campus, but as I have lived in Fort Collins my entire life, I can absolutely guarantee that there is ample room to set up a game or two on the IM fields on the south side of Moby arena.

https://map.concept3d.com/?id=748#!ct/2 ... 5355,15346

Here is a link to an interactive map of the CSU campus, and I hope that can give you an idea of how large the field space really is. Also, I do believe that some students on my team (Fossil Ridge, Div C) are planning on getting a team together. Colorado Spirit! :D

edit: i forgot the link haha

I think this is the current location.

Correct.
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 12th, 2018, 11:18 am

Alex-RCHS wrote:Hey everyone! Here's some info about the ultimate frisbee competition.

General Info: The competition is absolutely confirmed and is scheduled to take place from 12:15 to 3:15* (Colorado time, of course) on Friday, May 18 on the Intramural Fields.** If enough teams sign up, I might push the start time up to 11:45.

Team Composition: Please note that teams will be composed of 7 people. If you don’t have 7 people on your team interested in playing, then I’ll try to accomodate you anyway. If you have less than 7 people then I might split you up or combine you with another team/some extra alumni. We'll make it work. If you have more than 7 people, no worries. We might split you into 2 teams, or you can just sub some people out between halves. Again, we'll make it work. Also, I'm restricting this competition to Division C competitors and alumni only. Sorry, but I want to keep the level of competition fair for everyone.

Signing up: Here is a form to officially sign your team up to compete. Even if you've already expressed your interest to me personally, I still need you to sign up here. I need this done by Saturday, May 12 at 11:59 PM in order to have time to construct a schedule and contact all of the teams. Additionally, I reserve the right to close this form early if too many teams sign up. (I don't think I'll have to, but I'm putting it out there just in case.)

Rules: Here's a link to the rules that we'll be using.*** After considering the level of experience involved and the spirit of this competition, I've adapted the regular Ultimate rules to best fit our situation. We're going to be following the rules loosely with the main goal being to have fun. Save your competitive fire for Saturday. That said, if you have any suggestions for me, I'm always happy to hear them.

Lastly, please bear with me through this whole process. Remember that I volunteered to organize this for the benefit of competitors. Furthermore, this is in the thick of AP season, nationals studying, and college paperwork. I'm doing my best to get all the organizing done well and efficiently, so I'll appreciate your patience, cooperation, and participation in this competition.

*A note about timing: There's a "Friday Night Fiesta" from 4:00-6:00. My understanding is that it's some type of dinner. Since I want to give everyone ample time to shower (strongly encouraged, but not necessary) and change (please, at least do this) I don't want the ultimate competition to run past 3:15.
**Here's a map. I don't know which field it's on yet, but I'll let you know soon. They're pretty close together anyway.
***I may change the rules if someone points out something in there that doesn't make sense (or if I just feel like it). But I probably won't.

Reminder to please sign up today if you’re interested!
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Fridaychimp » May 14th, 2018, 3:00 pm

I just checked the weather, and there's a 90% chance of rain in Fort Collins on the 18th, with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. :cry:
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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby CMS AC » May 14th, 2018, 4:52 pm

Rip builds... wasn't this like last year?

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Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Unome » May 14th, 2018, 5:16 pm

Fridaychimp wrote:I just checked the weather, and there's a 90% chance of rain in Fort Collins on the 18th, with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. :cry:

There's nothing better than Ultimate in the rain :D
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