Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

User avatar
SSD_scioly
Member
Member
Posts: 11
Joined: May 28th, 2016, 6:32 am
Division: C
State: NJ

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.
WWP High School South (NJ) '17

User avatar
Alex-RCHS
Member
Member
Posts: 532
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Division: C
State: NC
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 7th, 2018, 8:48 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.
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.
About me!
Raleigh Charter HS (NC) 2018
UNC-Chapel Hill 2022

User avatar
SSD_scioly
Member
Member
Posts: 11
Joined: May 28th, 2016, 6:32 am
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby SSD_scioly » May 7th, 2018, 8:59 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.
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.
WWP High School South (NJ) '17

User avatar
John Richardsim
Wiki Moderator
Wiki Moderator
Posts: 730
Joined: February 26th, 2014, 10:54 am
Division: Grad
State: MI
Location: Robinson Twp.

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby John Richardsim » May 7th, 2018, 8:59 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.
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.
Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam Circumspice

User avatar
Alex-RCHS
Member
Member
Posts: 532
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Division: C
State: NC
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 7th, 2018, 9:07 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.
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.
About me!
Raleigh Charter HS (NC) 2018
UNC-Chapel Hill 2022

User avatar
TheChiScientist
Member
Member
Posts: 672
Joined: March 11th, 2018, 11:25 am
Division: Grad
State: IL
Location: Suffering in a college class

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

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

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
A Science Olympian from 2015 - 2019
Medal Count:30 8-)
School:Crystal Lake Central High School Wiki
Assassinator #119 and Co-Conspirator in #120
President of The Builder Cult. Builders rise up!

User avatar
Alex-RCHS
Member
Member
Posts: 532
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Division: C
State: NC
Location: Raleigh, NC

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.
About me!
Raleigh Charter HS (NC) 2018
UNC-Chapel Hill 2022

CC-1616
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: September 1st, 2017, 1:55 pm
Division: C
State: CA

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby CC-1616 » May 9th, 2018, 11:13 am

Good idea. It'll get some Troy kids to stop studying so they'll do worse!
Nice try bud. lol

kyleemicheller
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: March 29th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Division: C
State: CO

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
fossil ridge high school
nats: (ucf/lincoln/wrightstate/colostate)
events: (mission p/heli/ecology)

User avatar
Unome
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4105
Joined: January 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Division: Grad
State: GA
Location: somewhere in the sciolyverse

Re: Ultimate Frisbee at Nats!

Postby Unome » May 9th, 2018, 2:59 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
I think this is the current location.
Userpage
Chattahoochee High School Class of 2018
Georgia Tech Class of 2022

Opinions expressed on this site are not official; the only place for official rules changes and FAQs is soinc.org.


Return to “2018 Nationals”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest