Last weekend Brighton sent two teams – an open team and the womens team – to Skogshyddan’s VintertrofÃ©n (“Winter Trophy”), a European indoor tournament in Gothenberg, Sweden. The tournament was attended by some of the top European teams – in the open division Brighton won two games as well as losing some very close games including one in sudden death, eventually finishing 24th out of 32. Brighton Women, in both their tournament and international debut, did excellently to win three of six games and make it to the plate final, finishing 10th out of 16.
As always, a more detailed report by someone who actually went will be posted soon.
Click here to hear Jason (and Matt from Chichester) on BBC Southern Counties radio last week, taking part in a quiz and giving some tips on throwing a disc. [5.3MB mp3 file, just under 6 minute long]
Or more specifically, quiz-master and general know-it-all Jason “Mediocrefly” Stoakley is roped into representing the Mohawks (the Sussex University Ultimate Frisbee team) live on BBC Southern Counties radio. He battled against none other than Matt “Skeletor” Smith from Chichester University’s Ultimate Frisbee team but could only manage a draw. By all accounts he plugged “Extreme Frisbee” (as the presenter called it) as well as he could in the limited time, and may even be back on the radio next week to report on Brighton’s performance at Skogshyddan’s Winter Trophy tournament in Gothenberg this weekend.
You can listen to this morning’s radio show here – Jason was on the breakfast show at around the 2:27:00 mark. However, I will endeavour to record this particular part of the show and post it here on the website to make hearing it a bit easier, so check back on Monday.
And finally, if you’ve found this site after hearing Jason on the radio this morning, feel free to have a look around and come along to Preston Park on a Saturday at midday to meet us! We’re a friendly bunch and you’re more than welcome to try out the sport even if you’ve never picked up a frisbee before.
You can find more information about Ultimate Frisbee at the What Is Ultimate? website, and on Wikipedia.
On Sunday Brighton went across to Southampton for some Ladder League matches organised by Ltd Release. In their debut appearance, the Brighton Womens’ team played the Ltd Release women, and after a long and hard-fought match were victorious 8-6.
Meanwhile, Brighton Open played Skunks and the Ltd Release open team, winning 15-1 and 16-3 respectively.
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Draws||Loses||Points For||Points Against||Points Difference||Score|
|Big Yellow Hat||7||7||0||0||109||32||77||14|