With the introduction of Can’t Commit and Pirates Of Massive Proportions, the league has now swelled to 12 teams. So far, Fiddlewinx, Big Yellow Hat and Basic Schooling are all unbeaten, with Gashface also doing well but losing 1 of 3 games. At the other end of the table, the Squaws and Strangers with Candy might be zero for two, but they’ve been putting on strong showings and are likely to start winning some games as the league progresses. Elsewhere, the Mohawk fresher teams have come out fighting, winning a game each.
|Team||Games Played||Wins||Draws||Loses||Points For||Points Against||Points Difference||Score|
|Big Yellow Hat||2||2||0||0||20||11||9||4|
|Pirates Of Ominous Proportions||3||1||0||2||20||32||-12||2|
|Strangers With Candy||2||0||0||2||12||20||-8||0|
It’s almost time for the Winter Indoor Brighton League (aka WIBL, aaka wibble) to kick off, so here are the 10 teams (that’s 2 more teams than last year):
Big Yellow Hat – Nick(c), Evil, Jason, Felix
James’ Freshers – Jimbo(c) + Mohawk freshers
Eunuch’s Freshers – Eunuch(c) + Mohawk freshers
Basic Schooling – Spike(c), Ray, Mental + Brighton players
Strangers With Candy – Ryan(c) + Brighton Juniors
Gash’s Team – Gash(c), Sammer, Pinky, Kalim + Mohawks
Fiddlewinx – Waggle(c), Tom, Ala, Pirate, Rolls
Squaws – Megan(c), Chrissy, Bob + Sussex Uni women
Panthers – Pete(c) + Panthers (Brighton uni players)
Roach’s Lasses – Lucy(c), Vicky, Becca, Roach, Cat, Mel
If you missed it last year, WIBL is a round-robin style 4-a-side indoor ultimate tournament held in Moulescomb leisure centre on weekday evenings. The pitches are smaller than usual, which makes for fast and furious games. For the results from last year’s league, check out the WIBL category of BU site.
Last year, Big Yellow Hat were victorious over Tom’s Team (now known as Fiddlewinx) in the final, but Tom’s Team claimed Spirit, with Big Yellow Hat the runner up (there were other teams competing, honest). Basic Schooling were also a force to be reckoned with last year, and this year we have the interesting mix of short women and super-tall Roach in Roach’s Lasses, plus Student Women Outdoor National Champions the Squaws, not to mention a team headed by GB Mixed & Clapham player Gash. On top of that we have the recently formed Brighton junior team Strangers With Candy, and the unknown quantities of the Sussex Uni fresher teams and the Panthers from Brighton Uni. It’s going to be an exciting league…
Winter is almost upon us, and so with the weather getting cold(er) and wet(ter) and sunset getting earlier, our weekday practice has now moved from Tuesday evenings to Monday evenings.
The time: Starts 7pm, but get there by 6:45pm if possible to warm up and chuck around; finishes 9pm but we hang around at the rugby club bar for a while afterwards.
The venue: Hove RFC, Hove recreation ground [click here for a map]. There are changing rooms and showers available at the rugby club, plus a bar for post-practice drinks.
The past year was a great season for Brighton, with improved postions in nearly every event.
We started off the winter by winning the London Winter League mixed division (placing 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st in the individual events!) and finishing high in the open division. Brighton’s indoor team then took the plate (9th) at indoor club nationals and over Easter Shocker finished 7th at Paganello.
The Mixed Tour was highlighted by Brighton entering two fairly evenly matched teams, with Brighton Mixed 1 finishing 8th, 6th and 3rd, and Brighton Mixed 2 finishing 13th, 8th and 12th. Mixed Nationals never happened, but Brighton’s over Tour positions were an excellent 3rd and 10th (the only club to have two teams in the top 16).
Open Tour was a success as well, with Brighton 1 staying in the top 12 of the A-Tour throughout (6th, 11th, 8th) and Brighton 2 consistently acheiving their best results ever in the B-Tour (14th, 12th, 11th). Their overall Tour finishing positions were 9th and 27th respectively.
The great results continued at Open Nationals, with Brighton 1 narrowly losing the 3rd/5th playoff to come 5th, and Brighton 2 finishing 27th and winning the Spirit prize.
2006 was also the first year that Brighton entered a fully-fledged women’s team into the Women’s Tour (last year they combined with other south-east women to form Blue) and they set an excellent precedent, coming 9th, 9th, and 5th at the Tours (overall position 6th), and finishing 5th at Women’s Nationals.
Well done to everyone who played with Brighton throughout the year for doing so well and thanks for making it all so much fun. Special thanks to our coaches, captains, transport organisers, and everyone who helps run the club. Finally, I’d like to say goodbye to two team members who played with us this year – Dexter and Inese – who left to emmigrate to Australia and return home to Latvia, respectively. Come back and visit some time guys!