Brighton Ultimate have played and won their final game of the World Ultimate Club Championships 2010 in Prague. They beat SQOAL from Japan 18-16 in the 19th/20th place playoff this morning. Congratulations to all who played, from the scorelines you can tell that there were a number of close games and their eventual placing deserved to be a bit higher.
From Tom White, written on the day before their final game:
A very tight and hotly contested game ending in a [16-14] loss to Duke sums our tournament up. We never managed to properly fire on all cylinders for a whole game, and we seemed to have an unlimited supply of out-of-character individual errors. We had some great patches with everyone the team playing awesomely, and there is a great feeling from all that they wouldn’t want to be playing with anyone else.
Tomorrow we play for 19th. Not where we’d hoped to be at the end of a hard week. But I think it’s pretty much right, and we’re all proud of what we’ve achieved together.
Click below to see all of Brighton’s results.
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Between 3rd and 10th of July, Brighton Ultimate’s Mixed team will be in Prague in the Czech Repubic to take part in the 2010 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). Hosted every 4 years, the World Ultimate Club Championships bring together the top ranking teams from around the world in 4 divisions – Open (mens), Womens, Mixed (a ratio of 3:4 men:women or women:men on the pitch), and Masters (over 33 years old). WUCC 2010 will be bringing together a total 136 teams (approximately 3000 players) from 37 countries.
In the last 12 months, Brighton Ultimate have won both the UK National Mixed Division Championships and the European Mixed Division Championships, and are consequently the highest-seeded European team in the WUCC Mixed division – seeded 7th out of 40 teams. Over the course of 7 days, Brighton will play around ten 90-minute games. Updates on Brighton’s results throughout the tournament (and hopefully some comments from players) will be posted here on the website and on our Twitter feed. You can also keep up to date with other WUCC news and results on Twitter by following the #wucc2010 tag.
You can hear captain James Houghton talking about Ultimate and the upcoming World Championships on BBC Radio Sussex, and see a couple of short local BBC news clips on our Media page.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Ultimate or want to give it a try, we always welcome new players to our practice sessions (even if you can barely throw a frisbee!). Check out our New Player page to find more info on how Ultimate works and how you can get involved!