All too suddenly the Mixed season has come to an end, but it ends with Brighton Ultimate acheiving their best ever Mixed Tour result. At MT3, our first team did exceptionally well, and only very narrowly missed out on an appearance in the final – winning 4 out of 6 games and eventually coming 3rd. They also ended the season in 3rd place overall in the Mixed Tour!
Brighton 2 had a tougher weekend, losing a lot of games by a slim margin, and eventually finishing 12th. It’s a testament to Brighton 2’s performance earlier in the season though that they finished in the top 12 at MT3 despite losing all their games. They still retained a great position of 10th overall in the Mixed Tour however (the best 2nd team by 12 places), which is an excellent result.
Last year our final Mixed Tour standings were 7th and 28th (although we then finished 3rd and 20th at Mixed Nationals), so to improve this to 3rd and 10th is awesome. Apparently having 2 teams in the top 8 at MT2 was the best any true geo-team has done (IF achieved it as well last year).
Hopefully we can carry this success on to the Open Tour and the debut UK outing for the Brighton Women’s team in a couple of weeks.
Well done to everybody who was involved in the Mixed Tour this year (especially the girls who had been playing for less than a year and suddenly were playing ironwoman against some of the best players in the country!), and many thanks to everyone who helped with coaching, captaining, transport, line-calling, finance, and filling Gash’s bag with pistachio shells.