It’s only two days before the tourney and you’re probably freaking out because you haven’t heard any details. Here they are.
Weather: Saturday’s forecast is not particularly favorable for ultimate weather. Heavy rain on Saturday will put the odds against us for Sunday play. If games are called on either day, you will get an email and the facebook page will be updated. We’re working on a backup plan to get shirts and mugs to folks if the tourney doesn’t happen. If you’ve got the keys to the weather machine, let me know.
Teams and Schedule: Teams and schedule will be available at check-in on Saturday morning, which starts at 8am. We’re on fields 5 and 6 on Saturday at the Georgia Soccer Park and fields 1 and 2 on Sunday. Remember to bring $1 for parking each day. First round starts at 9 Saturday and at 10 on Sunday. If you have a first round bye on Saturday, you will get a separate email saying so.
Blind Bet: This is entirely optional. Someone at check-in will be collecting $5. Bet on which team you think will win it all. Split the pot with like minded folk.
Canned Food Drive: We will be collecting canned goods at the fields on Saturday. All items are accepted but as a reminder here’s a list of priority items below. Whoever brings the most cans will get to decide what two players they would like to trade (subject to my approval).
- Peanut butter (plastic container preferred)
- Jelly (plastic container preferred)
- Canned tuna
- Canned chicken or other meats
- Pasta sauce
- Shelf stable milk (powdered or boxed)
- Non-perishable juice (orange and apple preferred)
- Condiments in single serve packs
- Can openers
Turfs: The other thing you really care about. Bring turfs this weekend. If you do not have turfs, please wear tennis shoes. Cleats are not allowed.
Hat Rules: These are pretty straightforward. When in doubt, use rule 7.
- Hat possession is more or less equivalent to disc possession. On offense you have to have both in order to retain possession of the disc.
- If your hat is off (or comes off) while having possession of the disc (including making a catch) on offense, then it is a turnover.
- If your hat comes off (on defense) while making a D and catching the disc, then:
- If your hat comes off because of contact with the ground or the offensive player, then you can put your hat on and continue.
- Otherwise, it is a turnover, and goes back to the offense.
- However, if you throw the disc (because you are now offense) before putting on your hat, then it is a turnover at the point on the field that the disc was thrown.
- Definition of Hat Possession: While catching, as long as the hat didn’t hit the ground while it was off your head, it was not a turnover. (In order to be a turnover, the hat has to come off and hit the ground. If it comes off and you catch it or trap it without dropping the disc it is not a turn.) But you have to put the hat back on your head properly before throwing, or it was a turnover.
- If you are wearing multiple hats, each of them is individually covered by the hat rule. So, if any one comes off, it is counted as your hat coming off. You don’t get to claim that if at least one stays on, your ‘hat’ is still on.
- Headbands and visors are not hats.
- Any disagreement about rules or whether a hat actually hit the ground should be handled like any other unresolved situation: send the disc back to the last place it was uncontested.
Big thanks to Quinne Farenwald for this year’s jersey design and Amy Salley/AFDC Grants/Spin for organizing the party.
If you have any questions, please reply to this email.