by Dirk Heydemann
March 30, 2014, Nanaimo (ISN) – The Nanaimo Ultimate Assocation is hosting their annual frisbee tournament next weekend, on April 5th and 6th. Ultimate Frisbee is a fast-paced sport, similar to soccer, using a frisbee and end-zones, instead of a ball and goals.
Sportsmanship and good competitive spirit is a primary focus of the game, which is self-refereed, allowing players on the field to co-operatively enforce the rules together.
The high level of endurance, agility and team dynamics draws both cross-over athletes from other activities, as well as individuals who are drawn to more alternative sports.
Next weekend’s tournament, known as “Udderbowl,” has attracted hundreds of players each year, for over 17 years. Players converge on Nanaimo from the entire Pacific Northwest region, competing for both the overall championship title, as well as for a ‘spirit of the game’ trophy. Ultimate players range in age from teens to 60+, and this tournament, along with all of Nanaimo’s league play, is co-ed.
Udderbowl will be held all day Saturday and Sunday April 5th & 6th at the McGirr Sports Fields, behind Dover Bay School, off Hammond Bay Road. For more information about the tournament or the Nanaimo Ultimate
Association’s year-round ultimate frisbee league, stop by Udderbowl next weekend, visit our website www.nanaimoultimate.ca or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org