Loughborough Beginners' Tournament Report (2006)
OW! took two teams to the annual Loughborough Beginners Tournament this weekend. The teams had to play ironman (no subs) all weekend but this thought didn't phase them.
The first day brought success for OW! 1, winning 4/5 matches. OW! 2 didn't grab such a good start loosing 5/5. However, the amount of improvement from one day's playing was amazing. The teams were making nice cuts, had good continuation and a general better understanding of the game than at the beginning of Saturday.
Saturday night's all right for... drinking!
Saturday night was the fancy dress. The main OW! highlight was Statto and Johnny dressed up as a Horny Nun and a Monk. After previous 3-pint challenges, they were wanting some more competition. The first came from Batman and Robin! Another Stella performance saw Statto and Johnny go sub 20 with 18.25secs. Batman and Robin came in with a good time of 36secs.
However, unbeknownst to them, this time would not count towards the 3-pint challenge competition. With the daunting task of another one, Statto and Johnny waited to gage the opposition. After 30mins the best time so far was around the 35sec mark. With 3-pints of Worthington's, a stomach full of beer they went for gold. Again another super quick time, going from strength to strength with 16.08secs. A time that secured victory and a very nice disc as a prize.
After a stagger back to the church hall, and 6 hours sleep on a hard wooden floor, we awoke for more Ultimate! Sunday saw a reversal for OW!. OW! 1 were slow to pick up from Saturday loosing 4/5 games. OW! 2 however, bounced back with I believe 3/4 wins.
Overall finishing positions were OW! 1 - 14, OW! 2 - 19.
All the beginners have come back much better players, after a great tournament!