Last weekend saw BU and Bournemouth Heat return to Sandbanks to host the Sunburn 2016 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. It was another year of fierce competition with 28 teams from across the country fighting it out for the 2016 Sunburn trophy.
A cloudy but wind free Saturday meant for perfect playing conditions in the pool stages but as the knock out rounds commenced on Sunday the competitive side of all teams reached its peak, along with the weather, which soared to 22 degrees! The Sunday evening final saw Flash take on Purple Cobras on pitch 1 with Flash securing the title of Sunburn 2016 Champions. Local team The Bournemouth Ultimatum (TBU) missed out in their Plate final, with Cardiff Storm securing victory, whilst in the Bowl final Fresh off the Block fought off Jest We Forget to take home the trophy.
SportBU commented on this year’s tournament and said, “Sunburn is a fantastic event that showcases the skill involved in Ultimate Frisbee and we love being a part of it each year. This weekend it was great to see so many teams return from previous years and comment on how much they enjoy the tournament, emphasising how well established Sunburn is in the Ultimate Frisbee calendar.’’
If you missed this weekend Bournemouth Heat and BU will be back at Sandbanks on September 17 and 18, hosting the Ultimate Frisbee Beach Nationals, put the date in the diary now and come and check out what Ultimate is all about!
Sunburn 2016 Champions: Flash
Plate Winners: Cardiff Storm
Bowl Winners: Fresh off the Block
Spoon Winners: Aye-Aye (round robin)
Spirit Award Winners: Venom
Photos from Sunburn 2016 can be found here; http://photos.showgame.co.uk/f358113622