On the glorious weekend of 17th and 18th September 24 teams traveled to Sandbanks to take part in the National Tournament. Teams came from across the country with individuals from UK Ultimate, the National Governing Body for Ultimate, even coming from St Andrews in Scotland all wanting to take home the Mixed or Open National Title.
Saturday started with pool play with teams all fighting for the top seeded position. We saw some brilliant games across the day with play starting at 0900 and finishing 1900. On the Sunday games started even earlier and all hoped to finishing the tournament well.
HEX saw off GB Mixed Masters 1 with a great show in the Mixed Division Final. In the Open Final Mighty Hucks had to overcome Bear Cavalry to retain their 2014 National Title.
SportBU commented on this year’s tournament and said, “It was a fantastic event that showcases the skill involved in Ultimate Frisbee. We are excited to host the next two years of the Beach Nationals and hope that we can continue to impress all of those involved. It was great to see so many familiar faces from our Sunburn event earlier in the year but to also welcome new teams from across the UK. We would like to thank everyone involved in making the event such a success; Bournemouth Heat, UK Ultimate, Poole Council, LUL-Med Services, Marque Elegance, HSS Hire, Temporary Fencing and TheSportsMedics’. ’
Photos from the weekend can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/TheShowGame/
2016 UK Ultimate Beach Nationals Results
2 GB Mixed Masters 1
1 Mighty Hucks
2 Bear Cavalry
3 GB Masters
Most Scores: Ben Bruin
Most Assists: David Tyler