Episode 108: Patrick Chartrand is a Toronto Frisbeetarian

Patrick gives an update on some of the Toronto players and the Frisbee scene from the 80’s, which was hot at the time. He fills in some gaps to bring us up to speed. Toronto showed up well in the World Championships in 1995. There were very few players though, and Patrick was worried about totally losing the sport. However, about 6 years ago, new players showed up, and people are playing every day now. Patrick talks about the Frisbeetarians at Trinity Bellwoods Park. How about a hat tournament in Toronto? Would you come?

Bill Wright recently visited Jake & Lori in Hawaii, bearing some special gifts. Randy gives some context. You can view and purchase these discs on wrightlife.com, and the proceeds help raise money for the FPA.

We have some exciting guests coming soon: “Crazy” John Brooks, Larry Imperiale, Skippy Jammer, and one of Randy’s all time heroes, Krae Van Sickle.

Episode 107: Randy – Let the Light Illuminate

First and Foremost, our thoughts go out to Doug Korns and his wife, Jeanne. We are all rooting for you Doug, and we need you back out on the field. 

Randy reports back on his month in Medellin and the incredible jam scene. He breaks it into layers of experience to explain it all and uses some interesting analogies. Jake and Randy dissect and discuss while comparing the Medellin jam scene to others. Randy shares his pleasant surprise about meeting a great player that had not participated in the tournament. Who is coming to Jammers? Traveling allows you realize it is a big, small, world, and Frisbee continues to be a connector.

Congratulations to Medellin for kicking off the first City vs. City with a win!  The next City vs. City, is February 29th, at 11am,PST, Warsaw vs. Berlin, who are the reigning champions.

City vs City – Medellin vs Toronto – Recap

City vs City Recap
Medellin vs. Toronto
January 25th 2020

Format: Five 1 vs 1 battles followed by a Pairs vs Pairs (worth two points) then a Co-Op (three points)

The first City vs City competition of 2020 featured Medellin, Colombia vs Toronto, Canada on January 25th. The format for the competition was five rounds of 1 vs 1. A player was selected from each team to play against each other. Whoever wins the round wins one point for their team. Following the five 1 vs. 1 competitions is a Pairs round where to players perform for 2 minutes. The winning team wins 2 points for their team. That round is followed by the Co-op round where teams of three players compete against each other. That winning team wins 3 points for their team. The first team to win 6 points wins the round and advances to the semi-finals. If the score is tied after the five 1 vs 1, pairs and Co-op rounds, a sudden death round of 1 vs 1 will determine the final champion.

The judges are Hall of Fam inductees Bill Wright, Larry Imperiale and Steve Hubbard. Other staff was Jake Gauthier (Broadcast Director), Lori Daniels (Host), Skippy Jammer (Co-Host) and Randy Silvey (Judging Director).

Round One 1 vs 1: Santiago Sepulveda (Med) defeated Brian McIlwain (Tor)
Brian started things off with a nice inside against the spin crank then did an under the leg set to a straight forward catch that popped out of his hand. Advantage Medellin. Santiago countered with a nice Bad Attitude freeze then a long tipping combo. He set the disc for a nice Bad Attitude catch but the disc also popped out of his hand. Medellin takes the dual.
SCORE: Medellin 1 Toronto 0

Round Two 1 vs 1: Patrick Chartrand (Tor) defeated Monica Correa (Med)
History was made in the next match up. For the very first time a woman competes in a match. Monica Correa throws down a nice combo, showing her skills. Patrick responds with smooth control, winning the matchup for Toronto.
SCORE: Medellin 1 Toronto 1

Round Three 1 vs 1: Brett Schramek (Tor) defeated Pablo Azul (Med)
Brett the Jet leads off with an against the spin behind the back crank to a go set into a huge gitis. Advantage Toronto. Pablo takes upside down Counter spin, turns it over, sets for a matching huge gitis catch but the disc pops out of his hand. Toronto takes the matchup.
SCORE: Toronto 2 Medellin 1

Round Four 1 vs 1: Juan Piercing (Med) defeated Jon Soles (Tor)
Jonny tips the disc a couple of times then tries to take the disc under his leg. But the disc hits his leg before he can get started. Advantage Medellin. Juan takes the counter throw, does a couple of passes then executes a somersault delay move, tips then sets the disc for a basic invert catch that also pops out of his hand. But it was more than enough to take the match.
Toronto 2 Medellin 2

Round Five 1 vs. 1: Jolan Canrinus (Tor) defeated Andres Rivera (Med)
Andres looks fired up to pull off a big move. He does a basic move, then a figure 4 delay freeze. He tilts the disc and sets if for an inside pull that ends up on the dirt. Advantage Toronto. Jolan comes up with some nice pulls and rejuvenations followed by another rev up and an outside kick then sets the disc for a perfectly executed spinning under the leg catch. Toronto retakes the lead. This result also ensures that the match will either be decided in the Co-op round for Toronto, or Medellin has to take the Co-op round to force Overtime.
Toronto 3 Medellin 2

Round Six 2 vs. 2: Jon Soles/Jolan Canrinus (Tor) defeated Pablo Azul/Juan Piercing (Med)
Now the match moves into the Pairs round. Toronto comes out first. Jonny and Jolan display some intricate and accurate passing. Their co-ops are quick and punchy, constantly moving and using space. They’re also catching almost everything. They have 25 co-ops/quick catches with only 4 drops. A solid round for the original freestyle city jammers. Advantage Toronto. The Medellin jammers bring out Pablo and Juan who show great skill by turning the disc over, brushing counter and effectively passing the disc. They have longer combos and end up with 9 Co-ops and only 3 drops. A close round taken by the Canadians. Now The Colombian’s must take the Co-op round to force overtime.

Round Seven 3 vs. 3: Andres Rivera/Monica Correa/Santiago Sepulveda defeated Patrick Chartrand/Brett Schramek/Brian McIlwain. The Canadians come out first with the veterans Patrick and Brian setting the stage for the young shredder Brett the Jet. They execute well and show a strong variety of moves with 20 exchanges and only 4 drops. Things look good for the the team from the Great White North. And now the Colombian’s know what they have to do. It is uncertain if it was a strategic move or if it was the plan all along. But they come out with a ‘shred-or-die’ mentality. They start off with a double disc co-op featuring Monica. Then Andres catches fire executing a double spinning barrel catch. On the next co-op the disc is set for his big catch. He levitates for an instant, twists and catches a crash-and-burn phlaud. There’s more gitis, a big flying Bad Attitude, and more gitis. Then Andres sets the disc for the final catch, an elevated Flamingitosis which he completely nails. What a round. Game on. And now onto Overtime.

Overtime: Andres Rivera defeated Jon Soles
Talk about excitement! A one-on-one dual to decide the Match. Andres leads off with some nice control moves, rolling, brushing, stalling. He sets for a spinning under the leg catch which he misses. A slight edge to Toronto. Jonny Soles does some nice pulls, rerevs, kicks and rolls. Then he sets the disc for the big ending catch which he also misses. Now it’s in the hands of the judges. They confer and decide the content of Andres longer moves were the difference. But by the narrowest of margins.

Final Score: Medellin 6 Toronto 5

Individual scoring:

Medellin:
Santiago Sepulveda 2 points
Andres Rivera 2 Points
Juan Piercing 1 Point
Monica Correa 1 Point

Toronto:
Jolan Canrinus 2 Points
Patrick Chartrand 1 Point
Brett Schramek 1 Point
Jon Soles 1 Point

Link to the live feed:

 

 

City vs City – Round 1 – Medellin vs Toronto

City vs City 2020City vs City 2020, Round 1 will be live on January, 25th at 1p EST. Round 1 is Medellin, Columbia vs Toronto, Canada.

Medellin Roster
 
Toronto Roster
Jolan Canrinus
 
Tune in and find out which city will continue the journey on their quest for the crown and KEY to Heinsville!

Episode 106: Daniel O’Neill is the Real Deal!

Randy dials in from Medellin. He is thrilled to be there and reconnect with all the local jammers. There are some incredible players and how exciting is it that there is a tournament, Juntos es Mejor, which translates into Together is Better, on the 18th & 19th! Is this a coincidence? We think not! Players are flying in from all over for this inaugural event.
 
Daniel shares all of who he is, which provides support and role modeling for others. He talks about one of his recent travel highlights from Japan. He tells us about the current scene, along with some of their history.  Daniel talks about the importance of integrating players from places like Japan,  Africa, and other communities that find it harder to participate in tournaments. Hopefully the City vs. City competitions are a good step towards that and the intent is continue scaling the event.
 
Tune in for the live streaming of the first City vs. City in 2020, Medellin vs. Toronto, on January 25th. Hopefully there will be live streaming for the tournament in Medellin on the 18th and 19th, we’ll keep you posted. 

In Den Hallen 2020 Finals Will Be Live Streamed

In Den Hallen 2020 Finals will be live streamed. On January 5th, Chris Bellaj will be bringing us the action from Karlsruhe, Germany. In Den Hallen is an indoor event and one of the first of the new year. As such, it attracts many players who have been pent up in doors waiting for the winter weather to clear. Divisions include Open Pairs and hat draw Co-Op. With at least 29 players committed to attending, this is sure to be a great event.

Thanks, Chris for the stream and to the Karlsruhe crew for hosting the event. Watch it here.

Episode 104: Daniel & Cirque Du Soleil

  • Daniel compares an old game show, to Freestyle. Apparently both Randy & Jake follow and apply his logic, they all bank it!
  • Randy asks Daniel if he could steel someone else’s moves, what would he take, and why? Find out what he says.
  • Daniel shares his Cirque du Soleil experience, which was SO cool!
  • AND, Daniel has many ideas about continuing to incorporate Freestyle at that level. If anyone can do it, he can!

Exciting News! Because City vs City was such a success in 2019, we will be doubling the number of teams in 2020! Stay tuned to find out which cities will be competing and when to tune in.

Episode 103: Patrick Chartrand Talks Access Points

Patrick Chartrand

  • City Folk Podcast is featuring an episode on Freestyle Frisbee, featuring an interview with Brad Keller, and it is definitely worth a listen. It starts with one of the best descriptions of Freestyle Frisbee ever
  • Patrick talks about demos back in the day, and his experience as the half time entertainment for the Globe Trotters in Toronto. Playing in those big arenas is truly an amazing feeling.
  • Patrick shares how Freestyle won over the border guards during a challenging crossing at the Canadian border.
  • Randy asks Patrick his thoughts on why all the demos and freebies haven’t attracted more jammers. A discussion about mentors, access points, education, and friendship, follows.
  • What was your access point to Freestyle? If we had an infusion of cash, what are your ideas for creating sustainable access points?
  • Here’s the article Jake references in the discussion.

Skippy Jammer, you’re awesome, thanks for your contribution to Frisbee Guru!!

Episode 102: FPAW 2019 Champion Interviews

Open Pairs 
 
Mixed Pairs
 
Womens 
 
Co-op
Pavel Baranyk,  Ryan Young & Dave Schiller