Tournament directors Jakub Kostel & Dexter Struz update us on FPA World Championships 2018 in Trnava and what to expect. FPAW is part of Trnava Frisbee Games while will also include Ultimate, Disc Dog, and Disc Golf events.
This was our live episode from Sun Break 2018. Attached is both the audio only and video versions. Enjoy!!
- Interview Ryan Young, the Tournament Directory
- Interview Pavel Baranyk, the Open Pairs and Follow the Leader winner
- Jam time
The Deutsche Meisterschaft (German Championships) for 2018 will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, on July 6-8. The tournament director is non other than Chris Belaj. While he is hosting this amazing event, he and his team will bringing us the action on the live stream.
Deutsche Meisterschaft will include open pairs, mixed pairs, and open co-op divisions. This event is sure to have some exciting routines as it regularly draws top talent from all over Europe. With the European championships also in July and the World Championships the week after, Deutsche Meisterschaft will give teams an opportunity to tune up their routines.
On June 30 – July 1, Ryan Young is once again hosting the annual freestyle competition as a part of a larger ultimate event named Sunbreak (formerly Potlatch), held by DiscNW. We will be bringing you the Freestyle action live!
The scene at Sunbreak is an amazing one. The event is held at 60 Acres Park and has 79 ultimate teams. Tucked away on half a field is the freestyle tent. There, among all the frisbee energy, we will shred our brains out. But the excitement doesn’t end there! Ryan Young always has an innovative competition format that is designed to test both our freestyle and our strategic skills. This years tournament includes 3 events: Open Pairs, Follow the Leader, and the Flower Round.
Open pairs has a twist: teams play 3 times, for 1 minute on each time. Only their highest score counts. This should inspire teams bring out their biggest moves right from the start, as there’s no time to ramp-up; and it only takes 2-3 hein combos to lay down a crushing score.
Follow the Leader is an interesting twist on the game of horse. A player will do a combo, then other players try to replicate it. The originating player will earns points based on how few players can replicate the combo. However, if no players can replicate the combo, the originating player receives no points. So the goal is to do a combo that is really hard, but not so hard that no one can do it. This will require careful thought and a deep knowledge of the other players’ abilities.
Of course, the Flower Round is a staple of this event. Teams are drawn from a hat and then play for 3 minutes. The audience grabs flowers and prepares. As the team performs, if the audience likes what they see, they throw the flowers into the playing area. Everyone is a winner in this event, with hein jamming and positive emotions throughout.
The only warning I must give is that the internet can be unreliable at 60 Acres Park. If this is the case, we will record the event and replay it in the evening.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Co-Op: Tom Leitner, Fabio Nizzo, Andrea Rimatori
- Open Pairs: Fabio Nizzo, Andrea Rimatori
See the photos of the full results below the video.
Starting on June 15, Lori Daniels will be bring us the Freestyle action from the US Open in Tallahassee Florida. As an appetizer, Jens will be running a Speed Flow event. Then we move to the Freestyle event, being run by Larry Imperiale. This year they are trying something new. Rather than teaming up, players will compete individually. The exact details have not yet been communicated beyond the competitors so it will be a surprise that we can look forward too. Of course, this is all contingent on the technology being a success. This is Lori’s first solo live stream production so a special thanks to her for taking on the challenge.
June 16 will bring us the finals of the US Open and the beginning of the Frisbee Italian Championship Open. FICO is being brought to us by Chris Belaj and is taking place on the beautiful beaches of the port of Lecce, San Cataldo, Italy. Hosted by Serge Marconi and the Roma crew, this event will include the Open Co-Op and Open Pairs divisions. This event is sure to draw some of the top European talent so don’t miss it!
James Wiseman, Lori Daniels, Rank: 1, Points: 3216.4, Details: Todd: 982.0 Carl: 992.4 Joel: 1242.1
Larry Imperriale, Connie Bond, Rank: 2, Points: 2751.6, Details: Joel: 1023.5 Carl: 920.2 Todd: 807.9
Cindy St. Mary, Tony Pellicane, Rank: 3, Points: 2538.9, Details: Joel: 1035.9 Todd: 610.0 Carl: 893.0
Daniel O’Neil, Bethany Sanchez, Rank: 4, Points: 2310.8, Details: Joel: 935.4 Todd: 561.6 Carl: 813.9
James, Ryan, Rank: 2, Points: 2817.2, Details: Carl: 894.7 Todd: 764.3 Joel: 1158.2
Paul, Larry, Rank: 3, Points: 2699.2, Details: Todd: 788.1 Carl: 823.2 Joel: 1087.8
Pablo, Tito, Rank: 4, Points: 2633.5, Details: Carl: 741.3 Todd: 870.8 Joel: 1021.4
Jonathan, Jeff, Rank: 5, Points: 2337.3, Details: Carl: 770.2 Todd: 678.0 Joel: 889.1
Cindy, Kim, Rank: 6, Points: 2153.3, Details: Todd: 574.9 Joel: 855.5 Carl: 722.9
Jim, Mike, Tony, Rank: 7, Points: 2138.7, Details: Carl: 700.9 Todd: 547.9 Joel: 889.9
Dan Yarnell, Steve, Rank: 8, Points: 2029.0, Details: Todd: 597.6 Carl: 689.4 Joel: 741.9
Lori, Charles, Rank: 9, Points: 1582.9, Details: Joel: 600.9 Todd: 366.4 Carl: 615.6
Bernie, Connie, Rank: 10, Points: 1535.3, Details: Todd: 392.1 Carl: 551.4 Joel: 591.9
Craig, Chuck, Rank: 11, Points: 1497.1, Details: Carl: 497.4 Todd: 433.0 Joel: 566.7