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Year End Party
Just a reminder that the party is this Saturday from 7 pm - 12 pm at E.P. Taylor's pub and Restaurant on the Durham College Campus (Simcoe and Conlin in Oshawa). League and playoff awards will be given out to teams and there will be the spirit competition for any teams who choose to try and win their fees paid for next summer. Remember that if you wish to compete you must let Kevin know by Friday night and you must have at least 7 members of your team present at the party.

Remember that the first 30 people will get a free drink. They will be checking ID of anyone that looks like they're less than 30. I personally hope I get checked. It is a restaurant so anyone younger than 19 are allowed in as long as they are with a responsible adult. If you are unsure if you qualify as a responsible adult there are tests online to determine this. 

Hope to see you all on Saturday. Cheers.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 2 days ago

Spirit Scores
Hey all, please remember to read about the spirit scores when you put in your stats. We changed the system in the summer. If you play a team and there are no issues and it is just a good game you should be giving a score of 2 for the team you played in each of the 5 categories. You only go above 2 if they were exceptional in some way. So a standard score should be 10 points for a game. A score of 4 should be for cases where the other team was the best team you have ever played or close to it. After looking at the scores some of you will have to go in and change your scores.

And when you put your scores in make sure you check off the box that says "played" or they won't show up.

Thanks. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 5 days ago

DUC League Party on October 25th
Hi all league members, the league party date is finally set for Saturday October 25th. This year we will be running the event at E.P. Taylor's Pub and Restaurant on the Durham College Campus (Simcoe and Conlin area). The event will run from 7 pm until 1 am with some pub food provided about 10 pm.  All members are welcome to come and hang out and meet people from the league. To entice people to come early we are offering a free drink to the first 30 people.

Summer teams are welcome to compete to try and win their league fees paid for next season. To compete you must have at least 7 players from your team at the event and let Kevin no you are competing by the Friday October 24th. This year we have changed it so all summer teams are eligible to compete so talk to your team and convince them to participate. To win you will have to come up with some way to entertain the crowd and win their votes. In the past teams have done songs, skits, musicals, or games. There is a nice stage at the facility which will accommodate almost any creative idea. And even if you don't win you still get a chance to show your team spirit.

We will also be presenting Awards for the league winners and playoff winners so make sure you get your team there if you were lucky/skilled enough to win something this year.

Please put it on the Calendar right now!!

Hope to see you all there, Kevin
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 9 days ago

Year end Party (read at the bottom how your team could win $600)
Hello all DUC players, the year end summer league party is going to be awesome! Unfortunately, at the moment we do not know when or where it is going to be. The Sports Garden Café where we normally hold this event has been going through a renovation (and will be opening as Zingers) and they are experiencing a lot of delays. I originally had hoped to have the party on September 8th, then Oct 4th, then October 25th and now I just got off the phone with the manager and he says he cannot guarantee the 25th. He is going to hopefully know by thanksgiving when the renovations might be done. 

We have explored a couple other options like the Oshawa curling club and stuttering johns but nothing else has appealed to us for one reason or other. If anyone knows of a good location for our party please let me know by emailing me at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. We usually have 70-100 people at the party.

The criteria for a good location include:
A bar or restaurant that has no customers on a Saturday so we can book the whole thing.
ideally no rental fee
lots of room for us to do our skits and stuff
projector and screen
Capability to make party food
accommodate 70-100 people

If we cannot find another location then we will have to wait for zingers to open up as they meet all our criteria.

In the meantime, please be aware that all summer teams are eligible to try to win their summer fees (approx. $600) paid for next year. All you have to do is perform a skit, song, dance, or game at the party and have the judges vote for you. Last year we only had 4 teams present something and so there was a 25% chance of winning $600. If you plan on participating you must have a minimum of 7 people from your team at the party. You must also notify Kevin, by the night before, that your team will be competing.

Sincerely, Kevin

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 29 days ago

Fall Schedule for this sunday
Hello all fall players, I have finally secured some times for this coming Sunday September 28. Sorry for the delay but the city of Oshawa was very slow in helping. The best time slots I could get for this weekend are 6:30 to 8:30 and 8:30-10:30. So 8 teams will play at 6:30 and 4 at 8:30. I tried to get the grass fields but they have closed them for the season so you will be playing on turf. I cannot put this on the schedule at the moment as the master schedule is at home. I will do it tonight. Just be aware that you will be playing on Sunday evening.

FYI - I will also be adding another game for Oct 5th to the schedule at the same times as above which will finalize the schedule with 11 games as promised.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created 29 days ago

Cheques received for Indoor
Both leagues are now full!!

Tuesday

1.BHS - MacLeod
2 BLood Sweat and Beers - Crawford
3. Blue Steel - Reitsma
4. Sonic Youth - Rehorst
5. Revolution - Moore
6. Narwhals - Puckrin
7. The tragically Flick - Mulder
8. Giv'r - Pomerleau
9. All Blacks - Blouin 
10. Baker's Dozen

Sunday
1. Huck U - Crawford
2. Drop the Hammer - Puglisevich 
3. Team Awesome - O'Brien
4. Bonk - Sisson (Sept 22 22:19)
5. 175 Gram - Aitken (Sept 22, 22:44)
6 .Clockwork Orange - Latter (Sept 22, 23:31)
7. Telefrancais - Draper (Sept 23, 23:42)
8. Stupid Sexy Flanders - (dropped off Sept 24)

Sunday Rec

1. Flick it -  Marcotte
2. In it to spin it - Timleck
3. Chillies - Ogiltree
4. theDISClaimers - Miller
5. Hendrix - Turf Warriors (Sept 22, 22:27)
6. Individuals team

We are now FULL :)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 10, 2014, Updated 13 days ago

Indoor Ultimate 2014
Sunday League
The Sunday games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre. The game times will be 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. The games will be 6 on 6 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 12 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we get more teams then this I might be able to get more time. The season will be 24 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas, March break or Easter. The first week is October 19th and we run all the way to April 26th. The
 total Sunday cost is $2544 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. This year I will be asking teams to select whether they wish to be in the Competitive division or the Recreational Division. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 18 players (6 females and 12 males) and will be placed in the Recreational division. If the individual team does not fill up prior to 12 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Sunday individual will be $150 if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to buy a membership for $33.90 as well. The membership will cover you for the whole indoor season but will expire in the spring.


Tuesday League
The Tuesday games will be played at the Oshawa Civic Field House. The game times will be 8 pm and 9 pm. The games will be full field 7 on 7 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 8 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we happen to get 10 or 12 teams signing up then another location near the 401 and Brock Road in Pickering will be used for 1 or 2 games a week. Which means that each team may play 6-8 games in Pickering. The season will be 25 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas (Dec 23/30) or March break(Mar 17). The first week is October 21st and we run all the way to April 28th. The total
 Tuesday cost is $4100 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. If you have 18 players the cost per game is just under $10 per game. Initially the league will be scheduled as a round robin format until all 8 teams have played each other. After that the teams will be broken into two divisions of similar skill with the top 4 teams going into the top division and the bottom 4 going into the bottom division. After 3 weeks of play the the bottom team of the top 4 will move down and the top team in the bottom division will move up. This is the same as last year. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 20 players (7 females and 13 males). If the individual team does not fill up prior to 8 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Tuesday individual will be $210 if you are a member. If you are not a member you will need to buy a membership for $33.90 as well. The membership will cover you for the whole indoor season but will expire in the spring.




Payment
In order to register your team please send your cheque, made out to Durham Ultimate Club, to:

Kevin MacLeod
4776 Newtonville Road
Newtonville, ON
L0A 1J0

Cheques will be cashed October 10th. Please put your team name on the cheque and if you are signing up for Sunday make sure you put either COMPETITIVE OR RECREATIONAL. Cheques will be listed below as I get them. In the case of two cheques arriving at the same time the one that is post marked earlier will be placed higher. A cheque post marked earlier than a hand delivered cheque will also be placed higher. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 4, 2014, Updated Mon Sep 8, 2014

Tonight's Fall Game Location and times changed
Hi all, the city has cancelled the outdoor field permits for tonight and offered us some indoor space. Unfortunately the game times have to be changed slightly. You may have already received an email from me about this. 

Red vs Yellow 7:30-9 at Civic Indoor Field West side
Orange vs Blue 8:30-10 Civic Indoor Field East side

Because we only have 1.5 hour time slots you will want to start the game on time so you can finish it. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get your jersey and meet your team. 

Kevin MacLeod


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 2, 2014

games tonight
The city has canceled the outdoor fields for tonight so you will be playing indoors at the civic indoor field house. Unfortunately the games will be a bit shorter in length and times will be different. 
Red vs yellow from 7:30-9 on west side. 
Blue vs orange from 8:30-10 on east side. 
Try to minimize time between pulls and the length of the half time. Also try to start on time. Come early to get jersey. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 2, 2014

League Party
The league party will have to be postponed from this coming weekend (Sept 6) to a weekend later in the month as the Sports Garden Cafe is still under construction. I apologize for any inconvenience. More Information will follow soon. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 1, 2014

DUC playoffs - Change to 7 pm Recreational Schedule
Hello all 7 pm rec players, unfortunately we had another team bow out of the tournament so we are now down to 10 teams. As a result I had to make one change to the pools. The Huck'n Hustlers have been moved from Pool B to Pool A to accomodate the loss of the two highest ranking teams in that pool. All other teams will remain in the same pool. Both Pools will now have byes throughout the day so check to make sure you know when your first game is. You don't want to show up bright and early to find that you have a bye. Please print schedules from the link below.

2014 Playoffs with teams.doc

Cheers


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Aug 22, 2014

Fall League Registration reopened.
The fall league registration date has been extended. At the moment I have enough people for 14 players per team but I would like to increase that a little. If you have not signed up and wish to play please go to the homepage and look on the right side of the screen for the link. If you wish to be linked with someone who has already signed up please sign up asap as I will be making the teams soon. Cheers.  
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 20, 2014

Tuesday Indoor News - Ignore this if you do not play Tuesday Indoor
This email has been sent to team admins of all divisions.

Hey all, I am trying to plan for the upcoming Tuesday Indoor Season. From what I have heard there are several new teams that want in this year (a team I am entering, a team Ryan Poloz is entering and another team). Oshawa has no room for us to expand so I have been looking else where and I have found a field at Brock Road (Pickering) and the 401. So please make sure you tell your team mates that you might have to play out there. 

I have been trying to work out costs and so far it looks like the fees are going up. Oshawa has raised their price by about $100 so that it is now.$723.08 + HST. Which works out to an extra $25 or so a week per team (since 4 teams play on the field at one time) or $600 for the 24 week season, or just over a $1 more per player per game. 

I hope to have things worked out this week and the information put on the website news right away so that teams can start sending me their cheques. Be aware that teams will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If we end up with an odd number of teams that team will not be playing. There will likely not be an individuals team this year unless we need to even out the number of teams. Cheques will not be cashed until late September or early October to give you time to collect from your team members. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 18, 2014

Summer Playoffs

Although the final standings are not known I can provide you with the basic layout and rules for the playoffs. Click on the link below for all the information. Once the standings are all calculated after next weeks games I can start adding the schedule to the site. Captains please make sure you add the results right away after next Sunday's games. 

2014 Playoffs.doc


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 12, 2014

Fall League - only 2 days left to register
If you want to play ultimate this fall then you had better sign up in the next couple days as Thursday is the deadline. The link can be found on the right side of the homepage but I have also included it below for your convenience. The league runs from late August to early October. 



http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/registration.aspx?rpid=1758&raid=1
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 12, 2014

Fall League
The fall league registration is now open. Go to the homepage and look on the right side to sign up. The deadline for signing up is early August so do it soon. As the deadline approaches I will be capping the number of teams at 8,10 or 12. The earlier you sign up the better chance you have of being put on a team. All the information is available once you start the registration process but I have copied and pasted some of it below.

The fall league will start on August 28th and run until October 9th. Some games will be on Sundays between 2pm and 6 pm, while others will be played during the week(under lights), on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, so that each team will play a total of 11 games. There may be games on the long weekend in September. The games will be played mainly at the Oshawa Civic fields 3 and 4, but there will be some games at the Civic fields 1 and 5 which are artificial turf. There will be 12 hat teams and each team will play each other team once. Players can sign as individuals or in a group of a maximum of 4 people. During registration players must rank themselves and then teams will be made trying to even out the skill. If you plan on linking yourself with other players make sure you all link using the same last name (ie SMITH)or code name such as (cobra). Even the person who everyone else is linking to should put SMITH so that when I sort the names using excel all the players will appear together. Do not list all the people you want to be linked with, just the main one. Also, if you are joining as a group of 3 or 4 people then you must have a minimum of 1 girl join with you.

The cost to play will be $55 and must be paid online. This includes the cost of a T-shirt in your team colour. Team colours are assigned randomly. The cost has risen slightly due to the use of artificial turf fields late in the season when the grass fields are closed.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fall League
The fall league registration is now open. Go to the homepage and look on the right side to sign up. The deadline for signing up is early August so do it soon. As the deadline approaches I will be capping the number of teams at 8,10 or 12. The earlier you sign up the better chance you have of being put on a team. All the information is available once you start the registration process but I have copied and pasted some of it below.

The fall league will start on August 28th and run until October 9th. Some games will be on Sundays between 2pm and 6 pm, while others will be played during the week(under lights), on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, so that each team will play a total of 11 games. There may be games on the long weekend in September. The games will be played mainly at the Oshawa Civic fields 3 and 4, but there will be some games at the Civic fields 1 and 5 which are artificial turf. There will be 12 hat teams and each team will play each other team once. Players can sign as individuals or in a group of a maximum of 4 people. During registration players must rank themselves and then teams will be made trying to even out the skill. If you plan on linking yourself with other players make sure you all link using the same last name (ie SMITH)or code name such as (cobra). Even the person who everyone else is linking to should put SMITH so that when I sort the names using excel all the players will appear together. Do not list all the people you want to be linked with, just the main one. Also, if you are joining as a group of 3 or 4 people then you must have a minimum of 1 girl join with you.

The cost to play will be $55 and must be paid online. This includes the cost of a T-shirt in your team colour. Team colours are assigned randomly. The cost has risen slightly due to the use of artificial turf fields late in the season when the grass fields are closed.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 22, 2014

Girls needed for Junior tournament this coming weekend
Hey all, DUC has entered a junior girls team in a tournament this weekend and we only have 11 girls going. The girls could definitely use some more players. If you know of any girls who are 18 and under and they want to play then please email kevin at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. The cost is $10 and the tournament is in Port Hope. If you have a daughter that is in high school and they are free that weekend just tell they are playing and bring them over and we will get them in the game. They do not have to have experience to play.Thanks for considering this request.  Kevin MacLeod
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jul 2, 2014

Girls needed for Junior tournament this coming weekend
Hey all, DUC has entered a junior girls team in a tournament this weekend and we only have 11 girls going. The girls could definitely use some more players. If you know of any girls who are 18 and under and they want to play then please email kevin at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. The cost is $10 and the tournament is in Port Hope. If you have a daughter that is in high school and they are free that weekend just tell they are playing and bring them over and we will get them in the game. They do not have to have experience to play.Thanks for considering this request.  Kevin MacLeod
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jul 2, 2014

Playing Subs

Hi captains, please make sure that if you pick a player up (from the sub list) to play with your 5 pm competitive team that the player does not put you over the 8 competitive person maximum. Once you have 8 players on your team who play on a 7 pm competitve team you cannot play any other players who play in the 7 pm competitive time slot. So if you pick up a sub from the list, don't pick someone who plays in the 7 comp. You are also not supposed to switch players on and off your roster to account for injuries, vacations or for any other reason. We have made some exceptions this year in the case of two players, on different teams,  who had never shown up and so they were dropped from rosters and a new comp player was added instead. I also allowed 2 players to switch teams for personal reasons. If any of these situations happen with your team it is best to run it by me and I will discuss it with the executive. Just be sure to let us know in plenty of time so we have a few days to make the decision. Cheers.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 26, 2014

Women's clinic
Hey Ladies of DUC!

Undertow Ultimate and friends will be running a women's skills clinic on Monday July 21st at Julie Payette Elementary School from 6:30-8:30pm.

It is free! And all skill types from beginner to experienced are welcome out! Have a female friend interested in trying the sport? Bring them out!

Please email undertowultimate@outlook.com if you have any questions or with requests of what you would like to practice.

Thanks!
Meg
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 26, 2014

Subs/Spares list for DUC
Hey all, I am going to create a spares list so that if teams need players for a game they have somewhere to go. To be on the list you must be a member of DUC, which means you have to have paid your $33.90 for the membership. You also should be available to play.  If you wish to sign up please click the link below to enter your information. I will then post the information on the site. Captains can use the list to call players up and then they will report on the player after they have  played. There will be an online form for reporting that the player did play a game. 

 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QWWQ7vRKQOYOQGu0k_pZU535P3QykXcm0yfCALX8UMA/edit?usp=sharing

If the link does not work let me know asap so I can fix it. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jun 17, 2014

DUC Junior Men's and Women's teams
DUC will now be entering 1 Junior Men's team and 1 Junior Women's team for the July 5th/6th tournament so if you know of any boys or girls that could play for us please tell them about the tryout tomorrow night at 7 pm at Sir Samuel Steele Public School. If for some reason they can't make it tomorrow have them contact me at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com.

We could also still use some help in organizing and coaching these junior teams so please let us know if you can help out. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jun 17, 2014

Junior Tryout Location Correction
The Junior Tryout will be at Sir Samuel Steele Public School in Whitby instead of Julie Payette. Still at 7 pm.

Just so you know the cost for the first tournament on July 5/6th is $30 which covers the Ultimate Canada competitive player membership. If we make it into Nationals there will be more costs...maybe about $50 per player to cover team fees and then hotel costs/food etc. But lets get in before we worry about all that.

With regards to age here is what is in the rules.
5.0 Age Restrictions: The following will be used to determine eligibility for all Juniors.
The qualification ages for male and female players will be the same within each division.
5.1 Juniors players must be 18 or under on December 31 of the year of the Canadian Ultimate Championships.
5.2 Junior players who are 19 or under on December 31 of the year of the CUC
may apply to the development programs coordinator to be classified as “junior
division eligible” if they:
a) Attended high school full-time in the year of the CUC
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jun 14, 2014

Junior Tryout - Players, coaches and managers needed
Hey all, there will be a junior team tryout this Wednesday at Sir Samuel Steele Public School in Whitby at 7 pm. If you know of anyone that is 18 and under please encourage them to come to this tryout. The team will play in a tournament on July 5/6th in Port Hope and then if they qualify they will go to nationals August 11th-13th. This will be our inaugural season having a junior competitive team and I need everyone's help in getting it going. With the two tournaments being so close to home it is an ideal year to get things started. If anyone wants to help coach or even manage the team(ie take care of paperwork) please email Kevin at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jun 14, 2014, Updated Tue Jun 17, 2014

Coaches needed for Junior Under 18 team
If you wish to help coach this team please let me know asap. The team may or may not happen for sure. There are a lot of factors to consider. The biggest of which is a fast approaching deadline of entering a team into nationals. I have submitted that we want to enter a team, but so far we do not know who will be on the team as we do not have coaches to run tryouts.

The plan would be to take the team to the regional qualifying tournament on the July 5/6th weekend in Port Hope and then after winning the tournament go onto win nationals August 11-13th in Waterloo. If we can't find coaches to go to both tournaments then maybe we can have different coaches for each tournament. Not ideal but at least we get the program started. Four teams from Ontario get to go to nationals and there are only 3 or 4 entered so far so getting in might be possible.

Before the July 5/6th tournament we would have to have a couple practices to pick a team and try to get some chemistry. So that means practices this coming week. I can get some BHS players and also recruit some Cobourg players to form a pretty good team. We could also get some other players from All Saints, Port Perry etc.

If you want to help out please let me know asap.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 12, 2014

Playing without a Membership
It has been brought to my attention that there are some players playing on Sunday teams and they do not appear on the roster. Please be aware that this puts your team in a situation where they can be fined $100 and the games in which you play will be entered as defaults. The membership money is used to help run the league and support ultimate at various levels. Non-members are not covered by insurance and by not purchasing the membership you could put the captain/team in a sticky situation should something happen.  Please purchase you membership prior to playing any more games.

Captains, do not play any players that do not appear on your roster!! Please take a good look at your roster before your next game. You can add extra players to cover injuries or vacations, and not charge them a team fee, but they must buy the membership before playing. Or once I get the subs/spares list going you will be able to choose players from that list.

Kevin MacLeod
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jun 10, 2014

Beach Tournament
You can now register for the Durham Ultimate Club's Beach Charity Tournament which will be held in Cobourg on July 26th. (4 of 16 spots taken already). Go to the DUC site for more information and to register. There is a banner at the top our the DUC site that will redirect you to the Beach Website. Anyone can enter a team so start asking around, build your team and get your money in fast. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jun 10, 2014

Callahan For Kids Charity Tournament Update
On Saturday, May 31, Durham Ultimate Club hosted its first ever Women's and Open (Men) Charity Ultimate Tournament. Beautiful sunshine welcomed teams from Ottawa, Hamilton, and Toronto to join us in many spirited ultimate games. Congratulations to "Lily" from Toronto for beating out "Waffle Waffle Banana" in the women's finals.  Congratulations to Durham's "Say What!?!" for taking the victory in the men's final match against "Sean Coombes and the Undertows". 

Together we raised $2500 for World Vision's "No Child for Sale" campaign. Thank you for joining us in taking action against child slavery, affecting 115 million of the world's children in degrading, dirty, and dangerous jobs.

A big Thanks goes out to Kristy and Joella for making this event happen!!

We hope to see everyone again next year!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 5, 2014

New Spirit scoring system
When entering spirit stats for this past Sunday's games please look at the new way we are doing spirit scores. We are hoping to be able to determine which teams are the most spirited by changing our system.

The scale is  now (0-4), vs the old scale of (1-5). And a score of 2 is the expected score per category. There are still 5 categories but they have changed slightly so take a close look at the link below. "There might be many times that nothing out of the ordinary occurred at a game. As such, each category should get 2 points. A final score of 10 points is considered Good Spirit."

Below I have included an example of the scoring sheet. This one is designed for a tournament but you can just use if for your first 4 games. Print out several copies and work through it with your team. For the first week you might just have to do it yourself since the game is already done. Please take the new spirit scoring system seriously. Read below to see how you are supposed to fill in the sheet.

sotg-sheet_2013.pdf

 
How to fill in the scores

Filling in the scores is a team effort. This helps in educating your players too. While this might take several minutes the first few times, it will take only a minute after you get used to it.

It is expected that teams display normal, good spirit. The system was designed in accordance with this expectation. Therefore the baseline in each category is “Good” which equals 2 Points. For each game, determine if the other team was better than, worse than, or the same as just a regular game and score accordingly.

Focus on each question and answer that question only. Do not start with an overall score in mind and work backwards to get that score.

There might be many times that nothing out of the ordinary occurred at a game. As such, each category should get 2 points. A final score of 10 points is considered Good Spirit.

The question: “How was our Spirit compared to theirs?” is included because Spirit is also about your own behavior and allows you to reflect about it with your team. If you feel your behavior was worse, give the other team more points.

Give a real score that reflects the items detailed on the sheet; do not score a team because you felt the team was ‘nice’ or because they made a funny game in the circle.

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Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed May 21, 2014

Wednesday League starts in 2 days
The schedule is up for the first week. I will put up more later this week. If you do not appear on your team's roster yet then click on the email that was sent to you to tell you what team you were on. Please wear the jersey that is the same colour as your team name. You will get an official team jersey in a couple weeks. I need someone on each team to print off a roster and then find out what size shirt everyone wants. The shirts come in men's and women's sizes so keep that in mind. If you want a logo put on the shirts then you will have to pay the money to have a screen made. Which is about $50. Split that up amongst the team and it is $3 or so each.  Otherwise I will just put a DUC logo of some sort on the jerseys. Also, the logo will have to be of a pretty good quality for it to be used. Adobe Illustrator or something similar.

Other info
Nominate a captain and have them send me a list of sizes asap.
If you have cones or a score board bring them
For the Samuel Steele field you might want to set the field up across the field instead of with the soccer field. There is only one game at that location so set up wherever you can find the most grass. 40 yards wide by 110 yards long would probably be good.

Good Luck!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 19, 2014

Skills Clinic this Sunday is cancelled
Due to lack of interest there will be no skills clinic this weekend. Sorry to those 12 that said they would come.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 15, 2014

Register/Donate TODAY for Charity Ultimate Tournament
Spots are filling up quickly--please register TODAY for DUC's first ever Men's (Open) and Women's Charity Ultimate Tournament! We have 6 full teams committed and many individual/group registrations.

All proceeds will go to World Vision's "No Child for Sale" Campaign. Join us in taking action against child slavery, affecting 115 million of the world's children in degrading, dirty, and dangerous jobs.


WHY: To help fight against child slavery
WHAT: Men's (Open) & Women's Charity Ultimate Tournament
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014
WHERE: Oshawa, ON (Ritson Fields)
WHO: All Ultimate Players!You can sign up as an individual, small group, or start your own team!

COST: $200/team or $20/individual entry paid online.
?REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 26

To sign up do one of the following:
1. Go to www.durhamultimateclub.com and click on tournaments along the top menu bar to be directed to the official Callahan for Kids site where all the information is located.
2. Or you can just look at the right side of the Durham Ultimate Club homepage and click on the registration link.

To donate (if you cannot play):
If you have any questions, e-mail Joella and Kristy at c4kultimate@gmail.com. We look forward to having you join us for food, music, prizes, and the greatest sport in the world!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 15, 2014

League Begins Monday
Hey all, just a quick email to inform you that I got the permits today so we will be starting on the holiday Monday. This will be the only day we play on Monday. All 5 pm teams will play at 2 pm and all 7 pm teams will play at 4 pm. All you need to know now is where. For that you will have to be patient. I hope to have it all in the system by Friday but I am away a couple days this week at OFSAA with my high school ultimate team. If you want to play on Monday please make sure you have bought your membership otherwise you will not appear on the roster. Captains should resend invites to anyone who is not appearing on their public roster.

Kevin MacLeod

p.s. there are still a couple spots left for the Wednesday league if anyone is interested. Mainly we need guys but more girls is good too.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 12, 2014

Space still available in DUC youth league (ages 9-16)
Youth league starts on May 20th, less than three weeks from now

If you haven't signed up your child, brother's kid, or next-door neighbour yet, you still have time, but it is running out.  It's a great deal at only $40 for eight weeks The fee also includes a jersey and disc!

    Help us spread the word by gently suggesting it to the other parents you may know  ;)

Check out the youth league page on the DUC website here for all of the details and to sign up:
http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/page.aspx?PageID=6026

Send additional questions to youth@durhamultimateclub.com

Thanks for your support!

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 30, 2014

RUSH Party Bus Cancelled
RUSH Party Bus Cancelled
Due to lack of interest the Durham Ultimate Club will not be taking a bus down to the game on Saturday. If you still want to go then you will have to buy tickets at the gate. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 30, 2014

Men's (Open) and Women's Charity Ultimate Tournament on May 31
Registration is now open for DUC's first ever Men's (Open) and Women's Charity Ultimate Tournament! All proceeds will go to World Vision's "No Child for Sale" Campaign. Join us in taking action against child slavery, affecting 115 million of the world's children in degrading, dirty, and dangerous jobs.

WHY: To help fight against child slavery
WHAT: Men's (Open) & Women's Charity Ultimate Tournament
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014
WHERE: Oshawa, ON (Ritson Fields)
WHO: All Ultimate Players!You can sign up as an individual, small group, or start your own team!

COST: $200/team or $20/individual entry paid online.
?
To sign up do one of the following:
1. Go to www.durhamultimateclub.com and click on tournaments along the top menu bar to be directed to the official Callahan for Kids site where all the information is located.
2. Or you can just look at the right side of the Durham Ultimate Club homepage and click on the registration link.
 
If you have any questions, e-mail Joella and Kristy at c4kultimate@gmail.com. We look forward to having you join us for food, music, prizes, and the greatest sport in the world!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 29, 2014

2014 Preseason Captain’s Meeting


 
2014 Preseason Captain’s Meeting

 
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Attendance(HIGHLIGHTED TEAMS REPRESENTED AT MEETING)

  • 7C=6(Band on the Run , DUC Hunters,  Blue steel, Ninja squirrels, Lost in the Woods, Drop the Hammer)
  • 5C=9 (Angry monkey pirates, Backhanded Compliment,  Crawford’s Big Dawgs, DUC Dynasty,  Hardcore UFOs,  Highland Huckers, Landsharks, Mighty Hucks, Slings of David)
  • 5R = 11 (Bad Mutha Huckers, Disc N Roses, Hammer Heads, KABOOM, Pic N Flic, Rec Individuals, Redisculus, The Incredible Huck, U Can’t Touch Disc, Ultimate for Dummies, Weapons of Mass DISCtruction
  • 7R = 11 (Bulging Discs, Gotta Dump, Indiscribable, Pain in the Grass, Projectile Discfunction, Shark Bait, Sofa King Ultimate, Sonic Youth, The Huck’n Hustlers, Top Gun, The Disclaimers
  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Chris Beatty and Bryce Zimny
  2. Divisions – New names: 5 and 7 pm competitive and 5 and 7 pm recreational. Divisions need to be evened out somehow. Last teams to enter may be asked to switch divisions. These teams are bolded above.
  3. Rosters –
    1. Captains must make sure that their players emails are correct.
    2. players must be on roster 24 hours prior to game.
    3. Players will not appear on the Public Roster until they have purchased a membership. Membership must be payed online. If players have Paypal fears or troubles captains can accept cash from players and then use their own credit card to sign up the player. The league Community bank account does not allow email transfers.
    4. In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 15th. Kevin will lock the rosters on July 16th to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added. Kevin will email the other teams in the division to notify them of the request and if there are no complaints the team will be allowed to add the player.
    5. If there are new captains email Kevin to make switch and give new captain the powers
  4. Playoffs - have been moved towards the end of the season to allow teams to play a couple extra league games.
    Saturday August 23, 7 pm teams will play and Sunday August 24, 5 pm team will play
    Playoff Format (the members were asked if they wanted to take the time as captains to decide on the different formats or just let Kevin decide. The captains voted to allow Kevin to make the decisions.)

7 pm Competitive – Top 2 teams get byes to Semis. 3rd through 6th play ¼ final game with winners

    advancing to semi-finals. Games on Saturday August 23rd.

5 pm Competitive – TBD. Games on Sunday August 24.

7 pm Recreactional – tournament style on Saturday August 23

5 pm Recreational – tournament style on Sunday August 24


The final game for each division playoffs will be held during the week following August 24 at the civic. Ideally on the Thursday but it will depend on which days we can get fields. Game times for the finals will be 7 pm or 9 pm

  1. Prizes: All league divison winners to receive $100 Cheques for team parties and all playoff winners are to receive gold discs. Most spirited teams in each division to receive some sort of award.
  2. Insurance – all members must sign up with ODSA for Insurance – If members do not sign up then they are not covered if they hurt someone and get sued. Teamopolis sign  up is just for the website.
  3. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 20th  (5 pm teams @ 1 pm, 7 pm teams @ 3 pm) (Times still need to confirmed). Captains must explain to their team that this is the only Monday we play on and that all other games will be on Sundays as usual.
  4. HolidHoliday Mondays - Kevin will rent 2 hour time slot for pickup on both holiday Mondays.
  5. Rules –
    1. For Competitive Divisions the full UPA rules will govern play. Major change is that foot blocks are in and so is gender matching. If the receiving team plays 4 girls and 3 guys the pulling team must match. 
    2. Recreational leagues will still play with no foot blocks and a standard 4 male, 3 female ratio. (voted in by captains)
    3. All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
    4. No more than 8 players from the 7 pm competitive team can play on a 5 pm competitive team. (probably a 1 year rule)
    5. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
    6. Home team maintains team jerseys in case of colour conflict. Captains should add their colours to the website.
  6. Discs – 18 per team and captain is responsible for giving them out.
  7. League Party September 6th. Put it on your calendar. At Sports Garden Café unless someone can think of a better venue. Party planning Coordinators are still needed. Volunteers were asked for but no one stepped up.
  8. City of Oshawa Residents – Due to our number of Oshawa residents we are only allocated 5 fields a season and we use 20. In the future we may lose Oshawa fields and have to play elsewhere.(default to box already checked)
  9. Beach Tournament – July 26th ($130) -16 teams
  10. Score boards/Cones – Cones will be provided to new teams. Scoreboards will not be available. There are good apps on smartphones that can easily keep track of scores.
  11. Spirit – adopt new spirit scoring system where 3 is the default, a 4 should be given to teams that were above average and a 5 for a team that was over the top. Derek to provide Kevin with a sample scoring system.
  12. Rush Game – still time to sign up for the party bus for next weekend. May 3.
  13. 4 on 4 Tournament – May 10th. still room for more teams. The earlier teams sign up the more flexibility Kevin has to plan the day. Great way to get your team in shape for the season. $160 per team.
  14. Youth League – Still room for more players between the ages of 9 and 16.
  15. Junior Team – We hope to take an under 19 team to regionals and then on to Nationals in Waterloo in August. Players interested should email Kevin to get put on the email list.

 



 



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Apr 26, 2014

Summer Captain's Meeting this Thursday April 24th
The Summer Captain's Meeting is this Thursday from 7-9 pm in the Bobby Orr Room at the Civic. Only captains and or assistant captains should attend this meeting. We will be discussing some of the changes that will be happening for this season. To get to the Bobby Orr room go past the main desk up the stairs and turn left. The room should be on your left as you go through the doors at the top of the stairs.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 21, 2014

Junior Tryouts for this Tuesday are postponed
Junior Tryouts Cancelled for Tuesday April 22nd

Due to lack of interest the Junior (under 19 team) will not be having a tryout tomorrow. Any players who were planning on attending should email kevin at Kevin@durhamultimateclub.com in order to get on an email list. Once there is enough people on the list a tryout will be scheduled. If there are any high school coaches out there please encourage your players to send an email. This year we hope to form a team that can compete at regionals and then go to the Canadian Ultimate Championships in Waterloo. Also, we are still looking for more people to help coach this team so if you interested email Kevin MacLeod.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 21, 2014

No Games Easter weekend
We will not be playing indoor this Sunday. The other two games will be scheduled once WISC confirms the times for the May 4th games. Enjoy your time off.

Kevin MacLeod
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 14, 2014

DUC Charity Tournament on May 31st

Durham Ultimate Club is excited to host its first ever Ladies & Open Charity Ultimate Tournament! All proceeds will go to World Vision's "No Child for Sale" Campaign. Join us in taking action against child slavery, affecting 115 million of the world's children, in degrading, dirty, and dangerous jobs.

WHAT: Ladies & ...Open Charity Ultimate Tournament
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014
WHERE: Oshawa, ON
WHO: All Ultimate Players!
COST: $200/team or $20/individual entry

For all the information and to sign up please click the link below or go to the DUC website and click on Tournaments:


https://www.facebook.com/events/754304537943874/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Thanks for reading
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Apr 11, 2014

Summer Ultimate Registrations
The team registrations are coming in quite quickly now. Please make sure you send me a cheque very soon to guarantee your spot. I don't cash it until May so you have lots of time to collect from your team mates. If you wait too long we may not have room for you or you might end up being the odd numbered team and not able to play.

If you are not on a team then you should consider signing up as an individual for either the Sunday league or Wednesday league. The sooner you do that the more likely you will be placed on a team. If you wait too long the individual team may fill up or we may not have room for the individual team. As soon as I get enough for an individual team I will put their names on the list of teams.

I will do all I can to make sure that I get all the teams into the leagues and all players on a team but I cannot guarantee it if you wait too long

Kevin MacLeod

p.s. FYI - So far there are 4 teams for 5 pm rec, 9 teams for 7 pm rec, 7 teams for 5 pm comp and 3 teams for 7 pm comp. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Mar 19, 2014

Captains Meeting date change
This message is only intended for summer captains.

New Date and time for meeting.

April 19th is the Easter weekend so I am going to move the captains meeting to April 24 which is a Thursday.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 11, 2014

DUC SUMMER INFO

Captains Meeting
Thursday April 24th from 7-9 pm in the Bobby Orr Room at the Civic

Preseason 4 on 4 Tournament
 
Great way to get the team organized and in shape for the summer season.
 May 10th - Register online for $160

Skills clinic
Sunday May 18th

Season starts
Monday May 19 -game times on this day are modified. After this day the games will be at the proper times.
5 pm teams will play at 12:30 or 1
7 pm teams will play at 2:30 or 3

Playoffs
Playoffs have been moved towards the end of the season to allow teams to play a couple extra league games.
Depending on the number of teams in each division the playoff format may change. It is possible that we just use the standings to jump right to the 1/4 finals and semi finals. The format will be discussed at the captains meeting on Saturday April 19th once we know how many teams are in each division. In some cases not all teams will make playoffs. For example if there are 10 teams then the top 8 would move to 1/4 finals. For those that do make it, the 1/4 finals and semi final playoffs will be on these days.
Saturday August 23, 7 pm teams will play
Sunday August 24, 5 pm team will play

The final game for each division playoffs will be held during the week following August 24 at the civic. Ideally on the Thursday but it will depend on which days we can get fields. Game times for the finals will be 7 pm or 9 pm.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 11, 2014, Updated Sat Mar 15, 2014

Coaching Certification (NCCP) - 13 spots left
Hello, the Durham Ultimate Club and ODSA are running a coaching clinic on Saturday March 22nd at Bowmanville High School from 9 am - 5 pm. The cost will be $40 and this will get you certified as a coach for ultimate.

The morning session will cover topics such as practice planning, ethics in coaching, emergency action planning,  and equipment usage, fit & safety.

The Afternoon session will be held in a double gym where we will go over techniques to teach the forehand and backhand throws as well as generic techniques on how to run drills. 

We will then go over some drills that you can do with your participants when you are in a coaching setting.

The format of the course is focused on group discussion and learning through shared experience facilitated by the ODSA's Learning Facilitators. The ODSA Learning Facilitator will be Yaacov Illand .

Included with your registration you will receive a deck of Ulticards courtesy of Ulticards, an official ultimate rule book, an ultimate dvd and a binder with a coaching manual, tool kit and some reference material.


If you want to sign up here is the link: http://www.ondisc.org/events/event_details.asp?id=408297
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Mar 7, 2014, Updated Mon Mar 17, 2014

Summer Team and Individual Registration
Hey all, the registration is ready to go for the Sunday summer league. Just check out the site for more information. Be aware that the site is changing a little bit as we are moving towards a drop down menu style. With the changes to the names of the divisions and the locking in of times there will likely be some players who find themselves without a team. If this is the case you can either sign up as an individual or advertise yourself on the forum as needing a team. If teams need players keep an eye on the site to pick people up.

Teams

One big thing to be aware of is that this year there will be no team registration day. You should send me your cheque right away to lock in a spot in one of the divisions. If we end up with an odd number of teams in a division then the last team to get their cheque in will not be playing. Obviously, I will do everything in my power to make sure we don't turn away a team but it is a possibility. I have already received one cheque so the rush is on.

Youth
The youth league will be running again this year so if you have children between the ages of 9 and 17 have them sign up on the site. We already have 10 or so kids signed up!

Wednesday Hat League
This league will be happening again this year but I have not updated it yet. I hope to have it ready to go by the end of the weekend.

Kevin MacLeod

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Feb 26, 2014

Be a coach for DUC Youth League!
The DUC Youth League is looking for members to volunteer as coaches this spring/summer.  2013 was our inaugural year and it was a great success, with 70 kids from 9-16 developing their skills through drills, activities, and 6-on-6 games.  We are hoping to get even more participation in 2014 but we need you!

Coaches are needed to help run drills and activities, as well as coach a team with another coach.  We provide weekly plans and you bring your skills, a great attitude, and your love of the game.

The youth league runs on Tuesday evenings from May 20th until July 8th.  (We will not play on Canada Day.)  Last year we were at Julie Payette P.S. in Whitby and should be returning there this year.  Coaches will need an up to date criminal reference check done and also to attend an NCCP training session (to be organized by the league in the next month or so).  There will likely be a meeting of all the coaches in March or April as well.

If you are interested please contact the youth league convenors, Victor & Sandy Rehorst, by emailing youth@durhamultimateclub.com or call Victor at (905) 668-5789.
Posted by Victor Rehorst, Created Fri Feb 7, 2014

DUC skill Clinic

DUC will be offering Ultimate clinics on Monday Feb 10 and Monday March 17 at Sinclair secondary school. The clinic will be run by our very own competitive touring team YARRR. The clinics start at 8:15 PM and end at 10:15 PM. They are completely free to those who attend. If you want to work on your throwing, catching, cutting or any number of things then sign up here!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n_5xlc2CQF3SnZ-lHDc9hqESkooAn7zMvD5HJZsFalU/viewform

The more the merrier!

 

YARRR will also be running a series of indoor practices aimed at those who are at the touring level or looking to eventually break into touring. The first practice will be held at Sinclair secondary school on Monday February 24 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. This is a great tune up for the summer league/tournament season. Don’t miss out, space is limited! The cost will be 4$ at the door. We will go through a proper warm up, some skill building drills and of course a small scrimmage.

Practice signup sheet

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oZRCL5nRmmDiwPG8bALlnv0h98rIMg_Dgx-BBLxkpC0/viewform

One reminder, this is a gym so bring your indoor running shoes.

If you have any questions email them at yarrrultimate@hotmail.com     


Follow YARRR Ultimate on Facebook and Twitter

Thanks

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jan 30, 2014, Updated Fri Jan 31, 2014

2014 DUC Disc Design
If anyone has an idea for a disc for this coming season please send it to kevin@durhamultimateclub.com. Please have your design in by Feb 6th. It does not need to be fully completed but we need to see the idea so we can pick a design and work with it. Cheers.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jan 28, 2014

LOSSA Ultimate starts this year!!
Hey all, I have applied to have ultimate as a LOSSA sport for this coming spring season and I have been given probationary acceptance. At the moment I have 8 teams from LOSSA excited to be part of the inagural season. If you know of any high school teachers or coaches please talk to them and tell them to declare a team by discussing it with their department head and then emailing me at kevin_macleod@kprdsb.ca. If you personally want to coach your former school then approach the physed department head and see if you can get involved. If you want to help out a high school team please let me know and I can try and link you up with a team that needs some help.

Thanks for helping get the word out, Kevin

FYI. LOSSA is the governing sport body for the durham and clarington area. It stands for Lake Ontario Secondary School Athletics.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jan 22, 2014

Sunday Schedule
A new Sunday schedule has been put up on the site. Team Awesomerest has decided to move back to the lower division (as was their request initially) and so there are now 7 teams in the upper division and 7 in the lower division. Each team will play the other teams in the same division plus one game against a team from the opposite division. The game against the opposite division will occur on the week that would have been your bye week. Cheers.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Jan 10, 2014

Changes for Summer Season 2014

DUC1

2013 Fall Captain’s Meeting

 

On the second page you will see the proposed agenda for the 2013 Fall Captain’s meeting. Unfortunately, at the meeting the discussions on divisions went on for close to 2 hours and not much was decided. For each proposal there was not much consensus and many of the same points were brought up from previous meetings. At the close of the meeting it was decided that the League administrator and League executive would have to consider all the points brought up at the meeting and make the decision as to what to do for the 2014 summer season. Since that meeting, the executive has met and decided on the following changes for the 2014 season.

 

The divisions will be as follows:

5 pm Recreational, 7 pm Recreational, 5 pm Competitive B, 7 pm Competitive A

 

The reason for the name changes are as follows. Firstly, we do not feel that the current A, B, C, D names accurately reflect the skill level of each division. In our opinion, there is not much difference between the C and D divisions other than they play at different times. The top teams in either division could have a competitive game against each other. The same could be said of the A and B division. The top B teams could probably beat the bottom A teams and perhaps even the top A team. This is not surprising since the top B teams are comprised almost entirely of A players.

 

We are recommending that the A teams play in the 7 pm time slot so that tournament players have time to get back for their game which should result in fewer defaulted games and better games. This will ultimately result in the B teams signing up for the 5 pm competitive time slot. The divisions previously referred to as C and D will have their choice of which time slot they wish to register for. The captains will likely have to do a team survey and decide whether the team would prefer 5pm or 7pm. There will be a maximum # of teams allowed per division, time slots will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Major Rule Change

We are also going to be implementing a rule which states that " on any 5 pm competitive team (formerly B teams) there cannot be more than 8 players that are playing in the 7 pm competitive (formerly A division). The 8 players can all be from the same team or different teams. For the past few seasons we have had the rule that you could not have more than 4 players from the same A team playing on a B team. We will be getting rid of this rule as it still allowed teams to be stacked with all A players (they just had to be from different teams). It is hoped this rule change will open up more space on 5 pm competitive teams for up and coming players, while allowing the 5 pm competitive division to remain competitive, but with a focus on player development. With the anticipation that the former A level players will more equitably spread themselves out amongst the former B teams, this rule should also eliminate the need for a B2 division and allow the A players to continue to play a second game, as has been their desire, without too much league interference. Lastly, this rule should be easier to monitor than the “no more than 4 people per team” rule. We understand this change will affect some of the teams from last year as they will now have to change their roster to shuffle some A players. Hopefully, some of these players will either start a new team or get scooped up by teams who have room for more A players.

 

Minor Rule Change

In the Competitive divisions we will be using the UPA 11edition rules in their entirety. What this means is that foot blocks are now allowed and if a receiving team wishes to play 4 girls the other team has to match. Whatever the rules of ultimate say is what we will now be using in these divisions. In recreational divisions we will still have a no foot block rule and will play with a 4 male 3 female ratio.

 

 

Playoff Changes (this was agreed upon by the captains)

We will be moving playoffs to the end of August to allow for 2 more regular season games. The playoffs will be different for each division since there are usually different amounts of teams. In general, only the top 8 teams from each division will get into playoffs so doing well during the regular season has more importance. The final game in each division will be played under the lights at the civic on a weekday. Formats for each division playoffs will be decided once we know how many teams are in each division.

 

Year End Party Changes

Starting in 2014 any team who wishes to compete for the SPIRIT award (roughly $600) will be allowed to providing their spirit score during the regular season isn’t horrible. In the past we have said that only teams with perfect spirit scores will be allowed to enter but we feel this is un-spirited. We all deserve a chance to embarrass ourselves.

To see page 2 and the planned points for the 2013 Fall meeting please go to the side menu and click on Captain's meeting minutes

Cheers.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Dec 12, 2013, Updated Sat Feb 15, 2014

AGM

The AGM is going to be on December 18th at 7 pm at the civic meeting room 4. The agenda is as follows:

Call to order

  1. Establishment of Quorum
  2. Appointment of Scrutineers
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest
  5. Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting
  6. Board, Committee and Staff Reports
  7. Report of Auditors
  8. Appointment of Auditors
  9. New Business
  10. Election of new Directors
  11. Adjournment

 

If you would like to see any changes made to the Constitution and ByLaws the Annual General Meeting is your chance to be heard! (please not that this is not the meeting where summer league decisions are discussed and voted on).

Please take the time to review the Constitution and ByLaws (found on the side menu under About DUC)and send any proposed changes to Kevin MacLeod at kevin@durhamultimateclub.com.

Positions up for election or re-election at the 2013 AGM include:

  • President
  • Treasurer

 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Nov 24, 2013

Sunday Schedule
Hey all, we now have 8 teams in the competitive division and 6 teams in the recreational division. This change should result in more competitive games for both divisions. The schedule has been set for the next 7 weeks which takes us into January. After those 7 games we will reassess how teams are doing and decide what to do. The results of the first 3 games have been cleared so starting this weekend the games really count. Captains please check your schedule and let me know if you see any mistakes such as you play one team twice or you don't play one week. Please note that no teams play on December 22 or 29th. Also, please note that since the Rec division has 6 teams they will start replaying each other after 5 weeks. Cheers.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Nov 4, 2013

Sunday Ultimate League format
The format for this season is not exactly set yet. When I asked teams to choose a division, I got 7 recreational and 7 competitive. This was not ideal. And so I will be using the first few games to get a feel for where teams belong. Ideally after a few weeks we will have 8 teams that want to play competitive and 6 that are happy with REC. If so we just create two separate divisions. If we do not then there are many options including
1. two divisions of 7 with the extra team playing a team from the other division on their bye week, 
2. A top division of 6 with two smaller divisions of 4 with teams moving up or down after a set number of games
3. A top division of 8 and a bottom division of 6 with movement after 3-5 weeks.
4. A top division of 6 and a bottom division of 8 with movement after 3-5 weeks.
5. 3 divisions of 4 and we kick 2 teams out of the league. Just kidding. I figure no one is still reading by this point.

Anyways, the first few weeks are not going to count towards the league championships so have fun and work on some new strategies. My apologies to Clockwork Orange for this decision.

Also, at the moment there is one team (BONK) who wants to be in the competitive division but is playing against the recreational teams. I will be changing the schedule here and there to allow them to play against some of the competitive teams and moving another competitive team down for a game or two. I will try not to mess with the game times but instead just switch teams around. For the upcoming game I have switched BONK and Drop the hammer. The schedule reflects the changes already.

If you have any ideas about the above options please email me or talk to Mike Sigsworth at the field. If you have any complaints then please just deal with Mike.

But please remember, some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 23, 2013

Sunday Indoor
Hey all, the Sunday league is set to start this weekend. At the moment the competitive division has 6 teams (Huck U, Clockwork Orange, Drop the Hammer, 175 grams, Telefrancais, and Stupid Sexy Flanders) and the Recreational has 8 teams. I have scheduled a round robin for the competitive division for the next 5 weeks. After that I hope to move 2 teams up from the Recreational division to the competitive division based on the results of the Recreational games. Then I would schedule 7 weeks of round robin for the competitive division. After that round robin I will be moving 1 team down and 1 team up. etc. This may all change based on my assessment after 5 weeks. The bottom line is that teams will be moving up or down based on my assessment as the season goes on. 

Some reminders
1. Don't go on the field until the horn goes
2. Get off the field when the horn goes
3. Don't bring any food or drinks (other than water) into the playing field. (even baby food)
4. Read the indoor rules on the site
5. Don't be a jerk
6. Don't drink and drive
7. No swearing
8. Captains or former captains should bring a scoreboard and cones
9. Throw a white jersey in your bag in case of colour conflicts.
10. Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Oct 17, 2013

Indoor Ultimate
Hey all, this is the last call for anyone that wants to play ultimate this year. I have room for 11 more people on the Sunday individual team. If you want in please sign up quickly. I had to cancel the Tuesday Individual team because people did not sign up in time. Then I had several people email me to say they were just about to sign up and wondered if the team could still happen. Unfortunately I had to tell them no. Don't let this happen to you for the Sunday Individual team. Sign up now!!!

There will be 14 teams on Sunday this year which is two  more than last year. I was able to convince WISC to give us some extra field time based on our excellent reputation with them. The new time will be 12 noon. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Oct 6, 2013

Winter Indoor Teams
Hey all, if you plan on putting in an indoor team please do so asap. (all the info is on the site news) If we end up with an odd number of teams then the last team to enter will not be playing this year. Remember that I do not cash the cheques until Oct 15th. If we end up with an increase in teams (from last year) in either division I may have time to get more fields if I know early enough to start looking. Also, if you do not have a team and want to join as an individual or small group then please do so right away. If I do not have enough people on the individual teams once I get enough teams then I will be cancelling the individual team and refunding people's money. At the moment I have fields booked for 12 Sunday teams and 8 Tuesday teams. Please get your money in as soon as you can because if you end up being the 13th or 9th team you won't be playing unless I get a 14th and 10th team as well. 

I have started a forum post for both Tuesday and Sunday leagues so teams can let me know that they intend to sign up. If it looks like we will be increasing teams to either 14 or 10 then i can try and order some more field time.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 23, 2013

New Times for today's Ultimate
Hey all, the schedule has been changed to reflect the new times and the fact that you are now playing inside. I'm sorry if the new times interfere with already scheduled baby sitters or dinners but this was the only way to ensure we got a game in.  At least you will all be warm and the wind will not be a factor. Whichever teams play at the 7 game, please start your game on time and end by 8:30 or so so you can be out of the field house by 8:45. They close at 9 O'clock. 


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Sep 22, 2013

IMPORTANT Field changes for Sunday Ultimate
Hello everyone, due to the rain, the civic grass fields will be closed tomorrow so I am trying to work out that we get some field space inside the field house. I am going to hopefully get the fields from 2-8 tomorrow but I won't know until the morning. If I get them I will be changing the schedule to reflect the new location and times. Most people's game times will change because I will only have one field to play on as opposed to 2. Please monitor your email and the schedule tomorrow to see what changes are made. I will let you know by email as soon as I can. Sorry for the inconvenience. Cheers, Kevin
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Sep 21, 2013

Indoor Cheques Received
Sunday teams with cheques received
1. Frank Ogiltree - The Chillies - Recreational
2. Mark Crawford - Huck U - Competitive
3. Allan Latter - Clockwork Orange - Competitive
4. Mike Sigsworth - Drop the hammer - Competitive
5. Geoff Miller - theDisclaimers - Recreational
6. Lee O'Brien - Team AwesomeERest -  Recreational
7. Randy Aitken - 175 gram - Competitive
8. Alex Sisson - Bonk - Competitive
9. Dave Draper - Telefrancais - Competitive
10. Stacey Daigle - TBA - Competitive
11. Derek Marcotte - Flick it - Recreational (formerly SOS) 
12. Sarah Timleck - Disc Jockeys - Recreational (dropped off saturday sept 28)
13. Dana Hendrix - Turf Warriors - Recreational (post marked Oct 1)

Tuesday
1. Mark Crawford - Blood Sweat and Beers 
2. Mike Sigsworth - Revolution
3. Sandy Rehorst - ATC
4. Dave Pomerleau - Giv'r
5. L.P Blouin - All Blacks
6. Clint Reitsma - Blue Steel
7. Randy Aitken - I need Wheat
8. Paul Atkinson - Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Disc

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 18, 2013, Updated Thu Dec 12, 2013

Indoor Ultimate 2014
Sunday League
The Sunday games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre. The game times will be 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. The games will be 6 on 6 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 12 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we get more teams then this I might be able to get more time. The season will be 24 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas, March break or Easter. The first week is October 19th and we run all the way to April 26th. The
 total Sunday cost is $2544 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. This year I will be asking teams to select whether they wish to be in the Competitive division or the Recreational Division. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 18 players (6 females and 12 males) and will be placed in the Recreational division. If the individual team does not fill up prior to 12 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Sunday individual will be $150.

Tuesday League
The Tuesday games will be played at the Oshawa Civic Field House. The game times will be 8 pm and 9 pm. The games will be full field 7 on 7 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 8 teams so it will be first come first serve. If we happen to get 10 or 12 teams signing up then another location near the 401 and Brock Road in Pickering will be used for 1 or 2 games a week. Which means that each team may play 6-8 games in Pickering. The season will be 25 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas (Dec 23/30) or March break(Mar 17). The first week is October 21st and we run all the way to April 28th. The total
 Tuesday cost is $4100 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. If you have 18 players the cost per game is just under $10 per game. Initially the league will be scheduled as a round robin format until all 8 teams have played each other. After that the teams will be broken into two divisions of similar skill with the top 4 teams going into the top division and the bottom 4 going into the bottom division. After 3 weeks of play the the bottom team of the top 4 will move down and the top team in the bottom division will move up. This is the same as last year. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 20 players (7 females and 13 males). If the individual team does not fill up prior to 8 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Tuesday individual will be $195.


Payment
In order to register your team please send your cheque, made out to Durham Ultimate Club, to:

Kevin MacLeod
4776 Newtonville Road
Newtonville, ON
L0A 1J0

Cheques will be cashed October 10th. Please put your team name on the cheque and if you are signing up for Sunday make sure you put either COMPETITIVE OR RECREATIONAL. Cheques will be listed below as I get them. In the case of two cheques arriving at the same time the one that is post marked earlier will be placed higher. A cheque post marked earlier than a hand delivered cheque will also be placed higher. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 10, 2013, Updated Thu Sep 4, 2014

DUC YEAR END PARTY - This Saturday
Hey all, this saturday September 7th is our year end party and I hope you are planning on attending. Please arrive at around 7 pm or so. We will start the night with the spirit competition for all teams that have a perfect spirit score. During the spirit competition teams will compete to try and win their fees paid for next season. ($600 prize). Last year a team did a simple skit and they won! Just get up and entertain us and you may win. Last year out of 25 teams that could have come there were only 5 that participated. There are 23 team eligible this year. Try to get as many of your teammates there as team participation weighs heavily on the judges. We will also be handing out Awards for the division winners from the regular season ($100 gift card for the sports garden cafe for all divisions except that B2 gets $50) and GOLD discs for the playoff winners. At 10 pm some snacks will be served. More information will follow soon. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Sep 2, 2013

Adding players for playoffs
Captains and players, please be aware that playing anyone that is not on your team roster or does not have an 'm' beside their name is in violation of the league rules. Officially players cannot be added after July 15. This rule is hard to enforce as the league admin can not be at every game to check rosters, however, there are more and more captains doing their own checks. Please don't be a jerk and play players that are not allowed. Teams that do this will be given a default and eliminated from playoffs and may be classified as jerks for the rest of their lives!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Aug 24, 2013

Fall Season Registration
There is still some room left for the fall! I have decided to go for 12 teams as there was a large flurry of registrations over the past couple days. There is currently 22 spots left if I want 17 people per team. Currently we have enough for 15 per team. I will be making the teams tonight and tomorrow so if you still want to sign up and link yourself to someone then you better do it asap. Once the teams are made I will just be placing people on whichever team has room. The Fall league will begin this Tuesday. Unfortunately the schedule will not be out until Sunday.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Aug 24, 2013

DUC Fall League Registration
The fall league registration was scheduled to end tonight but I have extended it until Friday. If you wish to play you must sign up immediately. At the moment I have enough for 7 teams. I do not want to end up with an odd number of teams so I may cap it after I have enough people for 8 teams. If there are a lot of registrations over the next day or so I will shoot for 10 teams. If anyone signs up and does not make it on to a team I will refund their money in full. The league is supposed to start next week but I may have to post pone it one week. If I get enough people registered this weekend I will try to make the teams on Saturday. If you have friends that you were linking with please make sure that they have signed up, and if they haven't then encourage them to do it asap or they may not get in.

Kevin MacLeod
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 21, 2013

Playoff Schedule
2013 Playoffs.doc (66.50 K)Playoff Schedule is Ready!!

2013 Playoffs


All the schedules are done! Just go to your team’s schedule and print it. Captains please have a look at your schedule and check the number of games you play, the locations and the times to make sure it all makes sense. Let me know of any problems right away. 

As was discussed at captains meetings the A and C divisions have their tournament on either the Saturday or the Sunday and B and D divisions have theirs on the opposite day so that players playing on two teams can participate in both tournaments. It was also decided at the captains meeting that more time between games was needed and that a lunch break would also be appreciated. In making the schedules all these requests were kept in mind.

If your games happen to fall behind schedule just try to keep things moving as best you can. And if it rains keep playing unless there is lightning. If there is lightning please stop playing and do not resume playing until you have not heard thunder for 1/2 hour.

Captains please keep track of scores and enter them on the website immediately after the tournament. Even if the other captain has entered the score please go in and check off the played box. Always confirm scores with the captains of the other team.

Rules

  • Tie Breakers: Head to Head record, Least points against, +/- Spirit points, Flip of a coin
  • After the time has expired, finish the point and the result then stands. If time expires after a point has been scored, but before the next point has started you must still play the next point.
  • One 60 second timeout per game but not in the last 5 minutes of the game. Teams should stay on the field.
  • Captains must time their own games and start them on time
  • Points are awarded as follows Win – 3pts, tie = 2 pts, loss = 1 pt.
  • All other regular UPA and DUC rules are still in place


Good Luck to all teams and remember to play with Spirit.

Saturday August 10th Playoffs

B Division – 8 teams

Each team will play 3 one-hour games (30 minute halves) against the teams in their pool.

After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week on Sunday August 18th at 4 pm the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The winning teams will advance to the semi finals which will be played on Sunday August 25th at 4 pm. The finals will be held immediately after at 6 pm.

Pool A: Duc Dynasty / Backhanded Compliment / Slings of David / Drop the Hammer

Pool B: Highland Huckers / Angry Monkey Pirates / Landsharks / Hardcore UFOs

B2 Division – 4 teams

Each team will play 3 one-hour games (30 minute halves). After the tournament the 1st place team will play the 4th place team and the 2nd place team will play the 3rd place team in the semi final games on August 18th at 4 pm. The two winning teams will then advance to the finals on August 25th at 6 pm.

Teams: Huck Norris / Weapons of Mass Disctruction / Huck’n Heroes / … or die trying

D Division Playoffs – 8 teams

Each team will play 3 one-hour games (30 minute halves) against the teams in their pool.

After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week on Sunday August 18th at 4 pm the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The winning teams will advance to the semi finals which will be played on Sunday August 25th at 4 pm. The finals will be held immediately after at 6 pm.

Pool A –  Projectile Discfunction / Bulging Discs / Sofa King Ultimate / Pic N Flick

Pool B  - Redisculus / KABOOM  / InDISCribable / The Mighty Discs



Sunday August 11th Playoffs

A Division – 5 teams

Each team will play FOUR 50 minute games (25 minute halves, with a half-time) against the teams in their pool. Each team will play the other teams once.

After pool play all scores must be entered on the website.  The top three teams will not have to play a quarter final game and will go directly to the semi finals on August 25th. The 4th and 5th place teams will play each other on August 18th at 6 pm to determine the 4th team in the semi-finals. The semi finals will be on Sunday August 25th at 12 pm followed by the finals at 2 pm.
Teams: DUC Hunters / Blue Steel / Ninja Squirrels / Band on the Run / Summer Revolution


C Division – 14 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 7. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 6 games. (It was too complicated and possibly to unfair to break the division into 3 pools of 5, 5, and 4. Plus, the shorter game should allow weaker teams to compete better. Two pools allows for a cleaner ranking of who should go onto the quarter finals). The games will be 30 minutes long with two 15 minute halves and a short (2-5 minute) half time. There will be a point cap of 11 for these games. After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 18th at 6 pm. The bottom 3 teams in each pool will be eliminated but will be scheduled one more game against each other on Sunday August 18th at 6 pm. For the quarter finals top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 25th at 12 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final at 2 pm.

Pool A: Disc-orderly Conduct / The Huckin’ Hustlers / U Can’t Touch Disc / Hammer Heads / Disc N Roses / Shark Bait / Flicky Minaj

Pool B: Gotta Dump / Disclaimers / Huckamaniacs / Pain in the Grass / Bad Mutha Huckers / Ultimate for Dummies / Victorious Secret



Quarter Finals on Sunday August 18th

All final games are played with 2 – 40 minute halves and one time-out allowed per half.

 Division A

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

6 pm

4th overall

5th overall

Ritson Field 2

 Division C

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

6 pm

1st in Pool A

4th in Pool B

Ritson Field 3

6 pm

1st in Pool B

4th in Pool A

Ritson Field 4

6 pm

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool A

Ritson Field 5

6 pm

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool B

Ritson Field 6

6 pm

5th in Pool A

5th  in Pool B

Deer Valley East

6 pm

6th in Pool A

6th  in Pool B

Deer Valley West

6 pm

7th in Pool A

7th  in Pool B

Ritson field 1

 Division B

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

1st in Pool A

4th in Pool B

Ritson Field 1

4 pm

1st in Pool B

4th in Pool A

Ritson Field 2

4 pm

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool A

Ritson Field 3

4 pm

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool B

Ritson Field 4

 Division B2 Semi Final

4 pm

1st

4th

Sherwood Forest E

4 pm

2nd

3rd

Sherwood Forest W

 Division D

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

1st in Pool A

4th in Pool B

Ritson Field 5

4 pm

1st in Pool B

4th in Pool A

Ritson Field 6

4 pm

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool A

Deer Valley East

4 pm

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool B

Deer Valley West

 Semi Finals on Sunday August 25th

Division A

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 1

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 2

2 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 2

Division C

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 3

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 4

2 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 3

Division B

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 2

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 1

6 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 2

Division B2 FINAL

6 pm

 

 

Field 4

Division C

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 3

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 4

6 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 3


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 7, 2013, Updated Tue Aug 13, 2013

DUC Players are going to Nationals!!
A message from Megan Smith

YARRR is proud to announce that they are going to the Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) 2013 in VANCOUVER!!!

The Ontario Ultimate Championships (OUC) 2013 were held in Kingston on July 13th and 14th. YARRR entered the fray with a Toronto based team Bulldogs to form the team AllianceAlliance was seeded 11th out of 15th going into the OUC. 

Alliance did well in pool play on Saturday placing 2nd in their pool. Their last game on Saturday was a cross-over game with the 1st place team of pool C, Waterloos Whiplash. Alliance and Whiplash played an intense game, but in the end Whiplash could not come back after one of their top players was injured in a 3-man collision.

After the first day Alliance was in the top 8! Their goal was to get the 5th and final bid to nationals and it was within their reach! Sundays first match was against Kingstons Surge, most of who are Queens University Ultimate Alumni. Alliance put up a solid fight against Surge but ended up losing 13-11.

This meant Alliance would have to face Ottawas Bytown Flatball Club (BFC). Yarrr had lost to BFC three times prior to the OUC and Alliance had lost to them on Saturday in pool play.  This game was the most important game of the day for Alliance to win! If Alliance won they would be going to Nationals! BFC is a great team and they have a lot of spirit when they play. They play hard from start to finish and Alliance knew it would tough match. It was a very close game but in the end Alliance won by delivering a solid D and then capitalizing with a score at the end to make it 13-11! Alliance flooded the field because they achieved their goal!!! The Ontario competitive ultimate community did not think Alliance could do it and they proved them wrong! Alliance is going to Nationals!

Alliance defeated Ottawas Glide in the next game which meant that Glide earned the 4th bid to Nationals. In Alliance's final game on Sunday, Alliance lost for a second time to Surge to take 3rd place at the OUC. Surge is not going to Nationals which means Alliance gets the 2nd bid, Glide gets the 3rd, Torontos NoBS takes the 4th and BFC slides into the 5th bid.

Alliance high off their success at the OUC is continuing to practice and work hard in order to bring their best to CUC 2013 #roadtonats. Alliance is also trying to keep the team together! Getting to Vancouver is a big cost and Alliance has several fundraising initiatives on the go!

  1. This Tuesday come on out to Pickering High School at 6:30pm for a $10.00 fitness bootcamp. https://www.facebook.com/events/633479736671588/
  2. Not good at planning date night? Or want a fun evening with friends? Purchase Absolute Comedy tickets for Aug 11th from Alliance for $10.00 each. Enjoy dinner and a comedy show!
  3. 50/50 tickets are being sold by any of the Alliance players. Each ticket is $2.00 or you can get 3 tickets for $5.00
  4. Come celebrate with us at the Beach and Bon-Fire Party! Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/639735976051610/ for more information
  5. 15 minute Photography sessions on Aug 10th or Aug 11th by top-notch Photographer Dawn! For more information or to book a session contact dawn@yellowbarn.ca
  6. CPR ‘C’ courses are being offered by Megan for groups of 3-10. Must contact Megan at msmit222@gmail.com before Aug 10th to arrange a course for you and your friends

If you want to help Alliance get to Nationals or you want more information about any of these fundraising initiatives please contact yarrrultimat@hotmail.com or the listed people above!

Be sure to follow Alliance @Allianceulti and Yarrr @YARRRrultimate on twitter and facebook so you can witness first hand our Nationals journey! 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 23, 2013, Updated Tue Jul 23, 2013

U23 World Championships in TO
The Under 23 world championships are being played at York University in Toronto this week. If you have time to go see some games you should.  They may still need some volunteers as well so if anyone has the time please read below and contact the appropriate people. 



The WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Ultimate Championships, hosted by your Toronto Ultimate Club, are only DAYS away! 36 teams from 17 nations will be attending the tournament and will travel from as far as New Zealand to take part in this historic event. All games will take place at York University (4700 Keele St, just south of Steeles), on the sports fields adjacent to and surrounding York Lions Stadium.

Volunteer at the U23 Championships!

We can't run an epic championship event without dedicated volunteers like you! Be part of this historic event by volunteering for one of many different options. Volunteers receive a Volunteer Package which includes an event shirt and chocolate bar from our sponsor Awake Chocolate, certain volunteers can qualify for accommodations, and we have a volunteer appreciation party on July 28 after the Closing Ceremonies. Join our team now!
We specifically need volunteers to help with the following:
- Friday night at the Orange Snail (YorkU) - help putting together player packs and volunteer packs from 8pm-10pm 
- Online score updaters 
- Help with field setup/takedown
- Smart Serve certified volunteers!
 
Please visit this link to signup for U23 volunteer tasks! Note that you must create a U23 account and profile to participate, and once you sign up for a task, YOU ARE COMMITTED! Also, there is a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, July 20, 10am - 1pm at York University. Some further notes are below from our Volunteers Director:
  • Please review the Volunteer Policy prior to signing up for tasks: http://wfdf2013-u23.com/volunteer-news/volunteer-policy
  • Sign up for Tasks - A 'how-to' document that explains how to sign up for volunteer tasks can be found here
  • The Volunteer Orientation will be held on July 20th from 10am-1pm at York University in the Strong Common room ( Building #13 on the map - http://wfdf2013-u23.com/images/articles/yorkumap.jpg. More information will be sent out about the orientation - but this is a mandatory session. Waivers will also be signed at this time.
  • We would like to finalize all accommodation registrations by July 12th. Please register online at VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION INFO
  • A Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held on July 28th from 9pm - 12:00am at the Underground on York campus, which will include a light dinner and awards.
If you have any questions, please email me at volunteers@wfdf2013-u23.com.
Thanks! Looking forward to working with you all to host a fantastic event!
Natalie
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Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 23, 2013

Youth / Juniors Ultimate Open House - July 16th
Hello members,

As some of you may know, DUC has been running its first-ever Ultimate program for youths 9-16 this summer.  To celebrate the success of our first year and to raise awareness of Ultimate among potential younger players, DUC Youth League will be hosting a JUNIORS OPEN HOUSE NIGHT the evening of Tuesday, July 16th!

We are inviting anyone between the ages of 8 and 16 (and parents / responsible adults, of course) to come out and learn about our exciting sport.  There will be fun disc games to play for both kids and parents and pick-up games for our current youth league players or other new players to the sport.

The details are:

WHERE: Julie Payette Public School soccer field, 300 Garden St N, Whitby (click for map)
WHEN: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 6:30pm until about 8:00pm
WHAT: Bring a friend and water to drink.  Players who would like to play in a game should bring a white AND black / dark shirt each so we can balance teams.

We are hoping to get as many people to come as possible, especially kids who are interested but have never tried out Ultimate before.  Tell your friends!

Questions, email to youth@durhamultimateclub.com

Thanks for reading this far

-Victor & Sandy, DUC Youth League Conveners
Posted by Victor Rehorst, Created Thu Jul 4, 2013

PICKUP ULTIMATE on Monday
Hey all, I have the fields booked for 2 hours on the holiday Monday from 2-4 pm on Ritson Field 2. If you are coming bring a white and a black jersey so we can make up teams. Be prepared to go for a refreshment afterwards. Cheers.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jun 30, 2013

Some Rules for DUC

For the most part we follow the 11th Edition rules but over the years we have created a list of specific rules for our league. The rules can be found in the DUC Constitution, Bylaws and Policies which are found under the menu heading About DUC.

DUC League Rules 

  • no foot block rule in effect,(captains can agree prior to game)
  • Endzones are 18 yards long,
  • DUC plays with a standard 3 girls and 4 guys ratio. Teams do not have to match another team that chooses to play 4 girls and 3 guys. Reasoning: Team rosters are built to have this ratio.
  • In the event of a conflict in jersey colours the home team will maintain their shirt colour.
  • DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game.
  • No more than 4 players from any one team can play on the same other team.
  • Teams get one time out per half. (The real rules say 2 per half)
  • Halves are 40 minutes long. Half occurs when one team reaches 8 points or the 40 minutes expires. Games end after two 40 minute halves or when the score reaches 15.

Some interesting Rules I have heard in the first two weeks

  • Last point must be called, otherwise another point must be played. This is definitely not a rule. When the time (40 minutes for second half) expires the game is over regardless of whether last point has been called. Captains should always be talking about how much time is left and when the time expires they could then tell the players that it is the last point. Last point should never be declared while there is still some time on the clock. Sometimes a point can be 10 minutes and other times 10 seconds so it is impossible to know prior to time expiring whether it is the last point or not so please avoid saying it. Instead tell the other team how much time is left. 
  • A game can end while between points. This is not true. When a point is scored the next point automatically has started and must be played. This means that if a team scores and there are 2 seconds left on the clock then the next point must be played. (Unless of course the point would mean nothing because one team is 2 or more points ahead).  This prevents teams from intentionally delaying going on the field so that the clock will run out and they will win. In close games, during the last 5 minutes both captains (or representatives) should be standing together looking at the clock so that there is no dispute about how much time is left.
  • No time outs in the last 5 minutes. This is not an outdoor rule but is used in indoors. The reason for the indoor rule is because it is a running clock in indoors and when the buzzer goes we do not have the luxury of continuing to finish the last point. In outdoor we can sometimes go over the time limit by 10 minutes if the last point is a long. Although it may seem unspirited to call a timeout in the last 5 minutes because the score is close, it is within the rules. In fact, in a close game, if you need to speak with your team whether winning or losing, you should call a time out and settle them down. Just make sure the timeout is no longer than 70 seconds as is stated in the 11 edition rules. If a team takes longer than 70 seconds then your player can tap the disc and then give verbal warnings or 20, 10 and 5 seconds. Once your player has done this they can then initiate the stall count.  I have included the full rules for time-outs below. Please read them. I have crossed out the word two because DUC only has 1 time out.

Team Time-out: Each team has two one team time-outs per half in a standard game.

  1. Each team has exactly one team time-out in overtime, regardless of whether any time-outs remain from regulation.
  2. A team time-out lasts 70 seconds.
  3. Any player may call a time-out after a goal is scored and before both teams have signaled readiness to start play. Time limit counts between points are suspended for 70 seconds. A time-out may not be called between a re-pull call and the ensuing pull.
  4. After the pull, only a thrower with possession of the disc that has survived ground contact can call a time-out. The player must form a T with one hand and the disc, and should audibly say time-out. The time-out begins when the T is formed. The disc is then placed on the ground at the pivot spot.
  5. Restarting play after a time-out called by a thrower:
    1. All players at the time of the time-out call must return to play unless an injury time-out also is called.
    2. Each offensive player must establish a stationary position by the end of the time-out. Movement after this time and before the disc is checked into play is a violation. The defense has ninety seconds after the beginning of the time-out or up to twenty seconds after all offensive players have established their position (whichever is longer) to check the disc into play.
    3. The player who had possession of the disc when the team time-out was called restarts play with a check at the pivot spot, and the marker resumes the stall count with the word stalling followed by the last number uttered before the time-out plus one or 9 if over 8, however XIV.A.4 applies.
    4. If the time limits for the time-out are exceeded by one team, a player on the other team may announce delay of game and the player at the location the disc is to be put into play may self-check the disc into play without acknowledgment by the opposing team. In order to invoke this rule a player must give warnings of 20, 10, and 5 seconds.
  6. If the disc is live or in play and the thrower attempts to call a time-out when the team in possession has no time-outs remaining, it is a turnover and play stops.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jun 19, 2013

DISCS
Hey captains, I will be distributing the discs this weekend at Ritson fields. I will be there by 4:15(hopefully earlier) to hand out to the teams that play at 5 pm. I will also be around betweent the 5 and 7 games to hand out to anyone that plays at 7 pm or couldn't come before their 5 pm games. I have already printed off the rosters and I still see more memberships being bought so please print off your roster on the Sunday and bring it with you so that if anyone buys their membership between last night and sunday you will be able to get discs for them. I usually pull my truck up on the grass somewhere near the baseball diamond so look for me there. I will also have some cones and scoreboards for the new teams. Please bring a bag for your discs. If you can't make it send the second or third in command.

Lastly, if anyone wants to help hand them out that would be great. Or if you know of any students who need volunteer hours that would work too.

Cheers, Kevin
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 24, 2013

DUC COED Wednesday League

The Durham Ultimate Club is launching a Wednesday night (outdoor) COED ultimate league this Summer. This is the first time this league has run and it is ideal for all skill levels. It is called a “hat” league because all the players sign up and then the teams are made to try and even out the skill level. It is like throwing everyone’s name into a hat and then picking the teams. Games will be played in Oshawa and Whitby and will start at 7 pm in June and July and then 6 pm in August. I would like to encourage everyone that intends to play to try and bring someone new into this league. The idea behind this league is to offer current members more value for their membership but to also try and attract new members so we can increases the overall size of the league. If we can bring more people into the Wednesday league this may allow us to grow the Sunday leagues. If anyone can post this information at their local gym or advertise it to people they play other sports with that would be appreciated.

Signing up as an Individual

This league is very social and a great way to meet new people. Whether you are new to the sport or a veteran you will be impressed with the spirit of all those involved. Teams will often go out to socialize and eat after a game.

Signing up as a Couple

COED Ultimate is the perfect sport for couples with small children that want to stay active. Since substitutions are made after each point one parent can play while the other watches the kids on the sideline and then they can switch for the next point. There are often other families on the team as well and the children end of playing together. When you sign up link yourself by your last name.

Signing up as a small group

If you and a bunch of friends want to sign up this is no problem just link yourself to a specific name or word and we will make sure you are on the same team. In general there will only be groups of up to 4 people, however, in some cases larger groups may be allowed. Try to bring in some rookies to your group rather than just linking with people that are already in the league.

Registration

To register go to the homepage of the DUC site and look on the left side for 2013 Wednesday League. Registration ends when we fill up or May 29th. Please have your credit card ready when you begin the registration. If you have any questions feel free to email kevin@durhamultimateclub.com.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 14, 2013

DUC Summer Schedule
Hey all, the summer schedule will be out soon.

Please remember that A and C divisions play at 4 pm on Monday and B and D divisions play at 2 pm. Where you play will be known once I find time to make up the schedule. This is the only game where we play on the Monday.

Also, if you have not purchased your membership then you will not be playing and you will not be getting a disc. Check your team roster and if you do not have a little red 'm' beside your name then you have not bought a membership yet. If this is the case then contact your captain immediately. Do not leave this to the last minute because if it doesn't work for some reason I may not have time to fix it.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 13, 2013

4 on 4 tournament News and Schedule
Hey all 4 on 4 participants, the schedule is ready. Please read over the rules and bring a copy if you want one. Our permit starts at 9 am so please don't go on the field prior to that time. Our permit ends at 3 pm so we should be off the fields by this time. Have a fun day and play with spirit!! Click below to download the file. Cheers

4 on 4 sched 2013.xls
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 3, 2013, Updated Thu May 9, 2013

Toronto RUSH party Bus
Hey All, the Toronto Rush game is this coming Saturday at 7 pm. DId you know that they are 4-0 already this season? So far over 60 people from our league have purchased tickets and so it is going to be a great time. If you have not purchased tickets but want to go let me know right away. For those of you that have bought tickets I have ordered a party bus for us. The cost to you if you wish to come on the bus will be $15. The bus will be leaving the AMC Theatre (now empire theatres) parking lot at 5 pm on Saturday. If you wish to sign up then register online on the right side of the DUC homepage. After the game we will be going to a pub and then returning to the AMC theatre for 1 am at the latest. First 50 people to sign up for the bus are on the bus and the rest must find their own way to Varsity Stadium.

If you have collected money from people then please make sure I know who they are by sending me an email. I have already received emails from Manny, Christian and Sandy and Bryce will be sending me one as soon as he reads this email.

I will be at the gates with the above mentioned people to hand out the tickets to everyone prior to the game. If you happen to be late the tickets will be waiting at the box office for you. 

Cheers for now.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 29, 2013

2013 Captain's meeting minutes

2013 Preseason Captain’s Meeting

1.     A=6(Band on the Run , DUC Hunters, Blue steel, Ninja squirrels, Revolution, Unbalanced Mountain Goats)

B1=8 (Angry monkey pirates, Backhanded Compliment, Drop the Hammer, Hardcore UFOs, Highland Huckers, Landsharks, Slings of David, DUC Dynasty, 
B2 = 4, Huck’n Norris,  Huck’n Heroes, Or Die Trying, Weapons of Mass DISCtruction
C = 14 (Bad Mutha Huckers, Disc ‘N’ Roses, Gotta Dump, Hammerheads, Huckamaniacs, Pain in the Grass, Strangers with Candy, The Huck’n Hustlers, theDISClaimers, U Can’t touch disc, Ultimate for Dummies, Victorious Secret, Randy’s Team, C Individuals
D=8 (Bulging Discs, Kaboom, Pic N Flic, Redisculus, Sofa King Ultimate, Projectile Discfunction, DIndi1, DIndi2
  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod, Chris Beatty and Marc Zabudsky
  2. Divisions – Divisions worked out nicely so that no games will be scheduled outside Oshawa. Room on individual teams
  3. Prizes: All league divison winners to receive $100 Cheques (B2 will get $50) for team parties and all playoff winners are to receive gold discs.
  4. Memberships – all members must sign up with ODSA for Insurance – If members do not sign up then they are not covered if they hurt someone and get sued. Teamopolis sign  up is just for the website.
  5. Field Allocation – There were no objections to A and B continuing to be scheduled on Ritson fields as the other fields are of similar or better quality. Washrooms were requested at the other fields.
  6. Portapotties not feasible as the city says they have to be wheel chair accessible and those are too expensive.
  7. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 20th  (A and C @ 4 pm, B and D @ 2 pm) (Times still need to confirmed by city).
  8. HolidHoliday Mondays - Kevin will rent 2 hour time slot for pickup on holiday Mondays.
  9. Rosters – players must be on roster 24 hours prior to game. NEW RULE in 2012: In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 15th. Kevin will lock the rosters on July 16th to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added. Kevin will email the other teams in the division to notify them of the request and if there are no complaints the team will be allowed to add the player. A players should avoid playing on D teams unless it is for social reasons. D teams recruiting several A players is frowned upon.
  10. Knowledge of Rules – All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
  11. Team colours – Captains should add their colours to the website.
  12. League Rules – DUC has a no foot block rule in effect,(captains can agree prior to game) Endzones are 18 yards long, DUC plays with a standard 3 girls and 4 guys ratio. Teams do not have to match another team that chooses to play 4 girls and 3 guys. In the event of a conflict in jersey colours the home team will maintain their shirt colour. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game. No more than 4 players from any one team can play on the same other team. Teams get one time out per half. Halves are 40 minutes long. Half occurs when one team reaches 8 points or the 40 minutes expires. Games end after two 40 minute halves or when the score reaches 15.
  13. Discs – handed out first week at Ritson fields – make sure all your players have bought a membership by that day. Players playing on two teams only receive one disc. Discs will be provided to the team with the red ‘m’. Captains should really focus on getting all players properly registered well in advance of first game.
  14. Playoffs – August 10th Tournament for B and D divisions. August 11th tournament for A and C divisions. Quarter-finals on August 18th, Semi finals and finals on August 25th. A finals to be scheduled at a special time. Games scheduled so that there is no overlap between divisions during  all finals, which means A and C teams will play at 12 pm and 2 pm and B and D divisions will play at 4 pm and 6 pm. Alternate years for which divisions play in the early games. All teams will be scheduled for between 2.5 and 3 hours of game time split over 3-5 games. Breaks of around 20 minutes between games were agreed upon knowing that this will extend the length of the day. Approximate game times will run from 9-3pm. 
  15. League Party September 7th. Put it on your calendar. The usual room at the Sports Garden Café will be unavailable. We can probably do it in the main bar area, or we can try elsewhere. Anyone with ideas of other venues should contact Kevin, Stacey Daigle or Kristy Seminsky.
  16. City of Oshawa Residents – Due to our number of Oshawa residents we are only allocated 5 fields a season and we use 20. In the future we may lose Oshawa fields and have to play elsewhere.(default to box already checked)
  17. Beach Tournament – date to be determined ($130) -16 teams
  18. Score boards/Cones – Scoreboards were provided to captains that did not have one. If teams had one last year they should continue to use that one. Cones will be distributed the first week.
  19. Team skills clinics – in order to improve the overall skill level of the league teams in the C and D division will be scheduled to receive a mini skills clinic prior to one of their early games. Teams will be grouped in pods of 3 to make sure that enough people attend the mini clinic. Players from other divisions will be able to just show up if they want. Kevin needs volunteers to run these clinics. The clinics will be approximately 1 hour.
  20. Division Representatives – Kevin needs volunteers to act as representatives for different divisions. These people would circulate during their non game times to talk to captains and sell tickets to Rush games, spread the word about parties and tournaments etc. If a players plays in the C division then they could be a B or D Division representative.
  21. Designated Bar attenders needed – Kevin needs volunteers to go to local bars and attain sponsorship. These people would then collect receipts for anyone that attends the bar each Sunday. This person or persons should be friendly and able to go to the bar each week. Once a bar is found we can spread the word to teams that that bar is the place they should go to have a post game drink.
  22. Wednesday night League - There may be a league starting up on Wednesday evenings. We are waiting to find out about fields. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 22, 2013, Updated Thu Aug 29, 2013

Under 19 Tryout (might be room for a couple 19 year olds)
The first tryout for the Under 19 Junior team will be on Tuesday April 23rd at 6 pm at the Ritson Soccer fields. Just north of Taunton on Ritson road). If you know anyone that might be interested please direct them to the website where in the left side menu there is a link with all the information. If you are 19 years old and want to tryout you could possibly play in the informal exhibition games but not the games where the age matters.

The next tryout is Thursday at Bowmanville High School

If anyone wants to come help run the tryout or is interested in helping coach the team please come to the tryout.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 22, 2013

Individual player registration for people without a team
Hey, so far I have 47 people signed up as individuals. In order make 3 teams and balance out all the divisions I need 13 more people. If you find yourself without a team then please sign up asap. Also, if you already play in another division but want to join as an individual as well then send me an email and I might be able to get you on one of the teams so that you can play on two teams. For example if you want to play two games every sunday and you are currently on a 'B' team then I could place you on a 'C' team so that you would not have time conflicts. Remember that A and C play at the same time and so do B and D divisions.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 17, 2013

Youth League
Hey all, if anyone can post this flyer in their school or anywhere else that youth ages 10-16 hangout that would be great. Just click on the link to save a copy. DUC_Junior_League_8_x_11_flat.jpg

 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Feb 25, 2013, Updated Mon Feb 25, 2013

NCCP Coaching Clinic
The NCCP Coaching clinic will be held on Saturday April 13th and the approximate cost will be $40. The session will run most of the day. The planned location is Bowmanville High School. Anyone can attend but I definitely need those people who want to be a coach for the youth league to get certified. I will update this news as more details become available.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Feb 25, 2013

4 on 4 DUC Indoor Tournament
NEW**   4on4 Indoor Tournament

DUC will be running a 4 on 4 tournament on Saturday May 11th at the Oshawa Civic Indoor field (approximate time is 9-3). The cost will be $160 per team and the registration will be done online starting this Sunday. At the moment I have only booked 1/2 the field which will accomodate 8 teams. If more teams than 8 sign up then I will attempt to get more field space, which at the moment won't be a problem but as the weeks go by other leagues will be scooping up the available time.  The gender ratio will be 3 males and 1 female but teams are allowed to play 2 of each gender(the other team does not have to match). Each team will play 5 or 6 "speed point" games and the games will be 30 minutes in length. So if you are athletic 8 players will be enough, but if you are rusty from a long winter off then maybe 10 or 12 players would be better. (8 players = $20/player, 10 players = $16, 12 players = $13.3333333). If you want in please recruit a team and sign up as soon as possible. The sooner I know how much interest there is the sooner I can make a full plan.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Feb 22, 2013

Pickup Games still Running on Fridays
Pickup Games 

The Pickup Games are still running at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre on Friday nights at 7 pm. The cost is $10 and it is first come first serve. You do not have to be on a current team to play in the pickup games. Anyone is welcome to come. Pickup is a great way to get to know the sport and meet some people that know the game. If you are new please see Sandy when you arrive to pay your money. Bring a light and a dark shirt so that teams can be divided up. Cheers, and have fun!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jan 17, 2013

Ultimate Clinics

SKILLS CLINIC

The Ultimate Skills Clinic you want is here. The four weekly sessions will lead each participant through a progressive development of skills and theory. Whether a beginner or intermediate player, this clinic is for you. Some of the leagues more experienced players will assist in guiding participants in small groups, through skill based work stations, giving you the attention you need to learn at a rapid pace.


The clinic will be held for four consecutive Saturdays starting November 10 at the Durham Indoor Soccer Centre (DISC) facility in south Oshawa (1289 Terwillegar Ave). The clinic is currently scheduled to run from 4 to 5pm.

To learn more, or to hold your space in this series of clinics, we are accepting payment through our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/Durham-Ultimate-Club-Skills-Clinic-Series/events/8 9954312/
 Pay in advance and the cost is $30 for the 4-weeks. After that, participants will be welcome on a pay-as-you-go basis at $10 per week.

This is an official DUC sponsored event, and we hope that whether you are a summer or winter league player, that you will take advantage of this clinic to hone your skills. 

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Nov 5, 2012, Updated Tue Nov 6, 2012

Professional Ultimate Coming to Toronto in 2013

Professional Ultimate Coming to Toronto in 2013


For the latest news check out their website at http://www.torontorush.com/

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 24, 2012

2012 Summer Season Wrap up Meeting for Captains
2012 Summer Season Wrap up Meeting

The end of year meeting for the Summer Season will be on Monday October 15th at the Oshawa Civic from 7-8:30. It will be in the meeting room that overlooks the indoor field. This is a meeting where captains meet to discuss changes for the next season. Due to space restrictions it is open to captains only. If you have any concerns or suggestions please feel free to email Kevin or tell your captain about them. Or post them on the forum where Kevin has posted a rough agenda for the meeting.

After the meeting, from 9-10:30 the captains are welcome to participate in an indoor game. If you plan on playing please bring a white and a black shirt so we can divide up the teams evenly.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 8, 2012, Updated Mon Oct 8, 2012

Winter Indoor Leagues
Sunday League
The Sunday games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre. The game times will be 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. The games will be 6 on 6 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 12 teams so it will be first come first serve. The season will be 25 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas, March break or Easter. The first week is October 21st and we run all the way to April 28th. The total Sunday cost is $2650 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. Initially the league will be scheduled as a round robin format until all 12 teams have played each other. After that the teams will most likely be broken into two divisions of similar skill with the top 6 teams going into the top division. There is the possibility that after 5 more weeks the top team in the lower division will move up and the bottom team in the higher division may move down. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 18 players (6 females and 12 males). If the individual team does not fill up prior to 12 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Sunday individual will be $150.

Tuesday League
The Tuesday games will be played at the Oshawa Civic Field House. The game times will be 8 pm and 9 pm. The games will be full field 7 on 7 speed point(same as last year). We have room for 8 teams so it will be first come first serve. The season will be 25 weeks long and we will not be playing over Christmas, March break or Easter. The first week is October 23rd and we run all the way to April 30th. The total Tuesday cost is $3900 per team and the total cost must be paid in order to reserve your spot. Initially the league will be scheduled as a round robin format until all 8 teams have played each other. After that the teams will most likely be broken into two divisions of similar skill with the top 4 teams going into the top division. There is the possibility that after 5 more weeks the top team in the lower division will move up and the bottom team in the higher division may move down. I will be opening up an online registration for any individuals that want to play. The team will consist of 20 players (7 females and 13 males). If the individual team does not fill up prior to 8 teams signing up then the individual team would have to be cancelled. The cost for a Tuesday individual will be $195.


Payment
In order to register your team please send your cheque, made out to Durham Ultimate Club, to:

Kevin MacLeod
4776 Newtonville Road
Newtonville, ON
L0A 1J0

Cheques will be cashed October 15th. Please put your team name on the cheque.


Sunday teams
  1. Latter's Platters - Allan Latter (cheque received)
  2. Spirit of Spin - Derek Marcotte (cheque received)
  3. That’s What She Said - Mike Millar (cheque received)
  4. Sultans of Swing Mike Sigsworth (cheque received)
  5. Drop the Hammer Bryan Sigsworth (cheque received)
  6. The Chillies - Frank Ogiltree (cheque received)
  7. Barbara Striesand and Bob Green - Stacey Daigle (cheque received)
  8. Telefrancais - Dave Draper (cheque received)
  9. DISClaimers - Geoff Miller (cheque received)
  10. Huck U - Mark Crawford (cheque received)
  11. Individual Team - Kevin MacLeod (paid online)
  12. 175 grams of Ecstasy -Randy Aitken (cheque received)
  13. Team AwesomeERest - Lee O'Brien (cheque received)

Tuesday teams
  1. ATC - Sandy Rehorst(cheque received)
  2. Revolution - Michael Sigsworth (cheque received)
  3. All Blacks - LP
  4. JUST GIV'R (formally Huckin Hustlers) - Dustin Watson (cheque received)
  5. I need Wheat -
  6. Blood Sweat and Beers - Mark Crawford (cheque received)
  7. Blue Steel - Clint Reitsma (cheque received)
  8. Individual Team - Kevin MacLeod (money received)

 



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Sep 9, 2012, Updated Tue Oct 16, 2012

Playoffs
2012 Summer Season Playoffs

For a better version of this news click on this file  2012 Playoffs.doc

All the schedules are done! Just go to your team’s schedule and print it. Captains please have a look at your schedule and check the number of games you play, the locations and the times to make sure it all makes sense. Let me know of any problems right away. 

As was discussed at captains meetings the A and C divisions have their tournament on the Saturday and B and D divisions have theirs on the Sunday so that players playing on two teams can participate in both tournaments. It was also decided at the captains meeting that more time between games was needed and that a lunch break would also be appreciated. In making the schedules all these requests were kept in mind.

If your games happen to fall behind schedule just try to keep things moving as best you can. And if it rains keep playing unless there is lightning. If there is lightning please stop playing and do not resume playing until you have not heard thunder for 1/2 hour.

Captains please keep track of scores and enter them on the website immediately after the tournament. Even if the other captain has entered the score please go in and check of the played box. Always confirm scores with the captains of the other team.

Rules

  • Tie Breakers: Head to Head record, Least points against, +/- Spirit points, Flip of a coin
  • After the time has expired, finish the point and the result then stands. If time expires after a point has been scored, but before the next point has started you must still play the next point.
  • One 60 second timeout per game but not in the last 5 minutes of the game. Teams should stay on the field.
  • Captains must time their own games and start them on time
  • Points are awarded as follows Win – 3pts, tie = 2 pts, loss = 1 pt.
  • All other regular UPA and DUC rules are still in place


Good Luck to all teams and remember to play with Spirit.

Saturday August 11th Playoffs

A Division – 6 teams

Each team will play FIVE 40 minute games (20 minute halves, with a half-time) against the teams in their pool. Each team will play the other teams once.

After pool play all scores must be entered on the website.  The top two teams will be not have to play a quarter final game and will go directly to the semi finals. The 3rd place team will play the 6th place team and the 4th place team will play the 5th place team on Sunday August 19th at 4 pm.

C Division – 10 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 5 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 4 games.. The games will be 40 minutes in length with two halves of 20 minutes plus a half time. Due to the odd number of teams in a pool each team will have a bye game.  After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc.  The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 19th at 4 pm. The two bottom teams from each pool will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on Sunday August 19th. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 26th at 4 pm(the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final at 6 pm

Pool A: Huckamaniacs / Disc-orderly Conduct / The Huckin’ Hustlers / Disc Devils / Bad Mutha Huckers

Pool B: Gotta Dump / Hammer Heads / Pain in the Grass / Antidiscestablishmentarianism / Victorious Secret

Sunday August 12th Playoffs

B Division – 14 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 7. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 6 games. (It was too complicated and possibly to unfair to break the division into 3 pools of 5, 5, and 4. Plus, the shorter game should allow weaker teams to compete better. Two pools allows for a cleaner ranking of who should go onto the quarter finals). The games will be 30 minutes long with two 15 minute halves and a short (2-5 minute) half time. There will be a point cap of 11 for these games. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 19th at 6 pm. The bottom 3 teams in each pool will be eliminated but will be scheduled one more game against each other on Sunday August 19th. After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 26th at 12 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final at 2 pm.

Pool A: Backhanded Compliment / Huck Norris / Landsharks / Slings of David / Drop the Hammer / Huck’n Heroes / …Or die trying

Pool B: Tequilla Mockingbird / Highland Huckers / Angry Monkey Pirates / MC Hammer / Hardcore UFOs / WMD / We’ve Got Legs

D Division Playoffs – 10 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 5 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their  pool. This means they will play 4 games. The games will be 40 minutes in length with two halves of 20 minutes plus a half time. Due to the odd number of teams in a pool each team will have a bye game. After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 19th  at 6 pm. The two bottom teams from each pool will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on Sunday August 19th. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 26th at 12 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final at 2 pm.

Pool A – Disc N Roses / The Floppy Discs / Projectile Discfunction / Bulging Discs / Sofa King Ultimate

Pool B  - Redisculus / KABOOM /  Pic N Flick / InDISCribable / U Can’t Touch Disc


Quarter Finals on Sunday August 19th

 

All final games are played with 2 – 40 minute halves and two time-outs allowed per half.

 

Division A

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1st and 2nd place get byes to the semis

 
Location

4 pm

3rd overall

6th overall

Ritson Field 1

4 pm

4th overall

5th overall

Ritson Field 2

 

Division C

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

1st in Pool A

4th in Pool B

Ritson Field 3

4 pm

1st in Pool B

4th in Pool A

Ritson Field 4

4 pm

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool A

Ritson Field 5

4 pm

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool B

Ritson Field 6

4 pm

Last in Pool A

Last in Pool B

Deer Valley East

 

Division B

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

6 pm

1st in Pool A

4th in Pool B

Ritson Field 1

6 pm

1st in Pool B

4th in Pool A

Ritson Field 2

6 pm

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool A

Ritson Field 3

6 pm

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool B

Ritson Field 4

6 pm

5th in Pool A

5th  in Pool B

Sherwood Forest N

6 pm

6th in Pool A

6th  in Pool B

Sherwood Forest S

6 pm

7th in Pool A

7th  in Pool B

W and D Courtice memorial north

 

Division D

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

6 pm

1st in Pool A

4th in Pool B

Ritson Field 5

6 pm

1st in Pool B

4th in Pool A

Ritson Field 6

6 pm

2nd in Pool B

3rd in Pool A

Deer Valley East

6 pm

2nd in Pool A

3rd in Pool B

Deer Valley West

6 pm

Last in Pool A

Last in Pool B

W and D Courtice memorial south

 

Semi Finals on Sunday August 26th

Division B

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 1

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 2

2 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 2

Division D

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 3

12 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 4

2 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 3

Division A

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 2

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 1

6 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 2

Division C

Time

Team 1

Team 2

Location

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 3

4 pm

 

 

Ritson Field 4

6 pm FINAL

 

 

Ritson Field 3



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 7, 2012

Storm The Beach 2012 Recap
This year's Storm The Beach came in with a bang, in the form of a thunderstorm.  Despite this, the tournament was awesome!  The thunder cleared up by 9:30, so games started a little late, and things were soggy until just about lunch.  This turned into a glorious afternoon.

Four teams represented DUC at the tournament (one quarter of the tournament teams).  Three of those teams made it to the quarter finals, and two made it to semis, but Mutiny made it all the way to the end, losing to Hot Beetches in the finals.  There were some really great teams from around the province showing up, so DUC represented itself well on the field.

Our very own Huck Norris was photographed for a local radio station.   I don't know if you can figure out what that means.  I'm still looking for the picture.

The final numbers are in, and we've set another record for fund-raising, thanks to our teams, and our sponsors.  $2305 will be going to SickKids.  Additionally, we've raised 205lbs of canned goods for Northumberland Fare Share Foodbanks.

Thanks to our volunteers who helped make this event a success for everyone. 

Hopefully our continued efforts towards the tournament will establish it as a 'must-go' tournament for people in southern Ontario.  I know many of us in DUC feel that way already!

Event photos and updates are available at the tournament website: http://stormthebeach.ca/.
Posted by Derek M, Created Sat Jul 28, 2012

B Division News
After the games on Monday the B division captains met to decide how the B division was going to work for the season. After considering several options the following was agreed upon. 

B1 teams will play each B1 team once to start the season. After these 7 games (since there are 8 teams in this division) the top 4 teams will then play each other one more time to decide the division winner. Teams not in the top 4 after the 7 games will not be eligible to win the season but will be scheduled for 3 more games against each other. The tie breaker to decide the top 4 will be head to head record, most wins and then flip of the disc.

B2 teams will not be eligible to win the B1 division title but will compete to win the B2 division title for a small reward.

After the first 3 games or so teams will be evaluated to see if there are teams that are misplaced in the divisions. If there happens to be a B1 team that is struggling and a B2 team that is dominating captains will be asked if they wish to switch divisions. Captains that feel their team is misplaced should contact Kevin as soon as possible so that switches can be made.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 22, 2012

2012 Spring Captain's Meeting Minutes


2012 Preseason Captain’s Meeting

April 21st

 

  1. Attendance

HIGHLIGHTED TEAMS REPRESENTED AT MEETING

    1. A=6(Band on the Run , DUC Hunters, Blue steel, Ninja squirrels, Frizbeerz, Unbalanced Mountain Goats)
    2. B=14 (Highland Huckers, Drop the Hammer, Hardcore UFOs, Huck’n Heroes, Slings of David, Tequila Mockingbird,  Landsharks, Weapons of Mass DISCtruction, MC Hammer, Or Die Trying, Backhanded Compliment, Huck’n Norris,  Angry monkey pirates, B Individuals
    3. C = 10 (AntiDISCestablishmentarianism, Bad Mutha Huckers, Hammerheads, Huckamaniacs, Pain in the Grass, Huck’n Hustlers, Victorious Secret, Disc Devils, Disc Orderly Conduct,  Gotta Dump,
    4. D=10 (Bulging Discs, Kaboom, Pic N Flic, Redisculus, Sofa King Ultimate, Disc ‘N’ Roses, U can’t touch disc, The Floppy Discs, Projectile Discfunction, D Individuals

 

  1. Introductions – Kevin MacLeod and Marc Zabudsky (Chris Beatty came late)
  2. Divisions – The number of teams in A and C is 16 and in B and D it is 24 therefore we will have to play games outside Oshawa.  Kevin will look for school fields in Oshawa and then in Bowmanville or Whitby, Members did not like the idea of weeknight games or running games at 2 pm at Ritson fields but would consider games under lights at 9 pm on Sundays. If games are in Bowmanville then games may be scheduled half an hour earlier to allow players playing a second game adequate travel time. Teams would only have to play 2 games outside Oshawa. Bill Boyer and Kevin to try to acquire school fields. Anyone else that wants to help should let them know.
  3. Prizes: All league divison winners to receive $100 Cheques for team parties and all playoff winners are to receive gold discs.
  4. Memberships – all members must sign up with ODSA for Insurance – If members do not sign up then they are not covered if they hurt someone and get sued. Teamopolis sign  up is just for the website.
  5. Field Allocation – There were no objections to A and B continuing to be scheduled on Ritson fields as the other fields are of similar or better quality. Washrooms were requested at the other fields. Kevin to look into portapotties for season.
  6. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 21st  (A and C @ 2 pm, B and D @ 4 pm)(Times still need to confirmed and announced). 50% of members wanted to have games on other long weekends but this was not enough to make it happen. Kevin will rent 2 hour time slot for pickup on both holiday  Mondays.
  7. Rosters – players must be on roster 24 hours prior to game. NEW RULE: In order to play in playoffs players must have been on the team roster prior to July 15th. Kevin will lock the rosters on July 16th to prevent further changes. If teams need players after this time they must email Kevin to request that a certain player be added. Kevin will email the other teams in the division to notify them of the request and if there are no complaints the team will be allowed to add the player. A players should avoid playing on D teams unless it is for social reasons. D teams recruiting several A players is frowned upon.
  8. Room on individual teams – Need a couple females for the B team.
  9. Knowledge of Rules – All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
  10. Team colours – Captains should add their colours to the website.
  11. League Rules – DUC has a no foot block rule in effect,(captains can agree prior to game) Endzones are 18 yards long, DUC plays with a standard 3 girls and 4 guys ratio. Teams do not have to match another team that chooses to play 4 girls and 3 guys. In the event of a conflict in jersey colours the home team will maintain their shirt colour. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game. No more than 4 players from any one team can play on the same other team (this was changed from 3).
  12. Discs – handed out first week at Ritson fields – make sure all your players have bought a membership by that day. Players playing on two teams only receive one disc. Discs will be provided to the team with the red ‘m’. Captains should really focus on getting all players properly registered well in advance of first game.
  13. Playoffs – August 11th tournament for A and C divisions. August 12th Tournament for B and D divisions. Quarter-finals on August 19th  Semi finals and finals on August 26th. Games scheduled so that there is no overlap between divisions during  all finals, which means B and D teams will play at 12 pm and 2 pm and A and C divisions will play at 4 pm and 6 pm. Alternate years for which divisions play in the early games. It was suggested that the league provide water and food but most captains agreed that this was not necessary and that teams/players should be responsible for their own food and drink. All teams will be scheduled for between 2.5 and 3 hours of game time split over 3-5 games. Breaks of around 20 minutes between games were agreed upon knowing that this will extend the length of the day. Approximate game times will run from 9-3pm.
  14. League Party September 8th. Put it on your calendar. The usual room at the Sports Garden Café will be unavailable. We can probably do it in the main bar area, or we can try elsewhere. Anyone with ideas of other venues should contact Kevin, Stacey Daigle or Kristy Seminsky.
  15. City of Oshawa Residents – Due to our number of Oshawa residents we are only allocated 5 fields a season and we use 20. In the future we may lose Oshawa fields and have to play elsewhere.(default to box already checked)
  16. Beach Tournament – July 7th ($130) -16 teams
  17. Captains rule clinic will be scheduled soon. Hopefully Sunday May 13th. (Time to be announced)
  18. Score boards/Cones – These were provided to captains that did not have one. If teams had one last year they should continue to use that one.
  19. Ladder Format for next season – Lots of discussion. Many different points of view were expressed. No consensus could be reached. C and D divisions were quite happy with last season and did not see the need for a change such as this. C and D divisions enjoy playing to win their division. If a ladder was put into place they would have nothing to play for.  Time ran out and no vote was taken.
  20. B Division Structure – Many different formats were discussed including different ladders, one big division and two divisions. It was decided that we would have two divisions with the B division. B1 division of more competitive teams players and B2 with developing teams.
  21. Other Business- Continue to Have meetings in a meeting room rather than at a noisy bar.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 24, 2012, Updated Wed Apr 25, 2012

Captain's Meeting this Saturday April 21st.
Hey Summer Captains, the captains meeting is this saturday at 1 pm at the Oshawa Civic which is on Thornton Road just South of HWY 2 in Oshawa. We are in meeting room 4. To get there just go in the main doors up the stairs and the room is on the right side overlooking the indoor field. Below is rough list of what will be covered. Please note that we will discuss changing to a ladder format next season so all captains should send a representative.




3. Divisions – The number of teams in A and C is 16 and in B and D it is 24 therefore we will have to play games outside Oshawa.  
4. Memberships – ODSA for Insurance, DUC
5. Field Allocation – Historically A and B have always played at Ritson. 
6. Start Date – Long weekend Monday May 20th  (A and C @ 2 pm, B and D @ 4 pm)(Times still need to confirmed and announced)
7. Rosters – players must be on roster 24 hours prior to game. Do players have to have played during the season to be eligible for the playoffs?
8. Room on individual teams – Need a couple females for the B team.
9. Knowledge of Rules – All captains should read the rules. (download App for I-phone)
10. Team colours – Captains should add their colours to the website. Disc golf – Kevin MacLeod and Chris Beatty are building one in Bowmanville
11. League Rules – DUC has a no foot block rule in effect,(captains can agree prior to game) Endzones are 18 yards long, DUC plays with a standard 3 girls and 4 guys ratio. Teams do not have to match another team that chooses to play 4 girls and 3 guys. In the event of a conflict in jersey colours the home team will maintain their shirt colour. DUC awards 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss and 0 for a defaulted game. No more than 4 players from any one team can play on the same other team(this was changed from 3).
12. Discs – handed out first week at Ritson fields – make sure all your players have bought a membership by that day. Players playing on two teams only receive one disc. Discs will be provided to the team with the red ‘m’.
13. Playoffs – August 11th tournament for A and C divisions. August 12th Tournament for B and D divisions. Quarter-finals on August 19th  Semi finals and finals on August 26th. Games scheduled so that there is no overlap between divisions during  all finals, which means B and D teams will play at 12 pm and 2 pm and A and C divisions will play at 4 pm and 6 pm. Alternate years for which divisions play in the early games.
14. League Party September 8th.
15. City of Oshawa Residents – Due to our number of Oshawa residents we are only allocated 5 fields a season and we use 20. In the future we may lose Oshawa fields and have to play elsewhere.(default to box already checked)
16. Beach Tournament – July 7th ($120) -12 teams 
17. Captains rule clinic will be scheduled soon. Hopefully Sunday May 15th. (Time to be announced)
18. Score boards/Cones - I have ordered more but captains should try to find old ones first. 
19. Ladder Format for next season

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 16, 2012

Summer Registration
The official summer team registration happened last weekend but there is still some room for some more teams. If you missed the registration please contact Kevin as soon as possible to let him know about your intent to join the league. Individual players who want to play should read the Registration page and follow the instructions there to join the league. 
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Mar 28, 2012

Merry Discmas!
Check out the cool video made by Kevin & Beatty!  Click on the image to view...



Posted by M. Zabudsky, Created Tue Dec 20, 2011, Updated Tue Dec 20, 2011

Fall Captain's Meeting Minutes

2011 DUC Captains Meeting

Boston Pizza Dec 1st

If any captains that were present would like anything added to these minutes please feel free to email Kevin with the information. There were sometimes 2 or 3 conversations going on at one time and some information may have been missed or misinterpreted. 

Captains Present:

Kevin MacLeod (Highland Huckers), Matt Cronin – Secretary/ (Afternoon Delight), Chris Beatty- Treasurer (Band on the Run), Stacey (Disc-go-ducks), Randy (Frisbeers), Derek (Hardcore UFOs), Theresa (Hammerheads), Jamie (Discdevils), Craig (SofaKings), Kristy ( Landsharks), Mark (Huck’n Heroes)  Kelly (Kaboom) Marc Zabudsky (Teamopolis)

  1. Structure of Summer Divisions

There was a lengthy discussion on the possibility of changing to a ladder format.

- All divisions worked really well this year. Spirit was extremely high and there were very few complaints so why would we change?

-Bye week complaints – ladder does not fix this

- ladder allows free movement of teams up and down

- ladder system allows more evenly matched games – not necessarily true, especially in wager ladder system which relies on score difference which makes running up score more likely

-Multiple team players affected by being limited to which teams they can join or which divisions their second team can be in. Sometimes results in their second team being in a division that is too hard for them or too easy– ladder does not fix this

- B is just a reorganization of A teams

If a ladder was introduced it would result in the A teams going in one division and the B teams going in the other due to lots of overlapping players. This would probably then result in the C teams having to join with the A and the D with the B. No C team would crack into the top 8 A teams and the teams at the top of the C would end up getting crushed by the A teams when they moved up the ladder.

-Mobility of teams to move within time slot is a problem due to disparity in talent

-make 6 divisions???

-spirit component into ladder system??

- One captain pointed out that with current structure (B summer with 13 teams) her team did not win because her team played one less game then the winning team. This was considered by the league when determining a winner and since the winning team had beat the other team during the season they would have won the tie breaker anyways. Having an uneven number of teams within a division is not ideal and can lead to this kind of potential problem.

Another problem with round robin format with a different number of game weeks vs teams is that you might get some teams playing other teams twice but not all teams twice. This means some teams may have an easier schedule and win the league because of it.

- Suggestion was made to try the ladder this winter with the Sunday indoor league instead of splitting the division into 2.

-Leagues like TUC and OCUA have ladders because their divisions are on different nights and they have 100s of teams. With DUC having two divisions on one night it complicates matters as some players play on two teams.

-more fields needed through the week so we can have other divisions

-It was brought up that the league caters too much to players who play on two teams

-Can we find out average age of league????

-A, B, and a C/D combo ladder division? This is not possible because there are too many teams in the B division with A players.

-2 Divisions:  Competitive vs. Rec?

- C and D divisions would run very well as a ladder. The only way to do this would be to have B division in one time slot and then A, C and D in the other. Due to field space limitations this would mean going to Bowmanville or Whitby for games

  • TUC Wednesday |Summer West used as an example of problems with the ladder system to show that the results for ladder system can also seem unfair. Check out the following records or wins, losses and ties and see if it seems fair.

Frizbots 10-4-1, Playground bullies 9-4-2 (beat frizbots twice), Slam Dunks 7-6-2, Erin’s Wolfpack 11-3-1(played frizbots once and won), Great Rumpuscat 9-5-1, Huckin’ Insane 12-2-1(never played Frizbots

Huckin’ Insane 15 games, played 1 team 3 times, 1 team twice

Frizbots played 3 teams 3 times, and 1 team twice and so only saw 9 different teams

- A team that goes 2-3 could move down and crush opponents. A team that goes 3-2 could move up and get crushed by teams

- top teams play each other over and over (same with bottom teams)

-Schedule put out in small junks, either weekly (wager system) or every 3-5 weeks with a tiered ladder system. however switching 5 pm and 7 pm  times could remain consistent so captains would know when they are playing just not where they are playing.

- TUC and OCUA both say that the ladder is not ideal for divisions of between 8 and 10 teams.

In the end the captains voted to postpone the discussion on the introduction on the ladder system. Ladder system can be discussed at spring meeting.

Alternative to Ladder and Current Round Robin

The B division could be broken into 2 divisions B1 and B2 and a modified schedule could be produced. We have done this in the past where the top teams play each other twice and then play the other teams once. Likewise for the bottom division where they play each other twice and then play the top once.

-Lengthen the summer season? This would interfere with the highly popular and successful fall league. One possibility is to look into the fall league running throughout the week to accommodate the extra Sundays for summer league.

- Should we Play some indoor Games in early May to lengthen the season?  Expensive $75 per hour per team – captains said no to this.

  1. Playoffs
  • Tournament was 2 days with B and D on Saturday and A and C on Sunday
  • Worked well some complaints that it was too long and some that it was too short. Format will remain the same
  • Food for next year?
  •  Try to increase game times a little. This depends on the number of teams per division.
  • Comment that playoffs cater to players on two teams

2.League Party

  •  Move to a different night. September 8th chosen.
  1. Defaults
  • Default cheque goes to team that showed up?
  • No changes. Current rule - six players with a minimum of 2 girls within 5 minutes of game time. If a team does not have the minimum players by 5 minutes after the scheduled game time the opposing team will automatically be given 5 points and the team that is short players has until 20 minutes after the scheduled game time to field a team. Failure to field a team within the 20 minutes will result in a default. Scooping players to avoid a default is not allowed, however, once a team defaults you can scoop. Captains must input stats for their games by the end of Tuesday.
  1. Fall League
  • Ø 12 team Fall Hat league  Managed to get 11 games worth by acquiring weekday games. No problems.
  1. Winter League
  • 12 team Sunday league – divisions to be split after first 11 game round robin
  • 8 team Tuesday leagues – Round robin to start, now divisions created
  1. Important Dates for next year
  • Registration Date: March 24th 2012
  • Spring Captains Meeting April 21st, 2012
  1. Tournaments
  • Charity Beach tournament raised over $2000 for Right to Play. Increased to 16 for next year. Held in Cobourg. Teams from Niagara, Toronto and Bellville

  1. Long Weekend Games
  • We will play during the May long weekend but not in July and August.
  • Review at spring meeting
  1. Playing on Two teams

Rule changed to maximum of 4 players from one team on another…no more than 3 of one gender

-Maximum of 6 players on a second team from a higher division.  Spreads out

talent and increases balance and mentorship

  • rules apply to all divisions

10.  Roster

  • Same as last year. Players must be on your roster 24 hours prior to your game. Captains should not load their roster with A players for playoffs. Should there be a limit?
  • We will review this topic in the spring and decide whether we need a rule such as a player is not eligible to play in the playoffs unless they have played one game during the season. Possible locking of rosters prior to playoffs.

11.  Knowledge of Rules

  • Players and captains must read the rules
  • Captains must pull out the rule book more often during disputed calls.
  •  Continue rule clinic for captains

12.  Awards

Should prizes for division winners be increased? This was not discussed. Better prizes means teams will be more competitive about winning.

13.  Disc Design Competition

  • If you want to design a disc for next season please have your submissions in by Christmas. The winner will receive a free disc and be idolized by millions of people.

14.  AGM (2010)

  • December 14th, 2011

15.  Other business

-Privacy bill approaching which may play into registration

-Bill addressed fields-no weekday for fields for city.  Maybe school board.  They can’t say who holds permits but can let you know if its available

-School board gives preference to previous summer field permit holders.

-We need to explore what fields are available.

-Volunteers needed research durham public school board fields and report to Bill/Kevin

-south Oshawa indoor facility for charity and tournament….Bowmanville facility, Oshawa etc.

16.  Website

q  Assign a Team Administrator -enter correct emails for your players and then check box to send invitation. Delete or disable any players who are no longer on your team.

q  Stats – enter scores,  game MVPs and team MVPs for your own team by Tuesday night or you will default your points.

q  Captains should read over Captain’s Responsibilities on the website

q  Captains should read the Spirit of the game paragraph to their players and encourage players to read the rules

q  Surveys are working well

Volunteers Needed

  • Observers
  • Finding fields - Bill Boyer
  • Photographer – Mike Millar? Byce Zimny
  • League Party – Kristy and Stacey
  • Food for playoffs
  • Junior / Youth League Coordinator
  • Web Admin – (locks statistics on Wednesdays)
  • Publicity, charity events –
  • Tournaments (charity/playoff) – Kevin MacLeod
  • Awards – Rob Henning
  • Clinics – Kevin MacLeod/L.P./Bill Boyer
  • Journalists – need volunteers to take pictures and write small summaries of games.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Dec 4, 2011, Updated Sun Dec 4, 2011

Indoor Final Payments

Sunday League
Due to us picking up the extra time slot our total fee was reduced by $25 per time slot so this year will be cheaper then last year. Yippee! The cost per week is $104 per team. Teams have already paid $1500 so that leaves $1204 to be paid. I will not cash this cheque until the new year but I would like to get it off of you as soon as you can write it. I play on Huck U on Sundays.

Tuesday League
There are a couple options for this one.
The cost per team is $152.5 per week per team. So for the first session of 12 weeks, since teams have already put down $1400 teams still owe $430. This is due right now.

Now for the second session we are booked for 2 time slots for 11 more weeks. Maintaining the same 8 teams and 7 on 7, all teams must pay $152.5*11 = $1677.5 or as I said in the email $1670 to bring the total to $3500. So please give Kevin  two cheques for the remaining amounts. The $430 will be cashed right away and the $1670 will not be cashed until the new year. Or I guess if you want to total the two together I will just wait to cash that one until the new year. Just make sure you end up paying $3500 in total. By the way if you are adding the two remaining cheques together then it adds up to $2100.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Nov 29, 2011

Captain's Meeting and AGM
The Captain's meeting will be held at the Bowmanville Boston Pizza at 7:30 pm on Thursday December 2nd. At this meeting we will be reviewing the 2011 Season and thinking of ideas to improve the 2012 season. The league will also be looking for volunteers to help run certain aspects of the league and so if there is anyone that wants to get more involved they are welcome to come regardless of whether they are captain's or not.

The AGM will be held at the Bowmanville Boston Pizza at 7:30 pm on Wednesday December 14th. The main purpose of an AGM is to comply with legal requirements, such as the presentation and approval of the audited accounts, election of directors, consultant reports, changes to the constitution, and appointment of auditors for the new accounting term. The Agenda for the AGM is below.

2010 AGM Agenda

Wednesday December 14th  @ 7:30 pm at Boston Pizza Bowmanville

a)      Call to order - 

b)      Establishment of Quorum (5) –

c)      Appointment of Scrutineers –

d)     Approval of the Agenda –

e)      Declaration of any Conflicts of Interest

f)       Adoption of Minutes of the previous Annual Meeting –

g)      Board, Committee and Staff Reports –

h)      Report of Accountants –

i)        Appointment of Accountants –

j)        Business as specified in the meeting notice – no new business

k)      Election of new Directors –

Treasurer- Matt Cronin Nominated

Vice President – No nominations

l)        Adjournment –


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Nov 23, 2011, Updated Wed Nov 23, 2011

DUC AGM is December 14th at 7:30 pm at Boston Pizza in Bowmanville
The main purpose of the AGM is to comply with legal requirements, such as the presentation and approval of the audited accounts, election of directors, consultant reports, changes to the constitution, and appointment of auditors for the new accounting term. Any member of DUC is welcome to attend. This is not the same as a captain's meeting where we discuss the past season and suggest changes for the following season.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Nov 7, 2011

Sunday League set to start on October 30th.
The Sunday league, which will consist of 12 teams, will start next week on October 30th. All games will be played at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Centre WISC. (Rossland and Country Lane) The game times will be 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm on both fields. The rules are on the website so please read them. The league will start off as a 12 team league but if there is a significant difference in skill this may be changed similar to last season where we switched to two divisions of 6. The individual teams are still in need of some guys so if you know anyone please encourage them to sign up asap.

The Schedule will be up by mid-week. Just select divisions/team/schedule and then change the division to sunday and look for your schedule.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Oct 22, 2011

Indoor Leagues
The Tuesday Indoor League starts on October 18th. The rules will be the same as the 6 on 6 rules except that teams will play 4 guys and 3 girls. If a team wants to play 3 guys and 4 girls the other team does not have to match.

The Sunday league still needs around 10 players in order to fill out the last team. We will hopefully start at the end of October providing the final team has been filled. Otherwise we will start on November 6th. Please encourage players to sign up.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 17, 2011

Fall League News
Hello all fall players, the teams have been set up and can be seen on the website. You should have received an email from us indicating what team you are on. Please follow the link within the email so that your account gets set up properly. Four people may have received two emails as I changed their teams. In this case they should follow the second email. There is still a couple of spots left on some teams and as I get more registrants I will fill in these spots. I cannot guarantee links anymore. If anyone requested a link that was not done please let me know asap. 
I would like the following people to be captains of the teams if they wish to. Team 1 Aitken, 2 Daigle, 3 Henning, 4 Crawford, 5 Reitsma, 6 Gorham, 7 Latter, 8 Blouin, 9 Walker, 10 Rehorst, 11 Young, 12 O'Connor. If any of you do not wish to be captain please have a team discussion and send me the name of the alternate. Basically your duties will be to distribute the shirts and enter scores.
I ask that captains do not change their team names until I have all 11 games on the schedule which should be by the end of the week. 
All players must check their schedules carefully. The field times and locations change quite a bit. There are games on the long weekends. The September long weekend games are on the monday(Sept 5) in the afternoon instead of the sunday. For the Thanksgiving weekend the city is closed on the monday so I put the games on the Saturday thinking that this would be better than the Sunday. I know I can't make everyone happy but hopefully this works for the majority of you. 
All teams have at least 7 girls and some have 8. Teams can play with 4 girls and 3 guys for some shifts if they happen to have lots of girls at a game and not many guys. The other team does not have to match this ratio.


Shirts
I have tried a different company for the shirts. Hopefully they work out well. They were a bit more pricey which is why I increased the cost by $5. Due to the fact that I just guess at sizes I cannot guarantee that all players will get a shirt that fits. If you happen to be one of these people then just give it away as a present. The best thing to do is start with the smallest people and work your way up. They have women's sizes but I am not sure that they are different then the males. Here is the breakdown of sizes.
1 women's Medium (smallest female gets this one)
5 women's Large (Please give these to women)
3 men's medium (men or women can wear these)
8 men's Large
1 men's XL (biggest guy gets this one)
There are 18 shirts and only 17 players so I will be around to collect the extra shirt once captains have worked out the sizes.

Games start tomorrow for some teams so check your schedule right now.

Good Luck with the season and remember there is no prize for winning other than bragging rights so just have fun.

Kevin
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 29, 2011

Fall and Winter Leagues
Fall League and Winter League Information

Fall League (August 28th-October 16th, 11 games)
Registration is currently under way. The fall league will start on August 28th and run 8 weeks until October 17th. Most games will be on Sundays, but each team will play 3 games during the week(under lights), on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, so that each team will play a total of 11 games. There will be games on the long weekend Mondays in September. The Thanksgiving weekend their might be a game on the Saturday or Sunday as they are closed on the Monday. The games will start at either 2 pm or 4 pm and will be played mainly at the Civic fields, but there will be some games at other fields in Oshawa. There will be 12 hat teams and each team will play each other team once. Players can sign as individuals or in a group of a maximum of 4 people. During registration players must rank themselves and then teams will be made trying to even out the skill. If you plan on linking yourself with other players make sure you all link using the same last name (ie SMITH). Even the person who everyone else is linking to should put SMITH so that when I sort the names using excel all the players will appear together. Also, if you are joining as a group of 3 or 4 people then you must have a minimum of 1 girl join with you.

Sunday Winter League
This league will be the same as last year. There will be 12 teams and we may start off with 2 divisions or we may have 11 games where all teams get to play each other and then we split into divisions. The approximate cost per player ends up being around $10. I think we ended up charging $1500 and then $1400. If any captains have their cheque books handy they can let me know. The season runs 26 weeks from mid October to Early May with breaks during Christmas and March break. If you want to be a part of this then please get me the cheques asap. Either bring them to me at field 2 this weekend or mail it to Kevin MacLeod 4776 Newtonville Road, Newtonville, ON L0A1J0

Teams in so far
1.Mike Millar (cheque received)
2.Mark Crawford (cheque received)
3.Randy Aitken(cheque received)
4.Derek Marcotte (cheque received)
5.Frank Ogiltree (cheque received)
6. Allan Latter (cheque received)
7. L.P. (cheque received)
8. Kelly Anne Fagan (cheque received)
9.Michael Sigsworth
10. Lee O'Brien


Tuesday Winter League
This league is brand new and will be run at the brand new Oshawa Indoor Field house which is a full size indoor soccer field. It will be a 7 on 7 league. At the moment I believe I have 7 teams interested and they are listed below. I am going to make it a 12 week league to start. The total cost per team is going to be $1800. If you want to enter a team let me know right away by email and then send me a cheque for $1400 as a downpayment. If we can get up to 12 teams that would be great. (FYI-The cost per hour for the full field is $610. But that is divided by 4 teams (assuming we get multiples of 4 teams) which means it is $152.50 per team per hour. With a 15 member team you are looking at $10 per player. The league will run until around Christmas time and then we will look into running another league for 16 weeks in the new year.

If you want to make this happen then please get me the cheques asap. Either bring them to me at field 2 this weekend or mail it to Kevin MacLeod 4776 Newtonville Road, Newtonville, ON L0A1J0.


Teams Showing Interest so far: 
1. L.Ps team, (cheque received)
2. Bob Green's(Draper) team?, (cheque received)
3. Sandy Rehorst (cheque received)
4. Clint Rietsma Blue Steel, (cheque received)
5. Mark Crawford (cheque received)
6. Chris Pearcey/Jen Bates (cheque received $1800)
7. Kevin MacLeod BHS Team
8. Individual team
This league is brand new and will be run at the brand new Oshawa Indoor Field house which is a full size indoor soccer field. It will be a 7 on 7 league. At the moment I believe I have 7 teams interested and they are listed below. I am going to make it a 12 week league to start. The total cost per team is going to be $1800. If you want to enter a team let me know right away by email and then send me a cheque for $1400 as a downpayment. If we can get up to 12 teams that would be great. (FYI-The cost per hour for the full field is $610. But that is divided by 4 teams (assuming we get multiples of 4 teams) which means it is $152.50 per team per hour. With a 15 member team you are looking at $10 per player. The league will run until around Christmas time and then we will look into running another league for 16 weeks in the new year.

If you want to make this happen then please get me the cheques asap. Either bring them to me at field 2 this weekend or mail it to Kevin MacLeod 4776 Newtonville Road, Newtonville, ON L0A1J0.
Teams Showing Interest so far:
L.Ps team, 
Bob Green's(Draper) team?, 
Sandy Rehorst (cheque received)
Clint Rietsma Blue Steel, 
Mark Crawford (cheque received)
Chris Pearcey
Michelle McEwan
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 10, 2011, Updated Wed Sep 21, 2011

2011 Playoffs

2011 Playoffs

All the schedules are done! Just go to your teams schedule and print it. Captains please have a look at your schedule and check the number of games you play, the locations and the times to make sure it all makes sense. Let me know of any problems right away. 

A few teams dropped out of playoffs and I moved the last place team in the C division team to the D division to even out the divisions and make scheduling easier. 

If your games happen to fall behind schedule just try to keep things moving as best you can. And if it rains keep playing unless there is lightning. If there is lightning please stop playing and do not resume playing until you have not heard thunder for 1/2 hour.

Captains please keep track of scores and enter them on the website immediately after the tournament.

Good Luck to all teams and remember to play with Spirit.


Don't Forget about the League Party on Saturday Night at the Sports Garden Cafe in Whitby! Doors open at 6 pm, Food served at 6:30, Spirit award skits at 8 pm.

Saturday August 13th Playoffs

B Division – 12 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 6. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 5 games on the Saturday. The games will be 40 minutes long with two 20 minute halves and a half time. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 21st at 6 pm. After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The two bottom teams from each pool will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on Sunday August 21st. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 28th at 12 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 28th at 2 pm.

Pool A: Highland Huckers/Huck’n Heros/UFOs/Backhanded Compliment/Slings of David/WMD

Pool B: MC Hammer/Kaboom/LandSharks/Tequilla Mockingbird/Discs of Hazzard/Geris

D Division Playoffs – 10 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 5 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their  pool. This means they will play 4 games on the Saturday. The games will be 40 minutes in length with two halves of 20 minutes plus a half time. Due to the odd number of teams in a pool each team will have a bye game. After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 21st  at 6 pm. The two bottom teams from each pool will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on Sunday August 21st . The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 28th at 12 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 28th at 2 pm.

Pool A – Redisculus/The Tornados/Bulging Disc/The DISClaimers/The Floppy Discs

Pool B  - Projectile DISCfunction/U Can’t Touch Disc/Pic N Flick/Sofa King Ultimate/InDISCribable


Sunday August 14th Playoffs

A Division – 8 teams

Each team will play 3 one-hour games (30 minute halves, with a half-time) against the teams in their pool. The games have been scheduled for 1.5 hours so that there is extra time in case the last point is a long one.

Pool A – Band on the Run/Frisbeerz/Unbalanced Mountain Goats/Ninja Squirrels

Pool B – Duc Hunters/Blue Steel/Frizz in My Pants/Barbarians

After pool play all scores must be entered on the website.  On Sunday August 21st at 4 pm, the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc.

C Division – 10 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 5 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their  pool. This means they will play 4 games on the Saturday. The games will be 40 minutes in length with two halves of 20 minutes plus a half time. Due to the odd number of teams in a pool each team will have a bye game.  After pool play all scores must be entered on the website. The following week the top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc.  The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 21st  at 4 pm. The two bottom teams from each pool will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on Sunday August 21st. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 28th at 4 pm(the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 28th  at 6 pm

Pool A: Victorious Secret/Disc Devils/Bad Mutha Huckers/Disc-Go-Ducks/Antidiscestablishmentarianism

Pool B: Huck’n Hustlers/Disco-tech/Huckamaniacs/Hammer Heads/Ultimate Slackers



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 10, 2011, Updated Fri Aug 12, 2011

Beach Tournament Update
Storm the Beach Charity Tournament Summary

The Charity Beach Tournament was held on Saturday August 6th and this year we expanded from 12 to 16 teams. Teams came from as far away as Belleville and Niagara to compete but most teams were from the Toronto area. It was a hot and humid day and the beach was packed with ultimate players and civilians looking to work on their tans. Luckily though it was also slightly hazy which lessened the severity of many sun burns. All teams played hard and played with a lot of spirit. The only complaints I heard was that players' legs and feet were sore from running in the sand. In the final game we had two teams from Toronto competing to see who would be declared champions. After all the sand had settled it was Sandy Boxes who were victorious over the Wolfpack. Congratulations to the Sandy Boxes!! As the winners of the tournament they were able to pick the charity. The tournament raised $2005 which is going to be donated to "Right to Play".  For those of you who don't know much about the charity here is a section I copied from their website. "Right To Play is committed to every child’s right to play. We give children a chance to become constructive participants in society, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, social background or religion. Through games and sports, we help create social change in communities affected by war, poverty and disease.". Thanks to all teams that participated. It was a very fun and exciting day.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Aug 7, 2011, Updated Sun Aug 7, 2011

Beach Tournament Update
beach letter2011 for older computers.doc (99.50 K)Download the above document for the schedule and tournament information
Beach Tournament Update

I am expanding to 16 teams due to overwhelming interest
Teams In (cheque has been received)
1. Melissa Dunseith
2. NUTS - Andrew Browne from Niagara Falls
3. BULLDOGS - Laurie Zacour
4. COURTESY FLUSH - Laura Wiese (Toronto)
5. YOU LOOK BETTER ON FACEBOOK - Jeff Chik (Toronto) 
6. A FEW TEACHERS AND A BUNCH OF OTHER PEOPLE - Stacey Daigle
7. MMV - Georgios Stamatopoulos
8.Amanda Chiu (cheque from Sandy Fung)
9.PFD - Brady Malta
10. STRANGERS WITH CANDY- Aaron Cheung
11. STORM THE BEACH - Bob Green
12. WOLFPACK - Ronald Siu
13. John Rieti
14. BELLVILLE - Brice McCarrell
15 Joella DeBoar
16 I am trying to create a hat team

This year the Durham Ultimate Club will be holding a COED, 6 on 6 (4-2 ratio), 12 team maximum, Charity Beach Tournament on Saturday August 6th (8:30-5pm) at the World Famous Cobourg Beach. It is open to any team from any league. Each team is guaranteed five (30 minute) games and teams making it to the final will play six games. There is no minimum or maximum number of players. The entry fee is $120 per team. If you are interested in being a part of the tournament send cheques  to Durham Ultimate Club, 4776 Newtonville Road, Newtonville, ON, L0A1J0. The cheques will not be cashed until 1 week before the tournament.



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Jul 19, 2011, Updated Thu Aug 4, 2011

Games Cancelled for Sunday May 29th
Games Cancelled for Sunday May 29th

As indicated in the email sent out to all players the city has cancelled all field use for this weekend. Hopefully we get some dry weather next week and the fields dry up for the following weekend. Also, we should have the discs and cones for that following weekend so captains please plan on arriving early to pick them up.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 27, 2011, Updated Fri May 27, 2011

24 Hour Game June 18 - DUC plays from 1-2 pm.
2011 Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game will be held on June 18th. Closer to the date there will be a forum post to see who wants to play in this game.

Below are a list of the game times for this year’s game.  

 Mountain time zone on June 17
 1) Yellowknife 10-11 pm 

Pacific time zone on June 17-18
 2) Chilliwack 10-11  pm
 3) Kamloops, BC 11 pm -12 am 
 4) Nanaimo, BC 12-1  am
 5) Victoria, BC 1-2  am

Newfoundland time zone on June 18
6) NL 6:30-7:30  am

Atlantic time zone on June 18
7) PEI: 7-8  am
8) Halifax: 8-9 am 
9) St. John 9-10  am

Eastern time zone on June 18
10) Quebec 9-10  am
11) Montreal 10-11 am
12) Ottawa 11 am -12  pm
13) Kingston 12-1  pm
14) Durham 1-2  pm
15) Toronto 2-3  pm
16) Waterloo 3-4  pm
17) Sudbury/North Bay 4-5  pm
18) Parry Sound 5-6  pm
19) Thunder Bay 6-7  pm
 
Central time zone on June 18
20) Winnipeg 6-7  pm

Mountain time zone on June 18
21) Saskatoon 6-7  pm  
22) Calgary 7-8  pm
23) Edmonton 8-9  pm

Pacific time zone on June 18
24) Prince George 8-9  pm
25) North Shore 9-10  pm
26) Vancouver 10-11  pm
27) Surrey 11 pm -12 am
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 13, 2011

Registration
Registration is on Saturday March 26th at 10 am.

at the Sports Garden Cafe in Whitby. (Baseline and Henry Street)

Read the registration information on the side menu for more details.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Mar 19, 2011, Updated Sat Mar 19, 2011

Indoor Pickup Ultimate Starting January 7th
Pickup Ultimate

Ultimate pickup will begin on Friday 7th January 2011 at the Durham Indoor Soccer Complex on Terwilligar in Oshawa. This is a brand new type of event for both the Durham Ultimate Club and the Durham Indoor Soccer complex and we really hope that it is successful so that we can start running more events like this.

The cost will be $12 and the game will run from 6-7 pm, however, the field is frequently open beforehand and if this is the case, the game will begin at 5.30pm or as soon as there is enough players. Please aim to arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of time in order to get organized and maximize field time.

In order to participate you will first need to become members of Durham Pickup Soccer on Meetup (a website that hosts local groups). The web address for this is http://www.meetup.com/Durham-Pickup-Soccer/ The initial registration involves just a few personal details and is completely free. Don't worry that it says pickup soccer, once you are registered you will be able to sign up for ultimate as well as other pickup sports such as indoor soccer.

Once you are a member go to http://www.meetup.com/Durham-Pickup-Soccer/calendar/dlrbqypcbkb/?from=list&offset=0 to register for the pickup Ultimate.


OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Players are requested to bring both red and white shirts so that teams can be easily formed.

The target is to get 20 players to ensure everyone gets a good run. Typically, there are a few no shows so we will allow up to 24 (which includes the non-playing organizer) to register. If you are on the waitlist, you will be notified by e-mail if a spot opens up. This number will be tweaked as necessary.

The price is $12 per player per game ($10.62 + $1.38 HST) payable on the day before playing. Please bring correct money and preferably not the shrapnel from your change jar.

We have a couple of other basic rules that will help with the smooth running and maximize everyone's enjoyment.

1. Players registered for each event through this site have priority over all others provided they arrive, register and pay before the advertised start time. Once the advertised start time has expired, registered players lose this priority. This means that a registered player may not be permitted to participate if they arrive late and 20 players have already registered.
2. Players who are not registered through the site but show in the hope of playing will be accepted at the start time on a first come first serve basis provided there are no more than 19 players already registered.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Dec 20, 2010, Updated Mon Dec 20, 2010

TUC – 30 Years in 30 Minutes
Check out this video and start thinking about our own video that will happen in 20 years.

TUC – 30 Years in 30 Minutes http://shar.es/0Icb6
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 25, 2010

DUC Charity Tournament update
Thank you DUC! The winning team for the 1st Annual DUC Ultimate Beach Charity Tournament in 2009 decided that the proceeds would go to the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) in Toronto. The 2nd Annual DUC Ultimate Beach Charity Tournament raised $800.00 that was personally delivered to Sick Kids this fall. Five years ago one of our DUC families were looking forward to the arrival of their second child in the fall. On their first day of summer vacation they had quite a shock when their newest family member, a little girl, arrived 14 weeks prematurely (at 6 months or 26 weeks gestation). In order to survive she relied on life support as well as 24 hour care from a team of dedicated doctors and nurses. Cora Beatty spent her first 50 days at the Sick Kids. Her family will be forever grateful to them for giving Cora the very best start in life! The Beatty family would like to extend their thanks to the league and look forward to seeing you all out at the 3rd Annual Ultimate Beach Tournament in Cobourg again next year! Sick Kids is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. This month Cora proudly presented Sick Kids with the generous donation from DUC!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Oct 20, 2010, Updated Wed Oct 20, 2010

Minutes from Fall Captain's Meeting - September 27th
2010 DUC Fall Captains Meeting.doc (41.00 K)The captains game went well. We played for 2 hours and had a total of 22 players. After the game we held the meeting in the conference room. Minutes are attached.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 28, 2010

*DUC represented @ North York General’s Underwear Affair*
Congratulations to team “F*CK Cancer” for raising $5280.00 for cancer research and supporting people currently undergoing treatment. The event took place on Saturday, August 28^th in the Beaches area of Toronto. Participants either walked 5 km or ran 10 km. Some of the proceeds ($400) raised at DUC’s annual charity tournament sponsored this team composed of 10 Durham area women, one of whom lost her husband to cancer just last year. Three of the team members have played on DUC teams for many years; Shonagh Craddock, Bronwyn Meech & Tanya Ramsay. It’s not too late to contribute to this worthy cause – visit… http://to10.uncoverthecure.org/site/TR?pg=pfind&fr_id=1180 <http://to10.uncoverthecure.org/site/TR?pg=pfind&fr_id=1180> to help team F*CK Cancer reach their $5900.00 fundraising goal.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Aug 30, 2010, Updated Mon Aug 30, 2010

League Champions
DUC Hunters do it again!! Congratulations on another perfect season!

Other Division Winners
B division - DSO and the Hurlers shared the title
C division - Hardcore UFOs
D division - Crisis Averted and Kaboom shared the title
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 24, 2010

Semi Finals for August 22nd
Semi Finals for August 22nd

print this
Download 2010 semis.doc
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 17, 2010

Quarter Finals
Quarter Finals for Sunday Print this Download 2010 Tournament standings.doc
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Aug 15, 2010, Updated Sun Aug 15, 2010

2010 Playoffs

2010 Playoffs



Due to the complexity of scheduling 4 different divisions with different amounts of teams in each division the schedule will be posted in this news and not directly on the website. Please click on your schedule below and print it off.

Team standings will be posted Sunday morning so that teams can figure out which quarter final game they are involved in. The basic format is contained within the link below but there are no teams entered yet. But at least you can see what time you will probably play.

Tournament Information Rules and Master Schedule for Sunday's games
Download 2010 Playoffs.doc - Captains should print this

All schedules are included below. Just click on the links for each division and print your schedule. Enter your scores right onto the schedule and report them to Kevin.

B Division
Download B Div Pools A _ B.htm

C Division
Download C Div Pools A B _ C.htm

D Division
Download D Div Pool A _ B.htm

Included below are the schedules just in case someone cannot access the files:

2010 B Division Pool A Schedule

Round Time Home Score Away Score Location
1 9:00 AM Hurlers Bye N/A
1 9:00 AM Frizz in my pants Weapons of Mass Disktruction Field 4
1 9:00 AM Ninja Squirrels Tequilla Mockingbird Field 3
2 9:45 AM Weapons of Mass Disktruction Hurlers Field 3
2 9:45 AM Bye Tequilla Mockingbird N/A
2 9:45 AM Frizz in my pants Ninja Squirrels Field 4
3 10:30 AM Hurlers Tequilla Mockingbird Field 4
3 10:30 AM Weapons of Mass Disktruction Ninja Squirrels Field 3
3 10:30 AM Bye Frizz in my pants N/A
4 11:15 AM Ninja Squirrels Hurlers Field 3
4 11:15 AM Tequilla Mockingbird Frizz in my pants Field 4
4 11:15 AM Weapons of Mass Disktruction Bye N/A
5 12:00 AM Hurlers Frizz in my pants Field 3
5 12:00 AM Ninja Squirrels Bye N/A
5 12:00 AM Tequilla Mockingbird Weapons of Mass Disktruction Field 4


2010 B Division Pool B Schedule

Round Game Home Score Away Score Location
1 9:00 AM Highland Huckers Bye N/A
1 9:00 AM Hands in my Pants Huck'n Heroes Field 1
1 9:00 AM Slings of David MC Hammer Field 2
2 9:45 AM Huck'n Heroes Highland Huckers Field 2
2 9:45 AM Bye MC Hammer N/A
2 9:45 AM Hands in my Pants Slings of David Field 1
3 10:30 AM Highland Huckers MC Hammer Field 1
3 10:30 AM Huck'n Heroes Slings of David Field 2
3 10:30 AM Bye Hands in my Pants N/A
4 11:15 AM Slings of David Highland Huckers Field 1
4 11:15 AM MC Hammer Hands in my Pants Field 2
4 11:15 AM Huck'n Heroes Bye N/A
5 12:00 AM Highland Huckers Hands in my Pants Field 1
5 12:00 AM Slings of David Bye N/A
5 12:00 AM MC Hammer Huck'n Heroes Field 2

2010 C Division Pool A Schedule
30 minute games no half time
Round Game Home Score Away Score Location
1 1:00 PM Hardcore UFOs Bye N/A
1 1:00 PM Disc Go Ducks The Ultimates Field 1
1 1:00 PM Disc in a Box Disc Connected Field 2
2 1:45 PM The Ultimates Hardcore UFOs Field 1
2 1:45 PM Bye Disc Connected N/A
2 1:45 PM Disc Go Ducks Disc in a Box Field 2
3 2:30 PM Hardcore UFOs Disc Connected Field 1
3 2:30 PM The Ultimates Disc in a Box Field 2
3 2:30 PM Bye Disc Go Ducks N/A
4 3:15 PM Disc in a Box Hardcore UFOs Field 1
4 3:15 PM Disc Connected Disc Go Ducks Field 2
4 3:15 PM The Ultimates Bye N/A
5 4:00 PM Hardcore UFOs Disc Go Ducks Field 1
5 4:00 PM Disc in a Box Bye N/A
5 4:00 PM Disc Connected The Ultimates Field 2

2010 C Division Pool B Schedule
Two 20 minute halves + half time
Round Game Home Score Away Score Location
1 1:00 PM The Huck'n Hustlers Pic N Flick Field 4
1 1:00 PM Huckamaniacs Victorious Secret Field 3
2 2:00 PM Victorious Secret The Huck'n Hustlers Field 3
2 2:00 PM Pic N Flick Huckamaniacs Field 4
3 3:00 PM The Huck'n Hustlers Huckamaniacs Field 3
3 3:00 PM Victorious Secret Pic N Flick Field 4

2010 C Division Pool C Schedule
Two 20 minute halves + half time
Round Game Home Score Away Score Location
1 1:00 PM Disco Tech Hammerheads Field 5
1 1:00 PM Bad Mutha Huckas Ultimate Slackers Field 6
2 2:00 PM Ultimate Slackers Disco Tech Field 5
2 2:00 PM Hammerheads Bad Mutha Huckas Field 6
3 3:00 PM Disco Tech Bad Mutha Huckas Field 5
3 3:00 PM Ultimate Slackers Hammerheads Field 6

2010 D Division Pool A Schedule

Round Game Home Score Away Score Location
1 9:00 AM Crisis Averted Bye N/A
1 9:00 AM AntiDISCestablishme… Sofa King Ultimate Field 6
1 9:00 AM Roughley's Rookies Bulging Disc Field 5
2 9:45 AM Sofa King Ultimate Crisis Averted Field 6
2 9:45 AM Bye Bulging Disc N/A
2 9:45 AM AntiDISCestablishme… Roughley's Rookies Field 5
3 10:30 AM Crisis Averted Bulging Disc Field 6
3 10:30 AM Sofa King Ultimate Roughley's Rookies Field 5
3 10:30 AM Bye AntiDISCestablishme… N/A
4 11:15 AM Roughley's Rookies Crisis Averted Field 5
4 11:15 AM Bulging Disc AntiDISCestablishme… Field 6
4 11:15 AM Sofa King Ultimate Bye N/A
5 12:00 AM Crisis Averted AntiDISCestablishme… Field 5
5 12:00 AM Roughley's Rookies Bye N/A
5 12:00 AM Bulging Disc Sofa King Ultimate Field 6


2010 D Division Pool B Schedule

Round Game Home Score Away Score Location
1 9:00 AM kaboom Bye N/A
1 9:00 AM Redisculus the DISclaimers Conlin Meadows N
1 9:00 AM U Can't Touch Disc DiscTractors Conlin Meadows S
2 9:45 AM the DISclaimers kaboom Conlin Meadows N
2 9:45 AM Bye DiscTractors N/A
2 9:45 AM Redisculus U Can't Touch Disc Conlin Meadows S
3 10:30 AM kaboom DiscTractors Conlin Meadows S
3 10:30 AM the DISclaimers U Can't Touch Disc Conlin Meadows N
3 10:30 AM Bye Redisculus N/A
4 11:15 AM U Can't Touch Disc kaboom Conlin Meadows S
4 11:15 AM DiscTractors Redisculus Conlin Meadows N
4 11:15 AM the DISclaimers Bye N/A
5 12:00 PM kaboom Redisculus Conlin Meadows N
5 12:00 PM U Can't Touch Disc Bye N/A
5 12:00 PM DiscTractors the DISclaimers Conlin Meadows S
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Aug 12, 2010, Updated Thu Aug 12, 2010

Beach Tournament
Congratulations to the Beach Bums from Peterborough for winning the second annual DUC Charity Beach Tournament. They went undefeated on the day and beat out a very good toronto team named AKA in the final game by a score of 6-4. The level of competition and spirit was excellent all day long from all teams. Thanks to all teams for participating and making this tournament a great success. We raised $1200 for charity!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jul 15, 2010, Updated Thu Jul 15, 2010

Beach Tournament Teams so far
beach letter2010.doc (28.00 K)1. Yarr (Durham Touring team)
2. MMV (Toronto)
3. Mutiny (Durham touring team)
4. Life's a Beach and then you marry one (Toronto)
5. Clam Diggers (DUC players .. Jen Fisher)
6. Huck'n Heroes (DUC team)
7. Contagious Crabs (Justine)
8. Bulldogs (TUC)
9. Slings of David (DUC team)

I am going for 12 teams. The following 3 teams have all said that they are coming. (Chris Welsh's team, Charlie Hustle (Toronto), Beach Bums (peterborough)

More Important Information


The Charity Beach Tournament is only a few days away so here are the final details. Looks like we are going to make it to 12 teams. The tournament is supporting Sick Kids Hospital and other than paying for the prizes for the winning team, all tournament fees will be donated. The games will start at 9:00 am sharp so make sure you aim to be there by 8:15 so that you can find parking and walk to the beach. Captains meeting at 8:45. If anyone arrives early please feel free to help me set up the field lines. Last year we had a lot of people just wander through our games not knowing we were playing, even though we had cones out. So this year I bought some field lines but they require a lot of time to set up. If I run out of time I will just use cones, but I’m hoping enough people show up early enough to help me.

Rules
Basically the rules will be the same as regular ultimate except for the following exceptions:
6 on 6 (4 males, 2 females)
No foot blocks (Sand in the eye hurts too much)
No half time (the games are only 30 minutes, choose your side carefully)
10 yard brick
1-60 second time out, but cannot be used in the last 5 minutes.
In order to speed play along teams can either do a quick cheer or just shake hands.
Points are awarded as follows Win=3 pts, tie = 2 pts, loss = 1 pt
When the time expires(horn blows), finish the point, if the game is tied it remains a tie.
In the event of teams being tied with the same number of total points the tie breaker will be settled as follows: Head to Head record, Points against, +/-, Flip a coin

Directions: (Assuming you are coming from the West)
The best thing to do is google map the cobourg Beach but here are some directions
Take the 401 to Hwy 45 in Cobourg (it is the second exit and is called Division Street) and head south. Once you hit King street you are pretty much there. Just head a couple more blocks South and you will see the beach. We will be playing at the far East end of the Beach so you want to try and park somewhere over there

Parking:
There is all sorts of parking. Free parking is located a few blocks away from the beach on the side streets. As you move closer to the beach it becomes meter parking, which probably isn’t a good option, although since it is Saturday you may not have to pay for the meters. There are some municipal lots where you have to pay by the hour or the day. I think the day maximum is $8. There are also free lots where you can only park for 2 or 3 hours so make sure you don’t pick one of these.

What to bring:
2 different coloured shirts for your team to wear
Discs beach chair hat big umbrellas
Sunscreen towel sunglasses money for lunch
Water bottle snacks camera

Other Things Available at the Beach
Beach Hut – that sells burgers, fries etc
Water Park for kids (try to stay out of here unless you have children)
Playground for kids, Restaurants nearby, Washrooms
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jun 27, 2010, Updated Mon Jul 5, 2010

Great Canadian Ultimate Game will make a stop in Durham!
Great Canadian Ultimate Game
DUC is going to be part of the Great Canadian Ultimate Game which is a country wide game that will take place on July 17th from 3-4pm.

The Great Canadian Ultimate Game is an opportunity for ultimate players to share the spirit of ultimate and highlight the accessibility and inclusive nature of the sport with members of the public and two great charities. Players competing in the Great Canadian Ultimate Game will be working to raise funds for these charities, with players on the red team representing Right to Play!, while players on the white team representing the .Boys & Girls Club

So how does the game work?
The game will start in Yellowknife at midnight on the 17th. Every hour it will move to a new community, where the score will be carried forward and the game will continue. From Yellowknife it will travel to the west coast of Canada, then to Newfoundland before moving back west. All told, 24 communities representing all 10 provinces and 1 territory will be participating in this great game! The team with the highest score at the end of the day will receive 60% of the donations for their charity, while the other team will receive 40% of the donations for their charity.

If you want to be a part of this game please let me know asap. I am also looking for a couple of volunteers to be captains of the red and white teams. Your job will be to take the initial flip, make sure the game starts on time and probably collect money for the charities. As a minimum I need 14 players but I can take up to 34 or so. Don't miss out on this historic event. Parts of the game will be covered by CBC and aired later in the year.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Jun 25, 2010, Updated Sun Jun 27, 2010

2010 Preseason Captain’s Meeting Minutes

2010 Preseason Captain’s Meeting Minutes


1. Introductions – 30 teams represented at the meeting
2. Divisions – The number of teams in A and C must equal 20 and in B and D must equal 20 in order to maintain games in Oshawa only. At the moment A and C = 18 and B and D = 22. If we do not get a B team to move to the A division then the A teams will be scheduled for byes every 5th week. (coin flip to see who gets long weekends)
a. Volunteers to move from B to A – No volunteers
b. Volunteers to move from C to B – No volunteers
c. Volunteers to move from B to C – No volunteers
d. Volunteers to move from C to D – No volunteers
Since there were no volunteers to move divisions, the A and C divisions will be scheduled for byes throughout the season (due to odd number of teams) and the B and D divisions will have to play 1 or 2 games in Bowmanville (due to not enough fields in Oshawa).
3. Field Allocation – Historically A and B have always played at Ritson. Majority voted to maintain status Quo
4. Start Date – May 16th (A and C @ 5 pm, B and D @ 7 pm)
5. long weekends – May 24th, Aug 2nd (July 1st is a Thursday). Majority voted to play games on the Monday of long weekends. No default fee if teams cannot field a full team.
6. Room on individual teams – Currently 33 players so there is room for up to 7 more players.
7. Team colours – Captains should add their colours to the website. If there is a conflict in team colours then the home team gets to wear their colours. Add this to the League rules page 25.
8. Disc golf – Kevin MacLeod and Chris Beatty are putting building one in Bowmanville
9. Discs – handed out first week at Ritson fields – make sure all your players have bought a membership by that day. Players playing on two teams only receive one disc. Discs will be provided to the team in the higher division.
10. Knowledge of Rules – use flow chart
11. League Rules – Briefly went over some of the league rules.
12. Junior team – tryouts April 20th and 22nd at Bowmanville High School at 6 pm.
13. Playoffs – August 14th Tournament. August 15th Quarter-finals. August 22nd Semi finals and finals. Games scheduled so that there is no overlap between divisions on the second and 3rd day, which means B and D divisions will play at 12 pm and 2 pm and A and C teams will play at 4 pm and 6 pm. Alternate years for which divisions play in the early games.
14. Ratio of 4 guys to 3 girls – majority voted to maintain this ratio. Teams do not have to match other teams that choose to play 4 girls and 3 guys.
15. League Party August 14th
16. City of Oshawa Residents – Due to our number of Oshawa residents we are only allocated 5 fields a season and we use 20. In the future we may lose Oshawa fields and have to play elsewhere.
17. Beach Tournament – July 10th ($120) 8-12 teams
18. Captains rule clinic will be scheduled soon
19. Score boards - one per team; Cones –take some if you need some
20. Other Business
a. Look into port a potties at other fields
b. Lank to post info on the forum about how to get rules on a cell phone.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 20, 2010

Catpain`s meeting
The Captain`s meeting is this Saturday April 17th at 2 pm at Isabella`s Chocolate Cafe at 19 Simcoe Street South. Only one representative from each team should attend.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 15, 2010, Updated Thu Apr 15, 2010

Summer Registration has begun
Registration is up and running, please click on 2010 registration info on the side menu for more information.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Mar 16, 2010, Updated Tue Mar 16, 2010

2010 Summer Season
Registration for the 2010 Summer Season, for both teams and individuals, will be occuring during March. At the moment we are working on a few things to try and steamline the registration process so there is nothing to do yet. Last year it was hard for the captain's, to track who on their team had bought a membership and who had not and so we are trying to fix this problem. The fee for a team entry will be reduced from $700 to $650 so if captain's want to start collecting money go ahead. If there are players who would like to join up as individuals this will once again be available and the costs will be the same as last year. We will once again have to sign an online waiver through the ODSA. I am working with them to try and make the process as painfree as possible. Kevin
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Feb 19, 2010, Updated Fri Feb 19, 2010

League and Playoff Champions
Congratulations to the DUC Hunters on their perfect season and perfect playoff record.

In the other divisions the winners were
B - The Team formally know as the "Dirty Stop Outs"
C - Spin Doctors
D - Disclexia

If any of these team have good team photos please send them to me and I will put them on the wall of fame.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 2, 2009, Updated Wed Sep 2, 2009

2009 Semi Finals
2009 Semi Finals.doc (24.50 K)Click on link above or read below

Semi Finals

A Division
Hurlers vs The Barbarians at 4 pm on field 1
Duc Hunters vs Band on the Run at 4 pm on field 2

Final on Ritson Field 2 at 6 pm



B Division
Slings of David vs Huck'n Heroes at 4 pm on field 3
Dirty Stop Outs vs Tequilla Mockingbird at 4 pm on field 4

Final on Ritson Field 3 at 6 pm – go to field 2 after your game to receive award



C Division
Hammer heads vs Huckamaniacs at 4 pm on field 5
Hardcore UFOs vs Spin Doctors At 4 pm on field 6

Final on Ritson Field 5 at 6 pm– go to field 2 after your game to receive award



D Division
Roughley’s Rookies vs Disclexia at 3:30 pm on Sherwood Forest North
Antidiscestablishmentarianism vs D Individuals at 3:30 pm on Sherwood Forest South

In order to make all the finals in the same place you will have to move to Ritson to play your final game.
Final on Ritson Field 4 at 6 pm– go to field 2 after your game to receive award
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 18, 2009, Updated Fri Aug 21, 2009

Quater Final Schedule
2009 Playoffs quarters.doc (58.00 K)Quarter Finals on Sunday August 16th

A Division Standings
1st DUC Hunters
2nd The Hurlers
3rd The Barbarians
4th Band on the Run
5th Just the Tip
6th Wylde Stallions

A Schedule
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
4 pm 3rd overall 6th overall Ritson Field 1
4 pm 4th overall 5th overall Ritson Field 2


C Division Standings
Pool A Pool B
1st Ninja Squirrels 1st Huckamaniacs
2nd Hardcore UFOs 2nd Spin Doctors
3rd MC Hammer 3rd Bad Mutha Huckas
4th The Ultimates 4th Hammer Heads
5th Ultimate Slackers 5th Afternoon Delight
6th Frosted Flicks 6th Disc Go Ducks

C Schedule
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
4 pm 1st in Pool A 4th in Pool B Ritson Field 3
4 pm 1st in Pool B 4th in Pool A Ritson Field 4
4 pm 2nd in Pool B 3rd in Pool A Ritson Field 5
4 pm 2nd in Pool A 3rd in Pool B Ritson Field 6
4 pm 5th in Pool A 5th in Pool B Attersley
4 pm 6th in Pool A 6th in Pool B Attersley


B Division standings
Pool A Pool B
1st Dirty Stop Outs 1st Better From Behind
2nd Highland Huckers 2nd Tequilla Mockingbird
3rd Goopy Slime 3rd slings of David
4th Huck’n Heroes 4th Weapons of Mass Disctruction
5th The Huck’n Hustlers 5th Nobody

B Schedule
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
6 pm 1st in Pool A 4th in Pool B Ritson Field 1
6 pm 1st in Pool B 4th in Pool A Ritson Field 2
6 pm 2nd in Pool B 3rd in Pool A Ritson Field 3
6 pm 2nd in Pool A 3rd in Pool B Ritson Field 4
6 pm Last in Pool A Last in Pool B Ritson Field 5

D Division standings
Pool A Pool B
1st Disclexia 1st Antidiscestablishmentarianism
2nd D Individuals 2nd Roughley’s Rookies
3rd Finger Flick’n Good 3rd Bulging Disc
4th Rediculus 4th U Can’t Touch Disc

D Schedule
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
6 pm 1st in Pool A 4th in Pool B Attersley
6 pm 1st in Pool B 4th in Pool A Attersley
6 pm 2nd in Pool B 3rd in Pool A Sherwood Forest
6 pm 2nd in Pool A 3rd in Pool B Sherwood Forest
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Aug 16, 2009, Updated Sun Aug 16, 2009

PLAYOFFS

2009 Playoffs


Have you started on your playoff beard yet?

Due to the complexity of scheduling 4 different divisions with different amounts of teams in each division the schedule for playoffs will not be put in the website. Please click on your schedule above and print it off. Team standings will be posted so that teams can figure out which quarter final game they are involved in. All scores must be reported to Kevin at Ritson Field 2 or to the sports Garden Café after 6 pm. If anyone wants to volunteer to keep track of their divisions scores and then bring them to me that would be very helpful.

Special Rules for 30 minute games
No half time (the games are only 30 minutes, choose your side carefully)
1-60 second time out, but cannot be used in the last 5 minutes. Teams should not leave the field.
Captains must time their games. When the time expires, finish the point, if the game is tied it remains a tie. If the time expires after a point is scored, but before the next point has started you must still play the next point.
Points are awarded as follows Win=3 pts, tie = 2 pts, loss = 1 pt
In the event of teams being tied with the same number of total points the tie breaker will be settled as follows: Head to Head record, Points against, +/-, Flip a coin

All schedules are included below. Just click on the links for each division.

Morning Playoffs



A Division – 6 teams

You will play five 30 minute games, one against each of the other teams. After the games the 2 top teams will get byes into the semi finals which will be held on August 23rd at 4 pm. The other 4 team will be ranked from 3 to 6 and will play on Sunday August 16th at 4 pm. The winners of those games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 23rd at 4 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 23rd at 6 pm.

Download Division A.htm


C Division – 12 teams

The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 6 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 5 games on the Saturday. The games will be 30 minutes in length. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 16th at 4 pm. The top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The two bottom teams in each pool will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on the Sunday. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 23rd at 3:30 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 23rd at 6 pm.
Unfortunately Pool B of this division had to be scheduled at two different locations. These teams should do their best to maintain the schedule, however, times may change due to travel time.
Directions to Conlin Meadows Park: North on Ritson Rd, past Taunton Rd., east on Coldstream Drive and North on Ormond Drive. Conlin Meadows is on the west side of Ormond Dr. You can also get to Coldstream from Wilson.

Download Division C Pool A.htm
Download Division C Pool B.htm


Afternoon Playoffs


B Division – 10 teams
The divisions will be divided up into two pools of 5 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 4 games on the Saturday. The games will be 40 minutes in length with two 20 minute halves. The top 4 teams in each pool will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 16th at 6 pm. The top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The two bottom teams will be eliminated from the playoffs but will still be scheduled a game against each other on the Sunday. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 23rd at 4 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 23rd at 6 pm.

Download Division B Pool A.htm
Download Division B Pool B.htm
the GERIS have dropped out of playoffs so teams will get a bye for that game

D Division Playoffs – 8 teams

The division will be divided up into two pools of 4 teams. The teams will then play against the other teams in their pool. This means they will play 3 games on the Saturday. The games will be 1 hour in length with two 30 minute halves. The top 4 teams in each pool, which is everyone, will advance to the quarter finals on Sunday August 16th at 6 pm. The top team in pool A will play the 4th place team in Pool B, the second place A team will play the 3rd place B team, etc. The winners of the quarter final games will then go on to play in the semi final game on Sunday August 23rd at 3:30 pm (the losers will be finished for the year). The finals will be held immediately after the semi final on August 23rd at 6 pm.

Download Division D Pool A.htm
Download Division D Pool B.htm



Quarter Finals on Sunday August 16th



All quarter final games are played with 2 – 40 minute halves

Division A
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
4 pm 3rd overall 6th overall Ritson Field 1
4 pm 4th overall 5th overall Ritson Field 2

Division C
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
4 pm 1st in Pool A 4th in Pool B Ritson Field 3
4 pm 1st in Pool B 4th in Pool A Ritson Field 4
4 pm 2nd in Pool B 3rd in Pool A Ritson Field 5
4 pm 2nd in Pool A 3rd in Pool B Ritson Field 6
4 pm 5th in Pool A 5th in Pool B Attersley
4 pm 6th in Pool A 6th in Pool B Attersley

Division B
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
6 pm 1st in Pool A 4th in Pool B Ritson Field 1
6 pm 1st in Pool B 4th in Pool A Ritson Field 2
6 pm 2nd in Pool B 3rd in Pool A Ritson Field 3
6 pm 2nd in Pool A 3rd in Pool B Ritson Field 4
6 pm Last in Pool A Last in Pool B Ritson Field 5

Division D
Time Team 1 Team 2 Location
6 pm 1st in Pool A 4th in Pool B Attersley
6 pm 1st in Pool B 4th in Pool A Attersley
6 pm 2nd in Pool B 3rd in Pool A Sherwood Forest
6 pm 2nd in Pool A 3rd in Pool B Sherwood Forest

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Aug 9, 2009, Updated Wed Aug 12, 2009

YEAR END PARTY IS APPROACHING

End of Year Party


This years’ Year End Party will be held at the Sports Garden Café in Whitby (at Iroquois Park Sports Complex) after the playoff tournament on Saturday August 15th. The cost will be $10 per player(collected by your captains) and all that money will go to ordering food for dinner and renting the facility. The dinner will be a buffet style and you are welcome to eat all you want. Once I know how many people are attending I will order a ton of food. It is really important that those of you that wish to attend give your captain money as soon as possible. That way I can let the bar no how many people to expect and they can schedule and plan accordingly. In order to motivate the captains to get out there and start collecting money, I am going to let the captains in free so long as they get money from at least 5 other people. The event is open to players and their family so long as they all pay. I am not sure if we are able to get deals on alcohol but I will try. The event will start at 6 pm and will finish whenever you want to leave. If you do not want to come for the dinner and the entertainment then you can show up at 9:30. The nice thing about having it at the sports Garden is that there are no alcohol permits involved and no clean up. Everyone is basically responsible for their own conduct. Arrange for babysitters and designated drivers as necessary.

Agenda
6-8 pm Eating
8 pm Most spirited Team Competition
9 pm Awards to Division Winners, door prizes and Individual Spirit Winner prizes
9:30ish Mingle Mingle Mingle

The following teams all have the best spirit scores in their divisions and will be eligible to win their fees paid for next Year:

A Division

Band on the Run
B Division
Highland Huckers, The Team Formally Known As “Dirty Stop Outs”, Huck'n Heroes, Weapons of Mass Disktruction, Goopy Slime
C Division
Hammer Heads
D Division
AntiDISCestablishmentarianism

All they have to do is show up at the party and show us how much spirit they have. Each team will have approximately 5 minutes of “stage” time to entertain the crowd and convince the judges that they are deserving of the $700 prize. This should be quite entertaining. It is not mandatory that teams participate, but they cannot win unless they do. After all the teams perform, the judges will decide the winner. Judges will be decided at the venue. Possible criteria for the judges to consider are: # players involved, evidence of preparation, crowd applause, team unity, etc.

We will have access to a projector for the spirit competition and to show pictures from the season. If anyone has pictures that they have taken they should bring them to the event on a cd and we can add them to the photo show. Please go through and edit the pictures by removing the blurry and inappropriate ones.

The only way this is really going to be a great success is if players give their captains the $10 as soon as possible. I will contact the captains for an idea of how many people are coming after the next game. Thanks in advance to the captains for collecting this money.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jul 20, 2009, Updated Tue Aug 4, 2009

Storm the Beach Tournament
The Charity tournament is less than 3 weeks away and at the moment we only have 5 teams paid. There are many others that have said they are going to play but have not paid their money yet. I will probably cap the tournament at 8 teams until I get 4 more on the wait list and then I will make a tournament of 12. If you are planning to attend then please get your money in very soon. The details of the tournament can be found below: This year the Durham Ultimate Club will be holding a COED, 6 on6 (4-2 ratio), 16 team, Charity Beach Tournament on Saturday July 25th at the World Famous Cobourg Beach. The tournament will run from 8:30 am - 5 pm and is open to any team from any league. Each team is guaranteed five (30 minute) games and teams making it to the final will play six games. The entry fee is $120. Limited space available.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Jul 5, 2009, Updated Mon Jul 13, 2009

DUC Updates
The 2009 season is well under way and so far it has been a good one. There has been a lot of close games and the spirit level has been higher than ever. Most teams seem to be fairly well placed in their divisions. Yes there might be some teams that still haven't won but they have been very close on a few occasions. In the A divsion, the DUC Hunters have come out strong and are leading the pack. In the B division the Highland Huckers suffered their first loss of the season but still remain atop the table since they have played one more game then the Slings of David. The C division is probably our tightest race with 4 teams competing for the top spot held currently by the Ninja Squirrels. And finally in our D division their are currently 2 teams that are underfeated: Disc-lexia and AntiDISCestablishmentarianism. It will be a big game when they play each other in 2 weeks.


So far this season the weather has been fairly cooperative and has not resulted in any postponed games. Although, last weekend was a close call with all that rain we got for the 5 pm games. Please remember to watch the weather and to stop playing when there is thunder or lightning.

Teams should also remember to keep enforcing the rules. If there are disagreements with the rules please try to use the flow chart that we provided at the captains rule clinic to solve any issues. I will also make the flow chart available on the side menu.

The July 25th tournament is approaching quickly and teams need to start getting their money in soon. I have heard lots of teams talking about entering but so far only 3 teams have paid their money. This tournament should be a lot of fun and all the profits go to charity.

If anyone wants to write some news, or cover a game in detail please let me know and we can post it.

Kevin MacLeod
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jun 24, 2009

Captain's Clinic
The Captain's rule clinic is Sunday May 3rd from 3 to 4 at the Whitby Indoor Soccer Complex. To get there go North on Brock Street and then west on Rossland to Country Lane. Turn South on Country Lane and you will see the dome. There are high schools on both sides of Rossland at this intersection. Depending on the weather, there may be a pick up game outside on one of the many surrounding fields after the clinic.

From 2-3 that same day there is the indoor final game so come early and watch. Hope to see you all there. Kevin



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 30, 2009

Minutes of Spring Captain's Meeting
Minutes of Spring Captain's Meeting

The minutes of the meeting are posted on the side menu. Some highlights include:

1. First Game is May 24th
2. First come first serve Beach Ultimate Tournament in Cobourg on July 25th - 16 teams
3. Players that signed up individually will be placed on a team by May.
4. Captain's Rule Clinic - 4 pm May 3rd at Ritson Fields
5. The preseason tournament is cancelled as the Municipality of Clarington has denied our field permits.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 23, 2009, Updated Thu Apr 23, 2009

Captain's Meeting on April 18th
Spring Captain's meeting

The spring Captain's meeting will be this Saturday April 18th at Isabella's cafe at 3 pm. I expect the meeting will take around 1.5 hours. If the captain cannot make the meeting then they should send a team representative in their place.

Isabella's cafe is located at 19 Simcoe Street South in Oshawa. Parking is free on the weekends.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 15, 2009, Updated Wed Apr 15, 2009

Junior Tryouts Postponed due to Weather
Junior Tryouts Postponed due to Weather

The tryouts for the Junior team will be held on Thursday April 16th at 6:00 pm at Bowmanville High School. Check out the Junior page on the side menu for more information.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 7, 2009, Updated Tue Apr 7, 2009

DUC is starting a Junior Team (Ages14-18)
2009 JUNIOR TEAM NEWS.doc (68.50 K)For news on this exciting new offering please click on the Junior Program page on the side menu or click on the attached form. If you know of any players that would be interested please let them know as soon as possible as the tryouts are coming up soon. Anyone interested in helping out with coaching should also read the Junior Program page. Any volunteers working with juniors will have to have a police check completed.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Mar 26, 2009, Updated Thu Mar 26, 2009

Minutes of Preseason Captain's meeting
There were 25 captain's in attendance at the meeting and all were very supportive of the changes that DUC is undergoing. Below is a recap of the items that were discussed at the meeting. If the captain's that were not in attendance have any questions feel free to call Kevin. Many of the items will be revisited at the next captain's meeting on April 18th. For details about any of the policies mentioned below please go to the ABOUT DUC webpage and click on the DUC constitution, bylaws and policies link.

2009 Preseason Captain’s Meeting Minutes



1. Introductions
2. President/Chair – League History/Vision/Objectives
3. Treasurer – item by item Budget Analysis.
a. Administration fees such as lawyer, league administrator and lawyer
b. Cost of Discs – Discs will be given to each player and donated to schools that apply for discs.
c. Support of ODSA and CUPA
d. Insurance costs have gone up.
e. More money is being set aside for rewarding the executive and captain’s for all their hard work. Examples: executive meetings, captains meetings, captains clinics, captains end of year party.
f. Money is set aside for the volunteer incentive program. Volunteers will not be paid in money but instead will earn points toward DUC clothing, discs, etc.
g. Money will be set aside for the most spirited team $700. The top 4 most spirited teams will compete at the end of year party to determine who wins the prize.
h. We will be advertising this year
i. Future field Fund: $5 from each player will be set aside for the purpose of securing fields in the future
j. We hope to start a junior program this year.
k. Touring teams: DUC teams entering tournaments outside of DUC can apply for money.
4. Secretary – Email Questions – all concerns were covered within the budget analysis
5. League Administrator – Goals of Membership fee
a. Support the league budget which supports the league vision and objectives
b. Ensure 100% completion of the online waiver for proper league wide liability insurance
c. Gather Demographic Information for the city of Oshawa which they will then use to distribute fields
d. Ensure 100 % website use
6. League Administrator - Need for captain’s Cooperation in having their players sign up for the membership fee. Below are the consequences of playing illegal players.

From the Captain’s Responsibilities Section of the League Policies
Captains must ensure that all players properly consent via the online system and are added to their team rosters. Players who have not completed the Online Waiver and registered as a member are a) not elilgible for league play, b) not covered by any of the DUC's sports injury or liability insurance, and c) in no way the responsibility of the Durham Ultimate Club. Teams that allow players who have not signed the waiver to play will be a) fined $100 which must be paid before their next game or the game will be suspended and b) will receive 0 points for the game and a score of 0 for spirit.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Mar 22, 2009, Updated Mon Mar 23, 2009

DUC Restructures for 2009

Attention all DUC players


I apologize for the length of this letter but please read it in its entirety to avoid any confusion for this season. In order to improve the league and set the stage for the future there have been some major changes to the structure of the league.

Over the past few months I have been busy incorporating DUC as a not-for-profit corporation. There are many reasons for doing this, but the most important one is that DUC becomes a separate legal entity where members are not personally liable for the corporation’s debts and obligations. Up until this point, I was accepting all of this responsibility and in the event of a lawsuit would have had very little protection. Incorporating also provides transparency of all the league business, legitimizes the sport in our area, allows us to enter into transactions more easily and gives us the proper structure so that the league can grow into the future. We have come a long way since the first year when we had 8 teams and I was paying for shirts, fields, discs etc. out of my own pocket hoping to get enough interest to run a league and get reimbursed. Another important reason for restructuring is that it is now required by most municipalities in order to secure fields for the season.

In the fall, I attended two weekend conferences, one organized by the Ontario Disc Sports Association and one by the Canadian Ultimate Players Association. At the conferences, there were leagues from across Canada and we discussed many issues as well as some of the best practices of leagues across Canada. In restructuring DUC I have tried to follow the lead of some of the bigger leagues in Canada in order to prepare for the future.

Since the conference I have been drafting our league Vision, Objectives, Bylaws as well as many new League Policies that are required by the government in order to be incorporated. I have posted these on the website on the About DUC webpage for your perusal. Another major change for this year is that we will have a Board of Directors and a paid League Administrator/Consultant. If you wish to see the roles of the Board of Directors and the League Administrator (sometimes called a General Manager or Executive Director in other leagues) they can be found on the About DUC webpage. Paid League Administrators are quite common across the country for leagues of more than 12 teams and are necessary in order to run an efficient league. Last year we had a 38 team summer league (over 600 players), an 8 team fall league and a 6 team winter league and the amount of work involved running these leagues was immense. Essentially it was a part time job. For this season I will not be sitting on the Board of Directors but will be running the league as the League Administrator. One of the responsibilities of the Board of Directors will be to oversee the work of the League Administrator and all actions will be governed by the Corporations Act.


Membership Fee
Also new this year will be the membership fee of $30 to play in any of the leagues run by DUC. The main goals of this membership are to support the league budget, ensure 100% completion of the online waiver (essential for proper liability inurance), ensure 100% website use (as this is how the League Administrator will contact members), and to gather demographic information which can be used to secure city fields for our league (this last item is now required by the city of Oshawa). Your 2009 DUC membership is valid from April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010. To become a member you must complete the online registration. Once you become a member, you will be eligible to play in the summer, fall or winter indoor leagues.

This annual fee is used to cover costs such as:

• Administration/Consultation Fees
• Membership packages (which includes a disc - $10)
• Insurance coverage.
• Future Fields Fund ($5)
• DUC Junior Program (new this year)
• The Volunteer Incentive Program (new this year)
• Captain’s Meetings, Clinics and Year End Captain's Party
• End of Year Party
• Awards

One particular award that I am excited about introducing will be the spirit award to the most spirited team. The top spirited team in each division will be eligible for a competition that will be held at the year end party. Each team selected will have 5 minutes at the year end party to show the other members in attendance why they should receive the Spirit prize. The winners as chosen by either committee or by vote will receive their league fees paid for the next season. A $700 value.

Membership benefits include:
• Free membership package including an authentic 2009 DUC Disc, an instructional ‘Ultimate 101” DVD and for introductory members a copy of the 11th edition UPA Rulebook.
• Membership in the Canadian Ultimate Players Association allowing you to receive the CUPA online newsletter and take advantage of their partner discounts.
• Membership in the Ontario Disc Sports Association allowing you to receive the ODSA newsletter and take advantage of their partner discounts.
• Accidental liability insurance coverage.
• Eligibility to join the summer, fall or winter leagues.
• Annual General Meeting – an opportunity to attend and vote.
• Volunteer Programs – opportunity to teach youth, promote Spirit, and help the Club at events or on committees – earning you points towards clothing etc.

The Insurance, ODSA membership and CUPA will cost us $8 per player for this season. The need for the insurance is obvious but the need for the other memberships may not be. Full explanations can be found on their respective websites, but basically a portion of your fee is supporting Ultimate in Ontario and Canada. As a growing sport both of these associations are out there fighting to legitimize Ultimate across Canada and the world.

Estimated Player costs

  • If you are playing as part of a 20 person team this year it will cost you approximately $65 to play. ($30 membership fee + 1/20th of $700)

  • If you sign up as an individual to be placed on a team the cost will be approximately $70 ($30 membership fee + $40 summer league fee)


Unfortunately, I realize that the price increase may turn some people away, especially in these tough economic times when money is short, but in order to improve the league this is what needs to be done. Hopefully those people are able to return in the near future.

We will be having a meeting on Sunday March 8th at 8 pm at the Boston Pizza in Bowmanville in order to go over all of this with your captains. At the meeting we will show them the proposed budget and answer all their questions. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to pass them along to your captain. Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the website. There is limited room so please only send one representative per team.

If you wish to volunteer to help out with the league please go to the About DUC page on the website, click on the DUC constitution link and go to page 16 to see a list of volunteer positions available. While you are there check out our volunteer Incentive Program on page 27.

Registration will begin in March, with the team registration on Saturday March 28th at Isabella’s café and individual or small group registrations will be done online starting mid March and ending on March 28th.

I am really looking forward to this season, and truly believe that it will be our best season yet!!!

Kevin MacLeod (DUC League Administrator)

Dan Stokes (DUC President)
Chris Beatty (DUC Treasurer)
Matt Cronin (DUC Secretary)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Mar 2, 2009

Indoor Shirts are Ordered
For those of you who ordered shirts they are now on order and I will hopefully have them for the first week of play. The front will look like the picture shown and the back will have the sawblade design from last years disc. If anyone else wants to order one then you have to email me right away so I can try and phone it in. Make sure you tell me whether you want black or white and the size. You will have to pay me at the first game. Also, if your team wants to order a bunch in a specific colour I can make that happen if you want to pay $15 per shirt.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jan 19, 2009

Design Our 2009 Disc Competition
SAWBLADEART-FINAL[Converted].ai (377.84 K)Anyone interested in designing a new disc for the 2009 season please send a copy of the design to Kevin. The design must include our website(www.durhamultimateclub.com) and the date (09 or 2009). Try to minimize the number of colours to 2. Each colour of ink costs more money. Last year we went with the saw blade design but we are looking for something new and exciting. The deadline is the end of January. If we get a bunch of entries I will put them on the website and maybe get the members to vote. Winning designer gets a free DUC sweatshirt!!!!!!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Dec 17, 2008, Updated Thu Dec 18, 2008

DUC Winter Indoor to start in January
Winter Indoor Ultimate Registration
Hello all, I have secured us some time slots in the new Whitby Indoor Soccer Complex for the new year. At the moment I have from 12-3 pm in the afternoon on Sundays, with the possibility of getting some more time earlier on sunday and possibly throughout the week at 9 pm and 10 pm. The online registration is ready to go, just click on registration in the top right hand corner of the home page and follow the instructions. I will be allowing individual sign up and team entries, but teams must be aware that there could be different skill levels playing each other. If you wish to sign up as a team make sure all players input the same team name in the "Link to team" box during registration. The games will be played 6 on 6 and I will be putting 13 players on each team. I will be attempting to have a ratio of 4 men and 2 women on at one time. The cost will be $130 for 13 weeks of play. If you are interested playing be ready to sign up quickly as there will be limited time slots. Teams should contact Kevin immediately if they wish to join.

Kevin MacLeod (League Administrator)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Nov 27, 2008, Updated Sun Nov 30, 2008

NEW CUPA NEWSLETTER
The Canadian Ultimate Players Association is proud to launch the Ultimate Canada Magazine. This digital magazine is an exciting new platform that features stories, photos & videos on Ultimate from across the country. Come check out articles on the recent world championships, Ultimate strategy, fields development projects and much more! To see the newsletter please click the link below

http://publishing.yudu.com/Av4hw/UCMfall2008
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Nov 21, 2008

Results of Indoor Survey
I'm not sure why only 88 people filled in the survey considering we have more than 600 members. This low number of people responding makes it very hard for me to try to acquire prime time playing time. Here are the results for you to peruse.

Total Started Survey: 88
Total Completed Survey: 88 (100%)



Page: Winter Ultimate
1. Are you interested in playing indoor ultimate this winter? If you are not please just say no and close the survey. If you are then please answer yes and then continue on with the survey. There are several choices for ultimate this year but some of them I must act quickly on in order to secure some time at the facilities. Please feel free to answer yes to all the questions if you are interested in all the times. We will most likely not run all the times unless there is an overwhelming response.
Response
Percent Response
Count
yes 83.0% 73
no 18.2% 16
answered question 88
skipped question 0
2. Are you interested in playing ultimate as an individual or as a team? Please note that if we decide to go as a team thing there could be quite a difference in team skills.
Response
Percent Response
Count
individual or team it doesn't matter I just want to play 84.9% 62
I would play as an individual only 11.0% 8
I will only enter if we can do it as a team 6.8% 5
answered question 73
skipped question 15
3. Could you get enough people for a team?
Response
Percent Response
Count
Irrelevant because I am only signing up as an individual 50.7% 34
I could probably enter a team 49.3% 33
I could definitely enter a team 1.5% 1
answered question 67
skipped question 21
4. Would you be interested in playing Ultimate on Thursday nights from 10 pm to 11 pm at the indoor facility in Bowmanville? (The games would run for 5 weeks, starting Nov 20th, and 2 teams of 14 would be involved and play each other each week. Essentially it would be organized pickup.) Cost would be $35
Response
Percent Response
Count
Yes 34.8% 24
No 66.7% 46
answered question 69
skipped question 19
5. Would you be interested in playing Ultimate on Saturday nights from 9 pm until 10 pm or 10 pm until 11 pm at the indoor facility in Bowmanville? (The games would run for 8 weeks starting November 22 and 4 teams of 14 would be involved). The cost would be $56.
Response
Percent Response
Count
yes 33.8% 24
No 67.6% 48
answered question 71
skipped question 17
6. Would you be interested in playing Ultimate on Thursday nights from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm at the indoor facility in South Oshawa? (The games would be 1 hour long and run for 13 weeks, starting Jan 10th. Six teams of 14 would be involved) Cost would be $140
Response
Percent Response
Count
Yes 50.0% 36
No 51.4% 37
answered question 72
skipped question 16
7. Would you be interested in playing Ultimate on Saturday evenings from 3 pm to 8 pm at the indoor facility in South Oshawa? (The games would be 1 hour long and run for 13 weeks, starting Jan 10th. Six to eight teams of 14 would be involved) Cost would be $140 per player.
Response
Percent Response
Count
yes 43.5% 30
no 58.0% 40
answered question 69
skipped question 19
8. Would you be interested in playing Ultimate on Thursday nights from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm and Saturday afternoons from 3 pm - 8 pm at the indoor facility in South Oshawa? (The games would be 1 hour long, run for 13 weeks and you would play some saturday games and some thursday games. This would allow us to have more teams in the league. Starting Jan 10th. Up to 12 teams of 14 would be involved) Cost would be $140
Response
Percent Response
Count
yes 40.0% 28
no 61.4% 43
answered question 70
skipped question 18
9. Would you be interested in playing ultimate in the new indoor facility in Whitby (Rossland/Country Lane) on Weeknights (Mon-Thurs) from 9-10 pm or 10-11 pm? The approximate cost would be $130 for 13 weeks.
Response
Percent Response
Count
yes 67.6% 48
no 33.8% 24
answered question 71
skipped question 17
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Nov 21, 2008, Updated Fri Nov 21, 2008

Late Fall Indoor Pickup League
Indoor RegistrationClosed
Hello all, I have decided to run a late fall indoor Ultimate session for the next 5 thursdays. Games begin on November 20th at 10 pm at the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer Complex at Waverly and the 401. There will only be 2 teams and so I am only accepting 26 people. The cost is $35 and only online registrations will be accepted. To find out more information look in the top right corner of the home page and you will see where to click to register. Although a 1 hour time slot is not ideal, it will get our foot in the door for future years.

I will also be running some indoor in either the Oshawa or Whitby soccer complexes starting in January and these will be mini leagues. I am still negotiating times with these facilities so more information will be available soon.

Any teams that would like to enter the January leagues should email me asap.

Kevin MacLeod (League Administrator)
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Nov 15, 2008, Updated Fri Nov 21, 2008

Winter Ultimate
November 6th Update
I have a meeting with the Durham Indoor soccer guy on Monday in the hopes of getting some good time slots for that facility.

I have also been in contact with the Bowmanville Indoor Facility and have a list of times and dates for that facility.
Saturdays -
Nov 8, 8 pm and on
Nov 15, 7 pm and on
Nov 22 - 7 pm and on
Nov 29 - 8 pm and on
Dec 6 - 8 pm and on
Dec 13 - 8:30 pm and on
Dec 20 - available all day
Starting in the new year Saturdays should be available 9 pm and on.

Thursdays -
Nov 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11 & 18 - 10 pm to 11 pm

In the new year this Thursday time won't be available.


November 3rd Update:
I am still trying to run a Winter Ultimate League, however, it will most likely not start until after Christmas. I have been in contact with the civic and they are looking at the possibility of giving us time on the Sunday night. They first have to look and see if it is being used by tennis players or not. Tennis players have priority since they buy memberships. I have also requested that they extend their operating hours from 9 pm until 11 pm and told them that we would be more than happy to pay for the cost of the rental and the hourly wage for the employee that would have to hang around to put the tennis nets back up. I have not heard back from either of the indoor soccer fields yet. More news to follow.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Nov 3, 2008, Updated Thu Nov 6, 2008

Playoff Champions are Crowned
Congratulations to Band on the Run for winning the 2008 Playoffs!!
Band on the Run won their Semi Final Game 14-11 against the Hurlers and then went on to win 15-5 against the Wylde Stallions.




Winners of the other playoff pools included:

Consolation Division - Better from Behind
Spirit Division - Cool Cats
Beginner Division - Appetite for Disctruction
Rookie Division - Disco Tech

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Oct 3, 2008, Updated Fri Oct 3, 2008

2008 Fall Hat League Teams and Schedules
2008 FALL LEAGUE TEAMS.doc (75.50 K)The 2008 Fall Hat League is about to kick off!!

Teams and Schedules:

All teams and schedules are attached to this message. Please download the file to see what team you are playing on and times you are playing for the entire season(playoffs not included)

Location:

Oshawa Civic Auditorium Complex Field 4
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND MAP

Times:

Games are to be played at 2pm and 4pm. Allowing for a Half Time Rest.

Captains:

Teams are to vote/appoint someone as their team captain. Their duties are the same as the regular season with the added responsibility of turning in the game sheet at the end of each game.

Rule Changes:

Minimum 2 girls per line.
** If short on girls or guys, captains to agree on terms.


Submitting Scores:

We're going old school DUC here!!! Teams are to keep track of their scores using the DUC Game Sheet. Get the game sheet at the below link:
http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/page.aspx?PageID=21

Teams are to fill these sheets out every week and after the game submit them to Iain before you leave the field.

*Note: If you do not submit a sheet, your players of the game will not get recorded!!

Finals:

The last games(October 26) will be played as "Playoffs". Schedule for that week will be made by the Wednesday before(hopefully sooner).

Fall Season Party??

We have had a few emails and ideas about this. More information will come!! So keep looking at the forums!!

See you on the Fields!!

** Note: Schedule Has Updated. Sept 10TH @ 7:00pm
Posted by Iain Burnett, Created Mon Sep 1, 2008, Updated Wed Sep 10, 2008

Wylde Stallions Capture League Title
The Season title was still up for grabs in the final game of the season between the Stallions and the A team with the winner becoming the Champs. With the game tied and time expired the Stallions punched in the winning point to capture their first league title and secure their place in DUC history. Congratulations to the Wylde Stallions on a very successful season.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Aug 23, 2008

Semis and Finals of 2008 Playoffs
Semis and Finals.doc (25.50 K)The schedule is ready. Please click on the above file. Some teams did not report their scores so hopefully they can figure out which teams should show up. Please read the schedule carefully.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 20, 2008, Updated Wed Aug 20, 2008

Sunday's Playoff Schedule
2008 Playoffs quarters.doc (35.00 K)Congratulations to all teams on a successful first day of playoffs. Today's games were just to seed the teams for the 1/4 final round which is on Sunday. Click above to see when your team plays and on which field. These are the games that matter so if you win you continue on to the semi-finals and if you lose then your summer season is over. The good news, however, is that there will be a fall season this year. Players can sign up as individuals or groups of up to 4 players. The teams will then be divided to try and ensure equality. The fall season will be 8 weeks long and there will be limited spots availabe in this league. More information will follow.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Aug 16, 2008

Playoff Schedule and Information
2008 playoffs.doc (92.50 K)Attention all Players:

The playoff schedule is ready. Please click on it above and print it out as needed. You will play three 1 hour games on Saturday followed by the league party at Orono Park. Then on Sunday you will play a ¼ final game at either 4 pm or 6 pm depending on the standings from the tournament. To find out when you play on Sunday make sure you come to Orono Park. At Orono park there will be swimming, Frolf, Cups Tournament, Tips, Double Disc Court, and maybe even a GUTS demonstration if anyone is willing. There is a nice playground for kids, a splash pad, a pool (with lifeguards), washrooms, and lots of picnic tables. Feel free to bring a BBQ if you can get it into a truck. We will also have some competitions like longest self catch, farthest pull, longest partner catch and accuracy.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 13, 2008, Updated Wed Aug 13, 2008

Playoffs Update
Year End Playoffs and Get together

As discussed at the Spring Captain’s Meeting the playoffs will begin on Saturday August 16th and will be followed by a get together. On the Saturday each team will play 3 games of approximately 1 hour in length. The teams will then be ranked and placed into 4 pools, with the top 8 going in the championship pool, the next 8 going in the consolation pool, etc. The ¼ finals will then occur on Sunday night and the semi finals and finals on the following Sunday August 24th . After the Saturday games the plan was to go to Kedron Park, which is just north of Winchester on Ritson, for a team get together and party. In fact I booked the park last August or September and put a down payment in October just to make sure we got the park. In June I phoned the Hall to confirm that everything was good, and the lady who does the bookings informed me that her boss had double booked the date for his friend’s wedding and that we could not have the hall and park for our league party. After explaining that this was extremely inconvenient and very disappointing, questioning the point of my down payment and explaining that the league had 500 members who would be informed that Kedron Hall does not know how to hold a reservation, she was unwilling to change her mind. So I have been scrambling around to find another suitable spot for our party. After phoning many places there were none that had lots of space for games, a pool, a picnic area and were willing to allow us to consume beverages on the premises. I tried several city locations, as well as cedar park resort but no one wants to make money these days. So what I have decided is that the best place for our event is Orono Park. It has a nice ball diamond where we can play lots of games, a pool, a beautiful winding creek, a large picnic area, a splash pad and playground for kids and potential for a nice Frisbee golf course. The distance may seem far but it is only 20 minutes from the Ritson fields. If anyone else has some leads on other possible places let me know but otherwise we will be going to Orono. Before emailing me with any wild ideas for places it would be appreciated if you did a little research first so you can provide ample information. I will have the results from the tournament at the park and will let teams no when they play on Sunday (secret ploy to get people to come). More details will come in early August but for now just make sure you put it on your calendar. Any teams that know they cannot make the Saturday should inform the league as soon as possible so that another team can be bumped up in the standings. Any players playing on more than one team will have to pick and choose which team they are going to play for as you will probably have games at the same time. Cheers for now!

Kevin MacLeod

fyi. A few more details about playoffs. The top 16 teams will be eligible for the championship and consolation pools while the next 16 will be put in another division and the last 6 teams in the standings will have a playoff just for themselves. This means that all the A and B teams will make the top division plus the top 2 teams from the C division.

p.s friendly reminder to please read the rules. Thanks.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jul 14, 2008

Cancelled Games
The severe weather last Sunday resulted in most 7 pm games being abandoned early. For this reason all B and D division games have been removed from the statistics. If your teams happened to play the whole game then this will not be shown in the statistics. Just think of it as a practice game. There is not enough field space or time to make up the missed games
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 12, 2008, Updated Fri Aug 1, 2008

1st Game of the Season
The first game of the season will be May 25th. The A and C divisions will play at 5 pm and the B and D divisions will play at 7 pm. Unforunately I cannot make the schedule until I get another field. Hopefully the school boards let us know soon. Until then keep practicing.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 12, 2008, Updated Fri May 16, 2008

May 10th Charity Tournament
The May 10th Charity Tournament is a go!!

Here is the link for more details.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun May 4, 2008, Updated Mon May 5, 2008

2008 Season Update and Captain's meeting minutes
I am still waiting on news, from the city and from the school boards, regarding field space. Hopefully I find something out this coming week. I still hope to run a tournament on May 10th so keep your fingers crossed. Otherwise the first day of games will most likely be the 25th of May. Which seems a long way away, especially since it is 25 degrees and sunny today. If you wish to know what was talked about at the Captain's meeting then look on the side menu.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Apr 19, 2008, Updated Sun May 4, 2008

2008 REGISTRATION UPDATE

2008 Registration News:


Registration will be held from 1 pm - 4 pm on Saturday March 29th at Isabella's Chocolate Cafe in downtown Oshawa. Isabella's Chocolate Cafe is located at 19 Simcoe Street South. (Just south of King Street on the East side of Simcoe). There is meter parking and a parking lot 1 block South-East of the Cafe.

The first 500 players registering will be provided with a DUC gift at no extra cost .

Cost:

Individual entry - Cost per player is $50. Cash or Cheques are acceptable. Please make Cheques payable to "Durham Ultimate Club". Please fill in a waiver form ahead of time to save time on registration day. Since this is an adult league the recommended age is 16 and over. Individuals will be placed on a team with other individuals or small groups. If there is not enough individuals to make a team, or their is not enough room for more teams the individuals will recieve their money back. FYI - Most years there are enough individuals to make two teams. Individual teams are placed in the beginner division.

Group Entry - If you and some friends want to play on the same team, this is no problem. Players are allowed to link themselves to other players up to a maximum of 8 people. Any groups larger than 8 are encouraged to enter a team. Some exceptions can be made. Players wishing to be linked must register at the same time or one person should co-ordinate the payment of all the players. All waiver forms must be filled out and signed by each person.


Team Entry
- $750. Teams are allowed to carry as many players as they want so long as all players sign a waiver before participating in a game. Teams will be fined a $25 fee for playing illegal players and for defaulting games. Captains must supply the league with a separate cheque for $25 on registration day. The league costs are calculated based on 15 players per team so this price is not flexible. Only 15 DUC Stainless steel water bottles will be provided for each team registering. Discs will be available at $10 each. The full cost must be paid on the registration day. Click captain's Duties on the side menu to see if you can handle being a captain.
Captains please be aware that we are running out of field space and can probably only accomodate 32 teams. This means that those teams who get their money in on time will be elligible to play. Any teams who want to join the league for the first time should send a post dated cheque(March 29th) for $750 (payable to "Durham Ultimate Club") to Kevin MacLeod(4776 Newtonville Road, Newtonville, ON, L0A 1J0) in order to hold a spot. These teams must then show up on registration day to confirm their wish to be part of the league. New teams will be added in the order that I receive cheques. No cheques will be cashed until the registration day. Teams that were in the league last year do not need to send in a cheque ahead of time.

Captain's Registration Day checklist:

* $750 cheque payable to "Durham Ultimate Club"
* $25 cheque payable to "Durham Ultimate Club"
* Email of the player who will enter game stats
* Team name
* Team colour (if possible)

Waiver Forms

The online waiver form must be completed before the first game of the season. Players should not fill in the waiver until they know the name of their team.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Mar 14, 2008, Updated Fri Mar 14, 2008

2007 Season Summary
The 2007 Durham Ultimate season was our best season yet. This year we expanded from 24 teams to 30 and were able to maintain our 4 division system. The year began with a preseason tournament and although only 11 teams participated it was still a great success. In 2008 we hope to get all teams out. We also ran a mid-season charity tournament and a year end tournament for playoffs. Thanks to Kristy, Jill and Richard for organizing these events. We also ran our second annual Family fun day, but unfortunately the weather wasn’t great and the turn out was low. Those that did attend had a great time.

On the field we had great action all year long. Many games were within a few points and the races for division champions were close right up to the last game. Congratulations to all teams for a great season but special mention goes out to the division champions:

A Division Champs - Band on the Run
B Division Champs - Geris
C Division Champs - Huck’n Heroes
D Division Champs - Disc-go-ducks

The standings for the A division were based on each team playing the other teams twice. The other division standings were based on the results after each team had played the other teams only once. The difference between the A division and the other 3 divisions was a result of having only 6 teams in the A division. After the round robin season the B, C, and D divisions continued to play but games were scheduled on a ladder. This was only a temporary solution for this season and was intended to allow teams to move up (or down) in the ladder to find out where they sat in the league with respect to skill. The ladder saw several teams move up quite far and some teams move down a ways which indicated that there were some teams that were in the wrong divisions. This information will help in setting teams in the right divisions for next season. (It is important to note that if you look at the current standings, they are not the standings that were used to decide division winners. The current standings include the results of the ladder games. You will notice that not all the teams have played the same number of games within a division because some teams played games in other divisions.) Teams that won their division will be promoted to the higher division for next season

All season long the players who played hard and played with spirit were voted as players of the game by the opposing team. This season we had quite a large number of people receive votes which means that there are a lot of you who are representing their teams well. There were also some players who showed spirit and skill well above the average and received many nominations. Congratulations to the following players for receiving the most votes in their divisions:

A DIVISION
Tianna Argiro – Hammer Time – 5 votes
Katelyn Brock – Disc in a Box – 4 votes
Andrea Brozik – Wylde Stallions – 4 votes

B DIVISION
Rob Olah – The Huckin’ Hustlers – 7 votes (Winner of a DUC hoody!!)
Mike Basque – Hammer Heads – 6 votes
Ryan Savoie – The Drugstore Cowboys – 5 votes

C DIVISION
Kathryn Larson Knight – Frosted Flicks – 6 votes
Anne O’Connor – Discombobulators – 6 votes
Reg K – Bad Mutha Huckas – 5 votes

D DIVISION
Patrick Lafontaine – Better from Behind – 6 votes
Michelle Wolff – Disc Located – 6 votes
Ryan Boyd – AntiDISCestablishmentarianism – 5 votes

All of the above players will receive a $5 gift certificate for Isabella’s Café in Oshawa (19 Simcoe Street South). Feel free to drop by the shop and tell Giacomo (the owner and an ultimate fanatic) who you are or wait until the spring to get the coupon from Kevin.

Thanks to all captains for making this a great season! The success of the league is due to those of you who accept the responsibility of organizing and running your teams. It can be a very rewarding job but it can also, unfortunately be a thankless job. Your hard work, and dedication to maintaining the Spirit of the Game, increases the enjoyment of all players on your team as well as the players on the other teams.

Thanks also to the following people:
Iain Burnett for helping the league with the tracking of statistics,
Theresa Bickle for getting an article in the paper for us,
Rob Henning for handling the awards,
Chad Johnston for getting us some extra fields, and
Marc Zabudsky for maintaining and improving the DUC website.

Next season should prove to be even better than 2007. Read the minutes from the Fall Captain’s meeting to get a preview of what we have planned. If you want to get more involved just let us know.

Looking forward to seeing you back again in the spring, Kevin


p.s. if there are any new teams out there that want to join for next season please get a hold of Kevin by using the “contact us” in the side margin. We will most likely only have room for 2 more teams due to lack of field space
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sat Jan 12, 2008, Updated Sat Jan 12, 2008

2007 Fall Captains meeting
October 24th, 2007

2007 Fall Captains Meeting



  • Maintain four divisions and eight teams per division.

  • Two teams from the B division will be promoted to the A division and no teams will be demoted to maintain a division of 8. Possibility of a team being built out of elite players from the B, C and D divisions to enter into the A division. There is room for 2 new teams to join next year.

  • The Tune up tournament will hopefully be on the first Saturday in May. If Kristy does not want to run it again we will have to find someone else to organize it.

  • The season will start on May 11th and run until August 10th. This means there will be 12 regular season games. Ideally we want 14 games so that each team will play the teams in their division twice. This is possible if we can attain some new fields throughout the week. Teams would have to play 2 games on weekdays sometime during the season (Hopefully earlier in the season rather than later). Possible fields include the new football field in Bowmanville and Henry Street High School in Whitby.

Playoffs


  • August 16th, 17th and 24th will be designated as playoff dates. The league will be broken down into the top 16 and the bottom 16 teams. Depending on standings some teams may be moved divisions to equal the skill levels. Within each group of 16 there will be 4 pools of 4 created. Pool A (teams 1, 8,9,16) Pool B (teams 2, 7,10,15) Pool C (teams 3, 6, 11, 14) Pool D (teams 4, 5,12,13). The top 2 teams in each pool after round robin play will move onto the championship ¼ finals and the bottom 2 teams in each pool will move onto the consolation ¼ finals. Games will be 60 minute in length (½ hour halves with a 5 minute ½ time).

  • August 16th teams will play 3 round robin games. Kedron Hall and Park have been rented for a league party and award ceremony. Possible events include: swimming, frolf, camping, award ceremonies, ultimate idol, dancing, dinner) A committee needs to be formed to ensure the success of this event. This could be really BIG!

  • August 17th each team will play in a ¼ final game and possibly a semi final game. This could be messy depending on how much fun people have the night before.

  • August 24th will be the 4 finals. Gives teams time to practice and recuperate. We will be renting bleachers for these games and will have them somewhere cool...like Bowmanville.

Fields


we are in need of fields. Some possibilities include
  • New Bowmanville Football field

  • Acquire more durham High schools for sundays

  • Henry St. High school for during the week.

  • West Lynde

September


  • There will be no September league games, however, fields may still be available and open to teams or individuals that are willing to make arrangements between each other to arrange a game the following weekend.The league is not yet positive of the dates that the fields are available until. There is the possibility of running a mini season but there would be a separate registration for this.

Winter clinics


  • Possible clinics available at Christmas and March Break.Stay posted to the website.


Registration


  • is set for the 29th of March at Isabella’s Café.

Spring Captains meeting

  • scheduled to happen at 1:30pm on the 12th of April at Isabella’s Café in Oshawa


attendance


Brad McIntyre-Frosted Flics
Kevin MacLeod-Band on the run and Highland Huckers,
Allen Latter, Weapons of mass Disctruction
Rob Henning-Huckin Heroes
Ken Pearce – Band on the run and Highland Huckers

There weren't many of us this year but we all agreed that it was a good sign and that it that indicated that people enjoyed what we did last year.It also meant that we could make decisions much more quickly.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Oct 30, 2007, Updated Mon Jan 14, 2008

The 2007 Season comes to an End
The 2007 Season has been one of the best seasons yet. Many of the changes that were discussed at the Spring Captain's Meeting were put into place and were a success. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to book the fields so the official season is over. Anyone wanting to continue to play should check the Forum for Pick up games. There is still lots of nice weather left. Once again there will be no indoor league as we are unable to rent any facilities (all booked for soccer). There will be another news item coming soon with more information so stay tuned. We will also be having a captain's meeting in October for anyone interested. The date is still to be determined.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Sep 20, 2007, Updated Sat Jan 12, 2008

Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament
BeachVolleyball11.pdf (78.06 K)
If you want to play in a fun beach volleyball tournament then read the attached flyer. There is quite a range of ages and so it is not competitive...therefore no spiking. It will be held at Oshawa Ice sports. Go and read the flyer now.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 1, 2007, Updated Wed Aug 1, 2007

Becoming an Ultimate success - DUC featured in Oshawa This Week
If anybody is interested, a small article was written about DUC and featured in the Friday July 27th, 2007 edition of Oshawa This Week.

Here is a link to the article...
http://newsdurhamregion.com/news/featured/article/83655

Nice job Kevin!
Posted by M. Zabudsky, Created Sun Jul 29, 2007, Updated Sun Jul 29, 2007

Schedule for B, C and D divisions
At this point in the season all teams in the B, C and D divisions have played each other. I have printed out the standings and will keep this as a record. At this point in the season some teams are supposed to be promoted and some teams demoted within the divisions. I will be doing this on a modified basis. The schedule for the B, C and D divisions has been updated for one more week. Some teams will find that they have moved up a division while some will find they are playing in the division below. What I plan on doing is watching each team to see how they do against the new divisions and then scheduling each weeks games based on the previous week's results. Scheduling will take place on Wednesdays or Thursdays. In a sense I will be running the schedule like a ladder where each team will play the team directly under them in the standings. If a team wins they move up the ladder and if a team loses they move down the ladder. With only 4 weeks left before playoffs this will allow me to seed teams appropriately. Make sure all teams check the time of their games carefully as with the division shifts the times will not always alternate from week to week.

Good Luck to all teams down the stretch! Kevin

p.s. If you are checking the standings and your team is one of the teams that has changed divisions you will find your results in the new division.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jul 18, 2007

Family Fun Day - This Saturday July 14th
If you are planning on attending the Family Fun Day this Saturday please go to the forum link below and let us know you are coming:

http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/forum.aspx?Topic=2271&Action=6&Message=6437#6437

If there is not enough people attending the family fun day will be cancelled.

Start your message with your name as well as the names of any other people you know are attending, including your children. Also include the time that you plan to attend and what you plan on doing while you are there(frolf, swim, picnic, play games, socialize, etc). Here is a sample of what you could write:

Kevin and Catherine MacLeod
Probably be there by 9:30 and we plan on playing frisbee golf, swimming, playing cups, picnic and socializing.

p.s. The weather forecast is for 26 Celcius and sunny.

Posted by M. Zabudsky, Created Wed Jul 11, 2007, Updated Wed Jul 11, 2007

Charity Tournament Reminder...



Just a reminder for everyone interested in participating in the Charity Tournament coming this Saturday July 7, 2007. The tournament is supporting the Durham Children's Aid Foundation this year.

We are slowly getting more registrations, but we still need your help! We are still in need of teams, individuals or volunteers who want to help out with the event.

So, please take the time to talk to your team today to see who is interested in playing this year. If you don't have the numbers for a team, individuals or groups can be accommodated.

If your team isn't interested in participating, but you would still like to play, don't miss this opportunity to come out and meet some new people and have a great day!

Here is a link to more information about the event:
http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/page.aspx?PageID=50
Posted by M. Zabudsky, Created Sun Jun 17, 2007, Updated Sun Jun 17, 2007

Online Waivers
Captains, take a moment to cross reference your team roster with the Online Waivers snapshot in the Photo Album area. If any players on your team have not completed a waiver, please remind them to do so. Waivers by Team
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Jun 11, 2007, Updated Mon Jun 11, 2007

League officially begins this weekend - May 27th
Hello all, the league officially begins this weekend, and unfortunately it may rain. Our league plays rain or shine so make sure you show up. If there is lightning the captains should discuss whether to wait it out or cancel the game. Cancelled games will not be made up as we do not have any field space to do so. If only one teams shows up then that team will receive a default win.







Get your Official DUC Hoodies!

We will have hoodies for sale this weekend only! So if you want one come and get one from me on field 2. There are blue and black hoodies with a zipper for $30 or I have army green hoodies with no zipper for $35. I have no smalls left but lots of medium, large and XL. They will be given out on a first come, first pay basis.

We will also have rule books for all the teams so if all the captains could come and see Kevin on field 2 to get them. Also, any captains that do not have cones yet can come and get some as well.

Captains make sure you enter the stats online after your game. To do this you just have to go to the DUC site and click on the game you played and enter the stats. Make sure you know who "your" team MVPs and game MVPs are. Team MVPs are players selected from your team by your team and the Game MVPs are the players from your team selected by the other team. If you are confused it will make sense when you try to enter stuff.

Anyways, good luck everyone and make sure you play with SPIRIT as this is the most unique and important part of ultimate.


Kevin
Posted by M. Zabudsky, Created Fri May 25, 2007, Updated Fri May 25, 2007

League Start Date
League play begins May 27th

The league will officially start play on the 27th of May. This year we will have 30 teams split up into the 4 divisions. Divisions A and C will always play at the same time and Divisions B and D will always play at the same time. We will be using all 3 fields at Ritson and also having games at McLaughlin High School. We tried to secure the Sherwood field again but the city was uncooperative. The schedule should be coming out soon but for now I will just tell you that the A and C divisions will play at 5 pm and the B and D Divisions at 7 pm.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 11, 2007

We are now Full!!!
Sorry but we are full for the seasonWe still have some room on a B team and a D team for any small groups or individuals who wish to join. If you want to play email the league immediately and once you get a reply, send a cheque for $50/person(made out to Durham Ultimate Club) to Kevin MacLeod at 4776 Newtonville Road, Newtonville ON, L0A 1J0.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 18, 2007, Updated Fri Jun 8, 2007

More Players being Accepted
More Players Needed!
If you still wish to join the league there are a few teams in need of players. The league is throwing together a team of individuals (or small groups) for both the B division and the D division and we need players to fill both teams. Anyone interested should email the league right away to get put on the waiting list. They should then bring their $50 to Isabella's Chocolate Cafe (19 Simcoe Street S in Oshawa) on Saturday April 14th anytime from 1:30-4. If you cannot make these times then drop of your cheque anytime throughout the week.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Apr 10, 2007

Captain's Meeting
Captain's Meeting

The Captain's meeting is scheduled for Saturday April 14th from 2 pm-3:30 pm at Isabella's Chocolate Cafe.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Apr 8, 2007, Updated Mon Apr 9, 2007

Waiting List
Any players who missed the registration can bring thier money to Isabella's Cafe for the captains meeting and we will try and get you on a team.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Apr 5, 2007, Updated Thu Apr 12, 2007

2007 Registration
REGISTRATION IS TODAY!

Registration will be held from 1 pm - 4 pm on Saturday March 31st at Isabella's Chocolate Cafe in downtown Oshawa. Isabella's Chocolate Cafe is located at 19 Simcoe Street South. (Just south of King Street on the East side of Simcoe). There is meter parking and a parking lot 1 block South-East of the Cafe.


Here is more information:
http://www.durhamultimateclub.com/league/page.aspx?PageID=23
Posted by M. Zabudsky, Created Sat Mar 31, 2007, Updated Sat Mar 31, 2007

Online Waivers Ready to go
This year we will be doing the waiver forms online rather than having everyone sign a paper copy and bring it to registration. All players must complete the online waiver as soon as possible. This waiver is for your protection and is mandatory. Captains must insure that all players on their team have completed the waiver before participating in any games. To complete the waiver just go to the website and under registration click on the waiver. Then enter all the required information and you are ready to go. If things go well you should receive an email indicating that you have completed the process. For those of you who are playing on more than one team you only have to do this once.

Filling in the waiver is only step 1 of the registration process. All players/teams must still come to registration and pay their money.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Mar 21, 2007

March Break Clinics
Hey all, there will be two clinics held this March Break to try and get everyone ready for the approaching season. Both clinics will be held on Saturday March 10th at the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer Facility. If there is an overwhelming response to this news we may add more time slots. For anyone who wishes to rent the facility for their own team the facility is available most days during the march break after 9 pm. Just call the South Courtice arena at 905-435-1061.

Clinic 1: For Captains and Co-captains.

Time 1-2:30
Cost $10


This clinic will focus on individual skills such as throwing, pivoting, faking and catching as well as teams skills such as zone defence, stacks, etc. We also hope to provide the captains with some ideas of good drills for practices. We will be accepting the first 24 Captains and Co-captains to reply to Kevin.


Clinic 2: For Beginners

Time 2:30-4:00
Cost $10


This clinic is for players who need help with the basics. We will focus on individual skills such as throwing, pivoting, faking and catching. The first 30 players to register by emailing Kevin will be accepted. Please only reply if you are sure you can make it.


I will need some volunteers to collect money at the door and set up cones and stuff so if anyone is interested please let me know.


Directions:
To get to the facility Take the 401 to Bowmanville and exit at Waverly. Head North and then turn West at the Tim Hortons. The facility is around 500 meters down the road on the south side. You can't miss it!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Mar 1, 2007

Highlights of the 2007 Fall Captain’s Meeting
The following information was discussed and voted on at the fall meeting.

2007 League Structure:
Once again the league will be structured into 4 divisions; A through D. Assuming 24 teams we will have 6 teams in each division.

Teams that won their divisions in the 2006 season will be promoted to the next division! This will insure equal skill levels, less dominance within divisions, and much more interesting divisions to start off the 2007 season. We encourage the development of teams, and hope some will even step up on their own to make the divisions even better!

The season will be broken up into two halves. The first half of the season will involve each team in a division playing the 5 other teams in the division. After the 5 games the top 2 teams will move up a division and the bottom 2 will move down a division. This will allow teams that are struggling in their division or dominating their division to be better placed with teams of similar skill level.

Games will also be scheduled to try and make as many teams as happy as possible. With the new division structures the season will be scheduled with the A-Division and C-Division to play at the same times and B-Division and D-Division to play at the same times. The following week the game times will be reversed so that teams have the same number of early games as late.

Ex:
week 1 A and C play at 5:00pm B and D play at 7:00pm
week 2 B and D play at 5:00pm A and C play at 7:00pm


Default games and illegal players

  • A team may play with six players to avoid a default. However, the opposing team is not obligated to match numbers.

  • You must field a minimum of two girls and maximum of four guys within 5 minutes of the scheduled game time otherwise it is a default.

  • In the case of a default the captain should take responsibility for his/her team not being there and default the game. The idea behind this rule is that we hope that teams will make more of an effort to get to games on time, thus improving the overall spirit of the game.

  • Captains of teams that default should not make the other captain feel bad for accepting or enforcing the default. This is a league rule and must be enforced. Teams can still play the game but it is just for fun.

  • Scooping players to avoid default is not allowed. Once the team defaults due to lack of players, feel free to scoop as many players as you wish to have a fun game.

  • Team captains will have until the following Wednesday to input scores, M.V.P, and any other game information necessary. If a team does not input scores in the three day cushion, they will be given a default. The other teams result will stay as a win, loss or draw. This gives the league administrators time to update stats and standings for the following weekend, thus eliminating conflicting scheduling, improper stats, and late website updates. It also allows teams to use the website to its maximum potential.

Website Statistics
  • Captains will now be responsible for entering players of the game for only their team. This means they will enter the game MVPs as picked by the other team as well as their own players of the game as picked by their team.



Player Development:

  • Clinics for next season will be run by Kevin (Band on the Run) and Dicki (DUC Hunters). They will be structured and there is a lot to learn! If there are enough players to come out, and there is time, we may also have a small scrimmage to work on the things that were covered that week. They will be run weekly, with dates TBA. Special guest stars will grace us with their presence each week. Iain (Flick This) has offered to teach either how to break a force, or break wind. Either way by the end of the clinic we promise you will be able to burp the alphabet…or throw a mean hammer!


Tournaments
There will be THREE!!! Tournaments in the 2007 season!
  • The spring tournament will be the day before Mother’s Day. Saturday May 12 2007. The Yo Mamma Ultimate Tournament will be a one day tournament. Mothers play free. Kristy from the DUC Hunters will be organizing this one.

  • Gill, of The Drugstore Cowboys, will be hosting the Second Annual Charity Tournament! Dates TBA, and will be bigger and better than last year. This years charity is the Humane Society. The cool thing about this tournament is that the winning team gets to choose the charity for the following year!

  • The third tournament will be held in the fall. September tournament where those who are still with us can play more ultimate! Dates also TBA.


Playoffs
  • Playoffs for the 2007 season will be a structured single elimination playoff. Teams will be broken down into 3 divisions of 8 teams, based on the final standings in August. There will be a first place champion and consolation champion in each division. Dicki will provide more detail as the playoff date comes closer. The date for the playoffs has been set as August 26th 2007. The playoffs are set for the last weekend in August to ensure all players are able to play.



September Ultimate
  • The structure for the September games has not been decided on but the league is considering running a “Hat” format. This would mean that players could join up in small groups of 4 or less and then would be distributed evenly onto teams. The number of teams depends on the number of players interested in playing. If there are not enough players for a hat league then it may be best to host pick ups on Sundays separating teams by throwing shoes into two piles, a giant game of paper, rock, scissor or fighting until the death ßpoor spirit.



Playing on two teams
Playing on two teams this season will be permitted so long as the following requirements are met:
  • Players must pay to play on two teams.

  • Players cannot play on two teams in the same division. This will ensure that there are no complications in inter-division play and scheduling conflicts.

  • If players from A-division wish to play on two teams, they will have to go down to B, C or D-divisions to assist in development of players and teams. This will ensure the growth of the league and help teams learn more structured ultimate for better games and more enjoyable, less frustrating ultimate!!

  • No more than three players from one team may play on the same second team. This will ensure there is no stacking of teams in lower divisions and better distribute out the A-division players throughout the other divisions.

  • Players from the B, C and D-divisions may go up in division, and are absolutely encouraged to!!!!



Incident Reports
  • Any incidents of poor spirit on and off the field or injuries will be posted on the incident report area of the web site, and dealt with accordingly. Any repeat offenders will be suspended from the league. Plain and simple…PLAY WITH SPIRIT!!


Awards
  • There will be awards handed out at the end of the 2007 season for those who place on top of their respected divisions!! Rob Henning and Kevin MacLeod will be in charge of prizes.



Other Business
  • The City of Oshawa has no more fields available so the size of the league is at its maximum. Dicky and Chad Johnston will be attempting to find more fields for us to play on. This will allow the league to grow and may allow us to have a different league throughout the week.

  • Theresa Bickle will be handling publicity for the league

  • Gill will be handling charity events

  • Iain will be handling the discussion board and locking in statistics on Wednesdays



Important Dates

Registration will be on March 31 2007.
Spring Captain’s Meeting on April 14th
Spring Tournament is on Saturday May 12th
1st League game is Sunday May 27th
Playoffs August 26th


Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Oct 23, 2006, Updated Tue Oct 24, 2006

End of 2006 Season
The final game to decide the league championship was scheduled for Sunday September 24th at 4 pm between the DUC Hunters and Band on the Run. The two teams had both lost to each other once during the regular season and also lost once each to the Hurlers, which meant they were tied in the standings and would have to play a final game. This was the second year in a row that there were two teams tied at the end of the season and shows that the standings race is quite tight at the top. (Last year the Hurlers edged out Band on the Run 11-9 to win the league.) And so the stage was set for another battle between two of the top teams in the league. Originally the game was scheduled for September 16th but the DUC Hunters requested it be moved to September 24th, as they were entered into a Guelph tournament on the 16th and 17th and they felt that they would be too exhausted to play a game of this magnitude. This wish was granted, but unfortunately, the 24th ended up not being much better for the DUC Hunters as they were only able to field 5 guys and 1 girl, resulting in a default loss. This was very disappointing for Band on the Run and those players from DUC Hunters who showed up as all players were pumped for a tough game. Alex was unsure where his Captain Dicki and the rest of his teammates were and requested that the game be postponed again but the league cannot just keep rescheduling games. The League was very accommodating in rescheduling it to the 24th and feels that the DUC Hunters should have fielded a team if they wanted to win the championship. The responsibility of fielding a team lies with the captain and it is his or her responsibility to make sure that their team is there on time. Failure to do this must result in a default. Band on the Run was available both weekends to play and showed up with enough players to play and so will be declared the champions for this year. Congratulations goes out to all teams, in all four divisions, for another successful season and the league thanks all captains for their hard work all season long. Many of the issues of this season will be discussed at the Fall and Spring Captains meetings in order to make next season even better than this one. If you have any suggestions please feel free to post them on the forum and the league executive will have a look at them. You can also keep up to date on pick-up games by checking out the forum each week.
Cheers!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Sep 26, 2006

September Games
The games for September 10th have been scheduled. They are all exhibition games. To find out when you are playing you must work your way to your teams' schedule. The division schedule will not show the games since all games are being played outside the divisions. All teams are scheduled to play except for the Floppy Discs and The Mighty Hucks. If you cannot field a team for the game please call the other captain. We have the fields until Oct 2nd so there will be more games added to the schedule. Also, there is a tournament in Peterborough on the 16th of September if any teams want some more ultimate action.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Sep 6, 2006

September Ultimate
There will be ultimate in September. I am waiting for captains to let me know which teams are available in September. Last year we had a lot of teams just not show up to the games and I wanted to try and avoid that this year. Once I get word from the captains I will make the schedule. Enjoy the long weekend.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Sep 1, 2006

August 26th Tournament cancelled
DUC Players

Due to lack of interest, there will be no playoff tournament this Saturday, August 26th. Only 5 teams were able or willing to field teams for the tournament. This would make for an inadequate playoff tournament. Thanks to those teams that did reply. An alternative playoff arrangement is in the works.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Sun Aug 20, 2006

Playoffs
The playoffs will be played in a tournament format on Saturday August 26th. Any team that wishes to enter the tournament must submit a $50 cheque to Kevin in order to secure their spot. This money will then be donated to a local charity. In order to choose the charity I will let the winning team decide. Each team will be placed in a pool and will play 3 round robin games (40 minutes) and then the pools will be seeded. The top teams will move on to the championship round while the lower seeded teams will be put into the spirit round. THere will be prizes awarded for the winners of the championship round and the spirit round. I expect that not all teams will be able to enter the tournament due to prior engagements so teams are allowed to join forces if needed. Although we are calling it the playoffs really it is just a fun tournament. The Money must be received by August 13th in order to hold your spot.

If anyone would like to help run this tournament please email me as I will be away on vacation and the tournament cannot run itself.

To run a successful tournament we need at least 8 teams so if by the end of the night on Sunday August 13th I do not have 8 teams the tournament will be cancelled for this year.

Kevin

p.s. Don't forget that the game times for August are 4 pm and 6 pm.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 2, 2006

New Schedule is Up
The new schedule is now online. You will notice that there are now 4 divisions (A, B, C and D) with six teams in each division. The divisions were created using the latest standings in each division. Ideally I would not have had to change the divisions but some teams were quite clearly misplaced within divisions and so a mid season shuffle was necessary. Four divisions were chosen so that each team would be able to play all other teams in their division before the end of the season. To accomodate the four divisions I had to start a new season which is called 2006 Late Summer Season. Your screen should default to this current season automatically but if you wish to view statistics from the previous season just change seasons. Due to the new season being started the standings in each division will be reset to zero as well as all the statistics. This was the only way we could move teams around within divisions to try and create divisions of teams of equal skill. For the B C and D divisions whoever is at the top after the 5 weeks will receive a reward for their efforts. For the A division the league champion will be determined by adding the previous seasons totals to the totals from the next 5 games. The computer will not be able to do this so I will have to add them up at the end of the 5 week session. Please let me know if anyone sees any mistakes on the schedule such as teams scheduled twice or teams scheduled for the same time on the same field.

Good luck for the rest of the Season and remember to play with Spirit.
Kevin
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jul 19, 2006

Website Statistics
Captains must enter their statistics into the computer as soon as possible after their games. If the Stats are not inputted within a week the league must go in and guess as to the players of the game, which is unfair to the teams involved. Until the stats are entered and locked by the league they cannot be veiwed by teams. It seems to be the same teams every week that are not entering the stats on a timely basis. I have been giving the team that entered the stats full spirit points and taking 1 spirit point (for organization) off of any team that does not enter stats. Thank you to all those teams that do enter their stats quickly and consistently.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Jun 28, 2006

Youth Sports Camp needs Help
The Town of Ajax is introducing a new and exciting Teen Sports Camp for youths between the ages of 12-16. They hope to introduce youths to new sports and were wondering if anyone in our league would be interested in coming out to promote Ultimate Frisbee as part of their program. They would need one or two volunteers to come in on either a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon during the weeks of July 3-7, July 31- August 4, July 17-21 and August 14-18. If you think you would be able to help out with one or more of these weeks please let Kevin MacLeod know as soon as possible.



Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu Jun 15, 2006

Season Begins
The Regular season will begin on May 28th. All teams will be playing games so check your teams' schedule. Twenty-two teams will play divisional games while two teams are playing an exhibtion game. Exhibtion games will not count towards the standings. The reason for this exhibition game is that there are 7 teams in the recreational division and 9 in the Intermediate divsion. Therefore a recreational team will play an intermediate team so that all teams get a game. The intermediate teams will be able to see how their team stacks up against the recreational division teams. In an ideal world we would have 8 teams in all divisions but unfortunately we could not convince any teams to move up to the recreational division. Good luck this weekend and remember to enter your stats right after your game.

Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 25, 2006

No Games on Long Weekends
There will be no games scheduled for the May long weekend or any other long weekend. If you would still like to play there might be pick-up games posted on the forum. The regular season will start the following weekend.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri May 19, 2006, Updated Fri May 19, 2006

1st Game Schedule
The first games have been scheduled for this upcoming Sunday. To find out when you play click on Divisions/teams/schedule and then go to your team and click on your teams schedule. These games are exhibition and so will not appear under the division schedule. Captains should come to field 2 to get the discs at around 6:30. Good luck in your games and make sure to keep the spirit alive! The captain'e meeting was amazing and a lot of good things were discussed and decided. Thanks to all those people who came. I will write out the details of the meeting as soon as I get a chance.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 4, 2006, Updated Thu May 4, 2006

A few players still needed
The league is still in need of a few players (especially females or couples) to fill up a couple of teams. If you are interested please contact the league by going to Contact info in the side menu.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue May 2, 2006, Updated Tue May 2, 2006

Captain's Meeting
The Captains meeting is on Tuesday May 2nd at 6:30 at Montanas. Please be on time so we can get started right away. You might want to bring a sweater incase we decide to have the meeting on the patio so that we don't disturb the regulars. If you have not given me a $25 default cheque then please bring one. Also, there are two or three teams that need to pick up the DVD from me so don't forget.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon May 1, 2006

League Start Date
Start Date
The league start date is tentatively Sunday May 7th, however, the City of Oshawa has not confirmed this date yet so the schedule cannot be built.

League Structure
The league at the moment has twenty two teams confirmed and a possible two more teams being made up of late registrants. Trying to set up the divisions has been a very frustrating process as no teams are willing to move up to the recreational division. I would like the divisions to run 12 and 12, however this may not be possible and so I might have to run with 14 in the Recreational division and 10 in the Beginner division. This means that some teams would be moved up to the Recreational Division against their wishes. The reason behind this is as follows: The Recreational league typically has 4 teams that are good and then 8 teams that are medium skilled teams. The lower the number of medium skilled teams I have in the Recreational Division the more often those teams must face the more skilled teams and so the more frustrating their season. By putting more teams in the Recreational Division it decreases the number of times that each team plays the good teams.

Last Minute Registration

I will be holding another very short registration day on Wednesday April 26th at 7 pm at the Montana's on Taunton Road in Oshawa to allow anyone that wishes to play an opportunity to sign up. Anyone wishing to sign up must bring a $60 cheque (or cash) and a completed waiver form which can be printed off of this website.

Captain's Meeting
The Captains meeting will be held on Tuesday May 2nd at 6:30 at Montana's. Captains are reminded to make sure that all their players are logged into the website so that they can receive a free disc. If any teams have dates where they would prefer a late game over an early game please let me know asap so that I can try to work it into the original schedule. Please do not request too many dates as I don't want to spend a year making the schedule.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Mon Apr 24, 2006

Setting up your teams online
Captains:
To set up your teams online all the captain has to do is login and then start entering your team members into the computer. Make sure you enter the right email for the member and then check off the box that says 'send an invitation to join'. If you entered your players last year they should still be there. If some players are not returning you should be able to delete or disable them by choosing their name and then delete. Once you choose delete you will have to decide whether to delete them or disable them. Disabling keeps them on the data base so if they return you can just enable them. Once you have invited your teammates to join the site keep an eye on your roster page to see who actually signs up. If there are some that do not sign up you can send them another invitation or call them to tell them to sign up. If they are not signed up they will not receive a disc.

Members:
Once you receive an invitation to join from the teamopolis site follow the instructions on the email and you will be able to set yourself up as a team member of your team. If by chance you have already registered on the DUC website (prior to receiving the invitation email) I will have to manually switch you over to the correct team. Please email me if you are in this situation.

Individual Teams:

This year there were enough individual sign ups to make two teams. At the moment these teams are called Individual team 1 and 2. I have entered the names of the team members myself and you should have received an invitation email. If you did not receive one then either you did not provide me with one or I messed up entering your email. If you do not receive an email or do not see your name on either team please email me through the website.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Apr 12, 2006

2005 Results
The 2005 Season was the Durham Ultimate Club's most successful yet! We increased in size from 16 teams to 20 teams and 2 divisions were created. The recreational Division was created for those teams that had been around for a while and were pretty knowledgeable of the rules, while the Beginner division was created for those teams that were new to the game or were still learning the rules.

The recreational division standings were very tight for most of the season and at the end of the season the top 4 teams were only separated by 2 points. Congratulations goes out to the Wild Cats who were declared the Recreational Division Champions! Congratulations should also go out to the Hurlers who tied the Wild Cats in points but due to their head to head loss to the Wild Cats ended up finishing second.

The Beginner division was also very competitive right until the end of the season. The Geri’s, Bad Mutha Huckers and The Ultimates were tied in points for almost the entire season but in the end the Geri’s (aka Geriatrics) were crowned the Beginner Division Champions!

In the playoffs there were some very close games and all teams competed ferociously for the coveted playoff trophy. After all the dust from the round robin games had settled the finalists were determined. It would be a battle between Band on the Run and the Hurlers. At half-time Band on the Run held a slim 8-6 advantage. After half the Hurlers came out flying, scoring 5 quick points to make the score 11-8. Dave McGonigal and Rich Dobson were throwing pin-point passes to the back of the end zone almost at will. Desperate to put a stop to the one sided scoring Band on the Run switched from their usual zone defense to a man-to-man defense. This seemed to work as band on the run scored two quick points to make the score 11-10. After this the teams traded points to make it 12-11. With the game clock winding down Band on the Run pulled to the Hurlers hoping to get a turnover so they could complete their comeback. Unfortunately, pin point passing by the Hurlers allowed them to score the last point to make the final score 13-11. Both teams gave each other 10 for spirit and agreed that it was the best game the two teams had ever played in. Congratulations to the Hurlers for their great Playoff run!
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Fri Feb 3, 2006

Playoffs
The playoff schedule is ready to go. Just go to divisions/Teams/Schedule and then click on the change season drop down menu and select 2005 Playoffs. The divisions have been modified slightly so please check to see which division you play in. The bottom 3 teams from the Recreational division have been moved to the Beginner divisions and the top 3 teams from the beginner division have been moved up into the recreational divisions.

The Recreational Division has been split into 2 pools of 6 teams. Each team will receive 5 round robin games within their pool and then the top team from each pool will play in the final game.

The Beginner Division has been split into 2 pools of 5 teams. Each team will receive 4 round robin games within their division and will also play one exhibition game against a team from the other Beginner pool. This extra game is to avoid teams having to have a bye and should not be counted in the standings. After the round robin games the top team in each pool will compete for the final. For teams in the Beginner 2 Division you will have to have a look at the Beginner Division schedule to find out when your game against the other division is.

Ties in points will be resolved by looking at the head to head results and then points against if necessary.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Wed Aug 17, 2005, Updated Thu Aug 18, 2005

Playoffs
The end of the season is only 1 week away and then we're into playoffs. The playoffs this year will run from August 21st until October 2nd. That gives us 6 weeks of playoff games as we will not be playing games on September 4th due to the long weekend. Once the final standings are available after the August 14th games I will be breaking up the teams into different divisions of similar skill level. I will then create a schedule for each division that allows me to have the finals on the October 2nd weekend.

The statistics have been tested and I think they will work for playoffs. Captains will be able to enter the results of their game right onto the website and save the hassle of forwarding me the scores. Teams will be responsilbe for entering the half time score, final score, players of the game from both teams and a spirit score. This means captains will have to make sure they record their information accurately while at the game. The only thing that might hold us back are the 7 teams that have not entered their players into the system. If these players are not entered then captains will not be able to pick the players of the game from the drop down windows. The teams who still have to enter their team members are: Redisculus, Spin Doctors, The Mighty Hucks, Bad Mutha Huckers and The Huck'n Hustlers. If these teams do not enter there players by August 14th they will not be scheduled for the playoffs (I hope this is not necessary).
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Tue Aug 9, 2005, Updated Tue Aug 9, 2005

The Latest News
Well, the new website has finally been launched and it should prove to be quite useful. One of the exciting new features on the site will be the ability for the league administrator to email specific members, individual teams, groups of teams or even the entire league with import information. The site also allows for easy viewing of your schedule, maps to playing fields and rosters. It will even tell you who you play next and that team's record over the past couple games. There is also a forum where teams can comment on rules, games, or upcoming practices.

Eventually the site will also be able to handle stats which means teams will be able to enter their scores right on the site. We hope to have this running in a few weeks.

There may be a few bugs in the system so please let us know if you encounter any problems.
Posted by Marc Za, Created Fri Jun 10, 2005

The Latest News
The Captains Meeting was held on April 20th and many issues were discussed. A few of the more important pieces of information include:

  • Captain as well as all players should read the rules.
  • Season begins May 15th but there will be pickup on May 8th between 5 and 7 pm.
  • Waiver form folder is due before the games on may 15th.
  • Games will be played on Sundays at 5 pm and 7 pm at multiple locations.
  • Sherwood Park will be one of the new fields used (just East of Ritson Soccer fields).
  • Some teams still need to provide $25 default cheques.
  • No games on Sunday May 22nd.
  • Pickup games on Monday May 23rd between 1 pm and 4pm at Ritson Fields.
  • Cones were issued to all teams in attendance.

All players who signed up as individuals were placed on the team called the Cyclones. The team Captain is Mike Harris and he will contact players when he finishes his exams. The names of the individuals on this team include: Deborah Warren, Louise Gagnon, James Rodger, Nyle Stacey, Elaine Cathcart, Michael Hart, Raymond Cheng, Pui-yee Cheng, Amritha Decroos, Robert Green, Andrea Dessureault, Christian Cote Menard, Chris Allin, Mike MacChesney, Michelle MacChesney, Cameron and Angela Butler.
Posted by Kevin MacLeod, Created Thu May 5, 2005, Updated Tue May 17, 2005

The Latest News
Registration will occur on Saturday April 2nd at Montana's Cookhouse in Oshawa from 1- 4 pm. The cost will be $60 per player which will include a shiny new disc. The team cost will once again be $900. Check out the registration news page for more detailed information.

There will be a recreational league and a beginner league this year. Assuming that all teams involved last year enter this is how the divisions will be set up. The top 12 teams from last year will be placed into the recreational division while the bottom 8 will be placed into the beginner division. If new teams join then I will consult with the captain to determine their placement. This split will allow teams to play teams of similar skill level more often and should result in a quicker learning curve.

All players are encouraged to read the rules to avoid on field confusion and to ensure that Spirit of the Game is maintained throughout the season. Just look on the side menu for a complete set of rules. Print them off and read them when you are on the train or at work.

The website will be changing soon to a new webpage provider. Leagueopolis will be hosting the site starting at the end of March. This will allow us to track more results and for teams to receive more detailed information about their upcoming games, past games, player of the game results etc. You will also be able to see who you play next and check out that teams record.

* Captains, it is now possible for teams to build their own team website using a site called "Teamopolis". The cost is $89.99 for the year which works out to about $6 per player. The site allows you to do team surveys, player biographies, load up lots of pictures, set up a schedule as well as much, much more. It is only useful if someone on your team has the energy to run the site
Posted by Marc Za, Created Thu May 5, 2005

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