Waking up on Saturday morning knowing we had already achieved our goal of making top 8 was a really good feeling but we didn’t want to just finish 8th; we wanted to play well on Saturday and see where we could end up. Unfortunately that meant having to play arguably the #1 team at nationals, Odyssee, from Quebec.
Today was the power pools which means that there are 2 pools of 6 teams and the top 4 from each pool go into quarter finals tomorrow. Our goal at the beginning of the tournament was to hold seed which means 10th but we felt like we had a shot at making quarter finals.
I’m writing this after just getting back from our team dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Victoria. The best part about playing a full day of ultimate is that you have a ravenous appetite and get to eat a lot of food. We certainly got lots of calories in our bodies so our muscles will do some repair while we sleep tonight.
This week, I’m going to be competing in the 2012 Canadian Ultimate Championships with Bunny Thugs, a mixed team from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The tournament runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and consists of 3 games per day (2 on the Saturday if you make finals which are held on Sunday). This will be my 4th ultimate tournament this year and the 4th time I’ve picked up with a team that wasn’t mine. I’ve learned a lot from the other 3 and so going into this one, I wanted to approach my play in a more specific, focused way.