Indoor Championships Reformation Task Force

The Indoor Championships 2017 – 2018 are nearing their final phase and we’re already reflecting on what went well and where improvements should be made. Over the last couple of years, the growth in teams participating in the BUIC, BUMIC, BUWIC & BUYIC was enormous and the current way of organizing the championships seems less and less sustainable.

Let me give you some examples:

– The amount of teams in the BUWIC went from 8 in 2014 to 25 in 2018. The teams in second division will have no “finals”…
– The BUYIC was first organised in 2016 and now had more than 30 teams participating, causing sometimes incredibly long waiting times between games.
– Bastogne had to go to Bruges twice during this BUIC to play in 6th or 7th division. That’s a 3-hour 1 way drive.

It would be great if we could sit together with a group of interested people and try to find something to fix the clear issues. Can we have multiple qualifier days for the BUWIC? Should the BUYIC be played over multiple days as well? Should we maybe group BUIC/BUWIC and have a separate BUMIC day? Should we create regionals for the lower divisions in the BU(M)IC? Those are just examples, more ideas are welcome.

If you or anyone of your club is interested in this matter, please fill in the following SUBSCRIPTION FORM . If we get a group together, we can only improve the indoor ultimate landscape. If we don’t get one together, we’ll keep it as is, but then I don’t want to hear any complaints next year ;-).

Wanted: Tournament Directors

After 3 years of organising Belgian championships, the BU(W)OC 2018 will be my last. This means we’re desperately seaching for replacements. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in organising one of the championships, please let me know.
I don’t expect one person to organize them all, that person would have to be crazy… But if we can divide the work over several people, each persons effort will be limited.
Over the years I’ve created a lot of documentation (mailbox / google drive) and I won’t disappear from earth, so don’t be afraid. Look at it as an opportunity. As an example of the documentation I show you the ROADMAP TO ORGANIZING BELGIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS I created after my first season.
Felix

BUOC 2018 subscriptions have opened

The holiday period is over and people start looking forward to spring. And I know why, they’re just really looking forward to the BUOC 2018! So get your team together and fill in the  subscription form today. And if you don’t want to do it today yet, just make sure to do it before the deadline of February 21st.

Ultimate is booming in Belgium and the number of teams participating in the championships have been increasing at an incredible rate. I’m pretty sure we’ll be breaking records again this edition.

You don’t remember whether you already subscribed your team? Have a look at the subscribed team overview

Best wishes to all and let’s use this winter to be in great shape once the outdoor season starts!

The start of an indoor season

As November nears, we can leave the BUMOC behind us and start preparing for the next championship: the BU(M)IC 2017 – 2018!

There will be 4 qualifying days involving 54 open & 32 mixed teams and a play-off day with the top 8 of each division competing for the championship crown. Will the Freezzz Beezzz repeat last years double? Will the Mooncatchers strike back with an all-moon Open final? Or will the Flying Rabbits take home their first championship victory? It looks to be a very promising indoor season!

Links to all information can be found at http://www.belgianultimate.be/schedules-results/

 

 

Jet Set is the new Mixed Champion, Skywalkers win second division

Jet Set (Leuven) scored its biggest championship win yet! In a Belgian Mixed Outdoor championship with 28 teams, they have proven to be the best by beating the Flying Rabbits 14-9 in the finals. In a final where the intensity was high and the spectacle was a pleasure for the eyes, we saw two teams that played “mixed” as it’s supposed to be! Congratulations as well to the Flying Penguins that managed to come in third while only having 10 players during the tournament!

In second division Skywalkers took the price home by beating the Freezzz Beezzz in a tense final. They should be very proud, because they can broke the Beezzz-win-all-their-finals-in-2017-combo (BUIC, BUMIC, BUOC & BBC). Oufti-Blaireaux deserved their spot on the podium as well.

Full results can be found HERE

Spiritwise it looks to have been a very good tournament as well. In my opinion some of the spirit scores given were pretty high, but even taking this into consideration, the spirit champions were pretty clear. They were Freespect (Div 1) and White Foxes (Div 2).

AVERAGE SPIRIT SCORES
ALL SPIRIT SCORES

Thank you all for another amazing championship, congratulations to all the winners and if you are interested in helping to ensure there will be a BUMOC next year, please contact us at info@belgianultimate.be

BUMOC 2017 kicks off the 2017 – 2018 season!

Guess who’s back? Back again! Ultimate’s back, tell a friend!

This weekend the Belgian Ultimate Mixed Outdoor Championships 2017 are being played. 28 teams are competing in two divisions at the Blaarmeersen in Ghent. Who will take the crown?

Will Gentle COOP use the home advantage or will Jet Set spoil their fun? What about the Mooncatchers, whose mixed capabilities are still a big unknown? Will the Flying Rabbits score their first championship in their bid to become the world champions? Or will the Flying Penguins repeat their surprise victory of 2015?

Lots of questions, lots of excitement. Come to the Blaarmeersen and find out!

SCHEDULE & RESULTS

Gentleladies & Freezzz Beezzz, best of the best

After an intense weekend in the burning sun, the belgian outdoor champions for the season 2016 – 2017 are known.

The gentleladies made it 3 titles in a row after beating LUV in the finals. LUV only needs to wait one week to try and take revanche, because they will play each other once again at the regionals next weekend.

Both teams gathered the same spirit score, causing them to share this trophy (although I’m already on ordering a second one ;-))

In the Open Division, for the second year in a row the semis were the end station for the 1-seeds as Jet Set narrowly beat the Mooncatchers in the semis. With the Freezzz Beezzz also beating Gentle Open, we got a totally unexpected finals with Jet Set – Freezzz Beezzz.

In these finals the Freezzz Beezzz proved to be the strongest team in Belgium at the moment and they celebrated their second title in 3 years.

The spirit this year went to the Flying Rabbits once more. With Flying Rabbits Chips ending first in the sendings and the Flying Rabbts Fish following in fifth, the team of the Belgian spirit advisors proves their worth.


This concludes the Belgian Ultimate season 2016 – 2017. We’ll be back next year with what’s promising to be another magnificent season.

If you would like to join the Belgian Flying Disc Federation (BFDF) or to help them improve, do not hestitate to inform us at info@belgianutlimate.be or championships@belgianultimate.be

Yours truly,

Felix