Today Jet Set Leuven hosted the play-offs for the indoor championships 2017 – 2018. 8 teams in Open & Mixed and 4 teams in the Women division all wanted that title.
In the Women & Open divisions, the Gentleladies (Gent) and the Mooncatchers (Uccle) showed their indoor supremacy by pushing both their teams to the finals.
In the BUWIC finals Gentleladies Wit beat Gentlelades Blauw. In Open the young guns of Full Moon kept the Mooncatchers 1 at bay to win their first title (after losing the final last year).
The question whether the Flying Rabbits could repeat this trick from Gentle and Moon was answered in the quarters when the Glory Owls caused the upset by beating the Flying Rabbits Diablade. The other Rabbits also lost their quarter finals to the Freezzz Beezzz, who would go on to comfortably beating Jet Set and Diabolic Heaven, making it their 4th indoor mixed title in a row.
After 4 intense days of Indoor Ultimate, the regular competition has come to an end. Interested in the full results, then go have a look at the FINAL RANKINGS AFTER REGULAR COMPETITION.
However, the tournament isn’t over yet! The top 8 teams of the Open and the Mixed divisions will advance to the PLAY-OFFS on March 11th. There they will be joined by the top 4 teams from BUWIC qualifiers.
In the Open division Full Moon are the odds-on favourites, winning 3/4 game days. However, day 3 has proven they aren’t unbeatable. Biggest threat will come from Gentle Open 1 & Mooncatchers.
Diabolic Heaven started the mixed competition with a 4/4 on day 1. However, they weren’t able to repeat that trick. The Flying Rabbits (day 2), Freezzz Beezzz (day 3) and Jet Set (day 4) all proved that the battle for the mixed title will be fought for until the bitter end!
At the BUWIC, top seeds Jet Set LUV and Flying Rabbits will both have to withstand one of the challenger Gentleladies team to reach the finals.
3 trophies and a lot of medals to hand out, but who will take the crown? Come and support your favourites @ Heverlee on March 11th.
– 12 clubs will be playing at the play-offs (for 20 teams)
– The Flying Rabbits, Gentle & Jet Set each have 3 teams competing
– Jet Set is the only team having a team in each of the divisions.
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 ;-).
From 2017 onwards, we have our own indoor rules. They’ll go into effect starting the first day of the BU(M)IC this weekend! Make sure to quickly read through them, especially the parts highlighted in yellow!
Belgian Ultimate Indoor Rules 2017
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/
The indoor season has come to an end this weekend. 28 games were played last Sunday to decide which teams would become the 2016 – 2017 indoor champions…
First championship was concluded with a game between Gentleladies and OneLUV. Gentleladies won the title with a 9 – 7 score an intense final.
Directly after the Freezzz Beezzz beat suprise finalist Full Moon 9 – 6 to take their first title of the year with them to Bruges.
No upsets on the way to the final game in the BUMIC. The two teams on top of the championship during the whole tournament meet each other once more in the finals. The Freezzz Beezzz Mixed once again beat the Flying Rabbits Blue (10 – 5) to take home their second title of the year and their 3rd consecutive title in the mixed division.
All games have been played and been rated spirit-wise. LUV-U-2 (BUWIC), Jet Set Gold (BUIC) & OuftiMix (BUMIC) have proven over the last 4 months they master spirit of the game and are gracefully thanked for doing so!
I’ve grouped all final rankings (both games and spirit) at the BU(M/W)IC FINAL RESULTS
to make it easy for you to find them.
A big thanks to everyone who played in the biggest ultimate indoor championships ever seen in Belgium.. An even bigger thanks to everyone who helped me in the organisation (communication responsibles, people who arranged the halls, …) I couldn’t have done it on my own!
The juniors of the Mooncatchers won all junior championships in 2016 and they already beat Jet Set ULM in the pool games 8-4, so they were odds on the clear favorites to win yet another junior championship.
However, it were the Jet Set Ultimate Leuven Minors that haven proven the Moon Juniors are not unbeatable by taking a clear 9-5 win in the finals and crowning themselves U17 champions.
The Gentle Torpedos take home the spirit price, by getting both first and second place in the rankings!
Congratulations to Jet Set ULM & Gentle Torpedos 1, a big thank you to all teams, coaches and the organisations. Next week there are two more junior championships with the U14 & the U11 divisions…
This weekend we had the first game day of the (mixed) indoor championships, the youth indoor championships will be played over two days in January and today the subscriptions for the women indoor championships have opened.
For more details, have a look at http://www.belgianultimate.be/schedules-results/
In case you would like a quick overview of all championship results for the season 2015 – 2016.
The games have been played, the championships have been decided!
Many congratulations to Mooncatchers (BUIC) & Freezzz Beezzz Mixed (BUMIC) for prolonging their titles for another year. Gentleladies A prevents a total copy from last year by beating the 2015 champions in the finals and wins the BUWIC 2016.
Congratulations to Tabasco (BUIC), Flying Rabbits Sextons (BUMIC) & Flying Rabbits “Boy-Zone” for winning the Spirit prizes!