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September 2010, Volume 1

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Toronto Nabs Four Medals at Canada Ultimate Championships!
The Canadian Ultimate Championships took place the week of August 12 – 15, in Sherbrooke, QC. TUC would like to extend its congratulations to all of the Toronto teams, players, and coaches who participated. Here are the placings for each of the Toronto teams:

Open: Moondoggies (1st), Grand Trunk (6th), ROY (13th)
Women’s: Lotus (3rd), Lily (7th)
Mixed: Big Hammers (5th), Monster (6th), Tundra (9th)
Junior: Overdrive (2nd)
Masters: Fuel (3rd)


Ultimate Canada Announcements
Bring Your Disc to Work Day!

This year, Ultimate Canada is starting the first annual “Bring Your Disc to Word Day” to promote the sport. On Thursday, September 16th, 2010, Ultimate Canada is encouraging Ultimate players from across the country to "bring your disc to work" and promote the sport. This is a low cost way for Ultimate communities to raise the profile of the sport in their community and help connect people who play the sport. In addition to the event itself, we are also holding a photo contest sponsored by DareDevil Discs and Discraft.

Information about the event is available on the UC Website and their Facebook page.

Great Canadian Ultimate Game

Many thanks to all of the communities that participated in the 2010 Great Canadian Ultimate Game. We were able to raise over $8,000 for some great charities!


ODSA Seeking Volunteers for Championships Committee & Board of Directors

The Ontario Disc Sports Association is putting out a call for volunteers to all ultimate clubs across Ontario, to grow the sport we all love and raise Ontario ultimate to a higher level:

Ontario Ultimate Championships (OUC) Committee
Strong and vibrant provincial championship tournaments will spur further growth in the sport of ultimate across Ontario and raise the general level of play. Accordingly, we are looking for 5 volunteers from across the province to determine the parameters under which the provincial championships will be held. The committee will consider factors such as timing, eligibility, divisions, location & level of play. The committee will meet by teleconference and email and submit a draft report to the ODSA Board of Directors at the end of October. Representation is sought from each of the following groups: small clubs; large clubs; northern Ontario; women; the touring community. If you are interested in helping out, send an email with your name and a brief background statement, including the constituencies you would represent, to president@ondisc.org.

ODSA Board of Directors
The ODSA annual general meeting will be held on Saturday November 6th.

At this time, the terms of 5 directors will expire and these vacancies on the Board of Directors will need to be filled. We are looking for energetic, dedicated, individuals who have the time to take on specific projects or committee assignments. We are in particular need of women candidates and expertise in human resources and corporate governance. Additional information and nomination forms can be found at www.ondisc.org. The nomination deadline is mid-October. Please address questions to Chris Lowcock - ed@ondisc.org.

August Volunteer of the Month – Carla DiFilippo

Carla DiFilippo is the TUC Volunteer of the Month for August 2010. Carla is a veteran Lotus/Capitals player who, alongside her touring team commitments, has put in countless hours coaching the Juniors touring team Overdrive this summer. Carla was a big factor in helping Overdrive reach the podium (Silver medal!) at the National Championships. This is in addition to coaching her own high school ultimate frisbee team (and volleyball team) and serving on the Ultimate Canada Juniors Development Committee. Carla has also contributed to other TUC events like the Lotus Intermediate Tournament in the Spring.

Thanks Carla for all of your efforts in supporting youth Ultimate and the TUC!

Support your Club by volunteering, it’s how TUC was born and how it thrives today. Contact volunteers@tuc.org for more information.

Each V.O.M. will receive $50 Scally’s Dollars that can be used towards any purchase at Scallywags.

 
Toronto Juniors
Summer League Results
 

TJSL concluded this year in record numbers, with finals taking place on August 26. The East team defeated team Leeroy (1 of 4 North teams) on universe point 6-5, in very windy conditions. 3rd place belongs to Eggtarts (North), who beat the West team 12-8. Visit the TJSL page for more information on the 2010 TJSL Playoffs.

A big thanks to all TJSL participants, Thomas Meyer & Bradley Wentworth (our Head Convenors) for all of their hard work throughout the spring and summer, and all the assistant coaches who pitched in to make this the best TJSL yet! .

 
  • Sept 5: Monday/Tuesday Playoff Team Registration and Roster Deadline
  • Sept 11: Monday & Tuesday Summer League Playoffs
  • Sept 12: Scallys Cup All Star Event & 30th Anniversary Outdoor Celebration
  • Sept 12: Wednesday/Thursday Playoff Team Registration and Roster Deadline
  • Sept 13: Weekday Fall Leagues Begin
  • Sept 18: Wednesday & Thursday Summer League Playoffs
  • Sept 19: Sunday Outdoor Fall League Begins
  • Sept 29: TUC Annual General Meeting
  • Oct 22: 30th Anniversary Gala Event
 

IMPORTANT NEWS


TUC Summer League Playoffs

The Playoffs are here. The Monday & Tuesday Playoffs are on Saturday, September 11 and the Wednesday & Thursday Playoffs are on Saturday, September 18. Both events are at Sunnybrook Park, with games running from 8am – 8pm. There will be on site athletic therapy, breakfast munchies (we recommend bringing your own lunch), sideline water jugs for hydration, and VC Ultimate will be on site as well.

A friendly reminder that the deadline to register your team for the Monday & Tuesday Playoffs is THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5! Sept 5 is also the deadline for all participating Monday and Tuesday teams to submit their playoff rosters via the TUC Playoff Roster Form. Submission of these forms and online registration, by the deadline, is mandatory.

For the upcoming Monday & Tuesday Playoffs on September 11, here is some key info (note this info will be replicated exactly one week later, including deadlines, for the Wed/Thurs playoffs):

    - Monday & Tuesday playoff team roster will be posted on the TUC home page article by 12pm noon on Monday. Team captains have until 11:59pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7 to file any objections regarding opposing teams’ rosters.
    - Wednesday Sept 8 is the deadline to withdraw from the tournament and captains will be notified of any roster objections
    - Thursday Sept 9: captains will be sent a draft seeding and schedule. All reasonable objections will be reviewed. Objections must be provided by 11:59pm on Thursday.
    - Friday Sept 10: schedule will be released as early as possible, posted on the home page.

This is a tournament so please plan to be there for the bulk of the day. We will do our best to balance the schedules and accommodate all variables. If you get scheduled early, be there early! This is the nature of a tournament.

A final reminder that this year there is a new TUC Summer Playoff Sub Policy that will be in effect. All playoff participants must be TUC members, in good standing, who have played a minimum of 2 regular season games. View the League & Playoff Participation Policy for full details. Please abide the rules and always play with Spirit Good luck to all teams!


Scally's Cup – Sunday September 12, Sunnybrook Park

The 3rd annual Scally’s Cup is an All-Star Challenge that will showcase the top players from TUC’s summer leagues. The event will take place on Sunday, September 12, 12pm – 6pm, at Sunnybrook Park. The event will be in conjunction with our 30 Anniversary Outdoor Event (see below).

ROGERS TV will film coverage of Scally’s Cup action!

We are currently formalizing our 8 All Star teams (4 intermediate, 4 competitive) and they will be posted shortly on our Scally’s Cup page. As always, some great prizes lined up for the winners. Come out and watch your All-Stars in action, maybe get on TV, AND take advantage of the 30th Outdoor Celebration! Bring your family and friends, this is going to be epic!


30 Years of TUC – Outdoor Celebration Sunday September 12

In conjunction with the Scally’s Cup, we are hosting the 30th Anniversary Outdoor Celebration at Sunnybrook Park. It is a family-oriented event on Sunday, September 12 and this will be a FREE event for all ages that will feature several hallmark ultimate games (Founders vs. Future stars, Big Hammers vs. MONSTER) and will boast great amenities for kids, like a bouncy castle, cotton candy, and face painting. We also have skills competitions, displays on the history of the Club, and did we mention a BBQ???

OH YEAH, AND ROGERS TV IS COMING TO FILM COVERAGE OF THE EVENT!

Here is our schedule for the day:

12:00pm - 1:30pm: all four semi-final games for Scally's Cup (4 fields)
1:40 - 2:40pm: Feature Game (Founders vs. Future Stars)
2:50pm - 4:20pm: Competitive & Intermediate Finals for Scally's Cup(2 fields)
4:20pm - 4:50pm: Hucking/Accuracy/Skills/NCB Competition Finals
4:50pm - 5:50pm: Feature Game (Big Hammers vs. MONSTER)

Qualifying rounds for Hucking/Accuracy/Skills/NCB, as well as the BBQ, will take place throughout the afternoon (ie. 1:30pm - 3:00pm). We will also be hosting a CUPS Finals between our MidSeason CUPS Champs and a select All-Star CUPS team! This event is going to be awesome, we'll see you there!!!


30 Years of TUC – Indoor Gala Friday October 22

Tickets are on sale for our 30th Anniversary Gala, which takes place on Friday, October 22 at Steam Whistle Brewery, 7pm. This large celebration will include a CATERED dinner, awards ceremony, and the unveiling of the TUC 30th Anniversary documentary video, directed by Otto Chung. It will also feature memorabilia displays and the first-ever TUC Hall of Fame inductions. The first 100 early-bird tickets are $40 and when they are gone, the price will go up to $50. There will also be a party to follow at 10pm and there are $10 tickets for those who want to come just to enjoy the bands and the dancing.

*note we now have a limited number of early-bird tickets remaining before the price goes up!!!

Check out our 30 Years page for all the latest.

Order your indoor event tickets now!


30th Anniversary - Hall of Fame Nominations

TUC is hosting its first-ever Hall of Fame Inductions at the 30th Anniversary Gala. Inductees will be entered in 3 categories: Player, Builder, and Special Merit. Brief descriptions of these categories are below.

WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS! All members of TUC, past and present, are encouraged to nominate other TUC people who they believe should be nominated into the TUC Hall of Fame. All you need to do is simply email halloffame@tuc.org and indicate your name, the name of the individual(s) you wish to nominate, the category of nomination, and a brief explanation as to why. We are seeking all nominations by September 18! Our committee will review all nominations and narrow down the list. The plan is to do more inductions into the Hall of Fame every 5 years.

Hall of Fame Nomination Categories

Player - nominees should be minimum 40 years of age, with highest achievement at League/National/International level, highly regarded as one of the best players in their era, displaying integrity and Spirit along the way.

Builder - individuals making exceptional and long lasting contributions to the Club and the sport, in areas including but not limited to administration, development, coaching, and media.

Special Merit - accommodating all potential nominees that do not apply to Player or Builder, whether individuals or teams that defined the sport or contributed to make TUC Ultimate special, in the context of their day and/or beyond.

Seeking Memorabilia

Our members are the lifeblood of the club, but it is after all a team sport. The gala event will include displays of memorabilia from teams both past and present. Trophies will be on display, showing the names of past winners, but we are also looking to include your custom discs, jerseys, hats, short shorts, sweat bands, old photos/videos and anything else TUC related. If you've got it, we want to hear from you! Contact us at retro@tuc.org.


TUC Fall League Registration Is Filling Up!

TUC Fall Outdoor Leagues begin soon and many indoor spot have already been taken. Be sure to sign up quickly as there are limited spots per league – registration and payment confirm your spot and all registration is done online.

Visit the TUC Fall Outdoor Leagues page and Fall Indoor Leagues page for specific details on our league. We also provide an update on the home page regarding availability updates.

Limited individual spots remaining for our Fall Outdoor Leagues! Two Men’s Team spots remaining, all other team spots are currently full.

Note: we have added a new Indoor Masters League offering on Sundays at Lamport Stadium. Come on all you old timers, sign up now! Visit the Indoor Leagues page for details.


TUC Annual General Meeting – Sept 29

The TUC AGM, which is the annual meeting of the membership, will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 7pm, at Scallywags (2nd Floor Meeting Rm). All TUC members are invited to attend and all members (with the exception of intro members) have voting rights at this meeting. In our next LAYOUT and on the website we will post our agenda for the meeting, which includes super-fun stuff like finance approval and by-law ratifications. There will also be the opportunity for members to bring concerns or suggestions to the table. Your opinions matter!

Become a TUC Board Member! At the AGM each year we nominate and elect new Board of Directors members. The Board of Directors meets roughly ten times per year and their mission is to help guide the Club in achieving our strategic goals and delivering quality ultimate offerings for the membership. If you are interested in being a part of this great team, email chair@tuc.org and we’ll hopefully see you at the AGM!


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