it's that time again. tournament time.
everyone that's anyone is heading to tianjin this weekend. what's that
you say? you aren't going to tianjin? do i even know who you are? i
think you are confusing this email list with the list for people who
like to sit home on the weekend watching sports clips on you tube
rather than going out and playing disc.
but it's not too late. we have room for everyone, and i mean
EVERYONE, who wants to go play in tianjin. don't miss out. sign up
ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule
tuesday may 22nd, practice at bcis, 7:30
if you are coming to
tianjin, then why not come to practice? this week we will be working
on the two most essential skills that every team must do well to
succeed (besides drinking and making out, both of which we have covered in abundance.)
thursday may 24th, pick up at bcis, 7:30
saturday may 26th-sunday may 27th, tianjin. details below
sunday may 27th. pickup at isb cancelled.
for more extensive details, maps, and last minute changes, please check the google group home page. link at bottom.
here's a reason for everybody to pat
themselves on the back. returning on the bus from pick up on sunday,
betsy overheard stewart commenting on the state of ultimate in
beijing. the last time stewart came out was 3 years ago. he said that
this time, as opposed to before, everyone was friendly and helpful, and
not hyper-competitive and that he felt much more welcome. that's no
surprise here, as betsy has been saying for a while that she is loving
the good vibes being put out by beijing ultimate. keep it up.
ITEM #2: TIANJIN
here are the two teams for tianjin:
hot and sexy:
if you only count the people that are actually playing, and not the
names i made up, that still comes to a whopping 17 or 18 per team.
here are more of the details for the tournament, via edward:
national tournament will be hold at Dagang district of Tianjing on
26th and 27th May. This tournament is organized by all the
TianJing sports university students and this tournament and we don't have
any sponsors, considering the fact that some of the player are local students
and they can not afforded the same fee as foreigner.. below is the rough cost
for this tournament.
fee : (Saturday we will
have 4 field, 2 turf and 2 grass. Sunday we only have 2 turf.)
party foreigner 40RMB
lunch in the field
(Saturday and Sunday ) 20rmb
Transportation: .TJ train
station to fields, return: 40rmb
TJ airport to field, return:
Hotel- 5 minute cab to
60rmb room: 3 beds and 1
TV , No bathroom in the room, share bathrooms at the each
120rmb room: 2 beds
some better hotles, if you need some we can book for you, and please
tell me in advance.also if you guys want us to send some buses to meet in
Beijing airport or you will make it by yourselves in Beijing ,please let me know
how it is going.
schedle for this tournament is follow,
1:40pm ---3:10pm mixed game
tournament will use the UPA rules , we may have some foreign players to
help Chinese students games as a referee
stay tuned for more information from zahlen regarding bus and train times.
now is the time in
when betsy gives her weekly
shout outs, and call outs. remember, you want to get shouted out, but you don't want to get called out.
shout out to the new beijing ultimate committee: jason(fields and treasury), doc(long winded emails), tracie(out reach),
candice(making out) and barbie(merchandising). because you five have made the most contributions
to emailing on this list, you've been selected to be officially
responsible should anyone file a lawsuit against beijing ultimate.
a call out to everyone who came to practice last tuesday
thinking, "oh, someone else will bring some frisbees." well it turns
out it's not so easy to have a practice with only two discs. cmon!
a shout out to moses, who officially has the coolest name in beijing ultimate
call out to zahlen, who officially thinks he has the coolest name in beijing
ultimate, but doesn't even have the coolest name in his own family.
a shout out to all the new players that have been
coming out. we must have had 30+ people this sunday. it's been
great. and with our annual summer league returning in june, we are
going to need all of you to keep coming.
a call out to
disposable chopsticks. it turns out china alone uses 45 billion a
do the world a favor, and start carrying reusable chopsticks in your bag or purse. betsy is watching you!
ITEM #3: MAILBAG
week, betsy gets a lot of emails inviting her out on dates,
complementing her on her leadership skills, asking her ultimate related
questions, and wanting to know who she is. the mailbag is where she
answers these questions. as always, these are real letters from real
i started coming out to frisbee because i heard there were a lot of
cute guys playing. so far, i haven't met any. am i looking in the
funny i was having the same conversation with
candice's mom just the other day. you should move to manila and start
playing there. that's where all the cute guys are.
Letter # 2:
ever since i moved to san francisco, you've stopped callling me. i thought we had something special. what's up with that?
i'm just waiting for you to break up with your girlfriend. betsy doesn't like being the other woman.
why are humans so slow and fragile?
that is all,
it's because they have hearts that can be easily broken. especially by robots that make lots of promises.
RUMOR THAT MUST BE TRUE: this week betsy
noticed that both sandy and brady were having a good time at the party
saturday night. but on sunday, neither were to be seen. it turns out
they were too "tired" or "sick" to make it out. and by make it out, i mean come to frisbee. and by come...well you get the idea. they might as well
announce they are secretly dating each other with one of those planes that writes
smoke messages in the sky. all you guys that have a crush on peggy, i
guess now's your chance.
ITEM #4: SOCIAL CALENDER
frisbee parties on the horizon:
wed may 23rd, camping trip. jason is taking his friends camping on the
great wall overnight on wed. chris bohner is also going. anyone who
has time off from work and wants to go camping, let jason (1391 050
fri may 25th. some of the hong kong players and a
couple of the shanghai players will be flying into beijing that night
and heading to tianjin in the morning. we'll be taking them out that
night to get them good and wasted so they puke on the fields saturday
morning. for more details call doc (1346 672 6334
) or candice (1365
107 7984) later in the week. to just watch somebody puke, call jason
(1391 050 6194).
sat may 26th. tianjin tournament party. even if you aren't playing
frisbee, come for the festivities. clark and pals are going to be training
over in order to party down with the frisbee crowd on saturday night. for
party details, contact zahlen (ztit...@gmail.com
QUIZ: for you newbies, the weekly
quiz is a game where betsy asks a few simple questions, and it's your
job to provide the correct answers. as always, googling is
prohibited. this week's winner will receive a private cricket lesson
this week's category, movie quotes. name the following movies, and which character said them. first correct answer wins:
1) I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the
effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but
when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness."
So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
2) I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I
think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge
monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a
*dwarf*. Alright? That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
3) Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in
10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and
destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.
as for last week's question, no one got the correct answer which was:
One time, me and a ninja friend of mine were killing a whole bunch of
pirates, and this one pirate couldn't believe what was happening. So
after he said "yarr" about 50 million times, he started to say "blow me
down," but I cut his head off before he said "down." Both of us Ninjas
thought about it for a minute, and then we just broke out in hysterics.
Later we told all our ninja friends about it. We all had a good laugh
at that one. Stupid pirate.
which brings us finally to:
this weeks 11th edition rule:
Any time an infraction is called, the continuation rule applies.
Continuation Rule: Play stops when the thrower in possession
acknowledges that an infraction has been called. If a call is made when
the disc is in the air or the thrower is in the act of throwing, or if
the thrower fails to acknowledge the call and subsequently attempts a
pass, play continues until the outcome of that pass is determined. For
the purpose of the continuation rule, an uncontested stall that occurs
after another call is treated the same as an incomplete pass. Play then
either stops or continues according to the following conditions:
- For calls made by the thrower:
- If the infraction occurred before the thrower was in the act of throwing (II.T.3):
- If the pass was incomplete, play continues un-halted. Players should announce
- If the pass was complete, play stops and possession reverts to the thrower.
- If the infraction occurred while the thrower was in the act of throwing (II.T.3):
- If the pass was complete, play continues un-halted. Players should announce
- If the pass was incomplete, play stops and possession reverts to the thrower.
- If the infraction occurred after the throw was released, the call is considered to have been made by a non-thrower (XVI.C.2).
- For calls made by a non-thrower:
- If the team that called the infraction has possession:
- If the offense called the infraction before the thrower began the act of throwing (II.T.3), play stops and possession reverts to the thrower.
the offense called the infraction after the thrower began the act of
throwing or if the defense called the infraction, play continues
un-halted. Players should announce
- If the team that committed the infraction has possession:
- If the infraction affected the play (XVI.C.3), play stops and the disc reverts to the thrower unless the specific rule says otherwise.
- If the infraction did not affect the play, play stops and the result of the play stands.
infraction affected the play if an infracted player determines that the
outcome of the specific play (from the time of the infraction until
play stops) may have been meaningfully different absent the infraction.
(For example, if a receiver is fouled and thereby prevented from
getting open for a pass, the play was affected; however, if the
receiver would not have received a pass even without the foul, the play
was not affected.)
- Positioning after a call:
no pass is thrown or attempted before the thrower stops play by
acknowledging the call, all players return to the locations they
occupied when the call was made.
- If a pass is thrown or attempted before the thrower acknowledges the call or the call is made after the throwing attempt, and
- if possession reverts to the thrower, all players return to the locations they occupied at the earlier of:
- the time of the throw,
- the time of the call.
- if the result of a play stands, players return to the locations they occupied when play stopped.
- After a travel call, the thrower must return to the location occupied at the time of the infraction.
wow, this is a complicated one, but it came up this week. what it
means is no longer do we have to ask if the call was made before the
throw. if the thrower does not hear a call, makes a throw, and it's
completed, and that call had no bearing on the play, the play stands.
(unless it was an offensive call, in which case the disc returns).
summing up, if a defensive call did not affect the play, the play stands.
catch you on the field,