2011 Catch The Spirit Tournament

The Toronto Ultimate Club hosted its 7th annual Catch the Spirit tournament for high school players on Thursday Feb 24 & Friday Feb 25, 2011.

This celebration of Ultimate emphasizes spirit of the game, skill development and balanced competition for all teams involved. It was a great opportunity to teach the game of Ultimate and get your team warmed up for the upcoming school season.

The tournament was hosted indoors at Lamport Stadium (near King & Dufferin), and run from 10:00am - 5:00pm on both days. The tournament had two divisions – the B division (beginner teams/players) and the A division (Intermediate teams/players). In each division 12 teams participated and played 5 games each.

Games were played using a continuous-play (speed point) format and teams played 6-on-6 mixed gender (rather than 7's). The official gender ratio was 4:2 (boys:girls).

There was an on-site physiotherapist/first-aid person and trophies for the two division champions and most spirited teams were awarded. Discs and other merchandise was available for sale.

B Division - Thursday, February 24

Congratulations to Cobourg who went undefeated and captured the B Division title over Parkdale.

Also a big congrats to Marshall McLuhan who were the SPIRIT CHAMPIONS for the B Division!

  Here are the final results after completion of the B Division:
  • 1st - Cobourg CI
  • 2nd - Parkdale CI
  • 3rd - All Saints SS
  • 4th - North Toronto CI
  • 5th - Bowmanville HS
  • 6th - Riverdale CI
  • 7th - Cardinal Newman CS
  • 8th - York Memorial CI
  • 9th - Silverthorn CI
  • 10th - University of Toronto Schools
  • 11th - Marshall McLuhan CSS
  • 12th - St. Augustine CS

A Division - Friday, February 25

Congrats to Barrie North who won the A Division! They edged out Aurora on universe point in the finals as well as Thornhill in the Semi-finals on universe point.

TUC also congratulates Harbord CI who were the SPIRIT CHAMPIONS for the A Division in a cheer-off with SATEC. Both teams displayed excellent spirit throughout the tournament!

  Here are the final results after completion of the A Division:
  • 1st - Barrie North HS
  • 2nd - Aurora HS
  • 3rd - Pierre Elliott Trudeau SS
  • 4th - Thornhill SS
  • 5th - Sacred Heart SS
  • 6th - Newmarket HS
  • 7th - SATEC W.A. Porter
  • 8th - Westview CI
  • 9th - Northern SS
  • 10th - St. Mary's CS
  • 11th - Harbord CI
  • 12th - Dr. Norman Bethune CI

Pictures from Catch the Spirit 2011 courtesy of Ian Brooks can be found here or on TUC's facebook page! (A Division album or B Division album)