Layout February 2008, Volume 1

Dear TUC Member,

Pie Plate Has Arrived!
Summer Team Captains Poll
BMO Winter League Update (Date Changes in March/April)
BMO Fall Indoor League Champions
Catch the Spirit! – 4th Annual High School Indoor Tournament
*NEW* Toronto Juniors Indoor League – Registration Now Open!
Volunteer Of The Month
TUC All-Nighter Tournament for Easter Seals
2008 TUC Event Calendar
Free Indoor Pickup This Month
CUPA & OSDA Announcements
Leaguerunner Update



Pie Plate Has Arrived!

The 2007 Pie Plate, a look back on the year in TUC for 2007, is now available online and in limited hard copies (free to TUC members). Hard copies can be picked up at the TUC office or upcoming TUC events.

View the 2007 Pie Plate here.


Summer Team Captains Poll

The TUC Staff and Board of Directors are proposing a change to our summer league playoff format and we need our summer captains to respond! Emails were sent to all 2007 Summer captains on January 29 – if you were a summer captain and did not receive the email, please let us know. We ask all captains to please read and reply by February 10!


BMO Winter League Update (Date Changes in March/April)

BMO/Varsity Winter Leagues begin next week, February 11 and 12!  A reminder to all players to please stay off of the fields prior to game start times and please leave the field promptly at indicated game finish times.  Captains are responsible for setting the time clocks accordingly.  Good luck to all teams and remember to play with Spirit!

IMPORTANT GAME CHANGES:  We have recently received notification from BMO Field that the dome will be coming down on April 6!  As a result, our last 2 weeks of play April 7-8 & 14-15 at BMO Field have been erased.  The only available times to complete our games are Friday and Saturday evenings, so we’ll have to make due!  Therefore in weeks 7 and 8 (late March and early April) most teams will be playing TWO games on TWO nights of the week, to ensure that we still complete the 10-game season.  We realize that these are not favourable times, but there is no alternative option.  We apologize for the inconvenience and want to share the dates with you 7 weeks in advance so you can book off the dates:

Friday, March 28, 9pm-12am, BMO Field: 1st round of playoffs for Monday Co-Ed Competitive and Intermediate Divisions (make-up for loss of April 7)

Saturday, March 29, 7pm – 11pm, BMO Field: 1st round of playoffs for Tuesday Co-Ed and Men’s League teams (make-up for loss of April 8)

Monday, March 31, 9pm-12am, BMO Field: 2nd round of playoffs for Monday Co-ed Competitive and Intermediate Divisions (last Monday at BMO)

Tuesday, April 1, 9pm-12am, BMO Field: 2nd round of playoffs for Tuesday Co-Ed and Men’s League teams (last Tuesday at BMO)

Friday, April 4, 9pm-12am, BMO Field: Final games for Monday Co-Ed Competitive and Intermediate Divisions (make-up for loss of April 14)

Saturday, April 5, 6pm-10pm, BMO Field: Final games for Tuesday Co-ed and Men’s League teams (make up for loss of April 15)

Monday, April 14, 9:30pm-11:30pm, Varsity Centre: Final games for Monday Elite Division

In lieu of this inconvenience to teams and players, all team captains will receive a $100 rebate cheque towards their team fees and all hat team players will receive a $10 rebate cheque towards their individual fees, to be issued next week.  We hope this helps offset any perceived loss in value.   Unfortunately after repeated attempts we were unable to procure any discount or more preferable times from BMO Field management.  However, the bookings group for BMO Field has assured us that this will not be repeated next year (rental times will be fixed) and as a small consolation they are pursuing other opportunities for TUC.  We thank you for your understanding.

*Please note that the Monday Elite Division will still play 10 weeks, with the last 3 playoff games of the season at Varsity Centre.  Teams will therefore receive less regular season games at Varsity Centre in order to fairly balance seasonal field sharing.

BMO Fall Indoor League Champions

Our BMO Fall Leagues concluded on February 4 & 5 and a big congrats go out to the following winners:

Sofa King (We Taught It) captured the Monday Competitive Co-Ed League Title with a hard-fought victory over Monster.


Big Hammers (Bang Time!) completed their undefeated season in the Tuesday Co-Ed League with a victory over Hustle.


Young Punks beat Mr. Men to win the Tuesday Fall Men’s League.


All league Tier 1 champs will have their names emblazoned on the new ‘Jim Lim’ Fall Indoor Disc Leagues Trophy. The trophy is named in honour of long-time volunteer Jim Lim who was a founding father of TUC and an instrumental contributor to TUC’s growth and success.



Catch the Spirit! – 4th Annual High School Indoor Tournament

The Toronto Ultimate Club is hosting its 4th annual “Catch the Spirit” indoor tournament for high school teams on Wednesday February 27 & Friday February 29, 2008.  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN and closes on February 20.  Cost per school team is $225 (minimum 4 games).

The tournament has two divisions – the ‘B’ division (beginner teams) will play only on Wednesday February 27 and is limited to 16 teams.  The ‘A’ division (intermediate/experienced teams) will play only on Friday February 29 and is limited to 16 teams.  Spots go on a first-come first-serve basis!

TUC is in search of a few more volunteers for this great event.  As well, if you know of any schools who may be interested, please let them know about “Catch the Spirit!” by sending this LAYOUT or referring them to the CTS section on our website.

For more information contact


*NEW* Toronto Juniors Indoor League – Registration Now Open!

TUC is pleased to announce a new Indoor League specifically for Junior-aged players.  The new TJIL is recommended for players aged 15-18 years old and will be a co-ed, speedpoint 6-on-6 league similar to that of our adult indoor leagues.  No clinics, no warm-ups, just games!  TJIL will take place at the Downsview Hangar on Thursdays from March 6 – April 3.  Games start at 7pm.  Cost is $50 per player and it includes your TUC 2008 Junior Membership! 


Pass this poster along to any juniors who play Ultimate!  For more information visit the TJIL page on our website, or contact


For January is Nate Habermeyer

Nate Habermeyer - January Volunteer of the month

Nate Habermeyer is the January ’08 Volunteer of the Month. Not only has Nate been flashing his Ultimate skills on the touring scene, but he has also been applying his publishing skills to the TUC Pie Plate. As the Editor-in-Chief of the 2007 edition, Nate has volunteered countless hours in designing, drafting, and revisions. The 2007 Pie Plate, a look back on the year of 2007 in TUC, is now available online.

A big kudos to volunteers like Nate who continue on the tradition of the Pie Plate!

The 2007 Volunteer of the Month awards are brought to you by Scallywags Bar & Restaurant. Each Volunteer of the Month receives $50 Scally's Dollars that can be used towards any purchase at Scallywags!


Tournament in support of Easter Seals
Saturday March 8 @ Midnight

The TUC All-Nighter Tournament returns to the Downsview Hangar, on Saturday midnight/Sunday morning March 8/9, 11:59pm – 7am. Players register individually and are placed on teams (although we can accommodate some requests), and we play all through the night! Cost to participate in this charitable event is $35 per TUC member and $45 per non-TUC member. Like last year the 2008 All-Nighter will see all net proceeds donated to Easter Seals; supporting children with disabilities who need equipment and resources to succeed in life.

Here is a poster for the TUC All-Nighter, spread the word! REGISTER NOW

Here are some of our important calendar dates for 2008:


  • 19th
    Membership, Spring League, & Summer League Registration Opens!


  • 4th
    Spring League Registration Closes
  • 7th & 9th
    Women’s Spring League & Men’s Spring League Begin
  • 30th
    Summer League Registration Closes


  • 12th to 15th
    Captains Meetings for Summer League
  • 19th
    Summer League Begins
  • 31st
    Spirit Hat Tournament and Summer Season Kickoff Party


  • 12th
    Toronto Juniors Summer League Begins
  • 14th & 16th
    TUC Summer Experience Tournament


  • 19th & 20th
    TUC Midseason Tournament


  • 1st
    Roster Deadline & Summer Playoff Registration
  • 2nd to 9th
    World Championships in Vancouver
  • 14th to 17th
    National Championships in Calgary
  • 16th
    TUC Hat Tournament
  • 23rd
    Fall League Registration opens


  • 6th/7th & 13th/14th
    Summer Playoffs (TBD)
  • 13th
    TUC Summer End Party
  • 14th
    TUC All-Star Game/Scally’s Cup and AGM
  • 21st
    Fall Outdoor Leagues Begin


  • 2nd
    Fall Indoor Leagues Begin


  • 12th
    Winter League Registration

*Dates are subject to change over the year, visit the TUC Events Calendar for all updates.

FREE Indoor Pickup This Month

Starting THIS THURSDAY, TUC is offering FREE indoor pickup to its members on Thursday nights in February. Games will take place at the Downsview Hangar (Fields # 3 & 4) from 11pm – midnight. Free pickup runs from February 7 - 28. Come on out and shake off the winter rust!

CUPA: There is currently a vacant CUPA board position for the Ontario region. Additional information is available on the CUPA website and all interested applicants are welcome. CUPA is also currently seeking bids to produce a National E-Newsletter on Ultimate. An RFP is posted on the site and they could use your help. Visit the CUPA website at

Also the CUC 2008 organizing committee has started up a new Facebook group to keep you in the loop for this year’s Nationals in Calgary, August 14-17. Here’s the link.

ODSA: Congratulations to Christopher Lowcock who has been hired as the new Executive Director for the Ontario Disc Sports Association! Chris was formerly TUC’s GM and was the key figure in starting up the PSO, gaining PSO status, and running the initial operations of the ODSA. Chris’ smooth transition into the role of ED from President should help to get the ball rolling (or discs flying) on many upcoming initiatives. Visit for the latest in Ontario Disc Sport news.

Duplicate Team Names Now Allowed

 At long last, our mighty Webmaster has updated the website to allow for teams to enter the SAME team name for multiple leagues.  You can’t enter the same team name twice for one league, but you can now enter the same team name for different nights or different events.  If you are a captain and want to change your team name, go to My Games and find your team, and then click on the ‘edit team’ link in the menu.  If you want to change the name of a historical team (old team results are now filed historically), contact webmaster@tuc.orgA big thanks to Webmaster Greg Schmidt who continues to revolutionize our site!

A big thanks to Webmaster Greg Schmidt who continues to revolutionize our site!


The TUC Staff