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Good Luck to Canadian teams at USA Ultimate Championships

This weekend (October 28 - 31) the best teams across North America culminate in Sarasota, Flordia to battle it out for the USA Ultimate National Championships.

The Championships takes place every year at the end of October in Sarasota, Florida where the top 16 teams teams in each division (12 in Masters) qualified for the right to battle it out to be named the National Championships.

This year's field of teams includes a record high 7 teams from Canada with 2 teams (Capitals in the women's divsion and GLUM in the masters) with TUC representation. The canadian teams participating are: Furious George (Vancouver) in the open divsion, Capitals (Toronto/Ottawa), Storm (Montreal) and Traffic (Vancouver) in the women's division, Snowbirds (Montreal/Quebec/Sherbrooke) in the mixed division and in the master's divsion will see the 2010 Canadian Ultimate Championships finalists GLUM (Ottawa/Toronto/Montreal) and FigJam (Calgary).

Be sure to check out the USAU Club Championships website for information on reviews, seedings, scheduling and up to date scores. The finals will also be streamed online.

Ultimate Canada Announcements

Check out the latest newsletter from Ultimate Canada! It features interviews with Juniors All Star Award Winners, including Alyona Koulanova and Brandon Lusty from Toronto’s own Overdrive!

On November 12-14 in Vancouver BC, Ultimate Canada will host the Ultimate Canada Conference. The UCC is a great opportunity for Clubs nationwide to network, discuss programming, and shape the future direction of Ultimate Canada. TUC will be sending 1-2 representatives to attend.

As well the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is seeking a new Executive Director. More information about the position can be found here.



October Volunteer of the Month – Matt Denton

Matt Denton is the TUC Volunteer of the Month for October 2010. Matt has been a big-time contributor to the TUC 30th Anniversary events, serving on the committee and assisting with financial controls and various logistics. Matt’s contribution to the team helped make the 30th anniversary Gala a major success! He is also our Sunday Fall League Convenor and throughout the month of October has been assisting teams across the city.

Thanks Matt for all your help!

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

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

TUC Annual General Meeting
The TUC Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, September 29. Thanks to all members who attended! Here are the minutes from the 2010 AGM.

Congratulations to our new Board members: Richard Chao, Carla DiFilippo, Barry Goldlist, Cory Lamothe, Greg Lang, and Kevin Vigar. As well to returning Board members who have renewed for another term – Jason Crowder, Mike Lane, Nancy So, Rahil Suleman, and Natalie Wong. The Club would also like to thank exiting members Michael Pezzack, Ian Lee, Norm Lew, Alex Singh, and Bill Wong for their outstanding contributions to the Club!

Board of Directors positions will be announced in the next LAYOUT.

  • Oct 26: Tuesday Fall Outdoor League Finals
  • Oct 28: Thursday Fall Outdoor League Finals
  • Oct 28 - 31: USA Ultimate Club Championships
  • Nov 7: Sunday Fall Outdoor League Finals
  • Nov 8: Monday Fall Indoor League Begins
  • Nov 9: Tuesday Fall Indoor League Begins
  • Nov 11: Thursday Fall Indoor League Begins
  • Nov 15: Winter League Registration Opens
  • Nov 20: Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Nov 28: Sunday Fall Indoor Begins


TUC Fall Indoor Leagues (November – January)

Fall Indoor Leagues are now close to full on all nights. All team spots are full, but there are spots for individuals remaining on a few nights. All fall league teams and hat players will be contacted in early November regarding first games and league details.

We have a NEW FALL MASTERS LEAGUE for players who are 33 years of age or older, starting Nov 7 – spots still available. Plus, starting Nov 24, we will once again be offering UCC PICKUP on Wednesday nights through to March. Interested players will sign-up on the BBS on the DAY OF THE GAME (after 12pm noon) and then pay $10 on site. Visit the Fall Indoor Leagues page for more details on all our Fall indoor offerings.

TUC Winter Indoor Leagues (January – April)

Winter Indoor League registration opens November 15! Registration AND payment confirms your spot, limited spots available on each night so don’t delay. Prices to be announced shortly, all prices will include HST. Please be sure to visit our Winter Indoor Leagues page for updates and any new info. Here are the TUC Winter Indoor League offerings:

Sunday Women’s League at Varsity Centre (+Lamport)
Details: 6-on-6 speedpoint, competitive and intermediate levels
Dates: Jan 9 – April 3 (13 wks)
Times: games between 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Varsity Centre (most games), Lamport (few games)
Cost: To Be Announced

Sunday Co-ed INDOOR League at UCC
Details: 6-on-6 speedpoint, intermediate levels, co-ed
Dates: Jan 30 – March 6 (6 wks)
Times: games between 6pm – 11pm
Location: Upper Canada College
Cost: To Be Announced

Details: 6-on-6 speedpoint, competitive & intermediate levels, co-ed
Dates: Jan 23 – March 27 (10 wks)
Times: games between 3pm – 5pm
Location: Upper Canada College
Cost: To Be Announced

Monday Co-ed INDOOR League at Lamport
Details: 6-on-6 co-ed speedpoint, various divisions: Elite, Competitive/High Int, Low Int/Rec
Dates: Jan 24 – April 18 (13 wks)
Times: games between 7pm – 12am
Location: Lamport Stadium
Cost: To Be Announced

Tuesday Co-ed INDOOR League at Lamport
Details: 6-on-6 speedpoint, intermediate and recreational, co-ed
Dates: Jan 25 – April 19 (13 wks)
Times: games between 9pm – 12am
Location: Lamport Stadium
Cost: To Be Announced

Tuesday Men’s League at Varsity Centre
Details: 6-on-6 speedpoint, competitive and intermediate levels
Dates: Jan 5 – April 6 (14 wks)
Times: games between 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Varsity Centre
Cost: To Be Announced

Thursday Co-ed INDOOR League at The Hangar
Details: 6-on-6 speedpoint, competitive and intermediate levels
Dates: Jan 6 – April 7 (14 wks)
Times: games between 7:00pm – 12:00am (70 min games)
Location: The Hangar at Downsview Park
Cost: To Be Announced (all teams are drafted)

Visit our 2011 Winter Indoor Leagues page on the TUC web site for all the details. Remember, you must first be a TUC member to be eligible for league play. Intro members must upgrade to a Fall/Winter Pro-Rated membership ($10) in order to be eligible for indoor leagues.

Last Blast! Beginner & Intermediate Outdoor Clinic – Nov 4

Fall is upon us, and the outdoor season is drawing to a close, but the learning never stops! Our final outdoor clinic for the year will take place on Nov. 4th at Cherry Beach, 7pm - 10pm. There will be side-by-side sessions for both beginner and intermediate players, and we welcome you to join us for a full THREE hours of skills, strategy and expert advice from some of the league’s top players. Registration is now open.

Beginner Session: This clinic will focus on individual skills, including fundamentals of throwing/catching, cutting/defending with some additional work on general game play (stacking, defending, who cuts, etc.)

Intermediate Session: This clinic will incorporate advanced drills, and strategies for playing effectively as a team (stack flow, endzone strategy, defensive switches and more).

Cost is $5 for TUC members and $10 for non-members. Online registration is now open! For further information or inquiries, please email

30 Years of TUC – Indoor Gala Recap

The Toronto Ultimate Club 30th Anniversary Gala took place on October 22 and it was one that will go down in history. We’d like to thank all of the mighty volunteers, the 30th Anniversary Committee, and the Hall of Fame Committee for their exceptional work. We’d also like to thank Steam Whistle Brewery & VC Ultimate (Presenting Sponsors), Pivot Sport Medicine, and Jamie Dempster for their sponsorship of the event. Congratulations go out to our inaugural Hall of Fame inductees (see below).

The premier TUC film, “30 Years in 30 Minutes” which was directed by Otto Chung, can now be viewed online!

As well, the Scally’s Cup and the Big Hammers vs Monster (from Rogers TV) footage is now also available online!

More links, photos and news can be found on the TUC home page once we get caught up!

Thanks to everyone who celebrated 30 years of TUC with us. Every contribution, big or small, was significantly helpful. We look forward to the next 30 years of Ultimate in Toronto!

TUC Hall of Fame – Class of 2010

Congratulations to Class of 2010, the inaugural TUC Hall of Fame inductees:

Each of our inductees received a commemorative signed and framed picture of the HOF 2010 Class. They also received a Hall of Fame Hoodie, hat, and Steam Whistle swag.

We have created a new page TUC Hall of Fame page on our website and we encourage you to check the bios and images of our Hall of Famers. This page will be further updated in the near future.

There were many worthy candidates that were considered for the 2010 Class. No doubt this inaugural induction will open the 'great debate' of who should be next, and those that may seem as obvious choices will probably be inducted in the near future. That's where we need help! TUC is looking to form an Alumni Committee moving forward that collects nominations and votes on future Hall of fame inductions. As well the committee will address key philosophical questions regarding frequency, chronology, and protocol. Interested in participating and think you have an extensive knowledge of our history? Contact

TUC Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Event

TUC is hosting its annual Volunteer Appreciation event on Saturday, November 20, from 6-10pm. The function will include a mini-tournament from 6-9pm at Lamport Stadium and then some post-game eats at Shoeless Joe’s. Attendance to this event is by invite-only and for TUC members who have volunteered in 2010. Invites will be sent out in the near future.

At the 30th Anniversary Gala, TUC honoured its 2010 Volunteer Award Winners:

Volunteer of the Year 2010 – Natalie Fitzgerald

Natalie has worn many hats for the Club in 2010. She has convened multiple leagues throughout the year; handling scheduling, team requests, dealing with venue issues, etc. She currently serves on the TUC Board of Directors where she is an active participant, and is also the current Touring Chair for the TUC. This involves a great deal of work with our local touring teams, supporting their efforts and in turn organizing their volunteer efforts. Natalie is a leader on team Lotus, and helped run the women’s spring tournament and several clinics for women. She is also a big advocate for Juniors and has helped develop our Juniors policy and push for more Juniors involvement moving forward. For the hundreds of hours that Natalie has committed to TUC in 2010, thank you so much!

Natalie receives a Steam Whistle VIP Tour for 10, Steam Whistle prize pack & Hoodie, LCBO Gift Certificate, $50 Scally’s dollars, VC long sleeve, and VC hat.

Volunteer Award Winners

Matt Denton: convenor extraordinaire, regular Club contributor, 30th Anniversary committee
Rahil Suleman: convened EVERY season in 2010, TUC Board Director, Ultimate Canada Board member
Amber Pollett: TUC Clinic League super volunteer, playoffs, 30th outdoor event volunteer
Thomas Meyer & Bradley Wentworth: amazing Toronto Juniors Summer League Convenors!

All of the above volunteers put in an unbelievable amount of commitment and dedication to the Club. Each receives a Steam Whistle prize pack, LCBO or VC gift certificate, VC long sleeve and hat.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of this Club. We can’t do it without you! Thanks to everyone who volunteered in 2010. If you are interested in volunteering with the TUC in the future please email


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