The Grapevine Returns

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As the title suggests we will be bringing back The Grapevine but as a monthly collection of the best Ultimate links and news.


Just before WUCC we had our Club and Country series which you should definitely read, got an opinion to add then comment or even email us with a contribution! 

WUCC is over with some great results from the UK teams check out the final results here and here. Also DP went along with Skyd Magazine who did some great writing and footage which you can watch back now!

Moving forwards, next week sees the peak of the UK season: UKU Nationals. Schedules are up and check out some of last years footage from PushPass to get you pumped! 

Finally, whilst WUCC was going on we reached over the 200,000 views mark on this page! We are so thankful for you guys reading and spreading theShowGame love, keep coming back for more.

Photo courtesy of Tino Tran.

The Grapevine – 07/03

CUT, Dubai, Nice Bristols, PushPass, The Grapevine, WCBU 2015
The Grapevine.

As many of you will know Carleton Ultimate (CUT) the US College team lost three players in a tragic road incident last week. Josh and I would like to personally send our regards to the CUT community and families. 

There have been heartfelt testimonials from the UKU, Lou BurussElliot Trotter and many many more. 

Turning to other news, Nice Bristols were on the BBC’s The One Show! Skip to around 33 mins to catch them and some quality Push Pass footage.

Speaking of Push Pass. UKU Regionals footage is being uploaded now go grab a subscription or just the games you want from your region of choice!

WCBU 2015 has been announced for Dubai!! Go watch a great little video preview.

The Grapevine – 15/11

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Ultimate News from around the country and beyond…

WFDF have revealed which nations will be granted the additional bids for WUCC 2014…

Benji updates us with his throwing mechanics project

Whilst Ultimate Rob posts on forehand mechanics from a different but still technical point of view…

Push Pass coverage of all 36 games from xEUCF is now online – check out a sly callahan by Kapow in this clip

Tim Morrill has completed his tour of the UK and is soon to release the latest in his Ultimate Fitness Products – F.U.T.U.R.E 1.0



Things have been a little quiet over the past few weeks at tSG but rest assured we are hard at work! Keep an eye out for new content in the coming weeks… – JCK@tSG

The Grapevine – 06/09

Golden Keg, PushPass, SkyD, The Grapevine, Triple Crown, UKU Nationals, Ultiszene, USAU.

The Grapevine – links and news from around the ultimate globe.

PushPass have done a great job filming and releasing some of the games, go watch the highlight video and read some of the interesting comments.

The German blog Ultiszene reviews UK Nationals, we have started our coverage keep an eye open for more soon.

Beau Kittredge is one of the few Ultimate celebrities and has written a fantastic piece on why he still plays and loves our sport.

The Irish Eye author Mark Earley talks about his new mixed international tournament ‘The Golden Keg’ with Get Horizontal. Put the date in your calendars! 

Finally, last weekend saw the last tournament in the USAU Triple Crown with GOAT, Polar Bears and Riot taking the titles in Open, Mixed and Women’s divisions. Watch a great highlight video from Nemesis below; see if you can spot Iceni captain Bex Forth representing Texas Showdown.

With the off season looming we are looking for more contributors so please feel free to drop us a line via FB, Twitter, email or hit the contribute page up! DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 30/08

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The Grapevine this week looks back at Nationals and a little forwards to xEUCF 2013! Plus a huge THANK YOU!

Congratulations go to Clapham, Iceni, Bear Cavalry and Zimmer who took the titles in their divisions! All results can be found via our Ultiapps reporter and more stats on the UTC app. Our UK and Irish reviews will be going up soon enough!

Make sure to check out the PushPass clips from Nationals and why not buy all 17 games for £10.99, bargain! 

Congrats to one of our authors James Burbidge for topping the UKU Fantasy Ultimate! Check out your scores!

Understanding Ultimate discusses what calls you should make from the sideline for a force, left/right or inside/around?

Check the British Thumber Time Ramones-esqe disc, it’s swag!

Fifteen UK club teams will be in Bordeaux representing us in 4 divisions, our partners Get Horizontal have got the details of all the clubs there

We have reached a milestone! As of this morning the ShowGame has had over 50,000 views. We would like to THANK every single one of our readers and hope you continue to come back for more. Kind of crazy! 

But we are not done there, got any ideas? Want to contribute? Easy, click the link on the right and make the ShowGame even better! DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 31/05

A Tour, London's Calling, PushPass, The Grapevine, Understanding Ultimate., USA Ultimate, uTalkRaw, WFDF, xEUCF

This weeks Grapevine mostly concentrates on the upcoming London’s Calling with a bit of extra news thrown in for you!

Benji (Understanding Ultimate) tells us of a really cool (geeky too; but we love it) research project looking at how we throw. If you want to get involved read here…. 

Pittsburgh beat Central Florida to claim a back to back USA College Championship title, whilst Oregon take down Carleton for the Women’s top spot. 


London’s Calling is this weekend with teams from Europe mainland coming also, we are very excited here. We have our Open and Women’s previews, whilst… 


The Secret Frizzer gives us their insights into the upcoming weekend, and…

PushPass also release some footage of last years Nationals along with opinions on games to watch at T1!

More exciting news: we at tSG have partnered up with Get Horizontal – Europe’s premier Ultimate magazine – and have started this off with a post on how we do mixed!

As ever Barry O’Kanes podcast UTalkRaw has a great episode talking to the Australian Ultimate filming company ultiTV, go listen here.


The American media site Ultiworld tells us the top contender for U23 in the Open division, watch our guys this weekend in the U23 showgame vs Ireland. You might even see tSG at the show game. 

The TD’s of xEUCF have just brought online the website, where they will score report, offer news and more!

Super exciting news: The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Friday the 31st of May 2013 to grant the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) provisional IOC recognition during their meeting in St Petersburg (Russia). From WFDF we got this and notably this. 


Love Get Horizontal? Love The Show Game? Well we have partnered up now, awesome right?!


Excited? We certainly are, the season is in full flow and we have so much coming up. Stay tuned on fb, twitter and more. Remember #ukut1 for this weekends action. tSG

The Grapevine – 24/05

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This weeks The Grapevine covers A LOT! Get clicking!


Barry O’Kane interviews the one and only Melissa Witmer author of “The Ultimate Athlete Handbook”, in Episode 20 of UTalkRaw.

Understanding Ultimate discuss the idea of the ‘Magic Hour’ of a training session.

Full team list for London’s Calling next weekend released including CUSB (Italy), Cota Rica (Italy), Yaka (France) and Bad Skid (Germany)! 

Mark Earley writes for Get Horizontal on the recent Irish Mixed Beach team win at Calafell Arena

In the second Road to Worlds blog the Open squad give their views on the run up to Toronto.

With the return of the Secret Frizzer he (or she) published a gossip piece on player movement and what it might mean for the upcoming open tour. Upon reading this EMO Captain, Joe Wynder, wanted to set things straight from his perspective and promptly got an interview.  Interesting read and great banter, watch out for more from tSF here!

With USA College Nationals this weekend see what hosts Wisconsin have been up to in the work up to Madison.

PushPass have been working hard to get all of the University Nationals 2013 games online (in great multiple angle HD quality) buy the subscription here. Highlights can be found here along with 4 PP shorts: Who is fouling whom?, What’s going on here?, When it goes a bit wrong and Worst Pull ever; highlighting the funnier side of Ultimate. 



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