The Grapevine – 08/11

Devon, Get Horizontal, SkyD, The Grapevine, Understanding Ultimate.

The off season is in full swing, see what the Ultimate world here and afar is getting up to in this weeks The Grapevine. 

In breaking news, after an amazing season in the UK and Europe, Devon Ultimate have secured themselves an exclusive Ultimate marked field in Exeter (possibly the first in the UK?), amazing…See how it looks from one of the players’ Twitter:

We now have our own pitch kindly supplied by Devon Council @devonultimate #swag pic.twitter.com/EIvRwXEWVF




Happy 3rd Anniversary to SkyD and to celebrate SkyD are raising money to help develop Ultimate media further! We like this. Go give some cash (remember to add $15 for shipping of cool swag) to this great cause.

Our very lucky friend, Bommie from Get Horizontal interviews Ring of Fire player Roy Matthews at USAU Nationals last month with the help of Five Ultimate.


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The Grapevine – 01/11

Halcyon, North, Scotland, SkyD, South West, UKU Regionals, University, WUCC2014

This week’s Grapevine features pieces looking forward to next year, as well as the re-emergence of indoor ultimate…

From abroad – Skyd brings us an insight into the ever entertaining Seattle Sockeye’s success this season…

An ‘Ultimate Mom’ gives a fresh perspective of our sport…

Ben Wiggins considers the importance of next year’s WUCC

From home soil – The University season is well under way, check out the indoor regional final footage from Scotland, South West, and North regions…

And finally – as if Ultimate players needed their egos inflated

This week we reached 100 posts on the ShowGame! Thanks go out to all of our contributors!

Halcyon’s Jake Aspin makes the grab. Thanks to LOVE ultimate for the action shot!

Keep tuned for more University coverage in the coming weeks on tSG… As always, if you’ve seen something interesting that we’ve missed, let us know! JCK @ tSG

The Grapevine – 20/09

Bordeaux, BUCS, EUCR-S, European Ultimate, SkyD, The Grapevine, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., xEUCF

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

Understanding Ultimate gets literary in an interesting post that meditates on the relationship between artistic creativity and sport, and argues convincingly for the benefits of self imposed constraints in ultimate training.

The UKU have announced a new ultimate event at Fistral Beach in partnership with BUCS open to all…

Getting excited for xEUCF? The schedule for all divisions is now available…

Take a moment to fill in this feedback form for Nationals and xEUCF if you haven’t already!

From across the pond…

Lou Burruss discusses the history of offensive tactics in a post that will be of interest to anyone concerned with ‘the gap’ between UK and US teams that has been discussed of late…

The commercialisation of US ultimate continues as Keith Raynor argues for an aggressive branding of College teams.


A storm is brewing in European ultimate and its set to break out at Bordeaux. Keep an eye out for our xEUCF previews early next week! – JCK @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 12/09

Jen, SkyD, The Grapevine, UKU Nationals, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., xEUCF

The Grapevine – all the info without the mess of picking it out yourself.

Jen Ultimate has got off the ground and we interviewed one of the founders, Sam Bowen, earlier this week.

With xEUCF just around the corner a lot has been happening, both planning for on the pitches and off. Also go make your predictions to win a cap! Cannot wait!

Understanding Ultimate seem to be enjoying this recent wet weather by getting into the ultimate mindset of “So it’s raining…”

We have changed our front page look, what do you think?

Liam Grant writes for SkyD on the recent Ranelagh 2 win over All of Ireland!

Ultiworld look into how WFDF are pushing Ultimate slowly into the Olympics.

Those waiting for Nationals reviews, we are combining them into xEUCF previews so sit tight! Until then enjoy the view…

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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 – 02/08

High Release, SkyD, The Grapevine, Ultimate Interviews, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., world games

This weeks the Grapevine covers almost exclusively UK Ultimate news.

Coming back from summer holidays with a bang Ultimate Interviews and our friend Mark Earley talks to Elliot Trotter of SkyD magazine fame and co-founder of the new Huddle, High Release.

Understanding Ultimate discusses weights and the brain.

This weekend sees the 6 UK regions competing for those 16 spots at Nationals, go read our previews and make your mind up on who will make it!

World Games came and went in a flash, all results and stats can be found on the WFDF Ultiorganizer; a notable mention to Justin Foord with overall 5th spot (9 assists and 13 goals). Well played GB, we are all proud!

Finally another interesting read from Matthew “Smatt” Hodgson for Ultiworld on whether broadcasting ultimate requires a change in the sport or not.

Go grab those Nationals spots, tweets with #ukuregionals and #result will auto retweet to the @UKU_scores feed. DP @ tSG. 

The Grapevine – 19/07

Open Tour, SkyD, The Grapevine, u23, Understanding Ultimate., USA Ultimate, uTalkRaw, Women's Tour, world games

This weeks the Grapevine covers World Games, U23 and Ultimate Frisbee wars!!

The power of the ultimate frisbee community was proven this week with the ulti.tv campaign to make sure the World Games will be broadcasted online, for FREE. We all succeeded and listen out to hear how we can watch those games soon.

With last weeks scorcher at T3 in Cardiff, the regular season is over and full rundown and results will be released soon enough. For now enjoy some footage of Fire 2 vs DED

Benji discusses the combination of Spirit and economics together in Understanding Ultimate.

This weekend sees the start of the WFDF World U23 Ultimate Championships in Toronto follow results here and on twitter you can also follow each squad: Open, Mixed and Women’s. Open will be playing a warm up late tonight and the opening game on Sunday, get involved! Let’s GO GB!!

UTalkRaw talk to Steve Gigure in episode 28 about Lookfly and BlockstackTV including an interesting discussion on the sustainability of ultimate media. Can we last? 

Finally two pieces from the US about the warring factions of pro leagues and the USAU, a great read and analysis from the recent WFDF census with fascinating results on SkyD magazine.

WFDF World u23 Ultimate Championships, Toronto 2013.



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