The Grapevine – 21/06

ECBU, Get Horizontal, Open Tour, The Grapevine, u23, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw, Women's Tour, world games

This weeks The Grapevine has a bit of Tour 2 with a smattering of news from the continent and a big chunk of ECBU!

Barry O’Kane brings us a great episode of UTalkRaw chatting to Liam Kelly on the Matalan Sporting promise and community clubs.

Benji discusses the age-old one hand vs two hand catch debate on UnderstandingUltimate.

As you all know this weekend is Tour 2, all the information you could need is here. Read our preview or for a different perspective, along with our T1 reviews, and make sure to tweet with the hashtag #ukut2.

At Tour 2 the U23 Mixed team are loaning themselves out (not many left, so get on it) to give massages/get water/carry flags. They have also set up the amazing opportunity to pit yourself against their speed gun to see who is the fastest thrower on the tour! For more details check out their FB page or message them.

World Games is only a couple weeks away! Richard “Gash” Harris has made a small trick shot video, go check it out and follow the WG team on Twitter/FB where player profiles are also being released! Sneak a peak at some of the competition on Ultiworld.

Another big GB tournament begins next Thursday in Calafell, Spain. ECBU2013 will see the maximum 7 GB Beach squads pit themselves against Europe’s finest, catch our exciting preview written for SkyD magazine and follow all the action at live.ecbu2013.org

In preparation for ECBU, four GB teams went to Sunburn last weekend. GB Mixed won the tournament and GB Mixed Masters won spirit! Watch out Europe!

Our partners Get Horizontal are celebrating 3000 likes on their FB by having a beach party at ECBU – if you are there join the fun! Also have a read of their Windmill Windup coverage for some great photos and write ups.



So much going on, and we will cover as much as we can! Still looking for a spectator at T2 for tweeting, apply within! Laters, DP @ tSG. 

The Grapevine – 14/06

ECBU, London's Calling, SkyD, The Grapevine, u23, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw

The Grapevine this week covers ECBU, U23’s and much more…

To start us off Benji asks Who Should You Listen To on Understanding Ultimate.

SkyD magazine announced their coverage of the upcoming European Championships for Beach Ultimate and the organisers have also created a live page ready for results, pics to follow from home.

Make sure to follow all the GB Beach squads going into ECBU on twitter, this helpful hashtag page will assist you. Also if you’re going to Sunburn this weekend you get a chance of playing 4 of the squads (Mixed, Women’s, Grand Masters and Mixed Masters) plus seeing a show game with the two mixed teams!

Now for some shameless plugging: we got a mention on SkyD magazine with the Irish piece from Mark and on …


UTalkRaw who interviewed John Maddox and Hannah Brew from the GB U23 Mixed squad, keep updated on their FB page. Also listen to episode 23 here, particularly the last few seconds. 

Finally, with T2 coming up fast relive T1 through our Twitter and this week’s review coverage.
GB Ultimate 2013.

Keep informed on fb, twitter and RSS feeds on the right! DP @ tSG. 

The Grapevine – 07/06

ECBU, SkyD, The Grapevine, Ultimate Interviews, Ultiworld, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw
This weeks The Grapevine features a lot of home grown works along with some nice additions from the continent and further! 

Chrissy Birtwistle has written a piece for Forbes about “What defines you?”, she talks about what normal people might perceive of Ultimate and it’s players and how being different is a good thing. 

UTalkRaw talk to BULA president Patrick van der Valk in episode 22 

Matthew “Smatt” Hodgson, has written an opinion piece on Ultiworld giving us the key to Ultimate in the olympics.

Summer is here (finally) and what better place to go for you holidays than Croatia where an awesome looking tournament is being set up! See here for more details

ECBU has got it’s spirit director in Belgian Fery Vluff.

Understanding Ultimate have had a busy week but Benji’s last post was on how life just isn’t fair

SkyD start their ECBU 2013 coverage with the hosts Spain. Read up here.

Ultimate Interview talk to Tim Morrill on his high performance workout for Ultimate for a second time.

Finally, you may have noticed we have not run T1 reviews yet. This is due to us wanting to do as much as possible. Hence next week we should be having a division per day! Exciting right? 

Ultiworld – the premier news media site dedicated to the sport of Ultimate

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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

Get Horiztonal, London's Calling, Open Tour, PushPass, Secret Frizzer, The Grapevine, u23, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw

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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The Grapevine – 17/05

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GB Trick Shots, blog mash and Ben Wiggins working at Five: all in this weeks The Grapevine.


Dominic Clark and Justin Foord have some fun in the sun with Mazda, great work guys. No messing around with bins either!

Ultimate in Poland is exploding and Get Horizontal cover a recent tournament there plus check out all their Tom’s Tourney coverage, including a great review, where Blue Arsed Flies won SPIRIT!! 


GB u23s have all been training hard hear about the Women’s squad on the UKU website.

In a total mash up of UK/Irish blogs Mark Earley interviews UTalkRaw’s Barry O’Kane; awesome!


Barry interviews the Ultimate physios who aid the GB squads at their tournaments, talking about surviving tournaments.


ECBU organisers are looking for a Director of Spirit read about and apply from here.


Benji Heywood writes more on cutting, juking in particular, on his blog.


Over in the US, Tim Morrill the undisputed king of strength and conditioning in Ultimate does an AMA on Reddit. Also see Ben “the Postman” Wiggins working at Five Ultimate.


ECBU in June where 7 GB squads will battle it out for beach glory!

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The Grapevine – 10/05

Get Horiztonal, Glastonbury, The Grapevine, Ultimate Interviews, Understanding Ultimate., uTalkRaw, world games

The Grapevine covers almost every UK blog and a mention to our European partners Get Horizontal! 

Mark Earley interviews the Shiok Ultimate player Nick See on Ultimate Interviews.

Our European friends Get Horizontal review the Belgian mixed tournament G-SPOT, where Cambridge came out Spirit winners! Also go read a preview of Tom’s Tourney where some UK teams will party and play over in Brugges as of yesterday.

Barry O’Kane talks to Lauren Bryant and David Pryce on his unedited UTalkRaw Episode 18 about GB Beach Mixed, part of the GB squad series.

An amazing slo mo video of a recent MLU game shows us how Ultimate should be filmed.

Glastonbury has opened its registration for the weekend of 7/8th September, go register here. 

A great piece on why children should be their own referees in sports and in particular play Ultimate.

Donate towards the GB World Games cause, it’s not a cheap trip to Columbia!

Benji Heywood talks about cutting and in particularly getting separation on a new post in the Understanding Ultimate blog.

Finally, go see who we are and what we are all about!

The UKU works alongside Matalan and Steve Redgrave to get school children into Ultimate. Photo Courtesy of Carl Fox.

A quick request: anyone want to write more on the Women’s division?! We are in need of such a writer, please contact us! Also remember to share, like and tweet :).