Bracketology with Ravi: Mixed division

WUGC starts today so now is the last chance to make predictions. Ravi Vasudevan has filled out a bracket for the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions and is going to talk us through each division briefly. Finishing off the series, here is his Mixed bracket.

The Mixed division is structured just like the Men’s. Pools of eight, top two go to power pools of four, top three move to brackets. Mixed is very hard to predict as some countries choose to stack their Mixed teams, while others use Mixed as a sort of B team for those who don’t qualify for Men’s and Women’s. It is hard to know which teams will show up.

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Bracketology with Ravi: Women’s division

WUGC starts today so now is the last chance to make predictions. Ravi Vasudevan has filled out a bracket for the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions and is going to talk us through each division briefly. Here is his Women’s bracket.

In the Women’s division, there are no power pool rounds. You just have to get top three in your pool to move directly to brackets. Pool winners move to quarters with a crossover for seeding, while the second and third of each pool have to play a prequarter to get in.

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Bracketology with Ravi: Men’s division

WUGC starts today so now is the last chance to make predictions. Ravi Vasudevan has filled out a bracket for the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions and is going to talk us through each division briefly. Here is his Men’s bracket.

The name of the game in the Men’s pool phase is to end top 2 in your pool to make it into power pool, and I have many pools going to seed here.

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What will happen at Worlds: The ShowGame Predictions

The World Ultimate and Guts Championships are nearly here. The first pulls will go up at 12.30pm on Sunday 19 June, with the hosts, Great Britain, and reigning champions of the Women’s division, Japan, getting us underway – GB play Canada on pitch one while Japan play New Zealand on pitch two..

In order to bring readers the best, most comprehensive coverage possible, we have enlisted some new writers to cover the 115 teams playing Ultimate (and the eight playing Guts) next week. We asked them all to give us some predictions for the coming week – here’s what they said:

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