Opening Pull: CUUCs, Conferences, WUCC Bids, It’s Natties Week

Bids on bids on bids.

The Five Ultimate tent at the 2015 USAU Club Championships in Frisco, TX. Photo credit: Paul Andris -- UltiPhotos.com
The Five Ultimate tent at the 2015 USAU Club Championships in Frisco, TX. Photo credit: Paul Andris — UltiPhotos.com

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Big Weekends in College, North and South

The 2021 Canadian University Ultimate Championships were held this weekend in Brampton, Ontario. In Division One, Montreal defeated Queen’s University in the open final, while Toronto took the title over McMaster in women’s; the Division Two champions were Ottawa in women’s and Carleton (that’s Ravens, not CUT) in open. Replays of several streamed games are available now on Ultimate Canada’s YouTube channel.

To the south, USA Ultimate’s fall college ultimate Series continued apace, with competition across all regions. While many top-finishing teams will advance to regional tournaments later in the fall, some D-III teams have already qualified for December Nationals via the single Conference/Regionals events some call “Confregionals.” Here are the events from this weekend:

WUCC Bids Allocated

The World Flying Disc Federation released the initial allocation of bids to the 2022 World Ultimate Club Championships earlier this month, giving nations until October 15 to accept or decline the bids. While the distribution will likely change as bids are decline and reallocated, the initial allocation was notably dispersed across nations, with only three nations per division receiving more than one bid to start.

Multiple WUCC-qualifying events have taken place in the last month, including the Ultimate Canada Invitational. Several Belgian and German teams also qualified for WUCC this weekend via additional competition, with Belgium set to be represented by Mooncatchers (open), LUV (women’s), and Flying Rabbits (mixed) and Germany by Bad Skid (open), jinX (women’s), and Disconnection and Mainzelrenner (mixed).


Coming Up

It’s Club Championships week! See our streaming schedule in the handy graphics below or on the Live page:

 

Brace yourself for a total avalanche of preview and feature content over the next few days, and get your picks in for #TheGame, our fantasy draft, and the Beat Charlie Challenge before the deadline.

  1. Mags Colvett
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    Mags Colvett is an Associate Editor at Ultiworld, the holder of a creative writing MFA from Ohio State University and a literature MA from the University of Georgia, and a proud career B-teamer. They live in Queens and tweet at @magscolv.

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