Club Sectionals 2023 Roundup

Here's who qualified for Regionals!

Bay Area Sunshine and San Francisco Mischief meet in the 2023 NorCal Sectional Championship. Photo: Rodney Chen -- UltiPhotos.com
Bay Area Sunshine and San Francisco Mischief meet in the 2023 NorCal Sectional Championship. Photo: Rodney Chen — UltiPhotos.com

The 2023 Club Series is here, as teams from around the country competed to earn spots at Regionals with their performance at qualifying Sectionals tournaments.

Here’s a look at the teams that qualified, though it is important to note that not all teams that qualified are accepting their bids, so Regionals lineups may look fairly different in some regions or divisions.

Results will be updated here as they are reported. Want more information on your Sectional tournament listed on this page? Submit a recap of what happened right here

2023 Nationals Bids

RegionMen'sMixedWomen's
Great Lakes121
Mid-Atlantic223
North Central121
Northeast333
Northwest333
South Central211
Southeast311
Southwest123

Great Lakes

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

Central Plains

Bye: #5 Chicago Machine

1. Lombard Trident I
2. Indianapolis I-69
3. Whitestown Blink-122 Weekends
4. Chicago Haymaker
5. Lombard Trident II

East Plains

Bye: #15 Cincinnati Omen

1. Louisville Colonels
2. Columbus Flying Dutchmen
3. Lexington Black Lung
4. Grand Rapids Beacon
5. Ann Arbor Diesel
6. Dayton Enigma
7. Cleveland Chimney
8. Cincinnati CMen
9. Livonia Mischief

Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

Central Plains

1. #23 Chicago RAMP
2. Chicago Parlay
3. Fort Wayne Three Rivers Ultimate Club
4. Chicago Nothing’s Great Again (aka Babymaker)
5. Indianapolis Spectre
6. Clarksville Indiana Pterodactyl Attack (IPA)
7. Indianapolis Bandwagon
8. South Bend Skyhawks
9. Chicago Practice Player Penguins-JV

East Plains

Bye: #11 Ann Arbor Hybrid

1. #13 Cleveland Crocs
2. Cincinnati Steamboat
3. Cincinnati Queen City Gambit
4. Columbus Chaos
5. Battle Creek Toast!
6. Dublin Trex Mix

Women’s

Regionals size: 9 teams

Central Plains

Bye: #11 Chicago Nemesis

1. Indianapolis Rogue
2. Chicago Dish

East Plains

1. Columbus Rival
2. Ann Arbor Autonomous
3. Cincinnati Sureshot
4. Cleveland Notorious CLE
5. Lexington Y’all
6. Columbus Solstice

Mid-Atlantic

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

Capital

Bye: #1 Washington DC Truck Stop, #13 Virginia Vault

1. Arlington Oakgrove Boys
2. Bethesda Red Wolves
3. Washington DC Puzzles
4. Baltimore Bomb Squad
5. Washington DC John Doe
6. Williamsburg Bryce Whitney Fan Club
7. Baltimore MOB Ultimate

Founders

Bye: #24 Pittsburgh Temper

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The field site was deemed unplayable on Sunday due to rain; the bracket will be made up this coming weekend to decide bids to Regionals.

Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

Capital

1. #14 Washington DC Rally
2. Greater Baltimore Anthem
3/4. Washington DC HVAC
3/4. Richmond Revival
5/6. Washington DC Fireball
5/6. Lynchburg Legion
7/8. Baltimore One More Year
7/8. Arlington Ant Madness
9. Hampton Brackish

Founders

Bye: #2 Philadelphia AMP

1. West Chester Loco
2. Pittsburgh Port Authority
3. New Jersey Jughandle
4. Harrisburg Farm Show
5. Philadelphia ColorBomb
6. Allentown PS

The tournament went almost completely to chalk. The only final standing that differed from the seeding was a flip between no.5 and no.6. All teams that earned a bid secured them at Sectionals.

West Chester Loco won the section for the first time since 2019, securing a well-fought victory in the final over Pittsburgh Port Authority, who advance in their first season as a program. It was clear the top three seeds — the aforementioned plus Princeton Jughandle — were a cut above the rest, as none of them were tested outside of matchups within the three. It will be interesting to see if any can test AMP or Rally for the second Nationals bid at Regionals.

Farm Show earned a trip to Regionals, the first time for the program. In its second year as a club, ColorBomb earned its second consecutive trip and at times looked like it had the firepower to compete with the top squads. Allentown PS rounded out the Regionals berths for the second consecutive year.

– recap submitted by Ken Wells

Women’s

Regionals size: 14 teams

Capital

Bye: #2 Washington DC Scandal, #15 Washington DC Grit

1. Baltimore Wave
2. Washington DC Agency
3. Virginia Rebellion
4. Washington DC Dissent
5. Washington DC Pickup Lines

Founders

Bye: #13 Pittsburgh Parcha

1. #16 Philadelphia Flight
2. New Brunswick Pine Baroness
3. Philadelphia Zephyr
4. Philadelphia Splurge
5. Pittsburgh Incline
6. Philadelphia Phang

Sunday play was cancelled due to weather. All teams advance to Regionals.

North Central

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

Northwest Plains

Bye: #21 Madison Mad Men

1. #18 Winnipeg General Strike
2. Minneapolis Mallard
3/4. #12 Minneapolis Sub Zero
3/4. Milwaukee Bux
5/6. Kenosha HouSE
5/6. Golden Valley Knights of Ni
7/8. Duluth DINGWOP
7/8. Sioux Falls Nomads
9. Edina/St. Louis Park NOMAD

West Plains

1. St. Louis STL Lounar
2. Des Moines DeMo
3. Kansas City Smokestack
4. Omaha Scythe
5. St. Louis STL Moonar
6. Kansas City NOx

Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

Northwest Plains

Bye: #3 Minneapolis Drag’n Thrust, #5 Madison NOISE

1. Milwaukee Northern Comfort
2. Minneapolis Bird
3/4. Lake Elmo Pushovers
3/4. Twin Cities No Touching!
5/6. Minneapolis Bantr
5/6. Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota Star Power
7/8. Madison Mad Udderburn
7/8. Saint Paul Pandamonium
9/10. Milwaukee Frostbite
9/10. Madison Boomtown Pandas

West Plains

Bye: Ames Chad Larson Experience

1. Kansas City United
2. Wichita Impact
3. Iowa City Arms Race

Women’s

Regionals size: 9 teams

Northwest Plains

Bye: Minneapolis Pop

1. Madison Heist
2. Milwaukee Medusa
3. Minneapolis Stormborn
4. Madison Freshwater Ultimate

West Plains

1. St. Louis Stellar
2. Omaha Banshee
3. Kansas City Wicked
4. Des Moines Twisted Womxn

Northeast

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

East New England

1. #6 New England DiG
2. New England Scoop
3. Halifax Red Circus
4. Somerville Big Wrench
5. Somerville Mystery Box

Metro New York

Bye: #3 New York PoNY

1. Brooklyn Blueprint
2. Hartford Colt
3. New York Shade
4. New York Magma Bears

Upstate New York

Bye: #14 Toronto GOAT

1. #20 Ottawa Phoenix
2. Albany Alibi

The biggest winner of this tournament was clearly Ottawa Phoenix. Even someone with no knowledge of ultimate could tell the Ottawa based team was head and shoulders above the competition. Phoenix won by 10 or more goals in each of their pool play games and cruised to a 5-0 record. Albany-based teams Alibi and Dirty Laundry, the second and third seeds respectively, each held seed in pool play. Both squads won convincingly against each of the lower seeds, save for Alibi’s universe point win against no.4 seed Rochester Open Club and Dirty Laundry’s 2-point nail biter against Buffalo Frostbite. Sixth-seeded Frostbite were a big winner on day one, coming in as the bottom seed but taking down higher-seeded Rochester and Mohawk Valley Wild.

On day two, Phoenix faced off against Alibi in the championship game. Alibi gave them their toughest game of the weekend, but in the end, Phoenix proved their pedigree, winning 15-7. At the same time, Buffalo Frostbite were battling against Dirty Laundry. Although tightly contested, Frostbite were able to pull ahead and avoid universe point in a 14 -12 win. This led to an Alibi versus Frostbite second place game with the final bid to Northeast Regionals on the line. In the end, Alibi pulled ahead and finished with an 11-8 victory. Notably, this is the first time since at least post-COVID that a non-Canadian team has earned a bid to Regionals from this section in the Men’s Division.

Standouts from the tournament include the entirety of Ottawa Phoenix. It wouldn’t be fair to single out any one player as they crushed their opponents as a team. A combination of lock-down handler defense and athleticism downfield kept the opposition from moving the disc effectively. On the offensive side, crisp small-ball motion and deep shots against mismatched defenders resulted in a 6-0 weekend for Phoenix.

On Alibi, #18 Caleb Bashant proved to be one of the best defenders and deep threats at the tournament with some massive layout Ds and finishing off many Alibi breaks throughout the weekend. Buffalo Frostbite’s #13 Ben Goodman was a game-changing presence for Buffalo, driving their offense all weekend and providing consistency down the field and as a reset option. To top it off, Goodman brought excellent spirit and game knowledge. Finally, #6 Sam Phippen for Dirty Laundry was always open as a handler with plus throws. Phippen made good decisions all weekend and was open whenever the team needed him, setting the tone for Dirty Laundry both on and off the field.

– recap submitted by an Albany Alibi Captain Jacob Grabois

West New England

1. Montreal Mephisto
2. Amherst TireBizFriz
3. Amherst Sprout

Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

East New England

Bye: #17 Boston Slow

1. #8 Boston Sprocket
2. Boston Wild Card
3. Portland The Buoy Association
4. Mansfield Darkwing
5. Boston Obscure

Metro New York

Bye: #6 New York XIST

1. Newburgh Funk
2. Brooklyn Heatwave
3. Hartford Deadweight
4. Brooklyn Grand Army

Upstate New York

1. Toronto UNION
2. Rochester Garbage Plates
3. Ithaca Townies
4. Buffalo Lake Effect

West New England

1. Montreal LAX-Senior

Women’s

Regionals size: 14 teams

East New England

Bye: #5 Boston Brute Squad

1. #22 Boston Siege
2. Cambridge Vice
3. Halifax Salty
4. Portland Frolic
5. Cambridge Versa

Metro New York

1. #10 New York BENT
2. Brooklyn Book Club
3. New York Remember When
4. Hartford Ignite

*Upstate New York

Bye: #8 Toronto 6ixers

No teams signed up for Upstate New York Sectionals this year.

West New England

1. #20 Northampton Starling
2. #21 Québec Iris
3. Northampton PLOW

Northwest

Men’s

Regionals size: 12 teams

*Alaska

No teams signed up for Alaska Sectionals this year.

Big Sky

1. Salt Lake Shrimp
2. Boise Sawtooth
3. Provo Sundance Kids

Oregon

Bye: #10 Portland Rhino Slam!

1. #23 Eugene Dark Star

Washington/B.C.

Bye: #11 Seattle Sockeye

1. #19 Vancouver Furious George
2. Seattle Jen City Executives
3. Seattle Switchback
4. Seattle Mystery Gang
5. Seattle Ghost Train
6. Seattle SOUF

Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

*Alaska 

No teams signed up for Alaska Sectionals this year.

Big Sky

1. #20 Montana MOONDOG
2. Logan Quick Draw

Oregon

1. #24 Oregon Scorch
2. Portland Hive
3. Bend Igneous
4. Portland Stump
5. Eugene Garage Sale

Washington/B.C.

Bye: #4 Seattle BFG, #9 Seattle Mixtape

1. #19 Vancouver Red Flag
2. Seattle Spoke
3. Seattle Pegasus
4. Seattle Lights Out
5. Tacoma Grit City
6. Bellingham Squid Inc.
7. Seattle Bullet Train

Women’s

Regionals size: 12 teams

*Alaska

No teams signed up for Alaska Sectionals this year.

Big Sky

1. Utah Dark Sky
2. Boise Seven Devils
3. Salt Lake Swell

*Oregon 

Bye: #7 Portland Schwa

Combined with Washington/BC Sectionals when a team dropped.

Washington/B.C.

Bye: #9 Vancouver Traffic, #14 Seattle Riot

1. Seattle END
2. #24 Seattle Underground
3. Victoria Hucklebears
4. Vancouver Drift
5. Portland Rain Check
6. Seattle Soul

South Central

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

Ozarks

1. Oklahoma City BARNSTORM
2. Fayetteville Dreadnaught

Rocky Mountain

Bye: #7 Denver Johnny Bravo

1. Denver Fungi
2. Boulder ISO Atmo

Texas

Bye: #9 Austin Doublewide

1/2.1 Houston H.I.P
1/2. Austin Riverside
3/4. Dallas Brawl
3/4. Austin Lil Heroes
5/6. San Antonio Alamode
5/6. Houston Clutch
7/8. Houston Harvey Cats
7/8. College Station Texas Duffy
9/10. Fort Worth Cowtown Cannons
9/10. Dallas Sprawl

Only one bid was stolen this weekend out of ten available from Texas Men’s Sectionals. Like many sections, Texas men’s was divided into two separate groupings, with the winner of each scheduled to play each other in a championship crossover.

Tournament A had no major surprises in pool play, but with no Kyle Henke, overall four seed Texas Duffy struggled to secure their bid until the fourth place final against 13 seed San Antonio Warhawks, where they barely broke a sweat en route to a 15-9 win. Six seed Austin Riverside ended up winning Tournament A after beating favored no.2 seed Houston Clutch on universe point in the Tournament A final. While Clutch’s trip to Regionals was assured by that point, they still suffered another slip, losing to eighth-seeded Austin Lil Heroes in the second place game.

In Tournament B, while the first pool went to seed, the second pool saw an early upset with three seed Texas City H.I.P losing their first game against no.7 seed Dallas Brawl. H.I.P carried that momentum into their second game, which began as a tight 7-6 slog against no.12 seed Dallas Sprawl before H.I.P went a 6-0 run to win 13-6. Down but not out, Sprawl turned around and upset ninth-seeded Austin Foxtrot on universe to secure the third spot in the pool and position themselves well for bracket play. With an opportunity to shake things up, Foxtrot had an 11-8 lead over H.I.P but failed to seal the deal after H.I.P went on a 5-0 run to win 13-11.

In the bracket for Tournament B, H.I.P, led by Matt Bennett, beat top seeded San Antonio Alamode on universe in semis and advanced to take down Dallas Brawl 15-11 to win the Tournament B bracket. Further down the bracket, Sprawl and no.10 seed Fort Worth Cowtown Cannons played a close contest for the fifth bid on the Tournament A side, with Cowtown Cannons sealing the deal 15-13. Sprawl fell to the sixth place game and awaited the winner of Foxtrot versus no.11 seed Houston/Austin Firefly for the final bid to Regionals. Foxtrot and Firefly battled to universe point, with Firefly coming out victorious. After a tight match to start between Sprawl and Firefly, Sprawl eventually went on a run and punched their ticket to Regionals, winning 13-9.

– recap submitted by an anonymous player

Mixed

Regionals size: 12 teams

Ozarks

1. Central Arkansas Surge

Rocky Mountain

Bye: #1 Fort Collins shame., #16 Denver Love Tractor

1. #25 Denver Flight Club
2. Denver Mile High Trash
3. Denver Space Ghosts
4. Denver Green Chilies
5. Albuquerque Sin Nombre

Texas

1. #15 Dallas Public Enemy
2. Austin Waterloo
3. Dallas Risky Business
4. Houston Goosebumps

Women’s

Regionals size: 15 teams

Ozarks

NO SCORE REPORTER

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Rocky Mountain

Bye: #3 Denver Molly Brown

1. Colorado Small Batch
2. Fort Collins Trainwreck
3. Colorado Springs COSMOS
4. Boulder/Denver Jackwagon
5. Colorado Cutthroat: Youth Club U-20 Girls

Texas

1. Houston Crush City
2. San Antonio Problems
3. Austin Vengeance
4. Dallas TWISTED
5. San Antonio Venom
6. Austin Firewheel
7. Houston Inferno

Southeast

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

East Coast

Bye: #2 Atlanta Chain Lightning

1. Tennessee Tanasi
2. Kennesaw Delirium
3. Columbia Lost Boys
4. Atlanta Little Red Wagon
5. Greenville Space Cowboys
6. Atlanta Hooch

Florida

1. Tampa Bay UpRoar
2. Orlando Bloom

Gulf Coast

1. Alabama Alliance
2. Huntsville Second Nature

North Carolina

Bye: #8 Raleigh Ring of Fire

1. #17 Raleigh-Durham United
2. Chapel Hill Cash Crop 2
3. Charlotte baNC
4. Charlotte Queen City Kings

Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

East Coast

1. #18 Nashville ‘Shine
2. #21 Atlanta Dirty Bird
3. Atlanta Roma Ultima
4. Atlanta Crown Peach
5. Greenville Verdant
6. Atlanta m’kay Ultimate

Florida

1. Gainesville B-Unit

Gulf Coast

Bye: #7 Huntsville Space Force

1. Baton Rouge Amber
2. Tupelo Barefoot

North Carolina

Bye: Durham Toro

1. Charlotte Storm
2. Raleigh Malice in Wonderland
3. Durham Brunch Club
4. Asheville Too Much Fun
5. Wilmington Fly Trap

Women’s

Regionals size: 11 teams

East Coast

Bye: #17 Atlanta Ozone

1. Marietta Magma
2. Knoxville KnoxFusion

Florida

1. #23 Florida Tabby Rosa
2. Miami Fiasco
3. Tampa Calypso

Gulf Coast

1. Huntsville Laika
2. Birmingham Steel

North Carolina

Bye: #1 Raleigh Phoenix

1. Charlotte and Asheville Juice Box
2. Durham Shiver

Southwest

Men’s

Regionals size: 16 teams

*Hawaii

No teams signed up for Hawaii Sectionals this year.

NorCal

Bye: #4 San Francisco Revolver

1. #16 Berkeley Zyzzyva
2. East Bay OAT
3. San Francisco Mavericks
4. Davis Green River Swordfish
5. Oakland Ghost
6. San Francisco Battery
7. Sunnyvale Journeymen

SoCal

Bye: #22 SoCal Condors

INCOMPLETE REPORTING

1. Scottsdale Drought
2. San Diego Skipjack
3. Irvine OC Crows
4. Los Angeles Hazard
5/6. Tucson Sonoran Dog
5/6. Santa Barbara Offshore
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Mixed

Regionals size: 16 teams

*Hawaii2

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NorCal

Bye: #12 San Francisco Polar Bears

1. Bay Area Sunshine
2. #10 San Francisco Mischief
3. Sacramento Tower
4. Sunnyvale BW Ultimate
5. Bay Area Donuts
6. South Bay LIT Ultimate
7. San Francisco American Barbecue
8. Reno Cutthroat
9. San Francisco Classy

SoCal

1. #22 Arizona Lawless
2. Los Angeles Lotus
3. San Diego California Burrito
4. San Diego Shipwreck
5. Santa Barbara Robot

Women’s

Regionals size: 15 teams

*Hawaii

No teams signed up for Hawaii Sectionals this year.

NorCal

Bye: #4 San Francisco Fury, #12 San Francisco Nightlock

1. #19 Oakland LOL
2. Sunnyvale Void Cat Rewind
3. Bay Area FAB
4. Bay Area Tempo
5. Sacramento Sac Lunch
6. Bay Area Ultraviolet
7. San Francisco Off Their Rockers

SoCal

Bye: #6 San Diego Flipside

1. #25 San Diego Wildfire
2. Los Angeles Rampage
3. Tucson Venom
4. Phoenix Haboob
5. Long Beach Just Add Water


  1. The scheduled Championships game between H.I.P and Riverside was cancelled 

  2. Only one team signed up so there was no tournament 

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