November 5, 2015 by Ultiworld in Livewire, Video with 0 comments
Elections are underway for all three USA Ultimate Club divisions to elect a new player representative. The announcements of each Division’s candidates were made this week via Division Council Google+ pages and reposted on Reddit (M/W/X) by the remaining player rep in each division.
The candidates are:
Men’s: Grant Boyd (Sant Barbara Condors), Tyler Kinley (Seattle Sockeye, soon to be Michigan High Five), Peter Prial (Washington DC Truck Stop)
Mixed: Kimmey Hardesty (San Francisco Deadly Viper Assassin Squad – Women’s), Andrea Haynes (Boston Pleasuretown), An-Chi Tsou (San Francisco Polar Bears)
Womens: Hannah Leathers (Atlanta Ozone), Charlie Mercer (Seattle Riot)
The position of player representative was created in 2013 by USAU with the intention of ensuring that the team and player perspectives were heard within the Club Working Group of the Competition Committee, which is responsible for defining the rules, format, schedule, and guidelines of the Triple Crown Tour.
Each division originally elected two representatives in September of 2013 to serve two year terms. It was later decided that the terms of each division’s two reps should be staggered in order to maintain some institutional knowledge year-to-year, meaning one of the original reps1 would stay on for a third year in their initial term to create the stagger. Both Kinley and Tsou are running for re-election to the seats they have vacated at the expiration of their terms; Michelle Ng has rolled off in the Women’s Division.
Candidates were sought through nomination (or self-nomination) via communication with the captains of each division. The Mens and Women’s Divisions are collecting votes through Friday evening while the window for Mixed votes remains open through Sunday evening2.
All divisions are accepting only one vote per team. Voting is done via the Google+ Division pages.
Jack Marsh (New York PoNY) in Mens; Steve Sullivan (Boston Slow White) in Mixed; Peri Kurshan (San Francisco Nightlock) in Womens ↩
Each division had the opportunity to define their own election process and timeline ↩