Maties Ultimate traveled up to Bloemfontein for the annual South Africa Mixed National Ultimate Championships in April.
The results from the two day tournament are as follows:
Won 15-3 vs ELUF Rebels
Won 15-6 vs Skyveld
Won 14-8 vs Salusa 45
Won 15-4 vs Ultitude
Lost 10-16 vs Chilli
Won 16-4 vs Polokwane Ultimate
Lost 7-15 vs Long Donkeys
Won 13-9 vs Catch-22
Overall the team placed 5th, having an initial seeding of 10th. Well done Maties!
Spirit of the Game Position: 5th
Maties Ultimate took part in the annual Mother City Invitational tournament, held in Cape Town on the 4th of April. The team was somewhat thin due to the looming National Champs and many players choosing to rest themselves. Never the less, the team gave it horns, yielding the following results:
Maties 2 – 17 Ghost
Maties 5 – 16 RSA U/23 Wild Dogs
Maties 13 – 12 Catch 22
Maties 17 – 2 UCT Airbenders
Maties 7 – 12 Chilli Red
Maties 6 – 17 Chilli Red
Maties 7 – 14 Ghost
Played: 7 Won: 2 Lost: 5
The Maties took part in the Cape Town Flying Disc Associations’ annual Summer League that ran from February to April. Herewith a summary of the games played:
02/02/2015 Maties 15 – 11 Catch 22
09/02/2015 Maties 11 – 15 Chilli Red
16/02/2015 Maties 8 – 16 UCT Flying Tigers
23/02/2015 Maties 17 – 6 UCT Game of Zones
28/02/2015 Maties 17 – 9 Salusa
02/03/2015 Maties 16 – 9 Ghost
09/03/2015 Maties 11 – 13 Chilli Black
23/03/2015 Maties 5 – 17 UCT Flying Tigers
30/03/2015 Maties 14 – 13 Chilli Red
Played: 9 Won: 5 Lost: 4
A game postponed from the beginning of the year took place on a picturesque Saturday morning on the fields next to the Danie Craven stadium. Perfectly windless conditions resulted in an intense game between long time friends and rivals, Maties and Salusa 45. Maties used their home-ground advantage to full effect, beating Salusa 17 – 9, the first win for Maties against Salusa in the history of their 4-year rivalry.
The Maties made the great trek to the Woolsack Oval at UCT this week to take on the UCT 2nd team. A strong south-easter saw the match turn into a handler-dominated, short-pass game. Patience in the wind saw Maties come out 17 – 6 winners over the fiery UCT 2nd team.
For the first time ever, Maties hosted a Summer League match at the Welgevallen fields against UCT for this weeks clash. Maties came back from 9-1 at half time, to go down 16-9 at full time.
Maties go down 11 – 15 to Chilli Red in the second Summer League game of 2015.
Maties wins the first league match for 2015: 15 – 11 against Catch 22.
Time has come again for the new to take over from the old. Herewith the new committee for 2014/2015:
Chairperson: Tamarah Johnstone-Robertson Botha
Vice-Chairperson: Wolfgang Erb
Secretary: Angelique Kellerman
Treasurer: Melinda Louser
Marketing/PR: Nicole McComb
Congrats all! We look forward to an awesome year of Ultimate ahead!
Maties Ultimate hosted its’ second annual internal league in August, which consisted of four teams. The teams played 3 round robin games, followed by a final on the 27th of August. Congrats to “The Best Team Ever” for their 15-7 triumph over Wolfmother in the finals!