Frisbeer 2018 Day 2 Results

Mixed Semi
Manuel Cesari, Ilka Simon, Rank: 1, Points: 3085.6
Char Powell, Balu Major, Rank: 2, Points: 2939.1
Juliana Korver, Ryan Young, Rank: 3, Points: 2786.6
Sophie Rickers, Toby Künzel, Rank: 4, Points: 2680.5
Bar Bendek, Ayal Benin, Rank: 5, Points: 2566.4
Lukas Zimovcak, Dominika Matuskova, Rank: 6, Points: 2427.1
Mark Trout, Elena Dalmasso, Rank: 7, Points: 1954.9

 

Coop Semi A
Jakub Kostel, Freddy Finner, Paul Kenny, Rank: 1, Points: 4366.9
Randy Silvey, Ayal Benin, Daniel O’Neill, Rank: 2, Points: 4316.9
Andreas Jaderyd, Jens Friebe, Toby Künzel, Rank: 3, Points: 4067.4 
Jakub Hosek, Lukas Zimovcak, Jakub Sedlak, Rank: 4, Points: 3843.3
Antonio Piccione Cusmá, Thomas Nötzel, Andrea Meola, Rank: 5, Points: 3769.2
Peter Honzik, Andre Zaharias, Dominika Matuskova, Rank: 6, Points: 3048.8
Philipp Kleis, Simon Wassermann, Sven Deschle, Rank: 7, Points: 2224.2

 

Coop Semi B
Fabio Nizzo, Tom Leitner, Andrea Rimatori, Rank: 1, Points: 5371.3
Manuel Cesari, Andrea Piemontese, Mattia Lambertini, Rank: 2, Points: 5060.2
Emanuele Faustini, Stefan Dünkel, Fabian Dinklage, Rank: 3, Points: 4516.6
Pepyn Tavernier, Steffen Verstichelen, Naim Megassabi, Rank: 4, Points: 4142.8
Raphael Legrand, Francesco Santolin, Char Powell, Rank: 5, Points: 3216.9
Elena Dalmasso, Mark Trout, Juliana Korver, Rank: 6, Points: 2915.1
Mikey Callaghan, Cedric Stevens, Iwan de Moor, Rank: 7, Points: 2268.5

 

Coop Semi C
Mehrdad Hosseinian, Christian Lamred, Balu Major, Rank: 1, Points: 5182.6
Clay Collerà, Marco Prati, Andrea Sarti, Rank: 2, Points: 5135.6
Pavel Baranyk, Ryan Young, Robert Dittrich, Rank: 3, Points: 4861.5
Kuba Radwanski, Konrad Patris, Mateusz Gajewski, Rank: 4, Points: 3817.6
Eitan Rei Koren, Yuval Reikoren, Jakub Matula, Rank: 5, Points: 3725.3
Ondrej Kolega, Jiri Weiss, Jakub Zahradnicek, Rank: 6, Points: 2867.5
Chris Bellaj, Edoardo Gargano, Davide Liberti, Rank: 7, Points: 2607.6

 

Frisbeer 2018 Day 1 Results

Results from Day 1 at Frisbeer Cup 2018. Don’t miss the action tomorrow!

Challenger Semi A
Dániel Kárpáti, Balu Major, Rank: 1, Points: 2744.7
Lorenzo Telo, El Nino, Rank: 2, Points: 1875.3
Andre Zaharias, Michal Maciolek, Rank: 3, Points: 1865.8
Pavel Hanka, Jirí Sedlácek, Rank: 4, Points: 1626.1
Mark Trout, Elena Dalmasso, Rank: 5, Points: 1455.7

Challenger Semi B
Eitan Rei Koren, Yuval Reikoren, Rank: 1, Points: 2161.0
Simon Wassermann, Sven Deschle, Rank: 2, Points: 2110.5
Edoardo Gargano, Davide Liberti, Rank: 3, Points: 1922.5
Cedrik Stevens, Iwan de Moor, Rank: 4, Points: 1650.3
Chris Bellaj, Maurice Eugene, Rank: 5, Points: 1235.1
Kuba Opaluch, Jan Skladanowski, Rank: 6, Points: 1043.2

Top 3 Advance
Pro Open Semi A
Fabio Nizzo, Manuel Cesari, Rank: 1, Points: 3230.3
Christian Lamred, Freddy Finner, Rank: 2, Points: 2750.8
Randy Silvey, Kuba Radwanski, Rank: 3, Points: 2584.0
Andreas Jaderyd, Toby Künzel, Rank: 4, Points: 2383.9
Mattia Lambertini, Andrea Piemontese, Rank: 5, Points: 2335.5
Juliana Korver, Jason Salkey, Rank: 6, Points: 2303.2
Thomas Nötzel, Jens Friebe, Rank: 7, Points: 2093.4

Pro Open Semi B
Jakub Kostel, Ryan Young, Rank: 1, Points: 3728.0
Mehrdad Hosseinian, Andrea Rimatori, Rank: 2, Points: 3239.8
Fabian Dinklage, Robert Dittrich, Rank: 3, Points: 3232.1
Antonio Piccione Cusmá, Andrea Meola, Rank: 4, Points: 3109.9
Pepyn Tavernier, Steffen Verstichelen, Rank: 5, Points: 3085.0
Raphael Legrand, Naim Megassabi, Rank: 6, Points: 2356.4
Ilka Simon, Sophie Rickers, Rank: 7, Points: 2095.4

Pro Open Semi C
Marco Prati, Pavel Baranyk, Rank: 1, Points: 3755.3
Lukas Zimovcak, Jakub Hosek, Rank: 2, Points: 2808.8
Clay Collerà, Andrea Dini, Rank: 3, Points: 2737.4
Francesco Santolin, Mateusz Gajewski, Rank: 4
Emanuele Faustini, Stefan Dünkel, Rank: 5, Points: 2517.0
Ondrej Kolega, Jiri Weiss, Rank: 6, Points: 2410.0
Daniel O’Neill, Ayal Benin, Rank: 7, Points: 2259.4
Jan Zahradnicek, Jakub Zahradnicek, Rank: 8, Points: 1693.1

Meet Bianca Strunz

Back at FPAW 2015 we had a chance to briefly interview of few of the competitors. Here’s our interview with Bianca Strunz. If you want to learn more:

 

How to Practice the Kick Tip

Learn how to practice a kick tip, also called the toe tip or toe tap. The goal is simple, kick the disc with your toe to pop it back up into the air.

Kick tips are great for a couple reasons. First, it is a gateway trick to begin integrating feet into Freestyle Frisbee. Second, kick tips a great way to save a disc that can’t be reached with the hand.

To practice, set the disc flat in front of you just under leg’s length. This can be done with a self set throw, or from a center delay. Now, point your tow towards the sky and kick the center of the disc with medium power. The goal is to lift it back up to chest height to regain control.

To improve your kick tip, watch the disc intently. You want to aim your toe to hit the center. To judge how close you came to the center, watch the wobble of the disc. If there is no wobble, you hit the center correctly. The more wobble there is, the further from the center you contacted. As you watch, you’ll get the feel for how to hit the center every time.

Have a kick tip story? Let us know in the comments below.

Episode 56: Chipper Bro Bell – Have a Nice Day!

Chipper Bro does a Monster

Photo by Scott Star

  • Chipper shares how he first became interested in Frisbee in the mid 1970’s in Santa Barbara. It all started while at the weekly Palm Park Art Show in Santa Barbara.
  • He was intrigued by the guys playing in the nearby park.  Little did he know that that lovely strip of grass along the ocean would be such a big part of his life. He loved this alternative sport along with the new family he created.
  • As a spectator at the 1979 Rose Bowl, his interest was piqued.
  • He shares his experience playing in the 1981 Santa Cruz tournament, sleeping under the redwoods, eating nuts and berries.  It was then that he learned a painful, but invaluable lesson about judging bias. 
  • Find out about Chipper’s time at The Flying Disc Ranch near Palm Springs, California…It’s not what you think! 

Thanks again to those of you that have become Patrons, keep ‘em comin’!

Trivia: What is the oldest continuous running Frisbee Club?

New information came to us on 3/2/2018 so if you took this quiz before, the correct answer has been update to accurately reflect history.

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Frisbeer Cup 2018 Will be Live Streamed

Frisbeer Cup LogoFrisbeer Cup 2018 will be live streamed. Special thanks go to Mystiq, Chris Bellaj, and Ryan Young for bringing us the action.

Frisbeer Cup 2018 will be held indoors in Prague, CZ on March 9-11 by the famous Prague team. This event has been running for over a decade and always draws a deep field with top talent.

Frisbeer also has a history of experimentation with competition systems. They’ve tried shorter routines, various judging systems, a battle event, and have even included a “challeger’s” division for less experienced players. This year will be just as exciting as they are trying a real-time feedback judging system, created by Ryan Young. We interviewed Ryan about it here.

From a stream perspective, things are looking very exciting as well. Mystic has a new computer with new software that should make things run very smoothly. He is also hoping to bring in 2 new cameras, plus Chris’s camera for a total of 3 angles for your viewing enjoyment. And, as if that’s not enough, the judging system will be tied into the live stream so viewers can see real-time results.

So, don’t miss the action! You can tune in here.

For more info, check out their site, the event facebook page, or the official tournament facebook page. Here’s a little teaser video:

 

Episode 55: Ryan Young – Electronic Judging System Going Live at Frisbeer!

Ryan Sets up at FPAW 2017

  • There’s a lot to love about Frisbeer, but Ryan especially likes that he’s been given the green light to experiment.
  • Whether you’re a player, a judge, or part of the audience, Ryan hopes his efforts to streamline judging, and incorporate things like a running leader board and screen splits, will impact everyone’s experience in a positive way.
  • Ryan explains how the new knob system works, allowing judges to value what they see in real time. 
  • Big kudos to Ryan, the current World Champion in Open Pairs, for the huge contribution he continues to make to the sport!;

Poll: What Parts of Your Body Do You Tip the Disc With?

Judith Does and Elbow Tip

Photo by Florian Hess

Tipping a flying disc has to be one of the oldest tricks after throw and catch. I certainly was attempting to do over head tips long before I knew what freestyle was or how to delay. My goal was to do as many as I could before I caught it. I never got more than three and had very little control. When I first learned the delay it was so satisfying because it kept the disc under control. I naively judged the tip as a non-freestylers trick and stopped thinking about it all together.

Not long after, I met Tom Leitner at a jam. Before the jam started he told me a story about an impossible tipping combo by Joey Hudoklin. Then, in the jam, Tom kept doing tipping combos over and over, trying to recreate Joey’s tipping magic. I realized I needed to revisit my aversion to tipping. The next day I tried doing multiple, restricted tips and realized its really difficult. OK, mind blown and a new skill to add to my to-learn list.

In my spare time I would sometimes imagine the heinest combo I could think of. My imagined tipping combo included all sorts of tips…knee, toe, heel, and lots of restrictions. I mean, wouldn’t the heinest combo include every possible tip? And, of course I thought I had them all figured out, at least from an intellectual perspective. So, boy was I surprised when I witnessed Steve Hubbard do a tipping combo in a jam. His combo started with a few under the leg tips and then, bam two perfect shoulder tips. The disc crisply popped off his shoulder as if he was hitting it with the finest point, dead center. I had never imagined a shoulder tip was possible, much less precise and powerful. Mind blown again.

I could go on with mind blowing tipping experiences, but needless to say I am quite enamored with the tip. It has endless uses and possibilities. In this week’s poll, let’s explore the various ways parts of the body by which a disc can be tipped.

What Parts of Your Body Do You Tip the Disc With?

What Parts of Your Body Do You Tip the Disc With?

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If you want to read more about tipping, here’s a great story about the possible origins of the tip. You can also listen to Joey talk about his famous tipping combo. Also, check out our tutorials on tipping. If there are any tutorials you’d like to see, let us know in the comments.

Word of the Day: Jamily

FPAW 2017 Group PhotoJamily (noun): A term to describe the phenomenon that occurs when someone begins to play freestyle Frisbee. They are immediately welcomed into the great network of people who share a love for the flying disc. This network is known as the Jamily. People in the Jamily are open, playful, and supportive. If a jammer travels to a new town, jammers in that town will welcome the new arrival into the jam, to join their dinner table, and into their homes. Even if two jammers do not speak the same language, they can communicate for hours together through the artistic expression of the disc. Yes, freestyle Frisbee is a network of like-minded souls that creates friendships that last for a lifetime.

Jamily is a combination of the word jam and family.

Example: “I’m going to Frisbeer to see my Jamily.”