Lori Daniels and I will be Live Streaming Virginia States 2019 on April 27 & 28. Tune in here.
Virginia States is the longest running overall flying disc event, with this being the 43rd year. Harkening back to the days of the North American Series (NAS), Virginia States includes many flying disc events, including Accuracy, Distance, MTA, DDC, Golf, and Freestyle. Virginia States also has its own Hall of Fame (aptly named the Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame). Of course both Freestyle rounds (Sat & Sun) and this year’s Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame inductions (Sunday) will be the focus of the live stream.
Freestyle at Virginia is a magical experience. Having so many frisbee loving people in attendance (while enjoying the cuisine at Laszlo’s Weenie World) provides for a highly educated and appreciative audience. This encourages the Freestyle competitors to step up and impress, and they never disappoint. Saturday’s semi-finals take place at a huge indoor field house on rubber grass, allowing competitors to showcase their indoor moves with a forgiving floor that allows for crashing and burning. Sunday’s finals are held outdoors on real grass at Pratt Park. Since the other events of the competition have concluded by the time Freestyle finals begins, frisbee players and fans gather around to create an electric atmosphere.
This year we will live stream the 2019 Virginia frisbee Hall of Fame inductions of Pryor Hendrix, Randy Lahm (CO), Jack Cooksey (VA), and our own Lori Daniels (HI/OR). Many of you may not aware that Lori is not only a huge behind-the-scenes contributor to Frisbee Guru, but she’s a many time world champion Freestyler, along with other flying disc accomplishments and contributions. Virginia State Frisbee Overall is Lori’s home event, so it’s exciting to see her be recognized in this way –
and as the first woman inductee! Correction: Joann Loftus was the first woman inducted in 2018.
Just a fair warning; in the past, the internet connection from Pratt Park (Sunday) has been slow, causing the stream to be bumpy. We will do our best to keep it stable, but if it goes bad, don’t fear: everything will be recorded and available for replay.
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Mixed Pairs – Edoardo Turri – Maxine Mittempergher
Open Pairs – James Wiseman – Mehrdad Hosseinian
Womens Pairs – Ilka Simon – Juliana Korver
Co-op – James Wiseman – Ryan Young – Daniel O’Neill
HolyJam 2019 takes place on March 8 – 9 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Thanks to Jakub “Mystiq” Matula, this event will be streamed live here on FrisbeeGuru.
This event takes place the weekend after Frisbeer Cup. I happen to know many people who are making a 2 tournament trip out of these events, which means that HolyJam will be well attended. Possibly more exciting is the fact the jam scene in Israel is growing quickly with many up and coming shredders. This will be a chance for them to test their skills and to witness and learn from the best.
HolyJam will be using the FPA judging committee’s prototype judging system, with Ryan Young at the helm. This will another good opportunity to see that system in action.
Watch live here
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Frisbeer Cup 2019 takes place in Prague, CZ on Mar 1 – 3. Thanks to Jakub “Mystiq” Matula, the event will be streamed live.
This is the 13th annual Frisbeer Cup. Frisbeer takes place indoors. With its long history of a relaxed and fun vibe, experimental formats, and huge gym space, this event tends to be one of the largest Freestyle Frisbee events outside of the world championships. Many of the top players make appearances and often teams getting ready for worlds use frisbeer as a place to preview their routines.
This year, Frisbeer Cup will be using the protype judging system from the FPA judges committee.
You can watch the event here.
Full write up in progress…enjoy!!
City vs City 2019 Finals are almost upon us: Feb 9 @ 2p EST/8p CET. It’s time to find out who will be crowed the heinest city for 2019.
In one corner we have New York City. New York made a strong showing in Round 1, with back and forth scoring. They had a few early drops but mostly their play was exciting and on the edge. They also came with some choreography for the opening CoOp and Pairs battles, ending with the patented leg trap.
In the other corner we have Berlin. In Round 2 they started off slow, losing the opening rounds but then brought the hammer in 1v1, with zero mistakes or hesitation. In 1v1 they showed a high level of creativity and tradition “hein”, with multiple spinning combos and huge catches.
New York’s keys to victory will be to take control early, and dictate the pace. If they can take CoOp and Pairs and then continue to shred into 1v1, they could run away with an early win before Berlin has a chance to show all their skills. If Berlin starts winning battles, New York will have its work cut out to keep up. Having a 2 point lead going into 1v1 could make a big difference.
Berlin’s keys to victory are to weather the early storm, and pull ahead at the end. If Berlin plays as they did in Round 2, there may a be a turning point moment where they score a key victory. At this point, strategically choosing players and shredding will put the pressure on New York. If New York cracks, Berlin could end up a stronger roster near the end of 1v1 and ultimately winning.
What do you think are the keys to victory for each city?