95. Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships 2009Date: 10/10/2009 - 12/10/2009
Location: Wentworth Park, Hobart, Australia
Team name: sCAPEgoats
Finishing postion: 11/23
What an excellent tournament. We were in a very difficult pool, and even though we were seeded in the middle of it had to fight to win a game. We had to win one of our five pool games to have a chance of making the top 16, we won one in sudden death to make it through. After that we had a pretty good run, winning most of our games, with a win over two teams we had lost to in the starting pool.
The main theme of our games was "close". Out of nine games, six were within two points.
Our strong pickups Jimmy, Izzie, Mike and Ryan added a whole new dimension to the team. Jimmy in particular with his energy and great play definitely lifted the team.
Personally, my first game was horrible, but (apart from abysmal short forehands all tournament) played well after that.
The parties were great. It started with a big night on Friday before playing, and my netball uniform at the main party on Sunday looked very good indeed.