109. Australian Mixed Ultimate ChampionshipsDate: 22/10/2010 - 24/10/2010
Location: Bathurst, Australia
Team name: Funny Duck
Finishing postion: 21/26
This Mixed Nats was a bit of a mess. There was a lot of interest from NSW teams and players. Quite a few Sydney players were representing an NZ team (Megapussi), and a Bathurst team tried to sneak in on an ACT spot. A few weeks after Regionals they opened up 4 extra places at Nats, so all teams would qualify.
Our team Scapegoats had not made the original cut, and by the time the extra places were available there wasn't enough interest to get the team in. It looks like Regionals 2010 will be Scapegoats last outing, and the team has basically disolved.
Millerine and I picked up with a Victorian team, Funny Duck. They had played Mixed Nats teh previous year but are usually a league team. To fill out the numbers this year they had to pick up quite a few players. It was a fun bunch. We fit in and supplemented their roster quite well.
We ended up in the bottom end of the draw as expected, but topped the bottom 6 draw quite easily.
Bathurst is a great place for a tournament, but probably not for a National Championships. The interest from interstate teams was quite low, as it's a bit of a hike to get to. The placings table was heavily biased in NSW favour. The final was also a little boring, being between two teams created just for the season, which nobody cared about.