184. NSW Mixed Ultimate ChampionshipsDate: 03/09/2016 - 04/09/2016
Location: Dubbo, NSW, Australia
Team name: Tarmac
Finishing postion: 6th/15
An awesome tournament for Tarmac. We only had five games all weekend, but the interesting draw meant they were generally close fought apart from the first game against Friskee. We went in seeded about 9th, but knowing were an outside chance at getting 7th, which would qualify for Nats.
When we beat DUFF comfortably in our second pool game everyone felt pretty good, but the next win against Kaf was the surprise that had everyone smiling that night. A universe point win against Hills on Sunday morning put us in the 5/6 playoff against Krank, and earned us a place at Nationals. Krank beat us handily, but we felt super stoked to have exceeded expectations.
It wasn\'t just the result that made us all happy, but the knowledge we had played some good ultimate. Our pommy defence was particularly effective, as well as our deep game.
Dubbo was a long drive away, but an enjoyable road trip was had both ways in Steve\'s car with Hoff and Jorge. The party was mostly taken up by the UFNSW AGM which we were forced to go to, and was quite boring and long. Most of the team had gone by then or not long after, and I followed suit. Everyone was kind of super happy and excited about playing the next day, so it didn\'t really matter.