Thirty-six teams from across the southeastern United States will make their way to Decatur for an Ultimate Frisbee competition. Hosted by Huntsville Ultimate Club, USA Ultimate Southeast Regionals will take place September 28-29, 2013, at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex and Point Mallard Park. The USA Ultimate sanctioned event is expected to attract men, women, and co-ed teams from Louisiana, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama.
This will be the tournament’s first appearance in Decatur. Previous tournaments have been held in Orlando, Fla., Austin, Texas, Little Rock, Ark., and Atlanta, Ga. Tournament hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and games will be played on the fields at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex (2616 Modaus Road SW) and on the Spirit of America fields located in Point Mallard Park (2901 Point Mallard Drive). Registration includes 16 men’s teams, 8 women’s teams, and 12 coed teams. The event is open to the public with free admission.
While this is the Southeast Regionals first appearance in Decatur, the Jack Allen Recreation Complex has hosted other Ultimate Frisbee competitions. In July, approximately thirty teams were in Decatur for the annual Huckfest, a two-day tournament also hosted by the Huntsville Ultimate Club. The tournament filled 61 room nights and generated an economic impact of over $32,000 for the city of Decatur.
For more information on Southeast Regionals, visit www.huntsvilleultimate.com/wordpress/south_east_regionals_2013/.
About Ultimate Frisbee
Referred to as “ultimate”, the sport is played by two seven-player squads with a plastic disc with the object of the game to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player is not allowed to run while in possession of the disc, but can pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field. Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees. Ultimate is played in more than 80 countries by an estimated 7 million of men and women, girls and boys. For more information, visit www.usaultimate.org.