Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mahalos!

a Big Thanks to our sponsors who supported Swing of Fire and are supporting She Go Ho as well:

Kope Kope and the Emerald Orchid!

Stop by and say thank you if you get the chance.

We appreciate your continued support!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rockin' Rules

Another new feature on our fantastic blog: Rockin' Rules.
We will be introducing, explaining, and describing a rule each time from the 11th edition UPA rules. I encourage discussion for each rule in the comment section as well as any additions and explanations to the rule. So here is our first!

Spirit of the Game

Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other win-at-all-costs behavior are contrary to the spirit of the game and must be avoided by all players.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Big Island Post Kaimana Hat Draw

Aloha,

We are putting on the Hilo Hat Draw, http://hiloultimate .com/default. aspx , this year over the weekend of February 22 - 24, 2008 in Hilo, Hawaii (The weekend after Kaimana 21). It is a coed tournament filled with the usual shenanigans including beer, Frisbee, and did I say beer? The twist is that it will be held on the beautiful Big Island. Imagine a lush jungle environment, with an erupting volcano, killer snorkeling, gorgeous beaches and a fun little town. We will have free camping at Kole Kole Beach Park which has it's own beautiful swimming hole and waterfall. Please forward this to all of your various Ultimate groups where ever you may currently be to get out the word.

Thanks,
Dave

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Happy & Tired

Congrats to all the Big Island players and friends who have safely returned from Hopu Ka Lewa 9. Another fun filled, exciting, and exhausting tourney. The Big Island players were spread amongst a variety of teams:

Swing of Fire
Caliaskawai'i
Hucking Faoles
Torres Ranchos Spirit Team
Where's my McDreamy

All teams did well and played hard. After 7+ games we were all happy yet tired.

It was especially exciting to see so many of our players win spirit awards for their team: Nick, Keoki, and Sarah K. And Swing of Fire brought home the coveted "Most Spirited Team" award, for which we tied with the awesome Sippin' Sallies and had to battle for over a game of twister. Katie, Eric, and Sarah N. fought hard on the twister board and Katie was the last one standing....YAY!

Swing of Fire placed second in the Boat Race competition losing closely to the Swingers & Dumpers. Next year, we'll get that trophy back!

BIG thanx to Unky Dave for being such an amazing captain and fearless leader, to Timber and Katie for being fantastic assistant captains, to JeanE and Katie for leading us to the spirit award, and to JP for drinking us into the boat race finals!

And a big mahalo to the HOPU tournament committee for their hard work and dedication.

Yay for HOPU!

Edited to add: this one is for you, Nick...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Player Profile - Nadine W.

Field Name: Dine
Profession: Math Instructor
Age: 31
Favorite Field Position: Handler
Left or right handed: Right
Skirt or shorts: skirt
Lefthand point or zone (silly or serious): zone
Your best skill: wearing panties
When and where did you start playing?: February '04 in Hilo
How long have you played in Hilo?: 3 1/2 years
Why do you play?: excercise, see friends, meet people, and coz its sooo much fun
Any injuries?: left ankle ... over and over again
Ultimate memory: my first full layout for a score and my first naked point ;) at Hopu 8 and my second solid layout for the game point at Hopu 9
Picture: skying on the short girls at Kaimana XIX

Friday, November 09, 2007

Good Luck at HOPU!!

Just wanted to shout out a "safe travels, have fun, be spirited, and play well" to the Swing of Fire team as well as to the Big Island players on Caliaskawai'i, and of course to Joel on the Hucking Faoles who are going play in Hopu Ka Lewa this weekend.

Hip Hip Hooray!