BSI won the Student cup Bergen Challenge 2016

Day two of the student cup Bergen Challenge in Ultimate Frisbee is now ended.

The day started miserably for BSI. Our first match was against NHHI1, which beat us on day one. We were missing a key player, so we went on a big loss 2 – 11 (!!). We did not manage to get our offence going, and were always behind on defense. Much of this was due to the great defense that NHHI1 player and their immense running capacity.

The second game was against NIHI. They must have found some magic potions yesterday night, because it was a much better team that met us for this game. They were better marking in defense and surprised us with some long throws into the end zone. However once we got control over them we won 7 – 5.

The bronze final was played between NIHI and NHHI2. NHHI2 took the lead, but NIHI was able to set a good defense and pressure NHHI2 to make many mistakes. Also they kept scoring on their long passes across the field. In the end NIHI was able to pull ahead and win 7 – 5.

The final was a 45 minute strength test. BSI, now with all players, did get the best start and took a two goal lead early. NHHI1 managed to equalize  the score a few times, but then appeared to get stressed and threw away some discs. We never took more than a three point lead, but in the end we managed to secure the gold medal with a 15 – 13 victory.

I have now words for how proud I am of each player that helped make history by winning the first student cup in Ultimate! Now we just need to rest up and see you at the banquet at seven!

All results are available on Bergen Challenge web pages!

Day one of the Student cup in Ultimate is over

Today four teams went head to head in the Student cup Bergen Challenge 2016! NHHI fielded two teams, BSI fielded one team and NIHI (Norwegian school of Sports Science) fielded a new team.

Our first match was against NHHI2, and it was an expected victory 11 – 2. We had our feet with us from the start, and opened a good lead. The points that NHHI2 scored were very nice. They used good handling to open up space on the field and their running capacity to get free from their defenders. More of this will get you extra points.

The second match came right on the heals of the first one, and was against NHHI2. They have really upped their game, and we missed with some attempted ISO plays to start with. The game went back and forth with lots of turnovers, and few points. In the end NHHI1 got ahead and won 5 – 7.

NIHI was our third opponent, and a team that I was excited to meet. I was not able to see their first game, so I didn’t know what level of play to expect. It turned out that this was players that did not have much Ultimate experience, and hadn’t played much together. This gave us a comfortable victory 12 – 1.

The fourt game was a rematch against NHHI2, and they had improved their game during the day. They started strong and finished strong, but in between those two rallies BSI dominated. It ended in a 10 – 3 victory (total 21 – 5).

Tomorrow we’re meeting NHHI1 and NIHI for the rematches, followed by the finals.

I would like to thank the players that were with me today for a tireless effort. There was many good points, and a lot of good defence. In four games we only conceded 13 points and scored 38, which I am very satisfied with.

I would also like to commend the other teams for very good spirit. There was very few calls on the field, and that makes me very happy!

All the results can be found on the Bergen Challenge web site!

Tournaments and practices for 2016/17

The tournament plan for 2016-2017 is ready. BSI will field a team in all series tournaments, national championship and the student cup. To sign up, head to our Tournament Doodle!

We’re now practicing indoors in Fantofthallen on Monday 16:30 – 18:30 and Thursday 20:30 – 22:00. This is a change from previous years where we have been practicing on Tuesdays indoors.

Tournament schedule

Sept. 24th Bartecup Trondheim Hat tournament N/A
Oct. 14th – 15th Bergen Challenge Bergen Student cup Gold medal
Nov. 12th – 13th Trøndisk Trondheim US Round 1 4th place (4 series points)
Dec. 3rd Decembercup Lørenskog US Round 2  3rd place (4 series points)
Feb. 4th – 5th Tractor Factor Ås US Round 3  3rd place (4 series points)
Mar. 4th – 5th BrainyDisc Bergen US Round 4  6th place (1 series points)
N/A Norwegian Series total Everywhere US Total 3rd place (13 series points)
Mar 18th – 19th Hello Stockholm Stockholm, S Int. tournament  Mooslo finished 20th of 28 teams
Apr. 1st – 2nd NM Fjellhamar National championship Bronze medal and SOTG Winner!
Juni 18th – 24th WBUC Royan, F World Championship  Norway not sending team.

Recap of day one of Fire&Ice 2016

As day one of Fire&Ice has come to an end, and we have safely made it back to the hotel, at least the people that are going to the hotel, it is time to reflect on day one.

Due to unfortunate circumstances TKF and OSI2 has changed places in the seeding. This is because OSI2 have to get some players in for the games tomorrow, and the change will allow them to play at least two matches. However this meant that the first game BSI faced was against TFK. This was bad for us, as we really could have used some lighter opponents in our first game in order to get our game set. I am a bit ambivalent about this. One thing is that I really like that more teams are coming. However I feel that there ought to have been some other way to arrange the games so that the impact on BSI had been less severe. I.e. one of the latest OSI2 games could have been moved to the first game tomorrow, and the rest kept the same. It is however a jigsaw puzzle that I very well know that is hard to make work, and the notice for Adrian was short so I understand that it was done this way.

In spite of this I think that the team has performed very good given the fact that we are missing many veteran key players. Three of the six people on our team started playing just this year. The increase in performance I have seen in the new players from the first game of BRainy Disc two weeks ago to the level they played at in our last game today really blows my mind. I am so very impressed to see this enormous progress. We gave real competition to teams that I thought we were going to have a really hard time scoring more than thee points against, and that is fantastic.

 

I was going to post a list of results for today, but my score sheet is in the car, and I am too exhausted to go out and get it right now. However tomorrow a complete table will be posted. Suffice to say that we won over OSI2, got demolished by TFK, and were just few dropped passes from winning other games. Now I am going to rest up, and get ready for the tournament dinner at Peppe’s.

BRainy Disc 2016 is over

This weekend BSI Ultimate and NHHI Ultimate has hosted BRainy Disc 2016, the third round in the Norwegian Ultimate Series. This has been Norways biggest Ultimate Frisbee tournament with 12 teams participating.

It seemd like only a few hours passed from welcoming the captains at the captain’s meeting nine thirty on Satruday until I was handing out prizes Sunday a quarter past four. It has been an eventful weeken where we have played 53 official matches and two friendly matches. 715 goals have been scored and an unknown number of calories have been burned.

We congradulate Pancake Circle Ltd. from Lørenskog Frisbeeklubb as champions, and Wizards of Ås from NMBUI as Spirit of the game Award winners. We would also like to thank everybody that has made this weekend possible. A special thanks goes to Lelde Elere for keeping the score boards up to date, Mari Bondevik for being my right hand, Matthew Canete which has put sound to this weekend and NHHI that gave us something to put in the mouth in the hall. A special thanks also goes to La Bamba and DUUCK for coming all the way from Sweden and France to join us.

All results and statistics can be found on the official score board, but here are the final placements.

Place Team Club Points Total
1st place Pancake Circle Ltd. Lørenskog Fribeeklubb 7 18
2nd place Ultimate Rainfall BSI Ultimate 5 16
3rd place OSI 1 OSI Ultimate 4 8
4th place Trondheim Frisbeeklubb Tronheim Frisbeeklubb 3 13
5th place Ekeberg Sendeplateklubb Ekeberg Sendeplateklubb 2 6
6th place NHHI 1 NHHI Ultimate 1 1
SOTG & 7th place Wizards of Ås NMBUI 1 3
8th place Super Cell BSI Ultimate 0 0
9th place OSI 2 OSI Ultimate 0 0
10th place DUUCK A.S.U.B. 0 0
11th place La Bamba La Bamba 0 0
12th place NHHI 2 NHHI Ultimate 0 0

LiveWire tournament coming up in Hønefoss!

The first tournament of the season is coming up in Hønefoss 26th and 27th of September. It’s still possible to sign up.

LiveWire is a hat tournament. This means that we do not go as a team, but everyone goes as individual players. During sign-up all players rate their skill, and the tournament director divides the players into teams of equal strength. This means that the tournament is a great learning experience for new players, and I urge all of our recruits to go if they can.

Please note that this year accommodations are not provided, so you’ll need to arrange that yourselves. Contact Ade Oleson on Facebook for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Pancake Trophy 2015 – A review

This year Pancake Circle Ltd. again hosted their semi-hat tournament on Ekeberg. Ulitmate Rainfall sported six players, which was not enough to form a complete team. We had hoped to join forces with Wizards of Ås, but that constellation was not to be. That meant that we were split up and distributed on to three of the four participating teams. The teams were:

Team From BSI
Stylters Chisato and Lisa
Pancake Circle Ltd Terje
Soaked and Psyched Elin, John and Louis
NTNUI

The weather gods were all but with us. It rained, at times poured, throughout most of the tournament day and the wind picked many a disc up and away from the intended receiver. This made the matches go back and forth, and all matches were played their full 90 minutes.

After two games all the teams had won one match and lost the other. This meant that the winners of the third matches of the day would play the final. The results from the group play was:

Pancake Soaked Stylters
NTNUI Pancake NTNUI Stylters
Pancake Pancake Stylters
Soaked Soaked

In the bronze final between NTNUI and Soaked and Psyched the score was 13-14 when time ran out. After the last point the score was 14-14 and a final deciding point had to be played. Soaked and Psyched drew the longest straw and secured the third place.

The final was played between Pancake Circle Ltd and Stylters. In the group play PCL was crushed by Stylters, but in the final they managed to put up a fight. In the end it was Stylters who was the strongest team and won the tournament.

Congratulations to Chisato and Lisa, and thanks to everybody who participated. A special thanks to Pancake Circle Ltd for hosting the event, but next year please order better weather!

Norways national Ultimate team is announced

Today Norway’s national team for EUC was announced. BSI Ultimate is proud to have five active and five former players in the roster. The players that have the honour of representing Norway from July 27th to August 2nd are:

Amy Elise Floen Alnes Anne-Sophie Schillinger
Anna Theresa Hägg Elin Manger Rørosgaard
Hedda Færden Ida Moe Evensen
Ingrid Håøy Nygård Kari-Helene Rane
Kristine Thorkildsen Jarsve Mia Bjerkestrand
Aslak Grytøyr Strønen Christian Schöpke
Eivind Karlsen Haakon Laastad
Lars Berggren Magnus Grøtterud
Marcel Biebricher Matthias Lammert
Ole Kristian Mosand Ondrej Mikuláš
Robert Sasak Terje Nilima Monsen

Reserves: Erik Dahlin Sæter and Jess Hansen.

“Rainy Wizard” to Pancake Trophy

Since we’re not a full team from BSI going to Pancake Trophy, I’ve reached out to NMBUI. They have 4+ players coming, and we’ve agreed to join forces.

This is, in my opinion, a better solution than if both teams should be split up into pick-up teams and play some with and some against each other. I hope that Kate in Pancake Circle Ltd. will approve this.