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.

Autumn is coming

Summer will soon start to give way to autumn, and students are starting to arrive in Bergen. I have updated Doodle for August, and I would like everyone to go there and sign up for the days you can come. If you later see that you are not able to make it it’s better to sign off than to not have signed up at all.

In August there are two dates that are important for us.

On Tuesday the 16th it is Studenttorget. This is the foremost recruitment opportunity for the semester. Lately we have only been two on the stand, but we  need more! Head to this Doodle to sign up for the time slots you can man.

On Tuesday the 23rd it is the BSI day. Unlike Studenttorget we get to show off the sport to students that do not know what this is. We ought to have at least six people (preferably 10) in order to do something useful. Head to this Doodle to sign up for the time slots that you could come. Mark all available options. If we get enough people we’ll sign up for this.

Ultimate in Bergen – Week 23

This week the weather forecast shows sun on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
We have visitors from Singapore in this week, and they would like to join our practice, and maybe they have some new tricks to show us?

Exam season is drawing to a close, and I hope that we will get some more students back to practice now. Doodle has not been updated, so please take time to go to Facebook, or our home page, and note if you are attending today so I know how many pullover jerseys to bring.

Practice schedule this week:
* Monday @ Skansemyren 18:30
* Tuesday @ Krohnsminde 16:00
* Thursday @ Skansemyren 18:30

Warm-up: Jogging with drills (Shuffle, side steps, high jumps, berry picking, over-under fence etc)
Warm-up game: Touch Ultimate

Offensive drill: Cutting technique
– Short cuts (“pushing” your defender into a desirable position/motion before making your cut)
– Shoulder cuts (taking advantage of defender placed too close to  you)
– Free cuts (taking advantage of a defender placed too far away from you)

Defensive drill: Marking (continued)
– Footwork and center of mass placement
– Arm positioning

Touch ultimate is a concept that combines touch rugby and ultimate.
The game is played in a rectangle (size based on how many are playing) with end zones to score in.
To score a point a team has to complete a pass of more than two meters within the end zone.
Each player has a pullover jersey tucked into their shorts on either side if the hips. If a player have a jersey removed while holding the disc the disc is turned over. If a player has their jersey(s) removed when not holding the disc they can play with one less jersey until end of point. If it falls out it has to be replaced.
Players are allowed to run with the disc held in one hand fully extended from the body in the direction of travel. Stripping the disc is not a foul. However hitting the arm is.
All turn overs start with a free throw. A free throw can be covered from a minimum of three meters away, and is stalled with a stall count of 10 counted by a designated defender.
This is still a non contact sport, so no tackling.

The object of this warm-up game is to get free from  your defender in order to receive the disc in a position where you are able to make the next pass before being freed from your tail.

See you at practice!

New practice venue: Skansemyren

We have received a go-ahead from Idrettsrådet to practice at Skansemyren.
In the first round it will be on a trial basis to check that the surface will tolerate ultimate and that it doesn’t collide with other users.
As far as I have been able to work out the easiest way to get there is to take Bus 11 from Småstrandgaten (Bergen center) to Starefossen Barnehage and walk from there.
The bus leaves from Småstrandgaten at 18:01, and takes 14 minutes to arrive at Starefossen. From there it’s an 11 minute walk to Skansemyren. I therefore suggest that practice starts at 18:30.

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

Ultimate Frisbee DSN license emails should have been sent

Everyone that has registered on our web page, but not paid the DSN license should receive an email today. However there were a few that appeared not to have been sent, så please check your inbox if you have received it. If you have not, please notify us on frisbee@bsi.no ASAP so we can give it to  you. For those of you that pay cash, please let me know so I can pay the DSN invoice for you in due time.
If you have not registered to join BSI Ultimate, please go to http://ultimate.bsi.no/medlemmer/bli-med/ and fill out the form. Then let me know as soon as you have done so, so I can add you to the NIF registers and generate an invoice for you.
Also, remember to pay the semester fee to BSI Ultimate account 3624.21.09176 and mark the payment with your name and “Spring semester 2016”. The amount is 200 for students and 300 for non-students.