Northwest Fruit Bowl

Transparent-BackgroundAfter a successful inaugural year, we are back and proud to welcome you to the 2019 Northwest
Fruit Bowl! The Northwest Fruit Bowl is a USAU-sanctioned tournament in Seattle for mixed club teams that values high-level competition, spirited teams, and opportunities for cross-region
play.

This web page will contain all Captain’s Packet information. Please check back as the tournament date approaches.

Visit the USA Ultimate event page here. Schedules will be loaded closer to the tournament date.

ABOUT

WHEN:  August 17-18, 2019

WHERE: Celebration Park, 30 minutes south of Seattle
(1095 S 324th St, Federal Way, WA 98003)

WHO: This is an invitational tournament for twelve mixed club teams.

BFG
Birdfruit
Classy
CLX
LA:X
Lights Out
Mesteño
Minnesota Star Power
Moondog
Public Enemy
Rubix
Seattle Mixtape

COMMUNICATIONS & CONTACT

We will be using GroupMe as the primary source of communication during the tournament. Please report all scores on the GroupMe after game completion. Link to be provided closer to the tournament date. Until then, please send all questions and comments to birdfruitcaptains@gmail.com.

TOURNAMENT NOTES

fields

Tournament Schedule & End of Rounds

Games will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, the hard cap for the last game will be at 4:00 pm.

Mixed Division Gender Ratio

The gender ratio for the Mixed Division of the Triple Crown Tour regular season and postseason will be 4/3 (4 men and 3 women or 4 women and 3 men).

At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting which end zone is “End Zone A”, with the other end Zone becoming “End Zone B”. At the start of each point, the team that is at End Zone A must choose the gender ratio. This process applies for the entire game.

The End Zone Decides Rule shall be utilized at all sanctioned regular season and postseason events in 2018.

If a team cannot match the gender of all 7 players on the team determining the gender ratio for the point, then it must play with fewer than 7 players, matching the gender of as many players as possible.

Other Rules

All games will be played in accordance with 11th edition USAU rules. Modifications include 20-yard endzones and inclusion of the “contact” marking violation call.

  • All games to 13, point cap at 15
  • 70 minute soft cap, 90 minute hard cap
    • Soft cap: Add 2 points to the higher score after first score after soft time cap.  Game ends when first team reaches new game total or when first team reaches 13 (or more) ahead by at least 2 points; whichever comes first
    • Hard cap: Game is over at the end of the point in progress unless tied. If tied, play one more point.
  • 10 minute halftime
  • Each team has 2 time-outs per half
    • Cap does not affect time-outs

MEDICAL & EMERGENCY

An athletic trainer will be available starting at 7:45 am both days through the end of the games. The trainer will be located at Tournament Central.

The tournament Medical and Inclement Weather Plan is available at this link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YDUnhX5XUgkCT8LVqeChWi82JNEWBafm913p3prQbng/edit

It is unlikely that we will need to cease play for weather given that Seattle rarely reaches 90 degrees or has lighting storms, but should the situation arise, we will adhere to USAU guidelines and will provide updates on game times on the GroupMe.

FIELD AMENITIES

At the field site, we will provide food, water, bathrooms, access to trainers, on-site parking, and one shade tent per team. Please reference the figure below for locations of the amenities. Also note that there is a concession stand located near Tournament Central that is likely open throughout the event.

tourney field

There are no hotels secured; we recommend local Airbnbs or hotels.

Tournament tanks are on sale at Tournament Central for $25, as well as Birdfruit five panel hats for $30. There will also be stickers for $1. Quantities are very limited.

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CONTACT

For more information, email birdfruitcaptains@gmail.com.