Paul and Gayle are taking a year from their roles in Picton and Belleville and will be teaching at the Maple Leaf International School in Trinidad. We will use this blog to record some of our edventures!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Hats Off for Frisbee

During what seemed like endless down time on the way to the DDI Hash a few of us came up with the idea to host a Frisbee Tournament.

Within about 30 minutes we had the details organized:
1. The Date -- Picking the date was pretty easy -- Hashes are every other weekend and we can't possibly conflict with a hash. Lots of people are away for Christmas and there is no point trying to do this during Carnival so we picked Jan. 10th.

2. Format -- We knew that there are about 25 players that normally come to Frisbee. Usually we have about 14 people show up, so we figured we could get 30 players and make a Hat Tournament. (Players sign up and we make even teams.)

Over the next few weeks we dealt with the rules, game time, tournament format, sign ups, collection of fees, venue, food....  (Over and over again, it seems!)

Thankfully the lead organizer (Jamie) was unfazed by criticism and had the patience to listen to everyone's opinions.

In the end we had a great day with 4 teams comprised of 27 players. Although we started late (and ended even later) than we planned (I was reminded that 'it is Trinidad' many times) we played a round robin tournament with a playoff. By the time the day ended it was dark and everyone had had enough beer to forget anything that they had found to complain about! Check the photo gallery for more pictures.

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