The European Freestyle Open (EFO) 2018 will be live streamed. The event takes place on July 26-29 in Berlin, Germany, only one week before FPA Worlds. This will allow many players to attend both events, giving the opportunity for a pre-view of many of the FPAW teams. With 55 players already registered, it is sure to be an amazing event.
EFO will include Open Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Women’s Pairs, and Co-Op divisions using the official FPA competition format. Ryan Young and his bag of tablets will act as head judge.
For the stream, Mystiq and I will be working together to bring you the action. Randy and I are also planning to provide commentary for much of the event. All this should lead to an incredible show that you won’t want to miss.
Thanks so much to the EFO team for hosting the event and for al their support!
You can watch it here.
Find out more on the EFO site and on EFO facebook event.
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Tournament directors Jakub Kostel & Dexter Struz update us on FPA World Championships 2018 in Trnava and what to expect. FPAW is part of Trnava Frisbee Games while will also include Ultimate, Disc Dog, and Disc Golf events.
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This was our live episode from Sun Break 2018. Attached is both the audio only and video versions. Enjoy!!
- Interview Ryan Young, the Tournament Directory
- Interview Pavel Baranyk, the Open Pairs and Follow the Leader winner
- Jam time
Pavel Baranyk, Ryan Young – 452.6 points
Jake Gauthier, Lori Daniels – 393.2 points
Johnny Trevino, Mike Galloupe – 369.4 points
Emma Kahle, Bailey Bonaci – 268.6 points
Dan Yarnell, Bob Boulware – 266.3 points
Angelo Trevino, Char Powell – 186.2 points
Follow the leader
Pavel Baranyk – 24 points
Jake Gauthier – 19 points
Randy Silvey – 13 points
Emma Kahle – 9 points
Mike Galloupe – 4 points
Johnny Trevino – 2 points
Pavel Baranyk – 10 points
Mike Galloupe – 10 points
Randy Silvey – 6 points
Lori Daniels – 0 points
Jake Gautier – 24 points
Emma Kahle – 9 points
Johnny Trevino – 9 points
Juliana Korver – 7 points
Jake Gauthier – 18 points
Pavel Baranyk – 13 points
Juliana Korver – 8 points
Angelo Trevino – 7 points
Rick Lebeau – 0 points
Randy Silvey – 8 points
Lori Daniel – 6 points
Emma Kahle – 6 points
Dan Yarnell – 4 points
Ryan Young – 8 points
Mike Galloupe – 6 points
Johnny Trevino – 6 points
Bailey Bonaci – 4 points
The Deutsche Meisterschaft (German Championships) for 2018 will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, on July 6-8. The tournament director is non other than Chris Belaj. While he is hosting this amazing event, he and his team will bringing us the action on the live stream.
Deutsche Meisterschaft will include open pairs, mixed pairs, and open co-op divisions. This event is sure to have some exciting routines as it regularly draws top talent from all over Europe. With the European championships also in July and the World Championships the week after, Deutsche Meisterschaft will give teams an opportunity to tune up their routines.
Check out the event web site for more information and be sure to tune in and watch on July 7th and 8th.
On June 30 – July 1, Ryan Young is once again hosting the annual freestyle competition as a part of a larger ultimate event named Sunbreak (formerly Potlatch), held by DiscNW. We will be bringing you the Freestyle action live!
The scene at Sunbreak is an amazing one. The event is held at 60 Acres Park and has 79 ultimate teams. Tucked away on half a field is the freestyle tent. There, among all the frisbee energy, we will shred our brains out. But the excitement doesn’t end there! Ryan Young always has an innovative competition format that is designed to test both our freestyle and our strategic skills. This years tournament includes 3 events: Open Pairs, Follow the Leader, and the Flower Round.
Open pairs has a twist: teams play 3 times, for 1 minute on each time. Only their highest score counts. This should inspire teams bring out their biggest moves right from the start, as there’s no time to ramp-up; and it only takes 2-3 hein combos to lay down a crushing score.
Follow the Leader is an interesting twist on the game of horse. A player will do a combo, then other players try to replicate it. The originating player will earns points based on how few players can replicate the combo. However, if no players can replicate the combo, the originating player receives no points. So the goal is to do a combo that is really hard, but not so hard that no one can do it. This will require careful thought and a deep knowledge of the other players’ abilities.
Of course, the Flower Round is a staple of this event. Teams are drawn from a hat and then play for 3 minutes. The audience grabs flowers and prepares. As the team performs, if the audience likes what they see, they throw the flowers into the playing area. Everyone is a winner in this event, with hein jamming and positive emotions throughout.
The only warning I must give is that the internet can be unreliable at 60 Acres Park. If this is the case, we will record the event and replay it in the evening.
Tune in here to watch the event.
Read more about it here.
Congratulations to the winners:
- Co-Op: Tom Leitner, Fabio Nizzo, Andrea Rimatori
- Open Pairs: Fabio Nizzo, Andrea Rimatori
See the photos of the full results below the video.
Congratulations to Jens Velasquez on winning Freestyle at the US Open 2018. The full results are posted here or below the video.
This coming weekend (June 15, 16, & 17 2018) we have a very special treat. 2 events will be Live Streamed; The Frisbee Italian Championship Open and the US Open Overalls.
Starting on June 15, Lori Daniels will be bring us the Freestyle action from the US Open in Tallahassee Florida. As an appetizer, Jens will be running a Speed Flow event. Then we move to the Freestyle event, being run by Larry Imperiale. This year they are trying something new. Rather than teaming up, players will compete individually. The exact details have not yet been communicated beyond the competitors so it will be a surprise that we can look forward too. Of course, this is all contingent on the technology being a success. This is Lori’s first solo live stream production so a special thanks to her for taking on the challenge.
June 16 will bring us the finals of the US Open and the beginning of the Frisbee Italian Championship Open. FICO is being brought to us by Chris Belaj and is taking place on the beautiful beaches of the port of Lecce, San Cataldo, Italy. Hosted by Serge Marconi and the Roma crew, this event will include the Open Co-Op and Open Pairs divisions. This event is sure to draw some of the top European talent so don’t miss it!
June 17 will bring us the finals from FICO, and hopefully a great jam day as well. Check out the event sites here US Open | FICO. Check the stream pages for the tentative schedules US Open | FICO.