Wednesday, February 14, 2007
A Successful Seven Hills Classic
Over the weekend I competed in the first annual "Seven Hills Classic" Ultimate Tournament in Kampala. As a member of the organizing committee for the tournament I couldn't help but be skeptical about the outcome considering my experience with tournaments in this country - but I was happily surprised when everything went super smoothly! The weather was perfect (in fact it was so good that I've already started to peel), the fields at the International School Uganda were beautiful, and the games were close and competitive....it was a great weekend!
The team I was playing on, the Kabakas, was a great bunch. It was captained by Chris and Nathan who are both very experienced and provided great leadership. The most exciting aspect for me was that as a group of males and females of different ages from many different countries we were able to come together and play well and fairly as a team. That's what allowed us to win the tourney undefeated.
We all have Paige (coach) to thank as she put an enormous amount of work into both organizing the tournament and teaching us to love the game every Sunday afternoon at practice. I'm definitely hooked on Ultimate already and can't wait to play a tournament in England on my way home!