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Winter League Registration

Hello WUDi!

The official announcement is here! WUDi Indoor Winter League at Chelsea Piers CT in Stamford is back for its 5th season!

Dates:
Earlybird Registration opens Sunday, December 4th at 8 p.m.
Registration opens Tuesday, December 6th at 8 p.m.
Registration closes Tuesday, December 13th at 8 p.m.

The league will run for 12 weeks on Thursdays from 8:30-10 p.m. from Jan 5th - Mar 23rd

Cost:
$145 for 12 weeks of play (additional $15 for an optional WUDi Indoor reversible pinnie...same one as last year for those who played fall 2015 or winter 2016).

Baggage:
Stringent baggage rules allow us to run a smoother draft and create balanced teams. Please observe the rules below. All baggage is subject to WUDi Board approval.

Baggage is limited to couples and captain pairs.

USAU membership:
As with other WUDi leagues, all participants must be USAU members with an active 2017 membership.

Players who do not have a completed waiver and active membership by the end of registration will be removed from the league!

 

Fall League Registration

Helloooooo WUDi!

The official announcement is here! WUDi indoor Fall League at Chelsea Piers CT in Stamford is back for its 5th season!

 

Dates:

Earlybird Registration opens Sunday, September 11th at 8 p.m.

Registration opens Tuesday, September 13th at 8 p.m.

Registration closes Tuesday, September 27th at 8 p.m.

The league will run for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 8:30-10 p.m. from Oct. 6th - Dec. 15th (no games on Nov. 24th)

 

Cost:

$135 for 10 weeks of play (additional $15 for an optional WUDi Indoor reversible pinnie...same one as last year for those who played fall/winter last year)

 

Baggage:

Stringent baggage rules allow us to run a smoother draft and create balanced teams. Please observe the rules below. All baggage is subject to WUDi Board approval.

Baggage is limited to couples and captain pairs.

 

USAU membership:

As with other WUDi leagues, all participants must be USAU members. You must have a current 2016 waiver completed online. Because of WUDi's affiliation with DiscNY, you have the option of selecting the much cheaper "affiliate membership" when you sign up for USAU membership. This will allow you to play any WUDi or DiscNY leagues or events for the remainder of 2016, but nothing else. You may also select full adult membership, which allows you to play any USAU sanctioned events for the remainder of 2016.

What to expect:

This is some very FAST-PACED ultimate!! We play 5-on-5 on small indoor turf fields. Discs that bounce off the side curtains and are caught are in play (not off the back curtain though). As soon as a team scores, they drop the disc in the end zone and are immediately on defense as the other team picks it up. Subbing is on-the-fly and must be done between the cones at the mid-field "subbing zone" (preferably on offense!). The stall count is only to 7, so the game moves very quickly.

All levels of play are of course welcome, but we want everyone to be forewarned of what they're getting themselves into!

 

Got questions? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

 

- The WUDi Crew

 

MVP & Spirit Award Round 2 Voting Now Open

The second round for MVP & Spirit Award voting is now open!!

You will be voting for the other team nominees (but you can't vote for your own team nominee).

 

For Coed you will vote for a male MVP, female MVP, male Spirit Award, female Spirit Award.

For Open, you will vote for a MVP and Spirit Award winner.

For Rec, you will vote for 1 spirit award winner.

 

The person(s) you vote for for the Spirit Award should be the player(s) that comes up with the fun cheers at halftime, who encourages his\her teammates on the field, who brings snacks to share, who is spirited to players on opposing teams, who just makes you laugh, etc.

 

Round 2 will close on Friday, August 12th at 11:59PM

 

To vote log into the wudi site, and go to this link:

http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=&view=voting

 

The team nominees selected in round 1 are:

Coed MVP:

Lauren Doyle Inverted Foreign Relations (Kelly Green)
Travis Richards Inverted Foreign Relations (Kelly Green)
YoungJo Fontaine Huck, Huck, Goose! (Royal Blue)
Sarah Heffernan Huck, Huck, Goose! (Royal Blue)
Dee Palmer LANNNAAAAAAAA!!!!! .........Danger Zone! (White)
Darren McAuliffe LANNNAAAAAAAA!!!!! .........Danger Zone! (White)
Rebecca Tucker Air Assault (Gold)
Stephen Finn Air Assault (Gold)
Andrew Bosco That Loving Feeling (Carolina Blue)
Kyla Dayer That Loving Feeling (Carolina Blue)
Eric Moore Under New Management (Navy)
Julie Sussman Under New Management (Navy)
Cynthia Jones FLATBALLS OF FIRE!!!!! (Red)
Roosevelt Ward FLATBALLS OF FIRE!!!!! (Red)
Jessica Brand Flight of the Concord Grapes (Purple)
Matthew Stevens Flight of the Concord Grapes (Purple)

Coed Spirit:

Rachel Egan Inverted Foreign Relations (Kelly Green)
Matthew Tracy Inverted Foreign Relations (Kelly Green)
Ryan Schaben Huck, Huck, Goose! (Royal Blue)
Sherry Li Huck, Huck, Goose! (Royal Blue)
Theodore Mason LANNNAAAAAAAA!!!!! .........Danger Zone! (White)
Allyse Fazio LANNNAAAAAAAA!!!!! .........Danger Zone! (White)
Adam Stern Air Assault (Gold)
Joan Foley Air Assault (Gold)
Brendon Scheideler That Loving Feeling (Carolina Blue)
Erin Ivers That Loving Feeling (Carolina Blue)
Rick Kahn Under New Management (Navy)
Diana DeLeo Under New Management (Navy)
Cassandra Schaffa FLATBALLS OF FIRE!!!!! (Red)
Seth Canetti FLATBALLS OF FIRE!!!!! (Red)
Peter Konigsberg Flight of the Concord Grapes (Purple)
Allison Walker Flight of the Concord Grapes (Purple)

Open MVP:

Michael Lovisa True Red
Douglas Silverman True Royal
Nicholas Cortina Forest Green
Erik Picone Texas Orange
Michael Kowalczuk Purple
Owen Robinson White

Open Spirit:

Matthew Norden True Red
Chris Cruz True Royal
Nicholas Cortina Forest Green
Lowell Baker Texas Orange
Orion Lillyreed Purple
Daniel Gwartz White

Rec Spirit:

Jennifer Milani Gold
WilliamTyler Lime Shock
Amanda Kulbitsky Carolina Blue
Daniel Brubaker Purple
Bob Suvanich Neon Orange
Timothy Mohl Neon Pink
Colette Pellegrini Navy Blue
Rachel Egan True Red
 

MVP & Spirit Award Voting Now Open

The first round for MVP & Spirit Award voting is now open!!

In the first round you will be voting for players from your own team (but you can't vote for yourself!).

 

For Coed you will vote for a male MVP, female MVP, male Spirit Award, female Spirit Award.

For Open, you will vote for a MVP and Spirit Award winner.

For Rec, you will vote for 1 spirit award winner from your team.

 

The person(s) you vote for for the Spirit Award should be the player(s) that comes up with the fun cheers at halftime, who encourages his\her teammates on the field, who brings snacks to share, who is spirited to players on opposing teams, who just makes you laugh, etc.

 

Round 1 will close on August 3rd.

 

To vote log into the wudi site, and go to this link:

http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=&view=voting

 

Draft League Games Canceled 7\25

Sorry all, but due to the rain, Purchase has closed the fields today.  Games are canceled.

See you Wednesday!

Remember, you can always call into our hotline for weather updates.  The number is (845) 428-9834

 

Swap Night June 15th

Do you have a bunch of sweet, old gear you're trying to find a good home for? Are you looking to get your hands on some classic apparel or discs from our renowned ultimate community? Here's your chance!

On Wednesday, June 15th WUDi will be hosting it's annual Swap Night.  And what is a Swap Night?  In the WUDi realm, it will be a bit of a mixer, where players can snack on grilled fare and mill about to either push their own tattered ultimate gear on others or to track down and trade for that nasty old cotton jersey from NYNY's first national championship run in 1987.

So, bring your gear to trade to others. New and old are welcome, both players and gear.

 

Summer League Registration opens 4\4 @ 8pm

Summer league registration opens on April 4th @ 8pm.

 

Before registration opens you should:

1.  Log into your WUDi account to make sure you can log in\remember your password.

2.  Complete the first page of registration (which is part of our pre-registration process).

3.  Make sure you have a paypal account.

 

When registration opens you will be able to sign up for 3 of our summer leagues:

Monday & Wednesday night Coed Draft League (beginning Monday, June 6th)
Monday & Wednesday night Open Draft League (beginning Monday, June 6th)
Thursday night Rec League (beginning Thursday, June 2nd)

Costs:

Draft League - $87
Rec League - $59
Draft & Rec League - $127
 

Pre-Registration for Summer League is now Open!

New this year, we are allowing you to pre-register for our summer leagues!

What does that mean exactly?

On Monday, March 28th @8pm you can log into the WUDi site, click on Registration and fill out the first page of Registration.

This page contains the following sections:

1. Profile Photo

2. Donation to UltiPeace

3.  Disc ordering

4.  Personal\skills info

5.  USAU info.

Please take the next week before registration opens to log into your WUDi account and fill out this page.  Since we are giving you a whole week to do this, please make sure all of the info is accurate!  You are able to modify your registration up until registrations closes.  **Note, you can only update sections that relate to money BEFORE you pay us.  Once you pay us, you are locked into that choice (this includes disc ordering, donation, league option).

Registration will open on APRIL 4th at 8 p.m.!

(Earlybird registration opens on April 2nd - the list is now posted.  If you think you should be on this list but are not, please contact us ASAP!)

 

 

Mark your calendars! Summer League registration is coming!

Hello WUDi!

It's that time of year again…time to mark your calendars for Summer League registration!

Registration will open on APRIL 4th at 8 p.m.!

(Earlybird registration opens on April 2nd - the list is forthcoming.)

Pre-Registration will open on March 28th!

What does this mean?  You will be able to fill out the first page of registration a week in advance, which includes skill rating, playing experience, and USAU information.  Also new this year is an option to donate to Ultimate Peace.  Details are on the registration page, please consider this very worthy cause.

WUDi runs 3 leagues every summer:

Monday & Wednesday night Coed Draft League (beginning Monday, June 6th)
Monday & Wednesday night Open Draft League (beginning Monday, June 6th)
Thursday night Rec League (beginning Thursday, June 2nd)

As usual, we expect spots for men to fill up quickly in the Coed Draft League, and the more women who sign up, the more men will be taken off the wait list because it opens up the potential to expand to a 10 team league.

Rec League will also be bumping men to a wait list. Remember - being wait listed does not mean you're out of the league! The more ladies we can get to sign up, the more likely you are to get into the league.

So sign up early, and encourage all your lady friends to sign up too!

Other important dates to remember:
Pre-season pick-up will be held on field 1 on May 16th, 18th, 23rd, and 25th! Come on out and brush off the cobwebs!

Finals weekend is August 13th and 14th - Draft League finals on the 13th, and Rec League finals on the 14th (rain dates the following weekend).

Lastly, WUDi is still partnered with DiscNY to be a USAU affiliate organization for 2016!

What does this mean for you??

This means that instead of paying for a full annual membership, and instead of paying a one-time event fee for every league you play in, you can pay one AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP fee right now, and you will be covered for all WUDi AND DiscNY events in 2016! The cost is only $16.50 and will cover you for Summer League, Fall League, and any WUDi hat tournaments or DiscNY events you choose to play in this year. Simply select the "Affiliate 1 Year" option (DiscNY) when renewing your membership on the USAU website. WUDi will no longer be collecting one-time event fees.

PLEASE sign up for your USAU membership (either full annual membership or affiliate membership) NOW and sign your 2016 waiver!

Looking forward to another great summer of WUDi!

See you on the field,

The WUDi Crew
 

Huck All Night March 11th

The sixth installment of Connecticut's only overnight indoor mixed hat tournament is at 11pm on Friday March 11, 2016 through 8am Saturday.
$30 get you a minimum 6 games, most will play seven.

Complete tourney info, rules, registration info, format on the blog.


On Twitter: @huckallnight
 

WUDi 2015 Elections Voting

From December 20th thru December 31st, the online voting booths will be open and as a member of WUDI, you can cast your vote for the new Board members whose term will run from January 1st, 2016 - December 31st, 2017.  Please note that only a portion of the Board positions are up for election this year.  This staggering of positions within the elections is described in the WUDi Bylaws.

We are pleased to present the candidate statements for the people brave enough to step up to the plate for the open positions this year: Executive Director and At-Large member.  As with the past few years, there is only one candidate for each position.  Please take the time anyway to place your vote of support for the candidates!

VOTE HERE!

Executive Director Statements

Seth Canetti

Hey WUDi,

I am running for re-election as the Executive Director of WUDi. For those who don’t know me, I started playing ultimate in 2000. I have been a member of WUDi since 2001, participating in our rec, coed, and indoor leagues, and have captained league teams since 2006.  I have been on the board since 2008 and was voted in as the executive director in 2012.

The past two years have been a great success.  Our indoors leagues have grown immensely in popularity, expanding to a 10 team league last winter, while current registration has a wait list with almost 40 people  We brought back the All-Star game and Swap Night on the turf field at Purchase, which we hope to make an annual tradition.  We also partnered with DiscNY as an affiliate league, providing members with a cheaper alternative for USAU membership and many more opportunities to play in the NY area.  A very big thank you goes out to my fellow board members and volunteers who were a huge help in achieving this success!

The next two years hold a lot of potential as we look to fully utilize our partnership with DiscNY, providing access for our members to female and youth clinics, coaching certifications, and as always, maintaining a fun environment and high level of competition in all of our leagues.

Thanks and hope to see you all soon,

Seth

At-Large Candidate Statements

Daniel Brubaker
My name is Daniel Brubaker and I’m running for the At-Large position on the WUDI Board.  I’ve been participating in WUDI leagues for the past three years, but first began playing organized ultimate in 2002 while helping my university start its first team.  I next played for the University of New Hampshire during graduate school.  At the same time I also played on mixed club teams out of the New Hampshire seacoast area.  Since joining the WUDI community I’ve appreciated it’s commitment to having spirit of the game remain a core part of the experience, and I'm looking forward to helping continue that commitment.  I’ve been part of WUDI long enough to know that it’s a community I would like to invest further in by taking more of a leadership role.  Outside of ultimate I currently work as an environmental educator at a farm and nature center in north Stamford.  I’m excited about the possibility of serving this great ultimate community going forward.
 

Winter League Registration

WINTER LEAGUE REGISTRATION will open on TUES. DEC. 8th at 8 p.m. and will run through Tues. Dec. 22nd at 8 p.m.

(Earlybird registration will open on Sun. Dec. 6th at 8 p.m.)

The Details:

Thursday nights from 8:30 - 10 p.m. at Chelsea Piers CT in Stamford

January 7th - March 24th

Cost: $145 for those who already own a WUDi Indoor Pinnie

(Additional $12 for those who did not get one this fall.)

* We will only have 8 teams in the league, so spots will be limited for both men and women and we expect both genders to fill quickly! Don't miss out!

** All players must be 2016 USAU members and have a signed 2016 USAU waiver. You may select AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP (good for all WUDi and DiscNY events in 2016) or FULL MEMBERSHIP (good for all sanctioned leagues and club tournaments in 2016).

 

WUDi 2015 Elections

Attention WUDi Members!

Are you interested in getting involved with WUDi by holding an elected leadership position?

Election season is upon us and we are looking for dedicated and responsible members to run for the board positions listed below:

Each position holds a 2 year term. For more information about the proceeding positions' roles and requirements, please review the by-laws on the WUDi website. You may also wish to contact current board members for a more detailed perspective and overview. To submit your candidacy, email your statement to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the submission period has elapsed, statements will be made available on the website.

Executive Director: Responsible for coordinating and supervising all the efforts of the other elected and appointed members of the board.  The responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of Spring events, Summer League (both Draft and Rec), and Fall/Winter League
  • Coordinating, negotiating, scheduling, and being the point of contact for all SUNY Purchase related issues, including being the weather contacts every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for the entire summer
  • Scheduling and running board meetings (creating an agenda, scheduling a meeting time, and conducing the meeting)
  • Working with the Treasurer to make sure the annual budget is created and then maintained throughout the year
  • Supporting the Summer League coordinators (Co-ed Draft, Open Draft, and Rec)
  • Managing all of the vendor relationships throughout the year (jerseys, discs, porta-potty, food for finals, insurance, etc…)
  • Scheduling for Draft league (coordinating with Purchase to confirm fields as well as creating summer schedule of nightly match-ups and balancing usage of Main and Great Lawn field areas)
  • Helping to line fields and set up tents before finals
  • Managing sponsor relationships
  • Helping to run both Open and Co-ed drafts
  • Settling disputes between board members, captains, and players, as well as dealing with any disciplinary issues that arise during the year
  • Helping with the player sort for both Open and Co-ed draft leagues
  • Assembling Captain’s binders
  • Updating rules on an annual basis

At-Large Member: Possesses an official vote in board matters, is responsible for a variety of tasks from time to time, and becomes part of the Appeal Committee for the Conduct Committee.  In addition to broad Board responsibilities, At-Large Members may be called upon by the Corporate Director to assume certain WUDi league or event-related tasks, such as:

  • General board support
  • Contacting league vendors
  • Finals setup and cleanup
  • Hat tournament & clinic support
  • Merchandise sales support

Current election timeline:

12/5 – 12/14 - Submission period 
12/15 – 12/28 - Election period

All times end at midnight EST of the posted date.

Emails will be sent to the membership reminding them of upcoming deadlines. Before submitting your statement, please consider that board positions are volunteer and require a lot of time and energy. Only run if you are prepared to take on such a commitment. We welcome all candidates with drive, dedication, and passion for the game, for the local ultimate community, and for the WUDi organization and membership.

If you are interested in getting involved with WUDi and the local disc scene, but are not interested in running for a board position, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Advisor). We always need more help in a ton of various roles.

Ladies, please step up! We would love an increased representation from our female membership. Have a wonderful day!

 

Fall League Registration Opens TONIGHT @ 8pm

FALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION OPENS WED. SEPT. 9th @ 8 pm!

Dates:

Earlybird Registration opens Tuesday, September 8th at 8 p.m.
Registration opens Wednesday, September 9th at 8 p.m.
Registration closes Monday, September 28th at 8 p.m.

The league will run for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 8:30-10 p.m. from Oct. 8th - Dec. 17th (no games on Nov. 26th; Oct. 22nd will be 9-10:30 p.m.)

Location:

Chelsea Piers CT
1 Blachley Rd
Stamford, CT 06902

Cost:

$135 for 10 weeks of play + reversible pinnie*

Pinnie's:

*NEW THIS YEAR: This fall, you will be getting a WUDi Indoor reversible pinnie. For future indoor leagues, you will only need to purchase a pinnie if you're new to the league (or for some reason want another one) as we will be using the same pinnie for all indoor leagues going forward.

Baggage:

Stringent baggage rules allow us to run a smoother draft and create balanced teams. Please observe the rules below. All baggage is subject to WUDi Board approval.

For this session, only couples will be allowed to baggage.

USAU membership:

As with other WUDi leagues, all participants must be USAU members. You must have a current 2015 waiver completed online. Because of WUDi's affiliation with DiscNY, you have the option of selecting the much cheaper "affiliate membership" when you sign up for USAU membership. This will allow you to play any WUDi or DiscNY leagues or events for the remainder of 2015, but nothing else. You may also select full adult membership, which allows you to play any USAU sanctioned events for the remainder of 2015.

 

WSL Coed and Open Playoffs 2015

Coed and Open Playoffs are this Saturday, August 8th!

 

Important Info:

 

Coed Start Time:

Captains Meeting 9:30 am (Between Main Fields 2 & 3).

Games Start 10:00 am.

Finals 2:15 pm.

 

Open Start Time:

Captains Meeting 9:00 am (PAC Fields).

Games Start 9:30 am.

Finals 2:15 pm.

 

Here are the full playoff details:

Playoffs


Here are the final Seedings:

Coed Final Seeding

Open Final Seeding

 

Schedules:

Coed Schedule

Open Schedule

 

A Definitive Ranking of WUDI Fields

Hi WUDi! Long time no blog. I guess that's my bad. People have been asking for more write-ups, so that means that someone is reading these other than me.

Today we're looking at a ranking of the WUDi fields at SUNY Purchase. To do so, I came up with three criteria:

Grass/Ground Quality: Is the grass soft and lush? Or will I get a horrible raspberry when I score a sweet lay-out D? (worth it)

 

Social Factor: Is your field in close enough proximity to other fields to allow for optimal heckling?

 

Convenience: When I am running late, can I get to this field quickly?

 

For each category, I gave a score out of 10.

 

Overall Score Formula

(Shout out to WUDi Stats and Info for handling all the number crunching that went into this post):

50% Grass/Ground Quality

25% Social Factor (Editor's Note: please do not interpret Brandon's weighing of Social Factor as an indication that he wants to talk to you. He does not.)

25% Convenience

 

For your reference, here is a map of the WUDi Main Fields, which I still mix up at least two times per week:

 

And now, the rankings, from worst to first...

Great Lawn 2

Grass/Ground Quality: 3

To its credit, the grass on this field is generally pretty soft. Otherwise, this field is the worst. With the construction going on, there isn't room for a full-length field to accommodate my massive hucks. The field has an above average amount of holes and dips. But the biggest issue with this field is the large slope that dominates its terrain. This field is more crooked than an Albany politician.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Factor: 4

This field is close to one other field (GL1), but not much else.

Convenience: 4

Long walk from the parking lot, and a MUCH longer drive (approx: 30 seconds) than the drive to main fields.

Overall: 3.5

Great Lawn 1

Grass/Ground Quality: 4

If GL2 is as crooked as an Albany politician, GL1 is probably about as crooked as a Trenton, NJ politician (read: very crooked).

GL1 may actually rank a little worse than GL2 on the Slopes, Hills, Indentations, and Tilts Scale (DO NOT ABBREVIATE). But GL1 ranked slightly higher because it has enough space to accommodate a full field and my hucks (which are massive).

Social Factor: 4

This field is close to one other field (GL2), but not much else.

Convenience: 5

Shorter walk from the parking lot, but still a MUCH longer drive (approx: 30 seconds) than the drive to main fields.

Overall: 4.25

Main 1

Grass/Ground Quality: 6

Usually, this field is pretty good. But it seems to get very buggy and muddy/swampy after rain.

Social Factor: 4

This field is close to one other field (Main 2), but too far away from Mains 3 and 4 to allow for much heckling.

Convenience: 7

Short walk from the parking lot, and easy to get a spot at the front of the line for grill night.

Overall: 5.75

PAC 1/2

(These fields are ranked together because I don't think anyone knows the difference between PAC 1 and PAC 2.)

Grass/Ground Quality: 7

The PAC fields are usually pretty soft, though not amazingly so. They are generally flat, but they do have a few slopes and potholes.

Social Factor: 5

There is an emerging social scene at the PAC fields (i.e. sometimes people play SpikeballTM there), but it's still just two fields. When I get a layout handblock Callahan on quintuple universe point, I want to make sure that everyone is there to see it.


Convenience: 6

The parking lot is close to the fields, but it's pretty far to the grill lot.

Overall: 6.25

Main 4

Grass/Ground Quality: 8

This field is occasionally a tad dry, but generally it is nice and soft.

Social Factor: 5

Pretty much the same as Main 1 in that it only borders one other field (Main 3). But the advantage to Main 4 is that as you're arriving/leaving, you can stop and get some extra heckling in as you walk past the other fields.


Convenience: 6

The parking lot is close to the fields, but it's pretty far to the grill lot.

Overall: 6.75

Main 3

Grass/Ground Quality: 8

Similar to Main 4: generally it is nice and soft.

Social Factor: 7

There is a tent next to this field and it is close to two other main fields.

Convenience: 8

Close to parking (especially if you use the secret veteran's parking lot), and easy access to the Porta Potties.


Overall: 7.75

Main 2

Grass/Ground Quality: 9

This field seems to occupy the happy medium between the occasional swampiness of Main 1 and the dryness of Main 4.

Social Factor: 7

Easy to watch other games from this field.


Convenience: 8

Close to parking (especially if you use the secret veteran's parking lot), and easy access to the Porta Potties. PS: don't tell anyone about the secret parking lot.

Overall: 8.25

So there you have it. Comment with your thoughts, if you must.

 

Round 2 MVP & Spirit Award Voting is now open

Round 1 voting has closed for MVP & Spirit Award Winners.

 

Congrats to the winners:

 

Coed MVP:

Orange: Daniel Brubaker & Allison Walker
Silver: Meghan McDonald & Stephen Finn
Kelly Green:  Seth Canetti & Christine Hung
Purple: Travis Richards & Lauren Doyle
Gold: Matthew Tracy & Liz Middleton
Red: John Palmer & Rebecca Tucker
Carolina Blue: Alon Brown & Sarah Hefferan
Neon Pink: Thomas Brown & Julie Sussman

 

Coed Spirit:

Orange: Daniel Brubaker & Cassandra Schaffa
Silver: Mike Samuelson & Joan Foley
Kelly Green: Keith Dobson & Anna Tabatchnick
Purple: Marlena Vera-Schockner & Jeremy Fischer
Gold: Kristin Sprague & Theodore Mason
Red: Dave Wexler & Iris Lam
Carolina Blue: Joseph Stadel & Sarah Heffernan
Neon Pink: Ryan Delaney & Ruth Tabatchnick

 

Open MVP:

Carolina Blue: James  O'Connell
Forest Green:    Owen Robinson
True Red: Alan Branson
Gold:    Dennis Murphy
Texas Orange:    Maxwell Johnson
Purple:    Michael Pardo

 

Open Spirit:

Carolina Blue: Jacob Coonin
Forest Green: Alex Solomon
True Red: CJ Bonifati
Gold: Christopher Robles
Texas Orange: Brian Beitler
Purple:    Alex McCoy

 

Rec Spirit:

Kelly Green: Luke Wondergem
True Red: Daniel Brubaker
Purple:    Brian Lowell
Neon Pink: Melissa Lockwood
Neon Yellow: Gabriel Chazanov
White:    Stella    Recht
Black:    Jacqueline Millisits
Texas Orange:    Jenna Williams

 

Round 2 voting is now open.  In Round 2, you are not allowed to vote for a player on your own team.  Voting closes Friday, August 7th at 11:59pm.

 

The Winners will be announced before the finals of each division.

Vote Here: www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=2&view=voting

 

Round 1 MVP & Spirit Award Voting now Open

MVP & Spirit Award Voting:

The first round of MVP & Spirit Award voting for Coed, Open and Rec is now open!

For the first round of voting, for Open and Rec, you will be voting for a player on your own team that is not yourself.  For Coed, you will be voting for a male AND female player on your own team that is not yourself.

The person(s) you vote for for the Spirit Award should be the player(s) that comes up with the fun cheers at halftime, who encourages his\her teammates on the field, who brings snacks to share, who is spirited to players on opposing teams, who just makes you laugh, etc.

 

VOTE HERE!


Round 1 voting will end on July 29th at 11:59PM.

 

Draft League Games Cancelled Wednesday 7/8

Sorry all, but due to the rain, Purchase has closed the fields today.  Games are cancelled.

See you Monday!

Rec players - stay tuned Thursday for the field status.

Remember, you can always call into our hotline for weather updates.  The number is (845) 428-9834

 

Who's to Blame???

By now, we should be two games into the 2015 WSL season. Instead, we have no official results and some very soggy fields. If you're as mad about this as I am, you're probably looking for someone to blame. Here are some potentially guilty parties:

1) President Barack Obama

People seem to love blaming this dude for all of their problems. So why not put this on him? He's used to it.

2) Weather.com

So far this season, here's how I see it: I keep checking weather.com, they keep forecasting rain, WUDi games keep getting rained out. Ipso facto, Weather.com keeps canceling WUDi. I'm pretty sure that's how meteorology works.

3) Al Gore

If Al Gore hadn't invented global warming, we wouldn't be having all this rain. I'm pretty sure that's how science works.

4) Ryan Delaney

I'm not sure if he had anything to do with all this rain we've been getting. But in my experience, if you blame Delaney for stuff, people tend to assume he's responsible.

 

Summer League Pick 'em

Do you think you know more about WUDi than anyone out there? Now you've got a chance to prove it in one of the simplest ways possible by playing WUDi Pick 'em.

 

 

The object of the game is simple: Pick the winner of each game each week.

You must make your picks for a given game BEFORE 6p.m. the day of the game.


To play is simple:

1.  Log into the WUDi site: www.wudi.org

2.  Click on "Leagues" then "Pick 'em"

3.  Follow the instructions to make your picks!


The top 3 players (in each division) at the end of the season will win prizes!

 

Note: Pick 'em is for the Coed, Open and Rec leagues!

 

2015 Coed Draft Recap

Greetings fellow summer leaguers! WUDi on Wayne; WUDi on Garth.



This summer I will be writing preview and recap posts for the Coed Draft League. Before we jump into this year's teams, a couple thoughts:

-As I wrote these up, it occurred to me how few names I actually know in the league. Please feel free to come say hi at some point over the summer.

-One thing I'm going to avoid is making (serious) predictions. I think this could be weird since I'm A) in the league. B) not good at making predictions.

Anyway, here goes. Teams are presented in no particular order, with a few thoughts about each team. I decided that each team needed a better nickname than just a color, so hopefully some of these stick.


 


Kahn Ache-ademy (Neon Pink)

 

This team's players will learn a lot...about the recent advances in sports medicine. But also about ultimate. Like Khan Academy, this team will be boring steady and predictable reliable.


Head Instructor: Julie Sussman

Leg Instructor: Rick Kahn


This team will lead the league in: Words per e-mail, positivity, pink mustaches, baggage (I mean that in the sense that Julie's pants are baggy, and also they picked a lot of baggaged players).


Doyle-hood (Purple)


 

This season will be about growing up. Dealing with hardship, change, emotions. I don't think this team is 12 years in the making, but it was (probably) well thought out.


Mason Jr: Gina Stees. You guys are both artists, but most people just don't get it. You both seem to spend a lot of time staring at the clouds.

Mason Sr (Ethan Hawke): Matt Pippin Auletta. When he's around, everything will be great. But can this team hold it together when it only sees its father every other weekend handler every Monday?

Olivia (Patricia Arquette): Collin Bartoldus. When things are getting crazy, it'll be up to Collin to steady the ship. Also, if you've ever seen Collin throw a fake, you know that he too is deserving of an Oscar.


This team will lead the league in: Making opponents look silly in the air.

Shockey Balboa (Red)

 

This team is a fighter, through and through. Counted out by the insiders, Team Red could very well defeat its steroid-injecting, 1850-PSI punching, communist sympathizing opponents. Or maybe they'll just beat some other teams at ultimate.


 

Rocky: John Palmer. Not your prototypical fighter, but he has heart and grit. Fact: I have seen Shockey punch frozen cow carcasses.

Micky: Dee Palmer. When this team is down, Dee will probably be the one shouting at it to get back up.

Apollo Creed: Arnold Sanchez. He used to be a rival, but now this capable veteran joins the team for another shot at glory.


This team will lead the league in: Attendance, enthusiasm, decibels.


Wedding Smashers (Silver)

 

Can they be immature at times? Absolutely. But I'm pretty confident this team will have a blast, and they'll be competitive too.


John and Jeremy: Andrew Bosco and Nick Judson. Dyanmic pair who love having a good time. [Bosco] was first team All-State. [Bosco] can put the ball anywhere [Bosco] want[s] to. [Bosco]'ll make it rain out here.

Sec. Cleary (Christopher Walken): Mike Samuelson. Wise, respected, experienced. The patriarch of this team will have his hands full this summer.

Sack Lodge (Bradley Cooper): Bryan Gulyas. Talented player who sometimes lets his intensity get the better of him.

Chazz Reinhold: Steve Finn. Expert handler. Living the dream.



This team will lead the league in: Height, dance montages.


Avengers: Zag of Ultron (Gold)


OK, the pun here is especially terrible, but the name seems to fit. Most of the gang is back together again for another run at box-office domination/greatness. This movie/team will be full of exciting action sequences, bitter rivalries among teammates, and heart-pounding drama.


Ironman/Tony Stark: Teddy Mason. American billionaire playboy, industrialist, and ingenious engineer. Not sure if any of these things describe Teddy. But they are both good at what they do. And Teddy could use a protective suit like Ironman's.

Thor: Kamil Skwarek. Loves throwing hammers. Can fly. Is Norse (or Polish, or something like that).

The Hulk: Eric Eckelman. Much like Mark Ruffalo, he seems to get better with age. Oh, and like the Hulk, you wouldn't like him when he's angry.

Nick Fury: Mandy Myers. Will have to keep the team of superheroes together, navigating the inevitable clash of personalities.


This team will lead the league in: Age, superpowers, forehand hucks.

Catch me if you Canetti (Kelly Green)

Mostly because I think this team is exciting and sneaky good. Like the cast the movie, this team has a ton of depth and experience.




Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leo DiCaprio): Seth Canetti. OK, so maybe Seth isn't running around the world cutting fake checks, flying airplanes, and pretending to be a doctor (maybe he is). But I do think he, like Frank, has a way of adapting to any situation he's up against.

Steven Spielberg: Becca Canetti. Even though Seth is the one in front of the camera, on draft night it seemed like Becca was running the show. Will be interesting to see how team Canetti works.

 

This team will lead the league in: Passes completed.

Jeannine Girls (Carolina Blue)

 

Even though this team's first three picks were male, its success likely hinges on the performance and attendance of its women. Hopefully this team doesn't square off with Rick and Julie's squad on a Wednesday, because on Wednesdays [they] wear pink

.


Cady Heron: Shimron Brown. New to the league, and he may be correcting people on the pronunciation of his name for a while.

Regina George: Diana DeLeo. Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by [Diana DeLeo].

Gretchen Wieners: Angela Tong. Diana's baggage. Stop trying to make fetch happen.

Karen Smith: Cara Brown. No word yet on whether WUDi's Weather Policy has been revised to reflect her ESPN.


This team will lead the league in: People with the last name Brown.

JurCassic World (Texas Orange)

 

Summer blockbuster or flop? We'll all have to wait to find out. Like the cast of Jurassic World, this team doesn't have any huge stars (yet). Could this be time for a new star to emerge?


Chris Pratt: Daniel Brubaker. Not a full-fledged superstar yet, but this could be his breakout role. Like Pratt, he turned some heads with last summer's performance.

Velociraptor: Kyla and Brianna Dayer. Wikipedia tells me that velociraptor means "swift seizer." Seems kinda perfect.

Tyrannosaurus: Todd Springer and Evan Blumberg. Tall and fierce.


This team will lead the league in: T-rex points.


[Note from WUDi's legal team: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Any rebroadcast, reproduction, or other use of the pictures and accounts of this game article without the express written consent of Major League Baseball Westchester Ultimate Disc, inc. is prohibited.]

 

Winter League Pick 'em

We are inviting all Winter League members to participate in a FREE Pick ‘em game for the winter league season!

It’s really simple to play.  All you have to do is pick the winner of each game each week (You cannot pick the games your team is playing in).

You must make your picks for a given game BEFORE 8:00pm on the day that game is being played. If you don't make your picks you will be locked out for that nights games and will get a 0 for all those games.

If you forget to make your picks one week it’s no big deal.  We will be dropping everyone’s worst week!

The 3 players with the most points at the end of the season will get to join the captains for a night of trampoline dodgeball at Chelsea Piers.

Don’t know what that is?  Check out this video…and imagine those children playing dodgeball!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8TEHoElMWg

To play:

1.       Log into the WUDi site.

2.      Go to “Leagues” -> “Pick ‘em”

3.      Click the link for the current week (“1” for Week 1).

4.      Make your picks!

 

Winter Indoor 2015

Exciting news! Due to the increasing interest in the indoor league WUDi has expanded to 10 TEAMS!! This also means the league has expanded to a 15 week schedule, so check your calendars. Thanks to everyone for their exciting efforts to recruit and grow the league, and special thanks to Ashley Snyder for all her extra efforts in making sure more people can play.

As posted on facebook:

Winter League Update:

10 teams.
15 weeks! (Thursdays from Jan. 8th - April 16th)
Everyone plays 12 weeks, just like they initially paid for.

Check the "who's who" list on the WUDi website to see if you made it off the wait list (although you should have gotten an email if you didn't).

 

WUDi 2014 Elections Voting

From December 22nd thru December 31st, the online voting booths will be open and as a member of WUDI, you can cast your vote for the 2014 WUDi Board members.  Please note that only a portion of the Board positions are up for election this year.  This staggering of positions within the elections is described in the WUDi Bylaws.

We are pleased to present the candidate statements for the people brave enough to step up to the plate for the open positions this year: Executive Director and At-Large member.  As with the past few years, there is only one candidate for each position.  Please take the time anyway to place your vote of support for the candidates!

VOTE HERE!

Secretary Candidate Statements

Ashley Snyder

My name is Ashley Snyder, but many in the ultimate community know me as Smash. I am running for re-election for the position of secretary on the WUDi Board of Directors. My ultimate career started at the University of Delaware in 2005 and I have been a member of the WUDi community since 2010. I have played for both women's and mixed club teams in the Connecticut and New York area; most recently on the New York mixed team 7Express. Over my time playing ultimate during and after college, I have had ample opportunities to exercise my organizational skills. In the past few years I have served WUDi as the league coordinator of their inaugural fall and winter leagues located at the Chelsea Piers indoor facility in Stamford, CT. I have been the secretary of the WUDi Board for the past two years. When I am not playing and organizing ultimate, I am a music teacher at a private school for students with learning disabilities in Greenwich, CT. I would love to continue to serve the WUDi community as the secretary on the Board of Directors.

Treasurer Candidate Statements

Bob Suvanich
Hi,
I hope to server as Treasurer for WUDi. I promise to devote myself to this role with vigor and dedication. I will work hard to ensure that WUDi maintain its financial stability so that it continues to achieve the organizational goals including the growth of Ultimate within the communities of Westchester and surrounding areas. I will make sure that the records are kept organized and all the funds are collected and expenses are paid properly. I will work with the various vendors to ensure that services are adequately provided. I will work with the WUDi board and advisors on the policies relating to the expenditure of money relating to the league. Most importantly, I will work with the members of WUDi to listen to you and address any concerns you may have relating to the budget.
I have treasury experience as a captain of a club team responsible for fronting the money for tournament fees, jerseys, lodging and collecting the money for those expenditures. I am also a Tax Auditor in my professional career so I am proficient in accounting and finance related topics. I look forward to serving you as WUDi Treasurer.
Thank you.

At-Large Board Member Candidate Statements

Lauren Doyle

Hello Wudi Members,

Please consider me for the At-Large Member Board position. I would like to hold this position because it will allow me to contribute more to the league. I will gladly take on all of the responsibilities it requires and happily help out in any areas where I may be needed. I want what is best for the league and being more involved will allow me to have a greater role in its success.

To anyone who doesn’t know me, I first began playing in the league in 2012. I am so passionate about ultimate. I have played in every session that I could since 2012. I have captained multiple teams, contributed a couple jersey designs, made last summer’s disc design, and helped with selling discs this year. I have loved doing all of these things and I look forward to even more.

Thank you,

Lauren Doyle

 

Winter League Registration

Heyo WUDi!

We are excited to announce our third year of indoor Winter League at Chelsea Piers CT in Stamford, CT!

Dates:

Registration opens Monday, December 8th at 8 p.m.
Registration closes Monday, December 22nd at 8 p.m.

*Registration will only be open for 2 weeks and we are expecting ALL spots to fill for both men and women! Don't delay, register right away!!
The league will run for 12 weeks on Thursdays from 8:30-10 p.m. from Jan. 8 - Mar. 26

Cost:

$145 for 12 weeks of play + jersey

Baggage:

We are maintaining strict baggage rules in an effort to run a smoother draft and create balanced teams.
Only COUPLES and RELATIVES will be allowed to baggage.
All baggage is subject to WUDi Board approval.

USAU membership:

WUDi has partnered with DiscNY to be an affiliate USAU member for 2015!

What does this mean for you??

This means that instead of paying for a full annual membership, and instead of paying a one-time event fee for every league you play in, you can pay one AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP fee right now, and you will be covered for all WUDi and DiscNY events in 2015! The cost is only $15 (same as the one-time event fee) and will cover you for Winter League, Summer League, and Fall League, as well as any WUDi hat tournaments or DiscNY events you choose to play in.

PLEASE sign up for your USAU membership (either full annual membership or affiliate membership) NOW and sign your 2015 waiver!

Got questions? Got a great idea for a WINTER-THEMED JERSEY DESIGN? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

- The WUDi Board

 

WUDi 2014 Elections

Attention WUDi Members!

Are you interested in getting involved with WUDi by holding an elected leadership position?

Election season is upon us and we are looking for dedicated and responsible members to run for the board positions listed below:

Each position holds a 2 year term. For more information about the proceeding positions' roles and requirements, please review the by-laws on the WUDi website. You may also wish to contact current board members for a more detailed perspective and overview. To submit your candidacy, email your statement to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the submission period has elapsed, statements will be made available on the website.

Treasurer: Responsible for overseeing the organization's budget.  The responsibilities include:

Keeping records of all transactions over the course of the fiscal year
Organizing/transferring funds in all accounts so as to maximize interest earned on existing totals but be sure that there are sufficient funds to cover upcoming expenses
Working with the webmaster during registration to provide refunds when appropriate and contact registrants who did not complete payment during the registration process
Handling reimbursements for payments covered by WUDi members (e.g. writing and sending a check to the person who purchased the paint to line the fields at championships)
Paying vendor bills promptly
Following up with vendors on open issues and service matters (e.g. contacting the porta-potty people about when to pick up the unit from the fields)
Collecting and depositing money given for disc purchase and other merchandise, as well as fees to participate in spring events
Writing year-end summary reports that highlight broad trends from year-to-year or anomalies in any given year that should be taken into account before the upcoming year (e.g. recommending that because field costs went up and now there is a fee for parking, so we will have to raise the cost of registration for all players)
Working with the WUDi board and advisors on matters of policy, especially those related to expenditure of money

Secretary: Responsible for a majority of the record keeping for the organization.  The responsibilities include:

Giving notice of all Board meetings to the Board of Directors
Keeping minutes of all the live meetings and conference calls
Preparing and distributing minutes from all meetings and calls to the Board of Directors
Maintain the “institutional memory” and keep historical records of different organizational relationships
Distribute and maintain needed paperwork to board members and contract vendors, field provider, insurance agent, etc…

At-Large Member: Possesses an official vote in board matters, is responsible for a variety of tasks from time to time, and becomes part of the Appeal Committee for the Conduct Committee.  In addition to broad Board responsibilities, At-Large Members may be called upon by the Corporate Director to assume certain WUDi league or event-related tasks, such as:

  • General board support
  • Contacting league vendors
  • Finals setup and cleanup
  • Hat tournament & clinic support
  • Merchandise sales support

Current election timeline:

11/17 – 12/14 - Submission period 
12/15 – 12/28 - Election period

All times end at midnight EST of the posted date.

Emails will be sent to the membership reminding them of upcoming deadlines. Before submitting your statement, please consider that board positions are volunteer and require a lot of time and energy. Only run if you are prepared to take on such a commitment. We welcome all candidates with drive, dedication, and passion for the game, for the local ultimate community, and for the WUDi organization and membership.

If you are interested in getting involved with WUDi and the local disc scene, but are not interested in running for a board position, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Advisor). We always need more help in a ton of various roles.

Ladies, please step up! We would love an increased representation from our female membership. Have a wonderful day!

 

Fall League Pick 'em!

We are inviting all Fall League members to participate in a FREE Pick ‘em game for the fall league season!

It’s really simple to play.  All you have to do is pick the winner of each game each week (You cannot pick the games your team is playing in).

You must make your picks for a given game BEFORE 8:00pm on the day that game is being played. If you don't make your picks you will be locked out for that nights games and will get a 0 for all those games.

If you forget to make your picks one week it’s no big deal.  We will be dropping everyone’s worst week!

The 3 players with the most points at the end of the season will get to join the captains for a night of trampoline dodgeball at Chelsea Piers.

Don’t know what that is?  Check out this video…and imagine those children playing dodgeball!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8TEHoElMWg

To play:

1.       Log into the WUDi site.

2.      Go to “Leagues” -> “Pick ‘em”

3.      Click the link for the current week (“1” for Week 1).

4.      Make your picks!

 

Spikeball Tournament on October 4

Wudi member Lauren Doyle is hosting a Spikeball Tournament on October 4 at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT.

 

SAVE $5 off your registration if you sign up TOMORROW Sept 4!

 

It's going to be a great day of spikeball with a fun after party at Chubby's on Fairfield Ave. immediately following.

 

Don't wait, sign up tomorrow!

 


 

Fall League Registration Opens Sept 3rd!

We are excited to announce our third year of indoor Fall League at Chelsea Piers CT in Stamford, CT!

 

Dates:
Registration opens Wednesday, September 3rd at 8 p.m.
Registration closes Monday, September 29th at 8 p.m.
The league will run for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 8:30-10 p.m. from Oct. 9th - Dec. 18th (no games on Nov. 27th).
There will be two 42 minute games a night.

 

Cost:
$135 for 10 weeks of play + jersey

 

Baggage:
We are cracking down on our baggage rules this fall in an effort to run a smoother draft and create balanced teams. All baggage is subject to WUDi Board approval.
Male-Female baggage of couples is allowed
Female-Female baggage is only allowed if one woman is new to WUDi
Male-Male baggage is not allowed

 

USAU membership:
As with other WUDi leagues, all participants must be USAU members. You must have a current 2014 USAU waiver completed online, and you must either have paid your 2014 annual membership fee to USAU, or you must pay an additional $12.25 one-time event fee at the time of your WUDi registration.
Got questions? Got a great idea for a FALL-THEMED JERSEY DESIGN? Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !
 

Round 2 MVP & Spirit Award Voting for Open is now Open!

Round 1 MVP & Spirit Award voting for Open is now closed!

 

Congrats to the team MVP Winners:

Team 1:   Angelo Olcese
Team 2: Jeremy Fischer
Team 3: Jake Stevelman
Team 4: Michael Koike
Team 5:  Robby Kuster
Team 6: Chris Cruz

 

And the Spirit Award Winners:

Team 1:   Brian Beitler
Team 2: Tyler Gries
Team 3: Peter Woo
Team 4: Colin Adams
Team 5:  Will Frolich
Team 6: Matt Lubitz

 

Round 2 voting is now open!  In this round you cannot vote for the player from your own team.  Round 2 voting will close Friday, August 8th @ 11:59pm.

To vote, log into the WUDi site and click on this link:

http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=&view=voting

 

Round 2 MVP & Spirit Award Voting for Coed is now open!

Round 1 MVP & Spirit Award voting for Coed is now closed!

 

Congrats to the team MVP Winners:

Iron Grey:   Brandon Kline & Jackie Wang
White: Mike Samuelson & Rebecca Tucker
Tropic Blue: YoungJo Fontaine & Emma Stolze
Texas Orange: Nicholas Judson & Elizabeth Middleton
True Red:    John Palmer & Diane Palmer
Kelly Green: Daniel Brubaker & Katie Talay
Purple: Thomas Brown & Lauren Doyle
Gold: Eric Eckelman & Jennifer Milani

 

And the Spirit Award Winners:

Iron Grey:   Ryan Delaney & Julie Sussman
White: Nicolas Dacey & Laura Weimer
Tropic Blue: Craig Moss & Allison Kruk
Texas Orange: Kyle Friedrichs & Cory Sale
True Red:    Peter Konigsberg & Erica Stamboulian
Kelly Green: David Wexler & Ruth Tabatchnick
Purple: Travis Richards & Vita Burn
Gold: William Olli & Joan Foley

 

Round 2 voting is now open!  In this round you cannot vote for the player from your own team.  Round 2 voting will close Friday, August 8th @ 11:59pm.

To vote, log into the WUDi site and click on this link:

http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=&view=voting

 

Rec League Round 2 Spirit Award Voting is now Open!

Round 1 Spirit Award voting for Rec League is now closed!

Congrats to the team Spirit Award Winners:

Iron Grey:    Annika Braun
White: Sean Cunningham
Tropic Blue: Amanda Kulbitsky
Texas Orange: Patrick DeRiso
True Red:    Michelle Donohue
Kelly Green: Anna Winskill
Purple: Melissa Lockwood
Gold: Mike Samuelson

Round 2 voting is now open!  In this round you cannot vote for the player from your own team.  Round 2 voting will close Friday, August 8th @ 11:59pm.

To vote, log into the WUDi site and click on this link:

http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=&view=voting

 

Please hype up your team's Spirit Winner in the comments section below!

 

 

Round 1 MVP & Spirit Award Voting for Coed, Open and Rec are now open!

 

MVP Voting:

The first round of MVP voting for Coed and Open is now open!!

For the first round of voting, for open, you will be voting for a player on your own team that is not yourself.  For coed, you will be voting for a male AND female player on your own team that is not yourself.

 

Spirit Award Voting:

New this year we will be adding Spirit Award voting to the Coed & Open leagues.  For the first round of voting, for open, you will be voting for a player on your own team that is not yourself.  For coed, you will be voting for a male AND female player on your own team that is not yourself.

The person(s) you vote for for the Spirit Award should be the player(s) that comes up with the fun cheers at halftime, who encourages his\her teammates on the field, who brings snacks to share, who is spirited to players on opposing teams, who just makes you laugh, etc.

 

Round 1 voting for Coed & Open will end on July 24th at noon.

 

Round 1 voting for Rec League Spirit Award is also open.  Round 1 for Rec will close July 17th at noon.

 

To vote log into the wudi site, and go to this link:

http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&round=&view=voting

 

 

Round 1 Rec League Spirit Award is Open!

Round 1 for Rec League Spirit Award voting is open!

If you log into the WUDi site and then go to this link:
http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&view=voting

You will be able to vote.

Round 1 for Rec closes on July 17th at 11:59am.

 

Round 1 MVP & Spirit Award Voting for Coed & Open!

MVP Voting:

The first round of MVP voting for Coed and Open will open THIS Thursday, July 10th at noon.

For the first round of voting, for open, you will be voting for a player on your own team that is not yourself.  For coed, you will be voting for a male AND female player on your own team that is not yourself.

 

Spirit Award Voting:

New this year we will be adding Spirit Award voting to the Coed & Open leagues.  For the first round of voting, for open, you will be voting for a player on your own team that is not yourself.  For coed, you will be voting for a male AND female player on your own team that is not yourself.

The person(s) you vote for for the Spirit Award should be the player(s) that comes up with the fun cheers at halftime, who encourages his\her teammates on the field, who brings snacks to share, who is spirited to players on opposing teams, who just makes you laugh, etc.

 

Round 1 voting for Coed & Open will end on July 24th at noon.

 

 

Sign up for SummerSpike 2014!

You've probably at least seen Spikeball being played before and have wanted to get in on the fun, so here's your chance!

 

Come to the biggest Spikeball tournament ever for a great day of fun on the beach with an awesome after party!

 

When: Saturday June 28, 2014
Where: Coney Island
Time: 10am to 5pm followed by an 8 hour party, beer included!

 

Get more information and sign up here! http://spikeballnyc.com/e/summerspike-2014

 

Don't feel like you can't go if you're new to the sport, just play in the casual division where it's more about fun.

Not convinced yet, then watch this.

 

Let's make this the Wildwood of Spikeball with lots of Wudi participants!
 

SHOULD WUDI INSTITUTE MID-SEASON TRADES?

Every major sport allows mid-season trades and has a trading deadline, so why not institute one for WUDI Summer League?
After all, where would the Knicks be without that blockbuster mid-season trade for Carmelo Anthony in February 2011?
OK, maybe that's not the best example of a successful trade, but you get the idea. The real answer is the Knicks might have made the playoffs this season and would have a pick in the loaded June 26 NBA Draft.
But you get the idea.


Trades are fun for the fans to talk about and, ideally, can end up helping both teams.


Of course, one key difference is that in pro sports, bad teams often trade elite players, or good players making a lot of money, in exchange for prospects and draft picks with the hope of rebuilding in the future.
Because WUDI holds a new draft each year, there is really no such thing as rebuilding for next year. So a team that starts off the season, say 2-7, has no incentive to trade its best player to a 7-2 team in exchange for prospects for the following year.


Still, trades could be made for all sorts of solid reasons.


Your team has too many handlers and not enough goal-scorers? Trade a handler to another team that needs one in exchange for a goal-scorer. Ideally, both teams benefit.
Somebody on your team really wants to play with his or her friend from college and somehow didn't end up on the same team. A quick trade could solve that.
Player A on your team just isn't jelling with Players B, C, D and E? Maybe a better environment will suit him or her better? (Although another team may be reluctant to take on that baggage, too.)
Below are three reasons for instituting mid-season trades and a trading deadline (say the July 4 break?) and three reasons against.
What do you think?

Take the Poll on the left hand side of the page to vote!


Three Reasons Against:
1. Tradition
WUDI has never had mid-season trades before, so why fix what ain't broken?
2. People's feelings might be hurt
If you get drafted by Team A and then traded to Team B in the middle of the season, it might hurt your feelings, leaving you resenting Team A and its captains. The parking lot scene could get a little awkward.
3. The logistics could be problematic
Right now, every team in WUDI has 13 men and either 8 or 9 women. If Team A tried to pull off some blockbuster trade -- say, 5 players in exchange for 3 on Team B -- it would mess up the gender ratios on each team.


Three Reasons For:
1. Traditions are made to be changed
Just like the introduction of the 3-point line in basketball or equal prize money for women's tennis, sometimes change in sports can be good.
2. We're all grown-ups (most of you, anyway) and we'll be fine
If you get drafted by Team A and then traded to Team B in the middle of the season, it might be a relief for everyone involved, especially if you yourself aren't entirely happy on Team A and end up having more fun on Team B. We're all grown-ups and we'll be able to handle it.
3. The logistics are no big deal
We could easily institute a 1-for-1 rule in which Team A could only trade 1 man or 1 woman straight up for another man or woman. Maybe each team can trade a maximum of 2 or 3 players for 2 or 3 on another team, thereby ensuring that the gender ratios are maintained.

 

Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider for NBA.com and SNY.tv. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.

 

Draft League Games Cancelled Monday 6/9

Sorry all, but due to the rain, Purchase has closed the fields today.  Games are cancelled.

See you Wednesday!

Remember, you can always call into our hotline for weather updates.  The number is (914) 315-9834

 

Coed Draft Tonight

Please come join us at 7:30pm tonight (Tuesday, 5/20) at The Sports Page Pub in White Plains, NY to watch the Coed Summer League draft LIVE!

This is a fundraiser for future WUDi events this summer (grill nights, end of league party, etc). Entry will be $5 at the door, which will get you drink specials, plus the opportunity to heckle your captains in person! The captains will be at the bar drafting. There will be a live draft board for the beginning rounds and picks will be announced!

The Sports Page Pub is also partnering with WUDi to host us after league on Monday nights for similar specials throughout the summer.

Address: 200 Hamilton Ave #2, White Plains, NY 10601

Captans draft order:
1. Sussman / Kahn
2. Samson / Smash
3. LD / Louis
4. Julie R / Wexler
5. Liz / Bryan
6. Cass / Craig
7. Dee / Shockey
8. Nina / Zags

 

Summer Leaguer 2014 Registration Extended!

In what is becoming an annual tradition, it took minutes for late registration requests to start rolling in.

But we happen to still have open spots, so we are giving an extra WEEK to register for league and not miss out on a great summer!

You have until 8pm on Monday, May 19th.

Sign up now here!

 

Pre-Season Pick up

Worried about how your throws are going to look once you start playing outdoors this season?


Haven't run since Winter League ended?

 

Don't worry!  WUDi has your back!  We will be running pre-season pick up prior to the start of Summer League so everyone can get used to playing outdoors again!

 

Pre-Season pick up starts next Monday, May 12th on Field 1 @ Purchase College from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.


Come out, get your legs going and meet some of your teammates!


Pick up will run: May 12th, 14th, 19th and 21st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

 

Register for 2014 Summer League

REGISTER FOR 2014 SUMMER LEAGUE HERE!

 

WSL 2014 Registration Details

It's almost time for Summer League registration!  This post is long but there a lot of important details, so please read through to the end!

Important Dates:

Early Bird Registration:  8pm, Sunday, March 30th (You know who you are.  But just in case you don't check out the earlybird list: http://www.wudi.org/earlybirds-list)

Registration Opens:  8pm, Tuesday, April 1st

Registration Closes:  8pm, Monday, May 12th

Coed Draft: 7:30pm, Tuesday, May 20th

Open Draft: 8:00pm, Thursday, May 22nd (tentative)

Draft League first game: Wednesday, May 28th

Rec League first game: Thursday, May 22nd

Draft League finals: Saturday, August 9th

Rec League finals: Sunday, August 10th


Registration Fees:

Rec League - $56

Draft League - $82

Both Rec and Draft league: $122

Profile Photos REQUIRED:

We’re happy to announce the return of the profile photo!  A photo that clearly shows your face is required to complete registration.  This will help captains identify players during the draft.  You can log into the WUDi site and upload a photo to your account NOW before registration starts.  To do so, go to www.wudi.org.  Log in.  In the left hand panel click “Edit Your Account”.  There you will see the ability to add a photo.

You will NOT receive your jersey until you add a profile picture to your account!!

Women Baggaging:

For our Coed Draft League and Rec League we are allowing women to baggage with one other person (male or female).  Baggage chains are not allowed.  For a baggage request to be granted, both players have to request to baggage with the other person.  The WUDi Board reserves the right to veto any baggage requests.

Open Draft Cores:

We will once again be allowing cores in the Open draft league.  Players may group together to ensure that they play on the same team for the summer.  Full details and restrictions can be found here: http://wudi.org/about-wsl/144-explanation-of-open-division-cores

Open Baggaging:

Don’t have enough players to form a core, but you will still like to play with 1 friend? This year you can! When you register for Open you are allowed to request to baggage with 1 other person. For a baggage request to be granted, both players have to request to baggage with the other person.  The WUDi Board reserves the right to veto any baggage requests.

IMPORTANT: USAU ID NUMBER REQUIREMENT (an explanation):

WUDi will once again be using USAU insurance for our summer league. Everyone must be covered by this insurance, so you have two options: : a) Pay an additional one time event fee of $12.25 at registration or b) be a full USAU member.  A full and current USAU member has paid their 2014 dues (Youths 19yrs and under = $30, Adults= $51.50) AND signed their waiver online.

No matter which option you choose, you MUST HAVE A USAU ID# WHEN YOU SIGN UP.  (directions below)

Option A - One time fee:

Step 1:  Go here: https://play.usaultimate.org/members/register/

2.  Create a membership account.

3.  Wait 20 mins to an hour to get your new USAU ID#

4.  Log back on to the USAU : https://play.usaultimate.org/members/login/ to sign your 2014 waiver

5.  Write down your USAU ID# somewhere important - refrigerator, cell phone, forehead - so you have it when you register for summer league.

6.  Give yourself a high five for being able to follow instructions

Option B - Full USAU member:

Step 1:  Log in to the USAU: https://play.usaultimate.org/members/login/ (or create a new account - see above for new members)

2.  Pay your 2013 dues.

3.  Sign your 2013 online waiver

4.  Memorize your ID# using the majory memory system

5.  Celebrate your success with a nice glass of chocolate milk and a nap.

Remember, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR USAU ID # WHEN YOU REGISTER.  (Guys trying to get into the Coed Draft, that means you really need to have your info ready as spots fill quickly.)  So make sure to get your ID number before registration opens!


Pre-Season Pick up:

Worried about how your throws are going to look once you start playing outdoors this season? WUDi will be running pre-season pick up prior to the start of Summer League so everyone can get used to playing outdoors again!

Dates: May 12th, 14th, 19th and 21st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

On Field 1 @ Purchase College.

Annual Membership Meeting:

Our annual membership meeting will be held after Winter League finals on March 27th @ Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT. If you are unable to attend please send any questions / concerns you would like raised to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Also be sure to 'LIKE' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all updates!

 

 

REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT - OPENS APRIL 1ST

Mark your calenders - Registration for the 32nd Westchester Summer League will open at 8pm on Tuesday, April 1st (no fooling!).

Early bird registration will open at 8pm on Sunday, March 30th.  The early bird list will be posted on the website shortly.

Important dates for the season:
Draft League first game - Wednesday, May 28th
Rec League first game - Thursday, May 22nd
Draft League playoffs - Saturday, August 9th
Rec League playoffs - Sunday, August 10th

Also be sure to 'LIKE' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all updates!

 

Certified Observer Clinic March 29th-30th

WUDi's very own Julie Sussman is helping to organize an observer clinic March 29th and 30th in Princeton, NJ.  Registration is open now until March 24th.

Check out the full details here!

http://play.usaultimate.org/clinics/certified_observer_clinic_princeton/

 

Winter League Games Cancelled 2/13

Sorry folks, Chelsea Piers is closing at 5pm today due to the blizzard, games are cancelled.  See you next Thursday!

 

WUDI 2013 Elections

From December 21st thru December 31st, the online voting booths will be open and as a member of WUDI, you can cast your vote for the 2013 WUDi Board members.  Please note that only a portion of the Board positions are up for election this year.  This staggering of positions within the elections is described in the WUDi Bylaws.

We are pleased to present the candidate statements for the people brave enough to step up to the plate for the open positions this year: Executive Director and At-Large member.  As with the past few years, there is only one candidate for each position.  Please take the time anyway to place your vote of support for the candidates!

VOTE NOW!

Executive Director Candidate Statements

Seth Canetti

Hey WUDi,

I am running for re-election as the Executive Director of WUDi. For those who don’t know me, I started playing ultimate in 2000. I have been a member of WUDi since 2001, playing in our rec, coed, and indoor leagues, and have captained league teams since 2006.

My first terms as executive director saw a number of new additions - our new Fall / Winter indoor leagues at Chelsea Piers, the first annual live draft party, pick ‘em, stats, and more. We also saw the first increase in female registration since 2010. Not that I am claiming to be the one responsible for all of these, but I said yes and supported them.  A very big thank you goes out to my fellow board members and volunteers who helped implement these new changes!

The next two years hold a lot of potential as we look to continue adding more fun elements to the league, providing more female and youth clinics, and maintaining a high level of competition in our draft leagues.

Thanks and hope to see you all soon,

Seth

At-Large Board Member Candidate Statements

Joe Gara

Hi WUDi,

I'm happy to run for another term as an At-Large Board Member.  If re-elected this would be my third two year term of service.  I've been playing and organizing Ultimate on different levels since 1994, references available upon request.

Heading into our 32nd year, WUDi offers the best Ultimate and the most fun league in the greater New York area.

Super duper special thanks to Ben Tapper, Seth Canetti, Fi Cheng, Ashley "Smash" Snyder, Julie Sussman, Rick Kahn, Mike Samuelson, Kyle Friedrichs, John Walsh, Ryan Delaney, Dee Palmer, Shockey, anyone who has ever captained and every woman who has ever registered for WUDi.

All of the fun we all have would not be possible without these amazing volunteers.

Peace & Love.

"I'm Joe Gara and I approve this message."

 

Winter League Registration Opens TONIGHT, December 2nd!

Winter League Registration opens TONIGHT..December 2nd at 8pm!

To register, log into the wudi site and click on this link:

http://www.wudi.org/registration

The Details:
- Winter League will run for 12 weeks from January 9th - March 27th
Thursday nights from 8:15 - 9:45
- 2 42-minute games per night on the beautiful indoor turf at Chelsea Piers, CT in Stamford
- Cost: $140 (includes 12 weeks of games and a short-sleeved jersey!)

 

NEW for Winter League - long-sleeved jerseys by popular demand:
When you register for Winter League, you will have the opportunity to order an additional long-sleeved jersey! They will be very much like the captains' and board members' long-sleeves that you saw this summer with "Westchester Ultimate, Est. 1983" on the front, but they will not have any lettering on the back and will be forest green. Long-sleeved jerseys will be only $15 and will arrive within the first few weeks of Winter League. We will order some extras, but to guarantee that you get a jersey in your size, be sure to order when you register! (Unisex sizes only!)

 

ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING:
All WUDi leagues are USAU sanctioned events for insurance purposes. This means that everyone who plays in WUDi leagues must either be a USAU member or pay the one-time event fee of $12.25 with their registration. Winter League starts in 2014, which means that EVERYONE will need to update their membership - your 2013 waiver/fee will no longer be valid!
Whether you intend to pay the annual $50 membership fee or just pay the $12.25 one-time fee, you MUST log into USAU to sign your 2014 waiver before you can play Winter League. If you are planning on paying the $50 annual membership fee, then that must also be paid for 2014 before you can play Winter League.
An unsolicited piece of advice: consider paying the annual membership fee. If you play WUDi Winter League, WUDi Summer League, and WUDi Fall League, then you're up to $36.75 already. If you add on Nocturnal Decisions or another fun tournament, then you've paid $49 in one-time fees. It certainly makes it easier from WUDi's end of things to have more people as annual USAU members, and then you never have to run the risk of forgetting to pay the one-time event fee!

 

 

WUDI 2013 Elections

Attention WUDi Members!

Are you interested in getting involved with WUDi by holding an elected leadership position?

Election season is upon us and we are looking for dedicated and responsible members to run for the following board positions:

Executive Director: Responsible for coordinating and supervising all the efforts of the other elected and appointed members of the board.  The responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of Spring events, Summer League (both Draft and Rec), and Fall/Winter League
  • Coordinating, negotiating, scheduling, and being the point of contact for all SUNY Purchase related issues, including being the weather contacts every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for the entire summer
  • Scheduling and running board meetings (creating an agenda, scheduling a meeting time, and conducing the meeting)
  • Working with the Treasurer to make sure the annual budget is created and then maintained throughout the year
  • Supporting the Summer League coordinators (Co-ed Draft, Open Draft, and Rec)
  • Managing all of the vendor relationships throughout the year (jerseys, discs, porta-potty, food for finals, insurance, etc…)
  • Scheduling for Draft league (coordinating with Purchase to confirm fields as well as creating summer schedule of nightly match-ups and balancing usage of Main and Great Lawn field areas)
  • Helping to line fields and set up tents before finals
  • Managing sponsor relationships
  • Helping to run both Open and Co-ed drafts
  • Settling disputes between board members, captains, and players, as well as dealing with any disciplinary issues that arise during the year
  • Helping with the player sort for both Open and Co-ed draft leagues
  • Assembling Captain’s binders
  • Updating rules on an annual basis

At-Large Member: Possesses an official vote in board matters, is responsible for a variety of tasks from time to time, and becomes part of the Appeal Committee for the Conduct Committee.  In addition to broad Board responsibilities, At-Large Members may be called upon by the Corporate Director to assume certain WUDi league or event-related tasks, such as:

  • General board support
  • Contacting league vendors
  • Finals setup and cleanup
  • Hat tournament & clinic support
  • Merchandise sales support

Each position holds a 2 year term. For more information about the proceeding positions' roles and requirements, please review the by-laws on the WUDi website. You may also wish to contact current board members for a more detailed perspective and overview. To submit your candidacy, email your statement to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the submission period has elapsed, statements will be made available on the website. Voting will commence two days later.

Current election timeline:

11/28 – 12/13 - Submission period
12/13 – 12/16 - Candidate review period
12/16 – 12/30 - Election period

All times end at midnight EST of the posted date.

Emails will be sent to the membership reminding them of upcoming deadlines. Before submitting your statement, please consider that board positions are volunteer and require a lot of time and energy. Only run if you are prepared to take on such a commitment. We welcome all candidates with drive, dedication, and passion for the game, for the local ultimate community, and for the WUDi organization and membership.

If you are interested in getting involved with WUDi and the local disc scene, but are not interested in running for a board position, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Advisor). We always need more help in a ton of various roles.

Ladies, please step up! We would love an increased representation from our female membership. Have a wonderful day!

 

Winter League Registration Opens December 2nd @ 8pm

Having so much fun playing Fall League that you don't want it to stop?? Register for Winter League so it doesn't have to!!

 

The Details:
- Winter League will run for 12 weeks from January 9th - March 27th
Thursday nights from 8:15 - 9:45
- 2 42-minute games per night on the beautiful indoor turf at Chelsea Piers, CT in Stamford
- Cost: $140 (includes 12 weeks of games and a short-sleeved jersey!)

 

NEW for Winter League - long-sleeved jerseys by popular demand:
When you register for Winter League, you will have the opportunity to order an additional long-sleeved jersey! They will be very much like the captains' and board members' long-sleeves that you saw this summer with "Westchester Ultimate, Est. 1983" on the front, but they will not have any lettering on the back and will be forest green. Long-sleeved jerseys will be only $15 and will arrive within the first few weeks of Winter League. We will order some extras, but to guarantee that you get a jersey in your size, be sure to order when you register! (Unisex sizes only!)

 

ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING:
All WUDi leagues are USAU sanctioned events for insurance purposes. This means that everyone who plays in WUDi leagues must either be a USAU member or pay the one-time event fee of $12.25 with their registration. Winter League starts in 2014, which means that EVERYONE will need to update their membership - your 2013 waiver/fee will no longer be valid!
Whether you intend to pay the annual $50 membership fee or just pay the $12.25 one-time fee, you MUST log into USAU to sign your 2014 waiver before you can play Winter League. If you are planning on paying the $50 annual membership fee, then that must also be paid for 2014 before you can play Winter League.
An unsolicited piece of advice: consider paying the annual membership fee. If you play WUDi Winter League, WUDi Summer League, and WUDi Fall League, then you're up to $36.75 already. If you add on Nocturnal Decisions or another fun tournament, then you've paid $49 in one-time fees. It certainly makes it easier from WUDi's end of things to have more people as annual USAU members, and then you never have to run the risk of forgetting to pay the one-time event fee!

 

 

Fall League Week 2

Make sure you make your Pick 'em picks before tonights games!

There are a bunch of absences tonight, so keep that in mind when making your picks:

Out for tonights games:
Orange: Ben Ivers, Erin Ivers
Tropic Blue: CJ, Elly Sullivan, Julie Sussman, Dan Bush
Gold: Liz Middleton, Andy Bosco
Purple: Kevin Ferri, Bob Suvanich, Bill Baer
Charcoal: Becca Tucker, Joe Gara, Matt Stevens
White: Nick Judson, Nick Dacey, Kerry Beyrer, Mark Ross
Red: Diana Deleo, Austin Raymond
Royal: Ashley Synder

Games start at 8:15pm. We will be at the bar on the 2nd floor after the games for some thursday night football!
 

Fall League Pick 'em

WUDi is once again doing a Pick 'em pool for Fall League!

How do you play? Simple. If you are a member of Fall League, go to the wudi site (www.wudi.org). Login with your username and password. Click on "Leagues" then "Pick 'em". Then click on the 0 next to your name and under week 1.

From there all you need to do is select which team you think will win each game (you cannot pick the games your team is playing in).

At the end of the season, the top 3 people with the highest scores wins a 45 minute session in the Jump Zone at Chelsea Piers with all of the captains. (
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCuoiiLA4g&feature=youtu.be).

The person with the highest overall points will also get a wudi long sleeve jersey.


Make sure you make your picks before the games on thursday!

 

 

Fall League Registration Opens Tonight!

Fall League Registration Opens TONIGHT @ 8pm.

To register log into the wudi site and then click on this link:

http://www.wudi.org/registration

Fall League will run from Thursday, Oct 10th - December 19th (no games on November 28th for Thanksgiving) at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT from 815-945pm.

 

 

Fall League Registration Opens on September 5th

Fall League Registration opens in 1 week on September 5th @8pm!

Fall League will run from Thursday, Oct 10th - December 19th (no games on November 28th for Thanksgiving) at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT from 815-945pm.

Please sign up early as there are limited spots in our Fall League!

Also, if you would like to captain a team please email Ashley Snyder at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Swap Night at WUDi on Wednesday 8\7

Do you have a bunch of sweet, old gear you're trying to find a good home for? Are you looking to get your hands on some classic apparel or discs from our renowned ultimate community? Here's your chance!

On Wednesday WUDi will be hosting it's annual Swap Night.  And what is a Swap Night?  In the WUDi realm, it will be a bit of a mixer, where players can snack on grilled fare and mill about to either push their own tattered ultimate gear on others or to track down and trade for that nasty old cotton jersey from NYNY's first national championship run in 1987.

So, tomorrow, bring your gear to trade to others. New and old are welcome, both players and gear.

 

 

Round 2 MVP Voting for Coed and Open is now opened!

Round 2 voting for Coed and Open is now open.

To vote log into the wudi site and go to this link:
http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&view=voting

You are allowed to change your vote up until voting closes on Friday, August 9th at 11:59pm.

 

Coed and Open Team MVPs Announced

Round 1 voting for Coed and Open MVP's is now closed.

Congrats to all of the team winners:

COED:

Orange: Seth Canetti and Erin Leonard

Green: Thomas Brown and Laura Newhard

Gold: Kamil Skwarek and Rebecca Tucker

Red: Eric Moore and Emma Stolze

Iron Grey: Brandon Kline and Julie Sussman

Blue: John Palmer and Bernadette Boyle

Purple: William Olli and Diana Deleo

White: Kevin Ferri and Elizabeth Middleton

 

Open:

White: Anton Boutkov

Green: Chris Cruz

Red: John Brancato

Blue: Brad Benjamin

Gold: Emmett Blau

Purple: Scott Schwartz

 

Round 2 voting will start tomorrow around noon.

 

Rec League: Spirit Award Round 2 is now open

Round 1 voting for Rec League's Spirit Award winner is now closed.

 

Here is a list of the team Winners:

White: Ed Kahn

The Bluths: Elizabeth Indorf

Red: Michelle Donohue

Nurple: Jon Dobelle

Green: Thomas Hall

Gold: Allyse Fazio

Orange: Avery Decker

Charcoal: Paul Doty

 

In round 2 you must vote for a player that is not on your team.  Round 2 voting is open now and closed THIS friday at 11:59pm.

 

To vote:

1. log into the WUDi website.

2. Go to this link: http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&view=voting

 

Round 1 MVP Voting is now open!

Round 1 MVP voting for Coed and Open is now open!

For round 1 voting you have to vote for a man AND woman on your team that is not yourself. 

Round 1 will close on July 31st at 11:59am. 

To vote:
1. log into the WUDi website.
2. Go to this link: http://www.wudi.org/index.php?option=com_ultileague&view=voting

You are allowed to change your votes up until the voting period closes.

 

Rec League Round 1 Spirit Voting is now open!

The first round of the Spirit Award voting in Rec is now open! Round 1 voting will close at 11:59pm on 7\24.
In the first round you have to vote for someone on your team that is not yourself.

To vote please do the following:
1.  go to www.wudi.org
2.  log in with your username and password
3.  Go to this link:
Note:  Currently you are only allowed to vote once and you are not allowed to change your vote.  So please think carefully before voting!
 

Announcing: New York City's Girls Youth Club Championship (Ultimate) team is still looking for Ladies!

Announcing: New York City's Girls Youth Club Championship (Ultimate) team is still looking for Ladies!
Coached by Emma Groetzinger and Isaiah Bryant

DiscNY has been granted a bid to send a girls team to the 2013 Youth Club Championships for the first time! The Youth Club Championships is a huge tournament held in in Blaine, Minnesota, August 11-12 that brings together the best youth players from around the country to compete and represent their home cities.

In preparation for the tournament the team practices twice a week - Thursdays 5:30-8:30 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and Saturdays 12pm-3pm in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
If you are a female Ultimate player between the ages of 14 and 18years old, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and play with other female Ultimate players, to really grow as a player with experienced coaches, and to play more Ultimate over the summer!  If you are interested in participating in this team please contact Emma Groetzinger or Isaiah Bryant:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are still looking for a few more lovely ladies to join us!

 

Take a look at the upcoming practice dates - and let us know when you are available:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SxiDDkgwaEeg8BUCOiIWsYv5CmmJHeEYu6vdlpDLrk0/edit?usp=drive_web#

 

Best,
Emma Groetzinger and Isaiah Bryant
 

WSL 2013 Weather Policy

With rain in the forecast, we thought it would be good to make you all aware of how WUDi will handle the dreaded possibility of a cancellation due to the weather. To state it as simply as possible, games are on and will be played unless you specifically hear otherwise. This means that there will be no need to contact WUDi officials directly to ask about the status of the games on a given day. If the website does not say that games have been cancelled, then assume games are on.

However, if games are cancelled, an e-mail will be sent out to you and the home page of the website will be updated. If the website does not say anything about games being cancelled, then games are still on. So, what does that mean? Always check the website before heading out to the fields. Additionally, WUDi has a "hotline" number:

(914) 315-9834

This hotline will be updated before games each night. If games are cancelled, the hotline will say so. If the hotline and the web site do not say anything about games being cancelled, then games are still on. So, always check the website and the hotline before heading up to the fields.

Please remember that games can be cancelled at any point. Even after the games have gotten under way. We do our best to make sure games will be played, but there are times when things are just out of our control.

Lastly, even if Purchase allows WSL games to be played when the rain is coming down, WUDi may need to cancel or postpone games in the event of thunder and/or lightning. If thunder is heard or if lightning is visible, the infamous air horn will sound three times. This will indicate that everyone needs to leave the fields and head to the parking lot. Players may return to the fields 20 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard. Each time a new thunder clap is heard, the 20 minute clock will reset and a fresh with countdown start. Once the horn blows, there will be no debate on whether games should continue or not. You must immediately exit the fields.

 

WUDi Pick 'em

Do you think you know more about WUDi than anyone out there? Now you've got a chance to prove it in one of the simplest ways possible by playing WUDi Pick 'em.


The object of the game is simple: Pick the winner of each game each week (You cannot pick the game your team is playing in).

You must make your picks for a given game BEFORE 6p.m. the day of the game.


To play is simple:

1.  Log into the WUDi site: www.wudi.org

2.  Click on "Leagues" then "Pick 'em"

3.  Follow the instructions to make your picks!


The top 3 players (in each division) at the end of the season will win prizes!

 

Note: Pick 'em is for the Coed, Open and Rec leagues!

 

Comps, Champs and Chumps: A look at WSL XXXI

With the first-ever live draft in the books, it's time to take a look at the rosters and make some inevitably poor predictions. In true Bill Simmons' style, rather than crafting thoughts into intelligent prose like a real writer, I'm going to use an arbitrary gimmick to look at the teams: comparing each team to a professional sports franchise!

Team: Orange
Comp: Miami Heat

Luke Wondergem = Norris Cole
Much like Cole, Wondergem will be a key young addition to this otherwise experienced bunch. Expect him to pick up the scoring slack when the more famous names are sitting. Speaking of names, “Wondergem” might be the best in the league. “Norris” ain’t bad either.

 

Drew Jones = Erik Spoelstra | Cara Brown = Pat Riley
While it appears Jones does most of the managerial work for this team, we all know who's pulling the strings. A few losses in a row, and the media will be clambering for Brown to take over, if they can find where she is.

 

 

 

Erin Leonard = Ray Allen
A key addition this season, Leonard runs and runs and runs and runs until she is in a good position to score. That's what he said.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Campbell = Chris Bosh
Quiet and oddly intellectual, Campbell might be the most important player to Orange's title chances, as it will fall on him to guard the other teams' bigs.

 

 

 

 

 

Krisztina Jzozsezfz = LeBron James
She does so much for this team.

 

 

 

 

 

Erik Eckleman = Chris “Birdman” Anderson
Written off by other GMs because of his eccentric personality, Eckleman will be a great fit on this team, providing intensity and much needed height. Ask him to show you his favorite tattoo. Actually, don’t do that.

 

Seth Canetti = David Stern
Short, Jewish and does more to impact the league than anyone else. How did Orange end up with the first pick? If anyone has the chutzpah to freeze a random number generator, it's Canetti.

 

 

 

 

Prediction: WUDi 2013 Champions
Orange will have close games in the semis and finals, but the title is theirs to win or lose.

Team: Gold
Comp: New York Yankees

Both Gold and the Yankees have teams built to win the championship -- the 2004 championship. But much like the Yankees, Gold will surprise many teams with technically sound defense and outstanding production from two superstars.

 

Kamil Skwarek = Robinson Cano | Cory Sale = CC Sabathia
With the top two picks, Gold picked up two MVP candidates. While neither may win that honor, you can lock both in for outstanding production all season.

 

 

 

 

 

Becca Tucker = Derek Jeter
Former Captain Tucker has been a star in the league since as long as my generation's been playing in it. Coming off a missed year, however, there is reason to be uncertain about this season. But like El Capitan, only a fool would bet against Tucker.

 

 

 

Fi Cheng = Brian Cashman | Adam Zagoria = Joe Girardi
Like in baseball, there won't be much in-season managerial work to do with this experienced squad. Both can sit back and see what the roster they assembled can do.

 

 

 

Arnie Sanchez/Matt Tracey/Steve Finn = Mark Teixiera/Kevin Youkilis/Alex Rodriguez

With production dipping and injuries compiling in recent years, it's fair to ask, "how many years do they have left?" Gold fans hope it's at least one more.

Liz Harrison = Brett Gardner
Harrison will do the little things to win games. Also kind of a bro.

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Gara = Travis “Pronk” Hafner
On the roster for one reason: the long ball. Has not played defense since 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

Prediction = 2nd

Gold may not have a good seed going into the playoffs, but big-game experience will propel them to the finals, before they run out of energy.


Team: Blue
Comp: Memphis Grizzlies

Built on the backs of its bigs, Blue will pound the disc through their tallest players.

 

 

Nick Judson = Marc Gasol
The league's defending MVP's height and athleticism will draw the other teams’ tall defenders, but like Gasol, Judson is more skill than brawn. Look for him to bomb it from long-range (and facilitate) more than be on the receiving end of passes.

 

 

 

 

 

John Palmer = Zach Randolph
Randolph's high school coach once said, “Every day that goes by that I don’t read that Zach has shot someone or been shot, I feel good.” Well, those days for Randolph have long passed. Similarly, Palmer is now known simply for being one of the most professional players in the league, without the extracurriculars that use to come with it. He is focused solely on winning a title.

 

 

 

Dee Palmer = Jason Collins
On draft night, Palmer could be heard announcing, "I love [men]." Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Marino/Lauren Doyle = Mike Conley Jr.

All this team's firepower will need someone(s) to run the offense. How far Blue goes will be a direct product of the play of Marino and Doyle.

Matthew Stevens = Tony Allen
Stevens will be Blue's stopper. The bigs can guard the other teams' bigs, but Stevens will be relied upon to guard the speediest members of the other teams.

 

 

 

 

Prediction = Tied for 3rd

There's a lot to love about how this team plays, but like the Grizz, Blue will ultimately lose in the semis to a team with more experience and a better system.



Team: Green
Comp: House of Lannister

“You have to give it to [Green] -- they may be the most pompous, ponderous [Long Islanders] the gods ever suffered to [play in WUDi], but they do have outrageous amounts of [talent].”

 

 

Matt Auletta = Prince Joffrey
Ruthless with his intensity, but occasionally rash with his decisions, Auletta will quickly become the de facto leader of this team.

 

 

 

 

Ryan Delaney = Robert Baratheon Will be out of the picture by week 3.

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica Welsh = Cersei Lannister
While there may have been others with more legitimate claims to be the number two pick, Welsh pulled the strings to have two of her own ascend the draft board.

 

 

 

 

Brenton Hard = Tyrion Lannister
Usually seen with a limp, Hard is an intelligent player that can mastermind victories for team Green, if the others allow him to do so.

 

 

 

 

Dennis Murphy = Jamie Lannister

A former hero for this team, Murphy was captured by another team and quickly forgotten.

Prediction = Tied for 3rd

With a lot of guile, Green will give it a good run, but other teams will simply have more horses when it matters.



Team: Purple
Comp: Chelsea FC

This team is talented and deep, but do the pieces fit together?

 

 

 

Diana DeLeo = Juan Mata
DeLeo will be the MVP of this squad, controlling the middle of the field with effective spacing, and brilliant link up play with the other mids.

 

 

 

 

Charley Riggs = David Luiz

Riggs sticks out for his waving hair and his, ahem, "easy going" personality, but he is a two-way threat if the team finds the right position for him. He needs space to operate, but when he has it, he is as dangerous a playmaker as there is in the league. If only they made Charley Riggs bobble-head dolls.

Ashley Snyder = Roberto DiMateo | Mike Samuelson = Rafa Benitez
The fans of Purple may love one more than the other, but these managers are probably equally (and strongly) effective.

 

 

 

 

Billy Olli = Frank Lampard
Billy "Legend" Olli, will get lost at times this season amongst younger players. But when the team needs a vital score, Olli, as always, will be the hero.

 

 

 

 

Michael Ewen = Michael Owen

Couldn't resist.

Kelley Miller = John Terry

This may seem like an odd comparison, but when it leaks that Miller has arranged for Bryan Gulyas to have a secret abortion, don't say I didn't warn you.

Bill Baer = Sir Alex Ferguson

With Baer retiring, you can’t help but feel that the title is more up for grabs than it has been in years (perhaps even for Purple to snag). Much like for the Premier League, even having a debate about the best leader in WUDi history seems silly. But there can also be no question about who the biggest star of the league has been. While players on the pitch (Dobyns, Lawler, Kuhn, Jefferson, Tucker, Canetti, Palmer) have excelled and come and gone, and while other managers have grabbed headlines (Goff, Olli, Faust, Zagoria, Finn) before moving on, nobody has had a bigger impact on the way more seasons’ titles have swung than Bill Baer. Like Ferguson, Baer won the most championships because of his ruthless preparation season after season. Like Ferguson, Baer will likely be remembered as the most important person in the first few decades of the league. But unlike Ferguson, Baer did it all with grace and dignity, and he will be missed by everyone in the league, teammates and opponents alike.

Prediction = Tied for 5th

Just like Chelsea were chumpions of Europe, Purple will be chumpions of WUDi.



Team: White
Comp: Team USA of "D2: The Mighty Ducks"

Rolling it back for another year, but with some important additions and subtractions, Boscomilio Lizstevez looks to lead the lads of the 5th District to international glory.

 

 

 

Andrew Bosco = Gordon Bombay
While Bosco only captained the team to fulfill community service, he fell in love with his overachievers of 2012. Promoted to captain of White this year, and with the whole league available to him, he decided to bring back most of his old team anyway.

 

 

 

Also: Andrew Bosco = Goldberg

duh

Liz Middleton = Connie
The team's best player and leader-by-example, Middleton stands out as the player with the most technical skill on a team with a lot of heart.

 

 

 

 

Kendra Frederick = Marria
While it's fair to question when she'll show up, nobody can question what this northern European brings to this film--I mean team.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Berdoff = Charlie Conway

While not the most talented player on the team, Berdoff will produce every game, and probably score the biggest goals of the season. Also, Bosco wants to adopt him.

Bryan Gulyas = Adam Banks
Kind of a jerk at first, but once you get to know him, Gulyas is a good guy and a team player.

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Goff = Russ Tyler

One word: KNUCKLE-HUCK

Kevin Ferri = Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Do I really need to explain?

 

 

 

 

 

Mari Oshiro = Jan

Mr. Miyagi, Jan, James Earl Jones ... every fictional team needs a minority sage! Mari is just the person to dispense cool-headed advice to this otherwise boisterous group.

Prediction = Tied for 5th

With Middleton, Frederick and Goff likely gone for playoffs, this team will rule the regular season, but get bounced early … unless Bosco can arrange a lawsuit between USAU and Bent.



Team: Iron Grey
Comp: New York Jets

 

 

 

 

Rick Kahn = Rex Ryan

Every year, Rick Kahn proclaims it's his year. And every year, it is not.

Zac Roy = Mark Sanchez
How many more years will the team’s management stick by Roy? In 2009 and 2010, Roy was the best player on teams that made it to the semis. The last two years, however, he could only produce early exits. With a weaker supporting cast than in years past, this might be the last year we get to watch the Roy/Kahn/Sussman trio together.

 

 

 

 

Kerry Beyrer = Tim Tebow
Brought on board mostly to make a splash, will Iron Grey commit to having Beyrer be a central part of the offense?

 

 

 

 

Jesse Cardozo = D’Brickashaw Ferguson

They both eat like 320-pound men, but only one of them is.

Brandon Kline = Geno Smith

Taken with their second-round pick, Kline provides Iron Grey with some hope for the future. Extremely athletic, and with a canon for an arm, Kline has all the raw tools to be a star in the league. The question is whether this is the right organization fit. Can Sussman and Kahn turn those skills into on-field production? Will Roy be committed to helping his clear successor along? We’ll find out.

Naomi Brender = Nick Mangold

Season-in and season-out, Brender gets little attention because of her quiet demeanor amidst all the bigger personalities she’s usually surrounded by. But for the past 5 seasons of WUDi, there has been no more consistent producer, doing the little things on the field to put her team in the best position to succeed.

Prediction = Tied for 7th

Team: Red
Comp: New York Empire

 

Craig Moss = Husayn Carnegie

Moss is an athletic playmaker who loves poetry and music. One can only guess that he wears his tank tops extra breezy.

Emma Stoltz = Jack Marsh
Stoltz isn’t known for one elite skill. Rather, she is a complete player who can play D against the other team’s best, work on offense, and make dynamic throws when needed.

 

 

 

 

Jose Infante = Seth Canetti

A former soccer player, Infante is great with managing space. Look for him to triangulate with Red’s other handlers.

Thomas “Sonny” Levene = Isaiah Bryant

Is Levene a handler or a cutter? Is he O-line or D-line? Levene is a great defender with just enough spatial recognition to make captains want to play him on O. Levene’s handler movement is immaculate, and his throws are very good; but his throws are not the most dynamic, and he’s athletic enough to cut. In the end, Levene, like Bryant, will be moved around a lot to whatever spot the team needs: a very useful player to have indeed.

John Garb = Alon Brown
Take Alon Brown. Add a decade or two. You have John Garb. You’re Welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Prediction = Tied for 7th

Red could probably beat the New Jersey Hammerheads, Rochester Dragons, and Philadelphia NotTheSpinners, but in a stacked WUDi 2013, they are going to struggle.



Individual Accolades:
Female MVP: Krisztina Jozsef
Male MVP: Kamil Skwarek
Male Defensive Player of the Year: Matt Auletta
Male Offensive Player of the Year: Andy Bosco
Female Defensive Player of the Year: Gina Stees
Female Offensive Player of the Year: Kerry Beyrer
Captains of the Year: Ashley Snyder and Mike Samuelson
Rookie of the Year: Chris Wicus
Comeback Player of the Year: Becca Tucker
 

Open Teams Posted

The Open teams have been posted to the site.

To check out your team click here:

Open Teams

You should receive an email from your captains soon.  First games are NEXT Wednesday, May 29th.

 

The Open Draft is TONIGHT @8pm!

The Open draft is TONIGHT @8pm. 

To view the live draft board of the top 9 rounds click here:

Open Live Draft Board

Full Teams will be posted to the site tomorrow morning.

 

Rec League Starts 5\23

Rec League starts THIS thursday (5\23) @ 6:30pm.

Check out the schedule page to see who you are playing!

Rec League Schedule

 

Coed and Rec Teams Announced

Coed and Rec teams have been posted on the site.

To check out your team go here:

http://www.wudi.org/wsl-teams

Open teams will be posted next week after the draft.

 

Coed LIVE Draft is TONIGHT!

Please join us Tonight, May 15th for WUDi's 1st Annual LIVE Draft Party!

Where? The Wicked Wolf Tavern.  166B Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY


When? May 15th, 2013 @ 7:30PM

Cost? $5 at the door.  All proceeds go to future WUDi events this summer (swap night, league-end party, etc.)

Specials? $3 beers, $5 apps, $10 pitchers

What? WUDI's own version of the NFL draft!  The captains will be in a back room at the bar drafting while everyone else gets to have fun and heckle!
Diana DeLeo will be updating a draft board.
Rafe Steinhauer will be announcing picks.
Jersey presentations and photo opps as players get drafted.


Reunite with your friends from last summer.  If you are new, come and make new friends!  (This is a bar, so 21+ only unfortunately.)
Please RSVP on our facebook event.  https://www.facebook.com/events/516847345041187/
Hope to see you there!
If you cannot make it you can follow the top 10 rounds live here: (http://bit.ly/YIpHFH).
You can also folllow us on twitter(@wudi_tweets) and facebook(WUDi)

 

Draft Order:
1.  Drew Jones & Cara Brown
2.  Ryan Delaney & Veronica Welsh
3.  Adam Zagoria & Fi Cheng
4.  Bob Suvanich & Julie Reichling
5.  Rick Kahn & Julie Sussman
6.  John Palmer & Dee Palmer
7.  Mike Samuelson & Ashley Synder
8.  Andrew Bosco & Liz Middleton
 

Coed LIVE Draft Party

Please come join us on Wednesday, May 15th @ 7:30 PM at The Wicked Wolf Tavern in White Plains, NY (166B Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601) to watch the Coed Summer League draft LIVE!

There will be a live draft board updated as each captain makes their pick.  Captains will be in the back room while you get to drink and heckle!

This is a fundraiser for future WUDi events this summer (grill nights, end of league party, etc). Entry will be $5 at the door, which will get you drink and food specials.

Wicked Wolf is also partnering with WUDi to host us after league nights for similar specials throughout the summer.

Stay tuned for more details!

 

Winter League Session 2 Playoffs

Winter League Session 2 Finals are tomorrow night!

Check out the schedule here:

Winter League Playoffs Info

 

Edit Your Registration Info

Have you already registered for Summer League?

Since registering have you had a serious injury or found that lucky lady to baggage with?  Wish you had a way to update your registration info?

Now you can!  If you log into the WUDi site and go to: Leagues -> Registration and scroll to the bottom of the page you will now see a button that allows you to edit your registration info.

Note:  You will NOT be able to switch your league option once you have committed to an option.  You will be allowed to update any other info up until the registration close date.

 

April Fools!

In order to maintain alignment with the USAU restructuring plan, WUDi is very excited to announce a major change for the Coed Division in Summer League 2013, creating our very own TCT(c) (Triple-Chester Tour).

Similar to USAU, WSL 2013 will be featuring a "PRO" and "SELECT" Division.  Players on the top 4 teams from WSL 2012 (Black, Kelly Green, Gold, Royal) will be drafted onto new teams in the "PRO" Division.  Players from the bottom 4 teams (White, Orange, Burgundy, Charcoal), as well as new members into Coed, will be drafted onto new teams in the "SELECT" Division.

The first segment of the TCT(c) will be the TCT(c) Westchester Open(c), taking place at SUNY Purchase on Thursday, July 4th.  The "PRO" division teams will be invited to participate, as well as four international teams from MUD, NYCPUL, UltiRec, and MCUDL.  "PRO" teams are required to attend, or they will forfeit their spot in the "PRO" division and face the wrath of our legal team (Rick Kahn).

The second segment will be the TCT(c) Regular Season. Most games will occur within each division, while one set of interdivision games will take place midsummer in the "PRO-SELECT" crossover.  Regular season standings will be very important, leading into...

...The final segment will by the TCT(c) Playoffs. The top two finishers in the "PRO" division will receive an automatic bye into semifinals of playoffs.  The bottom two finishers of the "PRO" division and top two finishers of the "SELECT" division will play in a pre-semis match.  The bottom two finishers of the "SELECT" division will be relegated to the Beer Bracket, which will take place at the Lay-Z-Boy Saloon in White Plains as SUNY Purchase is a dry campus.

Winners of all 3 TCT(c) segments will win a Kenny Dobyns disc from summer league 2012.  Seriously, we have a ton of them left.

Any questions or concerns?  Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Earlybird Registrations Opens Tonight!

Earlybird Registration for Summer League 2013 opens TONIGHT (3\25) at 8p.m.

Check here to see if you are on the early bird list.

To register, log into the wudi site.  Click "Leagues" from the top nav.  Then click "Registration".

Remember, in order to complete registration this year you MUST upload a profile photo.  To upload a photo, click the "Edit your Account" link.  You can do this NOW, before registration opens!

 

WSL 30th Anniversary Jersey & Disc Design Contest!

2013 is the 30th anniversary of WUDi Summer League!  With that in mind, we are looking for truly special jersey and disc designs to use this summer.

Jersey designs can be for the front and back of the jerseys, or just the front, and should include "WUDi" or "Westchester Ultimate Disc Inc.," and should highlight the fact that it is our 30th year.

Disc designs should, of course, be circular.

The person who creates the selected jersey design and the selected disc design will each receive half off their registration fee for the 2013 summer!

Designs should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, April 15th. Artwork needs to be vector art and the file should be in .eps format.

 

Summer League Registration Announcement

The Winter League Session is halfway done which means only one thing... It's almost time for Summer League registration!


Important Dates:


Early Bird Registration: 8pm, Monday, March 25th (You know who you are. But just in case you don't check out the earlybird list: http://www.wudi.org/earlybirds-list)

Registration Opens: 8pm, Monday, April 1st.

Registration Closes: 11:59pm, Monday, May 6th


IMPORTANT: USAU ID NUMBER REQUIREMENT (an explanation):

WUDi will once again be using USAU insurance for our summer league. Everyone must be covered by this insurance, so you have two options: : a) Pay an additional one time event fee of $12.25 at registration or b) be a full USAU member. A full and current USAU member has paid their 2013 dues (Youths 19yrs and under = $30, Adults= $50) AND signed their waiver online.

No matter which option you choose, you MUST HAVE A USAU ID# WHEN YOU SIGN UP. (directions below)


Option A - One time fee:

Step 1: Go here: https://members.usaultimate.org/members/create_account.php?s=1

2. Create a membership account.

3. Wait 20 mins to an hour to get your new USAU ID#

4. Log back on to the USAU : https://members.usaultimate.org/members/login.php to sign your 2013 waiver

5. Write down your USAU ID# somewhere important - refrigerator, cell phone, forehead - so you have it when you register for summer league.

6. Give yourself a high five for being able to follow instructions


Option B - Full USAU member:

Step 1: Log in to the USAU: https://members.usaultimate.org/members/login.php (or create a new account - see above for new members)

2. Pay your 2013 dues.

3. Sign your 2013 online waiver

4. Memorize your ID# using the majory memory system

5. Celebrate your success with a nice glass of chocolate milk and a nap.


Remember, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR USAU ID # WHEN YOU REGISTER. (Guys trying to get into the Coed Draft, that means you really need to have your info ready as spots fill quickly.) So make sure to get your ID number before registration opens!


Profile Photos REQUIRED:

We’re happy to announce the return of the profile photo! A photo that clearly shows your face is required to complete registration. This will help captains identify players during the draft. You can log into the WUDi site and upload a photo to your account before registration starts. To do this go to www.wudi.org. Log in. In the left hand panel click “Edit Your Account”. There you will see the ability to add a photo. If you do not have a photo added to your account BEFORE registration closes you can get bumped from the league.


Women Baggaging:

We are again allowing women to baggage with one other person (male or female). Baggage chains are not allowed. For a baggage request to be granted, both players have to request to baggage with the other person. The WUDi Board reserves the right to veto any baggage requests.


Open Cores:

We will once again be allowing cores in the Open league. Players may group together to ensure that they play on the same team for the summer. Full details and restrictions can be found here: http://wudi.org/about-wsl/144-explanation-of-open-division-cores

 

Bringing in new females:

For each new female you encourage to register for WUDi Summer League, you will receive a $10 refund off of registration. The new participant must never have played in any previous WUDi league, and must mention the name of the person who brought them to the league when they register.


High School and College Incentive:

New this year, WUDi will conduct a clinic in the fall for both the college and high school team that has the most participants in all three leagues. Make sure to enter your team when you register!


Dates:


First Game:

Coed and Open: Wednesday, May 29th. (Games are every Monday and Wednesday for 10 weeks).

Rec: Thursday, May 23rd. (Games are every Thursday for 10 weeks).

All games start at 6:30pm


Finals:

Coed and Open: August 10th.

Rec: August 3rd.


Registration Fees:

Rec League - $55

Draft League - $80

Both Rec and Draft league: $120

 

Winter League 1 Finals Video

You want exciting?  How about the Winter League 1 final game tied with 3 minutes to go?  Check out this video coverage of the last few minutes!

http://youtu.be/qtbv5tv6kP4

Do you have photos/videos of WUDi events to share?  Submit them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

 

A Call for Media

A Call for Media

Hey WUDi community!  Have you been taking awesome pictures and videos from summer, fall, or winter league and not sharing the love?  C’mon now… how are we supposed to post it for all your friends and family to see?  What about OUR archives?  What about your teammates who you haven’t friended on Facebook, or worse yet, aren’t even on Facebook (gasp!)?

Well now WUDi has a way for the benevolence in you to shine through.  Send all your pictures and videos to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll get videos up on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/WUDiMedia)  and pictures up on our Flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wudi_media/) .  I’m sure you already know about our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wudi.org).

Check back often for updates!

 

Fall League Session 2 and Winter League Session 1 Highlight Video

Check out the highlights of Fall League Session 2 and Winter League Session 1!

Fall and Winter Highlights

Video was created and edited by Erin Leonard.

 

Winter League Session 2 Schedule Now Posted.

The schedule for Winter League Session 2 has now been posted to the site:

Winter League 2 Schedule

The first games are this Thursday promptly at 8:30pm.  Please show up early so we can get going on time.

 

 

Winter League Session 2 Teams Announced!

Teams for Winter League Session 2 are now available:

Winter League Session 2 Teams


First games are next thursday, Febuary 7th at 8:30pm.  You will be receiving an email shortly from your captains with all the details about rules\location\etc.


See everyone on thursday!

 

NY Combine THIS WEEKEND

 

 

NYC Ultimate,
As some of you know, professional ultimate is gaining momentum across the country thanks to American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) and Major League Ultimate (MLU). Between the two of them there will be a professional ultimate team in 17 different cities this year. This is an exciting time in our sport as leagues like these get more exposure for our sport.
We hope that the community at large can show their support for both leagues. Full Disclosure: Ultimate Rec has been involved with 5-6 leagues a year, 2-3 hat tournaments, and 1-2 tournaments in the NYC area. We are now working with the AUDL team, New York Empire. We can't speak for the other pro league so this will cover the AUDL team only.
New York Empire has two goals in mind. We aim to win the AUDL championship and more importantly, we believe this is a great opportunity to work with youth organizations like DiscNY and Nike Ultimate Camps to grow the sport in NYC through our young kids. We are looking for volunteers, sponsors, and overall support.
We are hosting a combine this weekend for people interested in actually playing for the team. Members of our top open club team, PoNY, will be running players through drills and assessing their talent and skill on the field.
If you are a league organizer, coach, or team captain, please forward this information to your network.
How You Can Help Professional Ultimate:

1. If you have a facebook account, please like us on facebook. - http://www.facebook.com/newyorkempire
2. If you know of anyone that would like to tryout for the team, please let them know. You must be 18 as of January 1st, 2013.
3. Volunteer - We will be looking for help with our youth program. If you have flexible working hours and could help with youth games at 4:00PM, please let us know.
4. Go to a game. We haven't finalized our exact schedule, but we will have 8 home games and 8 away games this season. We have games in Philadelphia, DC, New Jersey, Rochester, and even Toronto. The season runs from April to July and we will likely make stops in several neighborhoods around NYC.
Thank you,
Cullen Shaw
Ultimate Rec

 

 

Playoffs!

It’s kind of hard to discuss playoffs as there is still one game left in the regular season; but let’s give it a go anyway.


As of right now, Black is the #1 seed for the playoff tournament (which starts with game 2 on Thursday). The only way that would change is if 5-1 Blue beats them in game one.  This is not an outlandish possibility either as Blue has been on a winning streak since game two of week 1.  Their only loss comes at the hands of Red who almost took down the seemingly invincible Black team last week.  During the Black/Red game, Red was up at halftime and wanted to come out strong after the break.  Unfortunately for them, Black made the necessary adjustments to come back and win.  So the winner of the Black/Blue game this week will be the one seed.

If Blue loses that game, and Red wins their game against winless Purple, Red will be the #2 seed and Blue will be #3.  This is because Red beat Blue in game 1.  Personally, I think Purple is due for a win, but it’s hard to argue with the stats.

The top and bottom seeds are relatively easy compared to the middle.  There’s nothing Purple can do at this point to get out of last place, but don’t count them out!  All they have to do is beat the 1 seed in the first round of playoffs and they’re on their way to a championship!  Green, having lost to everyone except Purple, is in the same (sunken) boat.  They’re the seventh seed.

Now here’s where it gets tricky.  Let’s assume Red wins and is the 3 seed.  Yellow and White are currently tied at 3-3.  If they both win, Yellow will be 4, White will be 5, and Orange will be 6. Easy.  If Yellow wins and White loses, it will actually be the same outcome!  Yellow will be 4-3, White will be 3-4, and Orange will be 2-5.  If Yellow loses and White wins, that will make White the 4 seed and Yellow and Orange are tied for 5th at 3-4.  As Orange will have won the head to head game with Yellow, they become the 5 seed and Yellow is is 6. If Yellow loses and White loses, there will be a three way tie-- Yellow, White, and Orange will all be 3-4.  In that case, it comes down to point differential in the games against each other.  White is currently -8 between the two teams, and depending on who wins the Yellow/Orange game (and by how much), seeding will be decided.

In any case, the one seed (Black or Blue) will play Purple (#8) on field 1. Two (Black, Blue, or Red) will play Green (#7) on field 2. Three (likely Red or Blue) will play either Yellow, White, or Orange (#6 seed) on field 3, and the remaining teams will play on Field 4.  Check with your captain after the first game on Thursday night and we’ll see what happens!

 

 

Winter League Highlights from Week 2

Highlights from 1/10/13
With eight teams and four fields at fall league, you may not have gotten a chance to see what is going on on the other fields.  Here are a few notable plays you may have missed or forgotten about since the last set of games.

Game 1

Yellow vs Purple (Score: 17-16). In this game, Yellow only had 5 men and 2 women. They get the overall defense award of the night for playing hard with very few subs.  With only 15 seconds left, Purple had a chance to tie the game but Yellow held strong with their D to win out.

Black vs Orange (Score: 26-17). Think Black is just a great team on offense?  They proved otherwise in this game with almost every player getting a D during this game.  Can anyone stop them?

Blue vs White (Score 20-17). In the beginning, everything was looking good for White.  High schooler Nick “Swiss” Wolf was playing great downfield defense and White was up going into half.  After the break, and a switch to 4:1 gender ratio, handlers John Garb and Dan Velazquez threw score after score to lead Blue to a 3 point win.

Red vs Green (Score:  25-23)*. Green opened up strong with a 6-2 lead behind some great throws from David Wexler.  Tim Mohl’s and Brian Lowell’s hard marks helped Red chip away at Green’s lead and led to quick scores after goal line turns. With one minute to go, Red had a one point lead. Dave Wexler was looking for Craig Moss deep in the endzone but Diane Palmer had a game saving D to secure the win for Red.

Game 2

Orange vs Purple (Score: 22-20). This game was a battle of attrition.  After going down 4-1, Purple went on a 6 point run led by captain Andrew Bosco.  The back and forth lasted throughout the game but no one could stop Orange player Billy Olli from lighting it up in the second half, leading Orange to a victory.

Blue vs Yellow (Score: 27-19). Yellow ladies Becca Light and Katrina Krasnansky opted to play savage to give their male teammates a rest and even had enough energy to layout for scores!  Unfortunately, Alli Kruk, who had a stellar all around game,  and the Blue team proved too much for the exasperated Yellow and took the win.

Black vs Green (Score: 33-13). This game was pretty one sided the entire time so Green took the opportunity to try a few new things.  Be wary of Green’s 5 person zone that flustered some of Black’s newer players, and Wexler’s sweet hammers to cutting machine Cary Hammond.

White vs Red (Score: 21-17)*. White came out strong looking to give Red their first loss of the season and took an early lead thanks to great cutting by Ben Ivers.. Red received a lift in the 2nd half with a score saving D by Rohan Mazumdar but in the end, White pulled ahead to give Red their first loss.

*Written by John Palmer

 

Winter League Highlights from 1/3/13

With eight teams and four fields at fall league, you may not have gotten a chance to see what is going on on the other fields.  Here are a few notable plays you may have missed or forgotten about since the last set of games.


Game 1

Red vs Blue (Score: 22-19). In their first game of the season, both teams were eager to come out strong. It was the legendary two towers John Palmer and Elliot Warner that led Red to their first victory.  One team to rule them all...

Orange vs Green (Score: 28-26). This game was a battle throughout with many highlights.  Despite Green player, Todd Springer’s, callahan grab for a score, and Austin “Highlight” Raymond’s, shoulder high layout D, Orange prevailed for a two point win at the buzzer.

White vs Purple (Score 14-13). With both teams full of young players, this game got off to a slow start.  Multiple defensive plays by 14 year old Nathaniel Pucci led White to their first win of the season.

Black vs Yellow (Score:  27-18). Proving that they’re going to be a force to reckon with this season, Black dominated this game throughout.  Black player, Ross Ward made multiple D’s in this game but couldn’t stop John “Eagleman” Vinci’s off the wall (literally!) throw to Alexandra Purdy for a score.

Game 2

Red vs Orange (Score: 27-24). In their second game, Red proved they were a team with high expectations.  In a symbolic gesture, Alon Brown pulled the disc so high that it hit the ceiling and landed 10 feet from where he pulled.  Don’t worry...Red won anyway.

Blue vs Purple (Score: 23-18). This game showcased two teams who were both ready for their first win. Unfortunately, Purple lost scoring machine Kendra Frederick to injury and Blue player Dean Robinson had a breakout game to lead Blue to a victory.

Yellow vs Green (Score: 22-21). In another close game, Yellow breaks a tie at 20-20 to take the lead.  It was Chris Mock’s run through D with less than a minute left that led to the game winning goal for Yellow.

Black vs White (Score: 25-17). It doesn’t matter if you’re Black or White...unless you want to win in which case you should probably be on the Black team.  White fought valiantly but could not best handler powerhouse Jude Travers-Frazier and Liz Middleton who led their team to an 8 point win.

 

 

Announcing WUDi Winter League 2 (registration opens MONDAY 1/7 @ 8p.m.!) & Jersey Design Contest!

WUDi will be holding its second winter league at Chelsea Piers CT, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902. This league will be played on beautiful new turf (cleats allowed!) at this brand new indoor sports complex.

Registration for Winter League 2 will be open from Monday, January 7th - Monday January 28th! Registration will open at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 7th at www.wudi.org and will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 28th. (Registration WILL NOT be extended, so don't miss the deadline!)

Dates:
Winter League 2 - Thursdays 8:30-10 p.m. from Feb. 7th - Apr. 11th (10 weeks!)

Cost:
$135 for 10 weeks of ultimate AND a jersey of your team's color
JERSEY DESIGN CONTEST:
We will be ordering jerseys for Winter League 2, but we need YOUR help to design them! Designs should be for the FRONT of the jerseys only, and should include "WUDi" or "Westchester Ultimate Disc Inc.," "Winter League," and "2013." Designs should be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, January 25th. Artwork needs to be vector art and the file should be in .eps format.

USAU Membership:
WUDi is insured through USAU. In order to play in WUDi winter league, you must be a current 2013 USAU member, or have paid the one-time event fee. Information about USAU membership can be found here: http://www.usaultimate.org/membership/default.aspx. All WUDi participants must have a USAU account and sign a 2013 waiver, even if they are paying the $12.25 one-time event fee for Winter League 2.

Format:
8 teams
5-on-5 
3:2 (sometimes 4:1) gender ratio
2 42 minute timed, sub-on-the-fly games per night

Other Great Reasons to Play:
- Women will be allowed to baggage with one additional person of either gender
- On-site bar with post-game WUDi drink specials
- Convenient location just minutes off of I-95 or a 5-minute drive from the Stamford train station (carpools from the train will be readily available!)

SPOTS ARE LIMITED! REGISTER EARLY!

Have a question? Want to captain? Email league coordinator Ashley “Smash” Snyder at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Predicting Winter League: an Uncertain Science

Las Vegas, NV – As captains in Stamford, CT, put final touches on playbooks and motivational speeches, another group is scrambling to prepare for the start of WUDi’s first winter league: oddsmakers.

“Ultimate is one of the most difficult sports to post odds,” says Jay Kornegay, director of the Las Vegas Hilton Race and Sports SuperBook, “but this winter league has been especially difficult.”

The SuperBook has set Andy Bosco’s PURPLE squad as an early 2:1 favorite. “Gamblers see Linwood Lewis and Kendra Frederick back on a Bosco-led squad and are reminded of the 2012 summer league ‘invincibles’ team. We had to adjust the line for that.”

Joseph “CJ” Ouellette, steps into the only captain vacancy (Sara “Romeo” Zuba resigned after a 1-11 finish in fall league II) to command team BLACK. CJ has a strong roster in his debut, with stalwarts Jude Travers-Frazier, Bruce Monte, and Liz Middleton, as well as young workhouse Andrew Yang.

Black is 4:1 to win the league at the SuperBook, along with BLUE and WHITE. Blue is led by captain Mary Glickman, who plucked John Garb and Allison Kruk away from Bosco’s WSL squad, and added power-couple Shannon and DV Velazquez. White will be led by Jesse Cardozo, who signed Smash Snyder, Matty Jefferson and the Erins – Knight and Leonard – to one-season contract extensions. Cardozo also staged the biggest free-agent coup, snatching defensive stud Ben Ivers from the Indianapolis AlleyCats, after overtures for Brodie Smith were spurned.

But all eyes will be watching the GREENYELLOW match tonight to learn more about these two teams as they enter the season 8:1 to win it all. Defending champion Seth Canetti has an unpredictable squad, featuring Louis “Pete Rose” Marino, who has been known to affect the lines with his play as well as his wallet. Captain David Wexler leads what could be a strong Green team, with the ever fragile Austin Raymond returning from surgery, and veterans Claire Epstein and Craig Moss likely to fill up the stat sheet.

Also of interest to the books on opening night is the ORANGERED clash who open the year at 10:1. Kyle Friedrichs brings back Kerry Beyrer for another season, and has recruited Cassandra Schaffa and Billy Olli back to the WUDi fold. Red’s John Palmer brings back a familiar squad, and has added talent in Diana DeLeo, Dylan O’Donoghue, and Alon Brown. Oddsmakers are keen to see if Bill Baer’s locker-room presence will calm this potentially combustible bunch.

“We could see a lot of action this season,” states Kornegay, “perhaps even besting the record $7.20 wagered in 2011.”

 

Winter League Session 1 Teams Announced

The teams for Winter League Session 1 have been drafted and are now posted on the website.

To view the teams click here: http://www.wudi.org/wsl-teams

The first games start next Thursday, January 3rd at 8:30pm.  The schedule will be posted within the next few days.

You should be receiving an email shortly from your captain.

See you all next week!

 

Fall League Wrap Up

 

WUDI recently finished the first two seasons of the inaugural Fall League at Chelsea Piers. The first season was a four team, six week, league captained by Dave Wexler, John Palmer, Kyle Friedrichs, and Jesse Cardozo in Red, Blue, Black, and White respectively.  Because of the smaller size of the league, the captains created teams, trying to keep all teams as equal as possible.  Despite this, White dominated the league with a record of 11-1 and claimed the first championship of Fall League.  Blue beat Red in the playoffs to claim second place and Black took fourth.

League two doubled in size with eight teams and over 100 players.  Kendra Frederick, Sara Zuba, Liz Middleton, and Seth Canetti joined as new captains and teams were redrafted and split into two divisions based on the number of ladies on the team. The regular season standings proved that Kendra’s Green team was a force to be reckoned with (record 8-2) while Yellow (Jesse), Black (Dave), Orange (Seth), and Red (Liz) ended up in a dead heat for second place at 6-4.  Kyle’s team, Purple, started off strong but due to a series of injuries ended the regular season in sixth place with a 5-5 record while John’s White team went 3-7.  Blue, captained by Sara didn’t win a game in the regular season.

There was much excitement going into playoffs of Season 2.  Could Green hold on to their winning streak and become champions of both the regular season and playoffs like White had done in season 1?  What would be the outcome of the four teams who were tied for second? Would Blue win a game?

Ultimately all these questions would be answered.

In the semi-finals, Green, who was missing veteran handler Jude Travers-Frazier, fell to a full forced Orange.  The short staffed Black team lost to Yellow which gave returning captain Jesse a chance at another title. Red, who was dropped down into the fifth place bracket due to tie-breakers, beat Blue in the first round, and Purple beat White.

The last round of Fall League Two matched up Blue and White in the game for seventh place.  Determined to win a game, Blue played hard and won their first of the season.  It’s not about how you start, but how you finish...

Purple beat Red in the fifth place game and Green beat Black to take third.

In the championship game, Yellow came out strong and took an early lead.  Frustrated, Orange called a timeout in order to regroup and come up with a new game plan. I’m not sure what Seth said to his team during that time out but afterwards, a whole new Orange team emerged. They battled back to win the game 18-17 and become the Champions. Yellow voted for Orange’s Double D-machine, Diana Deleo, as the Championship game MVP.

Many thanks go out to Ashley “Smash’ Snyder for putting the league together.  Without her, there would be no WUDI Fall League.

How do you think Fall League went? Did you have fun? Were teams fair? What would you like to see in the coming winter leagues?  Leave comments below!

 

 

WUDI 2012 Elections

From December 21st thru December 31st, the online voting booths will be open and as a member of WUDI, you can cast your vote for the 2012 WUDi Board members.  Please note that only a portion of the Board positions are up for election this year.  This staggering of positions within the elections is described in the WUDi Bylaws.

We are pleased to present the candidate statements for the people brave enough to step up to the plate for the open positions this year: Secretary, At-Large Board Member and Treasurer.  As with the past few years, there is only one candidate for each position.  Please take the time anyway to place your vote of support for the candidates!

VOTE NOW!

Secretary Candidate Statements

Ashley 'Smash' Snyder

My name is Ashley Snyder, but many in the ultimate community know me as Smash. I am running for the position of secretary on the WUDi Board of Directors. My ultimate career started at the University of Delaware in 2005 and I have been a member of the WUDi community since 2010. I have played for both women's and mixed club teams in the Connecticut and New York area; most recently on the New York mixed team 7Express. Over my time playing ultimate during and after college, I have had ample opportunities to exercise my organizational skills. In the past year I have served WUDi as the league coordinator of their inaugural fall and winter leagues located at the new Chelsea Piers indoor facility in Stamford, CT. When I am not playing and organizing ultimate, I am a music teacher at a private school for students with learning disabilities in Greenwich, CT. I would love to serve the WUDi community as the secretary on the Board of Directors and think that with my enthusiasm and organization I would be a great fit for the position.

At-Large Board Member Candidate Statements

Fi Cheng

My name is Fi Cheng. I've been playing in WUDi for ten years now and took over as Treasurer in 2007.  Though I'm stepping down from that position, I'd still like to be involved in helping make this the best league in the NY area.   During my tenure as Treasurer, I've implemented a QuickBooks accounting system, brought our corporate filings with the IRS, and NYS current and helped run many of our events.  I hope you'll let me stay on as an At-large so I continue to support the WUDi during this transition period.   Happy Holidays and see you on the fields!

 

Treasurer Candidate Statements

Bob Suvanich
Hi,
I hope to server as Treasurer for WUDi. I promise to devote myself to this role with vigor and dedication. I will work hard to ensure that WUDi maintain its financial stability so that it continues to achieve the organizational goals including the growth of Ultimate within the communities of Westchester and surrounding areas. I will make sure that the records are kept organized and all the funds are collected and expenses are paid properly. I will work with the various vendors to ensure that services are adequately provided. I will work with the WUDi board and advisors on the policies relating to the expenditure of money relating to the league. Most importantly, I will work with the members of WUDi to listen to you and address any concerns you may have relating to the budget.
I have treasury experience as a captain of a club team responsible for fronting the money for tournament fees, jerseys, lodging and collecting the money for those expenditures. I am also a Tax Auditor in my professional career so I am proficient in accounting and finance related topics. I look forward to serving you as WUDi Treasurer.
Thank you.
 

Fall League Playoffs

Playoffs? You wanna talk about playoffs?  Okay...I guess it’s about time seeing as how they’re on Thursday.  Here are some things you may not have known.

Unlike Fall League 1, WUDI’s second fall league started with an actual draft (like summer league).  After teams were decided, the captains broke them down into two divisions.  Division A was Red, Yellow, White, and Green while division B was Purple, Black, Orange, and Blue.  If you haven’t noticed, you played the teams in your division twice and the teams in the other division once.  Now here we are at playoffs.

The format for playoffs gives the top two teams of each division a shot at the title. The bottom four teams will play for the Chumpionship (or 5th place if that offends your ever so delicate nature).  This means that in game one:

A1 (Green) will play B2 (Orange) on field 1
B1 (Black) will play A2 (Yellow) on field 2
A3 (Red) will play B4 (Blue) on field 3
B3 (Purple) will play A4 (White) on field 4

Then, for game two, the winners of game one will play on fields 1 and 3, and the losers will play on fields 2 and 4.  After that, we will have our Fall League 2 Champions (and Chumpions)!

Post-game, there will be a quick vote for an MVP from the winning team, team pictures, and possibly a cocktail reception hosted by Chelsea Piers in the private squash lounge.  Stick around...it will be a fun night!

 

Fall League Highlights - Week 4

With eight teams and four fields at fall league, you may not have gotten a chance to see what is going on on the other fields.  Here are a few notable plays you may have missed or forgotten about since the last set of games.

Game 1

White vs Blue (Score: 18-11). Having a week off seemed to only fire up White more.  The ever boisterous John Palmer dominated the field and led his team to a morale boosting victory. Not sure who John is? Look out for the tallest loudest guy in the league.

Yellow vs Black (Score: 24-23). Black started the game with a killer zone that definitely flustered Yellow in the first half.  After the break, Yellow pulled it together to win on universe point.  Game highlight: Black’s four person zone—they played without any women!

Green vs Red (Score: 28-11). League leader Green continued to dominate against a short staffed Red team.  Nick Judson picked up the slack for his missing teammates and became a scoring machine for the Red team!

Orange vs Purple (Score:  21-20). In close games, sometimes it comes down to the little things… Orange player Becca Light makes a D by waving her arms and screaming at the disc enough to fluster the receiver into a turnover.  Orange goes on to win the game on universe point!

Game 2

Yellow vs White (Score: 27-24). White and Yellow’s first rematch of the season was another close game., The teams traded points for most of the game-- neither having a clear advantage..  Towards the end, Alli Kruk turned up her offense to lead Yellow to another victory!

Black vs Blue (Score: 24-23). Don’t underestimate Blue.  They may not have had a win yet, but they’re hungry.  Black learned that during this game as Blue player Rafe Steinhauer ran (and ran and ran) the offense leading the team in scores.

Green vs Orange (Score: 23-20). Despite the efforts of a very formidable Orange team, Green pulled out yet another victory.  Using every advantage they could find, Orange bounced a disc off the side wall to Diana Deleo who made a miraculous catch for a score.

Red vs Purple (Score: 21-20). After their warm up with Green, Red came out fired up for game two.  A close game throughout, speedster Craig Moss made a run through D after time expired with the score tied.  He went on to catch the game winning score and give Red the win.

 

2012 Elections

Attention WUDi Members!

Are you interested in getting involved with WUDi by holding an elected leadership position?

Election season is upon us and we are looking for dedicated and responsible members to run for the following board positions:

Treasurer: The WUDi treasurer is responsible for overseeing the organization's budget. The responsibilities include:

- Keeping records of all transactions over the course of the fiscal year

- Organizing/transferring funds in all accounts so as to maximize interest earned on existing totals but be sure that there are sufficient funds to cover upcoming expenses

- Working with the webmaster during registration to provide refunds when appropriate and contact registrants who did not complete payment during the registration process

- Handling reimbursements for payments covered by WUDi members (e.g. writing and sending a check to the person who purchased the paint to line the fields at championships)

- Paying vendor bills promptly

- Following up with vendors on open issues and service matters (e.g. contacting the porta-potty people about when to pick up the unit from the fields)

- Collecting and depositing money given for disc purchase and other merchandise, as well as fees to participate in spring events

- Writing year-end summary reports that highlight broad trends from year-to-year or anomalies in any given year that should be taken into account before the upcoming year (e.g. recommending that because field costs went up and now there is a fee for parking, so we will have to raise the cost of registration for all players)

- Working with the WUDi board and advisors on matters of policy, especially those related to expenditure of money

Secretary: The WUDi Secretary is responsible for a majority of the record keeping for the organization. The responsibilities include:

- Giving notice of all Board meetings to the Board of Directors

- Keeping minutes of all the live meetings and conference calls

- Preparing and distributing minutes from all meetings and calls to the Board of Directors

- Maintain the “institutional memory” and keep historical records of different organizational relationships

- Distribute and maintain needed paperwork to board members and contract vendors, field provider, insurance agent, etc…

At Large: The WUDi At-Large Member will possess an official vote in board matters, be responsible for a variety of tasks from time to time, and become part of the Appeal Committee for the Conduct Committee. In addition to broad Board responsibilities, At-Large Members may be called upon by the Corporate Director to assume certain WUDi league or event-related tasks, such as:

- General board support

- Contacting league vendors

- Finals setup and cleanup

- Hat tournament & clinic support

- Merchandise sales support

Each position holds a 2 year term. For more information about the proceeding positions' roles and requirements, please review the by-laws on the WUDi website. You may also wish to contact current board members for a more detailed perspective and overview. To submit your candidacy, email your statement to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . After the submission period has elapsed, statements will be made available on the website. Voting will commence two days later.

Current election timeline:

11/29 – 12/12 - Submission period

12/12 – 12/14 - Candidate review period

12/14 – 12/28 - Election period

All times end at midnight EST of the posted date.

Emails will be sent to the membership reminding them of upcoming deadlines. Before submitting your statement, please consider that board positions are volunteer and require a lot of time and energy. Only run if you are prepared to take on such a commitment. We welcome all candidates with drive, dedication, and passion for the game, for the local ultimate community, and for the WUDi organization and membership. If you are interested in getting involved with WUDi and the local disc scene, but are not interested in running for a board position, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Advisor). We always need more help in a ton of various roles. Ladies, please step up! We would love an increased representation from our female membership. Have a wonderful day!

 

 

Why Do You Play Ultimate?

Former D5 captain and Connecticut Constitution manager, John Korber has been looking into this. Check out the results from the first round of his survey and help further answer this question by filling out the second survey: (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHdxdW1LVTFiaG9oazJsUTFnRnRNeUE6MQ#gid=0)

From John:
Some of you may have already seen this...but I figured I continue my spamming of the ultimate world. I'd greatly appreciate it if you'd continue to promote the new survey in your circles.

Thank you so much for responding to (and helping me distribute) my survey a few weeks ago. The response has been overwhelming...more than 3600 people have replied and the responses continue to trickle in. The power of social media and community promotion is really quite remarkable. 

Many people have asked, for good reason, what I intend to do with the information I've been gathering. While the concept originated as a small effort to validate some of my thoughts on the collective values of the ultimate community, the survey has evolved into a much broader purposed initiative. As someone who spends a lot of time and energy devoted to leadership and management, I have always (and particularly with respect to a volunteer activity where participants invest a relatively large amount of time and energy) believed that it is crucial for leaders to understand the values and desires of the people they serve.

Various responses to changes we're all witnessing throughout the ultimate landscape prompted me to seek out answers to some basic questions about why people choose to play this sport. Responses to the survey support my original hunches that ultimate players (despite the stereotypes and behavior that might imply otherwise) are thoughtful, rational people who have identified ultimate as an effective way to satisfy a variety of desires in a cost effective (both in terms of time and money) way. Generally speaking, ultimate players are educated people with interests in exercise, outdoor activities and competition. While typically more competitive than the population at large, players do not prioritize competition or winning as most critical values, and, enjoy socializing, traveling and interacting with others.

These traits, when applied across a broad set of financial, professional, demographic and other criteria, produce people who come to ultimate as a way to deliver satisfaction across several of these key values. Unsurprisingly, the player who only plays in local pickup games does have similar values as the perennial Championships player, although life realities such as profession, location, or athletic ability may impact the how and where and when each chooses to play. 

In the end, I'm hoping to continue to refine and quantify my understanding of the who's, how's, and why's of playing ultimate, and to use that understanding to impact change in our community. I think leadership can always be better informed, and whether or not I formally serve in a such a capacity on a national level, I hope that studies like mine will help ultimate to continue to serve as such a great fit in the lives of its millions of players.

Attached is part of the original survey results. Not all of the questions are included, as I (with the help of some great statistical analysts) am still slicing and dicing the results to come up with some more meaningful analysis. Please take a look. As always, I welcome any thoughts, suggestions, or opinions you're interested in sharing, and would be happy to open a dialog with you.

I've constructed a second survey, as a follow up to the first, to help us gather some more narrowly targeted values. The second survey is here. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHdxdW1LVTFiaG9oazJsUTFnRnRNeUE6MQ#gid=0)  I'd love it if you would take a moment to fill it out, too. It'd be even better if you'd share it with some of your ultimate-playing friends and teammates.

I expect to gather results on the second survey over the next few weeks, and then to spend some time at the end of December analyzing, thinking, and writing about the collective results. My hope is to publish some things online in early January and to make all of the data publicly available. I also hope to use my experience in discussions with local and national ultimate organizations to help them use the data in ways that are consistent with the values of the community.

Thanks again for your interest, cooperation, time and thoughts. Our community wouldn't be what it is today without the passion and care that so many of you bring to it. The game, and more importantly the community, has changed my life in ways I never could have predicted, and my membership in the community is a tremendous source of personal pride for me. Even in a time of change, I'm sure that ultimate will continue to thrive, and it will continue to be a source of meaningful relationships, personal satisfaction and general enjoyment for millions of people for years to come.

 

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Fall League 1 MVP Interview

Have you met the MVP from Fall League 1? His name is Matt “CAT” Stevens and he played on Team White (11-1 record) in the first session of Wudi’s inaugural fall league. I was privileged enough to be able to play with him in both fall leagues and let me tell you, he’s down to earth, fun, and needless to say, awesome at ultimate. This season, he’s playing on the up-and-coming team yellow. In case you haven’t had a chance to catch up with him, he answered a few interview questions.

 

Q: The basics…How old are you, where did you go to college, when did you graduate, and what did you major in?

A: I’m 23, went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (go Boogiemen!), majored in finance, and graduated in 2011.

 

Q: When did you start playing ultimate?

A: I started playing my sophomore year of college in 2008. Before that I played baseball, soccer, basketball and competitive paintball when I was younger.

 

Q: That’s not very long ago…have you played club at all?

A: I’ve never played club, but I look forward to trying to make a team in the spring. Not sure yet if I’m going to play coed or open. I did captain an open summer league team though…

 

Q: How was that?

A: Tough…but fun. I captained Royal and we finished a bit better than .500. Considering we didn’t have a CORE, I think we did great.

 

Q: What are your thoughts on team white from Fall League 1?

A: Team White was experienced, had precise throws and strong defense. Everyone had a role and the team played well together from week 1. It was a lot of fun!

 

Q: What are your thoughts on team Yellow this season?

A: Team Yellow is younger, quicker and has a lot of potential. Once we begin to gel as a team, we will be a force in WUDI Fall 2.

 

Q: Anything else?

A: I enjoy modifying and driving cars. I love to travel. I didn't eat bananas until I started playing ultimate and my favorite post game food is a chili cheeseburger.

 

Matt’s a great guy and has a strong presence on the field. Look for him on team yellow and after the games at Seaside Tavern!

 

 

Announcing: WUDi WINTER LEAGUE 1 (January)

WUDi will be holding its first winter league at Chelsea Piers CT, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902. This league will be played on beautiful new turf (cleats allowed!) at this brand new indoor sports complex.

Registration for Winter League 1 will be open from Wednesday, November 28th - Wednesday, December 19th! Registration will open at 8 p.m. on November 28th at www.wudi.org and will close at 8 p.m. on December 19th.

Dates:

Winter League 1 - Thursdays 8:30-10 p.m. from Jan. 3rd - Jan. 31st (Only 5 weeks! Perfect for college students home on break!)

Cost:

$65

USAU Membership:

WUDi is insured through USAU. In order to play in WUDi winter league, you must be a USAU member, or have paid the one-time event fee. Information about USAU membership can be found here: http://www.usaultimate.org/membership/default.aspx NOW IS THE TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2013! You will need to be a USAU member for all WUDi leagues (there will be a second winter league, and of course summer league!) in 2013 as well as fun tournaments such as Nocturnal Decisions, Wildwood, and many others. This is a great opportunity to pay your dues and sign your waiver so you are all set for the year!

Format:

8 teams

5-on-5

3:2 gender ratio

2 40 minute timed, non-stop, sub-on-the-fly games per night

Other Great Reasons to Play:

- Women will be allowed to baggage with one additional person of either gender

- On-site bar with post-game WUDi drink specials

- Convenient location just minutes off of I-95 or a 5-minute drive from the Stamford train station (carpools from the train will be readily available!)

SPOTS ARE LIMITED! REGISTER EARLY!

Have a question? Want to captain? Email league coordinator Ashley “Smash” Snyder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Fall League Session 2 Teams Announced

Fall League Session 2 teams have been drafted!

To find out what team you are on click on this link:

Fall League Session 2 Teams

Emails from your captains will be going out shortly.

The first game(s) for Session 2 start NEXT Thursday, November 2nd at 8:30p.m.  You will be playing 2, 40 mins games a night.  The schedule will be posted in the next few days.  For those of you new to the league, please check out the rules section to read up on the fall league specific rules.

 

Games are played at:

Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT.

1 Blachley Road

Stamford, CT 06902
See you all next week!

 

 

Rec Finals Wrap up

Pool A began with Red vs Blue, and the stakes were high.  Barring an upset of the top seeded Jalapeno Poppers, a virtual lock to advance following their strong season, the winner of this game would most assuredly make it to semifinal round as the other representative.  Red jumped out to an early lead, but Blue came charging and back went into the half leading 7-5.  Red rattled off consecutive points a few times in the 2nd half, but Blue emerged victorious in a hard fought game.

Short on subs and winded from the grueling game with Red, Blue still came out strong against The Jalapeno Poppers in game 2, holding steady at 2-2.  Then the Poppers defense kicked in, and they steam rolled their way to the semis, rattling off 17 consecutive points and taking their pool 13-2 & 13-3.
Charcoal, the only team that the Poppers hadn't defeated during the season, was riddled by injuries from their pool play, and went down to the tune of 15-6 in the gutsy semifinal match.
Bottom-seeded White, favored to take an early exit, brought their A game to pool B, cutting their way through strong Gold & Charcoal teams to make the semifinals. The Cinderella run continued as they handled the short-staffed and completely exhausted Blue squad to match up with the Poppers in a 1vs6 final.  This marked the 2nd straight year that the Rec Final was the highest seed again the lowest - some may recall Black's courageous run in 2011, where they fell just short to top-seeded Charcoal in a 15-13 final.
The finals started off neck & neck, with both sides trading points to the tune of a 4-3 lead for White.  The Poppers then hit their groove and took the half 8-4.  White was not to be held down for long, and strung together 3 in a row early in the second half to pull within 10-8.  The Poppers 'D' once again proved to be too much though, getting 5 hand blocks from 4 different players, winning it 15-11."

 

 

Fall League Registration Update

Registration for Fall Leagues 1 & 2 closes in just 12 days on September 10th and WE NEED LADIES!

 

Men: while there is a waitlist for League 1, there are still 8 spots available in League 2! You can even grab a lady-friend and baggage together!

 

Ladies: grab a friend, baggage together, and join up! There are plenty of spots available, and you don't want to miss the opportunity to enjoy fast-paced 5-on-5 games on beautiful indoor turf followed by Thursday evening WUDi socializing!

 

WUDi looks forward to seeing all of you out there this fall!

 

Summer League Coed Finals Wrap Up

For those of you who missed Summer League Finals, the day started out much like any other day.  The weather forecasters were wrong with their predictions of heavy storms, the sun came out and so did the humidity.   The coed division played a standard 8 team bracket tournament to determine the league champion.  Bosco and Zuba led a strong Royal Blue team as the #1 seed having dominated the regular season.  With ECC being the same weekend though the championship was still up for grabs as many game day rosters did not resemble their regular season counterparts.

Unfortunately, playing for team IceBurg…. I was not around to see all the games other than the two that were at my location.  In the first Round Black came out strong and took down the number 2 seeded Orange squad, while on field 7 a fired up Kelly Green team took down my beloved Burgundy.  Over on fields 1 and 2 Gold and Blue took care of business, setting up the semifinals match ups of Black V Kelly and Gold V Royal.

In the Semi’s Black continued their strong showing with what appeared to be a nearly complete roster and moved into the finals.  On field 2 Gold and Royal were stuck in a grueling battle with Royal leading by 2 or 3 points.  As I blew the horn for the soft cap, my trusty air-horn that had been by my side all season finally died without more than a peep. I ran over to field 2 to inform the captains that the soft cap would go on after they finished the current point.  As it turns out, that point would end up being a marathon taking approximately 15 minutes to finish and the hard cap went on just as it ended.   With Royal up by at least two the games was over, setting up the finals match up of Black vs. Royal Blue.

The finals started off with a full sideline of spectators who were hungry for an exciting game.  Unfortunately that is not what they got… at least not right away.  Blue came out much the way they did all season was a smooth offense that is hard to stop.  Initially it looked like Royal was going to run away with the championship taking the half up by 3 points.

During Half time we revealed the winner of this year’s MVP award…. Drum roll please… Congrats to Nick Judson!!!   Nick definitely was a worthy recipient as he played great defense and smart offense all summer (at least from the games I saw him in).

Back to the game,

Bob and Julie were able to settle their team down and launch a second half comeback.  This game featured some stellar individual performances from Matt “Pippen” Auletta, who played nearly every point and was the focal point of Blacks offense, and Nick “MVP” Judson who made D after D in the end zone on Blacks deep looks.  After being down big in the first half Black was able to tie the game up as the soft cap went on at 12’s.  The two teams traded points to bring the finals to universe point!  After a long, hard fought point with a couple of interesting calls Royal was able to finally punch in the winning goal and take the 2012 Summer League Championship 14-13.

Congrats to Andy, Sara and the rest of the Royal Blue Squad!!

I want to thank everyone who once again made this a great Summer League experience.  Everyone showed great spirit throughout and helped keep WUDI as one of the best leagues in the country!

I apologize if I misremembered anything, but I think I got most of the important details pretty close.

Good luck to everyone this year!  Until next summer…


 
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