Canadian Ultimate Championships

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Canadian Ultimate Championships also known as CUC is an annual Ultimate Frisbee tournament organised by Ultimate Canada and the player association of the city where the championships are held.[1]

History of ultimate and disc sports in Canada[edit]

Australia vs Canada Ultimate players at WUGC 2012 in Japan. Ultimate Canada

Organized disc sports began in the early 1970s, with promotional efforts from Irwin Toy, the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships (1972–85), the Vancouver Open Frisbee Championships (1974–77) and professionals using Frisbee show tours to perform at universities, fairs and sporting events.[2] Disc sports such as freestyle, double disc court, guts, ultimate and disc golf became this sports first events.[3][4] Two sports, the team sport of ultimate and disc golf are very popular worldwide and are now being played semi-professionally.[5][6] The World Flying Disc Federation, Professional Disc Golf Association, Freestyle Players Association are the official rules and sanctioning organizations for flying disc sports worldwide. Ultimate Canada is the official rules and sanctioning organization for ultimate in Canada.

Ultimate is a team sport played with a flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to members of your own team, on a rectangular field,120 yards (110m) by 40 yards (37m), until you have successfully completed a pass to a team member in the opposing teams end zone. In the early 1970s, Ken Westerfield introduced ultimate along with other disc sports North of the 49th parallel at the Canadian Open Frisbee Championships (1972-1985) and the Vancouver Open Frisbee Championships (1974-1976). In 1979, Ken Westerfield and Chris Lowcock, created the Toronto Ultimate Club (TUC). The Toronto Ultimate Club is one of ultimate's oldest leagues.[7][8]

The first Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) were held for the open division in Ottawa in 1987, produced by Marcus Brady and Brian Guthrie. OCUA subsequently hosted the 1993, 1999, 2002 and 2011 Canadian Ultimate Championships.[9]

Canada has been ranked number one in the Ultimate World Rankings several times since 1998 in all the Ultimate Divisions (including Open and Women's) according to the World Flying Disc Federation.[10]

In 2013, as a founding partner, the Toronto Ultimate Club presented Canada's first semi-professional ultimate team, the Toronto Rush. [11][12] to the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL).[13][14] In their first season they went undefeated 18-0 and won the AUDL championships.[15] The American Ultimate Disc League and the now defunct Major League Ultimate (MLU) are the first semi-professional ultimate leagues.[16]

Most Recent Championships[edit]

The 31st championships, CUC 2017, was held in Ottawa, Ontario, August 13–20, 2017.

In 2016 the Canadian Ultimate Championship series restructured with the introduction of a standalone mixed championship. CUC 2017 Mixed took place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 24–27, 2017.[17]

Past Championships[edit]

Year Location Host Open Division Women's Division Mixed Division Junior Division Masters Division
2018 CUC: Brampton, ON

CUC Mixed: Surrey, BC

  1. Phoenix (ON)
  2. Alberta Flatball Club (AB)
  3. Grand Trunk (ON)
  1. Iris (Quebec)
  2. Stella (ON)
  3. PPF (ON)
  1. Happy Campers
  2. Mastadon
  3. Tilde
1. O: TORO (ON) / W: MOFO (MB)

2. O: Eclipse (BC) / W: Eclipse (BC)
3. O: Vortex (BC) / W: TORO (ON)

  1. W: Forever 31/ O: Max Power
  2. W: Thrift Shop / O: Borderline
  3. W: Mint / O: Queen City Kings
2017 CUC: Ottawa, ON
  • TD: Venissa de Castro, Isabelle Blanchard, Naomi Garneau

CUC Mixed: Saskatoon, SK

  1. GOAT (Toronto)
  2. General Strike (Winnipeg)
  3. Phoenix (Ottawa)
  1. 6ixers(Toronto)
  2. Traffic (Vancouver)
  3. Iris (Quebec)
  • SOTG: Wendigo (Vancouver)
  1. Anchor (Halifax)
  2. Crash (Kitchener-Waterloo)
  3. Battleship (Montreal)
1. O: MOFO (Win) / W: Misfit (BC)

2. O: TORO (Tor) / W: TORO (Tor)
3. O: Ignite (Ottawa) / W: Vortex

  • W: Vintage / O: NSOM (Montreal)
  • W: lowercase / O: Torque
  • W: DYNA (Calgary) / O: Best Before
2016 CUC: Edmonton, AB

CUC Mixed: Hamilton, ON

  1. Grand Trunk (Toronto)
  2. General Strike (Winnipeg)
  3. Mio Grape (Vancouver)
  1. Fusion (Winnipeg)
  2. Sneaky House Hippos (Vancouver)
  3. Flurry (Edmonton)
  1. Montreal Old Star (Montreal)
  2. Nagano 98 (Aurora)
  3. Local 613 (Kingston)
1. O: MOFO (Win) / W: Misfit (BC)

2. O: TORO (Tor) / W: Alpha (BC)
3. O: Bonfire (N Van) / W: TORO (Tor)

  1. W: Throwback (Edmonton) / O: NSOM (Montreal)
  2. W: Eclipse (Ottawa) / O: Grizzle (Central BC)
  3. W: DYNA (Calgary) / O: Carbon (Edmonton)

SOTG: W: MASH (Alberta) / O: Carbon (Edmonton)

2015 Winnipeg, MB 1. GOAT (Tor)

2. Furious George(Van)
3. Mockingbird(Mtl)

1. Traffic (Van)

2. Iris (Mtl)
3. Capitals (Tor/Ott)

1. Team Fisher Price (Van)

2. Union (Tor)
3. Bunny Thugs

1. O: TORO (Tor) / W: Alpha (BC)

2. O: Alpha (BC) / W: Vortex (BC)
3. O: MOFO (Wpg) / W: MOFO (Wpg)

1. O: Shepherds (Tor) / W: Vintage

2. O: Muriqui (Van) / W: Terra
3. O: NSOM / W: The Collective

2014 Waterloo, ON
  • TD: Andrew Portwine
1. Shepdog (Tor)

2. Blackfish (Van)
3. Demon (Mtl)

1. PPF (Wat)

2. Stella (Ott)
3. Wild Rose (AB)

1. Crash (Wat)

2. Max Power (Tor)
3. Local 613 (Kin)

1. Toro (Tor)

2. MOFO (Win)

3. Bonfire (N Van)

  1. W: Terra (Toronto) / O: Borderline (Atl)[18]
  2. W: Eclipse (Ottawa) / O: The Forgotten
  3. W: Thrift Shop (Ontario) / O: NSOM (Montreal)
2013 Vancouver, BC
  • TD: Brian Gisel and Teri-Lynne Belanger
1. Furious George (Van)

2. Phoenix (Ott)
3. Mephisto (Mtl)

  • SOTG: Mephisto (Mtl)
1. Traffic (Van)

2. QUB (Que)
3. Fusion (Wpg)

  • SOTG: Brizo (BC)
1. Union (Tor)

2. Stache (Van)
3. Team Fisher Price (Van)

  • SOTG: BFC (Ott)
1. O: Wildcard (BC) / W: Wildcard (BC)

2. O: MOFO (Wpg) / W: Vortex (BC)
3. O: Capital Punishment (Ott) / W: Overdrive (Tor)

  • SOTG: O: Hydro (Que) / W: Aera (Que)
1. O: Figjam (Cgy) / W: Vintage (Mtl)

2. O: NSOM (Mtl) / W: Terra (Ont)
3. O: Flood (Wpg) / W: Contraband (Van)

  • SOTG: O: NSOM (Mtl) / W: Vintage (Que)
2012 Victoria, BC
  • TD: Kevin Burleigh
Victoria Ultimate Player's Society 1. Furious George (Van)

2. General Strike (Wpg)
3. The Ghosts (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Nelson Homegrown (BC)
1. Traffic (Van)

2. QUB (Que)
3. Stella (Ott)

  • SOTG: Mystik (Que)
1. Odyssée (Mtl)

2. Union (Tor)
3. UNight (Mtl)

  • SOTG:Skysharks (Vic)
1. O: MOFO (Wpg) / W: BC Blaze

2. O: Hydro (Que) / W: OverDrive (Tor)
3. O: BC Blaze / W: MOFO (Wpg)

  • SOTG:
1. Nomads (Vic)

2. FIGJAM (Cgy)
3. NSOM (Mtl)

  • SOTG:
2011 Ottawa, ON[19]
  • TD: Ken Lange, Cory Bowditch and Stuart Ginn
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association 1. Furious George (Van)[20]

2. GOAT (Ott/Tor)
3. Phoenix (Ott)

  • SOTG: Maverick (Waterloo)
1. Capitals (Ott/Tor)

2. Traffic (Van)
3. QUB (QC)

  • SOTG: Vintage (Mtl)
1.Team Fisher Price (Van)[20]

2.Odyssee (Mtl)
3. Onyx (QC)

  • SOTG: Odyssee (Mtl)
1. Shock (Van)[20]

2. Overdrive (Tor)
3. Vortex (Surry)

  • SOTG: bEAST (Hal)
1. Nomads (Vic)[20]

2. Glum (Ott)
3. FIGJAM (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Flood (Wpg)
2010 Sherbrooke, QC[21]
  • TD: Damien Roy
Association d'Ultimate de Sherbrooke 1. Moondoggies (Tor)

2.Mephisto (Mtl) 3. Phoenix (Ott)

  • SOTG: NLA (Nfld) / Roy (Tor)
1.Storm (Mtl)

2.Stella 3. Lotus (Tor)

1. Onyx (QC)

2. RIP (Mtl) 3. Spawn (Fred.)

1. West Coast Reign (Van)

2. Overdrive (Tor) 3.Vortex (Surrey)

1. Glum (Ott)

2. FIGJAM (Cgy) 3. Fuel (Tor)

2009 Winnipeg, MB[22]
  • TD: Corey Draper
Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports 1.Mephisto (Mtl)

2. Phoenix (Ott) 3. Invictus (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Tommy Douglas Dream Team (Sask)
1. Lotus (Tor)

2. Stella (Ott) 3. Zepher (Van)

  • SOTG: Salty (Hal)
1. Chaos (Wpg)

2. Onyx (QC) 3. RIP (Mtl)

  • SOTG: Pandemic (Van)
1. Blackout (Van)

2. Vortex (Surry) 3. MOFO (Wpg)

  • SOTG: DOAP (Wpg)
1. Glum (Ott)

2. FIGJAM (Cgy) 3. Grind (Van)

  • SOTG: EPIC (Alb)
2008 Calgary, AB[23]
  • TD: Dave McLean
Calgary Ultimate Association 1. Nomads (Vic)

2. Mephisto (Mtl) 3. Invictus (Cgy)

  • SOTG: General Strike(Wpg)/EMU (Edm)
1.Stella (Ott)

2.Storm (Mtl) 3.FLO (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Foxy (Edm)
1. Team Fisher Price (Van)

2.Onyx (QC) 3. Psychoplastic (Edm)

  • SOTG: Wannabago (QC)
1. MOFO (Wpg)

2.Crossfire (Van) 3.Dirt (Tor)

  • SOTG: QC (QC)/CUJO (Cgy)
1. Glum (Ott)

2.FIGJAM (Cgy) 3.Fossil (Tor)

  • SOTG: Sabotage(Van)/Scotch(Hal)/Epic(AB)
2007 Toronto, ON[24]
  • TD: Blue McClellan & Allison Fletcher
Toronto Ultimate Club 1.Furious George (Van)

2. Goat (Ott/Tor) 3. Invictus (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Too Bad (Tor)
1. Traffic (Van)

2.Capitals (Ott/Tor) 3.Team Alberta (AB)

1. Team Fisher Price (Van)

2.Bytown Flatball Club (Ott) 3.Gecko (Sher.)

1. Backbone (Van)

2. Dirt (Tor) 3. OJ (Ott)

1.Tombstone (Tor)

2. Glum (Ott) 3. Retro (Van)

2006 Halifax, NS[25]
  • TD: Ed Fong
Halifax Ultimate Recreational League 1.GOAT (Ott/Tor)

2. Mephisto(Mtl) 3. Grand Trunk (Tor),

  • SOTG: Swass (Fred)
1.Lotus (Tor)

2. Stella (Ott) 3. Flo (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Storm (Mtl)
1.Camelot (Mtl)

2. Chaos (Wpg) 3. Bombing Madd Fatties (Tor),

  • SOTG: Here to Pickup (Ott)
1. Pyro (Van)

2. MOFO (Wpg) 3. Vortex (Van)

  • SOTG: Hustle n' Flow (Sackville)
1.Bad Daddy Ultimate (Ott)

2. Smell My Mule (Ott) 3. Relic (Cgy),

  • SOTG: Scotch (Hal)
2005 Winnipeg, MB[26]
  • TD: Danny Sanders
Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports 1. Nomads (Vic)

2. GOAT (Ott/Tor) 3.Phoenix (Ott)

  • SOTG: Too Bad (Tor)
1. Stella (Ott)

2. Lotus (Tor) 3. Roughriders (Van)

1. Team Fisher Price (Van)

2.Joyride (Van) 3. Camelot (Mtl)

1. West Coast Blitz (Van)

2. MOFO (Wpg) 3. OJ (Ott)

1. Grind (Van)

2. Flood (Wpg) 3. Cynics (Cgy)

  • SOTG: ECU (Hal)
2004 Vancouver, BC[27]
  • TD: Brian Gisel
Vancouver Ultimate League 1. Nomads (Vic)

2. Calgary D&D (Cgy) 3. The game for Third not played.

  • SOTG: Grand Trunk (Tor)
1.Lotus (Tor)

2. Ya Ya's (Edm.) 3.Stella (Ott)

  • SOTG: Bushfire (Vernon,BC)
1. Team Fisher Price (Van)

2. Bombing Madd Fatties (Tor) 3. Bodhi (Tor)

  • SOTG: Krank (Hal)
1. MOFO (Wpg)

2.Deep Threat (Van) 3. OJ (Ott)

  • SOTG: MOFO (Wpg)
1. Cynics (Cgy)

2. Eddies (Van) 3. Grind (Van)

  • SOTG: Red Flood (Wpg)
2003 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC[28]
  • TD: Louis Beauregard
Montreal Ultimate Association 1.Furious George (Van)

2.GOAT (Ott/Tor) 3.RWBB (?)

  • SOTG: Jerk Factory (Atl)
1. Prime (Van)

2. Stella (Ott) 3. Dame Edna (Ott)

  • SOTG: Sirens(?)
1.Chaos (Wpg)

2. Lucky (Vic) 3. Bonesaw (Van)

  • SOTG: Sugar (Hal)
1. MOFO (Wpg)

2.Hazmats (Mtl) 3.G-Men (Cgy)

  • SOTG: The 613 (Ott)
1. Wuz (Ott)

2. Grind (Van) 3. Smell My Mule (Ott)

  • SOTG: Never (Ott)
2002 Ottawa, ON[19]
  • TD: Gwen Prillo & Mike Hall-Jones
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association 1.GOAT (Ott/Tor)

2.Mephisto (Mtl) 3.Phoenix (ott)

  • SOTG: FOG (Hal) / Mangina (Reg)
1. Fuse (Ott)

2.Urge (Tor) 3. Dame Edna (Ott)

  • SOTG: Crave (Wpg)
1. Lucky (Vic)

2.Mon Amis Burundi (Tor) 3.Grin (Mtl)

  • SOTG: Stakatk (QC)
1. MOFO (Wpg)

2.Schadenfreude (Van) 3. G-Men(Cgy)

  • SOTG: Dirt (Tor)
1. Wuz My Mule (Ott)

2.NADS (N.Bay) 3. Negli-gents (Van)

  • SOTG: Aged to Perfection (Tor)
2001 Edmonton, AB[29]
  • TD: Calvin Li
Edmonton Ultimate Players Association 1. Nomads (Vic)

2.Invictus (Cgy) 3.Frisbots (Van)

  • SOTG: Incognito (Edm)
1. Flo (Cgy)

2.Urge (Tor) 3. Stella (Ott)

  • SOTG: Ya Ya's (Edm)
1. Idle Hands (Van)

2.Chaos (Wpg) 3.Sumo (Mtl)

  • SOTG: Nine Inch Ales (Tor)
1. DFA (Van)

2.MOFO (Wpg) 3. Calgary Juniors (Cgy)

  • SOTG: MOFO (Wpg)
1. Relics (Cgy)

2. Farm Accidents (Van) 3. Prairie Fire (Wpg)

  • SOTG: Smell My Mule (Ott)
2000 Vancouver, BC[30]
  • TD: Brian Gisel
Vancouver Ultimate League 1.Furious George (Van)

2. Invictus (Cgy) 3. waX (Ott)

1. Prime (Van)

2. Flo (Cgy) 3. Urge (Tor)

1. Ro-Sham-Bo (Van)

2. CHAOS (Wpg) 3. Idle Hands (Van)

1. DFA (Van)

2. MOFO (Wpg) 3. Blue Milk (BC)

1. Farm Accidents (Van)

2. Relics (Cgy) 3. Quality Control (?)

1999 Ottawa, ON[31][32]
  • TD: Jack Webb & Mike Hall-Jones
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association 1. Furious George (Van)[33]

2.waX (Ott) 3.YES (Tor)

1. Prime (Van)

2.Stella (Ott) 3.Gameface (Tor)

1. Chaos (Wpg) (Inaugural)

2. Thrive (Tor) 3. Fab. Flying Flamingos (Ott)

1. Tetris626 (N.Bay/Ott)

2. Seamless (Van) 3. MOFO (Wpg)

1. NADS (N Bay/Tor)

2. Smell My Mule (Ott) 3. Relics (Cgy)

1998 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC[28] Montreal Ultimate Association 1. waX (Ott)

2. Nomads (Vic)

Stella (Ott) N/A 1.626 (N.Bay)

2. MOFO (Wpg)

1. Wuz (Ott)

2. Never (Ott)

3. Smell My Mule (Ott)

1997 Victoria, BC Victoria Ultimate Players Society 1.Furious George (Van)

2. Alter Boyz (Van) 3. Cynics (Cgy)

1. Guests Of Oprah (Van) N/A 1. Invisible Hand (Cgy) 1.Smell My Mule (Ott)

2. Relics (Cgy)

1996 Toronto, ON Toronto Ultimate Club Furious George (Van) Guests Of Oprah (Van) N/A 1. Prime Sinisters (Ott) 1. D.E.A.D. (Ott) (Inaugural)

2. Aged to Perfection (Tor) 3. Passing Wind (Ott)

1995 Calgary, AB
  • TD: Grant Burns
Calgary Ultimate Association 1. Furious George (Van)

2. waX (Ott) 3. Toronto

1. Guests Of Oprah (Van) N/A 1. ? N/A
1994 Winnipeg, MB
  • TD: Dean Wright
Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports 1. waX (Ott)

2. Vertigogh (Van) 3. Cynics (Cgy)

  • SOTG: Mufferaw Joe (Ott)
1.Guests Of Oprah (Van)

2. Horizont'elle 3. Flo (Cgy)

N/A 1. Eagles (Wpg) (Inaugural)

2. ? (Wpg)

N/A
1993 Ottawa, ON
  • TD: Maren Hansen and Keith Whyte
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association 1. waX (Ott)

2. Vertigogh (Van) 3. Taxidermy (Tor)

1. Horizont'elle (Ott)

2. Guests of Oprah (Van) 3. Psychocybernetics (N.Bay)

N/A N/A N/A
1992 Vancouver, BC
  • TD: Mike Kaweski
Vancouver Ultimate League 1. Vertigogh (Van)

2. PP Wax (Ott) 3. Cynics (Cgy)

1. See Jane Run (Tor)

2. Flo (Cgy) 3. Spin Sisters (Van)

N/A N/A N/A
1991 Montreal, QC Montreal Ultimate Association Vertigogh (Van) See Jane Run (Tor) N/A N/A N/A
1990 Calgary, AB
  • TD: Grant Burns & Rick Collins
Calgary Ultimate Association 1. CYNICS (Cgy)

2. Van Gogh (Van)

  • SOTG: Prairie Fire (Wpg)
See Jane Run (Tor) N/A N/A N/A
1989 Vancouver, BC
  • TD: Adam Berson, Liam Robinson, Douglas Grant
Vancouver Ultimate League 1.Van Gogh (Van)

2.Cynics (Cgy) 3. Secret Police (Ott)

1. See Jane Run (Tor) (Inaugural)

2. Lipstick Girls (Mtl) 3. Flo (Cgy)

N/A N/A N/A
1988 Toronto, ON
  • TD: Chris & Les Lowcock
Toronto Ultimate Club 1. Cynics (Cgy)

2. Darkside (Tor)

  • SOTG: CYNICS (Cgy)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
1987 Ottawa, ON (inaugural championship)[34]
  • TD: Marcus Brady & Brian Guthrie
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association 1.Darkside (Tor)

2. Cynics (Cgy) 3. Montreal A (Mtl)

N/A N/A N/A N/A

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.canadianultimate.com/index.php/en/championships
  2. ^ "History of Frisbee and Flying Disc freestyle". Development of Frisbee Sports in Canada. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "World Flying Disc Federation". WFDF Official Website. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "World Flying Disc Federation". History of the Flying Disc. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Professional Disc Golf Association". PDGA Official Website. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  6. ^ "American Ultimate Disc League". AUDL Official Website. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Toronto Ultimate". Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "Toronto Ultimate Club History". Toronto Ultimate Club. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  9. ^ "OCUA hall of fame". Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "WFDF World Ultimate Rankings". World Flying Disc Federation. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Toronto Rush Ultimate". Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "Toronto Ultimate Franchise Ultimate". The Toronto Star. November 23, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "AUDL". Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "Toronto Rush". Founding Partners. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  15. ^ "Toronto Rush Ultimate". Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  16. ^ "Toronto Rush Ultimate". Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  17. ^ https://canadianultimate.com/en_ca/p/cuc-2017-host-announcements
  18. ^ http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/1230359-borderline-wins-canadian-crown
  19. ^ a b http://www.ocua.ca/Nationals2002/
  20. ^ a b c d http://www.vancourier.com/four-teams-victorious-at-canadian-ultimate-championships-1.385465
  21. ^ http://www.cuc2010.com/
  22. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2009
  23. ^ http://calgaryultimate.org/cuc2008/
  24. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2007
  25. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2006
  26. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2005
  27. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2004
  28. ^ a b http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2003
  29. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2001
  30. ^ http://canadianultimate.com/cuc/2000
  31. ^ http://old.ocua.ca/nationals99/index.html
  32. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20000611011928/http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/990819/2743093.html
  33. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20001007211302/http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/990823/2759474.html
  34. ^ http://www.canadianultimate.com/index.php/en/about-uc
  35. ^ http://www.canadianultimate.com/index.php/en/about-uc/1/125

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