In 2008 a band of Frisbee vigilantes took an oath to revolutionise and dominate the indoor game and to never play a quarter final sober. In 2010 they succeeded.
UK Indoor National Champs
UK Mixed Indoor National Champs
Mix and Mingle Champs
With home advantage at UK Nationals, DiscMen were able to sweep aside their old foes Old Skool (twice) and romp to victory in the final against Fully Charged (losing finalists 3 years in a row….ouch). The home crowd went wild! The mixed season brought more silverware as DiscMen once again taught everyone in Sheffield how to win, party and generally live their lives. We went in to Mixed Nationals as favourites and did not dissappoint. Bears were the opponents in the final and we knew they would be tough after fighting out a draw against them on the first day. Bears went up by 3 with 6 minutes to play but swift offense and cool heads brought the game to Sudden Death. DiscMen forced a turnover and sealed the win and a double National championship. Undefeated in 2010.
Add to these victories Far Flung dominance at mixed uni nationals and the spectacular arena that is Toryglen, it is no wonder why Glasgow is now regarded as the spiritual home of indoors. Lately we have competed indoor tournaments as Glasgow, but the heroes and villains of DiscMen are still out there, waiting for a time when the world needs them again…
The Glasgow based division of Fusion began their campaign with Tour 0, a qualification event to make the top division at Tour. Hoping to emulate their A Tour adventures in 2008 the team had to finish in the top 6 to make the grade again for 2009. Although the core of the team still existed, West had picked up a lot of newbies for the season. Saturday was a learning experience for everyone involved as we worked on new plays, consolidated structures and finally developed a team that looked comfortable playing against a zone. On Sunday the team really gelled and we finished 3rd overall, dominating against every team apart from Leeds and going to the A tour seeded 10th.
Inconsistencies showed at Tour 1. After destroying the Brown we lost out in a 3 way tie putting us bottom of the group and were eventually relegated from the A tour by Strange Blue.
Tour 2 and Fusion West took on a different challenge, winning the B tour with 8 players. We were comfortable group winners on Saturday but found ourselves 13-9 down in a game to 14 at the semi final stage. We managed to we find a defense that worked for us, clawed back the points and made the final. We went on to take the title. At nationals the west players decided they liked playing with 8 players so much they did it again!
In 2010 Fusion will probably persist as a single squad however if there are enough players there may be a Glasgow based open team open to everyone interested.
In 2008 a group of experienced Glasgow players put together an indoor team with the intention of qualifying for and winning UKU open indoor nationals. As it was ‘only indoors’ the ethos of the team was simply to have as much fun playing/traveling/partying together as we did winning.The team consists of a band of superheroes, who play in white and are out to rid indoor tournaments of boring one dimensional play, and a band of super villains, who play in black and are out to destroy good natured teams chances of winning anything. Each player has their own good and bad ultimate related alter ego.
After a successful first season, winning Discgow, Open Qualifiers in Sheffield and our assault on Nationals cruelly ended at the semi final stage (losing by one point to eventual winners Old Skool), we decided to open up a little more to try and include more people into our team. In 2009 we entered two teams into a tournament for the first time and have already begun our second attempt to win UKU indoor nationals by qualifying in Glasgow. In December we won another trophy for the cabinet after triumph at Glasgows first Iron 5s tournament.
Still to come for Discmen in 2010 is Indoor Nationals, with home advantage, and what promises to be an exciting and what I think will be a very successful/eventful mixed season. Rosters are full this season but if you are a fit and ambitious player, Discmen 2010/2011 could be the very thing to keep you going through the cold winter months in Glasgow.