We are allowed to train in groups of 4 again (all age groups) keeping a distance of 1,5 meters at all times. Therefore we return to train at our usual location (Ellemare 171, 3085 JP Rotterdam) on wednesdays. Tonight training is on!
P.S. Changing rooms and showers are closed.
On Sunday 10 November, R’Damnit sent for the first time a team to the NFB women’s indoor competition. The ladies had been assigned pool A to start with and played three 40 minute-long games against AUC Women 1, Airborn Dames and UFO Dames.
The first indoor competition day was looking quite challenging for the ladies. Initially, the five warriors were ready to play savage against the other much more experienced teams. Luckily for them as a glorious last-minute notice, Rocio and Sara, two ex-Rotterdammers that had been absent for over a year joined the team and spirited everyone.
Even though the three games were lost, the ladies played till the end to the best of their ability and managed to score in every single game. Moreover, points were fought with perseverance and determination, ensuring that all players involved in the point touched the disc. All in all, it was a fun day that resulted in a great learning experience. Special thanks for all the coaching received from Rosario Gomes that, despite her back injury, joined the team and supported the ladies. In the meantime, getting ready for the second indoor day on December 8 in Leek.
After a full week of rain and more of that to come in Rotterdam, we drove to den Bosch for our last competition day on Sunday, October 13th. And what did we find there? A most wonderful 23 degrees, sunshine and 3 awesome games of Ultimate!
We had suitable competitors on this last day of the Mixed competition. Disc Devils Twente won the first game by a small margin. Our second game against UTKA was quite disturbed by pick calls. After a bit of frustration over some calls, we took a Spirit time out, which helped us have a nice game in the end (even though we lost it :P).
Finally, we managed to get ourselves a win against Bluefingers and we got ourselves a 15th place in the competition. Man…what a great final day of summer that was…I am already looking forward to the indoor competition!
We showed up at the third open indoor day with a smaller handler line than the previous two outings. But with reinforcements in the cutting line were prepped to give it our best.
The theme of the day would be building a lead early on in the match, the giving it away again to make it exciting at the end of the match. (Unintentionally of course)
First up was ufo2. This match followed the theme perfectly, but we got away with a few points lead in the end again, winning the match.
Then W.A.F., W.A.F. is turning out to be our nemesis this season, having narrowly lost last time around. This match followed the theme of the day again, and to my frustration, led to a tie, going with a lead in the final point.
Not following the theme was the match against Frisbee Club Veenendaal Tijgers, we lost outright with a large differential, props to the just promoted team.
The last match was against Force Elektro who just relegated from third. This time we followed the theme of the day again, but managed to take off with such a lead that we could manage the last points until the time was up. To get away with a surprising win. Our overall conclusion was that this match should not have lasted 5 minutes longer.
It was a great day of ultimate, thanks W.A.F. for organising onces more.
Sunday 9th of December Rotterdamnit open team went to Wageningen for the second indoor day of the 18/19 season.
Our first match was against Disc Devil’s Twente.
The young team had a great indoor type of play, but in the end, proofed no match for our speed and safe throws.
Next two matches would be the deciders in the competition, first up Ultimaas, second would be WAF.
Both matches could be characterised as a great performance of ultimate frisbee, a lot of fair play, but intense and fast.
In both matches, we were at most one break point in front or one break point behind, trading lead position throughout. We managed to be in front in both games in the final minutes, but unfortunately, we gave the lead away in both games, losing both.
Hell-bent on redemption, we didn’t start out great in our last match against UFO. Not wanting a similar scenario as last two matches, we upped our game halfway through the match, eventually coming away with a comfortable win.
Having won 2 out of 4, we had a great time and are looking forward to the rematch against WAF in the new year.
On sunday 29th of April we had our second competition day of the outdoor season we had a great time! We had a lot less rain than expected. It also was the first time for our new team mascot, 10 month old Thijs, to come and watch from his buggy.
In our first game we were up against BeeFrisbee2s who had just promoted from the 6th division. The difference in playing level was to be expected since we just degraded from 4th. Still, we discovered that BeeFrisbee2s managed to break through our zone easily. Nevertheless did a switch back to man defence help deliver us a winning score of 15-5.
In our second game of the day we played against Flying High, a team that we had played on our first competition day and that had degraded to 5th division as well. Flying High came with a slightly stronger team this time and the game that followed was very intense. They started out a little ahead, but during the middle of the game we gained momentum and got to 13-9 ahead. Then Flying High fought itself back which allowed them to win the game 14-13 on universe at the nerve wrecking end!
In our last game we stood against UFO. The development of this game proved to be remarkably similar to the previous one. R’damnit was behind at the start but ahead during most of the game thereafter. However, UFO came back strong in the last 20 minutes and forced us to fight for our win and place in 5th division by point cap.
We are looking forward to our last competition day on June 17th. Until then, we’ll enjoy our Thursday training sessions more and more thanks to the break of spring!
Starting Thursday July 7, 19:00 – 21:00, we will have our summer training sessions for the upcoming weeks at the new frisbee parc (Sportplaza Zuiderpark, Oldegaarde 21 Rotterdam). Free to join for everyone!
4th and Final competition day
The 2016 season ended last Sunday in the wonderful fields of the National Rugby Association in Amsterdam. Rotterdamn’it was fighting in the 9th to 12th league (3rd division) after a dramatic lost universe point in the previous competition day that kept us out of quarters. Read more…
Sunday the 3rd of April saw the first proper day of spring this year. With the sun shining and low levels of wind, it was the perfect day for the tournament, hosted by Tilburg’s Flying High.
The four teams were well matched and most of the games were evenly contested. It was surely only by the shear intimidation of our spirited war-cry that allowed us to finish the day with 3 wins and no losses. Kudos to the BFrisBee2s whose spirit, grit and determination ensured that each of their games culminated in a universal point whilst playing savage for the entire tournament.
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