Spring League Ultimate Tournament

I’m still recovering from the first Hillsborough Spring League Tournament last week-end. I played on Yellow, which finished the regular season in a three-way tie for third place out of six teams and was a fun team with great captains. We made a strong showing in the tournament and were tied for first after the round robin play. That put us in the semifinals, where we lost to Red in a wind-dominated game. Red was also the only team we lost to in the round robin play.

I got scraped up on an unsuccessful layout on Saturday. The scabs are starting to heal, but my elbow and knee are still sore from the impact. My feet survived OK though. I often have problems with blisters when playing multiple games as normal measures like athletic tape and second skin tend to come loose after a couple of hours. This time I used a friction-reducing product called Body Glide that goes on like stick deoderant and work well (with one midday reapplication).

The tournament consisted of 4 games on Saturday and 1-3 on Sunday depending on how you did. My body can no longer take that much Ultimate in one week-end. My legs went dead after about 4 hours of play on Saturday and lasted less than half that long on Sunday.

Introduction

I’m Xan Gregg, and this blog will help me keep track of my outside-of-work activities. At work, I’ve had a blog for two years to log activities relating to my job writing desktop scientific software (Mac/Windows/Linux) in C++.

Activities that might find their way into this blog:

  • various coding projects (mostly in Java, some Forth, C#, PowerPC asm, PHP, …)
  • playing ultimate frisbee
  • playing bridge
  • math
  • XML Schema
  • learning new things
  • gardening (not so much since we moved to the city)