Editor: Ali Other Contributors: AreYouShawN, Giulia, H.Christou, JonnyArthur95, Hillmaniaa
With all of Indoor Regionals out of the way, only one tournament remained in 2016 - University Mixed Indoor Nationals (UXIN). This was a two division tournament (20 teams in Division 1, 16 in Division 2) held on a hard court surface, at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton.
With the first GB-wide championship up for grabs, teams were sure to be fighting hard for honour, glory and ideally a trophy or two.
You can find the Show Game’s preview articles for the weekend here:
Division 1: http://showgame.co.uk/2016/11/university-ultimate-2016-mixed-indoor-nationals-div-1.html
Div 1 Results
Div 1 Predictions
Scotland to get two teams into the top 5,
Birmingham not to win.
Sussex to be a wildcard and upset the seedings.
Alright, let’s get straight into it by discussing Scotland. While I technically didn’t get the first prediction right, Scottish teams finishing 1st, 6th and 7th is about as close as I could have got without actually nailing it. Especially considering St. Andrew’s dropping out (despite qualifying 2nd in the region). Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Particularly on Glasgow’s performance as new Mixed Indoor Champions (the final of which you can find here - https://www.facebook.com/kimberley.marsh95/videos/vb.1317743209/10211387362702601/?type=2&theater¬if_t=live_video¬if_id=1480262600043942)
hillmaniaa (Loughborough 1)
Loughborough 2 had similar difficulties in adjusting, they played brilliantly and beating Strathclyde in the groups just shows how well they can play. We had two girls that have only really known what frisbee is for 2 months. Again, a young team with many years of Uni Ultimate left. Very proud captain.
They came into this tournament seeded 20th/20. They ended up being the team that pushed Glasgow (the victors) the closest to defeat. Some would argue having technically beaten them in the pool stage (certainly with the Sussex twitter feed claiming so).