On Thursday night, two of our veteran returning teams RETRO and Skylife matched up. It was our third night of games at the new (to us) Glendale Community College fields, and I’ve been curious to hear about the fields. Alas, nobody has mentioned anything about them, so far. I guess no news is good news?
Meg of the RETRO team sent in a recap, but requested no photo of herself. Instead, I found of picture of her dog Chiez.
Some ultimate was played. Meg doesn’t keep score but someone said it was 13-7 Skylife. People on both teams had applaudable awareness to avoid some “could’ve been” dangerous plays. Man, this is a really long recap for Retro…
FYI – I checked the score on Ultimate Central, and they did in fact enter the final score of 13-7. Either they’re still stuck in LeiOut mode, or the lights went out because games should go to 15.
I’m glad to hear there there weren’t any serious collisions, but I wanted to bring up the Dangerous Play rule since those changed this year with the new 12th edition USAU rules. Here’s an excerpt from the Ultiworld article on the biggest rule changes this year.
While “the vast majority of dangerous play will involve contact between players,” contact is no longer required to call a dangerous play if “there is reasonable certainty that contact would have occurred had the player not taken steps to avoid contact.” For example, if a player aggressively lays out in a way that was certain to create contact if their opponent didn’t actively dodge said contact, it could be called as a dangerous play even if no contact occurs between the players. Dangerous plays are treated as fouls.
You can check out the full article by clicking here.