September 17, 2012 by Charlie Eisenhood in News, Recap with 2 comments
All of the Sectionals action continued this weekend around the country, with hundreds of teams vying for spots to Regionals, the next stage of the playoffs. We’ve got all the results in an easy-to-read format. We will update as more scores are reported.
The teams below all have bids to Regionals. They are listed in the order of their finish, along with any notable performances or big upsets.
Next week will wrap up USA Ultimate’s Sectionals tournaments, bringing the first round of the playoffs to a close.
|Florida United||Sabre Corp|
|Freaks Uv Nature||-|
|Ring of Fire|
|Queen City Thunder|
Notable Performances: Raleigh’s Cash Crop upset local rival Ring of Fire on double game point in the finals, 16-15. That is Ring of Fire’s first loss at Sectionals in the last ten years. That will lock down the two seed for Cash Crop at Regionals; they beat Florida United twice during the regular season. Cash Crop and Ring will likely meet again at Southeast Regionals in the game to go to Nationals.
|The Nights Watch||NYC Mixed||Brooklyn Book Club|
|Foxtrot Swag Team Unity||District 5||Columbia NYPD|
|-||-||Vassar Boxing Nuns|
|Zebra Muscles||Ontario Mixed||-|
West New England
|Dark or Light||Odyssée||Storm|
East New England
Notable Perfomances: A lackluster performance from Connecticut’s District 5 — the one seed — left them with the third and final bid to Regionals out of the Metro New York section. They lost to New York’s 7 Express and NYC Mixed on the weekend. 7 Express cruised to the 15-10 victory in the finals.
In other mixed action, The Ghosts (Boston) took down crosstown rival and one seed Slow White 14-9 in the finals of the East New England section. The Ghosts lost twice to Slow White at late August’s Chesapeake Invite.
Great Lakes Region
|Rust Belt War Bonds||-|
North Central Region
|Sub Zero||Drag'n Thrust||Heist|
|Madison Club||Stud Muffin||Pop|
|H1N1||Minnesota Star Power||Wolfpack: The Secret Essence|
|Surly (declined bid)||Bird||Sting|
|Mad Men||Mad Udderburn||LakEffect|
|Sockeye||Eats, throws & leaves||Traffic|
|Voodoo||Great Northern Ultimate||Underground|
Notable Performances: Vancouver’s Traffic, after losing to them earlier in the weekend, crushed Seattle’s Riot 13-5 in the finals. This should affect Nationals seeding for the two teams, which both face an easy path through Regionals.
In Open, Seattle’s Sockeye pulled off another victory over Furious George, their big rival from Vancouver, in the finals of the Washington section. Sockeye has now won 14 games straight.
South Central Region
|Boys Named Sue||Robot Unicorn Attack|
|Pizza Hut Taco Bell|
Notable Performances: Coming off of a semifinals performance at Chicago’s Heavyweights, Phoenix’s Sprawl had another strong weekend, winning the So Cal section with a 15-7 victory over LA Renegade after losing to them in pool play. Sprawl has quietly racked up an excellent season with recent losses only to Johnny Bravo and Madison Club. The Southwest Regionals should be an exciting fight for the two bids to Nationals.
South Central Region
|Johnny Bravo||Love Tractor||Molly Brown|
|Inception - Red||Killjoy||Colorado Wildfire|
|Air Force X||The Strangers||-|
|Space City Ignite||Beta Iota Delta||Happy Hour|
|San Antonio Rage||Mutiny - Texas||-|