Important Update (Jan 12, 2017)
I’m sorry to say, that Whistler 5 on 5 is now a thing of the past…:(
The City of Whistler decided not to renew our field permit this year as they are under pressure to prioritize their growing local sports communities first.
I looked at options for moving the tournament but couldn’t find anything between timing and location that would be at least as awesome as what we had going on in Whistler.
Whistler 5 on 5 started in 2013 with 13 teams and quickly grew to selling out at 30 teams in 2016. Along the way, we had a ton of fun chasing frisbees, playing shoe bocce and making American friends…
Thank you to everyone who supported the event – the volunteers, partners, sponsors, captains, and players!
We’re fortunate to live in a region with so many options for great tournaments. The VUL has a tournaments page where it lists regional tournaments. Notably, Kamloops and the VUL/BCU are both running 5 on 5 tournaments in the spring.
Let the good times keep rolling!
What I’m Working on Now
I’m not sure if I’ll start another tournament in the future, but I haven’t ruled it out…
For 2017 I’ve decided to take a step back from running ulti tournaments.…so no more Great Vancouver 5 on 5 as well.
Instead, I’ve embarked on a different venture that I’m really stoked about…
I started a blog called Create Good Mornings.
It’s about how to live better by making the most of the first several hours of your day. I write about morning rituals, awareness, productivity, work routines, fulfillment, mindfulness and everything in between. I also draw really crappy drawings at the level of a 6 year old, because that’s my current ability…
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Take care for now!
2016 Wrap Up
The 4th Annual Whistler 5 on 5 is in the books.
5 on 5 is fast paced and engaging – you sub on the fly and each player gets more touches of the disc. Add to that the setting of beautiful Whistler, stellar tourney accommodation, a roaring party and top notch organizing.
This is a fun competitive co-ed tournament with a 3m:2f gender ratio. Most teams bring 13-14 players with an 8:5 /8:6 ratio.