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Hats, Hops & Hucks – 2014 – Hat Tournament

gandygoose2012Hats, Hops & Hucks 2014event map
Where: Ben Lomond, CA (near Santa Cruz)
When: July 19-20
Est: 1991
Event Website & Registration:  “Flying Sidekick”
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Game type: Hat (Hat Rules enforced)
Weather: Link

 

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Hat Tournament Rules

HAT TOURNAMENTS
Hat tournaments are common in the Ultimate circuit. They are tournaments that bring players together of varied skill levels to form a team.
 
Forming Teams
Balanced – After a player’s self-assessment of ability (experience, skill, athleticism, stamina) the organizers try to form teams that are fairly balanced on all levels.
 
Randomly – if everyone is equal in ability, names are randomly drawn from a hat.
 
Baggage
Some tournaments offer this feature so players with spouses, GF, BF or UF-BFF, can play together on the same team.
 

“HAT” Rules

A Hat tournament can have a “Hat” rule component, requiring all players to wear a hat at all times while playing. If a player’s hat comes off during the player’s disc possession, it is considered a turnover and the disc reverts to the other team. ”(Example 1: player A is on offense and lays-out for a disc and makes a successful catch, but the offensive player’s hat comes off in the process, it is considered a turnover. Example 2, player B is on defense and makes a great interception of the disc, but the defensive player’s hat comes off in the process, the play is disallowed and the disc remains with the offensive team.)” A hat can not be removed by the opposing team in any way, and may result in a foul.

Spirit Point

Another fun feature that is sometimes implemented during a hat tournament is the “Spirit Point”. The Spirit Point is usually initiated for the first point of each game, and adds a fun nuance to the game. e.g. all participants must “skip” throughout the first point, or use a giant Frisbee, or throw only with a player’s opposite hand, or must spin 3 times after catching the disc,etc. After the Spirit Point is scored, the game reverts back to the basic rules of Ultimate.

 
Making New Connections

Hat tournaments place a strong emphasis on fun, socializing, partying, and meeting other players. They are a great way to strengthen the Ultimate community. Players of all levels take part in these events, from world-class players to nubes. To ratchet up the fun and absurdity level, the tournament organizers will establish a theme, eg wild west, aliens, pirates, Superheroes, Enemies of Godzilla, Dr Suess stories, etc. And in keeping with the theme will encourage players to play in appropriately decorated hats and costumes and award prizes for the best themed hats.
 

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Beware-Ho The Sombrero – Hayward, CA

Beware-Ho the Sombrero Hat Tournament  – Event Map
Where: Hayward
When: December
Event Website: Beware-Ho
Type: Hat

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Red Hot Hat – Redding, CA

Red Hot Hat event map

Where: Enterprise Park, Redding, CA
When: April
Event Website: Red Hot Hat
Game: Hat
Weather: Link

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Hood River Hat – Hood River, OR

Hood River Hat Tournament event map

Where: Hood River, Oregon
When: September
Event Website: Link
Game: Hat
Weather: Hood River Hat

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Huck Cancer – San Francisco, CA

Huck Cancer – event map
San Francisco, CA
When: March
Event Website: Huck Cancer
Est: 2009

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FOGHAT – Stockton, CA

FOGHAT event site map
Where: Stockton, CA
When: December
Event: Link
Type: Hat

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