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Area Roundup: Ultimate frisbee tournament coming to SRSC
Thursday, February 14, 2013
By FROM BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
Without Limits will host the 2013 Commonwealth Cup on Saturday and Sunday at the Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC). The competition begins at 9 a.m. both days. The Commonwealth Cup features 16 ultimate frisbee teams to the area, which the SRSC expects will add support to the local economy.
Virginia is for Layouts and Virginia Fusion are the other ultimate frisbee tournaments Without Limits runs in Martinsville-Henry County. The new addition will mark the third event that the organization holds at SRSC.
“The community is always incredibly welcoming to the participants in our events. The staff at the Smith River Sports Complex and at the Comfort Inn Martinsville (our tournament hotel) are so professional and helpful,” Tournament Director Michelle Ng said in a release when asked why they continue to return to the (Martinsville-Henry County) area. “The SRSC is also one of the best facilities I have ever run an event at.”
Spectators can expect to see a number of teams from around the state of Virginia and nearby states, as well as from cities much further away. Both MIT and Harvard will be in attendance.
“Many of these teams are striving to compete at the highest level of the college women's division, and this tournament represents the first step toward achieving that this season,” Ng said.
Teams that will be competing are:
— Massachusetts Institute of Technology sMITe
— University of Virginia Hydra B
— George Washington University Hippo
— University of Rochester EZs
— Harvard University Quasar
— Liberty University DMACs
— College of William & Mary Mother Huckers
— University of Maryland Helpful Corn B
— Davidson College DUF
— University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Pleiades B
— University of Richmond Redhots
— University of Mary Washington Mary Massacre
— Georgetown University Huckin' Foyas
— Virginia Commonwealth University Biscuit Villians
— Saga Ultimate
— Wake Forest University Ruckus
— Lehigh University Gravity