Tournament Information

Welcome to Ottawa's Masters/GrandMasters ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT!
After hearing of the amount of interest in this type of tournament, no doubt it will soon grow in size, competition, as well as spirit. 

The MGM ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT 
(Women, Open, Mixed Masters/GrandMasters)
June 1-2, 2019  | Ottawa, Canada)

Location: UPI - 19 luscious Ultimate specific fields privately owned by OCUA's membership.

Divisions: We plan to host 3 divisions for each age bracket OPEN | WOMEN | MIXED

Great to hear of the interest from many MGM teams about participating in Ottawa's 1st annual Masters/Grand Masters tournament!

The early date in June is appealing for those warming up for regionals, and the centralized location is attractive to many other cities. We're excited about the caliber of teams expressing interest as well.

So MARK YOUR CALENDAR + Register your team here, talk with your teammates, and plan to come to an inexpensive, but very well-planned tournament with great food, friends and activities! 

Things you need to know:

Price: $600 CDN + HST

Includes: 3 Games per day, quality field food, water, tournament amenities, athletic care, discount AUDL tickets

MGM tournament will adhere to WFDF mixed gender Ratio Rule A.

Age Restrictions (all by end of 2019):

Masters Women: 30, Grandmasters Women: 37

Masters Men: 33, Grandmasters Men: 40

Questions? 

Just contact:
Brian Perry     
Ottawa-Carleton Ultimate Association (OCUA)
brian@ocua.ca  | 613-286-1462


Additional Information:
Parking
Parking will be FREE during the event at the UPI fields parking lot.

Food
Saturday
Delicious BBQ - included in your team registration!!! Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available as well.

Sunday
Food will be available for purchase but not included in team registration

Drinks
Big Rig Brewery will be serving up a variety of beer and cider both Saturday and Sunday!

Water
Large supply at our water stations or at Disc Central.

Score Reporting
In person at Disc Central
Text (SMS): 613-898-2427
FORMAT: [Your Team Name] [Your Score] vs. [Opponent’s Team Name] [Opponent’s Score]

Athletic Therapy and First Aid
We have ATs and a physio at the tournament all weekend. They will be available for taping as of 7:45am, but you must bring your own tape. If you don't have your own, it can be purchased for $5/roll.

Tournament Party
T.B.D., but we're cooking up something really cool!

Merchandise
Come check out MGM’s two official disc and apparel sponsors: Daredevil Discs and BE Ultimate. There will be shirts, shorts, discs, and many more items for sale at Disc Central. 

For Your Information....

DON'T MISS A THING!
SOCIAL MEDIA & CONTACTS
We will be tweeting scores all weekend so follow @OCUA!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OttawaUltimate
General inquiries: brian@ocua.ca

USEFUL ADDRESSES
Tournament Site: Ultimate Park Inc (UPI), 1295 Manotick Station Rd, Greely, ON K4P 0B8
Nearest Hospital: Queensway Carleton Hospital, 3045 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8P4
Nearest Pharmacy: Shoppers Drug Mart, 5230 Mitch Owens Road, Ottawa, ON K4M 1B2 
Nearest Grocery Store: Robinson’s Your Independent Grocer, 1160 Beaverwood Rd, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5

EVENT STAFF
Volunteers will be onsite and will be wearing yellow or white Volunteer t-shirts. 
If they can’t answer your questions, they can point you to one of the following people to help you out:
 
MGM's Tournament Director - MGM shirts  
Brian Perry  brian@ocua.ca

Observers will be wearing orange Ultimate Canada Observer shirts

DIRECTIONS TO NEAREST HOSPITAL
If you require an ambulance, please dial 9-1-1 and alert a volunteer immediately. 
The address for UPI is 1295 Manotick Station Road.

Ultimate Park
1295 Manotick Station Rd Ottawa, ON K4P 0B8
1. Head northwest on Manotick Station Rd 1.4 km
2. Turn left onto Mitch Owens Rd 4.7 km
3. Continue onto Bridge St 1.2 km
4. Turn right onto Manotick Main St 350 m
5. Turn left onto Bankfield Rd 3.9 km
6. Merge onto ON-416 N via the ramp to Ottawa 14.2 km
7. Take exit 72, Regional Rd 32/Hunt Club Rd 450 m
8. Turn left onto Cedarview Rd/Ottawa Rd 23 2.1 km
9. Turn right onto Baseline Rd/Ottawa Rd 16 E 400 m
10. Make a U-turn at Valley Stream Dr
Destination will be on the right 110 m
Queensway Carleton Hospital
3045 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8P4

LIGHTNING
3 long consecutive horns signify that lightning has been seen. Immediately seek shelter at Disc Central or in your car.
All persons will gather under the 40’x20’ Disc Central tent or take refuge inside vehicles until the lightning danger has passed. We will be following the OCUA standard protocol for lightning: the “30/30 rule”. Games will be delayed if the time between a lightning flash and the ensuing thunder is less than 30 seconds. Games will resume only when 30 minutes have passed since the last nearby lightning flash/thunder. Players will be notified at least 15 minutes before games are scheduled to restart.

SIDELINE SAFETY
• Spectators and equipment must stay at least 3 yards away from the sidelines. Where there are buffer lines, respect them. Chairs, coolers, strollers, you, etc, must be at least three yards from the sidelines.
• Observers and Event Staff reserve the right to move or remove objects or spectators from on or near the playing field if those conditions are, in the opinion of the Observers or Event Staff, unsafe for players, staff or spectators or interferes with the Observers of a game.

SITE INFORMATION
TOILETS
Portable toilets will be located at Disc Central, at the entrance, and by the entrance to the back fields (fields 18 & 19). It is critical that no diapers or any other foreign material be disposed of in the portable toilets.

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING
Garbage and recycling bins will be located both at Disc Central and between select fields. Please keep the fields clean by ensuring that all of your bottles, wrappers, and banana peels find their proper homes.

PLEASE USE THE APPROPRIATE WASTE/RECYCLE BIN. One wrong move could mean the entire bin of recycle goes to a landfill.

DOGS
Dogs are allowed at UPI, but must be leashed at all times. Please be prepared to clean up after your dog.

SITE RULES
Facility, event staff, and security will be checking to make sure people are following the site rules as outlined above. If you are caught violating these rules you will risk being barred from the facility, team/athlete disqualification, vehicle towing, or other potential ramifications outside of the event. Thank you!

COMPETITION INFORMATION

GAME RULES
• USA Ultimate, Official Rules of Ultimate, 11th Edition
Rule Modifications:
• End Zone Size - End zone length will be shortened to 20 yards.
• Contact Rule - in effect
• Gender Ratio - For coed games, 4 males/3 females or 4 females/3 males, A7.3. PLEASE NOTE: MGM will be adhering to WFDF Ratio Rule A (explanation). 
• No timeouts after the Hard Cap horn.

LENGTH OF GAMES
70 mins on Saturday, 90 minutes on Sunday. 
Games are to 13 points on Saturday, 15 points on Sunday. 
• Half is taken when one team reaches 7 points or 40 minutes has elapsed (Sat), 8 points or 50 minutes (Sun).
• Hard time cap: Horn blown after 70 minutes on Saturday and 90 minutes on Sunday of game time. Game is over at the end of the point in progress, unless tied. If tied, play one more point (note a point has started immediately after the prior point was caught).
• Half-time is 5 minutes. 
• Each team has two timeouts per half, not longer than 90 seconds each.
• Teams arriving late: Points are forfeited at a rate of 1 point per 5 minutes by holding seven players on the line. After 40 minutes, the game is forfeit with a score of 8-0.

HORNS
1 long horn signifies one of two things, as is context appropriate:
- The beginning of a new game slot.
- That the game has reached Hard Cap. Once you hear this horn, finish the point and the game is over unless both teams are tied, then play one last point to determine a winner.
3 long consecutive horns signify that lightning has been seen. STOP PLAY immediately and seek shelter at Disc Central or in your car. Consult the lightning section found earlier in this document.

TIEBREAKER PROCEDURE
W-L within current pool; W-L among tied teams; +/- among tied teams; Points for among tied teams; +/- within current pool; Points for within current pool; Disc flip (boat race also acceptable)

OBSERVERS
A limited number of Observers will be present at MGM Ottawa. 
Game assignments will be made by the Head Observer. Requests can be made at Disc Central but are not guaranteed.
Please avoid sideline encroachment and keep all people and gear clear from the sidelines at distances requested by your game’s Observers.

For more information about Observer Duties click here.

SPIRIT AWARDS
MGM Ottawa 2019 and OCUA will continue its tradition of encouraging spirited play by using SOTG scoring sheets. The sheets (adapted from WFDF) break down SOTG into different components to provide more informative feedback for teams. The data (broken down by category) will be tallied and publicly available after the tournament on the website. Click here for more information.