With the proverbial thaw and melting snow... oh... well anyway we're announcing dates for Darkwing tryouts! We'll be running the tryouts similar to last year with two open tryouts followed by a round of cuts. Then we'll move forward to an invite only tryout to further solidify the team. Our first tournament will most likely be (as with most years) Mixed Easterns during the first weekend of June.
If you have any questions or want to get in touch with the team please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Darkwing hosted Chowdafest this past weekend, inviting 11 other teams from around the northeast to join us at the RIPUL fields on Cole St. in Seekonk, MA for some ultimate and some good old-fashioned chowda.
Pool Play: We started off with a tough first opponent in the overall #2 seed Last Call. Falling early, Darkwing never recovered and lost the first one out of the gates (5-15). Refocused, we fought hard through 3 more games on Saturday against great opponents in HAOS (15-3), Shipwreck (10-9), and Chowdaheads (11-10). Capping off pool play with a Sunday morning game against MOB (15-4), Darkwing entered the bracket as the 2 seed in our pool.
Championship Bracket: Starting against Townies (who we had seen in the finals of White Mountain Mixed), Darkwing fought through a fast lineup and, with a couple of key breaks from the defense, were able to move into the Semis with a win (12-9). Next up was Mixed Nuts - the 1 seed from the A pool with impressive pool play results. Focusing on patience and capitalizing on a couple of short-field opportunities, Darkwing took an early lead only to see Mixed Nuts battle back to keep it just about even running into the second half. Darkwing pulled away later on in the game and was able to secure a spot in the finals with a 14-9 win.
Finals: Revenge thy name is Last Call. Pumped up from a routing on Saturday, Darkwing came out fast in the finals, securing a few early breaks on the opening points. Darkwing kept the pressure on throughout the first half, surging into halftime with an 8-4 lead. In the second half, the rain couldn't cool down Darkwing's intensity, as our legs and depth kept us in control of the game. We traded points back and forth for most of the second half, but with those crucial early breaks, Darkwing took home the tournament with a 14-10 win.
Darkwing received $150 in Spin gear credit, a set from Spikeball and our name engraved on the Chowdafest trophy.
Darkwing fields are located at Hutchinson Field in Mansfield, MA
253 Hope St, Mansfield, MA 02048
Google Maps Link
Enter the Mansfield Pulic Library parking lot and turn right. Follow the road to the gate and park. A path will then wind you past the tennis courts, skateboard park and through the woods to the field.
Note: Please do not park on Pratt Street, Evans Circle, or Bicentennial Court.
Darkwing will be holding tryouts to add to the 2015 roster on the following dates.
Invited prospects will be able to join Darkwing for Mixed Easterns on May 30th and 31st in Devons, MA.See calendar →
Welcome to the new Darkwing Mixed Ultimate website! We'll be using this site to update our team and anyone else on all things Darkwing.