WFDF AOUGCC 2017 Day 1 Recap
Months of anticipation have finally led to this – a heated Day 1 up until the anticlimactic cancellation of the last set of games due to threats of rain shower and thunderstorm. 65 teams from 14 countries in the Asia-Oceania region trooped to Manila for the 2017 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Club Championships.
The women’s division games are a clear indication that these are exciting times for women’s ultimate. With 8 nations in representation, all 11 teams were fired up from the moment they stepped on the field. By the end of Day 1, Huck (JPN) dominated in bracket B with a 2-0 standing as did both KAOS (AUS) and Havoc Mayhem (SGP) in bracket A.
5 games in brackets A and C in the men’s division were cancelled today, so it would be exciting to find out which teams would lead the pack. At the moment, Bagani (PHI) and Goannas (AUS) share a 1-0 standing in bracket A. On the other hand, we shall see which between Vicious (PHI) and Cracker Jack Clutch (SGP) breaks their 2-0 winning streak as they face one another in the first set of games. In Brackets B and D respectively, both Colony (AUS) and Nomadic Tribe (JPN) have had a triumphant 3-0 sweep.
6 games in the mixed division were affected by the game cancellation, leaving us all in eager anticipation. What’s clear though is that Boracay Bandits (PHI) and Sunken Pleasure (PHI) showed they are both worthy contenders with a 3-0 victory. Tomorrow’s first set of games will determine if Osaka Natto (JPN) and Blue Bottles (AUS), both at 2-0, will join the two aforementioned teams on the top.
Unfortunately, Trade Night and Parade of Teams had to be cancelled in the interest of everyone’s safety. Trade Night has been re-scheduled to Sunday while Parade of Teams is held off until further notice.
2017 AOUGCC Day 2 promises to be exciting as Guts joins the festivities. This is the first time that Guts makes it to the Philippine Flying Disc scene as part of a tournament, so watch out for that. Day 2 closes with a party at Filinvest Tent at 9pm. ID’s will be required to enter the party. A strict door charge for people without ID’s is PHP600.