Players aged 33 and over will have another competitive playing opportunity this summer – Ultimate Canada has added the Mixed Masters division for the 2017 Mixed CUC in Saskatoon:
Ultimate Canada is pleased to announce that a Mixed Masters division will be added to the 2017 CUC: Mixed in Saskatoon. The division will act as a qualifier for the 2018 World Ultimate Masters Club Championships.
The decision to add the Mixed Masters division is based on strong interest from athletes who would like to compete in the division, the desire to provide a qualification tournament for the World Masters Ultimate Club Championship, and to provide a mixed opportunity for masters-aged players. The impact on other divisions, including the Mixed division and Women’s Masters division, was considered when deciding to add the new division. While it may affect some programs, the competition committee and board of directors felt there was sufficient support and benefits to add the division in 2017.
The 2017 Mixed Masters division will have a minimum age requirement of 33 years for both genders on December 31st of the year of CUC (athlete must be born in 1984 or earlier). The initial division is planned to be 6-teams in size, but may be expanded up to 8-teams if there is sufficient interest. The division will require a minimum of 4-teams registered by May 15, 2017 to occur. Registration for the division will open on May 1, 2017.