Birmingham Mixed Team Info

Another new team in the section.

We are in the midst of a mixed team boom right now. Baton Rouge started recruiting players for a new mixed team this week, but no details yet.

Birmingham, meanwhile, has some details. Joe Oaks, formerly of Alabama and Southern Hospitality, is leading the effort. From Oaks:

Abbey Sedlacek and myself are starting a new Mixed team in Birmingham, and would appreciate you spreading the word a bit if you could.

We’re currently calling the team The Downstairs Mixup – yes, that’s an Old Greg reference.  We’re planning to go to Monkeybowl, on May 31 – June 1, for our first event and it is open invitation for anyone interested in playing with us.
Those who are interested should send me an email with their name and level of interest at jmoaks7(at)gmail(dot)com.
- Joaks

Huckfest Info

Just received this in the Bama Secs inbox-

Huckfest will be returning again to Decatur, Alabama on July 12th and 13th.  All games will be played at Jack Allen Soccer Complex which, if you haven’t attended before, has some of the best fields and facilities in the Southeast.

http://www.decatursports.com/facilitiesvenues/field_soccer/jackallen.html

Last year, Huckfest had 24 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams and this year we are hoping to reach that goal if not get more teams from both divisions.

Specifically, this year we want to grow outside the Southeast region.  We would like to create a tournament where teams are given the opportunity to test their squads against competition other than what they see at Sectionals and Regionals every year.  With Decatur being 9.5 hours or less from Dallas, Kansas City, Orlando, and Chicago, we are hoping that all of you will consider making the trip.

This is already a sanctioned event and on the USA Ultimate new score reporter.  But in addition, this year we are going to do a few things differently:  we plan to have a showcase game on the championship field on Saturday afternoon and stream this game through something like bamasecs.com’s youtube page.  The championship game on Sunday would also be streamed and on the championship field.

We are also planning to add a cash prize to the winning teams and runners up in each division.  The cash prize per division would be prorated based on the number of teams we get for each division.  For example, if we get enough teams to fill the 24 men’s and 8 women’s teams, the winning prizes would look something like:

$1,500 for First Place in Men’s
$650 for First Place in Women’s
$550 for Second Place in Men’s
$300 for Second Place in Women’s

This is subject to change based on bids and numbers of teams in each division.

Currently we are setting the bid fee at $350.  This is a bit more than in the past, but the hope is that this will add to the cash prize of the tournament.  If we can get enough teams and keep expenses down, this would add to the overall cash prize.  Finally, we are working with sponsors to add even more money to the prize.

Bids are due by June 1, 2014 with an entry fee deposit of $100.  This deposit is unrefundable unless we must cancel the tournament due to thunderstorms or something like that.  But this will not be refunded should you decide that you can’t make it.  The remaining $250 will be due by June 28, 2014.

If you want to pay in full by June 1, 2014, the bid fee will be discounted by $50 for a total of $300.

More information can be found at:  http://huntsvilleultimate.ultimatecentral.com

Entry fees must be made by check made payable to “Huntsville Ultimate Club” and sent to:

Andy Sieja
2820 Briarwood Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801

Cheers!