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2017 Ontario 4v4 Ultimate Championships

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This event is sanctioned by Ontario Ultimate, the regulatory body for Ultimate in the province, as a part of Ultimate Canada‘s Canadian 4-on-4 Ultimate Championship (C4UC). They work hard to ensure the promotion and growth of Ultimate throughout Ontario and act as liaisons and representatives to multi-sport and government agencies on behalf of the leagues and players in the province.

This event is the Ontario regional qualifier for the national series. The National Canadian 4v4 Ultimate Championship will be held in Ottawa on March 18th & 19th, 2017!

Looking for more Toronto 4v4 Tournaments? See 4v4 Winter Warm-Up, held on February 4th at Lamport Stadium.

4v4 Ultimate Championship Series

This is the 3rd annual incarnation of this event.

C4UC History

The event started in 2015 in Montreal. 2016 was held in Ottawa, where it will return to this year. Ontario’s Trillium Carnage has won the event both previous years.

Event Summary

  • mixed division
  • 2-day format
  • 5 to 9 45-min games per team with limited byes
  • athletic therapy on-site
  • games start at 2pm on Saturday into the early evening
  • games start at 8am on Sunday are are done by 12:30pm

Rules

The 4v4 Variation follows the USA Ultimate 11th Edition Rules with the following exceptions:

  • Games are played by teams of 4 on the field with a gender ratio of 2/2 (See UC’s rule change).
  • The playing field size is a rectangle shape measuring 18m x 30m. Endzones are 3m deep.
  • Only 2 pulls every game: at the beginning of the game and after halftime. Each team pulls once.
  • Brick mark is set at 2m in front of the endzone line.
  • After a point is scored, the disc is left in the endzone at the spot in which it was caught. Play restarts in that same endzone (i.e., no pull after every point). The team that was scored upon checks the disc in play once the defence is ready.
  • Maximum 30 second delay between points. Play resumes when either:
    • 30 seconds have elapsed, or
    • Both teams are ready through a check.
  • If 25 seconds elapses and the offense has not put the disc in play, then defense warns the offense and counts down from 5, after ‘1’ has been said aloud the defense may begin to count stalls. If 25 seconds have elapsed and the defense is not ready, then the offense warns the defense and begins to count down from 5. After ‘1’ has been said aloud, the offense may put the disc into play.
  • Players may only sub on and off the field between points or from an injury timeout.
  • 3-minute halftime at the scheduled midpoint of the game.
  • Teams switch sides at the half.
  • Teams have 1 timeout per half.
  • A timeout lasts 60 seconds
  • Before a game begins, the Captains should agree on a time piece if a clock is not easily visible from the playing field.

Due to popular demand we have met our current capacity with 16 registered teams for this year’s OU4C tournament taking place in Toronto on February 18th and 19th.

We are however seeking another facility to possibly accommodate additional teams. If you are interested in registering a team and be placed on a waiting list, please contact us by Friday, January 27th at 5PM.

Best of luck to all teams playing in the OU4C tournament!

Michelle Meilleur
Executive Director
Ontario Ultimate
www.ontarioultimate.ca

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