Saturday, April 3, 2010
Lloret Costa Brava 2010...Frisbee Adventures Continued!!
So this week was my spring break at school for Easter and we got the entire week off which was amazing! I started the week off by going to play in the first major ultimate tournament the co-ed team, Quijotes, has gone to together this year. As I was informed by my teammates, this was one of the most fun tournaments of the year so I was definitely looking forward to it. We had been practicing hard all week and everyone was ready to go on Friday night. The tournament was on the beach Lloret de Mar which is near Barcelona. Although this tournament was one of the more expensive ones, it was nice because we got to stay in a 4 star hotel with an amaaaaaaaazing breakfast buffet! After the Welcome Party on Friday night we started off bright and early Saturday morning at 9 am. We played our first game and won pretty easily against a newer team. However, we lost our next game to a team from Santander Fendisc. But Quijotes rallied back in our last 2 games of the day to win! Then after beers, a shower, and lots of dinner we got ready for the Saturday night party. Costa Brava was really fun because it was such a big tournament, they had 24 teams playing from both Spain and the rest of Europe. There was even a team from Latvia! It was really fun to go to the parties and meet people from all different teams.
We woke up much more tired on Sunday from both games (running on sand is so hard!) and the party the night before. Quijotes came out really slow and sluggish in our first game and made a lot of easy errors. We did not play well at all and lost the game to a team we should have won against. Despite our lower morale, we had a long rest period and started our next game aggressively. We won that game and then went on to win our last game of the day!! Since we only had 3 games it gave me plenty of time to shower and take a power nap which was much needed. That night, there was a party as well and traditionally the Sunday night party is a costume party with a theme. The theme changes every year and this year's theme was eroticism! Every team goes together with their costumes and we decided to get some of those joke aprons with women's lingerie on them or a half naked man with as little as possible under them hahaha. I thought we looked awesome and had an original costume but we didn't end up winning the contest (it was a team that went with their bodies painted like they were wearing clothes). Well I thought waking up Saturday and Sunday was hard, but really Monday was the hardest!! Fortunately we had only 2 games Monday and we won both of them even though I was suuuuuuuper tired. The last game was the hardest and it was a close game but we pulled away at the the end by scoring the upwind point (which is more difficult because you are going against the wind). After a 3 days of hard games we settled in to watch the final between Guayota (a team from Tenerife) and Corrocota (a team from Santander). It was an exciting game which Corocotta pulled out in the end. After a long weekend of ultimate we went to the rewards ceremony to hear how we finished and we ended up finishing 9th out of 24 teams!! We had hoped for better but it was the same as we finished last year. I had an amazing weekend thanks to a great tournament!!!
Los Quijotes at the Costume party. So sexy!
Attempting to throw a good backhand hahaha.