Virginia Fusion 4.0 Returns to Smith River Sports Complex
The fourth annual Virginia Fusion Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will be held this weekend, September 14th and 15th, at the Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC). This is the third time that Michelle Ng and Without Limits has held a tournament at the SRSC during the 2013 year.
"The College Division is slightly larger this year, and we will be focusing more energy on showcasing the Club Division games," said Michelle Ng, co-founder of Without Limits. "This year, we will have a Showcase Game at 6:30 p.m. after our Skills Clinic. The game will feature Boston Brute Squad v. North Carolina Phoenix. Both teams are ranked in the Top 15 in the country heading into the post-season. "
On Saturday the competition will start at 9 a.m. with the last games starting at 2:15 p.m. The Showcase Game will play at 6:30 p.m. A skills clinic for the participants will last from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The competition will begin again on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. with the last games starting at 2:00 p.m.
Without Limits, an organization dedicated to creating and developing opportunities for women Ultimate players, is the host of the tournament. Ng started Without Limits in 2010 because she saw a need and wanted to make a difference.
"Everyone loves Smith River because the fields are top quality and there are lots of great extras- water by every field, clean restrooms, concessions, etc. The facilities are among the best on the East Coast, " said Ng when asked what the players like about the tournament and facilities. "We also love the town of Martinsville. Everyone treats us so well! "
Elite Club and College teams that will be participating are:
Elite Club Teams: Phoenix from Raleigh-Durham, NC, Brute Squad from Boston, MA, Scandal from Washington, DC, and Tabby Rosa from Florida.
College Teams: Lehigh University Gravity, George Washington University Hippos, Ohio State University Fever, James Madison University, Wake Forest University Ruckus, William & Mary College, Virginia Commonwealth University Biscuit Villians, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Pleiades, Swarthmore College Warmothers, Elon University Free-2-Lay, University of Richmond Redhots, University of Virginia Hydra, University of Delaware Sideshow, Penn State University Isis, University of Mary Washington Mary Massacre, University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seaweed, Duke University Swerve, Ember, and Philadelphia University.
Ultimate is a 7 v 7 game played on a field slightly smaller than a football field. Players cannot run with the disc and must complete passes to score in the end zone. The opposing team plays defense and if there is a turnover, they try to score in the opposite direction. Teams will typically play 3-4 games each day.
For more information about the event and Ultimate Frisbee please visit www.withoutlimits.com. You can also visit www.SmithRiverSportsComplex.com or contact Amanda Gray at (276) 638-5200 for any questions or concerns.