High Schools Ultimate

High school ultimate tourney grows

Colonel By (dark blue) was a finalist in the C Pool of the Ridgemont Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. Photo: Dan Plouffe.

By Dan Plouffe

The biggest edition of the Ridgemont Ultimate Frisbee Tournament to date took place on Thursday, Oct. 6 around the Kanata Rec Centre as 28 teams from Ottawa and Gatineau gathered for the ninth-annual event.

From its roots as a six-team event out of Ridgemont High School, the competition has become so popular that when organizer Danny Leeson sent out a message about the tournament on the first day of school, it was full by the next day.

“It is practically one of the only co-ed sports and it only needs green space and there are no refs,” notes Leeson, who saw ultimate as a popular sport that had few organized events in local high schools when the tournament first began. “Regardless of how a team does, everyone always has a good time and they continue to come back every year.”

Four division champions were crowned at the event – Franco-Ouest beat St. Paul’s in the A Pool final, St. Peter topped Glebe in the B Pool, Woodroffe won over Colonel By in C Pool, and Canterbury bested Ridgemont in D Pool.

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