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Ultimate is a game played with a frisbee that has some elements of
soccer, basketball, and football. The
Ultimate Players Assocation
has a good introduction to the
game on their website. It's also pretty well described in
10 simple rules.
Argonne Ultimate Games
The games at Argonne are pick-up games. Anyone who works at Argonne or
is a friend of someone who works at Argonne is more than welcome to come
out and play.
We play following the
Official Rules of Ultimate, with
a few local customizations that help to speed up play and adapt the
rules to our loosely-organized group of players.
Frequency of play varies with the time of year, the weather, the number
of summer of students around, and how busy everyone is. Sometimes during
the summer, there's a game every day. During the spring and fall, we
usually play twice a week. During the winter, we try to play indoors
on a more rigorous schedule.
So... how do you find out if there's a game? Well, you check the sign up page and
join the mailing list..
Here are the things we do differently that other Ultimate
groups. (Details are in the club's bylaws.)
- Make-it, take-it. Once a goal is scored by one team, possession
of the Frisbee is usually retained by the scoring team. The teams switch
endzones. The members of the team that just scored a point must hold their
field position at the time of the goal until the disc is called into play.
The other team can adjust their field positions, and then someone on that
team calls "disc in".
- No Score. Score is usually not kept until the last few minutes
of the game period, at which point folks will decide on a game to 3, or a
game to 5.
- Variable Field and Teams. We don't worry too much about the
official size of the field or the number of players.
- Spirit of the Game. We do believe in Spirit of the Game, and
ask everyone to adhere to those guidelines. The most important aspect of
these games is that everyone have a good time. Serious disputes
are called with a head-or-tails flip of the frisbee, if we remember.
- Pick-Up Games. We don't have any specific teams. People usually
self-organize into teams after warm-up, with a somewhat implicit goal of
playing with a different set of folks than in recent games.