[BD] 2006 Charity Shield Wrap up
gareth.jones at brunel.ac.uk
Thu Mar 16 15:21:27 GMT 2006
Charity Shield 2006 - the Season Starts Here
The start of spring used to be associated in British frisbee with the
migration from sports halls to muddy fields, as teams started to prepare for
Tour and summer tournaments in the vain hope that the worst of our poor
weather was over. Times have changed, thanks in part to the various Winter
Leagues that have sprung up around the country over the past few years.
March 11 saw the annual finals of these Leagues, with the Charity Shield on
Wandsworth Common in London.
Clapham gained revenge over Fire of London for taking 'their' Winter League
title with a hard-fought win over their London rivals to secure the Charity
Shield for the second year in a row. This year's Charity Shield raised over
£500, which will be split between the GB Juniors and a local
Clapham/Wandsworth Outreach programme.
Fever provided the biggest shock of the day, defeating winners of the last
LWL event EMO in the first round pool to earn a spot in the semi-finals.
Brighton showed the benefit of blooding youngsters in the harsh environment
of winter league, their sixth spot was their best result of the winter and
bodes well for Tour later in the year. Boogie Knights, who had travelled
down from Liverpool, took a couple of scalps, and Oxford's OW! continued to
Alongside the Charity Shield the top four teams in the inaugural London
Winter Mixed League came together to fight it out once more before the Tour
begins. Discuits wanted to consolidate their last win over Electric Mayhem,
Herd wanted to avenge their loss to Discuits, LWL Champions LtdRelease
wanted double glory and Mayhem wanted to bounce back after their last
tournament choking experience.
All the round-robin games were close, especially Ltd vs Discuits, where the
hooter went half a second before the disc was caught to enable Ltd to win
7-6. The final saw second seeds Electric Mayhem with a point to prove over
top dogs LtdRelease Mayhem's solid horizontal offence saw them run out
12-8 winners to secure the champagne.
Many thanks to Iceni for hosting the post-game party, which also saw the LWL
Open Trophy presented to Fire of London and the LWL Mixed Trophy presented
London Winter League Committee
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