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Post by Chris Burd » Sat, 10 Sep 1994 16:48:18


Does anyone know when the program by Channel 4 about the Worlds 94 from
Colchester, will be shown ?

Will it be out this month ?
Can we buy a copy of the video ?
Who do we write to to get a copy ?
How much will it be for both local and folks abroad ?
Will it be any good ?
How will they cut a 4 hour final down into a 1 hour program ?

Is it true that when they did coverage about the GB mens build up to
the tournament that the TV crew also did some coverage of the GB womens
preparations. BUT ONLY TO FIND OUT WHO WAS GOING OUT WITH WHOM IN THE
MENS TEAM ??????

Who was that women on stage at the finals party ? (I know but I am not
telling !)

Would you play on concrete fields ? If your answer is no, then why did
folks play at colchester ?

Is it true that the World Clubs 95 are to be done in UK at Milfield
School (a world leading sports school) ?? Has any other bids been put
forward ??

Did Buck Buchanan really dance with the whole US Womens Team at the
same time ?

Does anyone have any comments about the Worlds 94 ? Was is it
good/bad/indifferent ? Was the food greasy/very greasy/pure oil ?
What about evening social events - was there enough/too many/bad
organisation ? Were the rooms big/average/rabbit hutches ?
How was the tournament run - well/not so well/on the verge of complete
and utter chaos ?
What were the staff like - crap/average/the most brilliant people you
have ever met and would like to have their babies ??

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Post by John Doming » Sat, 10 Sep 1994 20:50:59


Quote:

> Does anyone know when the program by Channel 4 about the Worlds 94 from
> Colchester, will be shown ?

> Will it be out this month ?

i heard from john purdey that it will be out week 3 or 4 this month

Quote:
> Does anyone have any comments about the Worlds 94 ? Was is it
> good/bad/indifferent ? Was the food greasy/very greasy/pure oil ?
> What about evening social events - was there enough/too many/bad
> organisation ? Were the rooms big/average/rabbit hutches ?
> How was the tournament run - well/not so well/on the verge of complete
> and utter chaos ?
> What were the staff like - crap/average/the most brilliant people you
> have ever met and would like to have their babies ??

I thought the food was typical english can*** standard - crap. But the
organisation, staff and a lot of games were brill. My favourite games were
(in the open division) japan v sweden, canada v sweden and the final. I
was real impressed with the canadian style of play. I agree with you that
the pitches were too hard - i've heard a rumour that one of the GB team
(with a high strawberry count) is making a formal complaint.

john

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Kraj » Mon, 12 Sep 1994 01:24:02

Quote:

>Does anyone have any comments about the Worlds 94 ? Was is it
>good/bad/indifferent ? Was the food greasy/very greasy/pure oil ?

If the cooking was the same as for the WFDF Championships there a few
years ago, then yes.  We had a running joke about "grease toast," a
truly unique breakfast item.

The highlight for me, though, was Derek Robbins (sp?) catching a TRC
around one of the tall dorm rooms.  Try it next time you're over there,
it's quite a haul (both for you and the disc).

--Tom K.

 
 
 

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Post by Neil Traver » Tue, 13 Sep 1994 20:41:56

Quote:
> Is it true that when they did coverage about the GB mens build up to
> the tournament that the TV crew also did some coverage of the GB
> womens preparations. BUT ONLY TO FIND OUT WHO WAS GOING OUT WITH WHOM
> IN THE MENS TEAM ??????

Apparently they did concentrate on the 'couples' aspect. I don't know
whether that was the only mention of the womens team. This was
rumoured (in fun) to be the reason for all the GB couples splitting
up.

Quote:
> Who was that women on stage at the finals party ? (I know but I am
> not telling !)

But I will. It was you wife, wasn't it! I think you helped to
'volunteer' her.

Quote:
> Is it true that the World Clubs 95 are to be done in UK at Milfield
> School (a world leading sports school) ?? Has any other bids been put
> forward ??

What I've heard is that there are 2 bids in. Charlies for Milfield
School and Adam's (Druids) for Southampton. Both of them in UK. There
may be some time left for any other bids (I think WFDF extended it).

As for the C4 covergae of the final. See if you can talk to Pippa
(Clarke), I gather she's managed to do some of the editting for it.

--
Neil Travers


 
 
 

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Post by Thomas Griesba » Wed, 14 Sep 1994 01:46:53


Quote:

> Does anyone know when the program by Channel 4 about the Worlds 94 from
> Colchester, will be shown ?

> Will it be out this month ?
> Can we buy a copy of the video ?
> Who do we write to to get a copy ?
> How much will it be for both local and folks abroad ?
> Will it be any good ?

I heard that Charlie Mead will know more about this by September 16th. I
will call him to find out. There are also rumours that it might be
broadcast on Eurosport. There will also be a version on sale which should
also come soon. I don't know for sure where to order it but rest assured
that Charlie will work something out. I have no idea about the price or if
there will be a NTSC version (for the folks abroad). Charlie already saw
some of the material and he said the overhead camera apparently did make
some nice shots. Personally I still am afraid the camera team did not know
enough about ultimate to make good shots.

Quote:
> How will they cut a 4 hour final down into a 1 hour program ?

I don't think that will be difficult; in fact this will show us how long
the teams actually spent with playing. My bet is somewhere around 30
minutes ...

Quote:

> Would you play on concrete fields ? If your answer is no, then why did
> folks play at colchester ?

Actually it wasn't much worse than on Astro turf but nobody would ever
play on that (except those who made it to Paris in 1985 or to the WIZ Open
in Geneva in 1989/90/91).

Quote:
> Is it true that the World Clubs 95 are to be done in UK at Milfield
> School (a world leading sports school) ?? Has any other bids been put
> forward ??

I know of people who are looking into it in the UK, Holland and the US.
Deadline for submitting a bid to WFDF is Sept. 20th. A decision should be
made (hopefully) around mid October.

Quote:

> Does anyone have any comments about the Worlds 94 ? Was is it
> good/bad/indifferent ? Was the food greasy/very greasy/pure oil ?

Well, you asked for it: It was lots of food but it seems several people
had trouble digesting it. I heard about a couple of players who had fever
in the morning which went away very fast. One German player had slight
problems with his stomach starting on Sunday and another one had severe
problems. Many people I know got sick the day after they returned and some
of them had the feeling it was due to wrong or poor nutrition.

Quote:
> Were the rooms big/average/rabbit hutches ?

Defintely the latter, but then during Worlds you don't spend much time in
your room...

Thomas

 
 
 

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Post by Mr D J Robi » Fri, 16 Sep 1994 00:47:24



stuff deleted about 1991 WFDF food<<<<<<<<<<<

Quote:

>The highlight for me, though, was Derek Robbins (sp?) catching a TRC
>around one of the tall dorm rooms.  Try it next time you're over there,
>it's quite a haul (both for you and the disc).

>--Tom K.

In case anyone is interested the dorm block used was the one closest
to the sports hall - it's either Bertrand Russell or Eddington. You
start on the grass on the sports centre side, throw the disc to the
left of the building (over a tree), then run down a bank, down a road
and towards the next tower block. You need to run fairly fast and there
is a 10 metre "window" in which you have to spot the disc, catch it and
stop before hitting the next building.

Thankyou Tom for recounting that feat, I still treasure the Team Banzai
mini-disc which you awarded to me!

We have big ego Ultimate, I wonder whether this will start a big ego
TRC thread? And how about a big ego distance thread? That same WFDF
'91 Worlds saw the Distance with an Ultimate disc competition, in
which "Sam" Neilson broke his leg, and Timo from Finland threw 160m!
That was an awesome throw.

Derek Robins

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Kraj » Sat, 17 Sep 1994 08:21:39


Quote:
>We have big ego Ultimate, I wonder whether this will start a big ego
>TRC thread?

Hey, I don't need much prodding.  Big ego TRC it is...

There's this little thing in DC called the Washington Monument.  Been
there, TRC'ed that.  But honestly, it was easier than Derek's dorm
crank, which I took a few shots at.

Anyone else?  World Trade Center, Pentagon building, Devil's Tower?

--Tom K.