Ultimate Frisbee

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Ultimate Frisbee is a game played by a large portion of CTY students, or at least by those who are remotely athletic. It involves rules similar to football combined with European handball.

The Rules

There are two endzones. The objective is for someone to catch the frisbee in the endzone in order to score a point. There is no contact and no movement with the frisbee, except for steps to stop your momentum. Possession of the frisbee changes when the opposing team catches the frisbee OR the receiving team fails to catch the frisbee due to factors such as wind, out of bound throws, drops, the opposing team smacks it down, etc.

There is also something called stalling. When a player catches the frisbee, a player on the opposing team may stand in front of him/her and wave his/her hands frantically while saying, "Stall one, stall two, etc." This is to prevent a player from standing like a deer in headlights with the frisbee in his/her hands. The counting is to apply pressure and also so that when the stalls are up (standard is either 7 or 10 stalls), the frisbee is in the possession of the other team. The frantic hand-waving is such that when a player throws the frisbee, there is hope that the staller will be able to smack it down.

10 points if you can hit a lamppost.

A more official version of the rules of Ultimate are available at http://www.upa.org/

There is usually a student tournament and a staff-student game.

Ultimizzle Frisbizzle Tournamizzle

The administration of Lancaster decides on the most bizarre names for tournaments and such. According to Adam Roush, there was once an informal rule that required the words in the names of all tournaments to rhyme.

In 2006 Session 1, there was, of course, the Ultimizzle Frizbizzle Tournamizzle, which was accompanied by the Quizbizzle Tournamizzle. Session 2 included the Tournamizzle, the Texizzle Hold 'Emizzle Tournabizzle, and the Copa de Lancaster Soccer Tournament (won by Team Default).

Although the -izzle based nightmares find their roots in past years, there was a dearth of izzleness in LAN.05.2, which heralded tournaments such as the Agreedball Tournameedball (which also apeeard in LAN 06.1), the Super Poker Tournamoker, and the Ultimate Frisbee Tournamisbee.

Notable Victories

Knights vs. RA Team:

Until Session 2, 2008, Lancaster was the only site remaining whose RAs had never been defeated in the Staff vs. Student Ultimate game. Going in as the underdogs, Captain Scott Xu, along with teammates Dharun Ravi, Chris Rong, Sean Yan, Chris Tian, Michael Zhuang, Kevin Zhang, Milli Croman, Jacob Hobbie, Hannah R. Jin, Franklin Li, and Esther Rong managed to defeat them with a final score of 13-12. The game was heated with an active crowd of approximately forty people. Their chant, led by George Xu and Lucy Chen, was "WHAT TIME IS IT?" which was responded to with "KNIGHT TIME." This was a counter chant to the RAs' "WHAT TIME IS IT?" which was responded to with "LIGHTS OUT!" Other chants included "D FOR DHARUN," which was shouted when Dharun Ravi had a defensive block, and "PUT SOME D ON THAT FRANK!" When the score was 11-12, students leading, Dharun Ravi cut deep into the end zone. Chris Tian hucked it to him and Dharun caught it, making the score 11-13. The crowd charged the field believing that the students won, but a controversial travel was called by the RAs, voiding the point. The score remained at 11-12, but the RAs were able to score, making it 12-12. Scott Xu then managed "sky" RA Richard West to catch a pass in the end zone, thrown by Chris Rong, winning the game.

Jacob's Housekeeping

Established: 10.2

11.2: Defeated the RA team 6-5.

Captain: Kevin Lee

Team Members: James Palmer, Frank Lee, Derek Dubner, Elizabeth Kuo, Sabrina Chan, Benjamin Huang, Mary Wan

Double L’s vs. RA team

LAN 18.1

Score: 11-2 on students favor

Ultimate at Carlisle

Stemming from the close relationship of Macro B and Micro classes (CAR 14.2), a tradition of Micro-Macro ultimate game was developed after lunch periods on the academic quad around the flag pole when the MicroBallarina practiced swing dancing for the talent show within close proximity. Frisbees were thrown. Attempts at catching the frisbee were made. Peculiar methods were developed (including throwing backhandedly from one's back). After the first several games however, the game retreated to being played between Macro A and Macro B, after Micro's tragic loss on the first game. The tradition managed to carry on throughout the session, the only exception being the day of the storm.

One legendary Frisbee was flown over the wall and onto the street during the course of a game. It was run over by numerous cars and large trucks even, with the entire contestant population hovering over the wall of academic quad, not able to rescue it, until RA Riley marched onto the street and took it back. The Frisbee turned out to be completely fine and the game carried on.



  • Bill Yen could *somehow* hammer the length of the quad.
  • During a massive game of Ultimate on the quad, a group of people congregated in the center of the field, and were nearly trampled as well as hit with the frisbee.
  • One Ultimate game on March Field somehow turned into cloudwatching and friendship bracelets.


  • Kai Rogers brought a LED-lit frisbee so LaMin Lin, Ryan (Derik) Becht, Austin Szatrowski, Alex Axton and others played Ultimate during Quad Time every night.
  • During one game on March Field, the frisbee was thrown onto the porch of the Phi Kappa Psi frat house, and a Lafayette student nonchalantly caught it and hammered it across March Field.

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