What’s the Borneo Headhunters Hat? I’m glad you asked. Come on in and I’ll tell you all about it.
But Ultimate players don’t use Frisbees, because that’s the trademarked name for a toy and Ultimate players don’t play with toys.
They play with Ultimate discs, usually made by Discraft.
On a playing field, which is roughly the size of a football field, you have 2 teams with 7 players a side. Off the field teams can be as big us up to 30 players a side.
The field is divided into 3 parts. There’s the playing field proper which is a 64m long central playing area, and on each side of this area there’s an 18m end zone, which is where opposing teams score their points.
To score a point, a player of an opposing team has to catch the disc in the other team’s end zone. And that’s the basics. For more detail, read about Ultimate on sabahultimate.com.
Borneo Headhunters Hat
Back to the Borneo Headhunters Hat: it’s an Ultimate tournament, and the Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 consists of 5 team of 15 players each.
It’s called a Hat, because traditionally individual players would put their name in a hat, which would then be drawn to form new, random teams with.
The principle remains the same, but we have to adjust the teams based on how players rated themselves to ensure a more even balance. It’s not perfect, but usually the teams come out reasonably balance, which makes for great play.
The Borneo Headhunters Hat 2011 takes place this year on 26 February and everybody is invited to come and watch this exciting game.