Lincoln’s Ultimate teams impress in LSD

– John Fernandez contributed with this report.

This weekend 12 teams from all over the UK came to Lincoln to compete in the annual Lincoln Spirit Derby, or LSD as it is more casually known.

LSD is the University of Lincoln’s Ultimate Frisbee society’s biggest event in the calendar and was played at Bishop Grosseteste University College over the weekend.

Ultimate Frisbee continues to grow in popularity. Photo: Catherine Washbrook

Society founder and first team captain Benjamin Martin said: “The weekends been a great success, all the Lincoln teams have played well and the parties on Friday and Saturday night were awesome.”

The society entered three teams into the competition under the names, ‘Disc-Guise,’ ‘Disc-Certation’ and ‘Limp Disckit.’

They all met varied success with the first team Disc-Guise finishing highest of the Lincoln teams in 4th place, after losing their semi-final against ‘Flying Aces’ on a sudden death point after a superb fight back.

Disc-Certation were unlucky to finish 12th as they notched up some impressive results in the first day and gave eventual winners ‘Danger! High Voltage’ a tight game.

‘Limp Disckit’ were the tournament’s surprise packages though, finishing in an impressive 10th position and narrowly missing out on winning the Spoon to Leeds Metropolitan University’s team.

Roxy Driver the current society president said: “Limp Disckit, the team I played for, were only created a day before the tournament and featured a lot of new players so for us to do so well was just a fantastic surprise.”

In-coming President Mathew ‘Judge’ Parsons said: “This tournament was one of the first things the new committee was in charge of organising so it’s good to see how successful it has been.

“It was great that Bishop Grosseteste let us use their hall as well.”

It seems that while Ultimate may still be a bit of a niche, this society will continue to grow.

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