Six savage Cheek2Cheek players took the eight hour incredibly beautiful trip through the Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps to Gera Lario on the beautiful Lake Como to play Ultimate at Missuldisc 2014! We were really, really keen to play and really, really lucky to find several motivated pick- up players from all over the world to play with us (thanks Tobey for coming all the way from New Zealand;))! This year’s Missuldisc theme was „Viva Las Geras“ and the guys from Frasba dal Lac showed their creativity and their enthusiasm in organizing a very special tournament once again.
We had a good start on Saturday and won all of our games. I remember one of our opponents describing us as a real compact team with an amazing defence. We took the lead in the first game and won 9:8 against Oldastreji from Padua. By then it was quite windy and we were really good in handling these conditions, especially our dense defense made our opponents pretty tired. We won the games against Sugar Mix (7:5) from Germany, XLR8RS from Brussels (12:2) and Ultimate Milano (7:5). The scenery of the tournament’s spot was really amazing, right by the lake with snowy mountains all around. Some of us even dared to swim- (wo)man, did that hurt;)!
The next highlight was the incredible Beer race performance of Elisabeth and Raphie, featuring a sprint of Raphie with Elisabeth on his shoulder and her beer in his stomach. We enjoyed dinner under the trees and were served Italian wine and a three course menu. Frasba dal Lac aren ́t just amazingly good in partying, they are also amazingly creative in organising the party around the tournament theme. Due to the theme „Viva las Vegas/ Geras“ you could not just only loose/ win millions playing roulette and several slot machines, you could even get married in the wedding chapel with Elvis Presley conducting the ceremony!
On Sunday it was quite cloudy and I think some of us also felt a bit like that („What happens in Las Geras, stays in Las Geras!“). There was hardly any wind and so we couldn`t even count on that advantage: we lost against Sugar Mix (3:13) and Winds’n’Roses from Spain (0:8). The rain was getting pretty heavy by then. Shortly after our game it got even worse. The quarter finals were interrupted and the Frasba dal Lac players kept the spirit high by performing their Viva Las Geras song live under the tents with the pouring rain all around!
In the end, we finished Missuldisc 2014 8th.I want to thank Chiara, Berni, Tobey and David for making our participation in this tournament possible! And all of yours for an amazingly funny and diverse tournament!
Viva las Geras!
PS: Lukas, Clemens and I had an awesome dinner on Sunday night overviewing the lake and the surrounding mountains and spend the following day strolling around the lakeside and enjoying the mountains on our way home. Staying longer and having time to explore lake Como makes Missuldisc an even more attractive tournament!