The gif versions are the best. In the jpg versions, the compression does degrade the visual quality a bit. jpg pictures take less time to transfer and take about 10 seconds extra to process.
Photographers: David MacKay (2,3); Hayley AvRuskin (5-12). Luke Walden (P1-11). And Other people.
All `facts' in this item have been passed by word of mouth through many generations of fireside story-telling, so don't base any intercontinental wars on it.
(See also the Pre-Pre-History of Cambridge Ultimate (written May 2006))
In the distant past, at the Student Nationals of 1992 in Brighton (not Brighton, Exeter!), both teams in the final were from Cambridge. Strange Blue (white) was beaten by Bad Company (Blue). Strange Blue was a Cambridge University team started by Roger and Sandy, and Bad Company were mainly from Cambridge schools (though I think that when they formed, during the 1980s, they were coached by University-based Cambridge Ultimate players, whose team was then known as Slipadisc); they were the key players in the GB Juniors team at that time.
Top row: Angus Smith, Doug Milne, Roger
Thompson, Caroline Booth (played for S.B.)
Middle row: Dave McNeilly, Sandy Crockett, Klaus Englyst, Ollie Watson, Tom Corder, Adam Bennett.
Bottom row: Jim Keyworth, Viaram (?), Greg Hallam, John Isbel.
are they now? Doug plays for Shotgun Wedding. So does
Roger. Dave McN still played with Strange Blue in
1996. Klaus now plays for Strange Blue. Ollie has come out
of a road accident still playing for Shotgun. Tom is
occasionally sighted holding a disc; and even plays for SB
sometimes; he works in Cambridge. Adam founded Miranda in
the London area. Jim plays with Strange Blue at practices,
as does Greg. Jim sometimes plays for Headrush or Strange
Blue. Greg plays for SB and sells discs in Trinity
From Martin Coath: I played for Charlie Mead's VICTIMS squad against a Cambridge team which, as far as I am aware had no name, in 1981 so something was going on around then.
In 1983 or 4 my brother (Chris Coath) founded a Girton team which played tournaments. He recruited quite a few people from other colleges and picked up some from a non-university team run by a woman called Gabby (I can remember no more than this about her) but all his serious players, including him, went on to become founding members of, I think, Slipadisc if that was its name at the time.
I fondly remember visiting Chris and practicing on (or near) Parkers Piece throughout the 80s and subsequently making occasional guest appearances for the Cambridge team in competition when I lived there briefly in the early 90s.
Chris got his PhD at Cambridge and went on to work (and play for) Oxford and then to UCLA and is now in geophysics at Bristol - but only plays when I bully him.