Valley of the Sun Ultimate has been an official non-profit organization for less than 30 years, but it has been a community of players and organizers for much longer. New Year Fest, our locally run tournament, entered its fourth decade in 2012.
This page is an attempt at an inclusive history. It is a work in progress. If you have materials or reminiscences, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ~Katherine Nabity, 07/09/20
New Year Fest XVIII
New Year Fest XIX
New Year Fest XX
New Year Fest XXI
1st Annual Hangover Hat
Announcement: There will be a short co-ed hat tournament (3 games) at Diablo on New Years Day. Registration will be from 1:30-2:00 pm. Games will be at 2:30, 4:15 and 6:00. Cost will be $5.
New Year Fest XXII
UPA Desert Sectionals 2004
Announcement: Games for all divisions (open, womens, mixed) for the Desert section will be held at Benedict Fields in Tempe on September 18 and, if necessary, September 19.
Update: In open/masters, Ironwood finished first, followed by Iocane, Sprawl, and Sunburn. On the womens side, Sol Sistas finished first, followed by the Huckwallas.
New Year Fest XXIII
New Year Fest XXIV
New Year Fest XXV
UPA Desert Sectionals 2007
Update: The UPA Desert Sectional Tournament for all divisions was played Saturday, Sept. 15th in Tempe.
Ironwood placed first in the open division with Sprawl second. The co-ed combined city team of Barrio took first in the mixed division, and Ultimate PHX-ation held their #2 seed.
UPA Southewest Regionals 2007
Results: Ironwood, the valley's masters team, will be headed to the national championships for the second year in a row. They defeated LA's Faded in a tooth and nail game for the bid to go, winning 15-11.
Also headed to the championships is Barrio, the mixed city co-ed team. Barrio ended the weekend undefeated.
The UPA Club Championships will take place Oct. 25-28th in Sarasota, Florida. Valley of the Sun Ultimate will be well represented.
Video: Let's get Drunk & Huck!
Uomo Donna 2007 Tucson, AZ
Daweena in Ogden, UT
Video: Ironwood vs. Surly
Cooler Classic Ultimate Tournament, Milwaukee, WI, August 18, 2007
New Year Fest XXVI
Women's League 2008
Champion: Blue Blur (B2)
Captain: Sarah Youngblood
Fall League 2008
Champion: The Royal WEfnuk
Captains: Nate Johnson & Genevieve Maricle
Men's Winter League 2008
Champion: Best Perspective Captain: Keith Aspinall
UPA Southwest Regionals 2008
Sprawl and PHX-ation went to regionals.
New Year Fest XXVII
UPA Southwest Club Regionals 2009
VOTS hosted the UPA Southwest Regional tournament over the weekend of October 3rd and 4th.
Congratulations to the teams who have secured bids to the National Championship tournament in Sarasota, FL:
Finally, let's give a big THANK YOU to Keith Aspinall, our intrepid tournament director, and coordinators Randy Ricks, Jeff Grobe, Brian Calle, and Heather Kinkead.