|Date:||10-12 August 2012|
|Level of play:||All levels|
|Contact:||Send a message to Trent Simmons|
Probably the best part of my job is waking up in the morning with a dream and being able to make it happen. The second best is when somebody else asks me to help them make their dream happen and I can do so. An old friend and ultimate player (TRAIN, aka John Cyran) recently bought a 27 acre ranch in the Music Mountains outside of Granby and well, here are his words
"Hey all There are tourneys, there are good tourneys, and then there are EVENTS. The kind of tourneys that remind you why you play the game in the first place. The ones that transcend the ordinary, where not only is there good disc, there's a great setting, good cameraderie, fantastic spirit. Maybe some camping, music, and of course, a great party. All coming together into one fantastic weekend in the mountains.
Well, this tourney is one of those events. One of those fantastic weekends that stick in the memory. At least those parts you can remember.
You want a good setting-- how about soccer fields up in Grand County, looking up at the Continental Divide? You want good disc, how about a hat tourney with 100 cool people over two days. You want camping, how about pitching your tent on a 27 acre ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Music Mountaains, underneath the blackest starriest skies in Colorado.
You want a party-- how about a hoedown up at said 27 acre ranch? (And this is not just a party, its the very first Music Mountain Music Fest, a/k/a Ranchstock.) You want music, how about not one or two, but 4 bands. You want beverages, how about some homebrew crafted just for this weekend? And hey, we haven't even mentioned the hot springs less than 2 miles away."
Sound good? Will this work for you? It's just what you need and where you want to be, this August 10, 11 & 12th. But don't worry, if you can't make it, you'll hear all about it from your friends. So go ahead, go to that wedding, let your parents visit, go for a hike or bike ride instead, or just stay home and do housework. I'm sure the tournament will happen again next year. Oh wait, nobody knows if this will be a regular event or a 1 time thing.
The hat tourney is in Granby, Colo, 2 hours from Denver on the high school soccer fields. The ranch is Kinney Creek Ranch, 8 miles west of Granby, right outside of Hot Sulphur Springs. (Its owned by Train, a local frisbee alum). You are welcome to come out Friday to the ranch, pitch your tent, and enjoy some mountain biking and live music. Then meet up in Granby, at 9 am Saturday morning.
This is going to be limited to roughly 100 players. First come, first served. Families are welcome. There will be plenty of non ultimate players and retired ultimate players hanging out during the day or exploring the surrounding area.