The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Flying Tigers mixed first team beat opposition from nine African countries to successfully defend their 2017 title and take the top spot in the mixed division of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) All Africa Ultimate Championships for 2019.
In spite of fielding a team that included several new players, among them Amanda Norton, Anna Reid and Donna Herr, along with some second-team Roaring Tigers competitors, the flying disc stars were almost unbeaten at the recent four-day event in Johannesburg.
Led by the experienced duo of Peter Ivey and Christine Court, who captained and coached the team, the Tigers won seven of their eight round-robin matches, posting wins over Cool Waters from Kenya, Da Bique from Mozambique and the SA U24 Wild Dogs.
In their only loss, they went down 8–13 to Cape Town’s Ghost Ultimate in a very competitive game, but still qualified for the final.
“Led by the experienced duo of Peter Ivey and Christine Court, who captained and coached the team, the Tigers won seven of their eight round-robin matches.”
Defending their title
The final was a repeat of the 2017 clash between the Flying Tigers and Ghost. The Tigers came out firing, winning the first three points of the game. They kept pushing hard and were 8–2 up at half time.
In the second half, Ghost managed to up their game and fought back well, but the end score was 12–8 to the Tigers.
Court also tied for the title of female most valuable player (MVP) for the tournament.
This adds to the Flying Tigersʼ already fantastic year, which has included winning the Cape Town mixed league and Western Cape regional championships, and coming second in the South African mixed nationals.
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