Great disc in the Greatland
Looking for frisbee beyond the 'banks? Here's the scoop on tournaments located a little south of latitude 65, but still within reach. We recommend all of them.
Anchorage & vicinity
The Great Alaskan Jamboree
This tournament is in Anchorage, usually the last weekend in June. Fairbanks is always good for at least two team entries traveling to the JAM. If you would like to play (and we know you would) the best thing to do is to show up to Tuesday pick-up or join the Thursday Fairbanks league, so you begin to get in the know. Walking around telling people "hey I want to play in the JAM, who else is going?" would be a good way to start a conversation with other players. Team Captains change from year to year, so consider taking the initiative and be a team Captain, or at least volunteer some of your time to help put the team together and work out the logistics. Don't be left out, make your voice heard, and don't be afraid to get the ball rolling.
Daze of Disc
This is Alaska's oldest tournament and is Anchorage's annual hat tournament. This tournament usually takes place the last weekend in July or the first weekend in August. Because it's a hat tournament you don't need to coordinate your efforts with others to play, but it is nice to have as big of a Fairbanks contingent going and to carpool as much as possible. Ya know save the world, and stuff. Don't forget to stop and throw the disc at some of the many beautiful pullouts on the way to Anchorage. Make sure it's already a dirt disc, or it will become one.
Bear Valley Tournament
That's right, Anchorage has yet another hat tournament that pops up every year! This is a FUN, Spirit tournament, and usually takes place in the fall. The folks at Bear Valley like to shake things up and often offer a variety of disc competitions such as Discathon, Maximum Time Aloft, Accuracy, Distance, Throw Run Catch and Freestyle. Information can be easily found by contacting Cade Loving in Anchorage. Not to be missed, as Spirit Tournaments are where Fairbanks really shines.
For more information on Anchorage tourneys, check out their website: www.anchorageultimate.org
The Talkeetna Homecoming is now a piece of Alaska Ultimate history, but it was fun while it lasted. Thanks to the Hamlers for all the good times! Maybe with enough heckling, it won't be gone forever.
There is a growing scene in the capitol city. For more information check out http://juneauultimate.org/.
Occasionally the Canadians put down their hockey sticks long enough to threaten to host a tournament. It hasn't happened for a few years, but we're hoping it will soon because Kokanee is just so delicious.