For Immediate Release: October 13, 2016
Sheila Brennan Nee, Maine Sports Commission
207.615.8020 / email@example.com
Maine Ultimate Hosts the Annual Lobster Pot Tournament
SOUTH PORTLAND, ME – Maine Ultimate, in conjunction with the City of South Portland and the Maine Sports Commission, will host the Lobster Pot Ultimate Tournament on October 22 – 23, 2016 at the Wainwright Sports Complex in South Portland.
This year’s tournament will be attended by 42 college teams from across the northeast and beyond, including ten women’s teams and 32 men’s teams. Awards will be offered in a women’s division, men’s Division 1 and Division 3. The winning team in each division will be awarded $1000 in cash with $500 for second place. Winning teams will also receive a merchandise credit to BreakMark Ultimate. Athletes will enjoy the highest level of tournament amenities including on-site athletic trainers, food trucks, lined fields, vendor tents and a tourney headquarters offering merchandize sales and free food to athletes.
Maine Ultimate, founded in 2012, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, Maine. Its mission is to promote the sport of Ultimate in Maine by sponsoring teams, leagues and events, espousing the value of player-officiated competition and the international code of ethics unique to Ultimate, known as Spirit of the Game. Maine Ultimate works closely with USA Ultimate, based in Colorado Springs, CO. USA Ultimate, founded in 1979, is a player-run, non-profit organization that serves as the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the U.S. USA Ultimate sanctions youth, college and club level competition nationwide.
The sport of Ultimate is played by two 7-player squads with a plastic disc on a 40x70 athletic field. It combines the non-stop movement and endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football and lacrosse. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent's end zone. Players cannot run with the disc, but may pivot and pass in any direction to a teammate on the field. Ultimate is a transition game, in which players change quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur when a pass is dropped, intercepted, or thrown out of bounds, or when a player holds the disc for more than 10 seconds. Games are typically played to a score of 13 or 15 (one point per goal).
Lodging is being offered at the DoubleTree Hotel which is conveniently located just off of the Maine Turnpike, Exit 45. The room rate is $112.00. Travel from the hotel to the tournament fields is approximately fifteen minutes and is situated right next to the Maine Mall and minutes from downtown Portland, where there are plenty of dining options. Please feel free to call the DoubleTree Hotel directly to reserve your room at (207) 775-6161.
Make the tournament experience even more memorable. Take in sights around the Portland and South Portland regions before and after competition. Additional visitor information is made available by the Greater Portland Convention + Visitors Bureau.
Tournament information may be found at Maine Ultimate Lobsterpot Tournament.
Questions may be directed to Richard Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tournament details are also available at the Maine Sports Commission Events Calendar.
About the Maine Sports Commission - The Maine Sports Commission (MSC) aims to promote Maine as a four-season destination for sports events and sports-related meetings and to increase their economic impact in the state by attracting new events or by growing existing sports-related events, including professional, collegiate, amateur, and youth sporting events. MSC was created in February 2012, in response to the growing demand for information regarding sports events and sports-related meetings in the state of Maine. The leadership of the Maine Sports Commission includes representatives from seven of the eight tourism regions, the Maine Office of Tourism, representatives from the Bangor and Portland Convention & Visitors Bureaus, and representatives from the sports, education, and tourism industries. The tourism regions participating in the commission are the Maine Beaches, the Greater Portland & Casco Bay Region, the Mid-Coast Region, Western Maine's Lakes & Mountains, Aroostook County, the Kennebec River Valley, and The Maine Highlands.