Manawatu Maelstrom is the central region's qualifier for the New Zealand Mixed Ultimate Championships (NZMUC).
Maelstrom is an opportunity for teams of all skill and experience levels to:
- Secure a spot at NZMUC
- Improve their play in the lead up to New Zealand Mixed Ultimate Championships Division 2 (NZMUCDII)
- Develop local players and teams in an accessible tournament
The tournament will be held over two days from 25th-26th September 2021.
Coronation Park, Palmerston North.
The cost per team is $350.00 including a New Zealand Ultimate Levy.
Registrations and Gender Split
Registrations will be accepted on a first paid, first served basis so get in fast! Registrations open on the 1st of August. Full registrations must be completed by midnight on Friday the 10th September.
Note: All players must have completed the WFDF standard rules accreditation. Six players per team, including the captains, must have the advanced accreditation. All players must be registered on Ultimate Central and U18 players must submit their junior consent form to the tournament organisers.
The gender split will be decided using the WFDF Ratio Rule A (“prescribed ratio” rule).
"At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio for the first point. For the second and third points the ratio must be the reverse of the first point.
For the fourth and fifth points the ratio must be same as the first point.
This pattern of alternating the ratio every two points repeats until the end of the game (half time has no impact on the pattern)."