After 20 months of countless practices, pickup games, hours investing in people's lives, and two successful previous tournaments, we hosted the first ever Club Ultimate Championships in Nicaragua!
On March 11th, 2017, 6 teams, with over 100 players, from 4 different regions of Nicaragua, met at The Cocibolca Jockey Club to compete to be crowned the first ever Club Champions of Nicaragua! After 6 games Managua beat Chiquilistagua in the finals to take the crown.
This day was exciting for many different reasons.
- 3rd tournament in just one year.
- A 30% increase in number of Nicaraguans participating from first tournament.
- 4 regions represented: Managua, Granada, Chinandega, Matagalpa.
- 6 different teams from these regions participated.
- Dale Pues Youth team competed against adults and came in 4th place.
- Chiquilistagua practiced for 3.5 months enter as the only completely Nicaraguan team. They finished in 2nd place!
- Each team knew themselves and were able to grow closer through this tournament.
- Publicized on 2 major national news networks in Nicaragua.
- More people left excited and ready for the next tournament!
We are so thankful to all the players who participated and captains who helped lead and coach their teams during the tournament and before. It was a huge success and we can't wait for the next one!
In addition, we are extremely thankful to our main partner Selvista Guesthouses and all our other sponsors for helping make this event possible. Through these events, we are trying to work with local businesses to help connect communities and provide awesome opportunities for everyone involved. Please go support their businesses!