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Fall Season 2009

Another year, and another fall season gone. Having bid adieu to the class of 09, the Clown went into Sectionals with a renewed focus to perform at the Div 1 level. On the other hand, the H1N1 virus had other ideas and proceeded to put many Clown players into quarantine or weakened them in time for the tournament. Coupled with the trend for small teams to drop out of Div 1, the Clown had a rough sectionals, putting together nice series (upwind score against Sons of Liberty’s zone), but nothing to contend with the other div 1 teams. The Clown was invited to regionals (since so many other teams dropped out), but declined due to lack of attendance (it was during fall break), and the fact we are not a Div 1 nationals level team.

Next came Clambake. With most of the games cancelled by rain, the Clown only played 1 game and then squared off Old Fat Clown for the annual showdown. Buoyed by a number of former captains and a long line of horn recipients, OFC won 15-13, with highlights going to Keanu’s layout to keep the game close in the teens, Wedge getting pissed off by Lurch’s foul call, and OFC winning halftime. The part, as always, was a blast despite the pouring rain and everyone got home safe or camped uncomfortably. The next day OFC managed to beat Harvard, in a surprising performance.

In the annual game for parents weekend, Team Evil (wearing black in the photo below), beat Team Good in a spirited game.

GoodvEvil

The IM Socially Responsible Ultimate Tournament, raised over $900 donated directly to the ArtVan. Highlights of the tournament included Quinby v Mac House game, and a team of vets embarrassing a team of rookies.

FBB was surprisingly warm this year, although rain at around 3pm forced yet another tournament to end early. OFC again put together a team, and the Clown was happy to see them.

With the end of the Fall season and now fully into winter, the Clown is looking forward to competing in the newly restructured UPA Div III program for small schools, the triumphant return to Tybee Island for the High Tide Tournament, and the field finally thawing.

We would like to thank all the alums who made it up to visit at during the semester (extra points to Nutz’s wife for surprising him by taking him to Red Brick on his birthday) and look forward to a successful spring season.

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Spring Season 2009

The Clown kicked off spring season with the yearly pilgrimage south to  Georgia to play in the second session of the High Tide Tournament. The tournament moved to Jekyll Island, and play was split over two fields. Hungover and mixed squad Clown played well for what ammounted to the first outdoor practice of the year, and beat Central Michigan and a mixed Georgetown team. Adjusting to the new location was difficult (two houses) but was made easier by the visit of alumni Schwinn and Wonder (’08). There are a lot of sweet playing photos in the Clown flickr:

Team Huddle

Team Huddle

And most importantly, Paris and Alvin won blind man’s beer with a time of 1:54, beating Pickett and Hufflepuff by 3 seconds.

The Clown then returned home for indoor practice and a shit-ton of tournaments. The first tournament was Yale Cup. In poor (windy) conditions, the Clown went 2-4, getting much better as the tournament went on. The Clown then went (for the first time) to Huckbuddy Invitational and facing similar poor conditions the Clown went 4-4.

The B/Shitbox team fought hangovers and went to Unity, Maine, for the only tournament before sectionals. Sober team went 4-1 and drunk team doesn’t remember the score.

Sectionals was a new challenge for this year’s Clown, still adjusting to the loss of its top 7 players (SWAS). A-Side lost heartbreakers to UMF, UNH and Dal, not making regionals this year.

While missing regionals was heartbreaking, it allowed the whole team to be around when alums came to visit on occasion of Seabass’s trek to the east coast for some robot soccer action. An impromptu OFC-Clown game was started, and the younger, faster Clown won the game, although Nutz defeated Dusty bottoms in the halftime disc. The Clown was grateful to see Nutz, Flower, Raymond, Chun Li, A-Cup, Vibe, Gerber, Rodeo, Rabbit, Seabass and Mojo all playing again.

The next weekend, the Clown got all dressed up for the All Sports Dinner, but this time actually had an occasion to attend. This year captains Chauncey and Hummer (’09) received the Harvey award for JV or Club team leadership. As Mojo, who nominated all the captians says:

“this is not just an award for them individually, but also an award for all of the Chaos and Clown community.  Over the last decade, the teams have grown to have an enormous influence on the campus, and your accomplishments on and off the field are, in effect, being acknowledged in these awards.  I hope you see these awards as yours too.”

And in the most important tournament, Chun Li and Silent Bob (#1 seed) returned to campus to beat Paris and Tum Tum (#3 seed) in the Third Tri-Annual Beer Die Tournament. The next tournament will likely be the RB Stadium Invitational.

Finally, welcome Dusty and Pockets as the Clown Junior Captains, Squirtle and Neidermeyer become the Senior Captians. And congrats to the Class of ’09.

Happy Holidays from the Clown

Future Meekrob

Future Meekrob

Frozen Butter Ball 2008

After a week of postponement due to inclement weather, the Clown (and lady clown) ventured out into the cold to play some ultimate in apparently clement weather (20 degrees, rock hard fields and blowing wind)  The Clown broke into three teams: Team Corporate (featuring alums Stiffy, Rodeo, Chun Li and Vibe), and poorly dressed X and Y teams.

Team Corporate faced Herniated Disc, a team made up of Animal, family and friends first. Finding the best way to work in the freezing cold, Team Corporate beat Herniated Disc. Next was Colby, who was defeated in a strong game and the wily use of push and trap in the cup. Losing to Dead Reckoning, Team Corporate found solace in leaving early and eating Big Top sandwiches.

Clown X and Y teams both won at least one game, and the winner, Stew, donated their turkey to the TedFord shelter.

There are a few pictures and some more from fall sectionals up on the stoned clown flickr group.

Thanks from the ArtVan!

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the IM Socially Responsible ultimate frisbee tournament. With the help of your $10 dollar donation, we were able to raise in excess of $1000 dollars which will be donate directly to the ArtVan.

A special thanks also goes out to Macmillian, Quinby, Burnett and Helmreich houses for their generous donations.

Finally, the kind people at ArtVan say the donation will “provide after school and summer ArtVan Programming to youth residents of Perryman Village in Brunswick, a low income Housing Project.  ArtVan will service the arts one day per week for a 2 hour session to all ages, encouraging safe self expression, self discovery and of course great art!& ArtVan will be matching these funds through grants and individual donations.”

Thanks again for taking a saturday afternoon to be Socially Responsible!

Clambake and Sectionals Photos

Clambake and Sectionals photos are now in the Stoned Clown photostream. A little preview below: