For all you non-Minnesotans, we have a statewide Match Play team event every October. It is called the Mider Cup. To participate, you must be an active member of the Minnesota Frisbee Association. The state is split into four zones- N, S, E, W. E and W are all of the Twin Cities Metro- the split is 35W. N and S is everything else. Anyways, this event brings upon much team unity. At any given league or tournament, you will hear a lot of "EAST SIDE" and "WESTSIDE" being shouted when someone's name is called for an award. Either they (or their zone members) will make it known who they represent. It's a lot of fun.
For the Mider Cup, the zone coordinator is in charge of forming the team that will represent them at Mider Cup. They can do it however they want, but should try to put together the best team that has the best chance at winning the cup (and bragging rights).
I myself, am a proud member of the EASTSIDE! I wasn't really sure if I would be asked to play. I planned on being in attendance anyways because I have "Bet On Brett" bracelets to seel as a fundraiser to help pay our disc golfing buddies medical bills! Anyways, each team gets 5 Open men, 1 woman, 2 open masters, 1 grandmaster, 4 advanced, 1 advanced master, 3 intermediates, and 1 junior. One of the open women resides in my zone, so I figured she would probably play. However, I got the call today that I got the spot! I'm excited to be participating in my first Mider Cup and representing for the East Side! I know my competion, and I'm truly a little nervous. I mean- I have beat 2 of the 3 of them by AT LEAST 20 strokes in 36 hole tournaments. The other one I have not played against, but her rating is low. I know I did not beat them on every hole though. I know we tied some and I got beat some. We will see how this match play thing works! Hopefully, I will be aggressive and go after everything and make some big plays to get some points on the board for the East Side!
I'm going to practice tomorrow with Coach. Yes, that is what we call him. Coach Dave. He's going to help me learn the course better as I have only played it once. He's going to help me with this strategy thing for match play. I'm excited. I hear this event is always a ton of fun. Anyways, I just wanted to ramble a bit, procrastinate on school work, and inform y'all of the super sweet Mider Cup!
And lastly, update on Brett (the 16 year old disc golfer in the hospital from a bad car wreck August 29th)- he's doing well. He is in therapy daily from 9a-4p with a one hour break to nap. He spoke for the first time yesterday- he said his friend Alex's name because she was there to see him! He also waved goodbye to some of his other friends when they were leaving the hospital! Brett is doing fantastic and fighting hard! We walked for him at a Brain Injury Awareness walk, and the overflow of support was amazing!