Last weekend (June 13, 14 and 15) the Grote Nederlandse Studenten Kampioenschappen (GNSK) were held. This year was Tilburg the designated city to organize this event, so for Eindhoven it was a close to home game.
Before we went to Tilburg, we all gathered at Emile’s place where we had Lasagna for dinner. After cleaning up, we went with 9 players, 2 cars, 6 tents and a lot of stuff to Tilburg. When we arrived in Tilburg, we subscribed for the weekend and sought out a spot on the student camping.
When we pitched our tents (which we seemed to have plenty), we all went back to the main location. This happened to be the ice hockey center, though without the ice. The organization of GNSK had arranged a large screen in the hall where we all watched the game of Spain – the Netherlands. This turned out to a great and jolly spectacle in the second half, when the Netherlands won convincingly.
After the game there was a party, that was until 1. Many of the players wanted to save some power for the coming games, so they hit the bunks early.
On the Saturday, we went to the sports location early. We had to be on the bus at 9 o’clock, so it meant an early rise. When we reached the field, we had to warm-up and start the first game against Gronical Dizziness (Groningen). Though Groningen was a better team by far, we showed them you don’t just mess with Vertigo.
The second match of the day was against Tilburg. Tilburg was the team in the tournament with the least experience, because they had a lot of new people on the line. Nonetheless they managed to put up quite a resistance against our play and everyone had to admit they ran a lot in that game.
The last match on the Saturday was against the B-Frisbee2’s from Nijmegen. Again a serious opponent, but now we managed to put up a very good defense. Therefore we were able to keep the opposing scores to a minimum, but sadly it was not enough to grant us victory. Score for the day: 2 losses, 1 win.
In the evening we had an awesome party where we enjoyed a few beers together with the other Ultimate teams and most of the players weren’t in their tents until far after midnight.
On the early Sunday morning (around 9:30) we had to play our first game against WAF Wageningen. So this meant a quick warm-up and onto the field. Gladly, we were able to keep up with WAF and in the first part of the game the score was only 6-3 for WAF. After that WAF happened to be too strong, and the end score was 13-4 for them.
The last game for the poule was against Ultimaas Maastricht. This was maybe the most important game for Vertigo, because winning meant a third or fourth place and losing a fifth or sixth place. We won the game against Maastricht, even though in the end they had a good comeback. This win set us against the B-Frisbee2’s again in the final game on Sunday.
Again they were more experienced and less tired then we were, so this meant a fourth place overall for this year’s GNSK Tournament.
All together it was a great weekend, with good plays, spiritfull games and a deserved winner. To all our opponents and the organization: Thanks for this great weekend!
“Frisbee…. F*ck Yeah!”