DELHI TEAMS ENTER SEMIS IN ‘USHA ULTIMATE DELHI-GHT 2012 FRISBEE TOURNAMENT’ AT JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU STADIUM
STRAY DOGS IN SWEATERS AND LOONEY TUNES WIN THEIR QUARTER-FINAL MATCHES; SPORTS MINISTER SUPPORTS THE NEW SPORT
Delhi teams Stray Dogs in Sweaters (SDIS) and Looney Tunes entered the semi-finals of ongoing Usha Ultimate Delhi-ght 2012 Frisbee Tournament, being played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.
SDIS defeated another Delhi team Sexy Cats in Tuxedos 10-6 in a tough quarter-final match. In another quarter-final match, Looney Tunes thrashed Rajasthan team Desert Dreamers 11-1 at JLN Stadium. The final match will be played at 3:00 pm on Sunday at the same venue.
Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Jitendra Singh came at JLN Stadium and saw the fastest growing sport of the world. Mr Singh met Brodie Smith, international frisbee expert, and talked about the sport. He appreciated Usha International for promoting this amazing sport.
This is the first time that Ultimate Frisbee (a game played using a flying disc) is being sponsored by Usha. Usha has invited Brodie Smith, international Ultimate Frisbee legend to India for promoting the sport. A total of 16 teams from across India are participating in this three day tournament.
The teams include Storm Chasers (Mumbai), Stray Dogs in Sweaters, Sexy Cats in Tuxedos, Metro Delhi International School (all from Delhi), Dream Catchers (Ahmedabad), Learning to Fly, DOD Ultimate (Bangalore) Sher Singhs (Chandigarh), Four Play (Chennai) and Flying Spirits (Pune) are contesting for the top honour of the Usha Ultimate Delhi-ght 2012 tournament.
Quarter-Final Matches’ Result: Looney Tunes (Delhi) bt Desert Dreamers (Rajasthan) 11-1; Sher Singhs (Chandigarh) bt Friskids (Surat) 11-2; Ridiculous (all India) bt Frisbeats (Delhi) 9-8; Surat Strikers bt Nations United (Delhi) 7-6; Learning to Fly (Bangalore) bt Dream Catchers (Ahmedabad) 11-4; Stray Dogs in Sweaters (Delhi) bt Sexy Cats in Tuxedos (Delhi) 10-6; Spin Storms (Auroville-Mumbai) bt Flying Spirits (Pune) 11-2; Fourplay (Chennai) bt Trailblazers (Surat) 10-5.
The tournament is based on a Swiss Draw format, which ensures that teams are ranked quickly according to their real strength and play close matches against opponents of similar strength. One of the unique aspects of Ultimate Frisbee is, both women and men share the same field, play together and make their contributions to the team.
Ultimate Frisbee is the fastest growing team sport in the world. Internationally, it is well developed, having rules and regulations to present a 60-minute, highly energetic and impactful sporting event. Apart from its competitive nature, Ultimate as a sport is fun and promotes cooperation and communication among youth. It is self–refereed by players and all decisions are resolved through a quick discussion, bringing in a strong spirit of sportsmanship, competitiveness and respect.
Speaking of the event, Mr. Siddharth Shriram, Co-Chairman, Usha International said, “As an organisation we have been sponsoring sports, culture and other activities over many years on a sustained basis. We have now chosen to promote the game of Ultimate Frisbee because of its positive attributes making for a healthy and sports loving nation. We hope others will join us in giving this game a fillip so that this meaningful sport can strike firm roots in our country.”
A keen supporter of Sports for many decades, Usha organizes various sporting events such as Ladies Amateur Golf Events, Junior Golf Championships and Training Programmes, Mawana Marathon and now Ultimate Flying Disc Tournament. Usha International is committed to empowerment of Women & Youth in India. Usha has opened over 1700 ‘Silai Schools’ in the heart of rural India for empowering women and making them self reliant. It has also established about 1000 ‘Sewing Schools’ pan India.
About USHA International Ltd
Usha International Limited is a trusted house hold consumer durables company with a turnover about Rs. 2000 crores today. Mawana Sugars Ltd. that supplies the specialized packaged formulations and finest quality sugar to pharmaceuticals, baby food companies and retail markets is the subsidiary company of Usha. Building on its 75 year old heritage with the knowledge and vibrancy of today, Usha is growing in a new and modern context developing an infrastructure of 16 location offices, 60 company showrooms, 34 warehouses and 200 service centres backed by an in-house customer call centre. Headquartered at Gurgaon, India, Usha has overseas offices in China and Srilanka. Usha exports its products to over 30 countries. Products marketed under the USHA brand name include electrical appliances, fans, sewing machines, power products, water coolers and dispensers, inverters and auto components.