Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Nationals Buzz on the Eve

On the eve of Canadian Nationals in a qualifying year for Worlds, I sit at my desk feeling the buzz. Every division has legitimate contenders to qualify for worlds, and there are all sorts of interesting match ups all through the rankings.

Some of the buzz:

  • This morning some of us appeared on Canada AM ( It took 3 takes for me to drop the disc just as John mentioned turnover. Right ;)
  • Event details have appeared in most the minor newspapers in Toronto. Here's a sample from the Metro; go to page 12 to see Inian Moorthy.
  • The open division speculators have made their predictions and analysis:
  • The mixed division speculators:
  • General predictions:
  • ultivillage coverage of the tournament
  • The tournament will have a trade night on Saturday.
  • There's plans to have commentary (live on Sunday) for all five (three or less if we're playing) of the finals done by Norm Farb and Myself (details to come).
  • Sunday finals for coed (10:00), women's (12:00), and men (2:00) will be held in University of Toronto's new Varsity Stadium - 5$ tickets for all three games.
  • The forecast is looking good - the air conditions - light smog.
In other words, this should be a great weekend in Toronto. Have a safe trip for all players coming, and I'll keep everyone else posted on the event as best I can.