Potlatch (2014)


Event Type
Team Tournament
Event Start
Event End
Location
Redmond, WA
Contact

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the important dates to remember?
A: Important dates:

  • 2/1: Bid window opens
  • 2/24: Bid window closes for international teams
  • 3/1: International bids awarded
  • 4/30: Bid window closes, registration essay due
  • 5/15: Bids awarded
  • 5/30: Final payment due, all checks are deposited.

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Q: What's the refund policy?
A: We have decided to institute the following refund policy for teams that drop after May 30:

  • 6/1 to 6/16 - Teams that drop during this window forfeit $300 of their registration fee
  • 6/17 to 6/23 - Teams that drop during this window forfeit $600 of their registration fee
  • 6/24 or later - No refund

This policy may be adjusted (at the TDs' discretion) for teams who are let into the tournament after the normal dates due to being originally waitlisted (and other extenuating circumstances).

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Q: Where is the party going to be? What's it like?
A: The party is at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, WA (5 short minutes from the fields). Directions will be plentiful and handed out in the captains packets and at Frisbee Central. The party is going to be awesome. As usual, we're running buses to and from the party. In 2014, the party will take place in the front bowl area - not the back loading dock where we have been in the past. The bowl is a nice, grassy area that should suit us a lot better. We will still have the usual supply of food and beverages.

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Q: Can we light our own fireworks off at the field?
A: NO. Do not light any off an fireworks. Beyond being illegal, we don't want anyone to impale themselves on some piece of debris the next morning when they layout. There are supposedly fireworks that are visible from the fields and if that isn't enough for you there are a number of great firework shows in the greater Seattle metro area.

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Q: Is there gear for sale at the fields?
A: Of course. We definitely want you to be able to take home a memento or two. We'll have all of our unique Potlatch gear and Five Ultimate will be there as well.

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Q: Will there be a Photographer at the tournament??
A: Yes!  Tino Tran will be at Potlatch with a photo booth.  We hope to get pictures of all 88 teams at the tournament.  More information will be posted prior to the tournament.

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Q: Will there be any food at the fields?
A: We'll provide the standard fare for free ­ bagels, fruit, and as much water as you can drink. There will also be food for sale from Seattle Biscuit Company and other food vendors.

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Q: Will there be any sort of medical personnel at the fields?
A: Yes. We staff the event with EMTs and trainers. In years past, we've offered massage and will be doing so again this year.

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Q: What time will games start/end?
A: The first round will start around 9am and the last round will end around 7pm on both days.

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Q: Will there be showers available?
A: Yes, showers will be offered on Friday and Saturday evening.  PLEASE NOTE: the shower venue will not provide towels to players this year.  Please bring your own towel to Potlatch 2014!!

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Q: Is camping allowed at the fields?
A: Yes, camping is permitted. Check out the camping map for specifics.  Camping is allowed around the perimeter of the fields with a few exceptions.  All tents must be placed within 15 feet of the fence line that surrounds the park.  Along the south side, camping is only allowed in the west corner near Field 8.  On the north side, camping is not allowed in the east corner near Fields 29 & 30.  This year, camping is permitted on the hill just east of the fields.  Any grassy area on the slope is open for camping.  Please avoid the woody areas.  Please do not set up your tents on any area inside of a field line. That includes any painted soccer lines as well as any port-a-field ultimate lines or other barriers.  Please do not set up your tents in any area labeled as off limits on the camping map.  Camping is permitted starting at 5pm on Thursday evening.  All campers must leave the park by 8am Monday morning.  All campsites must be completely clean upon departure.

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Q: Are dogs allowed at Potlatch?
A: NO. No exceptions.

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Q: Are open flames allowed on the Potlatch fields?
A: NO. Please leave the grills, tiki torches, etc at home.

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Q: Should we carpool to the fields?
A: Yes, please. We've filled up the parking lots to overflowing in years past. This has resulted in unwanted tickets and towings. Please carpool if you can.

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Q: Do players at Potlatch have to be USA Ultimate members?
A: No.

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Q: How do I find a team to pick-up with?
A: Try the DiscNW Potlatch Bulletin Board if you don't already have a team. Players looking to pickup should wait until the end of the spring to start posting.

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Q: Will there be a showcase game this year?
A: Probably. More details will be posted here when available.

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Q: Can we build a structure as part of our team theme.
A: Props and small structures help make the tournament fun. However, it is important to avoid damaging the fields or other property at the park. The Tournament Directors may evaluate your props and ask you to make changes for safety as needed. You must also haul away all of your props at the end of the weekend. 

Also, wheels are not permitted on the fields.  Participants are not allowed to use carts or dollies to transport equipment on the fields.

Pools and slip-and-slides are not permitted.

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