Turkey Bowl (2014)

Event Type
Hat Tournament
Event Start
Event End
Seattle, WA


This one-day hat tournament hosted by DiscNW is a Thanksgiving tradition that gives Ultimate players the opportunity to run off some of those second and third helpings of stuffing while giving something to charity. Althought this year we'll be running to make room for the upcoming holiday. Donations go to NW Harvest, an organization focused on helping disadvantaged families with a basic necessity: food.

In addition to playing some Ultimate, the tradition at TurkeyBowl is to chow down on a scrumptious turkey & fixins dinner while watching the poor suckas who played well enough to be in the finals do their thing.

Volunteering to bring food for the dinner secures you a space for this tournament which fills up every year!



Congratulations to Turkey Ticklers for winning Turkey Bowl 2014!

 Pictured: Anna Maria P., Ben D., Debbie B., Dylan B., Emily M., Jeff P., Joel B., Kevin B., Ruriko A., Sam L., and Umut U.

Thanks to all of you who attended our 2014 edition of Turkey Bowl. The potluck was a success! and much fun was had by all. We look forward to seeing you all at future events.


Planning for our potluck lunch is now underway. If you want to contribute something check the list below for updated lists of needs and then fill out this form for food volunteers. All food portions need to be either cold or be able to be reheated in a pot (provided by DiscNW) on a propane grill at the fields. Portions should be big enough for 6-8 servings. New this year: those bringing turkey portions will be allowed to select which team to join after all the other members have been selected.


Item # Needed # Claimed
Turkey 12 4
To-furkey 2 2
Stuffing 8 4
Cranberry 2 0
Gravy 6 0
Potato Dish or Side Dish 8 5
Sweet Potato Dish or Side Dish 8 3
Pie or Dessert 6 6


     Team draw will begin at 830am and games start at 915am. Games will go until 245pm and there will be a lunch in the middle. Due to fluctuating player numbers we won't have a game schedule ready till the end of registration, when we know how many teams we will have. Everyone plays every round except for final round which will be the top two teams playing for a championship. After games begin we will setup snacks and hot beverages and of course there will be lunch around noon.
What to bring - A white shirt (no grey doesn't count, shame on you for asking) and a dark shirt (this is anything but white, no grey still doesn't count here, stop asking :)) A water bottle, there will be no drinking water on site as the spigots are off. All tournament water will be used for HOT beverages so please plan accordingly. There is a 7-11 right at the park entrance if you forget. Plate and utensils for eating. We are attempting to leave a zero foot print here so reusable stuff to eat off and with is preferred. A container for hot beverageswould be nice, but we will supply them if needed.

Questions? Email the Head Turkeys at .


Where: Magnuson Park on the synthetic turf fields!

When: Saturday, November 22nd

Player sign-in is at 8am at the fields - you must register online before the event. The first game will start at 9am. Each team will play 4 games, and we'll be done before sunset.

Who: The first 64 men and 48 women to register will make up the rosters for the 8 teams.  Online registration is open.

Teams will be selected via a random hat draw at the fields.  Buddies will be accepted according to the Buddy Policy for Hat Events.

How Much: $39.42 (includes sales tax) per person.   Payment may be made online or via check payable to DiscNW, Attn: Turkey Bowl, PO Box 85112, Seattle, WA 98145.


If you bring all your own utensils and plates and what-not, we can lessen the trash the tournament generates. Be earth-friendly.


We will be using the USA Ultimate 11th Edition Rules.

The DiscNW Hat Event Policy and the DiscNW Buddy Policy apply to this tournament.

Games are to 15. Caps and other important details will be discussed at player sign in.