Attention Open players interested in playing for Chain Lightning!
We are looking for athletic, hardworking, and spirited players to round out the roster in 2013. Please fill out the following form so that we can collect your information and get to know you as a player. Take note of the tryout dates at the end of the form.
We look forward to getting the 2013 Club season underway next month!
Nationals: quarterfinalists, lost 13-15 to Ironside, 4-4 record
Chain Lightning concluded its season this past weekend with a quarterfinals finish in Sarasota at the USA Ultimate Championships. A disappointing first day resulted in a 1-2 record and a drop to the lower pools. Friday, Chain began to adjust to the gusty conditions to mount a 3-0 comeback day, including a scintillating performance in the prequarters voctory over fellow underachiever Johnny Bravo (video below). The quarterfinals game was a tight, back-and-forth affair with (nearly perennial) Saturday-at-Nationals rival Ironside, with Chain coming out on the disappointing end of a 15-13 score.
With the upper-division finish, the team earned its way into the highest (“Pro”) tier of play in the USAU’s Triple Crown club restructuring plan for 2013.
Chain Lightning enters play Thursday as the 6th seed for the USAU Championships in Sarasota, FL.
Chain begins in the C Pool, with games against GOAT (who hung a tough comeback defeat on ATL in the semis of Chesapeake), Sub-Zero (with former Chain stalwart Grant Lindsley), and Sockeye (the 3 seed overall).
The 4 p.m. game vs. Sockeye is being shown live on the internet by the USAU and NGN Ultimate.
Regionals: champions, 6-0; beat Ring 15-10 in the finals
Chain Lightning claimed the 2012 USAU Southeast Club regional championship in Orlando with an undefeated record this past weekend. Pool play on Saturday saw Chain surrender only 6, 3, and 2 points before finishing off the day with a semifinals victory over Florida United.
Sunday’s finals brought the anticipated meeting with regional newcomer Ring of Fire. The temperatures in the low 90s and the level of physicality were reminiscent of standard late-October Sarasota. Chain gained Nick Lance for the weekend, but was without an ailing Dylan Tunnell (and the team has yet to play with all of its strongest players at any tournament this year). Through the 1st half, Ring kept itself in the game with some great plays, but a more consistent ATL was up 2 breaks at intermission. The final lead stretched out to 15-10 as Chain showed the depth of its talent in taking the title.