Huck o Hulyo 2023: Iloilo’s annual ultimate frisbee invitational tournament recently culminated at the Savannah Football Field. The event is sanctioned by the Philippine Flying Disc Association and highlights teams from different regions in the country. Apart from the invitational tournament, a weekend market was assembled in the Camella community.
Huck o Hulyo: Frisbee Invitational Tournament
Also known as ‘Ultimate, Frisbee is a non-contact team sport played using a flying disc, flung by hand. Its origins date back to 1968 and it is considered unique because the sport is self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition (USA Ultimate Org). Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Basic rules include players not taking steps while holding the disc, interceptions, incomplete passes, and passes out of bounds are turnovers.
Huck o Hulyo, now in its 12th year, started with four teams in 2009 and is organized by the Iloilo Ultimate Players Association (IUPA), a grassroots organization started in 2006 and composed of players from Iloilo province. To date, Huck o Hulyo is one of the largest frisbee tournaments in the country and is accredited by the Philippine Flying Disc Association (PFDA), a nonprofit organization that oversees flying disc activities in the country.
For this year, eight (8) participating teams competed, namely Boracay, Shake and Bake, Chuables, Bingawan Spirits, Fusion, Ringer Legends, Mandarayu, and Disc Connected.
- MVP Pool A: JM Sacapano – Boracay | Ysa Chua – Chuables
- MVP Pool B: Zwo Javier – Ringer Legends |Charlyn Zo – Mandarayu
- Finals MVP Pool A: Paul Mariano – Boracay | Roselyn Taneo
- Finals MVP Pool B: Neco Tupas – Fusion | Cess Trinidad – Fusion
- Most Spirited Team: Disc Connected
In video: Sheila, Maven, and Ces share their thoughts about frisbee and the community
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