EuroZone

Ultiworld

EuroZone is a podcast about European ultimate frisbee hosted by Ravi Vasudevan and Liam Grant. It covers everything from elite level play to crazy party tournaments.Email: eurozone@ultiworld.com

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Ravi and Liam discuss USAU nationals and how the results may impact some of the European teams going to WUCC next year. They also rant about how bad the ESPN deal is.WFDF's Brian Gisel comes on to explain how the bids work out for WUCC. They also talk about the other World's events for next year including the fact that Russia cannot go to events in the United States for the foreseeable future.

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Nov 8

1 hr 23 min

Ravi and Liam are back from their weekend in Bruges. They recap each division of the biggest club tournament of the year in Europe.

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Oct 8

1 hr 59 min

European club ultimate is back! Ravi and Liam break down the upcoming XEUCF in great detail including their bracket picks for each division.

Sep 29

1 hr 32 min

Ravi and Liam recap the Basel Open and National Championships all around Europe. They also discus the difficulties of Ratio Rule A and the pools at the XEUCF.

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Sep 23

1 hr 13 min

Ravi and Liam finally have a full episode of ultimate related content! They discuss the controversial foul call from Swedish Beach nationals, then talk about UKU Nationals and the French PQI tournaments. They also discuss the new EUF club structure and time-line and preview some international tournaments in Switzerland this weekend. Finally they go through the current team list at the XEUCF and see how good their picks look.0:00 Controversy at Sweden Beach Nationals14:00 WUCC/XEUCF qualifiers34:55 Basel Open preview & picks44:20 EUF club series format49:35 XEUCF team lists & scoring picks

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Sep 3

1 hr 6 min

Ravi and Liam predict which teams will be going to the XEUCF in Bruges later this year. They also discuss the sexual harassment case in Switzerland and look at the team list for EUIC 2022!

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Aug 9

1 hr 14 min

Sean Colfer from The Showgame comes on to talk about the new UKU club structure. Ravi is already injured, XEUCF is happening! The boys also look ahead to the EUF 2022 calendar.

Jul 2

56 min 25 sec

Liam becomes a firefighter, Ravi starts playing frisbee again. The boys talk about Europe officially returning to play, They also walk through some of the weird schemes that national federations are using to qualify teams for WUCC next year with nationals cancelled in many countries.

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Jun 11

48 min 27 sec

Ravi and Liam talk all about the new prescribed gender pulling rule that will be used by WFDF and the EUF at upcoming events. France's Aline "Rasta" Mondiot and GB's Rachel Turton weigh in on their impressions of the new rule. The boys close the podcast out with some content they've been enjoying during this (hopefully) last period of the pandemic.

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May 16

51 min

The (in)famous Italian, Davide Morri, joins the podcast to discuss the CUSB Academy coming up this July. https://cusbfrisbee.it/cusb-academy-english-version/Liam and Ravi talk to Davide about the first time they met him and how CUSB changed their spirit, Davide's experience picking up with PELT at Windmill and various other topics. To close the show Ravi and Liam talk about WUCC returning to Cincinnati and the saga of the European Super League.Elevate Ultimate's "The Art of Coaching Youth Ultimate": https://elevateultimate.com/coaching-resources/[1:30] CUSB Academy[12:40] Davide previews his new Ultiworld article[19:48] How Liam met Davide[24:30] How Ravi met Davide[29:30] Spirit in CUSB[33:20] Davide playing with PELT[41:30] Who Davide looked up to early on[53:15] WUCC returning to Cincinnati[1:02:20] Takes on the Super League

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Apr 30

1 hr 14 min

Liam and Ravi bring on Scottish players Cameron Agnew and Rhonda Gordon to talk about Scottish Ultimate. They give their takes on the new UKU Club system from a Scottish perspective and discuss the shift from mixed to single gender at the elite level in Scotland. Liam then asks about what a Scottish national team would look like if GB split into different nations. To close the show Ravi and Liam discuss Australian nationals.

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Apr 17

54 min 55 sec

Lorcan Murray comes back to the podcast for a St. Paddy's day special. Liam and Lorcan tell the history of St. Paddy's day and some PELT stories. Ravi puts the lads to the test with a trivia contest on Irish ultimate. Also, Miguel and Stephanie of the Flying Rabbits join the show to talk about their book on gender issues.[1:00] Intro[5:00] Flying Rabbits Gender Book[27:00] History of St. Patrick's Day[33:00] Why Lorcan left EuroZone[37:15] PELT stories[43:40] Trivia on Irish Ultimate

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Mar 22

1 hr 40 min

Ravi and Liam talk about the WADA sanctions on Russia and how that relates to ultimate. They also discuss Ravi's op-ed proposing that WFDF give Russia a World Games bid. Finally, they talk about top Danish men's team, Ragnarok, folding.[0:00] COVID talk [4:05] Russian Doping Ban[7:15] Russia World Games[20:50] Ragnarok Folding

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Feb 5

28 min 15 sec

Ravi and Liam react to WFDF cancelling/postponing all events in 2021. They also argue why Russia should get a World Games bid over France.[0:25] Liam's Career Highlight Video[8:25] WFDF's Announcement for 2021[10:05] U24s[13:18] WUGC[20:30] Beach Worlds[25:45] World Games

Jan 20

54 min 21 sec

Liam and Ravi talk about what WUGC looks like given the responses to the survey put out by WFDF. They also talk about Russia having to attend WFDF events as a neutral country and potential World Games Qualifying options in the case of a WUGC cancellation.[0:00] Storming of the US Capitol[6:00] Russia sanctions at WFDF events[11:10] WUGC - Will it Happen?[37:00] World Games Qualifiers without WUGC?

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Jan 13

55 min 42 sec

Carly Blair comes on the podcast to talk about the best party tournaments. Liam and Ravi also talk a bit about cancellations for 2021.Episode Presented by VII Apparel Co. Check out http://viiapparel.co/ to start your team order for the return to play season in 2021![0:33] Look back at 2020[4:40] Shout outs to VII and Lasma Kublicka[8:10] Tom's and Windmill Cancellations - WUGC?[16:00] Carly comes on - We talk Sinterklaas[20:35] Liam talks about his experience talking Party tourneys on Deep Look[22:10] Grass Party Tournaments[33:00] Beach Party Tournaments[48:18] Bar do Piexe (BDP)[58:10] Outro

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Dec 2020

1 hr

Ravi and Liam talk about PELT's Movember campaign before Felix Shardlow comes on the podcast to talk about his strategy and tactics ideas as well as what it is like to be an ultimate content creator. Liam and Ravi close the show talking about The Queen's Gambit.Episode presented by VII Apparel Company. Go to https://viiapparel.co/ to start your team order.[0:00] Movember[7:31] Felix Shardlow[48:00] The Queen's Gambit

Dec 2020

59 min 36 sec

Ravi and Liam chat about Movember and the US Election before talking about WFDF's proposed calendar for 2021. Moby Espitia comes on the podcast to talk about his new free app Disc In. Check it out on the iOs app store or the Google Play Store.Episode is brought to you by VII Apparel Company. Check out viiapparel.co to start your team order today.[0:40] Movember[4:50] US Presidential Election[10:00] WFDF 2021 Masters Cancelled[10:50] WU24s and WUGC[24:10] World Games Speculation[34:24] Moby Espitia Scoober Discussion[37:10] Disc In - New Coaching App

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Nov 2020

45 min 32 sec

Lockdown descends on Europe for the second wave of COVID19. Ravi and Liam talk about the UltiLeague fundraising campaign and the proposal for the new EUF club structure.EuroZone is presented by VII Apparel company. Visit viiapparel.co to start your team order today.

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Oct 2020

39 min 12 sec

Ravi and Liam talk about the new EUF Task Forces including the EUCS restructure.This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Go to savageultimate.com to start your team order today

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Sep 2020

58 min 41 sec

Ravi and Liam talk about the top 10 players of the decade from outside North America. Ned Garvey and Olga Barsukova come on to speculate on the Russian World Games team. Also, they speculate on whether or not WUGC will happen next year.This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Check out savageultimate.com to start your team order today.[5:54] - Will WUGC happen next year?[12:45] - Top 10 Women of the 2010's[33:30] - Top 10 Men of the 2010's[55:47] - Russian World Games Team

Aug 2020

1 hr 42 min

Ravi and Liam talk about the re-opening of ultimate in Europe including the Swiss preparation tournament. They also look ahead to the EUCF. Quentin Dupre La Tour of Focus Ultimate and Camille Canter come on the podcast to speculate on what a French World Games team would look like.This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Company. Check out www.savageultimate.com to start your team order today.Watch the play from Quentin's favorite photo he ever took (2 minutes in): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcFeocks1rU&t=2m[0:00] Obligatory COVID update[7:10] Europe Re-Opening[11:20] Liam's Ranelagh Story[15:25] WFDF World Rankings[18:04] French World Games Speculation[21:00] Women Discussion[36:55] Men Discussion

Jul 2020

1 hr 2 min

The EUF has distributed bids to different nations for the xEUCF in October. Will this event actually happen given the pandemic? WUGC releases their budget for the potential postponed tournament. Plus, Rueben Berg from the WFDF rules committee comes on to talk about the rules draft for 2021-2024.EuroZone is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Check out savageultimate.com to start your team order.[5:00] xEUCF Bids[21:55] WUGC Budget[39:50] Rueben Interview Starts[49:40] New Rules

Jun 2020

1 hr 20 min

Ravi and Liam talk about WFDF's latest announcement on the WUGC postponement, specifically about their refund policy. Sophia Neumann-Wagner and Hans Tiro come on the show to speculate about a German 2022 World Games team.Episode is sponsored by Savage Apparel Company and Tokay Ultimate.Visit savageultimate.com to start your team order.Visit tokay-ultimate.com and use coupon code "eurozone" to get 10% off your cleats order. Contact directly about special group deals.[1:00] Black Lives Matter[8:25] WJUC Cancelled[9:25] WUGC Refund Policy[40:10] German World Games Team

Jun 2020

1 hr 16 min

Europe is starting to play ultimate again. Ravi and Liam take a trip around the continent and see how different countries are starting back up with Frisbee. Sean Colfer comes on the show to speculate about what a GB World Games team would look like.Sponsors: Savage Apparel Company - Go to savageultimate.com to start your team orderTokay Cleats - Go to tokay-ultimate.com and use coupon code "eurozone" to save 10% on your next order.[2:15] Liam rants about social media[11:05] Europe starts playing frisbee again[25:35] Sean Colfer comes on to talk about the GB World Games team

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

Tom's Tourney isn't happening this year but Ravi and Liam go through some nice memories of the tournament including a touching story from Robyn Fennig about her first experience with YAKA at Tom's. They also interview Tom's TD Boris van de Loock about the history of the tournament. Plus the guys talk about Liam's ultimate quiz and the EUF skipping EUCR and going to a larger xEUCF.[2:00] Special Message from Tokay[4:28] EUF cancelling EUCRs and having larger xEUCF[9:18] Liam's Quiz[25:50] Jon Francombe wins throw of the year [29:00] Tom's Tourney Talk Starts[31:20] Robyn Fennig's Story[36:30] Boris van de Loock interview[47:50] Other Tom's Tourney stories[52:00] What are we watching in quarantine?Sponsored by Savage Apparel Co. and Tokay Ultimate.Go to savageultimate.com to start your team order today.Go to tokay-ultimate.com with coupon code "eurozone" to save 10% on your order.

Apr 2020

57 min 57 sec

Liam and Ravi talk about what World Games moving to 2022 may mean for 2021 tournaments. Then Liam has a long, in-depth, Guinness fueled interview with ultimate videographer sensation, Nathan Kolakovic.Episode presented by Savage Apparel Co. Go to savageultimate.com to start your team order today.[0:00] Intro Corona Check-In[6:00] World Games Postponed[13:25] Nathan Kolakovic Interview

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Apr 2020

1 hr 2 min

WFDF has cancelled WUGC and WJUC. Windmill has been cancelled. Liam and Ravi give their immediate thoughts.EuroZone is presented by Savage Apparel Co. Visit savageultimate.com to get started on your team order.

Mar 2020

47 min 45 sec

Ravi and Liam talk about the current state of European ultimate under coronavirus quarantine. They give some tips on how to pass the time and talk a bit about what may happen for the rest of the season.This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Check www.savageultimate.com to start your order today.[0:30] General Coronavirus talk[6:30] Siege of Limerick[15:45] What to do during quarantine[41:15] Ultimate this season[48:45] Grut having open tryouts

Mar 2020

51 min 28 sec

Liam and Ravi talk about the top mixed teams in Europe, and debate which teams in Europe have the best chance at getting medals across all divisions. Then they interview WFDF Ultimate Chairperson and World Games Tournament Technical Director, Brian Gisel. Brian talks about a variety of topics like WFDF history, WUGC, World Games and the Olympics.This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Check out savageultimate.com to start your team order.[0:35] Is Latvia mixed the best chance at a medal?------Brian Gisel Interview: [7:45] Personal history [12:45] WFDF [23:30] WUGC [38:50] World Games [44:45] Olympics------[52:55] Coronavirus potential impact on ultimate

Mar 2020

58 min 5 sec

Ravi and Liam reveal which teams were selected for Windmill 2020. Did your team make the cut?[3:05] Mixed teams[26:30] Women's teams[39:30] Open teams

Feb 2020

58 min 47 sec

Liam and Ravi go over the new WFDF rules and recap the European Ultimate Indoor Club Championships.[0:45] Catch Le Peuf Recap[3:15] Finland women drop from WUGC[5:25] New WFDF Rules[19:25] EUICC General Thoughts[26:30] EUICC Men's Division[40:05] EUICC Women's Division[53:00] EUICC Mixed Division[57:00] Picks Discussion[59:50] National Teams for Next Year?

Feb 2020

1 hr 5 min

Ravi and Liam preview the upcoming European Ultimate Indoor Club Championships in Denmark including an interview with the TD Matthias Zaccharin. [5:45] Interview with Matthias Zaccharin[30:10] Men's Division Preview[38:45] Men's Picks[43:15] Women's Division Preview[48:15] Women's Picks[51:30] Mixed Preview[56:10] Mixed Picks

Jan 2020

59 min 20 sec

Liam has been appointed to the WFDF Board as head of the Athlete's Commission. But he is also Trash on Sin the Fields. The boys talk a bit about that and some Tom's Tourney, Windmill and EUICC news. Then Ravi interviews Mike Palmer and Milan van de Bovenkamp to get more information on the new semi-pro mixed initiative in Europe, UltiLeague.[0:20] Liam on the WFDF board[2:07] Liam trashed[6:00] Tom's/Windmill[10:50] EUICC[15:30] UltiLeague Interview[54:00] Closing Thoughts

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Jan 2020

56 min 29 sec

Liam and Ravi look back on 2019 and talk about the All-Europe lines. They answer how they think the All Europe lines would fare against the USA Ultimate All Club Lines this year. Plus they crown the European Ultimate Person of the Year in this podcast exclusive.[0:15] WADA ban on Russia[6:55] Anna Ceschi's article on gender equity[10:30] All Europe Mixed Line[20:43] All Europe Women's Line[32:55] All Europe Men's line[45:25] Games of the year[58:28] Moments of the year[1:04:30] Person of the year

Dec 2019

1 hr 11 min

Some teams have released their national team rosters. The guys also go through the player awards for European ultimate in 2019.[5:00] National Team Rosters[27:45] Norway out of WUGC[29:50] Awards Criteria Discussion[32:50] Men's Division Awards[51:55] Women's Division Awards[1:06:55] Mixed Awards

Nov 2019

1 hr 20 min

Ravi and Liam talk about some masters with the EMUC and French Masters nationals. They also talk through the upcoming WFDF vote on naming the division Men's or Open.[5:40] Brief thoughts on USA Nationals[9:00] Men's vs Open[17:10] Pickupify Advertisement[18:45] EMUC General Thoughts[23:40] Grand Masters EMUC Recap[25:30] Women's EMUC Recap[31:05] Men's EMUC Recap[37:30] Mixed EMUC Recap

Nov 2019

54 min 50 sec

The guys already tackled the main results from the EUCF last week, but now they delve into the important stuff. Who had the best jerseys? How can we improve on the European season next year? What rules is Liam going to sneak into the WFDF rulebook as a member of the athlete's committee? Finally, they take a brief look at the upcoming EMUC.[0:45] Fashionals[3:20] Color blindness and jerseys[7:35] Hand signals[13:25] European calendar[15:55] 3-day or 4-day EUCF?[21:45] Roster rules[34:00] The name of EUCF[37:55] Liam's stories[42:45] EMUC PreviewThis episode is sponsored by Tokay ultimate. Check out tokay-ultimate.com and use coupon code "eurozone" to save 10% off your purchase.

Oct 2019

54 min 23 sec

Ravi and Liam go through the EUCF 2019. This week they talk about the results of the tournament and next week they will go further into more sideline stories and ideas they have for the future structure of European club ultimate.This episode was sponsored by Tokay Ultimate. Check out their cleats at www.tokay-ultimate.com and use coupon code "eurozone" to get 10% off your cleats and support our podcast.Men's Division [7:40]Women's Division [45:35]Mixed Division [1:08:30]Picks Contest [1:34:00]

Oct 2019

1 hr 40 min

Liam and Ravi preview the biggest tournament of the European club calendar, the EUCF. Before that Liam gets his wish and the Flying Rabbits make a song about PELT. The boys also take a look back at the picks throughout the season and the EUCR South. Don't miss the subscribers only segment where Ravi and Liam propose some changes to the EUCF structure.Flying Rabbits Song [5:00]EUCR South Women's [10:40]EUCR South Men's [15:10]Picks Discussion [22:20]EUCF Women's [26:40]EUCF Mixed [43:35]EUCF Men's [58:40]

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Sep 2019

1 hr 29 min

EUF president Andrea 'Oddi' Furlan comes on the show to reveal the EUCF 2019 pools![2:50] Explanation of Central getting a bid off the waiting list[8:40] Men's Pools[17:55] Women's Pools[23:45] Mixed Pools

Sep 2019

31 min 8 sec

Big show where Liam and Ravi talk about a new proposed mixed pulling rule, the EuroStars Tour and all of the EUCRs.[2:00] Mixed[15:20] EuroStars Tour[25:30] EUCR Central Recap[42:30] EUCR West Recap[1:00:30] EUCR East Recap[1:07:20] Picks[1:11:15] EUCR South Preview

Aug 2019

1 hr 32 min

Ravi and Liam preview the EUCR Central, East and West. They also recap the EUCR-North and talk a bit about what to expect on the EuroStars tour.Editor Notes:Audio is a bit jumbled at around 40 minutes. Not sure what happened but it couldn't be salvaged.At one point there is speculation about Molly Brown not competing in the EuroStars Tour because of the AUDL boycott. We were not able to confirm this but were told that the EuroStars were not informed about any teams opting out due to the boycott this year.[5:35] EUCR North Recap [12:00] EUCR Central Preview[34:15] EUCR East Preview[49:40] EUCR West Preview[1:11:45] Germany Women at US Open[1:14:30] EuroStars talk

Aug 2019

1 hr 25 min

Ravi and Liam talk about the U24 World Championships from the European perspective. They also recap the southern, mixed EUCR and preview the EUCR North in St. Petersburg, Russia.[7:15] WU24 General Comments[9:45] WU24 Men's Recap[22:00] WU24 Women's Recap[28:25] WU24 Mixed Recap[45:50] WU24 Streaming Decisions[51:50] EUCR S X Recap[1:00:30] EUCR N Mixed Preview[1:06:20] EUCR N Men's Preview[1:14:10] EUCR N Women's Preview

Aug 2019

1 hr 20 min

Ravi and Liam talk about EUC and preview WU24s. Apologies about the audio quality, both Ravi and Liam were not in their home studios for this one. [2:20] Bed bugs story[5:30] EUC Organization Review[15:50] EUC Men's Recap[43:00] EUC Women's Recap[58:30] EUC Mixed Recap[1:11:10] Picks[1:15:20] WU24 Men's Preview[1:20:30] WU24 Women's Preview[1:24:30] WU24 Mixed PreviewDon't miss the subscriber only segment where Liam interviews the controversial figure of Zoltan: the EUC TD and president of the Hungarian Flying Disc Federation.

Jul 2019

1 hr 36 min

Ravi and Liam preview the upcoming European Ultimate Championships.Don't forget to check out the EuroZone Picks contest on Ultiworld. Deadline is Saturday at 12:00 Central European Time.[0:00] Dutch and Swiss Championships[7:00] Picks Contest[11:30] Mixed Division[31:00] Men's Division[55:00] Women's Division

Jun 2019

1 hr 17 min

Liam and Ravi talk about Talampaya and Windmill. They also touch on a few other interesting topics:[2:10] Swiss Men training camps against Italy and Germany[5:05] French Nationals including a lightning delay that resulted in joint winners in the women's division[12:10] EuroStars tour releases their roster[18:05] Talampaya[29:20] Windmill - Organization and Sock Wrestling[34:15] Mixed[49:45] Women's[1:02:00] Men's[1:16:50] Picks

Jun 2019

1 hr 22 min

Ravi talks to European Ultimate Federation President, Andrea 'Oddi' Furlan to reveal the pools for European Ultimate Championships! You can follow along with the pot draw released last week.Men's [8:00]Women's [18:40]Mixed [28:40]

Jun 2019

40 min 22 sec

Liam is on his way to Japan to commentate at the Asian Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships. Before he goes there, the boys recap Nottingham Windfarm women's [5:50] and men's [12:20]. Then they preview Talampaya [24:40], Windmill women's [40:25], men's [52:20] and mixed [1:00:50].

Jun 2019

1 hr 14 min

Ravi and Liam talk about the Vienna Spring Break [5:50] as well as the EUCQ E NW [26:15] and the DFV Pokal [31:30] tournament in Germany. The boys then preview the first major UK tournament in Nottingham Windfarm in both the women's [38:40] and men's [57:30] divisions.

May 2019

1 hr 15 min