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TRIPLE CROWN

This week saw the eagerly anticipated frisbee tournament of the year - "The Tripple Crown". Held at Pearl Studios there was a good turn out with some of the best contenders in the world turning up to battle against each other. The tournament takes its name from the three disciplines - Frisbee Golf, Double Trouble and Longboard time trials. the first throw of the Golf

Starting off with Golf there was early promise by Jason McGlade with a beautiful T-off, landing the disc in a perfect position for his second shot. Some of the players struggled to control the disc and saw many shots landing astray across the carpark and into trees.

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Once the game went inside the players seemed to take control and many inventive shots were tried - some with success and some sending the discs rolling to the dark corners of Pearl Studios.

holger tries a roller

As the players reached the last basket the winners and the loosers were easy to spot and of course, freestylemagazine's very own Greg Catch - who actualy plays frisbee golf at a profesional level - came away as the clear winner.

greg catch was the winner of the golf

The rest of the players then focussed on the next event and a chance to pull back some points in "Double Trouble" - double the trouble and twice the fun. This great game involves two players opposite each other throwing two discs sandwhiched together. The other player must catch both discs - one in each hand while a trick catch gives you bonus points. The beauty of the game comes from the way the discs split in mid-air and then it's a question of quick reactions.

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We saw great promise from an up and coming player, Marina Rosso, who took the game to Toby (The Cannon) but unfortunatly was finaly knocked out after a brave battle.

It was a tense final between Holger and Rockton and in the end Rockton came away as the winner.

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The final round was the one we were all waiting for - Longboard.

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A specially built circuit wound its way around the 700 square metres of Pearl Studios with many challenging curves and a particularly technical slalom. We all battled against the clock and we saw some great ridding skills from Jan Mertens and also a strong lap from Ilka and Leif. In the end Jason McGlade came out with the fastest time only beating Jan by a fraction of a second to take the round.

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After a lesson in Maths the results were tabulated to deduce an overall winner. It was the 2009 German Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Anton Rockton, who took the Robot trophy and a limited edition "hand stitched cover" copy of Freestyle Magazine Issue 1 and a bottle of Champagne.

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Thanks to all who participated and see you next time.

photographs by Marina Rosso