EuroZone

EuroZone

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... Show More

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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.

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April 29, 2020 57 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 Toka...
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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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March 24, 2020 47 min
WFDF has cancelled WUGC and WJUC. Windmill has been cancelled. Liam and Ravi give their immediate thoughts.

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March 18, 2020 51 min
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.

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[0:30] General Coronavirus talk
[6:30] Siege of Limerick
[15:45] What to do during quarantine
[41:15] Ultimate this season
[48:45...
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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.

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February 20, 2020 58 min
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
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February 12, 2020 65 min
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?
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January 22, 2020 59 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
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January 9, 2020 56 min
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] EUIC...
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December 13, 2019 71 min
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
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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
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November 4, 2019 54 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
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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 cal...
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October 3, 2019 100 min
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.

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September 22, 2019 89 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 [...
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September 10, 2019 31 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
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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
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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 EuroS...
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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 P...
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