Hailed as the world's fastest growing sport of the new millennium, it combines many elements of other popular sports and is played using a plastic flying disc. Points are scored when the disc is caught within a designated area known as the 'end zone'. The sport can be played in mixed teams of both male and female players who show their sporting prowess through an extraordinary display of fast cuts, skillful handling of the disc and well-timed blocks against opponents.
Tournament Director Dinoza Mahruf says, "The most unique aspect of Ultimate is the Spirit of the Game, which refers to the practice of uncommon sportsmanship and self-regulation on the field.
Any dispute over disc possession is resolved by the immediate two players involved without the need for an umpire or referee".
A Hat tournament is played by individuals whose skills and abilities are rated and paired with corresponding teams. Often, players in a hat tournament have never met until the day of competition and have to adjust their usual game play to suit their new teammates, adding an extra dimension to the team dynamics of this fast-paced, exciting sport.
The participants this year will include Brunei, United States and United Kingdom, fellow Malaysians as well as home-grown Sabah players.
Accommodation for players will be provided courtesy of Borneo Backpackers as well as Imperial Boutec Hotel located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu city and Borneo Beachouse Backpackers located at Tanjung Aru, which serves as the official headquarters of Ultimate in Sabah.
Sports photographers, members of the public and especially extreme sport fans are encouraged to come, watch and support the event that will start at 8.30 a.m. Ultimate paraphanelia and souveniers such as t-shirts and flying discs will also be on sale during this event.
The 3rd Borneo Headhunters Hat is sponsored by Imperial Boutec Hotel, Kasigui No.1, The W Group, Core Fitness, Datuk VK Liew, Reena James, Tropical Holidays Paradise, Green Borneo, Sasa, Loft Clothing, mvgreen and Tiny Robot.
For more information on the event, contact Dinoza (016 8020977)/Richard (0198422733) or click online at www.sabahultimate.com.