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The most spirited Hat Tournament in the world. Established 2008

DUFFA Hat Tournament


An announcement about DUFFA Hat in 2018

Dear Ultimate world & DUFFA Hat fans

After 10 successful years, DUFFA have made the hard decision to take a break and announce that we won’t be running DUFFA Hat in 2018.

We're sorry to be having a "fallow year", but we know how some of you plan your holidays, and even your weddings, around our tournament (which we're very humbled by), so we wanted to let you know about this as soon as possible. We also hope this gives any budding TDs a space to run their own Hat next year.

Thank you to the hundreds of players and volunteers who made our Tenth(!) Hat in 2017 so special. If you need a DUFFA spirit fix don't forget we continue to play pickup twice a week in Manchester and our sessions are open to all – see details of our sessions at www.duffa.org !

Keep the discs flying, the spirit super high and, most of all, keep encouraging the beginners onto the pitch... we know that you will! 


Love DUFFA
 
 

Our TENTH(!) Hat tournament took place on the 5th & 6th August 2017.

What is DUFFA Hat? Our tournament has a reputation for being very fun, very spirited, and very well organised. Included in your fee:

Two days of awesome ultimate – at least six matches
  • DUFFA Hat athletic shirt unique to your team
  • Friday night karaoke welcome party
  • Free meal on Saturday evening
  • Saturday night fancy dress party with FREE 3-pint challenges
  • Sideline games and team challenges
  • Free camping
  • More prizes than you can shake a stick at.
  • A festival atmosphere and loads of new friends for everyone
  • Our very special tenth anniversary hat will have some surprises!
All this for only £38!
 
DUFFA Hat is a completely volunteer run not-for-profit event! As always, the tournament is open to players of all skill levels, and is a great introduction to the sport for beginners. We will also offer GUARANTEED selection for the tournament if you are a happy friendly player traveling from outside the UK to play with us! 

Please check the Registration FAQs below for more information.

Our very own annual tournament

What is DUFFA Hat?


Every year we host one of the largest "Hat Tournaments" in Europe. It's an Ultimate Frisbee tournament where people sign up as individuals and are put onto balanced teams (not really picked from a "hat" but that's the idea..) and given their own coloured tournament shirt. It creates a fun and friendly tournament experience with players attending from all over Europe! The weekend includes camping close the pitches and a huge party on the Saturday night. We like to think it's become one the highlights on the Ultimate calendar for pros and beginners alike!
 
DUFFA Hat 2012 LOVEUltimate montage
 
DUFFA Hat 2012 Final Game Highlights montage

Registration


If you're an overseas player (you're not British and live outside of the UK) please email us hat@duffa.org if you are looking to arrange your trip to the UK. 

DUFFA Hat 2013 sold out in 4 minutes - in order to ensure the tournament registration is as fair as we can make it we had to change the registration process for 2014 to a weighted lottery - this process worked extremely well for the last couple of years, and we will be using the same process again this year.

Registration will open in April, and close a week later. All registrations received during this time will be entered into a ballot for a space at DUFFA Hat 2017. Any registrations received after the inital window will be placed on the waiting list along with those unsuccessful in the ballot.

Registration DOES NOT guarantee you a space but enters you into the weighted lottery for a space.

We understand that lots of players like to come with their friends - please register together! If one person in a group gets a space from the lottery we'll invite the others in the group. This actually may increase your chances of being successful.

More information on our registration process including a detailed FAQs in available on the More Details page

PLEASE be honest on your registration form, hat tournaments only work if we all uphold The Spirit of the Game!

Registration for the tournament will open on the 15th May and close a week later.

Sponsorship


DUFFA Hat 2017 will be our TENTH year! Each year our not-for-profit tournament has only be made possible thanks to our sponsors. Last year our sponsors received a link on the website, advertisement in the DUFFA Hat Programme, and featured on the sponsors board used during prize giving and the Saturday night party. If you're interested in sponsoring for 2017 please email any enquiries to hat@duffa.org or call Simon on 07809 489010.

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DUFFA are proud to wear kit provided by:
DUFFA Hat Tournament 2017 is once again kindly supported by:

DUFFA Hat is a completely non-profit tournament! It only works thanks to our business sponsors - we're looking for sponsorship for 2017, please email us and see our sponsor pack for details of what we provide in return!

DUFFA are proud to wear kit provided by:
DUFFA Hat Tournament 2017 is once again kindly supported by:

DUFFA Hat is a completely non-profit tournament! It only works thanks to our business sponsors - we're looking for sponsorship for 2017, please email us and see our sponsor pack for details of what we provide in return!