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19th and 20th July 2014

DUFFA Manchester Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament 2014


DUFFA Hat 2014 is our seventh event and if we do say so ourselves, we put on one heck of a show! The reason DUFFA Hat is the best Hat Tournament in the world is simple. We’re a non-profit event run entirely by volunteers. We do it because we love it!
 
As always, the tournament is open to players of all skill levels. Complete beginners and international superstars will play together on the same teams. Winning isn’t important. Having a darn good time definitely is!

We promise you DUFFA Hat 2014 will be another amazing event. Here’s what you’ll get for your 35GBP tournament fee…
 
- Two days of awesome spirited ultimate – at least six 55-minute matches!
- DUFFA Hat 2014 athletic shirt unique to your team!
- Friday night karaoke welcome party!
- Free meal on Saturday evening!
- Saturday night OUT OF THIS WORLD themed fancy dress party with FREE 3-pint challenges!
- Sideline games and team challenges!
- Free camping!
- More prizes than you can shake a stick at!
 
The registration window opens at 19:00 on Monday 14th April and will close at 23:59 on Friday 18th April.

All registrations received during this time will be entered into a ballot for a space at DUFFA Hat 2014. After selling out in under 4-minutes last year, we hope you understand that the fastest-finger-first method just isn’t the right way to go this year. Any registrations received on or after 00:00 on Saturday 19th April will be placed on the waiting list along with those unsuccessful in the ballot.
 
We hope to be able to confirm if you have a place before Sunday 4th May - please check the Registration FAQs below for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Need more details of what a hat tournament is?

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. 

We've had to change the registration process for 2014.

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

DUFFA Hat 2013 sold out in 3 minutes - in order to ensure the tournament registration is as fair as we can make it we're changing the process to a weighted lottery. We'll allocate spaces based on a number of scoring factors to ensure DUFFA Hat is as good as we can make it.

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!


Sponsorship


DUFFA Hat 2014 will be our SEVENTH year and each year has only be made possible thanks to our sponsors. The premium sponsor in 2010 received an advert on over 300 Ultimate Players shirts, other sponsors received a link on the website, advertisement in the DUFFA Hat Programme, and feature on the sponsors board used during prize giving and the Saturday night party. If you're interested in sponsoring for 2014 take a look at our 2012 sponsor pack to see what we offer, email any enquiries to info@duffa.org or call Richard on 07800 646396. 

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