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6th and 7th August 2016

DUFFA Hat Tournament 2016

DUFFA HAT 2016 - 6th and 7th August 2016

Our  9th Hat tournament takes place on the 6th & 7th August - registration is set to open 9th May 2016! The theme for our 9th Hat tournament is yet to be announced

What is DUFFA Hat - well 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.
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! 

Registration will open on the 9th May!

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!
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DUFFA Hat 2012 Final Game Highlights montage


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 2016. 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 9th May and close a week later.


DUFFA Hat 2016 will be our NINTH 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 2015 take a look at our 2014 sponsor pack to see what we offer, email any enquiries to hat@duffa.org or call Simon on 07809 489010.

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