Formed in 2005, masters ultimate Frisbee club team Boneyard originally combined players from two local rivals, Cranky and Thor. Masters teams comprise athletes ages 33 or older, and the 2010 Boneyard squad features players as old as 50.
This year’s team boasts 28 members, only about seven of which played for that first team. Boneyard has added a few young masters from Triangle open club team Ring of Fire and several out of town players.
“I think a lot of folks can relate to being on teams that have a lot of good players but who don’t have much fun,” said captain Mark Britt. “Others can relate to being on teams where everyone has fun but the team’s not very good. So I would say that we strive to compete at the highest level possible while having as much fun as possible.”
“As a masters team, many of us are married with children, so we have to limit our time away from home,” Britt said. “Therefore, we don’t play in many tournaments.”
Goals for the season include qualifying for open regionals – though the team plans to turn down the bid – and win the Mid-Atlantic Masters Region, thus advancing to the national tournament. In the past, Boneyard has made it to the championship tournament in 2006, 2007 and in 2009.
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