BUDA New Email

E-mail lists, open play/pickup, and other topics

So, we’ve had a little change here at BUDA.  Our old e-mail list disappeared a couple of weeks ago.  We’re not sure what happened to it or where it went.  We are reasonably confident, however, that it’s not coming back.

Therefore, we’ve switched to Constant Contact for communicating with BUDA members.  We’ve built a list of e-mail addresses from our most recent Summer and Winter League rosters.

We’ll use these e-mails to inform you about BUDA-related events.  We’ll be judicious about it and not flood your inbox.  Occasionally, we may pass along other information that we think you might be interested in.  We’ll flag that by starting the subject line with the word “SPAM,” indicating that it’s not directly Frisbee-related.

Unlike our old e-mail list, Constant Contact does not allow everyone on the list to post an e-mail.  If you want something sent to BUDA members, please e-mail me stevemillburg@gmail.com, and I can pass it along or you can friend us on facebook and post on the wall.
If you want to receive them at a different e-mail address, or if you know of somebody who wants to be added to the list, or if you want to pass along any good jokes, please e-mail me.

Here are other ways to keep up with BUDA:

Our website: www.mudbowl.org
Our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buda-Birmingham-Ultimate-Disc-Association/247322715346528
Our Twitter feed: @BUDAbham

For the past few years, I’ve been e-mailing every Friday to let y’all know of the upcoming opportunities for pickup/open play.  Here’s what’s going on over the next few days:

Today, if the rain quits (the field is very sandy and drains very well), the KBR folks plan to play over lunch at Loch Haven field, 3437 Loch Haven Drive, Hoover, AL  35216.  Everyone’s welcome.  First pull is theoretically at 11:45but in reality probably a little after noon.  E-mail Chris Laney at chris.laney@cgifederal.com by 10 a.m. if you want to play.
Sunday, 1 p.m., Patriot Park, 710 Oak Grove Road, Homewood, AL 35209.  I may actually be there this week.
Monday, April 7, the KBR group again plays at lunchtime at Loch Haven field.  Everyone’s welcome; first pull at noonish.  E-mail Chris Laney at chris.laney@cgifederal.com by 10 a.m. if you want to play.

I usually continue the e-mail by rambling on about something or other that has nothing to do with ultimate.  But this is already long enough and I don’t want to scare anybody off.  So have a great weekend, and I’ll see you on the field.

Summer League Signup Info

Hey everyone,

April is finally here, and that means it’s time to start signing up for BUDA Summer League 2014!


Games will be played on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:30pm, and if you’re not captaining a team, all you need to do is follow the directions at the link above. On that page, you’ll also find more details about the registration process and the ranking system for this season. Our league policy is to limit registration to those who are 16 years or older by April 29th.

This season, in order to make sure we have fields for everybody, we’ll be the capping the league at 20 teams again. Because of that, we’re also capping the number of men at 300. Registration is first-come-first-serve, so don’t wait and lose your spot!

We’re still looking for a few team captains, so if you’re thinking about putting a core together this year, let me know ASAP! The core guidelines and important dates are listed below, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me a quick email. (midkiff.buda@gmail.com)

Please note that cores must be fully registered (paid and all) before the Core Ranking Meeting. Also notice that the date of the (two-day!) End of Season tournament is still tentative, but expect it to be held in early-to-mid August.

As always, please let me know if I can help answer any questions. We’ll be turning on the lights for the Meet and Greet games in just under a month, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on the field!

Travis Midkiff
BUDA Summer League Commissioner

Summer League Dates:

April 3 – Registration Opens
April 21 – Cores are due (All core members must also be registered by this date!)
April 24 – Core Ranking Meeting
April 27 – Registration Closes
April 29 – Draft
May 1 – Meet and Greet
May 8 – 1st week of play
August 8-9 – EOS (tentative)

Core Guidelines:

- Cores are a maximum of 9 players, so you need to try and get 9 players on your core. If you are short, we will add players to your roster before the draft.

- Your core needs to consist of at least 4 women.

- Your entire core can not account for more than 35 points (based on the new rankings).

- When placing women on your core, subtract 2 points from her rank to determine her core value. A woman ranked a 6 will account for 4 points on your core. 

- Your top 5 players can not account for more than 25 points. A man ranked as a 5 accounts for 5 points on your core, while a woman ranked as a 6 accounts for 4 points on your core.

- Individuals on your core need to know they are on your core! Talk to them, send them an email, phone call, telegram, whatever you want to do. You can not randomly core someone, because that person might have agreed to be on a different core.

- Make sure individuals on your core register on time (April 21). This is your responsibility. If they do not register on time they will be dropped from your core.

- No more baggage trains. If you want to play with 5-6 people that you carpool with or are family members, form a core!

- If you are not on a core and entering the draft, you may baggage with one other player. That player must be new (never played BUDA league before or a significant other).

BUDA e-mail down

BUDA e-mail is down. We’re working on it. In the meantime, here are the upcoming open play/pickup opportunities:
Today (Friday, March 21), the KBR group plays at lunchtime at Loch Haven field, 3437 Loch Haven Drive, Hoover, AL  35216.   Everyone’s welcome.  First pull is theoretically at 11:45 but in reality probably a little after noon.  E-mail stevemillburg@yahoo.com by 10 a.m. if you want to play.
Sunday, March 23, 1 p.m., Patriot Park, 710 Oak Grove Road, Homewood, AL 35209.
Monday, March 24, the KBR group again plays at lunchtime at Loch Haven field.  Everyone’s welcome; first pull at noonish.  E-mail stevemillburg@yahoo.com by 10 a.m. if you want to play.