Mix'n'Mingle 2019

Date 26-27 January 2019
 Location

All Saints School / Goals Soccer Centre

95 Norfolk Park Road

Sheffield

S2 2RB

Capacity

22 teams + 2 pick-up teams

Cost

£130 team fee

£30 player fee for "pick-ups"

Social

#mixnmingle



We're back! After a year out, a slightly re-branded Mix'n'Mingle (MnM) is back on the calendar! For the most part, this is exactly as you would expect from MnM, but we are making a few small changes to the set up.

 

2019 sees us in a new venue, which will unfortunately make viewing a little more difficult, but its relatively central location makes it easy to get to and close to all city centre amenities. We're also introducing two pick-up teams: one for UK players, and one for International players, hoping to provide playing opportunities for those who may be visiting or just without a team. Many other things remain the same, however, with some top quality mixed Ultimate, highly spirited competition, a retro (predominantly 80s) soundtrack and a great night out. Keep scrolling for further details.


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The venue

All Saints Sports Centre is a double sports hall facility capable of hosting a variety of sports. It is home to the Abbey Flyers Trampolining Club, Sheffield Volleyball Club and the City of Sheffield Hatters Basketball Club. Located next to Norfolk Park, the sports centre shares a car park and facilities with Goals Soccer Centre. It's just a short walk from the 'Granville Rd - Sheffield College' tram stop, and approximately 15 / 20 minute walk from the main rail station / city centre.

 

There will be pitch-side seating down each end of the hall, and we have access to use the Goals Lounge and bar area all weekend (at the time of writing we are not aware of any party bookings). We ask that all spectators keep themselves and their belongings as close to the walls as possible so as not to interfere with play. Due to the small amount of space, NO PLAYERS OR SPECTATORS are to stand on the sidelines between the pitches. There is also a fair amount of space within tournament HQ. Priority in that room has to go to those with small children so as to keep everyone safe, but everyone is free to use it.

 

They do serve food and drink in the Goals Lounge, opening times to be confirmed.

 

We'd suggest not bringing a car if you can help it, but if you need to, and struggle to find a space in the car park, you could try the streets to the north of the venue. See Parkopedia for options.


Format & schedule

We are reverting to our classic 24-team format this year which provides a fairly tight schedule, but there are plenty of matches for all teams.

 

Round 1: 4 pools with 6 teams in each

Round 2: Cross-overs in the 5-12 and 13-20 brackets

Round 3: Quarter-finals (1-8, 9-16, 17-24)

Round 4: Semi-finals

Round 5: Finals

 

NB.

Top and bottom placed teams in Round 1 have one less game on the weekend (due to not having a crossover) but do get later starts on Sunday.

BASIC SCHEDULE (see the online schedule for full details):


Spirit of the Game

As is traditional at Mix'n'Mingle, we simply ask each team to nominate their top 3 opponents for SOTG. Teams are then awarded either three, two or one point(s) depending on how you rank them. You must use the online form for nominating otherwise your votes will not count, and if you don't complete the form, you cannot win the prize! Please note, the form will allow you to nominate yourselves, but please don't. We will be able to identify this and you will certainly be out-of-the-running for the prize and will likely be named and shamed!

 

Please complete this form as soon as possible after your final match.


Party

This year we are heading to a Sheffield institution: PLUG!

 

We have exclusive us of their 'Earth' room, with capacity for 200, from 9pm until 2am. Tickets/wristbands will only be available in advance and will cost £4. You will be able to get them from tournament HQ throughout Saturday's play, on a first-come-first-served basis.  However, 200 tickets should be more than enough based on the number of teams that confirmed they would be wanting to attend the party.

 

There are plenty of places nearby for eats and drinks beforehand.

Full address is: 14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD


Accommodation

No accommodation is provided to teams so please consider this before entering. The tournament venue and party are close to the city centre and there is a wealth of hotel, b&b or AirBnB options available.