Thank you for filling out the Chicago men's club tryout registration form. Below are the full details for this weekend's open tryout tournament.

-All subsequent Machine tryouts will be by invite only-


  • What: Chicago Men's Club Hat Tournament
    • This serves as an open tryout for Beachfront Property, Blackmarket, Haymaker, and Machine
  • WhereWashington Park - 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, 60637
    • There will be a shade tent for registration at the southwest corner cricket/ baseball fields.
  • When: Sunday, May 8th, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
    • Please arrive at 9:15am to allow time to complete registration and warm-up your throws.
    • Registration- Check-in at the registration table to pay the tryout fee, confirm your team assignment, receive your disc, and take a picture so that the team captains can identify you.
    • Machine takes timeliness very seriously. We will be starting promptly at 10:00 AM. Do not be late.
  • Payment: We will be requiring all players pay $20 for the tryout entry fee. 
    • In addition to helping cover the field rental costs, you will receive a new Machine Disc. 
    • Please bring EXACTLY $20


  • 9:15am - 10:00am
    • Registration/ Throwing
  • 10:00am - 10:10am
    • Introductions from Beachfront, Black Market, Haymaker, and Machine
  • 10:10am - 10:30am
    • Group Warm-up/ Stretching
  • 10:30am - 10:40am
    • Individual Team Drill
  • 10:40am - 11:40am
    • Round 1 Games
  • 11:50am - 12:50pm
    • Round 2 Games
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Round 3 Games
  • 2:10pm - 3:10pm
    • Round 4 Games
  • 3:10pm - 3:15pm
    • Closing remarks

Tryout Team Rosters

  • The competition schedule, field assignment, and rosters for each team are included in the link below (rosters are subject to change).
    • There will be 10 teams. 
    • Each team will play 4 games. 
    • Even numbered teams will be white, odd numbered teams will be dark.



Please review the tryout team rosters above: 
  • If you are listed on a team, but are not going to attend, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we may remove you.
  • Conversely, if you are not listed on team, but are going to attend, please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we may add you.

What to Bring

  • Please bring a white and a dark jersey 
  • Please bring water and food (it will not be provided) 
  • Please bring anything else you would normally bring to a tournament
  • Plan for the weather

What We're Looking For

This tryout format is designed to be both competitive and fun. Play to the best of your capabilities, play hard, and play with respect for everyone else trying out. 

Machine is looking for players who:

  • Demonstrate athletic ability on D
    • Denying their man from touching the disc for the duration of the point and/ or generating turnovers
  • Play aggressive, no turnover offense
  • Support their teammates
  • Drive their team to win

-Machine Captains

(Any updates between now and Sunday will be sent via email, and will be posted to the news page on:

If you know anyone who has not received this message and is interested in attending, please direct them to the Machine website where they can fill out the registration form.

If you did not receive our previous email sent on 4/26, it can be viewed here.