The Chicago Men's Club Hat Tournament takes place this Saturday, and is an opportunity for the Chicago Men's ultimate community to come together for a fun day of ultimate, and also serves open tryout for Beachfront Property, Black Market, Haymaker, and Machine. Participants of all skill level are welcome, and you do not need to intend to tryout for a club team.

Below please find the tournament details. An email will be going out to all registrants later this week with team assignments and additional details. This page will be updated afterwards. 

If you have not already registered, please do so here: Registration Form (This form also doubles as the Machine tryout interest form for those who cannot attend the hat tournament but would still like to be consider for Machine).

  • What: Chicago Men's Club Hat Tournament
  • Where: Washington Park - 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, 60637
    • There will be a shade tent for registration at the southwest corner of the cricket/ baseball fields
  • When: Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Please arrive at 9:15am to allow time to complete registration and warm-up your throws.
      • There will be a registration table for everyone to check-in, 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, all participants will receive a newly re-designed 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 - 10:50am
    • Individual Team Intros/Warm-Ups/ Drill
  • 10:50am - 11:40am
    • Round 1 Games
  • 11:50am - 12:40pm
    • Round 2 Games
  • 12:50pm - 1:40pm
    • Round 3 Games
  • 1:50pm - 2:40pm
    • Round 4 Cross-Over Games
  • 2:50pm - 3:05pm
    • College Football OT Championship Game
  • 3:10pm - 3:15pm
    • Club Captains Closing Remarks

Tryout Team Rosters/ Game Schedule/ Field Assignments 

Don't see yourself on the team list? Contact us

What to Bring

  • Please bring a white and a dark jersey 
  • Please bring water and food (a limited amount of water will be provided) 
  • Please bring anything else you would normally bring to a tournament
  • Plan for the weather

What We're Looking For (for those trying out for Machine)

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
    • Deny their man from touching the disc for the duration of the point and/ or generate turnovers
  • Play aggressive offense without turnovers
  • Support their teammates
  • Drive their team to win

(Any updates between now and Saturday will be sent via email, and will be updated here)

We're looking forward to a great day of ultimate!

Machine Leadership