TCT Pro-Elite Challenge (Colorado Cup) 2021

10 – 11
Sat – Sun

Aurora Sports Park - Aurora
Jeff Berget |
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Tournament Details

When: July 10-11
Where: Aurora Sports Park - East Pod
Divisions: Men's and Mixed (22 & 16 Teams each)
Team Cost: $750
PAY Bid Fee Via this page
Tournament Directors: 
Jeff Berget, Jimmy Donnellon, & Ben Fletcher
Time Caps and Timeouts: Below

Key Dates

Fee Deadlines:
Team Fee Due: Sunday, July 4
$75 Late Fee after July 4
Refund Policy: There's a lot of uncertainty at the moment. We are going to give teams a full refund if the event is canceled due to the coronavirus. If the team retract their bid themselves - they get 50% from 30 days to 10 days before the event then 0% within 10 days of the event. 
Rostering Deadlines:
Team Registration: Monday, July 5 at 5 PM at 5 PM
Final Event Rosters: Wednesday, July 7 at 5 PM
Captain's Check-in/Reception: Friday, July 9 at 6-8 PM

Game Format

All games to 15 with one timeout per half and a floater.

90-minute soft cap and 100-minute hard cap 

  • The soft cap occurs once a predetermined time of play has elapsed. At the soft cap, play continues until the current scoring attempt is completed. If, after the current scoring attempt is completed, the game total has not yet been reached by one team, one is added to the higher score and the resulting number is the new game total.
  • The hard cap is the ending of the game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed. At the hard cap, play continues until the current scoring attempt is completed. If, after the current scoring attempt is completed, the score is tied, play continues until one additional goal is scored. Otherwise, the game ends. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is the winner.

Games are win by 2 until the time cap


There is no gender pull rule for Mixed and we will be following the USAU 2021 Club Guidelines of 4/3 or 3/4 Ratio and "genzone".

Game Scoring 

Please make sure to download the USAU App (iOS - Android) before Saturday.

We will have field marshalls to monitor scores yet please use the USAU App to enter game scores!

Open the App >> click Events >> TCT Pro-Elite Challenge (Colorado Cup) 2021 >> Click Your Division >> Click View Schedule & Scores >> Click the Pencil to Update the Score

(NOTE: iOS users may need to enter scores via event page)

Spirit Scoring

In an effort to decrease avenues in which bias can affect Spirit of the Game (SOTG), the SOTG Working Group (WG) and USA Ultimate Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Staff Committee have updated the Spirit Captain Guide. The updated guide also reflects the 2020-2021 Rules of Ultimate. The spirit captain role has been added to the 2020-2021 Rules of Ultimate, so we encourage your team to have a spirit captain. For mixed teams, in alignment with our efforts to promote gender equity, we recommend choosing two people of different gender identities for your spirit captains. Per the 2020-2021 Rules of Ultimate, the definition of a Spirit Captain is the following. "A spirit captain is a team member who is eligible to participate in the game and has been designated to address, discuss and resolve spirit issues at any point throughout the competition with opponents, teammates, coaches and game or event officials. If no spirit captain is designated, this role is assigned to the captain(s)." 
This event will be carrying out spirit scoring via a Google Form. You'll be able to see the Spirit Score Sheet & Examples in the Google form, but you can also find it here. Please note that the SOTG WG and EDI Staff Committee have updated the Spirit Score Sheet & Examples from the 2014 version that was used previously in an effort to decrease avenues in which bias can affect Spirit of the Game. The Spirit Score Sheet & Examples is not yet finalized, and you will have a chance to provide feedback on it. Thank you for piloting our new Google form and Spirit Score Sheet & Examples. These great resources couldn't happen without the hard work of volunteers in our SOTG WG!
There is a distinct form for each division. See below for the forms.

Countdown to Captains' Reception

Teams and Schedules

Mixed Division (Still adding Teams)

Team City State/Province Flight Rentals Lunches Hotel Block
shame. Fort Collins CO Pro          
Columbus Cocktails Columbus OH Elite          
MOONDOG Montana MT Elite          
Toro Durham NC Elite X        
No Touching! Twin Cities MN Select   X   X  
Lochsa Boise ID Select X X X  X  X
Love Tractor Denver CO Select          
Lotus Los Angeles CA Select     X    
Flight Club Denver CO Select          
The Chad Larson Experience Ames IA Select         X
8 Bit Hereos Frederick  MD Classic X       X
KC United Kansas City KS Classic          
AZ Mixed Project Phoenix AZ Classic          
Mixed Signals Denver CO Classic          
KNIGHTS Denver CO Classic          
The Strangers Westminster CO Classic        X  
Green indicated the team has paid

Men's Division (22 Teams)

Team City State/Province Flight Rentals Lunches Hotel Block
Sockeye Seattle WA Pro X     X  
PoNY New York NY Pro X        
Johnny Bravo Denver CO Elite          
SoCal Condors SoCal CA Elite X X    X  X
Clutch Houston TX Select          
Black Market I Lombard IL Select X X  X  X X
Inception Denver CO Select          
Mallard Minneapolis MN Select      X  X  
Shade New York NY Select          
The Killjoys Orem UT Classic          
Battery San Francisco CA Select          
Sawtooth Boise ID Select          
Nain Rouge Ferndale MI Classic          
Cryptic Iowa City IA Classic          
Scythe Omaha NE Classic          
United (Turbine) Raleigh/Durham NC Classic X      X  
Cutthroat Denver CO Classic          
Lotus Boulder CO Classic          
Utah Powderhogs Salt Lake City UT Classic          
Fungi Ultimate Denver CO Classic          
ISO Atmo Boulder CO Classic       X  
Choice City Hops Fort Collins CO Classic          
Green indicates the team has paid

Lodging Information

If you're having any trouble reserving under these block - please contact Jeff

I'm Having Trouble Reserving

Book your group rate in Aurora

Double Tree By Hilton Denver
2 Double Bed rooms - $119/night
Now open until July 2nd
BOOK HERE>> or call 303.321.3333
Group Name: USA Ultimate TCT ProElite | Group Code: USA
Double Tree By Hilton Central Park
2 Double Bed rooms and King rooms - $114/night
Now open until July 2nd
BOOK HERE>> or call 303.321.6666
Group Name: USA Ultimate TCT ProElite | Group Code: USU

Colorado Cup Refund Back Program

We are offering teams attending TCT Pro-Elite Challenge (Colorado Cup) 2019 an opportunity to have part of their tournament fee refunded back to them through participating in various events or programs throughout the weekend. The more a team participates the more they will be refunded.

Teams are asked to participate in:

  1. Attend the Captains Reception at Dry Dock on Friday, July 9th 6-8p. 
  2. Bring a NEW team item for a volunteer gift (Jersey, Short, Hat, etc)
  3. Bring and donate as a team used and unwanted discs and/or jerseys from overflowing drawers
  4. Rent an EXTRA tent, cooler and/or chairs from our rental program (Rental form and agreement)
    • Note: Each field will have one tent set up for each team at each field.
  5. Order and buy team lunches through the Panera Team Lunch Program (Order form)
  6. Team stay in a tournament supported Hotel Block
Teams that participate in:
  • 4 of 6 receive $30 back
  • 5 of 6 receive $65 back
  • 6 of 6 receive $100 back
Rental equipment will be available for pickup at the Captain's Reception on Friday night before the tournament. 
The rental coolers are various sizes and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
We're also going to have ice for sale at the fields.

Black-Owned Businesses near the Aurora Sports Park

CJ’s Sticky fingers (change in schedule - will NOT be there on Sunday) 720-371-7478

Cora Faye’s Cafe (A family-style restaurant near the fields with Southern and soul food. Closes at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and 5:30 on Sunday. Call for reservations for more than 10.) 15395 E Colfax Ave, 303 333-5551

Jamaican Jerk & BBQ (eat in or take out sandwiches and sides) 4611 Peoria St, Denver, CO 80239 303 362-0929

Intersections Restaurant, (sit-down breakfast and lunch. Please call ahead for larger parties.) 8241 Northfield Blvd, Denver 303-963-5909

Q’s Quisine (food truck at Iliff & Buckley) 18631 E Iliff Ave (720) 476-8127

Mango House, (for the adventurous! a variety of cuisines at a food hall representing refugee and immigrant cuisine. Open until 7 pm, closed Sunday.) 10180 E Colfax Avenue 

Farther south, but worth the trip: 

Mojo Ethiopian Coffee, 15256 East Hampden Avenue

Endless Grind Coffee, 17070 E. Quincy Ave.

HiRa Cafe & Patisserie, 10782 E Iliff Ave

Swirk Soul Food, 2205 S Peoria St, 303-337-0549

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, 1951 S Havana St, (720) 748-0239

Le French, (a French restaurant run by Senegalese sisters in south Denver) 4901 S. Newport St., Denver 

For the coffee lovers amongst us:

Kabod Coffee (roasted, Ethiopian coffee, available on-line)

Update - there will be no food truck on Sunday now due to their scheduling conflicts.

Facility Rules

No practicing on our fields prior to the start of the event (Saturday morning). There are other park spaces that y'all can use such as Triangle Park, Del Mar Park, Utah Park, Great Plains Park, etc. for getting out and tossing the frisbee for some practice before the tournament. 

Alcohol is not permitted at Aurora Sports Park during scheduled athletic events. We

appreciate your help and understanding. Glass containers are also not permitted at the


Bikes, skateboards, scooters and hover boards are also not permitted inside the gated complexes. 

Dogs are permitted at Aurora Sports Park on natural grass areas only as long as they

are on a leash at a maximum length of 10 feet. Please be kind and pick up after your dog. Clean-up stations are located throughout the park.

High Altitude Tips

Aurora’s lowest elevation of 5,285 feet (more than a mile high) is found at the point where Sand Creek crosses the city limit in the northwest corner of the city, while the highest elevation of 6,229 feet is on the extreme southern border of the city in Douglas County near Gartrell roads.

In Colorado’s rarified air, golf balls go ten percent farther… and so do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level. The sun feels warmer because you're closer to it, but your coffee is cooler because water boils at 202 degrees. Colorado is also extremely dry, and with less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there's 25 percent less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must.

DRINK WATER both before your trip to Aurora, Colorado, and while you are here. Drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to our higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need about twice as much water here as you would drink at home. It is also recommended that you go easy on the alcohol in the mountains and in Aurora, as its effects will feel stronger here. The effects of exercise are more intense here as well. If you normally run 10 miles a day at home, you might try 6 miles in Aurora, Colorado

Eat foods high in potassium, such as; broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, Celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes, tomatoes

What to bring: Aurora receives over 300 days of sunshine each year (more than San Diego or Miami). Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm… even in winter. There is 25% less protection from the sun’s rays at Aurora’s 5,285 feet elevation.

Weather: Two days before your trip to Aurora, Colorado check into for the latest on weather and temperature. Please use this information to pack appropriately. Because Aurora is closer to the sun, it can feel much warmer than the actual temperature during the daytime, but then become very chilly after sundown, particularly in the spring and autumn. It is best to layer your clothing. July averages in Aurora: 34% humidity, 89 high/58 low, 2.32 inches of precipitation, 70% sunshine.

Altitude: Don't let anything you hear about the mile-high altitude scare you. The air is just thinner and dryer. In fact, many people with respiratory problems, including our Governor, move to Colorado for the benefits of the dry air. Just follow these simple tips and you will very likely not even notice the difference.

*Info courtesy of Visit Aurora

Additional Safety Precautions

  • All participants and staff must follow the CDC good hygiene practices:
    • Use hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, or no-rinse soap.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
  • Athletes, organizers, and coaches will NOT participate if they feel under the weather, sick, or have come in contact with someone that may be sick. 
  • We will have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) and handwashing stations for all participants to use regularly throughout the event.
  • All players, coaches, and spectators should practice social distancing of 6 ft. wherever possible and activities that are not conducive to the required 6 feet of physical distancing will be limited throughout the day. 
  • We request that players space equipment accordingly to prevent close contact.
  • No Handshakes or group celebrations and spirit circles

Update on Masks Requirements

We will be following USAU's new mask protocols they recently issued which states that all on-field participants (e.g., players, coaches, observers) will be provided with the option to report their vaccination status as part of the event registration process (or testing status).

a. On-field participants who provide proof of completed vaccination (i.e., two weeks after final dose) will not be required to wear a mask on the field of play, unless otherwise required by state or local regulations.

b. On-field participants who submit proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test will not be required to wear a mask on the field of play, unless otherwise required by state or local regulations. The test must have been performed within 72 hours of the start of the event and submitted prior to participation.

c. On-field participants who do not meet the criteria in 2a or 2b above may participate provided they wear a mask when on the field.
The option to provide proof of complete vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test will be a part of each player's USAU membership profile and we will be checking registration via the USAU event rosters of participating teams and individuals. Players and/or teams that don’t comply with these or other event rules are subject to removal from the event.


STEP 1: Log in to your USAU Membership Profile 
STEP 2: Click "View/Edit Your Information"
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STEP 3: On the second tab (after clicking Next >) to get to "2. Personal Information" fill in COVID-19 Vaccination Status section in the lower right corner:  
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Remember to click "UPLOAD PICTURE" after you've chosen your file.


For the negative COVID-19 PCR test that was taken within 72 hours of the start of the event. ***NOTE: the test must be a PCR test, not an antigen (AKA rapid) test. 

For this event that means your test must have been conducted AFTER 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. 


Once you have your results, please submit this form to upload results (test submitted with a date prior to Wednesday will be invalid)and upload a picture or screenshot of your results. Results must include your name, date of test, that it was a PCR test, and the negative result. If your result is positive, you are not to attend and should quarantine. While we hope that Spirit of the Game extends to your honesty in filling this form out, any uploaded images that are found to have been altered or forged will result in immediate ejection from the tournament as well as potential suspension from future events.

The safety of our players, their communities, and the communities in which we host events are of the utmost importance. Playing ultimate is a privilege, one that we can only participate in if we work together to ensure each other's health and safety.
A few locations for testing in Colorado - recommended to schedule now: 

Field Map - East Pod

If you have any questions, please contact the Tournament Directors


We're getting some inquiries regarding jerseys and there is some flexibility this year on jerseys. Mostly USAU asks that teams represent the sport well, ex: no poorly spray-painted cut-off t-shirts. If you could get jerseys in time, that would be great, but having come from a jersey printing company, we know the turnaround isn't always the quickest. So just make sure y'all look good, no inappropriate items, same color, no gray, the usual.