By Paul Glennie
Four teams battled to win for the 2019 Ultimate Frisbee Rainbow League played in Byron Bay.
The competition now in its second year attracted male and female players from The Channon, Lismore, and Murwillambah.
In the pool games D.O.P.E., led by Simon Du Bois, struggled with an injury-hit roster. They lost their first five games but gained some redemption with a strong win over Locos.
Plan A, guided by old-timer Donavon Moss, young recruit from the UK Gavin Pillinger, and local rookie Liam Teal dominated the pool stage with five wins from six starts, and a goal difference of plus nine.
In the final pool game a pumped-up Mañana Banana, inspired by Ami Pelu, earned a surprise win over Plan A, forcing a playoff with Locos for a spot in the final.
Mañana Banana won this game by a single point scored in extra time.
It meant the father-son duo of Andrew and Sage Badman just missed out on their second consecutive final.
In the end Plan A overcame Mañana Banana to emerge as deserving champions in an entertaining final enjoyed by a small crowd.
Enthusiastic Byron rookie Trent Pfisterer impressed with his speed and safe hands to earn him MVP for the tournament.
Byron Ultimate Disc play a mixed pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee Monday nights from 6.30. All welcome. Info, Paul 0411 264 794, or on Facebook.