Ultimate Disc: Where It All Began

“This is the fastest-growing team sport there is, and East Hampton is at the center of its growth,”
Tournaments for over-40 Grand Masters and over-60 Legends are to be held at the John M. Marshall Elementary School fields here on Saturday and Sunday. Craig Macnaughton

Sas Peters of Amagansett, who has been the driving force behind international and national-championship competition for older Ultimate disc players, will oversee a Grand Masters (over-40) and Legends (over-60) tournament here this weekend at the John M. Marshall Elementary School fields.

Play will be from 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, lasting throughout those afternoons. 

“This is the fastest-growing team sport there is, and East Hampton is at the center of its growth,” Peters said during a telephone conversation Monday. “We are making history in East Hampton. I’ve started four divisions — Grand Masters, Great Grand Masters, Grand Dames, for 40-and-over women, and now the Legends, for 60-and-over men.”

“We held the first Grand Masters tournament here in East Hampton 15 years ago,” he continued, “in 2002, and now there are world championship and national championship tournaments for these teams. The Great Grand Masters division has taken off too. There were 14 teams at the worlds in Sarasota at the end of October.”

Great Grand Masters competition began here in 2008.

Peters, who is to turn 61 soon, said he plays in “all three divisions.”

“This weekend will be the inaugural tournament for the Legends,” he said. The tournament will attract international-level players “from Toronto, Brooklyn, Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey. . . . This is where it all began.”