Quijotes+Dulcineas is the oldest Ultimate club in the Community of Madrid, and one of the largest in Spain with over 60 members registered in the Spanish Flying Disc Federation (FEDV).
The club competes in various championships and tournaments, both domestic and international, with various teams (Quijotes+Dulcineas, Quijotes, Dulcineas, Q+D Sancho) and in various divisions (Mixed, Open, Women's) and surfaces (grass and beach). The club is a perennial contender at the Spanish Championship, is a two-time Mixed Spanish champion (most recently in 2006), and finished runners-up in 2010. The club has also traveled to compete abroad in tournaments in countries like Italy, France and the Netherlands, and individual players have traveled to many other countries as invitees of other teams or as members of the Spanish national team.
The club's philosophy is the promotion of Ultimate in the city and around Spain, to teach new players and provide a good environment to play sports and meet awesome new people.
We're always looking for new players, so if you think the sport looks interesting, swing by a practice or get in touch with us! You won't regret it!
The History of the Quijotes
It all started way back at the turn of the millenium, in the year 2000, when a French erasmus student came to Madrid and decided to try a crazy idea: put together the first Ultimate Frisbee team in Madrid. Nico, who had only recently discovered the sport in his time at university in Grenoble (with the team Mokey Foo) started to put up posters and convince his friends to give it a try. So, almost without even realizing it, a group of disc addicts start to get together every weekend in Casa de Campo to play Ultimate. The time quickly arrived to choose a name for the team, and what better than "Los Quijotes" to describe this quixotic dream...
Many of those early pioneers are still around: some have retired completely, others still stop by to play every once in a while and some are still with the team (and aren't planning on retiring any time soon!)
Since those early days, hundreds of players from all over the world have come to Madrid to toss the disc with Los Quijotes. The club was crowned Spanish Mixed Champions in 2001 and 2006 and is one of the few clubs to have participated in each and every first-division Spanish championship. The club has also traveled throughout Europe, competing in some of the most important and prestigious tournaments on the continent, like Paganello, Windmill Windup or the European Ultimate Championship Regional qualifiers.
In modern times, the team has evolved, adding club members and new Ultimate players every year. The name of the club has also evolved to reflect the increasing focus on mixed competition: Quijotes+Dulcineas (Q+D). When we comepte in Open or Women's, the teams still use the names Quijotes or Dulcineas, and our development team has taken the name Q+D Sancho.
After more than 10 years, Ultimate is no longer just a dream in the community of Madrid, and has become a reality. Every year since 2004 the club has also hosted its own international tournament in the nearby city of Alcobendas, further confirming that Ultimate is here to stay in Madrid!