The 2013 BULA/WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate (#ECBU2013) in Calafell Platja, Spain, came to a close with a victory by Team Sweden over Ireland 12-4 in the featured Mixed division final.
A total of 1,150 players from 23 countries participated in the largest Beach Ultimate event ever co-hosted by the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) in the seven divisions: Open, Women’s, Mixed, Open Masters, Women’s Masters, Mixed Masters and Grand Masters.
In the other finals on the last day of the event in a wonderful and always sunny setting on the Calafell Beaches, Switzerland defeated Great Britain 11-8 in the Open division while in the women’s division Russia bested Switzerland with a 13-9 score.
The European Championships of Beach Ultimate are a week away and everything is ready for a showcase event: a record 1,150 players representing 23 country, and ground-breaking online coverage at live.ecbu2013.org
The website and registration for 2013 BULA & WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) are ready and can be accessed at www.ecbu2013.org
The ECBU2013 will be held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013.
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has approved the ECBU2013 as a WFDF event. This means that the WFDF will provide supervision and guidance on administrative and protocol issues like event Opening and Closing ceremonies, awards ceremonies, insurance policy, waiver of liability policies etc. as part of the WFDF requirements for sanctioned events.
BULA, and BULA Europe, are taking care of media, promotion, sponsorship and overall event management, while the Peixets Ultimate Club is responsible for the players and all local matters.
All European nations have been invited to send national teams to participate in 7 divisions: Open, Women, Mixed, Masters, Women Masters, Mixed Masters, and Grand Masters divisions.
If you can’t come and play, no worries; we are lining up an awesome online live experience at live.ecbu2013.org. This will include live scoring of all games, live video and daily highlight, incorporation of user generated content, and a lot more. The WFDF and BULA encourage the use of the #ECBU2013 tag for all related pictures, videos, blog posts, tweets, etc…. Once the live.ecbu2013.org is fully functional, tagged content will be displayed there.
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Today we announced that the 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) will be held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) from Thursday 27th June – Sunday 30th June 2013.
This news was communicated through an ECBU2013-Open-Letter.pdf to the players and all European nations will be invited to send national teams to participate in the Open, Women, Mixed, Masters, Mixed Masters, and/or Grand Masters divisions.
The official website (www.ecbu2013.org) will be open in a few months. If you want to stay informed:
After the World Championships there have been many requests by players to have European Championship of Beach Ultimate (ECBU). To look into the possibilities, Pedro Vargas from Portugal has been asked to lead BULA Europe for the next two years and assist, educate, and promote the Spirit and the Game of Beach Ultimate in Europe.
Pedro is a player for the Portuguese Mixed Beach Ultimate team that secured the 4th place at the World Championships in Lignano (Italy) this summer. Pedro is also the VP of Development of the recently established Portuguese Flying Disc Federation.
Pedro will talk to potential TD’s about hosting the ECBU in 2013 and lead it from BULA’s perspective. This is another big step for the future of Beach Ultimate and I am excited about it 🙂