Beach Ultimate is getting support in Australia… The first ever Australian Beach Nationals are going to happen May 19-20 on the lovely southern beaches of the Gold Coast.
There will be Open, Women and Mixed divisions.
More info at australianbeachnats.blogspot.com.au
The African disc scene is not very big but there are clear signs things are changing. The granddaddy of African beach tournaments is just around the corner and FEAST IV promises to be the biggest and best ever. This year’s tournament will again be on Tiwi Beach near Mombasa, Kenya. They will be playing Easter weekend (April 6-9) with games on Saturday and Sunday (April 7-8).
So far they have interest from teams in:
Just after posting that Beach Ultimate in LA is going well, up comes this piece of news:
The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a disc on any beach in Los Angeles County between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Fortunately there are exceptions when a person obtains a permit, but still….
In Turkey there is a 2-day long beach tournament called “34HAT”. In September 2010, 34HAT was organized for the first time in “Kilyos BURC Beach, Istanbul” with 68 players.
Last year, in September 2011, 34HAT was organized for the second time and 93 players attended, among these players, 23 players from other countries.
It is always fun to play at new and upcoming tournaments. Have a look what you can expect this year (probably September):
Members of the Edmundston Ultimate Frisbee club in New Brunswick (Canada) have accomplished something unique: include Beach Ultimate as a demonstration sport in the Jeux de l’Acadie games. As a result they now have a Beach Ultimate field in the city 🙂
The Jeux de l’Acadie games were held from 29 June to 3 July 2011 with participation of 1,000+ French-speaking athletes aged between 11 and 16 from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Beach Ultimate was successfully introduced as a new sport with the objective to spread the game in the region.
Here is the TV report: the Beach Ultimate report begin at 23m48h http://www.radio-canada.ca/util/postier/suggerer-go.asp?nID=938722
Somewhere along California’s famous Highway 1, between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, is Gazos Gambit. A Beach Ultimate tournament run by the always hoppin’ Edmundo, this is one of those tournaments that is just different (in a very positive way). High level and earthy might be good descriptor.
Check it out at http://discspace.com/tournament/gazosgambit/