2017 World Championships to be held in France

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today announced that the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, in association with BULA (WCBU 2017) will be held at Plage de la Grande Conche in Royan, France from Sunday, 18 June to Saturday, 24 June 2017. The French Flying Disc Federation (FFDF) will oversee the Tournament Organizing Committee made up of an experienced team from the local regional league “Flying Disc Poitou Charentes,” members of the FFDF, and local France Sport sponsors and partners.

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WFDF renews agreement with BULA

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today announced that it has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BULA on the governance of the Flying Disc sport of Beach Ultimate. WFDF and BULA had signed an initial MOU in 2011 and this agreement extends the working arrangement for four years through 2019.

For more information, check out the WFDF website: http://www.wfdf.org/news-media/news/press/2-official-communication/715-wfdf-renews-agreement-with-bula-on-beach-ultimate-governance-for-2016-2019

The Rise of Ugandan Ultimate

Kampala, Uganda is known as the city of Seven Hills. Like many cosmopolitan cities it supports a vibrant ultimate scene on the upswing. This August the Kampala-based Team Uganda will come to WCBU11 as the second African team to compete in international beach competition outside of the continent.
“It has always been my dream to see Uganda ultimate succeed,” Team Uganda captain and founder Alex “Queenie” Matovu, aka Papa, told me via Skype. “In 1995 we only had one disc so when the person with the disc didn’t show up we couldn’t play. But later on my sister brought back some discs from California and in 1999 Jordan from Rwanda moved to Kampala and joined me, Henry and James as locals playing with mostly Brits and Americans. But we wanted to get organized and get more local players so we did.”


The Heat is Over

Chennai Heat was 8-10 October on the beautiful Elliots Beach, Beasant Nagar, in Chennai (India). This year the tournament saw national and international teams compete in a 7 Vs 7 (mixed-gender) tournament for the title of Indian Beach Ultimate Champions.
It was amazing. They had over a 1000 spectators just watching the finals alone! There was an MC and one of the players providing live commentary. With Vodafone as a sponsor they were able to put up some gallery seats.
Pictures soon. For now, enjoy the write up in the Times of India: http://www.chennaiheat.com/?page_id=152

It is Gazos Gambit time again…

US Beach Ultimate…
Sandblast… Wildwood… Leiout… and Gazos Gambit…
Ok, Gazos Gambit doesn’t have 1,000’s of players but it has Edmundo! Organizer, player, and DJ extraordinaire. Edmundo always manages to get a great crowd of Bay Area players to attend and that makes the tournament so special.
Any Beach Ultimate player that is even remotely in the area should keep November 20 & 21 open! Check it out on gazosgambit.org/, or the facebook group he created www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126792134037261

The effects of the result…

Now that Beach Ultimate is recognized by the WFDF, I see things are going to change: Japan will probably send a team to Italy next year, and so will many other countries traditionally absent at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU).
The other big change is that national federations now have to make a decision whether to allow for a separate national organization, or incorporate Beach Ultimate as a part of their flying disc federation?
In the US, BUUS is being prepared by the organizers of the US Beach Ultimate teams that went to the WCBU’s in Portugal and Brazil. They have gotten the initial okay from USA Ultimate.
Many countries might opt for the option to bring Beach and Grass Ultimate in the same federation. Time will tell. In the meantime, Portugal is the only country in the world that only has a Beach Ultimate Federation. No grass 🙂
Interesting and fun times ahead…
If anyone want to help out shape Beach Ultimate’s future, let me know.
See you on the beach!

BULA needs help with Blog HTML code

BULA hasn’t published much on the blog lately. The main reason is because we upgraded our blog software from Movable Type 3.5 to 4.34. Some of the tags are now ‘depreciated’. This means that comments no longer are available, and the archive is not shown.
Our in-house knowledge of HTML coding is not what it used to be. Anybody that knows Moveable Type and can give us a hand?
Thanks in advance
Patrick ([email protected])

Lei-Out 2010- Registration Now Open!

In case you have not heard, we are now accepting bids for the eleventh annual Lei-Out Beach Ultimate Tournament: Santa Monica, California’s Coed Beach Ultimate tradition. Go to Le-Out for to register and for all of the juicy tournament information!
Here is some brief info:
Lei-Out is a coed, 3/2 Beach Ultimate Tournament.
We do not have Roster Cap. Make your team as big as you would like it.
Dates: January 16 and 17, 2010
The registration fee is: $300 for 10 players and $30 per additional player.
Sign up by December 15th. We are accepting a very limited number of teams so apply for a bid ASAP.
(If you need a team or are interested in the pick up team, email Registration.)
This year’s lei-out will feature some awesome upgrades including…
-An Upgraded Party with VIP lounge hosted at Monsoon Cafe, Sponsored in Par by Sam Adams Beer!!!
-Lots of Free Giveaways at the fields including Function Drinks, Clif Bars, VC Ultimate Apparel, and More
-Lot’s of New Field Food
-And So much more!
Also, if you want custom jerseys for your team, we negotiated a sweet deal for you with VC Ultimate: Lei-Out Jersey Deal
Registration is completely automated this year! Just go to www.leiout.com and be one of the teams to make it to the biggest Beach Tournament in
the WORLD (…besides that other little beach tournament in Italy!)
Tell a friend or two!