The last tests are being performed but all registrations for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) will go through Ffindr. Ffindr is an online event manager application for all disc related events. It is superb! Tones of useful features and really easy to use for administrators and players.
We are just a week or so away from unveiling the new WCBU2011 website. Stay tuned…
43 Countries have shown interest in participating at the World Championships in Italy next year. Statistics show that we currently have 83 team divided over 6 divisions with the Mixed Division leading with 24 countries!!
There is a real strong possibility that this will be the first World Championships for Grand Masters (40+). It might include a ride on the Magic Bus (a tradition that started at the WCBU 2004 in Portugal)
The lack of public communication is not an indicator of progress. Lots of things happening ‘behind the scenes’. I have no doubt the World Championships will be a huge success!
More information once it becomes available…
Remember it was almost official? Now it is 100% official! The World Flying Disc Federation member poll closed and there were 62 votes in favor, 0 against, and 0 abstained! Beach Ultimate is now an officially recognized disc sport!
This also means that the WFDF and BULA will jointly host the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Italy 22-28 August 2011. This will be 5-on-5 Beach Ultimate for national teams and countries can compete in 6 divisions:
4. Masters (’78 or earlier)
5. Mixed Masters (’78 or earlier)
6. Grandmasters (’71 or earlier)
The location is perfect! It is at a sports complex that has its own beach and can house 2,500 players. Prices are low (40 euros per person per night for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a room with 3 others). All the basic information is at www.wcbu2011.com
Juniors (’92 or later) will have their own World Championships at the same place, a week before: 17-20 August and will compete in:
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We have been approached by many federations already asking for information about the next World Championships of Beach Ultimate. Today we launched a preliminary website with the most important information that players and teams will need. In the next few weeks we will turn this website into the site it needs to be with player registration, links to online scoring and videos, etc… Stay tuned.
Thanks to Tushar from I am Ultimate I saw this promotional video about the sports complex where the 2011World Championships will be held:
This is how the bid from Max Vitali started:
“It doesn’t often happen that you manage to find what you really need. Usually, when you try to build an event, you spend months making contacts, talking to people, knocking on doors to get green lights, adequate facilities, the right deal. Usually, if you work hard enough, and for long enough, you eventually pull together a package that works. But sometimes, just sometimes, something else can happen: you come across an Opportunity. A Golden Opportunity. Something else that is even better than the thing you were looking for. Something you know you can’t ignore.“
He was right! We couldn’t ignore his bid. It was perfect.
The location is the GeTur “Sports Village” in Lignano Sabbiadoro (close to Venice in Italy). This is a state-of-the-art resort center for sport, health and fitness, set in 60 ha. of natural pine woods. The accommodation and sports facilities are right next to each other, right by a private beach, over 1 km long, which can easily accommodate 15 regulation-size Ultimate playing fields. Players make the short (50 mt) walk from their hotel room to the beach along paths between the trees, with no road traffic.
Accommodation + all meals (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner) is only € 35!The food is very good, and comes in embarrassingly large quantities! It’s also very varied, always offering a range of superb dishes catering to all tastes. Of course Team and Player fees come on top of that but those will all be within normal parameters (think about € 100 per player and € 250 per team).
Not only is the place perfect, the dates are perfect too: 22-28 August 2011.
With Max as a TD (he is also organizing the Under 23 World Championships this year), all of us at BULA are extremely happy with the winning bid and we can’t wait for the next World Championships of Beach Ultimate to take place.
Keep an eye out on this blog for more info that will be coming to you.
Yesterday was the deadline to submit bids for the World Championships in 2011. We received bids from Italy, France, Turkey, and Mexico. The WCBU Committee will examine the bids and announce the winner at the end of this month. All look like good places to play at 🙂
Yes! BULA is ready to accept bids to host the 2011 World Championships Beach Ultimate.
If you, or your local disc organization is interested in hosting the 2011 BULA World Championships Beach Ultimate, send an email to [email protected] and put “Bid Request” in the subject line.
You will receive a Word document that has to be filled in as complete as possible and send back by March 10. The winning bid will be awarded by March 31 2010.
Submission and questions to [email protected]
Thanks and see you on the beach!