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  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Italy 14:06 - Jun 23 Skyd Magazine

    Notable beach tournaments: Paganello, Burla, Bibione Past participation in beach championships: ECBU2008, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Open, Women, Mixed, Open Masters It is hard to think of beach ultimate and not think of Italy.  The hosts of the most infamous beach tournament in the world for over 22 years, Italians know how to [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Portugal 09:06 - Jun 23 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 100 Notable beach tournaments: Bar do Peixe Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2004, WCBU 2007, ECBU2008, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Mixed and Open Portugal’s Ultimate history is relatively young. In 1997, the now infamous Bar do Peixe tournament got started and put Portugal on the (Beach) Ultimate map. This [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: France 16:06 - Jun 22 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 2382 Notable Beach tournaments: Yes but Nau, Fogassa Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2004, ECBU2008, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Open, Women, Mixed, Open Masters, Women Masters, Mixed Masters, Grand Masters The sand holds a special place in every French ultimate player’s heart. It might not be their favorite [...]

  • The Grapevine - 21/06 13:06 - Jun 21 The ShowGame

    This weeks The Grapevine has a bit of Tour 2 with a smattering of news from the continent and a big chunk of ECBU! Barry O'Kane brings us a great episode of UTalkRaw chatting to Liam Kelly on the Matalan Sporting promise and community clubs. Benji discusses the age-old one hand vs two hand catch debate on UnderstandingUltimate.As you all know this weekend is Tour 2, all the information you could need is here. Read our preview or for a different perspective, along with our T1 reviews, and [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Hungary 10:06 - Jun 21 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: ~200 Notable beach tournaments: Fonyód and Beach Please! Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2004, 2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Mixed, Open Hungary has had ultimate for over 20 years, but one couldn’t say the sport has really taken off in the country. There are just a handful of teams [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Russia 11:06 - Jun 20 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: ~2500 Notable beach tournaments: Piter’s Challenge, Beach National Championship Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2011 (Mixed) Division participation at ECBU 2013: Open, Women, Mixed, Open Masters The history of Russian beach ultimate can be traced back to the year 2003, when players from the team Bivni  discovered a beautiful beach in [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Switzerland 13:06 - Jun 19 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 750 Notable beach tournaments: Bundesbeach, Ex-on-the-Beach (which has a flawless Swiss pedigree, despite being hosted in France, just south of Lake Geneva) Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2004, WCBU 2007, ECBU2008, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Open, Women, Mixed, Open Masters The Zeroth Law of Beach Ultimate (beach ultimate is [...]

  • 3000 Likes – Thanks For Your Support + BEACH PARTY 10:06 - Jun 19 Get Horizontal

    Yesterday Get Horizontal marked a big milestone in our online life : Get Horizontal is honored to celebrate 3000 ‘likes’ on facebook. Not that this is a far greater achievement than reaching 2999 for example, but it is a nice opportunity to look back and...

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Poland 13:06 - Jun 18 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 300 Notable beach tournaments: Sandslash (Dębki), Baltic Beach Contest (Gdańsk) Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2011 (mixed division) Division participation at ECBU 2013: Mixed, Open, Women Although Poland is one of the youngest established ultimate countries in Europe, origins of the sport date back to the late 90s, when a [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Sweden 13:06 - Jun 17 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 659 Notable beach tournaments: Bull’s Fat Hat Past participation in beach championships: WCBU2004 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Mixed Ultimate and Sweden have a long and storied history. Frisbee sport was introduced in Sweden in the 1970s, and the Swedish Frisbee Association was formed in 1974. Sweden hosted the first official [...]

  • The Grapevine - 14/06 20:06 - Jun 14 The ShowGame

    The Grapevine this week covers ECBU, U23's and much more... To start us off Benji asks Who Should You Listen To on Understanding Ultimate. SkyD magazine announced their coverage of the upcoming European Championships for Beach Ultimate and the organisers have also created a live page ready for results, pics to follow from home. Make sure to follow all the GB Beach squads going into ECBU on twitter, this helpful hashtag page will assist you. Also if you're going to Sunburn this weekend you [...]

  • ECBU Takımı Sosyal Medya ve Skyd’da 14:06 - Jun 13 Laff Ultimate

    2013 Avrupa Plaj Şampiyonası’na sayılı günler kaldı (sayıyla 14, yazıyla iki hafta). Ülkede yaşanan tüm olaylara rağmen takım,  moralleri yüksek tutmak ve ülkemizi en iyi şekilde temsil etmek için çabalarını sürdürüyor. Bir yandan...

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: The Netherlands 12:06 - Jun 12 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: ~1000 Notable beach tournaments: Hargen and Monsterball Past participation in beach championships: ECBU 2008, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Mixed, Open Masters The Dutch: Famous for paying for their own food (“going Dutch”, excludes ultimate players of course), eating cheese, wooden shoes and windmills. The Netherlands has plain grass fields in [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Finland 14:06 - Jun 10 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 668 Notable beach tournaments: Yyteri Beach Ultimate (Pori), Hietsu Beach Ultimate (Helsinki), Kalajoki Beach Ultimate (Kalajoki) Past participation in beach championships: WCBU 2004, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Women, Open Masters The first place that comes to mind when one thinks about Finland is probably not the beach. The northern [...]

  • Groundbreaking Coverage Planned for ECBU 2013 12:06 - Jun 10 Skyd Magazine

    Skyd is proud to be a part of the groundbreaking coverage planned for the European Championships of Beach Ultimate 2013. “I am absolutely thrilled to see how different groups are working together to provide fans with ground-breaking coverage of the ECBU 2013,” said Patrick van der Valk, BULA President and WFDF Beach Ultimate Chairman. “Combining [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Ukraine 15:06 - Jun 09 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: ~300 Notable beach tournaments: Kiev Hat Past participation in beach championships: WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Open, Women Open Ukraine is a country with a small ultimate community of less than 300 players. Nevertheless, there are 14 registered clubs, and another 5 are applying for registration. National championships are organized [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Czech Republic 13:06 - Jun 08 Skyd Magazine

    Number of active players: 454 Notable beach tournaments: Olgoj Chorchoj Trophy Past participation in beach championships: ECBU2008, WCBU2011 Division participation at ECBU 2013: Women (FFINDR Team Page) The Czech Republic is an interesting rarity at ECBU: they are the only country that is sending only a Women’s team. As an inland country, beach ultimate doesn’t have [...]

  • The Grapevine - 07/06 11:06 - Jun 07 The ShowGame

    This weeks The Grapevine features a lot of home grown works along with some nice additions from the continent and further!  Chrissy Birtwistle has written a piece for Forbes about "What defines you?", she talks about what normal people might perceive of Ultimate and it's players and how being different is a good thing.  UTalkRaw talk to BULA president Patrick van der Valk in episode 22  Matthew "Smatt" Hodgson, has written an opinion piece on Ultiworld giving us the key [...]

  • ECBU 2013 Country Preview: Spain 08:06 - Jun 07 Skyd Magazine

    This article kicks off Skyd’s country preview series for the European Championships of Beach Ultimate 2013, to be held in Calafell, Spain from June 27-30. We take a look at this sunny nation’s attempts to please the home crowd by bringing home some hardware. Number of active players: 415 Notable beach tournaments: Torneo Internacional de [...]

  • Interview : Fery – VLUFF President & ECBU Spirit Director 06:06 - Jun 04 Get Horizontal

    Get Horizontal had the chance to sit down for a little chat with Fery Vanhemelryck, who is the president of the Flemish Ultimate Federation (VLUFF – Vlaamse Ultimate Frisbee Federatie) and recently promoted as Spirit Director of the European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU 2013)....

  • ECBU Takımı Formaları 20:04 - Apr 23 Laff Ultimate

    ECBU 2013 takımının formaları sonunda tasarlandı ve baskıya gönderildi! Başta ORD’nin ilgili komitesi tarafından tasarlanması planlanan formalar, bir takım aksaklıkların çıkması ve Five’ın son sipariş tarihinin aşırı yaklaşması sebebiyle Five Ultimate tarafından (bir milyon...

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