April 2015

The afterBeach…

Ravi and DP question each other on how WCBU went a month after the event.

RV: How does Post Tournament Depression (PTD) differ between covering a tournament and playing a tournament?
Well instead of aching and wanting a bit of a break from training and playing I find I want to get […]

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March 2015

Games to watch – Friday #BeachTales

Well clearly the games to watch are the finals. So let’s have a quick look into them and maybe some predictions

Grand Masters: USA vs Sweden – in their previous meeting USA won 13 – 4. The real question is, what will Sweden change?

Open Masters: USA vs Canada – Team USA […]

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Tensions rise in an open semi but spirit prevails #BeachTales

As you may have seen on the livestream or VOD, the Philippines were defeated by USA in the open division semi-final on universe point in incredibly windy conditions. The game was back and eventually reached 7-7 with a game to 8. After a few turnovers each way, the Americans had […]

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Ultimate family in UAE #FamilyDay #BeachTales

As players we love the way in which a frisbee flies, the huge plays, the tactics and the simplicity of the sport. As people we love the idea of Spirit, self-officiation and often most importantly the sense of community. The ultimate family.

Here in Dubai is no different. We see friends […]

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Papa and Mama Goose plus John Titcomb #FamilyDay #BeachTales

Everyone knows that WCBU is made up of athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers and organizers.  We also know that there has been  a ton of media covering the event as well.  However, there are some other people wandering around the fields.  These are supporters of the team and some come in the […]

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From Chennai to Dubai #BeachTales

In every ultimate federation you find those individuals who have put a lot of effort into spreading ultimate and helping the sport grow in their country. Jaidip Patel is one of those unique people and is the main guy in Indian ultimate, who, in this their second WCBU, have lit […]

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Bracket Play – It’s Business Time #BeachTales

Pools are all done, it is time for the knockout stage.  Check out all the standings here.  It is time to see what teams can manage in do or die mode.  I look at mixed, women’s and open and tell you a bit of what to expect for each one.

Mixed

The USA […]

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Volunteer corner #BeachTales

As is now standard for World Championship tournaments an army of volunteers are recruited to aid the TD’s in ensuring the smooth running of these huge events. We caught up with one of the physio team volunteers to talk about her experience here and at previous events.

What is your name? Stephanie […]

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Got you covered at WCBU #BeachTales

Obviously you have been enjoying the coverage from here in Dubai, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. But we thought we could share with you a little of what is going on and the efforts from the different teams out here.

Get Horizontal – for those outside European Ultimate Get Horizontal […]

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Player Profile: Currier Island #BeachTales

Name and Jersey Number: Mercy Mbago #9

Which team do you play for? I play for Currier Island in the women’s division, but I am from Kenya

How did you end up deciding to come here with Currier? We didn’t have enough ladies with Kenya.  We wanted to play mixed, but we didn’t have […]

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