BeachTales by Get Horizontal
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 of 10, 20 or more […]
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 form of parents. If you […]
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 up the tournament. I spoke […]
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.
The USA has gone through pools without […]
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 Wong
Where are you from? Boston, MA.
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 was started in Belgium by […]
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 enough ladies. My captain looked […]
Coaching and development from WFDF #BeachTales
Ryan Purcell of WFDF ran a coaching and development workshop for the WFDF on Tuesday night. The event was sponsored by Five Ultimate and there were four panelists there to help talk to all kinds of nations and start discussions on development. These were Anna Haynes (AUS), Benji Heywood (UK), Kate Barabanova (RUS), and Mario […]
Player Profile – Portugal #BeachTales
I spoke to the Portuguese beast, Gung-Ho number 45 and now Chevron tall man briefly on day one after a great match up with Ireland.
Give your name and jersey number: David Pimenta #24
Which team are you playing for: Portugal
Which division are you playing for: Mixed
How is your team doing so far? We just had a rematch […]
Games to Watch: Wednesday #BeachTales
The Wednesday edition of Games to Watch. If you have some time on the fields, here is what Ravi and DP think you should check out.
8:00 – Field 5 – GBR vs CAN Women: a key game for both teams, expect a cracking one here.
9:00 – Field 2 – POR vs USA Mixed: undefeated teams […]