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Mariana Otero throws against Spain Mixed. Photo by Tino Tran. ShowGame Beach Tales Venezuelans come together to represent home 23:06 - Jun 19

Community players and expats are anything but uncommon when it comes to World Championships. Across the board national sides are littered with players who qualify through residency or playing history, but Venezuela have a special [Read More…]

The Indian Masters gather to discuss things during a game. Photo by Deepthi Indukuri. ShowGame Beach Tales Men’s Masters show how far Indian Ultimate has come 22:06 - Jun 19

India is a country on the rise in international Ultimate. The release of the video ‘175 grams’ catapulted them into the collective zeitgeist, and they’ve stayed there ever since. India have been determined. They’ve been [Read More…]

The Hungarian and British Mixed Masters team have a post-game paddle. Photo by Tino Tran. ShowGame Beach Tales Hungarian Mixed Masters reuniting in Royan 22:06 - Jun 19

The Hungary Ultimate Frisbee Association (HUFA) is one of the newest to receive full IOC recognition, having been formally recognised by its country’s Olympic committee in only 2015.  At the time, HUFA president Péter Kramer [Read More…]

Latvian cutter Lasma Kublicka with a huck against Great Britain. Photo by Deepthi Indukuri. ShowGame Beach Tales Latvian Women looking for upsets 22:06 - Jun 19

Latvia’s Women have made an encouraging start to their WCBU2017 campaign. They defeated perennial power Germany 10-8, but then fell to Great Britain 9-6. Still, that game contained plenty of positives for the Baltic team [Read More…]

Helle Trinderup makes a catch for Denmark against Austria. Photo by Deepthi Indukuri. ShowGame Beach Tales Game report: Denmark Women vs Austria Women 22:06 - Jun 19

Background It’s good to see that both Austria and Denmark have managed to field Women’s teams here in France. Despite both countries having strong Ultimate scenes on grass, neither have managed to field teams at [Read More…]

Marta Mampel Arija attempts a throw against an Aussie force. Photo by Tino Tran. ShowGame Beach Tales Spanish women continue to make waves in the pool 21:06 - Jun 19

The matchup between Spain and Australia was set be one to watch this morning after some unexpected results in the opening games of Pool A yesterday. While USA and Canada entered the second day maintaining [Read More…]

Iain MacKenzie completes a throw for Canada Men. Photo by Tino Tran. ShowGame Beach Tales Canada Men start day one with strong wins 15:06 - Jun 19

It was a perfect start to the week for Team Canada’s Men on the opening day as they showed their guile against both Japan and Denmark in pool play. In the North Americans’ first game, [Read More…]

Jeff De La Cerna makes a patented big play for Philippines Men. ShowGame Beach Tales Game review: Philippines Men vs Australia Men 15:06 - Jun 19

Background Philippine Men won silver at WCBU 2011 in Italy. They won bronze in WCBU 2015 in Dubai. And they are looking strong here in Royan too. They’ve gelled at club level as the Boracay [Read More…]

Malaysia pose with Australia after their game. Photo by Deepthi Indukuri. ShowGame Beach Tales New kids on the block: Interview with Malaysia 23:06 - Jun 18

Within the space of just two years, we have seen a huge explosion in the number of teams attending the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, from 24 nations in 2015 to 39 in this year. [Read More…]

Matt Parslow makes a tough catch ahead of a German defender. Photo by Tino Tran. ShowGame Beach Tales Game review: Great Britain Men vs Germany Men 22:06 - Jun 18

Both teams entered this game desperate for a win. Great Britain let slip a two point lead over Ireland, eventually falling in sudden death to their near neighbours. Germany lost on universe point as well, [Read More…]

Karen Kwok of Great Britain cools down between points. Photo by Tino Tran. ShowGame Beach Tales Game review: Great Britain Women vs Switzerland Women 22:06 - Jun 18

Background Great Britain Women are looking to win big at WCBU 2017. In the last two World Championships of Beach Ultimate (2011, 2015), they’ve come home with bronze. This time, they want something more. Six [Read More…]

Royan1 ShowGame Beach Tales Final preparations under way on the beach 17:06 - Jun 15

The World Championships of Beach Ultimate start in Royan on Sunday, only three days from now, and final preparations on the beach are well under way. As these photos show, gazebos and marquees have been [Read More…]