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#EBUC2019 Stories

Beach Tales Daily Roundup: The Fight for Gold 21:50 - May 11

Last night, whilst most teams partied the night away, eight teams had an early night in preparation for the for their final games. As the teams set up their lines in the sand today, the sun was shining, and the pressure was on. Among both the physical and mental battles that took place, here’s what [...]

Beach Tales How Spain made the leap 21:39 - May 11

There are a number of nations who did well at the European Beach Ultimate Championships. Russia, Great Britain and Sweden all go home with golds in two divisions, while Latvia entered only one division and took home a medal – a nice strike rate. The country which had the best week here in Portimao, though, [...]

Beach Tales Daily roundup: medals decided and finals set 21:29 - May 10

Welcome to the penultimate daily roundup post from Portimao, where almost all of the medals have now been decided. The four finals happening tomorrow are now the only things left for beach Ultimate fans to wonder about. Let’s take a moment to go over what happened today and what the final standings are looking like. [...]

Beach Tales Currier Island Development Field- A Great Success 19:00 - May 10

In the lead up to EBUC a post was written on the role of Currier Island at the European championships. Jim Scott had been in conversation with Sofia C Pereira about how Currier Island could give back to the Ultimate community and help with the tournament’s aim of having positive impact on Portimao. The result [...]

Beach Tales Russia in the Running for Three Gold Medals 18:00 - May 10

Not many people would naturally associate Russia with beaches. Russia’s women however, in the women’s and mixed division are making it very difficult not to make this connection. Watching these women over the last few days has been nothing short of immense. With the level of athleticism and discipline they’ve brought to Portimao’s beaches, it’s [...]

Beach Tales The best kits at EBUC 17:46 - May 10

It’s time to talk about the really serious part of this tournament. Everyone spends time training, preparing and getting themselves ready to compete at a high level, sure, but what we really all care about is who looks good whatever they’re doing on the sand. As always, there are some really cool jerseys at this [...]

Beach Tales Division roundup: what’s happened so far in the mixed division? 00:55 - May 10

There are a number of divisions at EBUC 2019 where the pre-tournament favourites are doing well. The British grandmasters, the French mixed masters, the Swedish men's masters, these teams were all tipped for glory and are so far on that path. The mixed division, though, was the closest to call ahead of the games beginning. [...]

Beach Tales Game review: women’s masters semi-final is instant classic 00:23 - May 10

The teams in the semi-finals of the women’s masters division had already played each other given the round robin format of the first part of the draw. In one semi-final, Denmark avenged their loss to neighbours Sweden in the early part of the tournament, defeating them 12-10. The start of the other semi-final, between Great [...]

Beach Tales Daily roundup: rain can’t dampen excitement as knockouts start 20:44 - May 09

Today the knockout rounds of every division started, and there were some crackers all over the beach at Praia de Rocha. Let’s not waste any time with a preamble and go right into things, starting with the division that seems to have the most teams that could possibly win the title; Maya, tell us what [...]

Beach Tales Debutants Luxembourg learning from EBUC experience 18:52 - May 09

There are some nations here with a long history of competing at a high level in global Ultimate – Germany, Great Britain, Russia and Sweden among them – and also countries who’ve been staples at beach tournaments for years, like Spain and Portugal. There is, though, one country who have never attended any kind of [...]

Beach Tales The Great Grand Master’s Division- The Original Frisbee Fiends 01:38 - May 09

It’s the third day of competition in Portimao and the Great Grand Master’s division’s debut at EBUC is well underway. Today is the penultimate day of the round robin which is to be followed by semis and a final come Friday. During the first two days of the tournament Austria and the Dutch topped this [...]

Beach Tales The return of Skogs: Sweden reform a championship-winning team 00:45 - May 09

The Swedish men’s masters team has a familiar look about it. For those fans of European Ultimate who remember the heady days of 2010, it’ll be immediately obvious when you see the names on the roster: Sebastian Sporrong, Nicklas Tehler, Anders Dahlberg, Martin Hargeby. For those readers who don’t remember those days, let’s take a [...]

Beach Tales Daily roundup: knockouts set to start after dramatic end to pools 21:24 - May 08

We said yesterday that it appeared as though Wednesday would be a dramatic day with several things still to be decided in the pools. It certainly lived up to that billing, with some notable games and upsets in several divisions. Maya, what happened with the women’s games we talked about yesterday? Latvia feeling lucky Latvia [...]

Beach Tales Game review: Switzerland take GB to universe after three-point deficit 01:17 - May 08

The GB and Swiss women’s teams have come into EBUC with completely new rosters following the 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Royan. Only one player across the two teams, Sarina Schenk (SUI), was present at worlds where GB took a bronze medal and Switzerland finished sixth place. Facing each other after having only [...]

Beach Tales Game review: Great Britain given a real test by Spain 01:05 - May 08

The Great Britain men’s team has had a distinguished recent past. This group has two silver medals from World Championships of Beach Ultimate, finishing behind the USA twice. They have a familiarity as a team since these players have all played together before, most as part of the worlds teams and those who weren’t there [...]

Beach Tales Game review: France captain fuels big win over Spain 00:20 - May 08

The pools in the mixed division of the European Beach Ultimate Championships were always going to feature some titanic battles with so many good teams. There are as many as seven or eight teams who have a legitimate chance of winning the title so someone had to miss out in the initial round. This game [...]

Beach Tales Daily roundup: chaotic day sets up blockbuster Wednesday 21:47 - May 07

The first full day of the European Beach Ultimate Championships is in the book, and the outlook of each division is starting to come into focus in some divisions as the best teams asserted their authority today and pulled away from the pack. In others, things are still a bit murky after teams getting close [...]

Beach Tales Daily roundup: let the games begin 00:19 - May 07

The months of work behind the scenes, the days of preparing every last part of the event, the hours of players training to be ready; it all led to today. The teams paraded into the arena, the tournament organisers and representatives from Portimao gave speeches about how excited everyone was for the event to start, [...]

Beach Tales Portugal’s Mixed Team Win Their First Game on Home Soil 00:16 - May 07

Kicking off EBUC 2019 in style, Portugal’s mixed team won 13-6 against Czech Republic in the show-game. This was their first game in front of a home crowd, with many members of friends, family, club teams and the Portuguese public watching on the beach or via livestream. All eyes were on them, and they gave [...]