will be the cost?
A: The price is
90 euros per player plus a 200 euro team fee. This price includes a breakfast/lunch package
each of the 5 days, 1 dinner, and 2 parties with live bands. Also included is a player package with a disc and a t-shirt. There are cheap camping
options (Portuguese weather is great for that) and we
arranged discounts on hotel prices (see Hotels and Campsites).
The price for non-players is 55 euros and only differs in that they do not receive the player package
Which countries will participate?
A: As of 16 July May we have the following teams confirmed:
Coed: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, UK, US, and India-Pakistan.
Men: Belgium, Colombia, the UK, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the US, and Currier Island.
Women: The UK, France, Germany, the US, and Finland.
Master: The UK, France, the US, Germany, and Austria.
Where is Currier Island?
A: Currier Island is a country in the making. Brainchild of Ivan Cestero, each BULA World Championship will now see one pickup team that represents 'Currier Island'. The idea is that each year the team that represents Currier Island will add to the country's history/tradition. This year the traditional grass skirts and the flag of Currier Island will be shown to the world. Next World Championships... who knows? The national anthem? The map of the Island? It doesn't matter, a new tradition is born.
Needless to say, Currier Island can never make it to the semi-finals, but they will bring excitement and fun to the Championship :-)
How many games will we play?
A: Each team will play 3-4 games (5-on-5 Beach Ultimate) per day Wednesday through Saturday. Only the finalists play on Sunday. For the Women and Master pool we'll have a special program that includes the regular World Championships opportunity and a coed-hat tournament joining the Master and Women players. As of 18 July the playing schedule is ready.
What is the Master team criteria?
A: Each Master team should consist of at least 50% of the players older than 33 (so 34+). The rest of the players can be between 30-34. No players below 30 are eligible.
I want to play, what do I do?
A: First, contact
your national federation and tell them you want to
play. We also recommend that you also fill out fill
out this form and will put you in contact with other
players from your country that want to play too.
What is the Magic Bus ride? Who do I contact?
A:The Magic Bus
ride will take players/teams from the WFDF World Championships
in Finland to Portugal over a period of 2 weeks. Join the crazy international bunch of Ultimate players that will go from Turku, through Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, to Munich where the first mini tournament will be held, then a hat tournament in Vienna, a tournament and some hiking in Grenoble, and then a beach tournament in Barcelona before going the Figueira de Foz. If you want to go, contact Sam Rey at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of May. It will be your last chance!
What is the timeline?
30 – Team fees are due
May 24 - Player
fees are due
July 24 –
Seedings and schedules published
August 24 –
Opening party and registration at 7 PM
August 29 (2004)
– Closing ceremony in Figueira da Foz at 4 PM
What happens if we cancel?
A: We follow the
same rules at the WFDF World Championships: there are
no refunds on team fees. For the player fees it is:
> 8 weeks: 80% refund
4-8 weeks: 50% refund
< 4 weeks: no refund unless a doctor letter is sent
What are the uniform rules?
A: All players
in a team shall wear shirts and shorts that match in color
and design in each game. Teams shall have available a
light colored and separate dark colored set of team shirts.
The shirts shall be numbered with Arabic integral numerals
in the range 0-99, with unique numbers for each player
of the team. The numbers should be sewn or printed on
the backs of shirts and should be a minimum of 20 centimeters
high and 5 centimeters wide. They should be located so
that they are completely visible and have a sufficient
difference in color to the shirt material to allow easy
reading. Individual players must use the same shirt numbers
throughout the tournament. No numbers are required on the shorts.
What is the difference between this Championship and Paganello?
A: Paganello is
the oldest Beach Ultimate tournament in the world. The
World Championships Beach Ultimate is something different.
It is organized by EPI (private entity)with the support
of BULA (a worldwide Beach Ultimate organization recognized
by the World Flying Disc Federation). It actually has
its roots at Paganello where it was originally started
by Jumpi and others but has since then grown substantially.
Currently over 60% of the Beach Ultimate tournaments worldwide
adhere to the BULA rules and standards. The popularity
of Beach Ultimate continues to grow and the US and Brazil
have already shown interest in hosting future World Championships.
Q: Who/what is BULA?
BULA is the Beach
a worldwide organization recognized by the World Flying
Disc Federation. >The BULA board consists of 13 individuals from 9 countries,
all sharing the same passion for the sport.
For more information about who we are,
the history of BULA, a list of tournaments around the
world, the rules of 5-on-5 Beach Ultimate as well as 4-on-4
Beach Ultimate (4-on-4 World Championships possibly held
in 2005), and much more, visit:
I have another question. Who do I contact?
A: Contact the main coordinator: Patrick
van der Valk at email@example.com