Ultimate in nine easy rules
1 - The Field -- A
Beach Ultimate field is 75 m (83 yrds) long and 25 m (28
yrds) wide. The endzones on each end are 15 m. (17 yrds)
2 - Start of the game
-- A coin (or Frisbee) toss determines what team
will start on offence and what team starts on defence. Next,
both teams (5-a-side) line up on the front of their respective
endzone line. The defense throws the disc (Frisbee) to the
offense and the game begins.
3 - Movement of the
disc and the players -- The disc can be thrown from
one player to another in any direction. A player may not
run while in possession of the disc.
4 - Possesion -- The
person with the disc has 10 seconds to throw the disc to
a team mate. The defender guarding the thrower counts the
seconds out loud ("stall one, stall two, stall three...").
5 - Change of possession -- A turnover results whenever
one of the following items occur:
The disc touches the ground (also when knocked down by the
The disc is caught outside the field
The disc is intercepted by an opposing player
Upon a turnover the defense immediately takes possession
of the disc and becomes the offense.
6 - Scoring -- A
goal, worth 1 point, is scored when a player throws the
disc to a teammate and it is successfully caught within
the confines of the endzone of attack. Play is initiated
after each score.
7 - Initiate Play -- Each new point begins again
with both teams lining up on the front of their respective
endzone line with the team that just scored throwing the
disc to the other team.
8 - Non-contact -- Beach
Ultimate is a non-contact sport. A foul occurs when contact
9 - No Referees -- The
sport is self-officiated. All fouls are called by the player(s)
involved. When a foul results in loss of possession, the
play is stopped and resumed as if possession was not lost.
If the player committing the foul disagrees with the foul
call, the play is redone
7 Sep 2004:
Digital Memory of WCBU2004 online
29 Aug 2004:
World Champions 2004:
• USA (Men & Women)
• Germany (Coed)
• Austria (Masters)
26 Aug 2004:
First results and pictures available online
9 Aug 2004:
Rules booklet available online (PDF: 245MB)
18 July 2004:
Games schedule ready
1 July 2004:
Three more countries confirmed: Canada, Scotland, and Australia.
27 May 2004:
BULA Trophy revealed.
23 May 2004:
Party bus set to leave Finland 9 August and arrive in Figueira 23 August