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GH Beach Tales The afterBeach… 10:04 - Apr 13

Top L: GH crew in front of Dubai by night, Top R: GH crew at work? Bottom R: GH crew at play, Bottom L: Morli has a chat with Mario O'Brien (RiseUp/USA Open).Ravi and DP question each other on how WCBU went a month after the event. RV: How does Post Tournament Depression (PTD) differ between covering a tournament and playing a tournament? Well instead of aching and wanting a bit of a break from training and playing I find I want to get out again straight [Read More…]

Sarah Paddle Swim WCBU : review of Open division with Ireland’s Aidan Kelly 18:03 - Mar 29

By @SimonCocking Well done on representing Ireland at WCBU. Thanks Si! Much appreciated. The support back home was really immense and made us all feel even more proud to be representing our country. Open, were there many trials for it? It was a little complicated, if I remember correctly. Boyler had a great policy where he [Read More…]

Sarah Paddle Swim WCBU : review of the Mixed division with Ireland’s Rory Kavanagh 23:03 - Mar 28

By @SimonCocking Well done, great week what were your highlights? Thanks Simon, we’re pretty happy with how the week went in general. My highlights were third day of competition, we knew we had 3 potential knock out games against three strong teams to finish the group and we smashed it. The Portugal game is also probably [Read More…]

Sarah Paddle Swim March : Latest Ultimate Interviews including WCBU teams 19:03 - Mar 21

By @SimonCocking It’s been a busy month since the last round up post.WCBU produced some great matches, many of which can still be viewed via Skyd and their youtube chanel Surprisingly perhaps many of the articles on the newer ultimate nations, Philippines, Uganda, and India were viewed as much as the pieces on Team USA, as well as [Read More…]

Topsport Ultimate in Nederland Just Like That.. It is Finished.. 22:03 - Mar 13

Last we left you I was sitting here at 1am half asleep trying to explain what had happened game by game with a few details in between such as the occasional camel crossing the field (yes that happens) or the occasional plane flying over head dropping skydivers.  One thing I had never imagined as your [Read More…]

GH Beach Tales Games to watch – Friday #BeachTales 18:03 - Mar 12

WCBU_2015_wcb_39633-(ZF-10727-51063-1-004)Well clearly the games to watch are the finals. So let’s have a quick look into them and maybe some predictions Grand Masters: USA vs Sweden – in their previous meeting USA won 13 – 4. The real question is, what will Sweden change? Open Masters: USA vs Canada – Team USA have rolled through [Read More…]

GH Beach Tales Papa and Mama Goose plus John Titcomb #FamilyDay #BeachTales 17:03 - Mar 12

DSC_0039Everyone 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 [Read More…]

GH Beach Tales Ultimate family in UAE #FamilyDay #BeachTales 17:03 - Mar 12

2015-03-09_ROEDER_UAEw-GBRw_CARD2_0097-(ZF-5464-92710-1-004)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 [Read More…]

GH Beach Tales Tensions rise in an open semi but spirit prevails #BeachTales 17:03 - Mar 12

2015-03-12_SRP_USAo-PHIo_CARD1_0052-(ZF-10727-51063-1-003)As you may have seen on the livestream or VOD, the Philippines were defeated by USA in the open division semi-final on universe point in incredibly windy conditions. The game was back and eventually reached 7-7 with a game to 8. After a few turnovers each way, the Americans had the disc on their defending [Read More…]

Topsport Ultimate in Nederland Quick thursday update – one more day 10:03 - Mar 12

So, with the Swiss out of the way. The NL only has to pass the Czech Republic for 9th place. Considering Canada made finals (6-5) in an awful upwind-downwind game against the US. And Germany won (6-3) over portugal in semis. The Phillipines and Sweden are going for 5th (beating Russia 13-5 and Ireland 7-6, [Read More…]

GH Beach Tales Bracket Play – It’s Business Time #BeachTales 22:03 - Mar 11

2015-03-11_SRP_CANw-GBRw_CARD1_0042-(ZF-5464-92710-1-001)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. Mixed The USA has gone through [Read More…]

GH Beach Tales From Chennai to Dubai #BeachTales 22:03 - Mar 11

WCBU_2015_wcb_38613-(ZF-5464-92710-1-003)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 [Read More…]