Important Dates

Thursday 22nd November, 2018 / Team pre-registration
NF to nominate which divisions they wish to register a team

Before Friday 30th November, 2018 / Invoice for team fees sent
Team Fee will be firmed and an invoice sent via email to each NF.

Before Friday 14th December, 2018 / Team fee due
JPY ¥90,000 – Email confirmation of payment

Friday 1st March, 2019 / Invoice for players’ fees sent
Players Fee will be firmed and an invoice sent via email to each NF.

Friday 15th March, 2019 / Player & non-player fee due
Players fee ¥15,000 / Non Players fee ¥5,000. Email confirmation of payment

Sunday 31st March, 2019 / Players briefing book released
This will outline all team and player Registration requirements & event eligibility mandates.

End of April, 2019 / All registration information supplied by each team
This includes all participant names and rosters and all requirements as outlined in the PBB

End of April, 2019 / Rosters Locked
Changes after this date will be at the discretion of the TOC/WFDF and will require a doctors certificate for any injury swaps.

  • ¥90,000 / JPY

    Team Fee

  • ¥15,000 / JPY

    Player Fee

  • ¥5,000 / JPY

    Non-Player Fee

Accommodations & Foods / 宿泊&食事

The TOC has secured some accommodation options approximately 2-5 minute walk from the tournament venue. The options including room specification is as follows. Basically, except for one hotel, meal plans are not related to the hotel options. There are many restaurants and supermarkets near the beach and hotels, so that please make use of them in order to reduce the meal costs.

To make your hotel booking and get more information please discuss this with our accommodations team via email.

Musashi / むさし
From Beach : 100m / 白良浜より約100m

Shirahama-kan / 白浜館
From Beach : 100m / 白良浜より約100m

Sanrakuso / ホテル三楽荘
From Beach : 100m / 白良浜より約100m


Since only 2-3 minutes walk is necessary from tournament hotels to the beach, NO shuttle buses are planned for AOBUC2019.

Rules & Eligibility / 競技規則と出場資格

Spirit of the Game (SOTG)

As Beach Ultimate is a self-refereed sport, playing with Spirit of the Game, and adhering to the WFDF code of conduct, is essential.

Players have the responsibility to know the rules and it is expected that all players follow the WFDF rules accreditation requirements. This means that all players have passed the Basic Rules test on the WFDF website and at least 50% of players on each team have successfully passed the Advanced Rules quizMore info on rules accreditation.

Naturally, celebrating the unique existence of Spirit of the Game is important. As such an award is given to one team in each division that had the highest average Spirit score.

Spirit Captains

Each team will need to assign a Spirit of the Game Captain. The tasks of the Spirit Captain are only undertaken when they are off the field. The Spirit Captain is responsible to:

  • Get player agreement on a SOTG score given to the other teams at the end of each day
  • Hand in the SOTG scores to the WCBU Spirit Director at the end of the day
  • Liaise with the WCBU Spirit Director if any SOTG issues arises
  • Communicate with other Spirit Captains if needed

It is practical that all representatives speak English whenever possible and it is recommended that this person not the same person as the regular captain.

Rules of Play

The rules used at the WFDF 2019 Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships, in association with BULA, shall be the official WFDF Rules of Beach Ultimate that are in effect 3 months before the start of the event.  The WFDF Beach Ultimate Committee is working on updated rules for 2019 which are likely to be approved during the WFDF Board meeting 19-20 January. Proposed changes are 1) Brick Mark increase to 15m, 2) Mixed Master eligibility will be 33 for Men and 30 for Women, and 3) 1 timeout per half at 75 seconds. 2019 rules for 5-on-5-Beach Ultimate is used in AOBUC2019.

The new rules will include Gender Ratio Rule A (“prescribed ratio” rule) which states: At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio for the first point. For the second and third points the ratio must be the reverse of the first point. For the fourth and fifth points the ratio must be same as the first point. This pattern of alternating the ratio every two points repeats until the end of the game (half-time has no impact on the pattern).

Gender Rules of AOBUC 2019

AOBUC 2019 will run according to gender ratio rule A

A7.2. Ratio Rule A (“prescribed ratio” rule)
A7.2.1. At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio for the first point. For the second and third points the ratio must be the reverse of the first point. For the fourth and fifth points the ratio must be same as the first point. This pattern of alternating the ratio every two point

Age Eligibility

Since the WFDF has been working to align WFDF Grass, WFDF Beach and USAU age eligibility rules, AOBUC2019 roster eligibility will be as outlined in the WFDF Eligibility and Roster Guidelines, in Appendix D of WFDF Rules of Ultimate 2017 – Appendix:

D4.2. Men’s, Mixed, and Women’s Divisions – A player participating in these divisions must be fourteen (14) years old or older during the calendar year in which the tournament concludes. 

Roster size

A team must have a minimum of nine (9) players registered on its playing roster for the event. A team in the mixed (masters) division must have a minimum of five (5) male and five (5) female players on its roster. Maximum roster size is 20 players. There are no limits to coaches and support staff

Uniform Requirements

Teams competing at AOBUC2019 are permitted to use the official event logo on their uniforms. Official logo must be no larger than 4”/10cm wide and can be used only once on any piece of official playing uniform. (Light and dark competition jerseys and shorts only). The AOBUC2019 logo may not be used on non-uniform aspects intended for wear off the competition field. (Hats, long sleeves, warm-ups, etc.)” AOBUC2019 logo Download

Teams are reminded to refer to the WFDF Rules of Ultimate Appendix C – Uniform Requirements and to adhere to all matters outlined within when designing and ordering uniforms. 

WFDF’s Official Apparel Partner VC Ultimate are offering a 20% discount on VC team uniforms for all teams registered at a WFDF World and Continental events. Feel free to reach out to them for professional design services and priority production and to ask any questions you may have. 

All Teams are reminded that WFDF reserves the right to require a team to alter or replace text or graphics. If printing team names and logos on uniforms (especially club teams) and you are unsure if they meet the rules, please ask.



WFDF Spirit Captains’ Manual

Guidelines on how to be a good Spirit Captain

2019 rules for 5-on-5-Beach Ultimate

Championships Appendix for 5-on-5 Beach Ultimate

2019年発行WFDFビーチアルティメット公式ルール 日本語訳 ver.1.0 – 翻訳中

2019年発行WFDFビーチアルティメット公式ルール 付帯資料v1.0 – 翻訳中


You are responsible for obtaining the correct paperwork to visit JAPAN to compete at AOBUC 2019.

Please note that we cannot provide specific advice on the process, but we do strongly recommend that you get started as soon as possible.

The TOC can provide your team administrator with a letter confirming your team’s registration at the event. To do that we generally require confirmation of the following details for all the members of your group: full name (as shown on passport), passport number, date of birth and role on team (i.e. player, coach, manager, etc).

Please make sure you leave us some time to produce this document: do not assume that we can send it back the same day! Find out if you will need a hard copy with original signature – obviously that will take extra time so please plan ahead.

Please note: we cannot and will NOT provide a formal “invitation” to attend the event and non-ability to enter JAPAN is not grounds for a request of a refund for a team and/or player fees.

Please be aware that some nations do not require a visa, however must travel with certain paperwork to show officers at the Immigration Bureau of Japan – we recommend EVERY TEAM makes specific enquiries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan : VISA / Residing in Japan

Documents / 各種資料


What-is-Spirit-Handout (日本語版)

Bulletin #1 (Issued October 2018)

2019 AOBUC Players Briefing Book

AOBUC2019 Schedule – V2019 7.6 – PROVISIONAL