Beach Ultimate

Beach Ultimate is a team sport played in three formats: Open (men), Women, and Mixed (co-ed). Each team has 5 players on the field and the objective is to score points by catching the flying disc (Frisbee™) in the end zone of the opponent (similar to American Football). The team that first scores 13 points, or the team that has scored most points after 45 minutes, wins.

1. The Field — The field consists of a 45 m x 25 m (49 x 27 yd) rectangle called the playing field proper, with a 15 m by 25 m (16 x 27 yd) rectangle called an endzone aligned along each of the 25 m (27 yd) sides

2. Start of the game — The winner of the coin (or disc) toss determines whether it will start on offense or decides what endzone to defend first. Next, both teams (5 players on each team) line up on the front of their respective endzone line. The defense throws the disc 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 with the disc in hand. The person with the disc in hand has 10 seconds to throw the disc to a teammate. The defender guarding the thrower counts the seconds out loud (“stall one, stall two, stall three…”).

4. Change of possession — A turnover (i.e. defense takes possession of the disc and becomes offense) results whenever one of the following items occur:

  1. the disc touches the ground (also when first touched by the defense)
  2. the disc is caught outside the field (line is out)
  3. the disc is intercepted by an opposing player

5. Scoring — A goal, worth 1 point, is scored when a player throws the disc to a teammate and it is successfully caught in the endzone of the other team. Play is initiated after each score. Games are played until a team reaches an agreed number of points (usually 13 points) or a time limit (usually 45 minutes)

6. 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.

7. Player substitutions — A player can only be substituted after a score was made and the teams are lining up, or if a player is injured. No other substitutions can take place while the point is in progress.

8. Non-contact — Beach Ultimate is a non-contact sport and when a player initiates contact on another player a foul is committed.

9. Self-Refereeing — 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.

10. Spirit of the Game
Beach Ultimate is about sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, or the basic joy of play.

2015 BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai

WCBU2017 – World Championships of Beach Ultimate

WCBU 2017 – France vs Philippines – Bronze medal game Open – Ultimate frisbee

World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) / 世界フライングディスク連盟

About WFDF: The World Flying Disc Federation is the international sports federation responsible for world governance of Flying Disc (frisbee) sports, including Ultimate, Beach Ultimate, Disc Golf, Freestyle, Guts, and Individual Events. WFDF is a federation of member associations which represent flying disc sports and their athletes in more than 84 countries. WFDF is an international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), a member of ARISF, GAISF and the International World Games Association, and a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Colorado, USA.