The World Flying Disc Federation today announced that the BULA & WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) will be held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013. All European nations are invited to send national teams to participate in the Open, Women, Mixed, Masters, Women Masters, Mixed Masters, and Grand Masters divisions.
A core group of volunteers from the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) as well as the Barcelona based club Peixets are working together to ensure the success of the event next year. “I am super excited about this event” said Patrick van der Valk, President of BULA. “The local organizing committee has a lot of experience running great events for players, and for those who cannot attend the event in person we are going to have an awesome online live experience at live.ecbu2013.org.” Head of the Local Organizing Committee, Juan Carlos “Mom” Membrilla, commented: "Peixets relish the opportunity to serve as the local organizing committee and we believe that Calafells is a perfect location for ECBU2013.” “This is the first time in WFDF history that there are more Master divisions than regular divisions”, said Pedro Vargas, President of BULA Europe, who directly oversees management of the event. “It shows that Beach Ultimate is appealing to a large group of athletes irrespective of age.”
Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President, stated: “Beach Ultimate has grown tremendously in the last five years. WFDF is thrilled to support this incredibly attractive event and expects a huge turn-out among European countries sending teams in all seven divisions.”
Beach Ultimate fans and players are invited to stay informed by going to the official website at www.ECBU2013.org. Updates can be seen on the website news page , by following the official Twitter feed , liking the Facebook Fans page , or joining the Facebook Players group. WFDF and BULA encourage the use of the #ECBU2013 tag for all related pictures, videos, blog posts, tweets.