Any questions that we receive at that might also affect other teams will be answered here.

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. Teams may only have a maximum of of sixteen (16) team members – comprising of up to fifteen (15) rostered players plus one (1) support staff/coaches/other.
After the start of each point, prior to the pull, the offensive team chooses to play with either two (2) male players and three (3) female players or two (2) female players and three (3) male players.  The pulling team must match this selection.
Registration is closed.Your national federation should have received an official invitation to participate at the #WCBU2017. Contact us at if there are any doubts.
First contact your national federation through the WFDF members page: If that fails, contact your local Beach Ultimate representative through the BULA page:
The fees are €1,000/team, €200/player, and €60/guest.
On January 15 each Team Administrator has to indicate how many players they should be invoiced for. The deadline to pay the player fees is 15 February 2017. If the player fees are not received by midnight UTC Wednesday 15 February 2017, teams can expect to be ejected from the event.

Your rosters are locked on April 15.

Between the player fee deadline (15 February) and the roster lock date there are two types of change and we will treat them differently:

  1. Serious injury or equivalent change in personal circumstances (such as family bereavement, but not including failure to obtain visa).  We will accept all such requests with full player-fee refund between the Player Fee deadline and the “roster-lock date”.
  1. Federation/team/individual organisation failure.  We have a limited capacity for accepting such changes.  We will consider reasonable requests until “Roster-lock date” provided the total number of participants remains within acceptable levels.  Consequently, we reserve the right to deny requests to change the number of participants per team.

There are no player-fee refunds after the “roster-lock date” and we encourage participants to ensure they have appropriate travel insurance that might help them in this situation.

However, player replacements will be permitted between roster-lock date and the 1st June. Player replacements after 1st June will be done if possible, but may incur additional costs.  You will be notified of the costs before we implement the requested change.

No, medical insurance is not included, therefore please do make sure that all players have appropriate travel insurance for competing at a sports event in France. However, emergency treatment is provided for free.

Both are mandatory for PLAYERS ONLY. However non players e.g. Coaches are welcomed and encouraged to do either or both if they want to. Full instructions on event elegibility will be mailed to each Team Administrator with the Players Briefing Book no less than 3 months prior to WCBU.

All the players, coaches and support staff are required to download, print and sign the forms and bring them to Royan to be submitted at the tournament registration. It is very important to bring a printed copy with an original signature with you. More details on what paperwork you’ll need to bring will be on the website soon. Your Team Administrators will be informed of all of these requirements at the appropriate time.

If you are wanting to print the WCBU 2017 logo on your team’s uniform please send us an email and we will forward the logo to you. Please be aware that the logo can only be used on official player uniforms (shirts and/or shorts). It may not be printed on replica gear, fan shirts, or any other apparel to be sold to players or supporters (unless the supplier is the official WFDF Merchandizer (to be determined November 2016).

For all accommodation options we work on a modified ‘first come, first served’ basis that took into account that people were applying from different timezones. The application process will open soon and can be found on our Accommodation page.

As soon as teams are entered, we individually construct an invoice and send it out as soon as it is ready. This invoice covers all the teams entered by the individual (across all divisions). In some cases, if you believe you have not received your invoice, it may have been delivered to your ‘Spam’ folder. We try our best to send you all the information as soon as we possible, but if you are still experiencing trouble with receiving your invoice after some time, be sure to send us an email  and we will be more than happy to help you out.

Yes. On your team they should be registered with the ‘Coach’ Role. Having them registered on your team as a ‘Coach’ will permit them inside technical areas during the event. They should also be registered as a ‘Player’ role on the other team. The same individual will NOT be charged twice to attend the event.

No, you will need to send or bring with you original signed documents.

No. This is a change of procedure from recent WFDF events. Copies of Player and Non-Player ID’s are no longer required.

The Player Briefing Book (PBB) is issued in advance of the Event to each Team Admin for distribution to their team Players and Non-Players. In summary it is a checklist of things that require attention or completion prior to and at Event Registration in order for the Team, Players and Non-Players to obtain Accreditation and take part in the Event.

No, Beach Ultimate is played without Game Advisors or Observers.

The game schedule will likely to be released 4 weeks before the start of the event.