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Game review: Sweden Mixed vs Netherlands Mixed

As Mixed Pool C begins to heat up, two teams in the hunt for a comfortable place in the top eight come bracket play, Sweden and The Netherlands, faced off. Before the game, NED had [...]

20 June 2017|

Game review: France Grandmasters vs Great Britain Grandmasters

Background France, as the host nation, really want to perform in front of the crowds. Fastforward to mid-day Tuesday, and only their Mixed Masters and Grandmaster Men’s teams are unbeaten.  This French Grandmasters team is [...]

20 June 2017|

UAE Women showing how far they’ve come

The UEA Women’s first international appearance was on home turf at the Dubai WCBU two years ago. Even though they finished in bottom place last time round, this year they found themselves beginning the tournament [...]

20 June 2017|

Biba Guåhån! Guam are in Royan to show they belong

Guam is a new team on the international scene, which isn’t exactly surprising. Guam is a tiny island out in the Pacific Ocean with a population of 170,000. The fact they have an Ultimate scene [...]

20 June 2017|

Game review: Korea Mixed vs UAE Mixed

The United Arab Emirates, who hosted WCBU 2015, faced off against newcomers to the beach the Republic of Korea in an affair that featured many expats and showed an array of global talent. Both teams [...]

20 June 2017|

Venezuelans come together to represent home

Community players and expats are anything but uncommon when it comes to World Championships. Across the board national sides are littered with players who qualify through residency or playing history, but Venezuela have a special [...]

19 June 2017|

Game review: Netherlands Mixed vs Mexico Mixed

Background Mexico have never played WCBU before. Now, here in Royan, we get to see them for the first time. After years of building a reputation for themselves on the international scene at U23s and [...]

19 June 2017|

Game report: Denmark Women vs Austria Women

Background It’s good to see that both Austria and Denmark have managed to field Women’s teams here in France. Despite both countries having strong Ultimate scenes on grass, neither have managed to field teams at [...]

19 June 2017|

Latvian Women looking for upsets

Latvia’s Women have made an encouraging start to their WCBU2017 campaign. They defeated perennial power Germany 10-8, but then fell to Great Britain 9-6. Still, that game contained plenty of positives for the Baltic team [...]

19 June 2017|

Hungarian Mixed Masters reuniting in Royan

The Hungary Ultimate Frisbee Association (HUFA) is one of the newest to receive full IOC recognition, having been formally recognised by its country’s Olympic committee in only 2015.  At the time, HUFA president Péter Kramer [...]

19 June 2017|
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