European Championships Beach Ultimate 2013 - Player Applications

The European Championships Beach Ultimate 2013 will be held at Calafell Beach (Tarragona, Spain) from the 27th to the 30th of June 2013.

 

If you are interested in representing GB at the tournament please see information from the team-captains below.

 

PLEASE NOTE SEVERAL DEADLINES TO APPLY ARE THIS WEEK

 

GB Open

We are creating a team to win Gold at the tournament. Players with the commitment and dedication to be part of this journey are welcome to complete the application form available at:
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http://www.ukultimate.com/national_teams/gb_beach_ultimate/gb_beach_2013_open>

A selection weekend will take place on 13/14 October. Saturday will be on grass in London, comprising fitness tests, technical drills and games. Triallists will then travel to Bournemouth (TBC) for the beach element of the trial on Sunday which will primarily be playing 5on5 Ultimate. A second trial will be used to finalise the training squad on 3/4 November in London.

Candidates should complete the application form and send, by 5pm Wednesday 26 September to
gbopenbeach@gmail.com with the subject “Player – {Your Name}”. Any questions can also be directed to the same address. Invitations to trials are expected to be sent by Tuesday 2 October.

PS Please forward to your team mailing lists. Thanks.

David Ford and Jaimie Cross
GB Open Beach Team Managers 2012/13

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Register your interest for GB WOMEN 

The aim for 2013 is to build a GB women's Beach team in a similar way to the strong WCBU team. Focusing on a positive competitive team feeling, maximising players' and team performance.

 

The team will be looking to encourage all enthusiastic female sand players to register for further information.

 

Applications will officially be announced in November with tryouts in February. 

Please register your interest so that we can juggle geographical locations. The first tryout will be run as a skills clinic. 

 

Please send the following to rjforth@gmail.com to register interest.

 

Name:

 Email:

Club:

Years of playing:

Sand experience:

 

Thanks,

Bex

GB Women Manager

 

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GB Mixed Masters

 

Hello to all Beach Ultimate lovers,

If you're interested in playing for the GB Mixed Masters team please email me, Lucy Byrne (ljwbyrne@yahoo.com) with the following details, by Sun 30th Sept

1. Your name
2. A brief statement about your beach playing experience/history/attributes
3. D.O.B. You need to be 33 or older to play (date of birth must be in 1980 or earlier)
4. If you are trying out for other GB Beach teams? (Open Masters, Womens, Mixed etc.)
5. Nationality (if not a UK passport holder - see WFDF eligibility rules for details and explain how you qualify)

Having won Gold and Spirit at the last world beach championships, I'm looking to run an equally spirited, committed and skilled team to compete at the highest level at Europeans next summer.

The first trial will be: Sun 4th Nov at Sandbanks (Poole). My hope would be to make this Trial completely open, however there is a limit to capacity and I'm looking for experienced players, so I will reserve the right to make an initial 'Paper selection' if required (Any unsuccessful applicants would be informed by Sun 7th Oct).

The 2nd trial would be provisionally Sun 3rd Feb (Open to cancellation if poor weather) then Sat 23rd or Sun 24th Feb at Sandbanks

Commitment will also be expected for a European beach tournament in March and for one (whole or half) weekend per month till the championships in June.

See you on the sand,
Lucy Byrne

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Open Masters

 

Hi Folks,

Slightly slower than Open, marginally less organised than mixed masters but
we are pleased to announce the start of the process to build the GB Open
Masters European Beach Ultimate Championships Team (GBOMEBUCT2013 for
short).

Our intention is to run a single open trials weekend, but this is somewhat
dependent on numbers of people interested.  Training sessions including at least one European tournament in 2013 will be required but we will announce more details once we get closer to the time.

At this stage we want to gauge interest for the squad so if you think you would like to make yourself available for the team then please send an email to Dave Grayson (
chevron03@gmail.com) by *the 28th September*.

Please make the subject of your email "*I remember the 80's and I'd like to play Frisbee on the beach*". Please provide information that includes:

Name:
Club team:
Relevant Beach Experience:
Nationality if not British in the eyes of WFDF:
Year of Birth (must be 1980 or before):
What theme tune you would like played in a 5sec snippet when you score a goal:

We will provide you with more information shortly.

Cheers,

Dave Grayson & Dave Bixler (with support from Si Hill)

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Grand Masters

 

We have set up a a yahoogroup for those interested in playing grand masters, http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/gbgrandmastersECBU2013

 

PLease contact me directly on si_b2001@btinternet.com if interested in finding out more about open practices and selection.

 

Dates for practices are not finalised, although one in October and one in the new year on grass are likely.

 

Si Barlow and Steve “Kenny” Kennedy

GB Grand Masters Managers