GB Beach 2017

Here you will find all the information you need regarding the GB Beach teams competing in 2017. 

GB Claim Silver at World Championships of Beach Ultimate

In June, 119 teams from 32 countries took to the sand in Royan for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate. 

The USA took Gold in all the divisions, except the Women's division where Russia staged an incredible comeback to win the final on universe point. 

GB were represented in all 7 divisions and came away with 2 Silver medals and 1 Bronze, which matched the number of medals won at WCBU 2015.

GB Open got off to shakey start but finished the tournament very strongly making it to the final with wins over Canada in the quarters and Philipinnes in the semis. USA took a very entertaining final but GB can be very proud claiming their second Silver medal in a row.

GB Women got through to the semi finals where they came up against the eventual champions Russia. They convincingly beat Canada to win the Bronze medal.

GB Grand Masters won a very credible Silver medal beating Finland in the semi final but USA were too strong in the final.

GB Mixed lost to Germany in the quarter final but finished 7th with a convincing win over Portugal.

GB Masters Men finished 8th after a couple of loses on universe point.

GB Masters Women finished 4th after making it through to the semi finals where they met a strong Canada side and then Australia in the 3v4 game.

GB Masters Mixed finished 5th with good wins over Finland and Spain.

 

Men's 

Gold       USA 

Silver     GB

Bronze   France

Women's 

Gold     Russia

Silver   USA 

Bronze GB

Mixed 

Gold     USA

Silver   Canada

Bronze Germany

7th       GB

Masters Men

Gold     USA

Silver   France

Bronze Canada

8th       GB    

Masters Women

Gold     USA

Silver   Canada

Bronze Australia

4th       GB

Masters Mixed

Gold     USA

Silver   Canada

Bronze France

5th      GB

Grand Masters

Gold     USA

Silver   GB

Bronze Canada

GB Beach Men 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Men’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

After claiming Silver at the last WCBU in Dubai, GB will be looking to go one better in Royan.  In their pool, GB Men will face dangerous beach specialists the Philippines, along with Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the hosts France amongst others.  GB’s opening game against Ireland will be live streamed here on Sunday 18th.

 


 

GB Men's Beach Player Application

If you're interested in playing for the Men's team at the WUBC 2017, France, please submit your application by 4th September.

Thanks, Ashley and Justin.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKsVdgdIKRsVca07V7tG646aBOT0CwIZXlKTpzRaR-_c1MjQ/viewform

GB Beach Women 2017

Congratulations to the following players who will be representing GB in the Women division.
They have been preparing since early this year which has involved a training camp in Bournemouth and a couple of warm up tournaments. They competed in the mixed division at Bibione in Italy finishing 11th out of 32 teams, then went on to win at Confederations Beach Cup in Barcelona beating Germany in the final.
They are going for gold in Royan - hoping to improve on the bronze medals that GB Women achieved at the last two WCBU tournaments. Please support and follow them - they can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GBWBeach2017/) and instagram (gbwbeach2017). 

 


Bex Forth (c) #23 Fran Scarampi (c) #32 Ania Godbold (c) #88 Megan Hurst #3 Ellie Hand #5
Jackie Verralls #9 Katey Forth  #11 Avril Hunter #18 Amelia Kenneth #21 Lasma Putrina #26
Niamph Delaney
Issy Burke #27 Karen Kwok #28 Lucy Barnes #57 Niamh Delaney #77 Vanessa Lowe #89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GB Women Beach Player Application

We are excited to hear from all Ladies energised by sand and the highest competition, ready to go for Gold in 2017. 

Do you want to play in a Worlds where you are in it to win it?

The last two cycles GBW have won the bronze medal and have been a whisker away from the finals. We want to continue the successful method of investing in every player in the team. Providing high quality (professional level) preparation to excited and positive players.

Official tryouts will occur in October most likely in Bournemouth. Details TBD. 
Please fill out the application to register your interest. 
Deadline for entries is 31st August.

http://tinyurl.com/beach2017

GB Beach Mixed 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Mixed’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017.  GB Mixed are seeded 4th in their Pool and will start their campaign in a tough match against Russia. They will also be looking out for Portugal and Australia as they try to make it into the top 32 crossover, then from there the Pre-Quarters and beyond. 

 

James Freeman (c) #13 Karina Cooper (c) #84 Alex Cragg (c) #86 Adam Lothian #4 David Tyler #6
Rebecca Palmer  #12 Sarah Jeffrey #17 Christina Hunter  #19 Joe Thompson #21 Mark Bignal #23
Ally Lead #25 Abigail Cohman #63 Natasha Doff #81 Hannah Brew #85 Tom Manning #88


GB Mixed Player Application

GB Mixed would like to invite applications for the GB Mixed team at 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, which will be held in Royan, France 18-24th June 2017.

Open trials are to be held in October. If you would like to apply, please fill out the this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSec-4bgwi2UpuFZZvA4JhAqSACGMf7l3Kxnn272WM7naw6Upg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Please be aware that the focus of the team will be around playing simple, high-quality mixed ultimate and selections will focus on players who can demonstrate this mentality and ability.
The squad is managed by me, but additional coach and management roles are being determined and will be communicated as the squad takes shape.
If you have any questions beyond the application form above, including a desire to contribute in a non-playing capacity, please contact me at gbxbeach17@gmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
James Freeman

GB Beach Masters Men 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Masters Men’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

GB Masters Men are seeded second in their pool and will have their crucial game against Canada will be live streamed here. They'll look to improve on the 4th place they took in Dubai and bring home a medal. 


David Povey (c) #21 James Cooper #4 Paul Waite #7 Joe Bampton #8 Will Cornelius #9
Joe Bolton #10 Sam Luxa #12 David Stobbs #23 Alan Harding #28 Hermann Kaser #31
Felix Shardlow #37 Chris White #43 Christian Zamore #75 Dan Berry #78 Ewen Buckling #91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GB Masters Mens Beach Player Applications

Opening applications to tryout for GB Master Men for World Beach Championships 2017 in Royan, France.
 
We would like to invite applications from players that would like to try out for the GB Masters Men team competing at WCBU2017. The tournament is going to be held in Royan, France from 18th to 24th June 2017. After a 4th place finish in Dubai at WCBU2015 and two bronze medals at EUC2015 and WUGC2016 we are looking to build a team capable of medalling again.
To be eligible for the masters men division players must be 33 or older in the year of the tournament (born 1984 or earlier). More info about the tournament is up on the website (www.wcbu2017.org)
 
The team will be headed by David Povey and supported by Paul ‘Voodoo’ Waite and Ewen Buckling. As stated above we are looking to build a team capable of medalling and would encourage applications from anyone who will be 33 or over next year. The last two years have seen some great success for the Masters programme and while we are looking to harness that we are also looking to bring in new players. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone just turning 33 and ready to dip their toe into the Masters division.
 
We will be entering a team into UK Beach Nationals (Sept 17/18 in Bournemouth) and using this as part of the trial process. We appreciate it’s towards the end of a long season and attendance at this is not compulsory but it is encouraged; especially if you are new to the masters scene. If you’re interested in WCBU next year but can’t make UK Beach Nationals then still reply and get yourself on the list.
An initial selection will be done from email applications and those that play at UK Beach Nationals with further training dates announced in due course.
 
To register your interest please send an email to davepovey21 at gmail.com with some comments to the following:
 
Name:
Date of birth:
Summary of playing experience and teams represented:
Why you feel we should consider you for the squad:
Can you make UK Beach Nationals in Bournemouth on 17/18 September?
 
The deadline for initial responses is 2nd September. Further details of the next steps will be sent to all that apply.

GB Beach Masters Women 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Master Women’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017.  

 At the last WCBU they took Bronze and will start their campaign against Sweden in their opening game.

 

Alize Clough (c)  #8 Steph Baylsis (c) #3 Phil Sturt #4 Claerwen Snell #9 Laura Santos Ruiz #11
Rachel Kelly  #14 Romanie Hannah #14 Katja Ulbrich #22 Nicole Cozens #31 Mara Alperin #33
Becci Haigh #41 Susanna Bidgood #74 Laura Wilson #85 Christine Moore #96 Emilia Cruz #99



 

 

GB Masters Women Beach Player Application

We invite you to apply for the GB Women Master's team at WCBU2017 in Royan, France to build on our previous success of a bronze medal in 2015. Please fill in the application form below. Come join us!
Kate, Steph & Alizé (Bob)

GB Beach Masters Mixed 2017

UKU is proud to announce the Masters Mixed’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

The GB Masters Mixed team took 5th place in Dubai and will be hoping to make a semi final this time in Royan. They will play the host nation, France in their opening match of the tournament. 

 

 

 

Lucy Byrne (c) #5
Graham Bailey (c) #6
Luke Tobiasiewicz (c) #13
Xenia Shevnina #1
Steve Balls #2
Mike Northcott #8
Ange Wilkinson #9
Stu Greer #10
Mark Garbers #11
Trish Enemy #17
Kate Markey #25
Nancy Rawlings #29
John Lambourne #46
Jon Aaron #80
Magda Glanc #96


GB Masters Mixed Beach Player Application

We would like to invite applications for the Mixed Masters team at 2017
World Championships of Beach Ultimate, which will be held in Royan,
France 18-24th
June 2017.

To be eligible for masters you must have been born in 1984 or earlier.

We will be holding open trials throughout September and October. If you
would like to apply please fill out the this form, which also gives more
details about trials. https://goo.gl/forms/rtatimL26JxlPGLC3
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See you on the beach!

Lucy, Luke and Graham
GBMM management team

GB Beach Grand Masters 2017

GB Ultimate logoUKU is proud to announce the Grand Master’s Division roster for the World Championships of Beach Ultimate being held in Royan, France from 18-24th June 2017. 

GB will be looking to improve on the 8th position they took in Dubai at the last WCBU. They will start their campaign against Canada in the 10 team round robin format.  

 

Si Weeks (c) #4 Dave Grayson #3 Si Hill #5 Ben Mitchell #6 Dave Barnard #7
Harry Golby
Paul Atkins #8 Rik Shipley #9 Wayne Davey  #10 Harry Golby #12 Jack Goolden #14
Ben Rolfe #16 Dave Bixler #22 Lars Patel #27 Stu Mitchell #34 Rob McGowen #84

 

 

 

 

GB Grandmasters Beach Player Application

 

As hopefully you are all now aware, the World Championships of Beach
Ultimate are taking place in Royan, France on 18-24 June 2017. We are
looking to put together a very competitive team that is committed to
medaling in the Grand Masters division. To be eligible you must have been
born in 1977 or earlier.

Squad management will initially be headed up by Si Weeks, Harry Golby and
Steve "Kenny" Kennedy with the captains/coaches chosen once the squad has
been selected.

For more information and to register your interest then please follow the
link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoZwdbVqd6iOmfxceTiCYEwadrFXEWFXpOGltPkEke_sU8nw/viewform

See you on the beach,

World Championship of Beach Ultimate 2017

The World Championships of Beach Ultimate will be held on the beaches of Royan in France on 18th - 24th June 2017. 

 

GB will be sending teams in the Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men, Masters Women, Masters Mixed and Grand Masters divisions.

 

Last time in Dubai GB won 3 medals and 1 co-spirit prize. They'll be looking to do even better this time in Royan. 

 

For more information and to follow all the action go to the WCBU website. The following GB matches will be streamed live here

Sunday

GB Men v Ireland 4pm BST

GB Masters Men v Canada 8pm BST

Monday

GB Grand Masters v UAE 9:10am BST

GB Mixed v Ukraine 1:50pm BST

Tuesday

GB Women v Russia 1:50pm BST

Wednesday

GB Masters Women v Denmark 10:20am BST

GB Masters Mixed v Switzerland 10:20am BST

GB Men v Sweden 4:10pm BST

GB Masters Women v Canada 5:20pm BST