General Rules

Rules of play

The rules used at the World Beach Ultimate Club Championships shall be the official WFDF 2021-2024 Beach Ultimate rules with the appropriate Championship Appendix.

This includes the WFDF uniform rules, and the Ratio Rule A (“prescribed ratio” rule), brick at 15m, and foot under the line is in.

Team and Player Eligibility Overview
  1. To play at the WBUCC, your team should be a national Beach Ultimate champion, or possibly finished in the top 3 in 2023 or 2024.
  2. The the maximum number of players per team is twenty (20) and the minimum team size is ten (10) players.
  3. Teams can include up to three (3) non-club/team players to complete their finals rosters (i.e. players that do not usually compete with a given team taking part at the WBUCC and who are not necessarily members of the NF).
  4. Team rosters must be approved by your National Federation (NF) to make sure it is in accordance with player eligibility rules and the definition of a club team according to your Federation.

Full bid allocation and roster eligibility can be found here.

Spirit Captains

The WBUCC will continue to be fully self-refereed. There will be no Game Advisors. This puts an even higher emphasis on Spirit of the Game. As such, each team will need to assign a Spirit Captain. It is practical that all representatives speak English whenever possible and it is recommended that this person not the same person as the regular captain.

Spirit Captains have the responsibility to ensure that all players follow the WFDF rules accreditation requirements. This means that all players have passed the Basic Rules test on the WFDF website and at least 50% of players on each team have successfully passed the Advanced Rules quiz. More info on rules accreditation.

Naturally, celebrating the unique existence of Spirit of the Game is important. As such an award is given to one team in each division that had the highest average Spirit score. Scores are given by the other teams using the WFDF & BULA SOTG Scoring System.