2021 Beach World Championships Scheduled for November in Los Angeles

Beach ultimate on the Pacific coast.

Trent Dillon gets the layout block at Lei Out. Photo: Sam Hotaling -- UltiPhotos.com
Trent Dillon gets the layout block at Lei Out. Photo: Sam Hotaling — UltiPhotos.com

The 2021 World Beach Ultimate Championships are set to be held in November in Los Angeles, California, Ultiworld has learned.

The World Flying Disc Federation announced late last week that the WBUC was still on schedule for late 2021 in the USA; sources confirmed to Ultiworld that the event is being held in southern California.

Los Angeles is one of the hotbeds of beach ultimate in the United States and hosts two beach tournaments every January, Lei Out and LA Throwback, that draw thousands of participants from across the country.

It could be a very busy year for international ultimate: currently, both the Under-24 World Championships (Limerick, Ireland) and World Ultimate and Guts Championships (Leeuwarden, Netherlands) are scheduled for July. The World Overall Flying Disc Championships are also in planning for late summer in the US. All of the events are still in question, though, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are hopeful that there will be significant progress made in the development of one or more safe and effective vaccines in the next two months, with a broad distribution program in place by early in the second quarter of 2021, which should make it feasible to resume competitive international competition by July,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch in a statement. “We will continue to hold extensive meetings with key stakeholders, city hosts, and [local organizing committees], and will discuss all options with the WFDF Sport Committees and Events Team in consultation with the WFDF Chief Medical Officer, in making decisions about proceeding with our events at each stage of the way. Our next decision milestone will be late December and we will communicate further at that time.”

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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