|Location:||Cryode Beach, Devon|
|Date:||June 19, 2011|
|Level of play:||All levels|
|Contact:||Send a message to Scraggy|
|Contact phone:||07809 631915|
West Coast Four is a one day 4 on 4 beach Ultimate tournament. This unique form of Ultimate has all the fun of a normal tournament condensed into one day, but it gets better! All the players get a free pass to the Ocean Fest music festival running alongside the beach sports event. That’s right, this is the best chance to play beach Ultimate with crowd on the side line.
Goldcoast Oceanfest is one of the best music, surf & beach sport festivals in England, on Cryode Beach in North Devon. As part of the team entry your team get tickets to the music venues and the Trade Village. Although the Beach Ultimate is only on Sunday you can also purchase Early Bird Tickets for the whole music event from the Goldcoast Oceanfest website www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk. This event is not to be missed and if you love Beach Ultimate, Music & Partying, you won’t be disappointed.
1. The Tournament will be played to the BULA 4 on 4 rules.
2. Each team can have a maximum of 8 players. 3. There will be a maximum of 8 teams.
4. Register here on ffindr for early information about entry (this a pre-registration and does not guarantee entry). 5. Entry will be based on first come first served through the entry form. 6. Team entry fee is £60 and paid to The Academy of Beach Sports.
7. The Tournament Directors decision is final.
For more information on accommodation options, this year’s head liners and everything to do with West Coast Fours please see the Festival website www.goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk
Congratulations go to Gertlush for winning the first West Coast Fours on Croyde Beach. The tournament was held as part of the Gold Coast Oceanfest music festival and hosted on behalf of the Academy of Beach Sports by Lion Forty Four.
Eight teams came out to enjoy to the sand in Cloyde and the sun even came to join the party. No cross-overs made for a tough schedule that had teams bringing their A-Game from the start. Cupbowl! went through to the Semi-finals as top seed after dominating their pool however, Organic found class after finishing second in their pool to squeeze through to the final with a 5-4 win. Meanwhile Gertlush lined up against Lemon Brizzle Cake in a Bristol Darby to play for the second spot in the final. Gertlush eased through with a 7-4 win to secure a place against Organic.
The placing games had Disc-o Vs Badfish in the people's final. The family connections in Badfish pulled together after an epic 10 minute point to see the teams 2-2 with only 1 minute to go. 1 quick point set the teams up for an exciting finish where Disc-o could have forced a Sudden Death point but some superb defence from Badfish secured 7th place. Sandy Coloured Lions met the other half of Disc-o-Biscuits, appropriately named Biscuits in a rematch from the pool stage that had gone to Biscuits. Coming out strong Lions scored the first & second points and with a little luck lined up a strong lead at 3-0. Biscuits came back with grit and determination to put three on the board but Lions hung in there for a 5-3 win.
The 3rd/4th Play Off was one of the best games of the day with a wealth of experience from GB Beach Masters rich teams. The game traded until time when it was 3 points a piece. Only the second Sudden Death point of the day to separate the them and both teams put on the show for the sidelines. But when all the disk were thrown 3rd place went to Lemon Brizzle Cake.
The final had a show down from two underdogs who had both regrouped after finishing second in their pools. Organic brought an energetic Ultimate that had over thrown many before, but Gertlush brought out the big guns. The thrower lead offence, placing the disc near perfectly out in front of their players to go and get, showed the young pretenders that you 'take what you get given'. Gertlush pulled out a cushioned lead that Organic's never say die attitude couldn't come back from. In the end the honers went to Gertlush.
Lookout for next year when it will be bigger and better.