News & Updates

  • OC Beach Classic 2018- Registration now OPEN

    ANNOUNCING THE OC BEACH CLASSIC 2018

    October 13-14, 2018

    Ocean City, Maryland

    We are pumped to be back for year 5! The OC Beach Classic is a 2-day, 5-on-5 mixed beach ultimate frisbee tournament featuring 24 teams from the Mid-Atlantic, North East, and beyond. Teams are guaranteed 4 games on Saturday during pool play and at least 2 on Sunday in bracket play. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams, bracket winners, and the winning spirit team!

    Send your bids to ocbeachultimate@gmail.com with the following information:

    Team name:

    Hometown:

    Captains name and contact info:

    Team experience level: (high school, recreation, college, club)

    Have you played the OC Beach Classic before?

    When you submit your bid you will receive a confirmation email for your spot and payment instructions. The tournament fee is $350 per team until July 4th, and is $400 per team after July 4th.  Your team fee covers 15 players, and any additional players may be added for $30 per player.

    We are accepting the first 24 teams! After 24, teams will be put on a waiting list.  Spots will fill up fast, get your bids in ASAP!

    Accommodations: We are happy to be partnering with a new hotel, the Hotel Monte Carlo. They are located on the boardwalk at 3rd St and are a short walk from the fields! Oceanfront rooms are available with balconies and each room comes with a parking space. You can reach them by calling 410-289-7101, and tell them you’re with the OC Beach Classic for a discounted room rate.

    Tournament Party and Deals: We will have a Friday night check-in party for captains and players with food and drink specials and a Saturday night tournament party! Additionally, players will have food discounts at select businesses right on the boardwalk infront of the fields.

    Past Champions

    2014: Boracay Dragons. Boracay, Phillipines.

    2015: Bandits. NJ.

    2016: Humiliswag. OC and beyond

    2017: Humiliswag. OC and beyond

    Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page for tournament updates and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ocbeachulti

    We will be announcing teams and sponsors over the summer!

    OC Beach Classic 2017 Photos by Robert Banach

    See you on the beach!!!! PLAY ULTIMATE

  • Official Announcement: OC Beach Classic 2015

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    Where and When:
    The OC Beach Classic will be held on August 15-16, 2015 in Downtown Ocean City, Maryland hosted by Ocean City Beach Ultimate.  This is a second year tournament with a beautiful and convenient location, great parties, and teams of all skill/competitive levels.  We are an official BULA sanctioned tournament!
    Format:
    24 mixed gender teams in a 2 day tournament: pool play Saturday followed by bracket play Sunday.  We have gotten a lot of inquiries already, these spots will fill up fast!
    The format is BULA 5 on 5, with a 3:2 gender ratio.  Games are played to a score of 13 and rounds are capped at 50 minutes.  Your team is guaranteed 4 pool play games on Saturday and at least 2 games Sunday.  The 5 on 5 playing field is 75m x 25m.
    Tourney Fee/What you get:
    The tournament fee is $350/team with no roster size limit!  You will get 2 days of beach ultimate, guaranteed 4 games Saturday and at least 2 on Sunday.  Water and tournament food will be provided!  Your wristband will get you drink specials all weekend starting Friday night at the check in party.  Saturday’s party is in the works!
    Lodging:
    Our official tournament hotel is The Atlantic Hotel (15 Baltimore Ave, OCMD). They will provide a discounted rate for ultimate players and the rooms are very nice and accommodating, just call 410-289-9111.  Book your rooms here! You will be staying at tournament central and will not need your car the whole weekend.  The fields are at your doorstep and beer will be served on the amazing ocean view balcony for players of age during Saturday’s Showcase game and Sunday Finals.  The balcony directly overlooks the playing fields!
    Gear:
    We are getting custom printed beach ultimate gear provided from 5 Ultimate!
    Bids:
    Please email your bids to ocbeachultimate@gmail.com with “Beach Classic 2015 Bid” in the subject and include:
    • Your team name
    • Hometown
    • Experience level of your team
    • Captains contact info

    See you on the beach!

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    OC Beach Classic Teams 2014. One love!

    OC Beach Classic Teams 2014. One love!

  • OCBC Finals Game Footage

    Watch the finals of the OC Beach Classic 2014 between the Boracay Dragons and the host team Humiliswag.  I have played with both of these teams in the past and was amazing to see such a competitive and spirited game between players of different cultures.  It also blew my mind to see the Dragons on my home beach in OC, after I met them and played their host tournament on Boracay Island last March.  The Dragons are the best club team in the Philippines and are preparing for World Championships of Beach Ultimate next year in Dubai.

    The Humiliswag bros are some of my Medicine Men (club) and DC Breeze (professional) teammates from the Baltimore area.  We are a team committed to playing high level beach ultimate and are also preparing for the Inaugural USA Ultimate Beach Nationals next year in Virginia Beach.  Most of the girls are from Boston’s top women’s club team Brute Squad.  They joined both Humiliswag and the Dragons for this tournament.  The ladies do not get much recognition in this because the announcer did not know all their names, but they played phenomenal.

    Humiliswag: Molly Hallweaver, Elana Schwam, Courtney Kiesow from Boston Brute Squad

    Dragons: Shira Klane, Laura Bitterman of Boston Brute Squad. Steph Wong of Boston Lions (Mixed), and Tara Parvus original Dragon.

    A special thanks to Colby Clarkson of 8-Bit Heroes for the funny and professional commentary, and for Humiliswag’s Chuck Cleary for filming and editing.

    OCBC Tournament Director and your beach ultimate bro, AJ

  • Four Months of Beach Ultimate

    Its October in OCMD.  The beaches have cleared, the first wave of crisp autumn air has come, and with it the official end of summer.

    Growth

    The change of season triggers a reflection of the past summer.  This was a big year for ultimate down here on the shore.  What began as a grass pickup game among friends has grown into… an actual league!  Just 2 years ago we struggled to get 7 on 7 one day a week, now we have 2 grass pickup games (Berlin and Salisbury), and 2 league games (OC Beach and Fall Berlin) supported by over 30 players.  Players can even pick and choose their games: some only play grass, others devoted to the beach, some play all 3 days a week.
    I wrote a piece earlier this summer on the International Players who became part of the OCBU family.  Adding to that list we had 2 former Salisbury University players come through visiting from Singapore and Latvia respectively.
    The Dragons with OCBU Summer Leaguers

    Golden hour in OCMD: The Dragons with OCBU Summer Leaguers. Happy people!

    We also hosted the Boracay Dragons for 2 weeks during their US Tour which included 3 team practices in OC and Assateague, and a couple friendly matches against the top OCBU players.  “The sand is the nicest here. This is a real beach,” Dragons Coach Wendell Simbulan praised.  This is coming from a team that has played all over the WORLD!
    Club and college ultimate players also found their way down to OCBU.  We had college players drop in from WVU, UMD, and IUP in Pennsylvania.  Some by accident, others knew there was a game before they came on vacation.  Several club players from around Maryland came to join in on the action fairly regularly, and some of Boston’s Elite from Ironside and the women’s team Brute Squad.
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    Epic Week 4 as Russ Wallack of Boston Ironside came to town to film with Morrill Performance, The Dew Tour skate bowl set up next to our fields, and Mike Malloy gets this stunning layout D.

    The most rewarding part of this growth is the handful of locals who started playing ultimate here at OCBU.  We were lucky enough to introduce the sport to several high schoolers, and even some post-college folks who are now hooked.  I never thought I’d see the day when a college ultimate player will tell his/her teammates “I started playing in OC.”  Our game which began as a bunch of ultimate transplants is now beginning our second generation of grassroots players.
    Tournament
    August 9-10, 2014 we hosted the FIRST EVER ultimate tournament in Ocean City, the OC Beach Classic.  Over 120 players on 11 teams participated in the two day event.  Several Maryland teams were represented with other squads coming from New Jersey, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh.  The Boracay Dragons won the inaugural title after beating Humiliswag, an East Coast-based competitive beach ultimate team, 15-12.
    Words cannot fully express how huge the first year of this tournament was.  The Town of OC was 100% supportive and was excited to not only be introduced to ultimate, but to see a new event in town after years of the same car fests, bike fests, beer fests, and sun fests. Furthermore, in our meeting with the Town Council, we found out that brand new athletic fields are being built and that Worcester County wants to hold more sporting events in the years to come.  #grasstournament
    OC Beach Classic Teams 2014. One love!

    OC Beach Classic Teams 2014. One love!

    Throughout the tournament, people were shocked and very stoked to see beach ultimate in action.  Saturdays showcase game was played in front of about 300 people, all boardwalk passersby.  I regularly saw people asking a player “what is this?” and that player explaining in a very professional and respectable manner: its beach ultimate.  Thank you to the teams who believed in this tournament, played as hard as you did, and made the plays you did.  It was personally a dream come true, and great for our sport.
    Four Months
    On October 2nd a couple of us gathered for the weekly Thursday pickup beach ultimate game which fell short of numbers: only 4 people.  This was a bummer, but as we threw we were greeted by a massive arching double rainbow over the Atlantic Ocean.  Looking up at this masterpiece I realized we had played beach ultimate every Thursday from June 5 to September 25: 2 months of league and 2 months of pickup, and this rainbow signaled the end of the 2014 beach ulti season.  I remembered every player that had come from far corners of the globe to the beach in Downtown OC knowing they had a game of ultimate here.  I wondered who we would meet next summer.  I wonder what next year’s “4 months” will look like.
    Incredible end to the 2014 OCBU Season.

    Incredible and fitting end to the 2014 OCBU season.

  • OC Beach Classic 2014 Highlights

    Check out the action from the OC Beach Classic 2014. Thanks to Charlie Foxtrot Films for filming and editing this highlight video! Full game footage of Showcase and Finals coming soon!

  • Beach Classic Results

    Boracay Dragons celebrate their first US Tour Tournament Win

    Boracay Dragons earn their first US Tour Tournament Win.

    Initial Seeding:

    1. Boracay Dragons
    2. Humiliswag
    3. Bandits
    4. 8 Bit Heroes
    5. NEPA Tunes
    6. Meat+E+Oak+Her
    7. Walt Frisbee
    8. Chicken Lickers
    9. Panda Suplex
    10. Jimmy Changas
    11. Fuzzy Bush

    Final Standings:

    1. Boracay Dragons
    2. Humiliswag
    3. T- Bandits
    4. T- NEPA Tunes
    5. 8 Bit Heroes
    6. Walt Frisbee
    7. Fuzzy Bush
    8. Chicken Lickers
    9. Panda Suplex
    10. Jimmy Changas
    11. Meat+E+Oak+Her
  • 2014 Tournament Sponsors

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    We are pumped to announce 5Ultimate as a tournament sponsor! 5 will be providing Swag Bags and Captains packs to each team specifically tailored to Beach Ultimate.
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    The Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) is an international organization founded by Portugal’s Peter Van Der Valk that sponsors Beach tournaments around the world.  Other amazing BULA tourneys are Lei Out (California), Wildwood (New Jersey), and the Boracay Open in the Phillipines.  BULA rules for 5 v 5 can be found HERE.
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    So happy to have these guys at our tournament! Spikeball has invaded tailgates, backyards, and beaches as a fun 2 v 2 game which requires quick reaction and teamwork.  The winning team takes home a Spikeball set and we will give away two more!  Spike On!
  • 2014 Teams List

    Your teams for the Inaugural OC Beach Classic! (not seeded)
    Forehand huck at OCBU Summer League!

    Forehand huck at OCBU Summer League!

    Jimmy Changas       Harrisburg, PA
    NEPA Tunes             Bloomsburg, PA
    Chicken Lickers        Berlin, MD
    Walt Frisbee             Salisbury, MD
    Meat. E. Oak. Her.   Baltimore, MD
    8 Bit Heroes              Fredrick, MD
    Boracay Dragons      Boracay, Aklan, Phillipines
    Panda Suplex            Pittsburg/Erie/Akron
    Fuzzy Bush               Salisbury, MD
    Bandits                      Jersey
    Humiliswag              Baltimore/Boston/OC
    Less than two weeks away and we are psyched for the first ever OC Beach Classic!  Who will take home the first OC Title?
  • Want More Beach Ultimate?

    Registration for the OC Beach Classic 2014 is still Open! Send your bids to ocbeachultimate@gmail.com or click on the OC Beach Classic -> Registration Tab above.  Come play 5 on 5 Beach Ultimate in the pristine soft sands of Downtown Ocean City, MD.  The tournament fee is $350 with no roster size limitations.  Sleep on location at The Atlantic Hotel, call 1-800-3-ATLANTIC and mention the tournament to get the discounted room rate!
  • Welcome to OCbeachultimate.com!

    This is now our primary platform and your go-to source for all the information you need for the OC Beach Classic, OCBU Summer League, and our Youth Ultimate Camps. Look around our site and check out all the things we are working on.

    Our tournament, the OC Beach Classic, is picking up a lot of momentum and bids are rolling in. Thank you to the teams who have registered, you are going to be part of the inaugural event! We are working hard to make it an unforgettable weekend and a highlight of your 2014 Ultimate season. Everyone be sure to book your hotel rooms at our tourney HQ, The Atlantic Hotel! You will get a great deal and be at ground zero for the entire weekend’s activities including Friday night Check-In Party at Wild Bills, Games Saturday and Sunday directly infront of the hotel, Saturdays post-game beer garden, and you’re blocks away from the Official Tournament Party at De Lazy Lizard!

    This past Thursday was week 2 of OCBU Summer League. It was great to meet so many new players and introduce them to our beautiful soft sand beach. Our Summer League is played with BULA 4 v 4 rules with inverted pulls, 7-second stall, and 2 point lines. Join the full 8-week season for $25 and get an OCBU custom made Discraft, and an end of the season party. Anyone in town on a Thursday this summer can join our League games for a $5 drop-in fee, we would love to have you! All skill levels are always welcome.

    Stay tuned for more updates as the summer rolls on!