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Spanish Beach Championships 2019

Last weekend the men’s and women’s division of the Spanish Beach Championships took place in Valencia. A new Spanish champion was crowned in the women’s division (Platilleras, from Las Canarias) and we had a back to back champion was crowned on the men’s side (Guayota, from Tenerife, Las Canarias).

Women’s:

Men’s:

Full results on ulti.info.

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Sleepy Heads

I’ve had the honor and pleasure of traveling with these two lovely ladies quite a bit over the last few years. When you travel with people, you catch them at their finest.


I must say, the ability to fall asleep anywhere is a skill more people wish they had.

Doesn’t matter how long or short the ride is, bus, train, plane, or boat, these sisters are capable of falling asleep.

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European Masters Ultimate Championships 2019

Dates: October 17-20, 2019
Place: Madrid, Spain – Universidad Complutense – Complejo deportivo
Website: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019
Schedule: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/schedule
Teams: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/teams

Our opening pool: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/schedule/team/spain-master-mixta/division/Masters+Mixed%27s/stage/132439/game_type/upcoming

This weekend we’re off to Madrid, representing the Spanish Mixed National Team at Euros. We’ve been preparing for some time now, and that time is finally here!

This is a “Masters” tournament, which means there is an age requirement; +30 for women and +33 for men. This works out perfect for my partner and I as she is 31 and I am 34. We’re back to being the youngest on the team again!

We hope to be playing on these fields Sunday afternoon!
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Spanish Championships Beach 2019

We had an amazing time, as always in Castelldefels, just outside of Barcelona, for the Spanish Beach championships.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to defend our title from last year, due to some untimely injuries and poor play in our quarterfinal vs Quijotes from Madrid, but no it is always a pleasure to share the field with Corocotta!

You can find full results at ulti.info!

Keep training, and we’ll be ready for next year!

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Dr. Sand Mr. Grass 2019

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

March 15-17, 2019

Our team: Winds ‘n Roses

Spirit Champs!

Full results can be found on https://ulti.info/40761

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Sabe a Mixta 2019

This tournament took place Feb 23-24, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. I played with the Spanish Mixed Masters National team. We had a great tournament coming in 5th place overal, and the top masters team there.

After beating the 2015 world champions in the 5th place game, we decided to pose for a picture:

Congrats to all of my teammates for a hell of a tournament!


For full standings, go to ulti.info, which is a side project of mine.

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Local “Pelota Mano” (Handball) Championships

We recently had the pleasure of attending the local “Pelota Mano”, or “Handball” championships. Now this isn’t like the Handball you watch in the Olympics, this is Basque style handball.

It is played on a court similar to Racquetball, but much bigger, and only has two sides. You can read more about the rules from Wikipedia.

This was the local championships for Berango, the small town outside of Bilbao where I live. Check it out:

First was the double’s final
Followed by the Single’s final

Be sure to watch those videos with the sound on, because the sound the ball makes when it hits their hands is almost the same as when it bangs against the wall. Check out what their hands look like afterwards:

And of course, a picture with the winner! 😊🏆

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XeQueBo 2018 – Valencia, Spain

Before Tourney:

Three day weekend, can’t wait to hit the sand and throw some plastic around! It’ll be the first high level tournament I’ve played since Worlds in July. I’m playing with Sabotage in the Men’s division.

During Tourney:

After Tourney:

We had an amazing time! It was my first time playing with many of these people, and we had a blast! 

Results in the second half of the tournament didn’t go as well as planned, but regardless we had an amazing time!

Full results here: https://ulti.info/40342

 

As an added bonus, I was asked to commentate the finals. You can watch those videos here:

Women’s Final Xequebo 2018
Men’s Final Xequebo 2018