Fun and fitness collide at Xiamen International Beach Ultimate Open
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Oct 29, 2019
A player throws the frisbee to his teammate. [Photo/xmnn.cn]
The 2019 Xiamen International Beach Ultimate Open took place in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province on Oct 26-27. It included eight teams consisting of over 100 players, competing in a total of 27 games.
A team from the Philippines took first, closely followed by two teams from Shanghai and Shenzhen.
Beach ultimate, which employs a frisbee, is growing in popularity in China. The game consists of teams of five players on the field who work together to move the frisbee to the end zone of their opponent as many times as possible. The team that scores 13 points first, or has the highest score after 45 minutes, wins.
The frisbee can be thrown from one player to another in any direction, but players in possession of the disc are not allowed to move – they must throw to a different teammate.
The event was organized by the Chinese Extreme Sports Association and Siming district government of Xiamen.
In July, the frisbee committee affiliated with the Chinese Extreme Sports Association was established in Siming, making the district a flagship in China for the promotion of sand sports.