Fun in the Sun, Fun in the Sand, Fun in the Surf!
It’s our Pearl Anniversary (30th anniversary). The ABUA [AmericanBeachUltimateAssociation] is proud to host the 31th annual Wildwood Beach Ultimate Tournament July 28-30, 2023. Held every July in New Jersey, the Wildwood Beach Ultimate(W2BU) Tournament is the world’s largest beach ultimate event. Started in 1992, this tournament draws several hundred teams from the US and even further! Imagine several thousand players in one location for two amazing days of Beach Ultimate.
- Event Type: Team Tournament
- Event Start: Saturday
- Event End: Sunday
- Location: Wildwood Beach, New Jersey.
Tournament HQ is located at the surf end of Morey’s Pier, with fields fanning out along the beach from there.
When is W2BU?
The Wildwood Beach Ultimate [W2BU] Tournament takes place the last full weekend of July every year. Here’s a schedule:
WILDWOOD#29; July 31-August 1, 2021 (*atypical dates due to schedule issues) WILDWOOD#30; July 30-31, 2022
- WILDWOOD#31; July 29-30, 2023
Teams receive 2 days of play: 4 games on Saturday and at least 2 games on Sunday, (3rd game Sunday includes finals/consolation round). There’s a sweet party(21+) Saturday evening, team beverages / fruit provided for each round, a chance to win a trophy, and one heck of a great time!
Why should I play at the Wildwood Tournament?
The Wildwood Beach Ultimate tournament is sponsored by the ABUA [American Beach Ultimate Association]. The ABUA strives to produce the best tournament experiences for all of our participants. For the Wildwood Beach tournament, we provide 100% lined fields, teams are provided with water/drinks/fruit for each round, the world’s loudest horn(!) to signal the end of rounds, on-site services (trainers/medics); the best ultimate party(21+) ON THE BEACH, and winners earn a trophy in addition to their bragging rights!
- February 2023 : Registration for WildwoodBeachUltimate is open.
- Mid-July: *We never close registration! But, active registration ends July 14, 2023. Don’t worry, you will still be accepted, but, after that date, your team will be placed on a waiting list so we can organize brackets; and as a result your team might be requested to shift to a different division.
- FastPass deadline. Tuesday July 25, 2023 at midnight. (See check-in below for details)
W2BU [WildWood Beach Ultimate] is comprised of several basic divisions. They are defined as:
- 3/1 Beer – 3 Male, 1 Female players on the field for each point. Beer Divisions are for teams who care more about fun than winning.
- 2/2 Beer – 2 Male, 2 Female players on the field for each point. Beer Divisions are for teams who care more about fun than winning.
- 2/2 Competitive* – 2 Male, 2 Female players on the field for each point (*Minimum 8 teams). See details below.
- GM-M* – Grand Masters MIXED comprised of Male(40+yo) and Female (37+yo) members. 2 Male, 2 Female players requested. (*GEN-ZONE rules apply team closest to boardwalk/Moreys Pier assigns GEN-ZONE)
- HS-M* – High School Mixed – 1-day tournament/Sunday only . REDUCED FEE of $50/team. Please use discount code: “HSdiscount2023”. !!HighSchool TEAMS only (Have not started college).
( * Indicates that this division may be eliminated if insufficient teams register to create a pool).
2M/2F Competitive Division*
For our Competitive Division. We feature world-class upgrades. This division is high-level 4v4 mixed gender. To promote true gender equity, we will only provide 2m/2f division.
BONUS: You are on a set schedule. This division is on the GROUP B-time schedule. Your games are at Sat-10:30/12:30/2:30/5 and Sun-11/1/3:15.
AND, your fields are located close to HQ and close to the Party!
Scoreboards will be provided.
And you receive all the same amenities that all player-participants do: (water/drink/fruit, access to medics/trainers, etc.)
Tired of chasing players younger than your kids?! We are keeping the Grand Masters Mixed division! Age requirements: minimum age: 40 for male players, 37 for female players. No averaging, all members must be minimum age. Mixed personnel ratio to be determine by GenZone. (The endzone nearest the boardwalk/Morey’s Pier is the GenZone) The team on the GenZone must declare the gender ratio at the beginning of the point.
High School Division*
For High School Division. This is a Sunday Only 1-day tournament, reduced fee. ONLY $50/team! You can play in H.S. division if you have graduated within the previous 6 months, and are not fully enrolled in a college program. Please contact use discount code “HSdiscount2023” during registration. !!Please contact TDs if you have > 10 players per team. MIXED personnel ratio to be determine by GenZone. (The endzone nearest the boardwalk/Morey’s Pier is the GenZone) The team on the GenZone must declare the gender ratio at the beginning of the point.
Initial $500 registration fee covers your first 10 players on your roster. Team fee is flat, and covers up to 10 players.
Each additional player is $50 and there is NO roster limit.
This is a NON-USAU sanctioned event.
All your players must sign their own waivers by logging on to their ultimatecentral.com account with the email address they registered with.
Pay for players using the online payment center. (Powered by Stripe, your transactions are secure.)
Paying ahead of time will make everything faster!
There will be a FASTPASS lane that opens early Friday night to check-in teams who are all paid and have waivers signed online ahead of time(deadline is earlier in the week, NOT FRIDAY MORNING)!!!
This is the FORMALLY PUBLISHED REFUND POLICY.
Refunds are available if you have to cancel your team bid for Wildwood Beach Ultimate Tournament
- Before 05/31/2023: 100% refund
- 6/1/2023 – 6/30/2023: 50% refund
- 7/1/2023 – 7/14/2023: 25% refund.
- After 7/14/2023: NO REFUND
Refunds will be based on the date/time stamp of the email sent requesting the refund. If you request a refund after midnight on 7/14/2023, you will be denied, except for extraordinary hardship, which will be reviewed on a case by case basis AFTER the tournament. Sorry, there are absolutely NO REFUNDS for last-minute dropouts (7/29/23). There are NO REFUNDS after the tournament starts with FRIDAY check-in registration. (Brackets are set, water and fruit is ordered, we can’t cancel your spot that we planned for you!)
Send requests to [email protected] before check-in Friday night of tournament!. ALL requests must come from the TEAM CAPTAIN/payer. For your request, please include: Division, FULL TEAM NAME, team Captain name/email. Then, write the EXACT request you are making. Team fee, or individual player fees ( The fees that are “EXTRA” from team fee). So, Team Capt, of team name, division x: “requesting refund for Tony Stark, who is my 12th team member” and reason “he’s lost in the spiderverse and can’t make the tournament”.
Friday Night Check-In
CHECK YOUR ROSTER BEFORE FRIDAY NIGHT CHECK-IN, heck, BEFORE FASTPASS DEADLINE. BE AWARE OF DOUBLE-REGISTRATIONS! (Where the Captain added a Player, AND the same Player added themselves to the team roster a second time!!!!)
Friday night. FastPass only: 8pm-9pm; others: 9-10pm tentatively scheduled at the Bolero Resort, Blue Water Grille (2nd floor), 21+ only allowed. Under 21, alternate location. NOTE: location will be updated on website and emailed prior to check-in.
FASTPASS is for teams that have already paid for all team members and completed ALL their waivers online BEFORE Tuesday July 25, 2023 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Does a captain have to go to check in?
Someone responsible must go, they will need to bring all waivers not signed online and any outstanding money owed. If you pay and sign your waivers online ahead of time you will save time. If your captain is NOT checking in, and you team is not FAST-PASS, be prepared for a long check-in!
There’s no way any of my teammates can make it to check in, what can I do?
IF you have everyone pay online ahead of time AND sign all their waivers ahead of time then you can get your stuff from the HQ tent on Saturday morning BEFORE the First Round starting at 8:30 a.m. Please let us know ahead of time at [email protected]. DON’T BE THAT NO-SHOW TEAM!
What type of Footwear is allow? W2BU allows players to play in Bare Feet, Sandsocks, or Tennis Shoes (if necessitated due to injury and acceptable to both teams). No cleats or other type of shoe is allowed!
PLEASE PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN! Please respect the beach, and clean up all your trash. Remember: the beach surrounds the world…
Saturday – Pool Play
|Start Time||End Time||Round||GROUP|
|9:30 AM||10:15 AM||Round 1||A|
|10:30 AM||11:15 AM||Round 2||B|
|11:30 AM||12:15 PM||Round 3||A|
|12:30 PM||1:15 PM||Round 4||B|
|1:30 PM||2:15 PM||Round 5||A|
|2:15 PM GROUP A Report Scores!|
|2:30 PM||3:15 PM||Round 6||B|
|3:15 PM GROUP B Report Scores!|
|4:00 PM||4:45 PM||Pre-quarters||A|
|5:00 PM||5:45 PM||Pre-quarters||B|
|PRE-PARTY Report Scores!|
REPORT YOUR SCORES!! Then, feel free to relax!
PARTY: 5:00 pm – 9 pm. Hucking Hurricane Hut on the beach, near HQ. Wrist-bands + over 21 ID required! Party moves to tournament hotel club at the Bolero resort after 9pm. Wildwood Beach closes at night!
Sunday Elimination Games
|Start Time||End Time||Round||GROUP|
|10:00 AM||10:50 AM||Quarters||A|
|11:00 AM||11:50 AM||Quarters||B|
|12:00 PM||12:50 PM||SemiFinals||A|
|1:00 PM||1:50 PM||SemiFinals||B|
|2:00 PM||??? PM||Finals||A|
|3:?? PM GROUP A Trophies Awarded!|
|3:15 PM||??? PM||Finals||B|
|4:?? PM GROUP B Trophies Awarded!|
Please register your team BEFORE you make a special request. (We are unable to fulfill any requests if your team doesn’t exist in registration.)
Send ALL Requests to [email protected]
ALL Team-related requests must come from the TEAM CAPTAIN. For your request, please include: Division, FULL TEAM NAME, team Captain name/email.
Then, write the EXACT request you are making. (i.e. we want 2 teams on opposite schedule close to each other; We want to play against team X; Or, we don’t want to play against our second team we registered at same time. etc.)
If you are missing critical information, you request can not be fulfilled. (i.e., if you need to drop a player from your roster, you need to include their full name and email address)
All fully understandable requests are filed by date, and fulfilled in order of date filed.
We make every effort to accommodate all requests, made PRIOR to July 14, 2023. After that date, we get a little busy, and can not promise anything.