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Ocean City Beach Ultimate Classic Frisbee Tournament

By Kara Hallissey | Oct 12, 2017
Courtesy of: Robert J Banach Logan Hall of Berlin dives sideways for the disc during last year’s Ocean City Beach Ultimate Classic Frisbee Tournament.

(Oct. 13, 2017) Twenty-four teams with more than 350 players will compete in the sand between Wicomico and Somerset streets during the Ocean City Beach Ultimate Classic Frisbee Tournament this weekend.

“Ultimate Frisbee is fun to watch,” organizer Alex “AJ” Jacoski said. “It is a unique sport blending elements of soccer, lacrosse and football.”

On Saturday, the tournament starts at 9 a.m. with each team competing in at least four pool-play games until 5 p.m. There are up to 15 players on a team and games are 45 minutes long.

The event will change to bracket play on Sunday, with teams participating in at least three games before winners are determined. Play begins at 9 a.m. with the finals starting around 2:30 p.m.

A majority of teams are from the mid-Atlantic region, including two from Ocean City and Salisbury, in addition to teams from Bethany Beach and Newark, Delaware.

There are also teams from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, New York, Virginia, and Erie, Pennsylvania.

“It is a free event to check out with a family atmosphere and a good way to introduce the sport to others,” Jacoski said.

A check-in party will take place on Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight at Mothers Cantina. A Saturday night tournament party is scheduled at Fish Tales, also starting at 9 p.m.

The Ocean City Beach Classic returns to the resort for its fourth year.

“Bring a beach chair to sit on the sidelines, or watch from the Boardwalk benches,” Jacoski said. “The event has grown. We only had 11 teams the first year.”

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