Praia da Rocha, in Portimão, received yesterday the first day of the Ultimate European Beach Championships. Portuguese colors started off with the mixed selection, the main category, to win, in the opening game of the Tournament, the Czech Republic by 13-6, in a Arena with a lot of public in the Beach
A result that left satisfied coach Inês Bringel because the team translated into game what they prepared in training. The four national teams that compete for the Ultimate Beach Championships in Europe had, however, divided in this first day of competition, with two wins and two defeats.
On the other hand, the Men's selections, in the Open and Grand Masters, that they debut in competitions
internationally, accused the nervousness of the debut and lost, respectively, by 12-4 with the
Sweden and 13-1 with the United Kingdom, favorites in their respective categories and who
"To punish all our mistakes," said coach Nicolas Santamaria.
Finally, at the end of the day the Mix Masters Selection beat Switzerland 'na negra' by 8-7, a result that
for the coach Marco Nave shows «the effort and the merit» of the Portuguese formation. The competition continues in Portimão this morning. Until May 11 the Algarve area will continue with the 14 playing fields for the dispute of more than 400 games of the modality, originally known as Ultimate Frisbee.