FAQ

General

What
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Paganello is an annual, huge frisbee event consisting of two sport competitions:World Beach Ultimate CupWorld Freestyle Challenge (unfortunately not in 2021)A rich social scene is also a main ingredient of the event.Paganello is a BULA tournament.

When
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2-3 October (Sat-Sund) 2021 (Usually the tournament is held every year on the Easter weekend. Mark April 16-17-18 2022 on the Calendar)

Where
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Here: https://g.page/?share Rimini Beach, Italy(100km. from Bologna, 200km. from Venice and Florence, 300km. from Milan, 400km. from Rome)closest airports: Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan, Rome

Who
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2 divisions: Loose Mixed, Junior U17 (junior: no gender restriction)Play 5-on-5 Beach Ultimate

How is the weather like in Rimini in April?
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Average 24-hr temperature: 12.3 °C (54.1 °F)London: 7.9 °C (48.2 °F)Munich: 7.5 °CParis: 10.4 °CNew York City: 10.2 °C (50.4 °F)Average maximum temperature: 16.3 °C (61.3 °F)Average minimum temperature: 7.1 °C (44.8 °F)Average rainfall: 50.1 mm. (2.0 in.)London: 54.1 mm. (2.1 in.)Munich: 70.4 mm.Paris: 204.9 mm.New York City: 91.8 mm. (3.6 in.)

Is life a Beach?
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Yes!

Directions

Which is the closest airport to Rimini?
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Rimini has an airport connected to several European cities.Next closest airports: Bologna (1hr), Ancona (Falconara) (1hr), Venice (2.5 hrs) and Milan (3hrs).Rome has two airports: Ciampino and Fiumicino (also known as Leonardo da Vinci).The most popular low-cost company that may be useful to you is Ryanair.If you are flying to Italy from non-European airports you will likely land either to Milan or Rome.

How far is Rimini from Venice, Florence, Rome?
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Venice 200 km. north, Florence 200 km west, Rome 350 km. south-west. If you go there by train, in each case you have to change in Bologna. If you are driving, check the Italian highways website.

How long does it take to go from Bologna or Milan to Rimini by train?
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Bologna: about 1 hour, from Milan 3/4 hours, according to the kind of train. From the train station you have to walk for about 20 minutes, 10 minutes by bus.

Event

When and where am I supposed to arrive on Friday night?
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Welcome Party takes place right on the fields. First round of spaghetti served at 20.00.

When and where will I get the player’s card, party tickets, etc.?
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On Friday afternoon, during the welcome party, each teams captain will come and get all the stuff for his team at the Paganello headquarters. More details about the time will be communicated directly to each captain the week before Paganello.

At what time does Paganello start on Saturday morning?
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First games at 9.00 (you can have more details about it in results & schedule section). Not all the teams will play at that time, so it may happen your first game is scheduled a couple of hours later.

Basic Paganello timetable?
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Welcome Party: Friday night from 20.00First games are scheduled on Saturday morningSaturday and Sunday: games all through the dayLast games will be played on Monday when each team will play one final game (there might be some which will play two: this will be communicated the day before with the official schedule).1st place finals from 12.30 till 16.30 and the final ceremony will be over at about 17.00.

Can I get food and beverage on the fields?
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Yes, some player’s package includes food&drink tickets with which you can get food and drink right on the Beach at the Paganello food&drink points. You can always purchase more tickets there.

What’s on the Beach apart from fields?
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There will be food&drink beneath a huge shelter tent, merchandising point, shelter tents on each field, massages tent, first aid, 1000-people stands and other attractions. A City Of Fun will be set on the Beach, where you can let yourself flow and lose yourself in front of an endless horizon.

At what time does Paganello end on Monday?
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The closing ceremony ends at about 18.00 (6.00 PM).

Play

Size the fields?
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75 x 25 meters. End zones are 15 meters long.See also BULA (Beach Ultimate Lovers Association).

How many players does a team consist of?
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5 on the field: a roster of 10 at least is recommended.

Which kind of shoes should I use?
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Most of the players use to play barefoot or wearing sandsocks.

What is the mixed (co-ed) ratio? How many women on the field?
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We play with the Ratio Rule A extract from WFDF Rules of 5-on-5 Beach Ultimate 2019 Appendix: A7 Mixed DivisionA7.2. Ratio Rule A (“prescribed ratio” rule):A7.2.1. At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio for the first point. For the second and third points the ratio must be the reverse of the first point. For the fourth and fifth points the ratio must be same as the first point. This pattern of alternating the ratio every two points repeats until the end of the game (half time has no impact on the pattern).

Will I be exhausted on Monday afternoon?
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Yes.

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2021 registration is closed!
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