(Content up to date for Beach Box 2023)
What is Beach Ultimate Frisbee?
Beach Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport, where five players per team challenge each other on a field with dimensions of 75m x 25m. A goal is scored when the disc is caught in the opposing end zone, where the disc can only be moved forward by passing to team mates. It is not permitted to walk or run with the disc in hand. Body contact is not permitted at any time. The sport combines elements from football and basketball and requires a high amount of athleticism, throwing technique and tactical thinking. Because of its nature, Ultimate Frisbee is highly suitable for mixed-gender teams.
Fair play is at the heart of the sport
A unique feature of this sport is its rule set that does not require referees. Contested situations are resolved by the players themselves. Fair play, self-control and respect for the opponent are fundamental pillars of the sport.
The following video details further aspects of the sport:
The general COVID 19 regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany and the local COVID 19 regulations of the municipality Boxberg/Oberlausitz and the state of Saxony (in German) apply.
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What should I know about the region, where Beach Box takes place?
Upper Lusatia (Upper Sorbian „Hornja Łužica“) is a region in the eastern part of Germany. 67 percent of this region belong to the state of Saxony, 3 percent to the state of Brandenburg and 30 percent belong to Poland (1). The “Landscape Park Lake Bärwald” belongs to the municipality Boxberg/O.L., right next to the UNESCO nature reserve “Oberlausiter Heide- und Teichlandschaft”. This region is characterised by its typical pine forests and heathlands. Lake Bärwald is Saxony’s largest inland lake, and has its origin in a former lignite mining area. Between 1997 and 2010 this area was filled with water and as of today, the lake occupies an area of approximately 13 km² (2). Various activities are displayed on this interactive map, e.g., the bike trail “Spreeradweg”, water activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking, the forest bath Hosena and the dinosaur park Kleinwelka. Further sights and destinations can be found here. The Boxberg power plant, that can be seen from the lake, was originally the largest lignite-fired power plant in Europe. Being the largest producer of energy in the former German Democratic Republic it continues to have a huge impact on the region. Currently, it is operated by LEAG, who are working on the transformation of the power plant towards renewable energies and future-oriented technology solutions. More background on the history of this power plant and its current transformation can be found in this documentary (in German).
Who is organising Beach Box?
The tournament is hosted by Drehst’n Deckel e.V.. The organisation committee consists of Katharina, Sophie, Judith, Marc, and Dobi, and is supported on-site by various Deckel players.
Where does Beach Box take place?
Beach Box takes place at the wonderful Lake Bärwald, near Boxberg in the eastern part of Saxony. The address of the campsite by the beach is:
Zur Strandpromenade 2
At Beach Box
Swimming in the lake
Swimming in the lake is permitted at your own risk. According to the authority in charge (Health Office of the municipality Görlitz), the water quality has been continuously good on a microbiological level for many years now. Therefore, following EU guidelines, the water in the lake is rated “excellent bathing water quality”. We refer to the regulations of the municipality Boxberg/Oberlausitz (in German).
An ATM hosted by Ostsächsische Sparkasse can be found near the supermarket “Lidl”.
Payment at the tournament
We will use a digital Strichliste where you can keep track of snacks and drinks you’ve consumed during the day or at the party. After the tournament, each team will receive an invoice, listing the total expenses of all players associated with the team. The total sum shall be settled by wire transfer. At the beach bar Markise or other local stores you may pay in cash or by card.
There will be only a limited amount of showers available. We will provide a schedule indicating when the showers at the campsite and at a closely-located soccer pitch are available. The address of the latter is:
This location is indicated by the blue marker on the map below. It can be reached by a trail trough the forest that leads directly to the soccer pitch (which unfortunately cannot be displayed on the map).
On top of that, you are more than welcome to take an extensive bath in Lake Bärwald at any time during the day.
Several first aid kits will be available at the organisation tent at the beach.
The nearest hospital is in Weißwasser, approximately 20 km away (~17 minutes by car):
In case of emergencies, please use the emergency number 112 to call an ambulance.
Campsite Bärwalder See
Zur Strandpromenade 2
Restaurant „Zum Findling“
approx. 850 m from the campsite
Alte Bautzener Str. 68a
approx. 1.5 km from the campsite
Alte Bautzener Str. 22
approx. 4.1 km from the campsite
Rietschener Str. 17b
Restaurant „Zum Heidekrug“
approx. 6.8 km from the campsite
Sailing school Dreiländereck
approx. 7.3 km from the campsite
Am Hafen 2
02943 Boxberg OT Klitten
Vacation homes Täubert
approx. 9.8 km from the campsite
Bike repair S. Pilling
approx. 9.9 km from the campsite
We follow the guidelines given in DFV-Appendix 2022 (in German):
On-site risk assessment
If a thunderstorm is approaching, the organisers should inform all team captains and other officials about the possibility of the interruption of play. Team captains and other officials should then forward information about risk assessment and risk handling to all people on the fields.
If lightning or thunder is observed, a member of the Beach Box crew has to count the time between lightning and thunder. If the time gap is less than 30 seconds, then the location of the lightning strike is less than 10 km away. In such a case, the fields have to be cleared immediately.
If someone notices hair standing on end, perceives crackling sounds or static electricity on electronic devices, a lightning strike might be imminent, and everyone in the vicinity needs to be alarmed.
Actions in the event of a perceived risk
As soon as the risk of lightning strike is observed, a member of the Beach Box crew has to notify the team captains immediately. The games need to be interrupted immediately and the disk is to be placed at its current location. Every play after such a notification deems to not have occurred.
In that event, everyone should look for appropriate shelter, e.g., in the nearby beach bar Markise, the main building of the campsite or the tourist information.
In case that someone may not reach appropriate shelter in time when a thunderstorm is happening, they should remove any metallic items from their body, and take a position as close to the ground as possible, e.g. crouch in an appropriate trough.
Players my enter the field at least thirty (30) minutes after the last observed thunder or lightning and not before the Beach Box crew officially announces that the return to the fields is allowed.
Further updates on the continuation of the games and the tournament will then be provided as soon as possible.
No items made of glass (e.g., glass bottles) are permitted at the beach.
Dogs are welcome at the campsite. At the tournament location, however, dogs are not permitted. In fact, bringing dogs to this part of the beach is regarded a misdemeanor. The dog beach is to the west of the fields, where you may swim together with your dogs. Dogs must be kept on a leash. The regulations of the municipality Boxberg/O.L. apply.
Lost and Found
During the tournament, there will be a lost-and-found box kept by the organisation tent to collect lost items. You may want to look there first if you’ve lost something. After the tournament is over, we will send out an e-mail with photos of all lost items and try to arrange a handover at other tournaments if feasible.
Parking places in the area
There are sufficient parking places near the tourist information. The parking fee is 6€ for 24 hours. You can buy tickets for 24 hours directly at the ticket machine and for 48 hours at the tourist information (open from 10:00 to 16:00). There is a charging station for electric cars near the campsite. Please park your cars outside of the campsite, unless you’ve booked a camper site.
Please remember to buy and renew your parking tickets! The public order office of Boxberg is very diligent.
We recommend sand socks. The sand is rougly comparable to the sand at Cospudener See near Leipzig. It is slightly coarser than the sand at “usual” seashores. As the beach is located in a former lignite-mining area, the fields have a slight cross slope.
Gas stations in the area
PT in Boxberg
approx. 2.3 km from the campsite, approx. 4 minutes drive north
Monday – Friday 6:00 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 – 16:00
GULF in Klitten
approx. 8.5 km from the campsite, approx. 9 minutes drive south
Straße der Jugend 64C
02943 Boxberg OT Klitten
Monday – Friday 6:00 – 20:00
Saturday 6:30 – 21:00
Sunday 7:30 – 21:00
OIL! in Lohsa
approx. 20 km from the campsite, approx. 16 minutes drive west
Siedlung Forst 1a
Monday – Friday 6:00 – 20:00
Saturday 7:00 – 20:00
Sunday 8:00 – 20:00
When should I be there?
The tournament starts on Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. We recommend to arrive the night before so that you can enjoy your welcome drink at the beach with us.
You can use this Google Sheet to register as individual players looking for a team and vice versa – separately for the adults’ and juniors’ division. Please note that this document is publicly available. If you do not want to enter your information there, send them to email@example.com. We will hook you up.
When is the registration deadline?
Registration extended until July 17, 2023.
When do we know if our team has been selected?
We announce the teams on May 12, 2023 or upon acceptance of the registration.
What happens if our team has registered but cannot attend the tournament?
If you cannot make it to the tournament after successful registration and payment, you are not entitled for reimbursement – not even due to illness. Reimbursement of team fees, player’s fees or guest fees is only possible if another team claims your spot. Further information can be found in our terms and conditions (in German).
How many teams can participate?
We have space for up to 24 adult teams and approximately 8 youth teams.
How are the teams being selected?
Based on your self estimation, we give our best to set up two balanced pools (“ambitious” and “relaxed”) so that everyone will have a great tournament. It does not matter if you register early or late.
What is covered by the fees?
- 2 days of Beach Ultimate in beautiful Upper Lusatia
- 4 standard beach fields
- 2 adult divisions (pool “ambitious” and pool “relaxed”)
- junior division on a smaller field
- welcome drink on Friday
- delicious breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
- dinner on Saturday made by local providers
- party on-site
- bistro by the fields
- swimming in the lake
- camping next to the fields (optional)
How are the fees being spent?
All fees will be invested entirely into the organisation of the tournament. The majority is spent on the rental of the beach and camping area. The youth teams essentially cover their very own costs (beach area for junior fields, individual camping fee, food), and receive implicit funding from the adult teams whose team fees also cover general infrastructural costs.
Who qualifies as player/guest?
The players fee is to cover accommodation and food for people actively playing in one of the teams. The guest fee is to cover accommodation and food for non-players, e.g., parents accompanying their kids to the tournament (or vice versa), injured players or coaches.