World Flying Disc Federation

USA Remains Dominant at WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate

27 June 2017

USA takes gold in Mixed and Men’s Divisions; Russian Women win first title

The WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU), in association with BULA, concluded on Saturday, June 24 with the USA showing its continued dominance, taking gold in the Mixed gender and Men’s divisions. Russia overcame the USA in a stunning come-from-behind victory -- winning the final four points of the Women’s Division final -- to take the women’s title 11-10. The USA also swept all four divisions of Masters’ Division play. The USA had taken gold in all but the Mixed Division in the WFDF 2015 World Beach Ultimate Championships. The week-long event, which opened on Sunday, June 18 on the beautiful beaches of Royan, France featured nearly 1,800 players from 39 countries on 127 teams in 9 divisions. The 30-person broadcast team livestreamed more than 120 games across three showcase fields over the course of the week, which is the most games live broadcast for one event by WFDF.

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WFDF: Registration Deadline Extended for the WFDF 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships

13 June 2017

With 12 teams already registered for the second annual World Team Disc Golf Championships, Tournament Director and WFDF Disc Golf Chair Charlie Mead has decided to extend the registration deadline to July 15th in order to provide more time for countries to organize and assemble a team. The tournament will run from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th August, 2017 at Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex, Colchester, Great Britain on the full Championship course. The course will be open for practice from Sunday 20th to Tuesday 22nd August inclusive.

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WFDF announces livestreaming plans for the 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate on 18-24 June

07 June 2017

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is excited to announce livestreaming plans for the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU), in association with BULA, from 18-24 June in Royan, France.  WFDF plans to livestream 120 games, including simultaneous coverage of three pitches. The showcase venue, held in the 4,000-seat arena and covered with five cameras, will be a free livestream for the world to watch, while the action from fields #2 and #3 will be hosted on Fanseat.com, and require a monthly subscription fee, with FanSeat offering a no-cost, one-month trial. Find out more about the coverage plans, including links, livestreams, and updates online at http://live.wcbu2017.org.

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WFDF approves members from Afghanistan, Lebanon, Moldova, Romania, and Thailand, reaching 75 members

28 May 2017

The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has approved five new Member associations, increasing WFDF’s membership to 75 member associations. The new Members are from Afghanistan (Afghanistan Frisbee Federation, AFF), Lebanon (Lebanon Flying Disc Association, LFDA), Republic of Moldova (Moldovan Flying Disc Federation, MFDF), Romania (Romania Flying Disc Association, RFDA), and Thailand (Thailand Flying Disc Team, TFDT).

“The approval of these five new Member associations from Asia and Europe comes as a result of the thorough and persistent work conducted over several years led by our Executive Director Volker Bernardi together with the WFDF Sport for All and Development Commission,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “This figure constitutes a major milestone for WFDF as outlined in our previous strategic plan set out in 2012, as WFDF concludes a five year journey to finally reach 75 Member countries”.

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International University Sports Federation (FISU) Recognizes WFDF for Flying Disc Sports

24 May 2017

The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that the International University Sport Federation (the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire, or FISU) has agreed to provide WFDF with the seal of a FISU recognised sport. The recognition was acknowledged in a letter sent by FISU President Oleg Matytsin (RUS) dated 22 May 2017.  

“WFDF is extremely honored and pleased to obtain FISU recognition,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We appreciate the advice and encouragement provided by the respective FISU departments and we thank FISU President Oleg Matytsin, Secretary General Eric Saintrond, and WUC Director Paulo Ferrerira for their tremendous support. With the popularity and growth of Flying Disc sports at the university level around the world, and with the full support of our member national associations and several National University Sport Federations (NUSFs), we look forward to being able to formally contribute to the University sports movement.”

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