World Flying Disc Federation

USA Claims Gold in both the Open and Women’s Divisions at the 2019 WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships

24 July 2019

After six days of competition in Richmond, Virginia, the 2019 WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships concluded with the crowning of a new champion in the Open division, and a repeat champion in the Women’s division.

The USA finished atop the medal count with 38 medals (19 gold, 11 silver, and 11 bronze), while Chinese Taipei finished second with 27 (6 gold, 11 silver, and 10 bronze), and Sweden finished third with 19 (9 gold, 4 silver, and 6 bronze).

Sam Kaye from Virginia, USA won his first ever World Overall title and Juliana Korver from California, USA won her fourth straight World Overall title. In the Juniors division, En-hsuan Chang from Chinese Taipei and Ellie Cymrot from the USA won their first ever World Overall titles in Open and Women’s, respectively.

Read more: USA Claims Gold in both the Open and Women’s Divisions at the 2019 WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships

 

Team USA sweeps WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships, taking home three gold medals in Heidelberg, Germany

21 July 2019

Team USA went undefeated during eight days of competition, with a combined 31-0 record across three divisions, on their way to winning three gold medals at the WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships, which concluded on Saturday, July 20 in Heidelberg, Germany. The Americans took home top honors in all three divisions — Men’s, Women’s and Mixed.

Top spirit of the game prizes were awarded to Denmark in the Men’s division, South Africa in the Mixed division and both New Zealand and Australia in the Women’s division.

“It was a great week of Ultimate in the heart of Europe, and the next generation of elite athletes showed their grit and determination over the entire week while maintaining the best of spirit of the game,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We were honored to introduce DOSB President Alfons Hörmann, IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow, and GAISF Director Philippe Gueisbuhler to the future of our sport. We also thank our local hosts DISC-Respect Sports group with the support of Heidelberg Sport and Health Office.”

Read more: Team USA sweeps WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships, taking home three gold medals in Heidelberg, Germany

 

WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships underway in Heidelberg

17 July 2019

The WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships kicked off on Saturday, July 13, in Heidelberg, Germany. This bi-annual event features 1,150 athletes on 51 national teams from 29 countries competing in the Men’s U24, Women’s U24 and Mixed U24 divisions. WU24 will run through Saturday, July 20 with the finals at Heidelberger Sportzentrum Süd. After the opening ceremony was held Saturday, the showcase game saw the German Women’s team defeat Belgium in a decisive 15-1 victory.

The event is being organized by DISC-Respect Sports group with the support of Heidelberg Sport and Health Office. The Organizing Committee team is led by Mark Kendall and Martin Rasp who both have significant experience in hosting both national and international Ultimate events. The WU24 is open to all players who are fourteen (14) years old or older and do not turn twenty-four (24) during the calendar year 2019.

“It’s exciting to host our World Under-24s in the heart of Europe,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “This is a great showcase of the upcoming elite athletes in our global community and the event nicely complements our upcoming plans for working with FISU in introducing our University Games.”

More than 50 games are being streamed live from Heidelberg over the week. Ultiworld, WFDF’s primary production partner, is livestreaming more than 20 games for free on its site at https://ultiworld.com/, while Fanseat.com will livestream more than 30 games on its SVOD destination, https://www.fanseat.com/ultimate. Showcase games will also be streamed on The Olympic Channel and World Games Channel.

Distribution partner Beijing Chenyang Sports is, for the first time ever at a WFDF World Championship event, livestreaming the Arena field with Chinese Mandarin commentary throughout the People's Republic of China.

The full streaming schedule can be viewed here: https://wu24heidelberg.com/streaming

The latest news and results can be found on the WU24 website here: https://wu24heidelberg.com/live

Tickets can be purchased online at https://ticketbud.com/events/dc52a2aa-5c73-11e9-9e7b-42010a717005.

The last WU24 was held in Perth, Australia in January 2018 where the host Australian Flying Disc Association put on a very successful and popular event with 41 teams from 20 countries and nearly 1,000 players flying long distances to the shores of sunny Western Australia.

   

Flying Disc Freestyle demonstrations and workshops on display at first African Beach Games

09 July 2019

A group of ambassadors this month traveled to the island of Sal, Cape Verde, to introduce hundreds to Flying Disc Freestyle through demos and workshops, as part of the inaugural African Beach Games, which took place from 14-23 June 2019.

“We could not have been more pleased with the efforts of the six athletes who comprised the Freestyle official demonstration team. This is the singular largest exhibition of Freestyle Flying Disc since the 1970’s and was a perfect promotion opportunity before we see our discipline move on to the first edition of the World Urban Games in September in Budapest,” stated Kevin “Skippy” Givens, WFDF Freestyle Committee Chairperson.

Read more: Flying Disc Freestyle demonstrations and workshops on display at first African Beach Games

 

WFDF announces live coverage plan for World Under 24 Championships

05 July 2019

The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce its distribution partners for the WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24), which runs from 13th to the 20th of July in Heidelberg, Germany.

Ultiworld, the premier news site dedicated to Ultimate, will serve as WFDF’s primary production partner, livestreaming more than 20 games for free from the Arena field on its website (https://ultiworld.com/) during the competition. Ultiworld, which provided live production from 2018’s WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships, is known for its in-depth coverage of college, club, and semi-pro ultimate.

Fanseat.com, previously an official media partner for the 2018 outdoor and beach season in Europe, will livestream more than 30 games on its SVOD destination, https://www.fanseat.com/ultimate.

The championship game on 20 July in each of the three divisions of play will, for the third consecutive year at a WFDF World Championship event, be livestreamed for free on the IOC’s global Olympic Channel digital platform (olympicchannel.com and mobile apps for iOS and Android) and The World Games Channel online (https://www.theworldgames.org/channel.)

“We are excited to announce our impressive roster of broadcast, streaming, and media partners for the WU24s,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “In this age where fans want real-time access to their favorite sports from wherever they may be viewing, we are thrilled to have so many avenues for viewers worldwide to watch the games. It is especially fitting to be able to showcase the up and coming generation of elite players across such a broad spectrum of media.”

Distribution partner Beijing Chenyang Sports is, for the first time ever at a WFDF World Championship event, livestreaming the Arena field with Chinese Mandarin commentary throughout the People's Republic of China on the platform with a partner Migu, a specialized subsidiary of China Mobile operating in the Internet space and the integration of various digital contents. It is China Mobile’s sole entity for distributing digital contents including music, videos, reading, games and comics, and it is the official Telecom Carrier Immersion Platform of NBA China. In addition to MiGu, CCTV.com, the new media platform of CCTV, will also steam the final game of the each division. Panke Media in China will be the exclusive social media partner in China, engaging audiences with previews, scores, highlights, and in-depth contents on the WeChat platform and its website.

WFDF Executive Producer and Managing Director of Broadcasting and Marketing Tim Rockwood, who heads up the production team, said: “As our coverage capabilities grow, we feel it’s crucial to broadcast in multiple languages and attract new audiences in our member countries and beyond.”

WU24 will be hosted in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, from Saturday 13 July to Saturday 20 July, 2019. The event will feature 51 teams from 29 countries in the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed divisions. Check out https://wu24heidelberg.com/for more information.

   

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