WFDF World Record - Regulations
In order to receive sanction as an official record, the performance must take place under WFDF competitive format at a meet which is sanctioned by WFDF or a national member association. The information about a new record must be sent to WFDF as soon as possible. This must be done on a WFDF World Record Report Form, which must be completely filled out and accompanied by evidence that the tournament was properly organized and sanctioned. When possible, video documentation of submissions is encouraged. In some cases noted below, video is required.
Record age class examples
Youth class example
A player in the "under 14" class must not have attained his or her 14th birthday on, or prior to the day of the record performance.
Older player class example
A player in the "over 80" class must have attained his or her 80th birthday on, or prior to the day of the record performance.
Guiness Book of Records
The WFDF serves as a clearing house for all flying disc records for Guinness Superlatives Ltd. Prior to the printing of each edition, existing records for the various categories are forwarded to the Guinness offices for inclusion. They reserve the right, however, to print those records which they feel are best suited for publication.
Number of attempts for distance, MTA and TRC should be limited to no more than three sets of five on any one day. If there is doubt about the rules, it is recommended that the strictest interpretation be adopted. For any attempt, expert officiating by impartial witnesses is required.
The throw must be made over level ground. No noticeable degree of slope is acceptable. There is no restriction on wind level for the outdoor record. Measure to the nearest centimeter.
For roller distance attempts, the throw must roll on the ground for at least half of the total distance covered.
For upside-down distance attempts, the disc must be released with the top surface or crown of the disc facing the ground. It mus also travel the entire flight in that manner, including landing upside-down.
Ground must be level. Three watches must record the event with the median of the three times being used as the official result. Time to hundredths of a second.
Ground must be level.
The target and field must meet WFDF standards.
Children's (under 13), Canine, Mini and All Others Listed Under "Other Records"
Attempts on these records may be made outside of normal competition, but must conform to competitive standards for field layout and measuring.
Guts Speed Catch
A Professional Model Frisbee disc must be delivered and caught behind the respective foul line on a regulation guts court (14 m apart). The catch must be clean: caught cleanly in one hand with no bobbling or trapping against body. The speed must be electronically timed by a radar device operated by qualified personnel.
Big Chest Roll
This record must be achieved with a hand-thrown disc. No mechanical assist is allowed. Other than the initial player in the roll, all others must have their arms interlocked and may not use their arms or hands to accelerate the disc as it rolls. Any other body movement is allowed. Submissions for this record must include unedited, continuous video, which provides visual documentation of the roll.
Consequtive Chest Roll
Submissions for this record must include unedited, continuous video, which provides visual documentation of the rolls.
The field event records for players in wheelchairs are divided into categories determined by the player's level of disability:
- Class 1 - paralyzed from the chest down
- Class 2 - paralyzed from the waist down
- Class 3 - amputee or full hip mobility
Discs used in all of the following records must meet vintage class specification (see section 804.08[A]).
An unlimited number of participants is allowed. At least two players must be playing at any time, at a distance of at least 14 m. No more than 30 seconds may pass without an exchange.
Play must be from at least 14 m. No more than 30 seconds may pass without an exchange during the attempt. Five minute rest intervals are permitted, but only after each completed hour. These rest breaks are optional and may be accumulated (for example, 3 hours of activity earns 15 minutes of rest time, etc.). Violation of the rest interval rules will disqualify an attempt. The accepted record will be the gross time (total elapsed time, including rest intervals, from start to finish). However, unused accumulated rest break time cannot be added to the final figure.
In the very nature of record-breaking, the duration of "marathons" will tend to be pushed to greater and greater extremes. It should be stressed that marathon attempts are not without possible dangers. Those responsible for marathon events would be well counseled to seek medical advice before, and surveillance during, marathons which involve extended periods with little or no sleep.
24 Hour Pair Distance
The playing field is determined by two parallel lines which are to be at least 10 m apart. Any greater separation may be used and altered during the attempt, if accurate documentation is maintained. The distance between the lines is to be added to the total distance covered each time the disc is transferred from a player holding the disc while standing behind a foul line to being held by a player standing behind the opposite foul line.
The disc may be moved in any way including being carried from behind one line to behind the other. Short throws must be picked up and carried behind the line to get credit for the distance. Overthrows may be thrown back from well behind the line but credit is only given for the distance between the lines on each transfer. Time begins with the release of the first throw and final measurement should be made to the point at which the disc is held or flying at the end of 24 hours. If a disc is replaced it must enter play at the exact point the previous disc was removed. Players may take breaks as desired.
24 Hour Group Distance
An unlimited number of players may participate. Only four players may perform at any given time. To insure comparability of all attempts, play must take place on an official group distance field with the minimum side length being 10 m.
Players are stationed A,B,C, and D with the disc being thrown either A-B-C-D or the reverse. For a lap to be completed, the disc must be held by a player standing in each of the corner sites extended. If a throw is errant, it must be retrieved, taken to the site, and thrown to the next site.
A lap judge must constantly be present to log players and record laps. Time begins with the release of the first throw and final measurement should be made to the point at which the disc is held or flying at the end of 24 hours. If a disc is replaced it must enter play at the exact point the previous disc was removed.
Marathon Ultimate or Guts
Play must be held under official WFDF rules with normal halftimes or time-outs and 10 minutes between each "game." Unlimited substitution is allowed with a maximum of 15 players per ultimate team and seven per guts team.
Two-Person Discathon Marathon (42.195 km)
The team of two players follow all typical discathon procedures in an alternating relay with each player, in turn, covering a discathon course that is exactly 1 km in length. The course is to be measured by minimum running distance of all mandatories without penalties. To begin the event, both players cover an additional 195 m, prior to the beginning of the relay. This allows the total distance to be exactly the length of a marathon. Split times should be kept for each completed kilometer. Disc replacement is allowed as necessary so the player always has three discs in play.
Documentation and Verification
No particular form is required, and no entry fee is payable. In any case, the burden of proof rests with the claimant. No claim that is insufficiently documented can be accepted as accurate. As noted above, video documentation is encouraged and for some records, required.
Claimants should obtain independent corroboration in the form of local or national newspaper, radio or TV coverage. Newspaper clippings must be annotated with the name of the newspaper, its place of publication, and the date of issue in which the article appeared. When possible, the name of the reporter and black-and-white and/or color action photograph should also be supplied. Video tapes should not be sent, but held in reserve in the event further documentation is requested.
Claimants should send signed authentication by independent, impartial adult witnesses or representative of organizations of standing in their community. Where applicable, a signed document showing ratification by a governing body should be supplied (see above). A claim is naturally enhanced by a witness with a high degree of expertise in the area of endeavor.
Signed log books should show there has been unremitting surveillance in the case of endurance events. These log books must include, in chronological order, the times of the activity and the times and durations of all rest breaks taken. The log books must be legible and readily decipherable. They must include signatures of witnesses with times of entering and leaving (at least two independent witnesses must be on hand at all times).Where applicable, scoresheets must be kept to demonstrate a satisfactory rate of play.
All submissions become the property of WFDF. WFDF will consider, but not guarantee, the return of material, only if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is supplied with sufficient postage.