Member News - South Africa
25 April 2007
The South African Flying Disc Association
is set to host their 2007 National Championship
in Cape Town from April 27-29. South Africa also recently sent two teams to Paganello, one open and one mixed. See their website (linked above) for further information on disc sports in South Africa.
2007 WFDF Congress: Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching
04 April 2007
This is a reminder that motions to be considered for WFDF Congress
2007 must be submitted by April 8, 2007
. These should be sent to WFDF
WFDF Congress 2007 is scheduled for 9AM-5PM, July 8, 2007 in Ithaca,
NY, USA. This is the day before the start of the World
(WOC) in Ithaca, July 9-14, 2007.
Exact location of Congress will follow. Members will be asked to
confirm their expected attendance at Congress in the coming months, so
please investigate your travel plans for coming to Congress in the
meantime. Information regarding lodging and travel to Ithaca can be
found on the webpage of the WOC hosts, noted above.
2007 WFDF Rules of Ultimate Announced
13 March 2007
The new WFDF Rules of Ultimate (Version 2007)
is finally completed and approved!
It will be effective on April 1, 2007 for all WFDF sanctioned tournaments.
We would like to ask all our members to implement these rules as quickly as possible.
Bill Wright Recognized for Two Decades of Contributions to WFDF
10 January 2007
Bill Wright was presented with a token of appreciation for his substantial contributions to WFDF and all flying disc sports for over two decades. Bill served as WFDF President from 1994 to 2004. Prior to that, he chaired both the WFDF Freestyle Committee and the Freestyle Players Association for nine years. Even after stepping down from his formal leadership role, he continued to selflessly provide administrative assistance to WFDF through early 2006.
Galactic MTA Record Set on Space Shuttle Discovery
19 December 2006
December 15, 2006 was a historic day for space exploration and for disc players everywhere. One of our own, Christer Fuglesang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang) of Sweden is currently aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Christer was live broadcasted on the national Swedish channel TV4, and as part of that program he also attempted two MTA "throws" in the zero gravity of the shuttle. The first try got away from him, but the second attempt was timed at 20.52 seconds by Flight Engineer Thomas Reiter (ESA) of Germany.
European Space Agency to host MTA world record attempt in space
13 December 2006
On Friday, December 15th, the European Space Agency is the host of a unique sporting event. Supported by the World Flying Disc Federation, the Swedish Frisbee Sport Federation are proud to sanction this unprecedented event. Christer Fuglesang, ESA astronaut on the Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-116, will attempt to break the world record in the flying disc sporting discipline MTA, Maximum Time Aloft. The competition will start at seven minutes past seven GMT in the evening of Friday, December 15th, 2006. We believe that this is the first ever sanctioned sports event that takes place in space.
WFDF 2007 Rules of Ultimate draft available for comment
11 December 2006
A draft version of the WFDF 2007 Rules of Ultimate is available for comment. We have set up a forum at http://groups.google.com/group/wfdf-2007-rules
for public comment. It is not expected that major changes will make it into the 2007 version at this late stage, but all comments will be taken into account when drafting the 2008 version. The 2007 rules are expected to be approved for release early in the new year.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
29 July 2014 - Official Communication
The WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships 2014 will be held in Lecco, Italy, from 2 to 9 August 2014. The official website of the event provides the playing schedule, the players handbook and additional important information for all event participants.
Games can be watched on Skyd Magazine`s event Livestream and the provisional schedule is online now.
Looking forward to see you all in Lecco for WUCC 2014 !
28 July 2014 - Official Communication
The WFDF 2014 World Junior Championships 2014 have come to an end. Canada (Open) and USA (Women`s) have crowned their performances with the World Junior Championships titles. In the Open final on Saturday at the Lecco City stadium Canada beat USA by a close 17-16. In the Women`s division USA had won before over Canada by a 17-9 score. The bronze medals went to Colombia (Women`s) and Germany (Open) respectively. The SOTG Award winners were Colombia in both divisions.
During the Victory and Closing Ceremony WFDF Secretary Thomas Griesbaum officially declared the event closed. WJUC 2014 is history - but another highlight is yet to ccome to Lecco with WUCC to start on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at the same venues in Lombardy.
The official WJUC website (material from TOC 2014).
26 July 2014 - Official Communication
On day 6 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships the participating teams in the WJUC finals were found: USA and Canada will compete in both final games for the gold medals. The daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Saturday, 26 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
25 July 2014 - Official Communication
After day 5 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships came to an end this daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Friday, 25 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
24 July 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the institutional and founding assembly of the European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) as the Continental Association of WFDF for Europe was held on Wednesday, 23 July 2014, in the city of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy, on the occasion of the 2014 WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
“We are extremely excited to hear the news about the formal incorporation of EFDF as a WFDF branch organization,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
24 July 2014 - Official Communication
After day 4 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships this daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event. Lightning has cancelled some games on Wednesday so changes are up during the day on schedules.
The daily newsletter - Thursday, 24 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
23 July 2014 - Official Communication
Day 3 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships has concluded and the daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
22 July 2014 - Official Communication
The WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships are under way in Lecco, Lombardy, Italy from 20-26 July 2014.
The daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
17 July 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it has published 2014 annual census of its member associations. The census, which has been done continually since 2002, reports that there were 145,592 athletes who were members of the 60 disc sports associations in 56 countries that are members of WFDF. Of the total, 29% are women, 16% are under 19, and 16% are over 35.
16 July 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it has published a report of the results of the first ever Global Disc Sports Community survey, which was launched in February 2014. The 2014 survey was designed to gather input from athletes, coaches, administrators, tournament directors, and anyone else involved with disc sports from around the globe. The survey was conducted in February and March 2014 on www.surveymonkey.com and was open to anyone.
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