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
09 November 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has officially recognized a new world record for the longest outdoor throw of a flying disc. On Saturday October 25, 2014, Germany’s Simon Lizotte threw the disc an incredible 263.2 meters (863.5 feet) while competing at the Fall Desert Wind Open Distance event in Primm, Nevada, USA. Lizotte’s throw flew the length of two and a half regulation football (soccer) pitches. Lizotte was using a 157g Innova Blizzard Boss disc and threw with a 17mph wind at his back, with the throw confirmed by a spotter using an approved distance finder.
29 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF announces that the Congress has revoked the regular membership of the Flying Disc Federation of India (FDFI) and subsequently approved the application from the Ultimate Players Association of India (UPAI) for regular membership.
“This has been a very difficult process as we of course wanted to give our incumbent member FDFI the most favorable opportunity to present their case,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
27 October 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has conveyed on WFDF the status of an “IPC recognised International Federation (IF).” IPC Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez signed the letter confirming the approval of WFDF’s application sent last month outlining Wheelchair Ultimate activities in several countries including the USA, Canada, Germany and Japan.
20 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the hosts and event dates of two 2015 key events. The WFDF 2015 World Under 23 Ultimate Championships (WU23) will be held in the city of London, United Kingdom, while the WFDF 2015 PanAmerican Ultimate Championships (PAUC) will be staged in Mexico.
The WU23 will be held from 12 to 18 July 2015 and be hosted by UK Ultimate acting as the Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC). Responsible for the organization will be UKU CEO Simon Hill, who formerly served as WFDF’s Ultimate Committee chair. The event will be staged at the University College London (UCL) Sports Ground, in St Albans just north of London. The last WU23 was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which hosted 36 teams from 17 nations in 3 divisions: Open, Women’s, and Mixed. Over 900 athletes, coaches, and managers had visited Toronto for the Championships. These three divisions will be competing in London in 2015 again.
20 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
The WJUC is the premier world junior championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held bi-annually and is comprised of national teams competing in the Junior U19 Open and the Junior U19 Women’s divisions. The event was most recently held in 2014 Lecco, Italy.
15 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2014 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2014. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2014, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2014. Results should be announced by December 31, 2014 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
15 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved United Arabian Ultimate (UAU) and the Féderation Congolaise de Disque Volant (FCDV) as regular national members of the World Flying Disc Federation. The acceptance of these two groups brings the WFDF membership to 62 member associations in 58 countries, adding key countries in the Middle East and Africa to the WFDF membership portfolio.
07 October 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has opened a tender for establishing a multi‐year WFDF Sponsor & Official Apparel / Merchandise supplier partnership for the two year period from 1 January 2015 through the end of 2016.
Expressions of interest are requested no later than Friday, 17 October, 2014. Detailed and final proposal shall be submitted by Friday, 31 October 2014.
The Request for Proposals is available here.
25 August 2014 - Official Communication
Over 200 Disc Golf players from 24 countries across Europe for the 2014 European Disc Golf Championships (EDGC) held in Geneva from 20 - 23 August 2014. Players from Finland dominated the competition, winning gold in four of the six divisions of play (Open, Women, Masters and Senior Grandmasters). The Juniors title went to Germany while the Grandmasters title was won by a Spaniard. The event was jointly sanctioned by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA).
21 August 2014 - Official Communication
The deadline to register teams for the BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) is Sunday, August 31. This major Beach Ultimate event will be held 08-13 March 2015 on the JBR beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
So far, 71 teams from 22 countries have confirmed their participation through their national federations - including Great Britain, USA, Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, and India.
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