World Junior Ultimate Championships 2006
15 December 2004
WFDF is now acccepting bids for the 2006 World Junior Ultimate Championships. The deadline for the submission of bids is February 1, 2005. Please e-mail (ultimate at wfdf dot org) if you have any questions.
WFDF elections open
08 December 2004
The 2004 WFDF Board elections are now open. There have been some delays in commencing the election due to the need to include some approvals for action of the Board in the past year, which the Board hopes will meet the scrutiny of the members. WFDF encourages all members to participate in this election - voting will close on Wednesday 23rd December 2004.
Should the observer rule go?
21 September 2004
At the recent Congress meeting in Turku, Finland, the Swedish Frisbeesport Federation put forward a proposal to eliminate the observer rule from the rules of ultimate, citing it was contradictory to the central spirit statement of personal responsibility. The submisison was backed by experiences in Sweden, including a letter of support from a FIFA referee who agrees that the presence of on-field officials is detrimental to player behaviour. A straw poll of those members present found overwhelming support for this measure.
EUCC2005 will be in Rostock
16 September 2004
The European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) today announced that the European Ultimate
Club Championships 2005 (EUCC2005) will be held in Rostock, Germany from 3rd to 9th July, 2005. An excellent bid was also submitted from Colchester, England. It is planned to have the following divisons at EUCC2005: Open, Women, Mixed, Masters. Team slots awarded to each country per division will be based on prior results of (at least) the EUCC2001 and EUC2003. These numbers will be sent to national associations as part of the initial invitation to EUCC2005, expected to go out in October 2004.
World Distance Champs preview
13 September 2004
WFDF has sanctioned Big D in the Desert VI as the 2004 World Distance Championships. This year the event will be held from the 25th to 27th September at the California/Nevada state line in Primm Nevada on Ivanpah Dry Lake.
World Games qualifiers announced
01 September 2004
WFDF has announced the qualifying countries for the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, Germany. The qualifying countries are Canada (44 points), USA (42), Australia (34), Finland (32), Japan (31) and Germany (host). Qualifying was based on final placings of teams at the recently-completed World Ultimate Championships 2004 in Turku, Finland. Each country was assigned points based on their best three finishing teams at WUC2004. See the attached file for the full points count.
Arizona to host World DDC Championships 2004
19 August 2004
The WFDF World DDC Championships 2004 will be held in conjunction with the 29th Arizona State Flying Disc Overall Championship in late October 2004. See the tournament website for more details.
World Games 2009 awarded to Taiwan
01 July 2004
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has selected Kaohsiung City – Chinese Taipei’s second largest metropolis behind the capital – to host The World Games 2009. Mayor Frank Hsieh and IWGA President Ron Froehlich signed the contract to have the eighth edition of the elite multi-sport event held between July 16 and 26, 2009, at existing venues in Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung County and adjacent Pingtung County.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
28 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 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 Uner-20 Men’s and the Junior Under-20 Women’s divisions. The event was most recently held in 2014 Lecco, Italy and will again be held this summer August, 2016 in Wroclaw Poland.
23 January 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) will be hosted in the city of Perth (Australia). The event will be held from Sunday, January 7 – Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the facilities at the UWA Sports Park in Perth – Western Australia. The successful bid came from the Australian Flying Disc Federation (AFDA) headed by Simon Wood and Anna Haynes.
22 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Masters Club Championships (WUMCC). The WUMCC is the masters club championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of masters club teams who are endorsed by their National Federation.
22 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). The WUCC is the world’s largest premier club championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of club teams who are endorsed by their National Federation.
Since the tournament in 2014 attracted so many teams, there has been an extensive discussion regarding whether for the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships in 2018, the Masters divisions should be held separately. To ensure the host has sufficient field and resource capacity the event has been split into two separate 2018 events (WUCC and WUMCC) and hosts are encouraged to bid separately for each event.
06 January 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Egypt as new WFDF member association.
With the acceptance of this membership proposal of the Egypt Ultimate Players Association (EUPA) WFDF now has 68 member associations in 65 countries. Egypt joins Morocco which was also recently approved as a member association in Northern Africa.
02 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and the Freestyle & Overall Committees are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2017 Freestyle & Overall Flying Disc Championships (WFOC)
The tournament will feature competitions in seven flying disc disciplines — Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self-Caught Flight and Champions will be crowned for each individual discipline.
21 December 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2015 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch commented: “We are particularly pleased about the interest and high participation of our member associations in this year’s election.” Rauch added “At a stage where the IOC puts great attention towards good governance structures of the International Federations and after having obtained full IOC recognition in 2015 we are happy to see that the WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates meeting all key requirements of the recognition criteria. We also managed to increase the number of women on the Board to three out of fourteen. As does every International Sports Federation, we depend on the support of volunteers taking on roles and functions within our organization on various levels. I would like to use this opportunity to express full confidence and gratitude for our team of volunteers to be able to manage the work to come. I would like to thank outgoing Board member Vincent Gaillard for his support during the last two years and am happy to announce that we will be able to welcome him back in another important function in our governance structures soon.”
Please read the full Press Release including the biographies here.
08 December 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BULA Ltd (BULA) on the governance of the Flying Disc sport of Beach Ultimate. WFDF and BULA had signed an initial MOU in 2011 and this agreement extends the working arrangement for four years through 2019.
25 November 2015 - Official Communication
The Board of Directors of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tim Rockwood as Managing Director, Broadcasting and Marketing. Mr. Rockwood’s goals in this newly created position are to secure sponsorship revenues, broadcast coverage, and distribution of high-profile WFDF championship events, beginning with the WFDF World Ultimate Championships being held in London in June 2016.
25 November 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Guam and Morocco as new WFDF member associations. Additionally, the Congress has approved the upgrade for Malaysia to regular membership. With the acceptance of these membership proposals of the Guam Ultimate for All Association (GUFA), the Moroccan Flying Disc Association (MFDA) and the Malaysian Flying Disc Association (MFDA) WFDF now has 67 member associations in 64 countries.
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