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.
World marathon ultimate record broken
29 June 2004
WFDF has accepted the record of 61 hours and 26 minutes set by a group of Alaskan ultimate players earier this month.
No changes to Ultimate rules for 2004
01 January 2004
WFDF Ultimate Committee and the WFDF Ultimate Rules Working Group do not foresee any changes to the current Rules of Ultimate for the 2004 season. This means that the current rules (last revision 1/28/2002) will be used for play at the WUGC 2004 in Turku, Finland.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
16 September 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 World Freestyle and Overall Flying Disc Championships (WFOC 2017) will be staged from Monday 24th – Saturday 29th July 2017 in the city of Basingstoke at the Down Grange Sports Complex in Great Britain.
“The successful bid came from the Basingstoke Disc Golf Club (BDGC) which was selected from four very strong bids coming from the European, North American and Asian regions, and was viewed favorably on the overall experience it offered to participants and its proximity to central Europe which meant it would attract many specialty disc golf and freestyler players from the Continent,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob”Rauch.
02 September 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC 2018) will be staged in the city of Waterloo at RIM and Kiwanis Parks from Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th August, 2018. Located in the Greater Toronto Area, Waterloo is home to the third largest Ultimate league in Ontario, with 850 active members and an established youth league.
The tournament organizing committee (TOC) will be headed up by Andrew Portwine, who sits on the Ultimate Canada and the Ontario Ultimate Boards of Directors, and who has acted as Tournament Director for the Canadian University Ultimate Championships in 2011 and the Canadian Ultimate National Championships which hosted 86 teams in 2014. “The TOC will be comprised of many returning staff from past Canadian National events, bringing both experience and the skills to successfully host WJUC 2018,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We expect they will be able to put on a world class event that will properly showcase the talent and skill of our next generation of global competitors.”
30 August 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 Asia Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Club Championships (AOUGCC) will be staged in the city of Manila at the Ayala Alabang Country Club in the Philippines from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th of August 2017.
The successful bid came from the Philippine Flying Disc Association (PFDA) with a team headed up by Vice-President Karen Cabrera. The Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) expects over 60 club teams from neighboring Asia and Oceania countries including Japan, People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India, and Australia to compete in the event. Ultimate divisions played will be the Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, Masters and Junior divisions, with this tournament also expecting to host 8 Guts teams.
22 August 2016 - Official Communication
A dramatic day of semi-final upsets and final round action brought the inaugural PDGA-WFDF Team Disc Golf World Championships, presented by DGA, to a climax today in Vancouver, Canada. Team Canada and Japan had appeared to be the favourites to advance to the finals after they finished first and second after three days of regulation play, but the Americans rolled to gold after they and the Kiwis both squeaked by the leaders in the semifinals. The event was held from August 18-21, 2016 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Six countries -- Australia, Brasil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the USA -- competed in this inaugural Team Disc Golf World Championships. The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) co-hosted the event along with the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA).
Read the full Press Release as pdf here.
18 August 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the first ever PDGA-WFDF 2016 Team Disc Golf World Championships, presented by DGA, is being held from August 18-21, 2016 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Six countries from the Americas, East Asia and Oceania, including Japan, USA, Brasil, Australia, New Zealand, and the hosts, Canada, will be competing for the medals and the honor of being crowned the inaugural Team Disc Golf World Champions. WFDF is co-hosting the event with the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA).
Read the full Press Release as pdf here.
13 August 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it is launching the second ever Global Disc Sports Community Survey. This questionnaire has been designed to gather input from athletes, coaches, administrators, tournament directors, and anyone else involved with disc sports from around the globe. WFDF hopes to get as much participation as possible in this online survey, which can be found here . The survey is open as of today and will close on 18 September 2016.
13 August 2016 - Press Release
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) 2016 World Junior (Under-20) Ultimate Championships (WJUC) concluded Saturday, August 6 with the Canadian Women's and the USA Men's teams winning gold at the Polemarsowe Fields in Wroclaw in front of 1,500 enthusiastic local and international spectators. Silver was awarded to the USA Women's and Canadian Men's teams. Bronze medals went to the Colombian Women's team and the Great Britain Men's team who won the 3rd place game Friday. The Ireland Women's team and the Australian Men's team won the Spirit of the Game awards.
03 August 2016 - Official Communication
Day 3 of the WFDF 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) saw the end of the pool play. 16 teams in the men’s division and 12 in the women’s have advanced to the next round remaining on the path to the medal rounds.
One of these 16 teams still aiming for gold are the hosts Poland who lost to a strong Japanese men’s team by the score of 15-13. “We knew that in our opponent we faced a fast, well drilled and very technically skilled team, but our height advantage and heart were our secret weapon” said Polish MVP Bwire Ekonjo, who scored 6 of the Polish points. The Polish women’s had a narrow loss to Great Britain losing in “universe point” 13-12, putting them out of the running for medals.
02 August 2016 - Official Communication
Day 2 of the WFDF 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) on 1st August 2016 saw 49 games played today at the Polemarsowe Fields in Wroclaw.
Today’s cooler weather was well received by athletes after a hot and muggy first day. Groundsmen went above and beyond to ensure the fields were in top playing condition, taking water off some fields using a giant sponge before athletes arrived at the venue. The overnight rain created perfect field conditions, softening some of the harder fields.
01 August 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 Pan American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC 2017) will be staged in Cañuelas City, 40 kms outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina. PAUCC will be staged from 14th-19th November, 2017 at the Dirck Henry Kloosterman Recrational Center and will be run with the support of the PanAmerican Flying Disc Federation. The Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) Espiritu Sudaka is a non-profit sports organization which has hosted the popular annual “Espiritu Sudaka” Ultimate Tournament for the past 7 years.
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