Explanation of the Spirit of the Game scoring sheet
17 December 2011
The WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) committee has developed a document listing the objectives of the WFDF/BULA SOTG scoring sheet (available in 27 languages) and how, by following guidelines, players ensure these objectives can be achieved. The document gives guidance to tournament and league directors on how to ensure good SOTG practices are followed on and off the field. The document is currently available for download in English and Spanish. More languages to follow.
WFDF Sponsors Ultimate Peace to Host Clinics in Conjunction with WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Champions
08 December 2011
Ultimate Peace led a program in late November with a team of American and Israeli coaches in the city of Medellin, Colombia in advance of the 2011 WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Championship in the city of Medellin, Colombia. Ultimate Peace held five days of clinics for approximately 40 coaches from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina and around 200 Colombian youth players, all focused on promoting the five values of Ultimate Peace: Mutual Respect, Integrity, Non-Violence, Friendship, and fun. This is the first step in a three year program to culminate with a program in Cali to be held in conjunction with the 2013 World Games.
Read more: WFDF Sponsors Ultimate Peace to Host Clinics in Conjunction with WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Champions
USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships
08 December 2011
The 2011 WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) were held in rain-soaked Medellín, Colombia on November 24-26, 2011. On the Open side, Seattle Sockeye of the USA teams defeated Warao of Venezuela. The Women’s Championship game featured the consecutive six-time USA Ultimate champion -- as well as reigning WUGC and WUCC champion -- Fury of San Francisco – who defeated Bamboo of Bogota, Colombia. Spirit of the Game trophies were awarded to the Pre-Selection Colombia mixed team in the Open division and to Fury in the Womens’ Division.
Read more: USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships
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01 December 2011
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WELCOME to the new WFDF official website
Written by Robert L. "Nob" Rauch, WFDF President
26 November 2011
It is my pleasure to introduce the new official World Flying Disc Federation website in its beta version. The website has been developed with “joomla” and was developed by Andre Kruse of Germany and our Executive Director Volker Bernardi. We ask that you check out the new site and provide any comments or suggestions to our Executive Director. During this beta test, the new website will be run at www.wfdf.net while the old site will be maintained at www.wfdf.org. Our old site will be run in parallel over the next six weeks until we make a final transition at year end, at which point we will consolidate the new site at our dot org address.
This re-launch of the official communication tool of the WFDF is a first step of several in our attempt to utilize the modern communication channels that have been developed over the last decade. The new website will be a work in progress for some time and will eventually feature an up-to-date content management system and many other tools to support the administrative work of WFDF and communicate to our member associations, athletes, players and fans.
Please be sure to give us your feedback a soon as possible so that we can ensure the new site is fully functional, and we encourage suggestions on enhancements that would make it even more effective as a communication and information tool.
Robert “Nob” Rauch
WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) 2011 are under way in Colombia
26 November 2011
The WFDF 2011 Pan American Ultimate Championships are under way in the city of Medellin, Colombia. News and results can be found on the official website of the event.
USA Wins Five of Six Divisions at World Championships of Beach Ultimate
01 September 2011
The USA came away with the gold medal in five of the six divisions of the 2011 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, a week-long event finishing Saturday 27 August and held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. The event was co-hosted this year by World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Associations (BULA).
This was the biggest World Championship of Beach Ultimate by far, with 1,060 players on 72 teams from 29 countries and five continents. The tournament, directed by Max Vitali and overseen by Patrick van der Valk (WFDF Beach chair and BULA president), was held on the beach in front of Getur Sports Village, a 90 minute drive from Venice on the Adriatic Sea. This was the first World Championship of Beach Ultimate co-hosted by WFDF, with previous events held in 2007 in Maceio, Brazil and in 2004 in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.
Read more: USA Wins Five of Six Divisions at World Championships of Beach Ultimate
World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 to be hosted by WFDF and BULA - countdown is running
11 August 2011
The third edition of the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, co-hosted this year by World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Associations (BULA), will run from 21 - 27 August 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy).
It is expected to be the biggest event in Beach Ultimate by far and will be held at Getur Sports Village, a 90 minute drive from Venice on the Adriatic Sea, where there is space for 2,500 players and guests in a state-of-the-art resort center for sport, health and fitness.
Read more: World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 to be hosted by WFDF and BULA - countdown is running
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Latest WFDF Communiques
28 September 2015 - Official Communication
Since 2011, fifty percent of the money that the WFDF received from the WFDF & BULA Continental and World Championships of Beach Ultimate has been put aside to invest in the development of Beach Ultimate worldwide.
Starting 2016 the WFDF will be allocating $ 5,000/year to fund ideas brought by Member Associations, or individuals, to develop Beach Ultimate. In 2016 the funds will be awarded to worthy programs aimed to start or fortify local/national Beach Ultimate leagues. The maximum amount that will be awarded for one project is $ 1,500, and smaller grant applications are encouraged.
The application procedure and form can be found here.
04 September 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee, Guts Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the upcoming sanctioned continental club events to be held in 2017:
WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships 2017 (AOUCC
WFDF Pan American Ultimate Club Championships 2017 (PAUCC
WFDF Asia Oceanic Guts Club Championships 2017 (AOGCC
WFDF All Africa Ultimate Club Championship 2017 (AAUCC
The 2015 events, which are due to be held over the last quarter of 2015, are going to be held as follows:
AAUCC – Uganda. Sat 12th – Sun 13th September 2015 with 7 teams registered in 1 Division (Mixed)
AOGCC – Chinese Taipei. Sat 17th – Sun 18th October, 2015 with registration still open, 2 Divisions (Open, Women`s)
PAUC – Mexico. Wed 18th – Sat 21st November 2015 with 49 teams registered in 4 Divisions (Open, Women`s, Mixed, Open Masters)
AOUC –Hong Kong. Fri 27th – Sun 29th November 2015 with 25 teams registered in 3 Divisions (Open, Women`s, Mixed)
AOUC and PAUC (National teams) are held on a quadrennial basis alternating with the AOUCC and PAUCC (Club teams).
If you are interested in preparing a bid, we ask for initial indications of interest no later than 15th October 2015. The deadline for submitting completed bids for the above listed events is 1st December 2015, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than 20th February 2015 and the announcement for the event location will be 31st March 2016.
Please note that all bids must be sent in using the official WFDF bid templates which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your expression of interest.
For information about any of these events, the bidding process, or to confirm your expression of interest, please contact Karina Woldt, WFDF Event Manager, at email@example.com.
02 September 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Georgian Flying Disc Federation (GFDF) as regular and the Chilean Association of Ultimate (AChU) as provisional national members of the World Flying Disc Federation. The acceptance of these two member associations brings the WFDF membership to 65 member associations in 62 countries, adding two key countries in Eastern Europe and South America to the WFDF membership portfolio.
31 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today WFDF released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past 4 years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the WFDF World Under 23 Ultimate Championships, held from July 11 to 18 in London.
Rankings are based on the finishing position of each country’s top team in each playing division from the most recent Ultimate events as follows:
- World Ultimate Club Championships (2014), WUCC
- World Ultimate and Guts Championships (2012), WUGC
- World Under-23 Ultimate Championships (2015), WU23
- World Ultimate Junior Championships (2014), WJUC
- World Championships of Beach Ultimate (2015), WCBU
“Points are accumulated based on the finishing position of the highest ranked team for each country in each playing division, with a maximum number of points awarded to the first place team equal to the number of countries participating in that division,” explained WFDF Ultimate Committee chair Brian Gisel. “The number of points awarded is reduced by 1 for each lower finishing position. For example, in a division with 10 different countries, the highest ranked country receives 10 points, the second ranked country receives 9 points, the third 8 points and so on. These rankings will be updated at the conclusion of each major event listed above.”
21 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that two additional discs for WFDF and USA Ultimate (USAU) championship-level competition have been approved. The Discraft UltraStar, Web Mold II – Hot Stamp and the Yikun Sports UltiPro both were granted championship-level approval by the Disc Standards Working Group. The approval of these two discs brings the total of WFDF and USA Ultimate championship-approved discs to seven – five of which are manufactured by Discraft with a variety of molds and printing processes.
09 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released its updated list of average Spirit of the Game scores by country. Inspired by the recently published WFDF Power Rankings, and started as an exercise in curiosity, this list takes into account all the teams from each country at relevant World Championships over the past four years, including the Spirit scores from the recent World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai and the U23 in London. Find the full list here.
05 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rob McLeod, also known as “Frisbee Rob,” as WFDF Director of Communications and Global Media. This newly created volunteer position will assist the officers and executive staff in the daily media and networking services like issuing media releases, identifying content and managing WFDF’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and improving the existing presence on youtube and other video platforms.
“We are extremely pleased that we were able to find someone with the media and promotion experience that Rob has within the Flying Disc sports community,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “WFDF needs to take better advantage of the evolving opportunities in social media in order to better communicate with all of WFDF’s stakeholders and audience. Rob recently spent time with the WFDF officers and staff in London for the World U23 Ultimate Championships. We had previously discussed this role with Rob and, after the WFDF Congress last weekend and hearing all of the work that the national flying disc federations are doing to grow the sport, Rob decided to enthusiastically accept this role.”
02 August 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today has granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation at its 128th Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1985 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the WFDF is composed of 62 national member associations on five continents. WFDF had received provisional recognition by the IOC in May 2013.
“The sport of Flying Disc has been granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee today and WFDF is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the IOC Session for our sport today. We are very thankful to the IOC membership, the Executive Board and its administration, in particular to the IOC Sport Department and staff, for their guidance and support during the period since WFDF was provisionally recognized by the IOC Executive Board in May 2013,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
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