WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships 2011 are under way in Fort Collins (USA)
21 July 2011
The WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships 2011 are under way in Fort Collins (USA) from 18 to 23 July 2011.
Competition will be held in 7 flying disc events to crown the World Overall Flying Disc Champion. Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self Caught Flight will be the events in the competition. more
2011 Congress materials posted
30 June 2011
The 2011 WFDF Congress will be held Saturday and Sunday August 27-28, 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, during the World Championship of Beach Ultimate.
Briefing materials can be found when you click here. The complete Congress Briefing book is stored under this link.
The Congress will be held on 27-28 August within the Getur facility, Villaggio Sportivo Getur, Viale centrale 29, I - 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro (Ud), Italy. With regards to hotel accommodation requests WFDF delegates are requested to address wishes for reservation as soon as possible, if not immediately, to the registration desk of WCBU 2011 under:
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WFDF Call for Sanctioned Ultimate Event Bids
29 June 2011
WFDFs Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for several upcoming sanctioned events.
- WFDF Asian-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championship 2013 (AOUCC)
- WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Club Championship 2013 (PAUCC)
- WFDF World Under 23s Championship 2013 (U23s)
The deadline for submitting completed bids for AOUCC, PAUCC, and U23s is September 30, 2011, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than January 31, 2012.
For the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championship 2014 (WUCC), there is an ongoing discussion regarding whether Mixed and Masters divisions should be held separately from the Open and Womens divisions, as the tournament attracts so many teams. The issue is expected to be clarified shortly after Congress in late August and the formal call for bids will go out thereafter.
For information about any of these events or on the bidding process, please contact Simon Hill, Chair of the Ultimate Committee. The Bid Guidelines can be accessed by clicking the Bid Guidelines for World Ultimate and Guts Championship Events .
WFDF 2011 Congress - Announcement and call for submissions
03 June 2011
The World Flying Disc Federation has announced that the 2011 WFDF Congress will take place on Saturday August 27 (prior to Finals of the 2011 WCBU) and Sunday August 28 from 9 am to 1 pm.
The meeting will take place in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy in conjunction with the BULA/WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate. Per the WFDF Bylaws (article III, Section 5.1) any member wishing to submit a motion for consideration at the meeting must do so not less than 75 days prior to the date of the meeting. Therefore, the deadline members to submit items for consideration is June 14, 2011.
Read more: WFDF 2011 Congress - Announcement and call for submissions
New Guts Catch Record at 124 km/h Reported
02 May 2011
A new world guts catch record was reported by Dave (Nez) Nesbitt, current PDGA Board President and former USGPA and WFDF board member, thrown by Garrett "Double G" Gurthie at 124 km/hr (77 mph). The throw and catch were made at approximately 7:15pm on April 30, 2011 at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling Georgia and recorded by a brand new Bushnell radar gun. The catch was witnessed by approximately 75 disc golfers and friends/family, and verified by Brian Graham, PDGA Executive Director and Disc Golf Hall of Famer, (Crazy) John Brooks, at the time of the catch. The setting of a new world record is subject to confirmation by WFDF Archivist and Record Keeper, Dan (Stork) Roddick. If confirmed, the catch would surpass the previous record of 123 km/hr by Takeshi Osada catching Yasuhiro Komori on May 3, 2008 in Chino-city, Nagano, Japan. Our picture shows Garrett Gurthie (left), Dave Nesbitt in the middle, and (Crazy) John Brooks on the right.
Ultimate Peace in the News
09 March 2011
The Ultimate Peace Project was featured on CNN. To view the video, click on this link
WFDF Newsletter Submissions Needed
23 January 2011
WFDF Newsletter submissions needed WFDF intends to resume publication of the "WFDF Newsletter" beginning in mid-February 2011. This will become a regular communication piece to be widely distributed to disc players and enthusiasts around the world. We would be happy to consider articles about national associations and events, photos, miscellaneous media sightings involving disc sports, and newsworthy stories pertaining to all disc sports across the globe, in addition to including updates on WFDF initiatives and reports on upcoming and completed WFDF events. Please send your submissions to
Interim Ultimate Committee Chair Announced
21 January 2011
WFDF would like to welcome Si Hill from the UK as the new Interim Ultimate Committee Chair. For more information on Si Hill please click on the link below. As his appointment is only temporary, we are still in search of a candidate who is interested in taking on the position for the long term. If you are interested please forward your information to Kevin Givens at kevin dot givens at wfdf dot org.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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