New Rules Accreditation Requirements for 2014 WFDF-Sanctioned Ultimate Events Announced
22 March 2014
The WFDF Ultimate Committee and WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee are pleased to announce the new WFDF Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events in 2014, including both the World Juniors Ultimate Championships and the World Ultimate Club Championships. As a self-officiated sport, the objective of this accreditation is to ensure that all players are fully versed in the rules to ensure that there is no confusion on playing within the “spirit of the game.”
The Rules Accreditation process was introduced at the start of 2013 and is designed to allow players to demonstrate that they have read and understood the Rules of Ultimate. There are two types of Accreditation: (1) WFDF Accreditation - Standard: for all types of players (including those who have not played a game); and (2) WFDF Accreditation - Advanced: for experienced players only.
Players who successfully complete the quiz are issued a certificate. A register of people who are Rules Accredited is updated each month and is available on the Rules Website. Full details regarding the Rules Accreditation Process are available from each specific event website and from the Accreditation section of the official Rules of Ultimate website.
For 2014, the WFDF Ultimate Committee has established the following Rules Accreditation Requirements that must be met at WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events.
• Standard Accreditation: All team members on the roster must have at least a Standard Accreditation.
• Advanced Accreditation: At least half of the players on the roster must have the Advanced Accreditation, one of whom must be the team captain.
The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is working on developing translated versions of the Accreditation questions, and new translations are updated on http://rules.wfdf.org/accreditation/translations . Translated versions are currently available in German, Japanese and Spanish (standard only). As of now, if a local language version is not available, players are expected to complete the Accreditation process in English.
WFDF Ultimate Committee Chair Brian Gisel commented “We believe that this is an important next step to ensure that players have the tools they need to learn and apply the rules and play with good Spirit. This enhanced requirement for 2014 puts in place the next step of the program outlined a year ago and we expect that players will find it useful.”
There is an important note regarding Rules Accredited players:
• They have the same responsibilities on the field as every other player
• They do not release a Captain from their responsibility to ensure their team upholds the Spirit of the Game
• They do not replace the requirement for each player to learn and apply the rules and play with good Spirit
If there are any questions about this process, or any other rules issues, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee, Florian Pfender, at florian.pfender (at) wfdf.org .
Latest WFDF Communiques
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.
15 August 2014 - Official Communication
The WFDF Anti-Doping Program at the 2014 World Championships in Lecco, Italy, involving all age categories from Under-19 to Master’s, turned out to be a “tremendous success,” per WFDF President Robert L. “Nob” Rauch as he commented on the program held in conjunction with the WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) and the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships.
14 August 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the new members of the WFDF Athletes’ Commission after the 2014 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships, who will each serve a four year term. Three athletes were elected to the Commission during the WUCC 2014 event:
- Gwen AMBLER (USA)
- Julian Camilo BOCANEGRA SALAZAR (COL)
- Ryan Patrick PURCELL (RSA)
09 August 2014 - Official Communication
In what was finally again a sunny day in Lecco the World Club Champions 2014 in the Open, Women`s and Mixed divisions were celebrated in Lecco`s city stadium Rigamonti-Ceppi. Revolver beat Seatlle Sockeye 17-15 in the Open Final taking the gold. Bronze went to Johnny Bravo beating Colony in the Bronze medal game with a 17-13 score. The Women`s division saw Riot beat Fury with 17-15 winning the World Club Championship title, leaving the Bronze to Team Scandal after a win over Showdown. In the Mixed division Drag`n Thrust beat Polar Bears 17-10. Bronze medal winners were The Ghosts with a 17-13 win over Team Fisher Price.
Full results are available from the WFDF website.
09 August 2014 - Official Communication
Last day of the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships started and the finals in the Open, Mixed and Women`s division are going to be played at the city stadium Rigamonti-Ceppi in lecco. This daily newsletter provides recaps from the Friday games, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Saturday, 9 August 2014 - material from Skyd.
08 August 2014 - Official Communication
In a busy schedule Friday August 8, the first champions were crowned in the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships, in the Open and Women’s Masters Divisions.
In the Open Masters Division, Boneyard (USA) defeated Figjam (CAN) 17-8. In the bronze medal game, Johnny Encore (USA) prevailed over Phat Chilly (AUS) 17-14.
In the Women’s Masters Division, Vintage (CAN) defeated Godiva (USA), who had gone 8-0 in round robin play, 17-13. In the bronze medal game, Golden Girls (GER) squeezed by Phat Chilly (AUS) 16-14.
08 August 2014 - Official Communication
Day 6 of the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships saw the Quarterfinals and now we know the teams playing the Semifinals on Friday. This daily newsletter provides recaps from the Thursday games, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Friday, 8 August 2014 - material from Skyd.
07 August 2014 - Official Communication
Day 5 of the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships and still sunshine in the venues - hope grows that the last days of the biggest Ultimate which WFDF has ever seen also can be staged without schedule changes.
This daily newsletter provides recaps from the Wednesday games, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Thursday, 7 August 2014 - material from Skyd.
06 August 2014 - Official Communication
On day 4 of the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships the sunshine again blessed the tournament drying out fields slowly but consistently. And today, on 6 of August, games proceed under the Italian sun. This daily newsletter provides recaps from the Tuesday rounds, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - material from Skyd.
worldflyingdisc @ Social Media
World Flying Disc Federation