Press Release * Official Communication
WFDF and BULA seek host organizers for the WFDF & BULA 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate
24 September 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) are seeking potential host organizers for the WFDF & BULA 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU2015). Co-hosted by both WFDF and BULA, this tournament is the premier world championship for Beach Ultimate. The deadline for submitting completed bids for WCBU2015 is 30 November 2013. It is expected that the final bid selection will be announced no later than the first quarter of 2014.
Importantly, due to conflicts in the summer schedule in 2015, we are seeking bids for this weeklong event for times other than the months of July and August or the period from 25 September – 5 October 2015.
WFDF 2015 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (WOC) Bids Sought
16 September 2013
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Overall Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for WFDF 2015 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (WOC). The deadline for submitting completed bids for WOC 2013 is 15 December 2013. It is expected that the committee and board's final bid selection will be announced by 28 February 2014. All potential bidders should notify WFDF of their intention to bid (no actual details required) by 31 October 2013.
The WOC, which is held biannually, features competitions in seven flying disc disciplines — Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self-Caught Flight. Events shall be held to crown the World Overall champions in the Open, Women’s, and Masters Divisions.
Job description: WFDF is seeking an Event Coordinator
09 September 2013
Sweden Takes Gold in Open and Women’s Divisions as WFDF 2013 World Overall Championship Concludes
16 August 2013
After six days of competition from 22-27 July in Norrköping, Sweden, the WFDF 2013 World Overall Championships (WOC) concluded with the crowning of new open and women’s division champions from the host country. Tomas Burvall of Bollnäs, Sweden, won his second WFDF World Overall gold medal in the open division alongside the women’s gold medalist, Niloofar Mosavar Rahmani of Norrköping, Sweden. The WOC event, held every other year, is the official WFDF championship contesting seven individual and pairs events, including the disc sports disciplines of Accuracy, Distance, Disc Golf, Discathon, Double Disc Court, Freestyle and Self-Caught Flight (SCF).
WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC2013) Commences
10 August 2013
WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC2013) began on Friday August 9 at The Grandstand in Singapore (the former Bukit Timah Race Course) and will run through Sunday August 11. The second edition of this prestigious regional club championship features 27 Mixed Division and 4 Open Division club teams.
Clubs are participating from Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Invitation for accredited World Games Media - WFDF Press Conference - 30 July, 3:00 p.m., PG Stadium
30 July 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) invites all accredited World Games Media to the Press Conference with WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch on 30 July 2013, 3:00 p.m. Cali time in the Press Conference room at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium in Cali. During the conference the WFDF President and the Competition Manager Mauricio Moore will provide information on the results of the Flying Disc Ultimate competition of the 2013 World Games, which will see Team Colombia play for the bronze medal vs Canada this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Two players from the Colombian team will join the conference and be available for questions. At 6:00 p.m. USA will meet Australia in the gold medal game.
Sweden Dominates WFDF Overall Championships at the Midpoint
27 July 2013
In the fourth day of competition at the 2013 World Flying Disc Federation Overall Championships, the host country of Sweden leads the medal count with 15 total medals after the completion of three events. Trailing with six medals is the United States of America.
The WOC event, held every other year, is the official WFDF championship contesting seven individual and pairs events, including the disc sports disciplines of Accuracy, Distance, Disc Golf, Discathon, Double Disc Court, Freestyle and Self-Caught Flight (SCF). A total of 85 athletes from nine countries and three continents are in attendance.
Peace and Sport and WFDF unite to facilitate social integration of the most vulnerable in Colombia
26 July 2013
More than 150 educators and beneficiaries of the project "Ultimate por la Paz" supported by Peace and Sport and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) gathered last weekend in Cali for the "Community Hat Tournament," highlight of the social responsibility program of the Colombian Ultimate Federation (AJUC).
One year after signing a partnership to use and promote the sport of Ultimate Frisbee as a tool for peace education and social integration, Peace and Sport and WFDF are starting their concrete cooperation in Colombia supporting the National Federation.
Please find the full Press Release here.
WFDF 2013 World Under 23 Ultimate Championships officially opened in Toronto, Canada
23 July 2013
The warm, sunny weather was perfect for the opening ceremonies and kickoff showcase game of the WFDF 2013 World Under 23 Championships in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday afternoon. First nation dancers lead the 36 teams representing countries from around the world into the opening ceremonies. The players’ enthusiasm was particularly well highlighted by the gymnastic talents displayed by the Japanese player who, instead of walking in, entered the ceremonies with backhand springs. Jason Robinson, Co-Tournament Director and GM of the Toronto Ultimate Club, was the Master of Ceremonies and after a blessing from an aboriginal elder, WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch greeted all the players and spectators.
WFDF newsletter Archives Updated
10 July 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that it is making publicly available a significant part of its history. The WFDF Newsletters from 1985 to 1996 have been digitally scanned and are now available on the web site. Johan Lindgren, who had served as WFDF Secretary from 1985 to 1994 had singlehandedly prepared and distributed between one and four newsletters in each year of his tenure. Lindgren also served as Treasurer from 1989 to 1998.
“We are really excited to be able to share so much of the early history of WFDF and international disc sports,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “I was excited when I contacted Johan and he confirmed that he had a complete archive of the Newsletters in paper form for that period. We have come a long ways over the last nearly 30 years and this archive provides a useful perspective in light of our recent recognition by the IOC. Johan himself deserves to be recognized for the very important contribution he made to WFDF and global disc sports, as it was his steady presence, dedication, and hard work that sustained WFDF in its formative first decade.”
The Newsletter archive can be found here.
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