Press Release * Official Communication
The BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) are running
29 June 2013
The BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) are running and on live.ecbu2013.org the fans can find all online coverage of the BULA/WFDF event which is held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013.
Since Thursday the tournament has been blessed with fantastic weather and the Tournament Organising Committee (TOC) gets compliments for their preparations and operations of the event.
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WFDF Meets the New Sportaccord President Marius L. Vizer
12 June 2013
WFDF officials have meetings in St. Petersburg (Russia) and Japan
The SportAccord General Assembly on May 31 elected Marius L. Vizer (President of the International Judo Federation) as the new President of SportAccord. Vizer, a Romanian-born Hungarian, succeeds Hein Verbruggen, who decided to step down as President after 11 years. Mr. Vizer received 52 votes of the 89 votes cast and his opponent Bernard Lapasset (Chairman of the International Rugby Union) 37. Vizer won on a platform of transforming SportAccord into a “more powerful” and “lucrative” body, with a ''United World Championships'' being the centerpiece of his program. Per Vizer’s plan, this event will be held every four years for both Olympic and non-Olympic sports. Vizer said he plans to organize the first event in 2017 and hopes all 91 member federations take part.
Read more: WFDF Meets the New Sportaccord President Marius L. Vizer
BULA/WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate 2013 – communication and media platforms launched
12 June 2013
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) has launched the media platforms and communication plan for the event.
LOC opened up live.ecbu2013.org. This will be the basis of all online coverage of the BULA/WFDF event which will be held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013. This premier Beach Ultimate event will feature 1,150 athletes from 23 nations in 7 divisions of play.
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World Flying Disc Federation Receives Recognition by the International Olympic Committee
31 May 2013
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Friday the 31st of May 2013 to grant the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) provisional IOC recognition during their meeting in St Petersburg (Russia). WFDF serves as the international sports governing body of all flying disc sports.
“WFDF welcomes this recognition to join the Olympic family and we confirm the commitment of the flying disc community to the ideals set out in the Olympic Charter,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “Our strong value of “spirit of the game” on the field of play and off of it has always reflected these principles. We thank the IOC Executive Board and administration for their support and encouragement, and our Member Associations, board of directors, and athletes for their enthusiasm and commitment to this process.”
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WFDF Congress approves Iceland as a regular national member
07 May 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has accepted the Frisbee Sport Federation of Iceland (FSFI) as a regular national member association of the World Flying Disc Federation.
“The approval of Iceland as a full regular member shows the ongoing support of our member associations for recognizing new Flying Disc nations. Iceland has been a WFDF provisional member for several years before this upgrade and their membership status results in all Nordic countries now being WFDF regular member associations,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
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WFDF Ultimate Committee announces bid allocation mechanism for 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships
22 April 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has announced the bid allocation mechanism for the 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). The event is going to be held in the city of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy.
As a principle, all countries get at least one bid for each division in which they sent at least one team at the previous edition of the WUCC, which was in Prague in 2010 (77 teams). Countries that finished in the top 10 of the open, women’s, mixed and masters divisions at the World Ultimate and Guts championship (WUGC) in 2012 get a bid for that division (38 teams). WFDF’s Regular Members who don’t have an automatic bid from the above two allocations get a single bid in the division of their choice (10 teams). Provisional Members who sent a team to WUCC 2010 get a single bid in the division of their choice (5 teams). Italy as host nation was awarded one additional single bid in the Masters division to allow at least one team in each division from the host country (1 team). For the Women’s Masters, there will be a single bid for each of six countries participating in WUGC 2012 plus 1 bid for each of Finland and Italy (8 teams). Additional quotas apply as per the table annexed to this release.
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WFDF 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet released
22 April 2013
The Spirit of the Game Ultimate Sub-Committee of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has published a 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet. The sheet reduces paper use by 75% and simplifies the work for teams and administrators by displaying four games on one sheet.
The new scoresheet can be found here. WFDF believes that an important part of maintaining and promoting good spirit of the game is by providing direct feedback, and we encourage the collection of spirit scores at the end of each game and the awarding of a spirit prize at the end of all Ultimate tournaments.
Read more: WFDF 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet released
Bids Sought for WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC)
15 April 2013
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
The deadline for submitting completed bids for WJUC 2014 is 30 June 2013, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than end of August 2013. All potential bidders should notify WFDF of their intention to submit a bid (no actual details required) by 15 May 2013.
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New Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-Sanctioned Ultimate Events Announced
12 April 2013
The WFDF Ultimate Committee is pleased to announce new WFDF Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events. The requirements, which will stipulate specified minimums of players on each team roster that are rules certified, will be introduced for all Ultimate events in 2013. 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.” 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: http://rules.wfdf.org.
Read more: New Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-Sanctioned Ultimate Events Announced
WFDF 2013 Congress - call for submission of proposals
07 April 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation has announced that the 2013 WFDF Congress will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 July 2013, in conjunction with the WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Championships in Toronto, Canada. 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 for members to submit items for consideration is 6 May 2013.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
26 November 2013 - Press Release
The WFDF is pleased to announce that it has established two new programs to support the global development of flying disc sports.
Under the Development Grants Program, funding will be provided to support worthy ideas brought to the board by Member Associations or individuals. For the purposes of the program, “development” is defined broadly, and could include the introduction of disc sports into new countries, the expansion of disc sports activity in developing countries, gender inclusion projects, programs for spirit of the game education, youth programs, coaches training, anti-doping education, etc. Grants will be for amounts up to US,500 including the value of discs that may be a part of the request, with most grants expected to be in the range of US0-400. WFDF is also making available a Disc Missionary Program, where flying disc athletes travelling to areas where disc sports are not actively practiced may receive a package of 10 discs to distribute. The applicant must provide information about the trip and explain how they intend to introduce disc sports to a new population. Discraft has generously agreed to contribute the discs being made available under these programs.
25 November 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that Tomas Burvall from Sweden has been approved by the WFDF Board of Directors as the new Chair of the Overall Committee, replacing Jack Cooksey (USA) with immediate effect. In serving for the remainder of Cooksey’s term which ends in December 2014, Burvall will also be a member of the Board of Directors until the next regular elections. Cooksey is stepping down due to increased work demands.
17 November 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has released the list of the candidates for the 2013 elections.
The WFDF members will vote on positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. The elections started on 15 November and will run through 15 December 2013, 24:00 hrs UTC.
15 November 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation have approved additional bids to WUCC 2014 for the following countries:
Open Division – Poland, Switzerland, P.R. of China
Mixed Division – Latvia, Finland, Dominican Republic, New Zealand
Womens Division– Slovakia, Russian Federation, Mexico
Masters Open Division – Sweden, Russian Federation, Mexico
Masters Womens Division – France, Colombia
Round 2 Bids are used to bring division numbers to desirable levels. Total teams for WUCC now stand at 48 Open, 32 Womens, 48 Mixed, 24 Masters Open, 10 Masters Women. Currently bids have been given out to 162 teams representing 42 different Nations. Both will be a record for WUCC.
22 October 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2013 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2013. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2013, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2013. Results should be announced by December 31, 2013 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
12 October 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) 2014 will be hosted in the city of Lecco, Lombardy (Italy). The event will be held from July 20-26, 2014 at the facilities at the Nuova Poncia Polo & Country Club in Lecco, and the finals will be staged in the Stadio Rigamonti-Ceppi, the main stadium of the city of Lecco on July 26, 2014.
The successful bid came from the Ultimatevents s.r.l. group headed by Max Vitali. Ultimateevents is also hosting the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), which is being held two weeks later at the same venues. The bid was supported and endorsed by the Federazione Italiana Flying Disc (FIFD), led by President Francesco Franceschetti.
10 October 2013 - Official Communication
One of the decisions at this year’s Congress in Toronto was to look into developing Wheelchair Ultimate. This program could be introduced by building on activity that already exists and by approaching local adaptive sports organizations and seeking to incorporate Ultimate into their current activities. We have heard of small leagues in New Hampshire and Montreal, and we would like to see if it is feasible to support a broader initiative. We are now looking for information on any current activity that may exist. We would also like to hear from anyone interested in the project willing to work with their local adaptive sports organizations.
30 September 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF has appointed a task force to review its position on the Spirit of the Game and on-field officiation issues for Ultimate. The Task Force will have two objectives: (1) Reaffirm WFDF’s definition of Spirit of the Game and review, develop and strengthen existing programs in order to promote a clearer and more consistent understanding of how it should be applied; and (2) Answer the question on how does WFDF ensure that Ultimate athletes play a fair game that is also viewable (interesting for spectators in person and on TV/internet to watch). A 12-person panel has been appointed and are tasked with presenting a report to the 2014 Congress in Lecco. Read more
24 September 2013 - Official Communication
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.
All potential bidders must notify WFDF and BULA of their intention to bid (no actual details required) by 25 October 2013. This letter of interest should be sent to both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. This letter should address proposed dates, the basic organizing committee and experience, map of the location, and a short description why this host is a great candidate.
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.
16 September 2013 - Official Communication
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.
For information about any of these events or on the bidding process and for a digital copy of the bid guidelines, please contact Jack Cooksey, WFDF Overall Chair (email@example.com). The Bid Guidelines and bid budget template to be used for any application also can be accessed under this link: http://www.wfdf.org/downloads/cat_view/27-documents-for-wfdf-events
20-26 July 2014
2-9 August 2014
Lecco, Italy, Italy
worldflyingdisc @ Social Media
14-15 December 2013
Россия, Нижний Новгород, Russia
14-15 December 2013
Leek, the Netherlands, Netherlands
14-15 December 2013
14-15 December 2013
Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
14-15 December 2013
National Indoor Arena Birmingham , United Kingdom
wien, simmering, geringergasse , Austria
20-22 December 2013
21-22 December 2013
Nottingham Wildcats Arena, NG3 7EB, United Kingdom
21-22 December 2013
Brest Belarus, Belarus
RM8 2JR, United Kingdom
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