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WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships in Lecco - Day 2 daily newsletter
04 August 2014
As on day 2 of the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships we have not seen any games as per the weather conditions this daily newsletter provides recaps from the Opening Ceremony and Opening Game, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Monday, 4 August 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
WUCC Update 2 - OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 2-1 (18:00hrs Sunday 3/8/14)
03 August 2014
Following careful discussions and inspections today regarding field conditions, player safety, weather considerations and the overall tournament, WFDF with agreement with the TOC would like to issue the following information: OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 2-1 (18:00hrs Sunday 3/8/14).
WUCC UPDATE - Sunday games are postponed due to flooding
03 August 2014
With the additional rain Saturday morning, many of the fields at the main venue were still flooded as of Saturday evening. WFDF and the tournament organizers have decided that all games on Sunday are canceled. This decision was taken because, even if the standing water had receded by morning, if we had tried to play, the fields would have trashed for the rest of the week as they remained water-soaked. We plan to play as scheduled on Monday and will play the Sunday schedule on Tuesday. More info will be provided once it gets sorted out. Further information:
Official WFDF Release.
FPA World Freestyle Disc Championships 2014, Medellin, Colombia - Livestream available
03 August 2014
The Freestyle Players Association (FPA) World Championship is under way in Medellin, Colombia, from 31 July to 3 August 2014.
The Livestream can be found here..
WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships to start on Saturday, 2 August, in Lecco, Italy
29 July 2014
The WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships 2014 will be held in Lecco, Italy, from 2 to 9 August 2014. The official website of the event provides the playing schedule, the players handbook and additional important information for all event participants.
Games can be watched on Skyd Magazine`s event Livestream and the provisional schedule is online now.
Looking forward to see you all in Lecco for WUCC 2014 !
WJUC in Lecco has come to an end - Canada (Open) and USA (Women`s) are the World Junior Champions
28 July 2014
The WFDF 2014 World Junior Championships 2014 have come to an end. Canada (Open) and USA (Women`s) have crowned their performances with the World Junior Championships titles. In the Open final on Saturday at the Lecco City stadium Canada beat USA by a close 17-16. In the Women`s division USA had won before over Canada by a 17-9 score. The bronze medals went to Colombia (Women`s) and Germany (Open) respectively. The SOTG Award winners were Colombia in both divisions.
During the Victory and Closing Ceremony WFDF Secretary Thomas Griesbaum officially declared the event closed. WJUC 2014 is history - but another highlight is yet to ccome to Lecco with WUCC to start on Saturday, 2 August 2014 at the same venues in Lombardy.
The official WJUC website (material from TOC 2014).
WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships in Lecco - Day 6 daily newsletter
26 July 2014
On day 6 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships the participating teams in the WJUC finals were found: USA and Canada will compete in both final games for the gold medals. The daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Saturday, 26 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships in Lecco - Day 5 daily newsletter
25 July 2014
After day 5 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships came to an end this daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event.
The daily newsletter - Friday, 25 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) formally institutionalized at founding assembly in Lecco, Italy
24 July 2014
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the institutional and founding assembly of the European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) as the Continental Association of WFDF for Europe was held on Wednesday, 23 July 2014, in the city of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy, on the occasion of the 2014 WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
“We are extremely excited to hear the news about the formal incorporation of EFDF as a WFDF branch organization,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
Read more: European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) formally institutionalized at founding assembly in Lecco, Italy
WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships in Lecco - Day 4 daily newsletter
24 July 2014
After day 4 of the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships this daily newsletter provides recaps, results, special information and forecasts from the event. Lightning has cancelled some games on Wednesday so changes are up during the day on schedules.
The daily newsletter - Thursday, 24 July 2014 - material from Skyd Magazine.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
25 November 2015 - Official Communication
The Board of Directors of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tim Rockwood as Managing Director, Broadcasting and Marketing. Mr. Rockwood’s goals in this newly created position are to secure sponsorship revenues, broadcast coverage, and distribution of high-profile WFDF championship events, beginning with the WFDF World Ultimate Championships being held in London in June 2016.
25 November 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Guam and Morocco as new WFDF member associations. Additionally, the Congress has approved the upgrade for Malaysia to regular membership. With the acceptance of these membership proposals of the Guam Ultimate for All Association (GUFA), the Moroccan Flying Disc Association (MFDA) and the Malaysian Flying Disc Association (MFDA) WFDF now has 67 member associations in 64 countries.
12 November 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is excited to announce its new online retail presence, in partnership with its Official Apparel Sponsor and Merchandise Supplier, VC Ultimate. VC Ultimate, with online stores in Canada, the United States and Europe, has designed and produced dozens of WFDF and WFDF-event branded apparel items based on the theme of worldwide inclusiveness and cultural representation.
“WFDF is very pleased with our partnership with VC Ultimate,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “They are incredibly creative and have designed an apparel line for us that speaks to the global disc community. We feel that this partnership has provided benefits to all three separate audiences -- teams/players, tournament organizers, and WFDF – in providing top-quality apparel at our events and online to the disc community.”
“Designing the WFDF apparel line has been an honor and a real pleasure,” said Adriana Withers, a VC Director. “Meeting players from so many countries has been inspiring, and we’ve tried to design the WFDF gear to be appealing to everyone, regardless of nationality. The idea behind the WFDF World collection is rooted in our community’s connectedness and mutual respect for each other, and the ability to find a disc and a smile in so many places around the globe.”
Please visit the VC Ultimate online store in your region to check out the new WFDF collections:
Canada & International: http://ca.vcultimate.com/collections/wfdf
30 October 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is seeking potential host organizers for the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, in association with BULA (WCBU 2017). Expressions of interest are due by November 30 and final bids are due by January 15, with the final decision expected to be announced at the end of February 2016.
For more information please see attached.
23 October 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2015 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by Friday, November 6, 2015. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2015, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2015. Results should be announced by December 31, 2015 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
12 October 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors, upon recommendation by the WFDF Overall Committee led by Tomas Burvall (SWE), have approved new WFDF World Record standards and policies. This new policy is now in force and can be found here.
“We are extremely delighted to introduce these new World Record standards and policies,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “There is no impact on our very large number of existing records. However, with increasing interest in the pursuit of new world record attempts, the new guidelines should work far more smoothly and eliminate some of the difficulties around verification and maintenance of standardization. These records will continue to be administered within WFDF by Dan “Stork” Roddick.”
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.
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