Global Cooperation and Promotion of Spirit of the Game in Ultimate is Spreading
17 January 2013
Ultimate is growing quickly all around the world, and fair play, which is called Spirit of the Game within Ultimate circles, is an integral part of the sport. In fact, Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is highlighted in the application that the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) sent to the IOCrequesting to become a recognized international sports federation. Spirit of the Game committees with ties to the WFDF SOTG committee have been popping up all across the globe, many of them in the last couple of years. The SOTG Subcommittee provides an update.
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FPA Freestyle World Championships 2012 - Results of the event in Riccione (Italy) held on 2-5 August
18 August 2012
The Freestyle Player Association (FPA) World Championships 2012 were held from August 2 to 5 in Riccione (Italy). A total number of 67 players from 10 countries (USA, ITA, SWE, GER, SUI, HUN, CZE, GBR, JPN, COL) competed in event. Spectators were given four days of flying disc choreographed routines, amazing tricks and breathtaking moves between 2 - 5 August on the beach of Riccione (near Rimini) in Italy and, as always, the Adriatic Sea coastline continues to be an ideal setting for the premier freestyle disc event (and many Paganello tournaments).
Teams from the USA won the gold medal in the Women`s Pairs, Mixed Pairs and Open Co-Op competition whilst host country Italy took the gold in the coveted Open Pairs event. Lori Daniels and Emma Kahle (both USA) were the winners of the Women`s Pairs Final, whilst Clay Collera and Andrea Dini (both Italy) claimed the title in the Open Pairs event. Charlene Powell and Mike Galloupe (both USA) won the Mixed Pairs Final and Paul Kenny, Daniel O`Neill and James Wiseman (all USA) are the new World Champions in the Open Co-Op Final.
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World Flying Disc Federation Releases Spirit Scores from 2012 World Ultimate Championships
10 August 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation today released 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships : Spirit of the game results (WUGC) held July 7-15 in Sakai, Japan. The following teams were honored for receiving the top scores in their respective divisions: Philippines Open, Canada Women, South Africa Mixed, New Zealand Open Masters, and Germany Women Masters.
As cited in the first section of the WFDF Rules of Ultimate, all players are responsible for administering and adhering to the rules -- also known as Spirit of the Game (SOTG) -- which places responsibility for fair play on every player in this non-contact sport played with a flying disc. As such, Spirit Scores are considered an integral part of the overall competitive success of participating teams.
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PDGA 2012 Disc Golf World Championships - results
23 July 2012
The PDGA 2012 Disc Golf World Championships came to a close on Saturday, July 21, hosted in Charlotte, NC, USA. Over one thousand players from 13 countries and 47 states on 14 courses participated. In the Men’s Open division, Paul “McBeast” McBeth captured his first world title to become the 2012 Disc Golf World Champion, five throws ahead of second place finisher Ricky Wysocki.
Sarah Hokom became Women’s World Champion, while Valarie Jenkins made an impressive comeback late in the week to take second place. The Amateur World Championship titles went to Spencer Wilken in the Advanced division, with Michelle Frazer taking the Women’s Advanced division.
Full results can be found at: http://www.pdga.com/dramatic-finish-to-worlds
WFDF web server unavailable
22 July 2012
Dear Flying Disc sports friend,
We have been informed by our internet service provider that with regard to the start of operations at the new energy-efficient data center park some services will be temporarily unavailable on our website:
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WFDF announces candidates for the election at WUGC of the Athletes’ Commission
25 June 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce the candidates for the election of the WFDF Athletes’ Commission. The elections will be held during the World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) in Sakai, Japan in July 2012. Seven candidates for the three positions have been nominated by their respective Member associations, with three members to be elected by the players at WUGC: Matt Doyle (Canada), Adam Goff (USA), Anna Haynes (Australia), Bernhard Otto (Germany), Piero Pisano (Italy), Ryan Purcell (South Africa), and Valeska Schacht (Germany).
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WFDF Call for Sanctioned Ultimate Event Bids - PAUCC and AOUCC 2013
03 June 2012
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee and Board of Directors 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)
The last Continental events had been held in in 2011 in Chinese Taipei (AOUC) and Colombia (PAUC). The AOUCC and PAUCC are held on a quadrennial basis alternating with the AOUC and PAUC.
The deadline for submitting completed bids for AOUCC and PAUCC is July 10, 2012, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than August 31, 2012. The interested bidders will be allowed to present their bid application to the WFDF 2012 Congress in Sakai, Japan, on 14-15 July 2012.
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Congress Materials Available Online
15 May 2012
In keeping with the notice provisions of the WFDF Bylaws, the Congress Briefing Book was sent to all WFDF Members on May 14. The 2012 WFDF Congress will be held on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July 2012, in the city of Sakai, Japan, and it will be hosted in conjunction with the WFDF 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (7-14 July 2012). A copy of these materials can be found here.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
28 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC). The WJUC is the premier world junior championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held bi-annually and is comprised of national teams competing in the Junior Uner-20 Men’s and the Junior Under-20 Women’s divisions. The event was most recently held in 2014 Lecco, Italy and will again be held this summer August, 2016 in Wroclaw Poland.
23 January 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) will be hosted in the city of Perth (Australia). The event will be held from Sunday, January 7 – Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the facilities at the UWA Sports Park in Perth – Western Australia. The successful bid came from the Australian Flying Disc Federation (AFDA) headed by Simon Wood and Anna Haynes.
22 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Masters Club Championships (WUMCC). The WUMCC is the masters club championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of masters club teams who are endorsed by their National Federation.
22 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). The WUCC is the world’s largest premier club championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of club teams who are endorsed by their National Federation.
Since the tournament in 2014 attracted so many teams, there has been an extensive discussion regarding whether for the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships in 2018, the Masters divisions should be held separately. To ensure the host has sufficient field and resource capacity the event has been split into two separate 2018 events (WUCC and WUMCC) and hosts are encouraged to bid separately for each event.
06 January 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Egypt as new WFDF member association.
With the acceptance of this membership proposal of the Egypt Ultimate Players Association (EUPA) WFDF now has 68 member associations in 65 countries. Egypt joins Morocco which was also recently approved as a member association in Northern Africa.
02 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and the Freestyle & Overall Committees are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2017 Freestyle & Overall Flying Disc Championships (WFOC)
The tournament will feature competitions in seven flying disc disciplines — Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self-Caught Flight and Champions will be crowned for each individual discipline.
21 December 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2015 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch commented: “We are particularly pleased about the interest and high participation of our member associations in this year’s election.” Rauch added “At a stage where the IOC puts great attention towards good governance structures of the International Federations and after having obtained full IOC recognition in 2015 we are happy to see that the WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates meeting all key requirements of the recognition criteria. We also managed to increase the number of women on the Board to three out of fourteen. As does every International Sports Federation, we depend on the support of volunteers taking on roles and functions within our organization on various levels. I would like to use this opportunity to express full confidence and gratitude for our team of volunteers to be able to manage the work to come. I would like to thank outgoing Board member Vincent Gaillard for his support during the last two years and am happy to announce that we will be able to welcome him back in another important function in our governance structures soon.”
Please read the full Press Release including the biographies here.
08 December 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BULA Ltd (BULA) on the governance of the Flying Disc sport of Beach Ultimate. WFDF and BULA had signed an initial MOU in 2011 and this agreement extends the working arrangement for four years through 2019.
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.
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