World Junior Ultimate Championships 2006
15 December 2004
WFDF is now acccepting bids for the 2006 World Junior Ultimate Championships. The deadline for the submission of bids is February 1, 2005. Please e-mail (ultimate at wfdf dot org) if you have any questions.
WFDF elections open
08 December 2004
The 2004 WFDF Board elections are now open. There have been some delays in commencing the election due to the need to include some approvals for action of the Board in the past year, which the Board hopes will meet the scrutiny of the members. WFDF encourages all members to participate in this election - voting will close on Wednesday 23rd December 2004.
Should the observer rule go?
21 September 2004
At the recent Congress meeting in Turku, Finland, the Swedish Frisbeesport Federation put forward a proposal to eliminate the observer rule from the rules of ultimate, citing it was contradictory to the central spirit statement of personal responsibility. The submisison was backed by experiences in Sweden, including a letter of support from a FIFA referee who agrees that the presence of on-field officials is detrimental to player behaviour. A straw poll of those members present found overwhelming support for this measure.
EUCC2005 will be in Rostock
16 September 2004
The European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) today announced that the European Ultimate
Club Championships 2005 (EUCC2005) will be held in Rostock, Germany from 3rd to 9th July, 2005. An excellent bid was also submitted from Colchester, England. It is planned to have the following divisons at EUCC2005: Open, Women, Mixed, Masters. Team slots awarded to each country per division will be based on prior results of (at least) the EUCC2001 and EUC2003. These numbers will be sent to national associations as part of the initial invitation to EUCC2005, expected to go out in October 2004.
World Distance Champs preview
13 September 2004
WFDF has sanctioned Big D in the Desert VI as the 2004 World Distance Championships. This year the event will be held from the 25th to 27th September at the California/Nevada state line in Primm Nevada on Ivanpah Dry Lake.
World Games qualifiers announced
01 September 2004
WFDF has announced the qualifying countries for the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, Germany. The qualifying countries are Canada (44 points), USA (42), Australia (34), Finland (32), Japan (31) and Germany (host). Qualifying was based on final placings of teams at the recently-completed World Ultimate Championships 2004 in Turku, Finland. Each country was assigned points based on their best three finishing teams at WUC2004. See the attached file for the full points count.
Arizona to host World DDC Championships 2004
19 August 2004
The WFDF World DDC Championships 2004 will be held in conjunction with the 29th Arizona State Flying Disc Overall Championship in late October 2004. See the tournament website for more details.
World Games 2009 awarded to Taiwan
01 July 2004
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has selected Kaohsiung City – Chinese Taipei’s second largest metropolis behind the capital – to host The World Games 2009. Mayor Frank Hsieh and IWGA President Ron Froehlich signed the contract to have the eighth edition of the elite multi-sport event held between July 16 and 26, 2009, at existing venues in Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung County and adjacent Pingtung County.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
08 May 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce the release of a six-part video series on Spirit of the Game (SotG). The first-ever WFDF Spirit Conference presented by UltimatEvents and sponsored by WFDF was held in conjunction with the World Ultimate Club Championships in August 2014. During this event, community organizers and leaders from all levels, divisions, and global regions met to discuss a variety of issues related to SotG.
05 May 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to present its 2014 Report of its Development Grants Program and put out the call for new grants applications for 2015. In 2014 a total of US$ 26,739 was committed and the WFDF board has budgeted up to US,000 for 2015, with individual grants limited to no more than US,500 each. WFDF also plans to expand this year its disc missionary program, providing discs to travelers to areas with limited disc activity.
29 April 2015 - Official Communication
World Flying Disc Federation – Call for Sanctioned Event Bids
WFDF 2017 World Under 24 Ultimate Championships (WU24)
WFDF's Ultimate Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organisers for the WFDF 2017 World Under 24 Ultimate Championships (WU24 2017).
The event is held bi-annually and is comprised of National Teams competing in three divisions. The event (previously named WU23) was last held in 2013 in Toronto and will be hosted in July 2015 in London.
29 April 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that it has adopted new division names for youth Ultimate championships. Beginning in 2016, the former “Under 23” age category will be designated as the “Under 24” division and the former Juniors “Under 19” age category will be designated as the “Under 20” division. While the actual age limits are not changing, this revision of nomenclature was undertaken to try to minimize confusion about the age guidelines.
16 April 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is establishing a new position of Director of Communications and Global Media and is seeking interested candidates. The Director would assist the executive staff and officers in writing press releases, identifying content and managing WFDF’s Facebook and Twitter pages, establishing a youtube and/or other video presence, and ensuring that WFDF takes advantage of the evolving opportunities in social media in order to better communicate with all of WFDF’s stakeholders and audience. This is a volunteer (unpaid) position but this will be a high impact role in raising the visibility of flying disc sports globally within the disc community and the general population.
10 April 2015 - Official Communication
The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) are pleased to announce that the inaugural Team Disc Golf World Championship (TDGWC) will be held in mid-2016, and that they are seeking bids from potential local hosts to organize the event. A detailed bid package is now available.
Read the full Press Release here.
07 April 2015 - Official Communication
Today WFDF released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past four years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, held from March 8 to 13 in Dubai. This ranking system provides a benchmark for WFDF’s member associations to understand how they compare against other nations in terms of performance and the depth of their elite Ultimate programs.
06 April 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF Congress has voted to approve Qatar and Kenya as WFDF provisional member associations. A total number of 50 regular member participated in the ballot, totaling 126 out of 132 votes available. With one abstention totaling 4 votes, the new member associations were approved unanimously. The approval of the memberships of the Kenya Flying Disc Association (KFDA) and Ultimate Players Association of Qatar (UPAQ) brings the total WFDF membership to member associations in 60 countries, with another four disc sport organizational members in Beach Ultimate, Freestyle, Disc Golf, and Guts.
04 April 2015 - Official Communication
Congratulations to the Flying Disc Beach Ultimate Mixed Team from Germany, IWGA Team of the Month for March 2015. The team from Germany spoiled the USA clean sweep at the WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) in Dubai. Whilst team USA dominated the field at these World Championships, taking gold in six of the seven divisions of play, Germany secured one title with its win in the mixed gender division and took its first gold medal ever in WFDF-sanctioned World Championship Ultimate play.
25 March 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Hungarian Frisbee Association (HUFA) has become a full, regular member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC), after the unanimous decision of its Congress of March 10, 2015.
“This is great news for the Flying Disc community in Hungary and all friends of our sport around the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “It shows that WFDF consistently keeps growing in terms of National Olympic Committees recognizing our sport on their territory wherever possible and we are happy to see such a great country like Hungary be upgraded to full membership of HOC on our list of member associations being recognized by their NOCs."
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