Explanation of the Spirit of the Game scoring sheet
17 December 2011
The WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) committee has developed a document listing the objectives of the WFDF/BULA SOTG scoring sheet (available in 27 languages) and how, by following guidelines, players ensure these objectives can be achieved. The document gives guidance to tournament and league directors on how to ensure good SOTG practices are followed on and off the field. The document is currently available for download in English and Spanish. More languages to follow.
WFDF Sponsors Ultimate Peace to Host Clinics in Conjunction with WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Champions
08 December 2011
Ultimate Peace led a program in late November with a team of American and Israeli coaches in the city of Medellin, Colombia in advance of the 2011 WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Championship in the city of Medellin, Colombia. Ultimate Peace held five days of clinics for approximately 40 coaches from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina and around 200 Colombian youth players, all focused on promoting the five values of Ultimate Peace: Mutual Respect, Integrity, Non-Violence, Friendship, and fun. This is the first step in a three year program to culminate with a program in Cali to be held in conjunction with the 2013 World Games.
Read more: WFDF Sponsors Ultimate Peace to Host Clinics in Conjunction with WFDF PanAmerican Ultimate Champions
USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships
08 December 2011
The 2011 WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) were held in rain-soaked Medellín, Colombia on November 24-26, 2011. On the Open side, Seattle Sockeye of the USA teams defeated Warao of Venezuela. The Women’s Championship game featured the consecutive six-time USA Ultimate champion -- as well as reigning WUGC and WUCC champion -- Fury of San Francisco – who defeated Bamboo of Bogota, Colombia. Spirit of the Game trophies were awarded to the Pre-Selection Colombia mixed team in the Open division and to Fury in the Womens’ Division.
Read more: USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships
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WELCOME to the new WFDF official website
Written by Robert L. "Nob" Rauch, WFDF President
26 November 2011
It is my pleasure to introduce the new official World Flying Disc Federation website in its beta version. The website has been developed with “joomla” and was developed by Andre Kruse of Germany and our Executive Director Volker Bernardi. We ask that you check out the new site and provide any comments or suggestions to our Executive Director. During this beta test, the new website will be run at www.wfdf.net while the old site will be maintained at www.wfdf.org. Our old site will be run in parallel over the next six weeks until we make a final transition at year end, at which point we will consolidate the new site at our dot org address.
This re-launch of the official communication tool of the WFDF is a first step of several in our attempt to utilize the modern communication channels that have been developed over the last decade. The new website will be a work in progress for some time and will eventually feature an up-to-date content management system and many other tools to support the administrative work of WFDF and communicate to our member associations, athletes, players and fans.
Please be sure to give us your feedback a soon as possible so that we can ensure the new site is fully functional, and we encourage suggestions on enhancements that would make it even more effective as a communication and information tool.
Robert “Nob” Rauch
WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) 2011 are under way in Colombia
26 November 2011
The WFDF 2011 Pan American Ultimate Championships are under way in the city of Medellin, Colombia. News and results can be found on the official website of the event.
USA Wins Five of Six Divisions at World Championships of Beach Ultimate
01 September 2011
The USA came away with the gold medal in five of the six divisions of the 2011 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, a week-long event finishing Saturday 27 August and held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. The event was co-hosted this year by World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Associations (BULA).
This was the biggest World Championship of Beach Ultimate by far, with 1,060 players on 72 teams from 29 countries and five continents. The tournament, directed by Max Vitali and overseen by Patrick van der Valk (WFDF Beach chair and BULA president), was held on the beach in front of Getur Sports Village, a 90 minute drive from Venice on the Adriatic Sea. This was the first World Championship of Beach Ultimate co-hosted by WFDF, with previous events held in 2007 in Maceio, Brazil and in 2004 in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.
Read more: USA Wins Five of Six Divisions at World Championships of Beach Ultimate
World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 to be hosted by WFDF and BULA - countdown is running
11 August 2011
The third edition of the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, co-hosted this year by World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and Beach Ultimate Lovers Associations (BULA), will run from 21 - 27 August 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy).
It is expected to be the biggest event in Beach Ultimate by far and will be held at Getur Sports Village, a 90 minute drive from Venice on the Adriatic Sea, where there is space for 2,500 players and guests in a state-of-the-art resort center for sport, health and fitness.
Read more: World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 to be hosted by WFDF and BULA - countdown is running
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Latest WFDF Communiques
27 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has released the first ever World Ultimate Country Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past four years. The top ten countries per the new ranking system are: United States of America, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, France, Colombia, Austria, and Italy. The rankings will be updated on a rolling four year basis based on performance in WFDF’s five major Ultimate World Championships.
27 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to pass on the news that the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) has launched a totally redesigned website at beachultimate.org. BULA is a member of WFDF and is co-host of the upcoming BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate which will be held 8-13 March 2015 in Dubai.
21 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has selected VC Ultimate as Sponsor and Official Apparel / Merchandise Supplier for the period 2015-2016. VC Ultimate, based in Toronto, Canada, will have the exclusive rights to develop and sell any and all official event merchandise and apparel for the WFDF’s world and continental championships over this period beginning with the WFDF World Under-23 Ultimate Championship this summer in London. In return, this partnership will provide benefits to the players and teams, event organizers, and to WFDF. VC Ultimate will also work with WFDF to develop and market WFDF-branded gear to be sold through their Canadian, American and European online stores.
12 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) has released its 2015 International Program Guide, which provides in-depth information on disc golf activities and protocol in all countries outside of the USA and Canada. In 2014, the 10th year of the PDGA’s International Program, there were 3,100+ International Members, 360+ sanctioned events, and 28 PDGA affiliated countries in Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
04 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has released its strategic plan for the period 2015-2018. This four-year strategic plan was developed by the members of the WFDF Board of Directors during its recent face-to-face meeting in Toronto after reviewing input from Member associations and 3,400 individual members of the disc community through a global questionnaire. This document spells out WFDF’s vision and values, its core strategies, and the tactics for achieving them.
18 December 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2014 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.
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. The WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates for the upcoming period of two years.”
Read the full Press Release including biographies here.
18 December 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today announced the appointment of the Spirit of the Game Directors for the 2015 BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (www.wcbu2015.org): Richard Moore from Australia will be the Spirit Director and Kate Barabanova from Russia will be the Assistant Spirit Director.
The highly anticipated event will be held 8-13 March 2015 in Dubai and will host over 1,000 athletes from 25 countries who will compete in the fully self-refereed team sport of Beach Ultimate. As for all flying disc sports, Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is the most important rule. It involves elements such as fair play, rules knowledge and the respect that players hold for one-another.
09 November 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has officially recognized a new world record for the longest outdoor throw of a flying disc. On Saturday October 25, 2014, Germany’s Simon Lizotte threw the disc an incredible 263.2 meters (863.5 feet) while competing at the Fall Desert Wind Open Distance event in Primm, Nevada, USA. Lizotte’s throw flew the length of two and a half regulation football (soccer) pitches. Lizotte was using a 157g Innova Blizzard Boss disc and threw with a 17mph wind at his back, with the throw confirmed by a spotter using an approved distance finder.
29 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF announces that the Congress has revoked the regular membership of the Flying Disc Federation of India (FDFI) and subsequently approved the application from the Ultimate Players Association of India (UPAI) for regular membership.
“This has been a very difficult process as we of course wanted to give our incumbent member FDFI the most favorable opportunity to present their case,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
27 October 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has conveyed on WFDF the status of an “IPC recognised International Federation (IF).” IPC Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez signed the letter confirming the approval of WFDF’s application sent last month outlining Wheelchair Ultimate activities in several countries including the USA, Canada, Germany and Japan.
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