WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships 2011 are under way in Fort Collins (USA)
21 July 2011
The WFDF World Overall Flying Disc Championships 2011 are under way in Fort Collins (USA) from 18 to 23 July 2011.
Competition will be held in 7 flying disc events to crown the World Overall Flying Disc Champion. Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self Caught Flight will be the events in the competition. more
2011 Congress materials posted
30 June 2011
The 2011 WFDF Congress will be held Saturday and Sunday August 27-28, 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, during the World Championship of Beach Ultimate.
Briefing materials can be found when you click here. The complete Congress Briefing book is stored under this link.
The Congress will be held on 27-28 August within the Getur facility, Villaggio Sportivo Getur, Viale centrale 29, I - 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro (Ud), Italy. With regards to hotel accommodation requests WFDF delegates are requested to address wishes for reservation as soon as possible, if not immediately, to the registration desk of WCBU 2011 under:
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WFDF Call for Sanctioned Ultimate Event Bids
29 June 2011
WFDFs Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee 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)
- WFDF World Under 23s Championship 2013 (U23s)
The deadline for submitting completed bids for AOUCC, PAUCC, and U23s is September 30, 2011, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than January 31, 2012.
For the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championship 2014 (WUCC), there is an ongoing discussion regarding whether Mixed and Masters divisions should be held separately from the Open and Womens divisions, as the tournament attracts so many teams. The issue is expected to be clarified shortly after Congress in late August and the formal call for bids will go out thereafter.
For information about any of these events or on the bidding process, please contact Simon Hill, Chair of the Ultimate Committee. The Bid Guidelines can be accessed by clicking the Bid Guidelines for World Ultimate and Guts Championship Events .
WFDF 2011 Congress - Announcement and call for submissions
03 June 2011
The World Flying Disc Federation has announced that the 2011 WFDF Congress will take place on Saturday August 27 (prior to Finals of the 2011 WCBU) and Sunday August 28 from 9 am to 1 pm.
The meeting will take place in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy in conjunction with the BULA/WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate. 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 members to submit items for consideration is June 14, 2011.
Read more: WFDF 2011 Congress - Announcement and call for submissions
New Guts Catch Record at 124 km/h Reported
02 May 2011
A new world guts catch record was reported by Dave (Nez) Nesbitt, current PDGA Board President and former USGPA and WFDF board member, thrown by Garrett "Double G" Gurthie at 124 km/hr (77 mph). The throw and catch were made at approximately 7:15pm on April 30, 2011 at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling Georgia and recorded by a brand new Bushnell radar gun. The catch was witnessed by approximately 75 disc golfers and friends/family, and verified by Brian Graham, PDGA Executive Director and Disc Golf Hall of Famer, (Crazy) John Brooks, at the time of the catch. The setting of a new world record is subject to confirmation by WFDF Archivist and Record Keeper, Dan (Stork) Roddick. If confirmed, the catch would surpass the previous record of 123 km/hr by Takeshi Osada catching Yasuhiro Komori on May 3, 2008 in Chino-city, Nagano, Japan. Our picture shows Garrett Gurthie (left), Dave Nesbitt in the middle, and (Crazy) John Brooks on the right.
Ultimate Peace in the News
09 March 2011
The Ultimate Peace Project was featured on CNN. To view the video, click on this link
WFDF Newsletter Submissions Needed
23 January 2011
WFDF Newsletter submissions needed WFDF intends to resume publication of the "WFDF Newsletter" beginning in mid-February 2011. This will become a regular communication piece to be widely distributed to disc players and enthusiasts around the world. We would be happy to consider articles about national associations and events, photos, miscellaneous media sightings involving disc sports, and newsworthy stories pertaining to all disc sports across the globe, in addition to including updates on WFDF initiatives and reports on upcoming and completed WFDF events. Please send your submissions to
Interim Ultimate Committee Chair Announced
21 January 2011
WFDF would like to welcome Si Hill from the UK as the new Interim Ultimate Committee Chair. For more information on Si Hill please click on the link below. As his appointment is only temporary, we are still in search of a candidate who is interested in taking on the position for the long term. If you are interested please forward your information to Kevin Givens at kevin dot givens at wfdf dot org.
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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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