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
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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