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.
Ultimate Committee Chair Search is Commenced
09 January 2011
WFDF has commenced a search for the Ultimate Committee Chair position through the remainder of the term ending December 2011, to replace Rudiger Veitl who resigned January 6, 2011. Interested candidates should submit their applications to Skippy Givens, Executive Director no later than Monday January 24, 2011. During this search period, current Ultimate Events Committee member Simon Hill of UK Ultimate will serve as interim chair.
Read more: Ultimate Committee Chair Search is Commenced
WFDF Elections Results Announced
05 January 2011
The 2010 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent elections to the WFDF Board of Directors as follows: President-Robert "Nob" Rauch (USA), Guts Committee Chair - Ryan Scott (USA), Overall Committee Chair - Jack Cooksey (USA), Beach Ultimate Chair - Patrick van der Valk (POR), At-Large member Fumio Morooka (JPN). All candidates will serve a two year term (2011-2012.
Read more: WFDF Elections Results Announced
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Latest WFDF Communiques
29 June 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the national teams qualifying for the Ultimate event in the 2017 IWGA World Games which will be held in the city of Wroclaw (POL) from 20 to 30 July 2017. Per the WFDF qualification system, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Poland, and the USA will participate in the IWGA Flying Disc Championship. WFDF’s qualification process is based on results across the mixed, mens’ and womens’ championships during the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London with the five top combined results together with the automatic host country bid.
Read the full Press Release including the World Games ranking here.
28 June 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 elections to its Athletes` Commission, where John McNaughton (AUS), Alison Smith (GBR) and Felix Angue (PHI) were chosen out of a field of five candidates. The election voters were the athletes participating in the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships that was concluded on Saturday 26 June in London. The three were chosen to serve on the Athletes’ Commission for a term running from 2016 to 2020.
31 May 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is proud to call for nominations for the 2016 WFDF Athletes` Commission elections to be held during the World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2016 in London.
Please refer to the information linked here on tasks of the Commission and conditions for nominations. Nominations must be sent to WFDF under ed(at)wfdf.org no later than 8 June 2016 and include a disc sport related CV.
31 May 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to present its final call for new grants applications for 2016. For 2016, out of a total development budget of US,000, US,000 is budgeted for individual grants to the community, with individual grants limited to no more than US,500 each. WFDF also hopes to expand this year its disc missionary program, providing discs to travelers to areas with limited disc activity.
30 May 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Slovak Association of Frisbee (SAF) was accepted as a full member of the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOC). The SAF membership was accepted during the 49th general assembly of SOC on 22nd April 2016, per the notice provided by SAF Secretary General Martin Keseg to WFDF.
“We are excited to announce this great news for the Flying Disc community in Slovakia and all friends of our sport around the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “This full recognition comes as we prepare for the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships taking place next month in London where, we are sure, Slovakia’s athletes will perform well.”
13 April 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, in association with BULA (WCBU 2017) will be held at Plage de la Grande Conche in Royan, France from Sunday, 18 June to Saturday, 24 June 2017. The French Flying Disc Federation (FFDF) will oversee the Tournament Organizing Committee made up of an experienced team from the local regional league “Flying Disc Poitou Charentes,” members of the FFDF, and local France Sport sponsors and partners.
27 March 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it has awarded a total of US,000 in development grants to be used to create and fortify Beach Ultimate leagues with six projects on four continents. WFDF had put out a call for applications in November 2015 for the 2016 Beach Ultimate development grant program with a focus on funding projects brought by member associations or individuals to start or grow local Beach Ultimate leagues.
25 March 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Charlie Mead of the United Kingdom as new WFDF Disc Golf Committee chair and Board member. The appointment comes as a replacement for outgoing Disc Golf Committee chair Michael Downes who stepped down from the position after the Professional Disc Golf Association (“PDGA”) terminated its memorandum of understanding and membership with WFDF effective 29 February 2016.
01 March 2016 - Official Communication
World Team Disc Golf Championship co-hosted by WFDF and PDGA will still be hosted in August 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) announces that it is going to reorganize its Disc Golf Committee after the Professional Disc Golf Association (“PDGA”) gave notice it was officially terminating the Memorandum of Understanding previously signed on 27 January 2014 and not renewing its membership in WFDF, effective 29 January 2016. WFDF is in the process of reconstituting the WFDF Disc Golf Committee, which had been a joint committee designated by the PDGA, into one comprised of representatives of WFDF country members who oversee a multi-disciplinary association in order to properly manage disc golf activity within the context of WFDF’s Olympic Movement responsibilities.
24 February 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that it has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to secure funds for producing a world-class TV Broadcast production and comprehensive video streaming program of games during the 2016 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships taking place in London, United Kingdom from 18 to 25 June 2016.
The campaign, which was launched today on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, is running through 23 March 2016 and aims to secure funding for deliverables such as 20+ free worldwide streaming games of ultimate (also available on free VOD), 10+ mini-documentaries to be shared for free online, a Broadcast of a two-hour feature program on a US sports network and the production of an event documentary.
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