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
19 April 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of its Beach Ultimate Committee, has approved of a new set of Rules of Beach Ultimate and the corresponding Rules Appendix 2017. The new rules came into effect on April 1, 2017 and will be used at the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) being held in Royan, France, in association with BULA, from 18-24 June. There are some differences in this set of rules that will affect the game of Beach Ultimate, specifically the length of timeouts, determination of gender mix in the Mixed Division of play, the field size, and the use of yellow discs as the official game disc for TV broadcast games.
14 April 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that it is revising the eligibility age for female players participating in the Mixed Masters division, lowering it from 33 years to 30 years. The change was made to conform to the eligibility age that has been in place for the Women’s Masters division.
“After lengthy discussion and a unanimous vote in favor, the WFDF Ultimate Committee had recommended that change, bringing the eligibility age for females participating in the Women’s Masters and Mixed Masters divisions to the same level, avoiding unnecessary confusion and inconsistency,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
06 April 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved a new form of sanctioned competition, the international test match. An International Test Match is a bilateral game of Ultimate between teams representing two regular WFDF member associations. The eligibility requirements for international Ultimate Test matches can be found here.
05 April 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Armenia as new WFDF member association. With the acceptance of the Armenian National Frisbee Federation (ANFF), WFDF now has 72 member associations in 70 countries.
“We are pleased to welcome Armenia into the WFDF family,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “Their admission as national member number 70 marks a milestone in the program we started four years ago to work with loosely organized flying disc players in countries around the world and support their efforts to institutionalize their governance and pursue membership in WFDF. We are looking forward to approving five more new members in the first half of 2017, four of them within one month’s time, as each of these have been working with us closely for more than a year on the approval process and have recently submitted full and complete applications for membership.”
28 March 2017 - Press Release
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) has confirmed that it will sanction the WFDF 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC) at the XA tier level. In addition, team registration for the WTDGC has been extended to June 9th in the light of considerable interest from many countries that have asked for an extension to the registration process. WTDGC will be held August 23-26 in Colchester, England and it will be hosted by DiscZoo. Teams must be submitted by national disc sports federations who are World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) members, or by the national disc golf association for countries where disc golf is not part of a national disc sports body or a direct member of WFDF.
23 March 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed new members to its WFDF Sport for All and Development Commission as well as its Entourage Commission. The appointments came after a decision by the board to expand the scope of WFDF’s development projects using the grants offered by WFDF to members and Flying Disc groups, and to bolster the resources of the entourage work being done by WFDF.
The appointments include the addition of recently appointed WFDF Sustainability officer Johanna von Toggenburg (GER) and Thierry Fulconis (LUX) to the Sport for All and Development Commission, with Thierry representing the interests of our smaller countries and member associations. Separately, Peter Kramer (HUN) will be added to the WFDF Entourage Commission.
23 March 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved seven new members of the Disc Golf Committee to work together with WFDF Disc Golf Committee chair and Board member Charlie Mead (GBR). The appointments come as result as an extensive search conducted by WFDF to find suitable members for the Committee to organize and promote Disc Golf across the globe.
01 March 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors have appointed Johanna von Toggenburg as the first ever WFDF Sustainability Officer.
“The appointment of Johanna von Toggenburg as our first ever Sustainability Officer marks another important step in fulfilling our commitment to stage sustainable world events and make sure that WFDF operates under best of class governance procedures,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
20 February 2017 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to present its call for development grants applications for 2017. In 2017 a total of US$ 24,000 has been budgeted for development projects including the WFDF coaching clinics and other projects. The individual disc community grants program constitutes approximately 25% of the development budget, 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. The deadline for the submission of grant applications 23 April 2017 with the first disbursements expected in June 2017.
13 January 2017 - Official Communication
Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released its updated list for 2016 of average Spirit of the Game scores by country. Intended to accompany the recently updated WFDF World Ultimate Rankings, this list takes into account scores received by all teams attending recent WFDF World Championships and Continental Championships for Ultimate over the past three years, including the Spirit scores from the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London and World Junior Ultimate Championships in Wroclaw. The full list by country in alphabetical order follows here.
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