Press Release * Official Communication
BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate final results
09 July 2013
The 2013 BULA/WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU) in Calafell Platja, Spain, came to a close with a victory by Team Sweden over Ireland 12-4 in the featured Mixed division final. A total of 1,150 players from 23 countries participated in the largest Beach Ultimate event ever co-hosted by the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) in the seven divisions: Open, Women’s, Mixed, Open Masters, Women’s Masters, Mixed Masters and Grand Masters. In the other finals on the last day of the event in a wonderful and always sunny setting on the Calafell Beaches, Switzerland defeated Great Britain 11-8 in the Open division while in the women’s division Russia bested Switzerland with a 13-9 score.
Please find the full Press Release here.
WFDF Congress approves Turkey and Ukraine as regular members
08 July 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Flying Disc Players Association of Turkey (Oyunun Ruhu Derneği - ORD) and the Ukrainian Flying Disc Federation (UFDF) as regular national member associations of the World Flying Disc Federation. The approval given by Congress to FDPAT-ORD and UFDF brings WFDF to a membership of 59 member associations in 56 countries.
Read more: WFDF Congress approves Turkey and Ukraine as regular members
The BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) are running
29 June 2013
The BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) are running and on live.ecbu2013.org the fans can find all online coverage of the BULA/WFDF event which is held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013.
Since Thursday the tournament has been blessed with fantastic weather and the Tournament Organising Committee (TOC) gets compliments for their preparations and operations of the event.
Read more: The BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) are running
WFDF Meets the New Sportaccord President Marius L. Vizer
12 June 2013
WFDF officials have meetings in St. Petersburg (Russia) and Japan
The SportAccord General Assembly on May 31 elected Marius L. Vizer (President of the International Judo Federation) as the new President of SportAccord. Vizer, a Romanian-born Hungarian, succeeds Hein Verbruggen, who decided to step down as President after 11 years. Mr. Vizer received 52 votes of the 89 votes cast and his opponent Bernard Lapasset (Chairman of the International Rugby Union) 37. Vizer won on a platform of transforming SportAccord into a “more powerful” and “lucrative” body, with a ''United World Championships'' being the centerpiece of his program. Per Vizer’s plan, this event will be held every four years for both Olympic and non-Olympic sports. Vizer said he plans to organize the first event in 2017 and hopes all 91 member federations take part.
Read more: WFDF Meets the New Sportaccord President Marius L. Vizer
BULA/WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate 2013 – communication and media platforms launched
12 June 2013
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) has launched the media platforms and communication plan for the event.
LOC opened up live.ecbu2013.org. This will be the basis of all online coverage of the BULA/WFDF event which will be held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013. This premier Beach Ultimate event will feature 1,150 athletes from 23 nations in 7 divisions of play.
Read more: BULA/WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate 2013 – communication and media platforms launched
World Flying Disc Federation Receives Recognition by the International Olympic Committee
31 May 2013
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Friday the 31st of May 2013 to grant the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) provisional IOC recognition during their meeting in St Petersburg (Russia). WFDF serves as the international sports governing body of all flying disc sports.
“WFDF welcomes this recognition to join the Olympic family and we confirm the commitment of the flying disc community to the ideals set out in the Olympic Charter,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “Our strong value of “spirit of the game” on the field of play and off of it has always reflected these principles. We thank the IOC Executive Board and administration for their support and encouragement, and our Member Associations, board of directors, and athletes for their enthusiasm and commitment to this process.”
Read more: World Flying Disc Federation Receives Recognition by the International Olympic Committee
WFDF Congress approves Iceland as a regular national member
07 May 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has accepted the Frisbee Sport Federation of Iceland (FSFI) as a regular national member association of the World Flying Disc Federation.
“The approval of Iceland as a full regular member shows the ongoing support of our member associations for recognizing new Flying Disc nations. Iceland has been a WFDF provisional member for several years before this upgrade and their membership status results in all Nordic countries now being WFDF regular member associations,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
Read more: WFDF Congress approves Iceland as a regular national member
WFDF Ultimate Committee announces bid allocation mechanism for 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships
22 April 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has announced the bid allocation mechanism for the 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). The event is going to be held in the city of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy.
As a principle, all countries get at least one bid for each division in which they sent at least one team at the previous edition of the WUCC, which was in Prague in 2010 (77 teams). Countries that finished in the top 10 of the open, women’s, mixed and masters divisions at the World Ultimate and Guts championship (WUGC) in 2012 get a bid for that division (38 teams). WFDF’s Regular Members who don’t have an automatic bid from the above two allocations get a single bid in the division of their choice (10 teams). Provisional Members who sent a team to WUCC 2010 get a single bid in the division of their choice (5 teams). Italy as host nation was awarded one additional single bid in the Masters division to allow at least one team in each division from the host country (1 team). For the Women’s Masters, there will be a single bid for each of six countries participating in WUGC 2012 plus 1 bid for each of Finland and Italy (8 teams). Additional quotas apply as per the table annexed to this release.
Read more: WFDF Ultimate Committee announces bid allocation mechanism for 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships
WFDF 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet released
22 April 2013
The Spirit of the Game Ultimate Sub-Committee of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has published a 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet. The sheet reduces paper use by 75% and simplifies the work for teams and administrators by displaying four games on one sheet.
The new scoresheet can be found here. WFDF believes that an important part of maintaining and promoting good spirit of the game is by providing direct feedback, and we encourage the collection of spirit scores at the end of each game and the awarding of a spirit prize at the end of all Ultimate tournaments.
Read more: WFDF 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet released
Bids Sought for WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC)
15 April 2013
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
The deadline for submitting completed bids for WJUC 2014 is 30 June 2013, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than end of August 2013. All potential bidders should notify WFDF of their intention to submit a bid (no actual details required) by 15 May 2013.
Read more: Bids Sought for WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC)
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Latest WFDF Communiques
31 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today WFDF released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past 4 years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the WFDF World Under 23 Ultimate Championships, held from July 11 to 18 in London.
Rankings are based on the finishing position of each country’s top team in each playing division from the most recent Ultimate events as follows:
- World Ultimate Club Championships (2014), WUCC
- World Ultimate and Guts Championships (2012), WUGC
- World Under-23 Ultimate Championships (2015), WU23
- World Ultimate Junior Championships (2014), WJUC
- World Championships of Beach Ultimate (2015), WCBU
“Points are accumulated based on the finishing position of the highest ranked team for each country in each playing division, with a maximum number of points awarded to the first place team equal to the number of countries participating in that division,” explained WFDF Ultimate Committee chair Brian Gisel. “The number of points awarded is reduced by 1 for each lower finishing position. For example, in a division with 10 different countries, the highest ranked country receives 10 points, the second ranked country receives 9 points, the third 8 points and so on. These rankings will be updated at the conclusion of each major event listed above.”
21 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that two additional discs for WFDF and USA Ultimate (USAU) championship-level competition have been approved. The Discraft UltraStar, Web Mold II – Hot Stamp and the Yikun Sports UltiPro both were granted championship-level approval by the Disc Standards Working Group. The approval of these two discs brings the total of WFDF and USA Ultimate championship-approved discs to seven – five of which are manufactured by Discraft with a variety of molds and printing processes.
09 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released its updated list of average Spirit of the Game scores by country. Inspired by the recently published WFDF Power Rankings, and started as an exercise in curiosity, this list takes into account all the teams from each country at relevant World Championships over the past four years, including the Spirit scores from the recent World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai and the U23 in London. Find the full list here.
05 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rob McLeod, also known as “Frisbee Rob,” as WFDF Director of Communications and Global Media. This newly created volunteer position will assist the officers and executive staff in the daily media and networking services like issuing media releases, identifying content and managing WFDF’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and improving the existing presence on youtube and other video platforms.
“We are extremely pleased that we were able to find someone with the media and promotion experience that Rob has within the Flying Disc sports community,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “WFDF needs to take better advantage of the evolving opportunities in social media in order to better communicate with all of WFDF’s stakeholders and audience. Rob recently spent time with the WFDF officers and staff in London for the World U23 Ultimate Championships. We had previously discussed this role with Rob and, after the WFDF Congress last weekend and hearing all of the work that the national flying disc federations are doing to grow the sport, Rob decided to enthusiastically accept this role.”
02 August 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today has granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation at its 128th Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1985 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the WFDF is composed of 62 national member associations on five continents. WFDF had received provisional recognition by the IOC in May 2013.
“The sport of Flying Disc has been granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee today and WFDF is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the IOC Session for our sport today. We are very thankful to the IOC membership, the Executive Board and its administration, in particular to the IOC Sport Department and staff, for their guidance and support during the period since WFDF was provisionally recognized by the IOC Executive Board in May 2013,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
21 July 2015 - Official Communication
The 2015 WFDF World Overall Championships are under way in Norrköping, Sweden, from 18-25 July 2015. The event features 7 disciplines as are Double Disc Court, Freestyle, Accuracy, Discathon, Self Caught Flight, Distance and Disc Golf. Athletes from 11 countries participate in the event.
Find all nes, articles, results and videos on the official event website.
26 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) will be hosted in the city of Wrocław (Poland). The event will be held from July 31-August 6, 2016 at the facilities at the Pola Marsome fields in Wrocław. The finals will be staged in the Stadion Olimpijski (Stadium), a venue of the 2017 IWGA World Games, on August 6, 2016. The successful bid, which topped five other qualified bids, came from the Ultimate bro s.c. (UB) group headed by Michal Dul and is supported and endorsed by the Polish Ultimate Players Association.
25 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the inaugural WFDF 2015 Asia Oceanic Guts Club Championships (AOGCC) will be hosted in the city of New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. The event will be held on October 17-18, 2015 at the facilities at the “Ban Chiao Multiple Stadium” located in New Taipei City, with the finals being held on the main field at this venue on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The successful bid came from the Chinese Taipei Flying Disc Association (CTFDA) acting as Tournament Organizing Committee under the leadership of Michael HU. It is expected that a minimum number of 10 teams will participate in the Open and Women’s divisions.
22 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation announces that the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has approved the short-list of eight International Federations for potential inclusion as an additional event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games without including a Flying Disc sport.
The announcement was made today by the Additional Event Program Panel of Tokyo 2020`s Organising Committee, concluding the second stage of the application procedure before entering the official phase II of the process. The IFs of the eight sports included to the short-list: Baseball/Softball (WBSC), Bowling (WB), Karate (WKF), Roller Sports (FIRS), Sport Climbing (IFSC), Squash (WSF), Surfing (ISA), Wushu (IWUF).
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