World Flying disc Federation is pleased to announce that it has completed a development program to help promote Guts in various countries in advance of the 2012 WUGC being held in Sakai, Japan this July. Working together with Japan Flying Disc Federation, 10 guts discs were sent earlier this year to each of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong Netherlands, Panama, Sweden, and Switzerland. For this development program, JFDA contributed the discs and WFDF paid for the shipping costs.
A total of eight guts teams are expected to be represented at the World Guts Championship: Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan A and B, South Korea, and USA.
WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch commented: “We are pleased to be able to support Ryan Scott and the rest of the WFDF Guts Committee with this program. Guts was the first Frisbee sport, invented by the Healy family of Michigan in 1958, and we are hoping to see a resurgence of interest in the game.”
Guts is a sport played between two teams of five players each. The objective is to be the first team to score 21 points. To start play, each team lines up facing each other 14 m apart. Play is accomplished by a player attempting to throw the disc toward or at the opposing team and within the reach of at least 1 player of that team, in such a manner that the opposing team cannot make a clean catch. Scoring is contingent on the success or failure of the throwing team. A good throw, without a catch, results in a point for the throwing team and a bad throw results in a point for the receiving team.