WFDF 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships reported

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The 2012 WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) in Sakai, Japan came to a close with a convincing victory by Team USA over Great Britain 17-5 in the Open division finals.  Hosts Japan secured the World Championship title in the Women`s division on their home fields to win 17-13 over USA.  Japan (Red) won the World Guts Championship title during WUGC, beating USA 2-0 in the Guts division final. Japan (White) secured the Bronze medal in the Guts division by defeating Australia 2-0.

65 teams featuring some 1,400 players from 23 nations participated in the five Ultimate divisions Open, Women`s, Mixed, Open Masters and Women`s Masters division and in the Guts competition, in this second time the WUGC has been held in Japan (the previous one was in 1992).

Canada secured the Mixed division World Championship title by beating Australia 17-13 in the final.  In the Open Masters division, Canada beated Australia 17-13.  The USA took gold in the Women`s Masters division over Canada 15-13.

During the Closing Ceremony WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch thanked the members of the tournament organizing committee Fumio Morooka (Japan Flying Disc Association (JFDA) and TOC President), Masakazu Honda (Tournament Director) and Makoto Ohi (Executive Director).  "Twenty years after the last WUGC in Japan, the 2012 edition of WUGC was a huge success for the JFDA," commented Rauch.  "WFDF entrusted JFDA with the organization of our World Championships shortly after the Fukushima disaster and our hosts did not disappoint us. They gave the players and the entire flying disc world the top quality event that they have come to expect from a WFDF sanctioned championship."

The results of the medal games:

Open division (complete results):
USA defeats Great Britain 17-5 (Gold medal game)
Canada defeats Sweden 17-8 (Bronze medal game)

Spirit of the Game award winner: Philippines

Women`s division (complete results):
Japan defeats USA 17-13 (Gold medal game)
Canada defeats Colombia 16-12 (Bronze medal game)

Spirit of the Game award winner: Canada

Mixed division (complete results):
Canada defeats Australia 17-9 (Gold medal game)
Japan defeats USA 15-13 (Bronze medal game)

Spirit of the Game award winner: South Africa

Open Masters division (complete results):
Canada defeats Australia 17-13 (Gold medal game)
Japan defeats USA 17-14 (Bronze medal game)

Spirit of the Game award winner: New Zealand

Women`s Masters division (complete results):
USA defeats Canada 15-13 (Gold medal game)
Japan defeats Australia 17-8 (Bronze medal game)

Spirit of the Game award winner: Germany

Guts Open division (complete results):
Japan (Red) defeats USA 2-0 (Gold medal game)
Japan (White) defeats Australia 2-0 (Bronze medal game)

Spirit of the Game award winner: Australia

Countries Qualifying for the 2013 World Games Announced

The World Ultimate and Guts Championships served as the qualifying event for the 2013 World Games, to be held in Cali, Colombia, on 28-30 July 2013. The teams from USA, Canada, Great Britain, Colombia, Australia and hosts Japan have earned their spot in the World Games program.

 

 

Ultimate Open Division:
USA   GBR   CAN   PHL

Ultimate Women`s Division:
JPN   USA   CAN   CAN

Ultimate Mixed Division:
CAN   AUS   JPN   RSA

Ultimate Open Masters Division:
CAN   AUS   JPN   NZL

Ultimate Women`s Masters Division:
USA   CAN   JPN   GER

Guts Open Division:
JPN red   USA   JPN white   AUS