WFDF Releases Revised Version of Official Ultimate Rules

In Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is pleased to release an updated version of the WFDF Rules of Ultimate for 2013.

This version will come into effect as of 1 January 2013. A number of changes have been made which are aimed at producing a better flow of play, fairer outcomes, a closer alignment with the USAU rules, as well as enabling self-refereed play to work as effectively as possible.

A variety of resources have been produced to help athletes and administrators to understand and learn the changes. 

These resources are available at:

In addition, a dedicated Rules of Ultimate Website will be launched in 2013 which will assist all players to better understand the rules of Ultimate.

Si Hill, chair of the WFDF Ultimate Committee, stated: “Rueben and the whole rules group have done a great job with this latest revision of the WFDF rules of Ultimate. This completes a process that began half a dozen years ago to completely overhaul the WFDF version of the rules and addresses the key remaining issues that have been identified as problematic.”

The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is chaired by Rueben Berg (AUS) and comprised of Paul Eriksson (SWE), Florian Pfender (GER), Simon Hill (GBR), Satoru Ishii (JAP), Mark Moran (CAN), Jonathan Potts (AUS), Jerry Rosenberg (USA), Piers Truter (AUS), Rue Veitl (GER).

If you have any questions about this, or any other rules issue, please do not hesitate to contact the Chair of the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee, Rueben Berg, at