The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2013 Pan-American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC) will be hosted in the city of Aguas de Lindóia City – São Paulo, Brazil. The event will be held from November 14-17, 2013 at the facilities at the Oscar Inn Eco Resort which can accommodate nine Ultimate fields. PAUCC 2013 expects 30 teams in three divisions of competition: open, women's and mixed. The finals will be staged in the main stadium of the city of Aguas de Lindóia City on November 17, 2013.
"WFDF is pleased to host our Pan-American Ultimate event this year in Brazil, especially with it being such an important sports market in the next several years with the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016,” stated WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch. “We look to showcase top Ultimate competition in the region and promote our sport not only in Brazil but in neighboring countries with their fast-growing disc sports communities.”
The successful bid came from Federação Paulista de Disco (FPD), WFDF’s national member association in Brazil. FPD had previously hosted the 2007 World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Maceio and it holds annual national championships in the open, women’s and mixed categories. “We are thrilled to be awarded this event and are looking forward to receiving the Ultimate community from across the Americas here in Brazil,” stated Roberto Hucke, President of the FPD. “Hosting an event of this size is an honor and we are committed to making this event world class. We believe that with this Pan-American event we are strengthening the Ultimate community across the Americas. FPD Vice-President Luis Fazani added “The Federação Paulista de Disco seeks to support and lead the growth of Ultimate through all of Brazil and will use this opportunity not only to organize an amazing event but support the development of Ultimate in our country. We welcome all clubs teams across the Americas to come and enjoy the best of Brazilian hospitality.”