WFDF Seeks Host Bids for WFDF 2021 and 2023 World Team Disc Golf Championships
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is seeking bids for host organizers for the WFDF 2021 and 2023 World Team Disc Golf Championships (“WTDGC”). The WTDGC is the premier Disc Golf event for WFDF and the 2021 and 2023 editions of the event will look to build on the success of past championships held in Colchester, UK and Vancouver, Canada, and the upcoming 2019 event to be hosted by Estonia in August this year. Hosting the WTDGC is a chance to introduce an international sporting event to new communities, draw interest and attention to a host city and country, and generate economic impact for local businesses, while developing the sport globally. Bids are due by Friday 12 July 2019.
“The WTDGC is the most prestigious of Disc Golf team events,” said Charlie Mead, Chair of WFDF’s Disc Golf Committee. “It gives nations and their player representatives a chance to compete against other nations in a format that is unique for the sport of Disc Golf.”
The format of the event will be a combination of Pairs and Single Matchplay, which will use different forms of doubles play. Each country may enter up to 12 players to make up their team, from a range of divisions. Each round will feature six players from the team. The final formats and schedules for the events will be decided by the WFDF Disc Golf Committee.
“Following the successful debut of this event in 2016 in Vancouver and the follow-‐on in Colchester in 2017, WFDF has shifted to a biannual event cycle and is pleased to see a significant expansion of the WTDGC in 2019 in Estonia.
We are looking to expand further in 2021 and 2023 and attract as many member countries as wish to participate,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “The national team championship is an exciting format for disc golf and gives our athletes who are usually competing on an individual basis an opportunity to compete alongside their compatriots for national pride.”
The deadline for submitting bids will be Friday 12 July 2019 with a decision expected in by the end of August 2019.
All bids will be reviewed by WFDF’s Disc Golf Committee who will provide a final recommendation to the WFDF Board of Directors for approval. Selection will be based upon experience in running Disc Golf events, the contents of the bid and budget, suitable facilities for players, staff and spectators, proximity of selected venues to one another, and the quality of the competition course(s), among other requirements.
Questions regarding the bid process or a bid proposal for the WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships can be addressed to WFDF Disc Golf Committee Chair Charlie Mead atCharlie.firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to WFDF Managing Director of Events Karina Woldt email@example.com.
The full bid guidelines are available upon request.