WFDF 2022 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships announced

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Registrations are now open for event to be held in Limerick, Ireland

WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2022 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC 2022) will be staged in Limerick, Ireland from Saturday 25th June to Saturday 2nd July 2022 at the University of Limerick. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is Siege Events Limited, headed up by Barry Walsh and Liam Grant, who has hosted the Siege of Limerick — Ireland’s largest Ultimate Tournament — with great success.

“We are thrilled to be working with an experienced Tournament Organizer for WMUCC 2022. The LOC put a lot of planning into the WU24 event before it was canceled due to the pandemic and thus to be able to award Limerick with WMUCC enables the LOC to utilize much of their already completed work. WMUCC will be the first WFDF master’s championship since 2018, as the master’s event that was to be hosted in Australia in 2020 and then 2021 was postponed and then canceled due to the pandemic,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “It is an awesome venue and we know our athletes are excited to get back out on the playing field and engage in international competition.”

It is expected that the event will attract over 50 masters’ teams worldwide with up to nine (9) divisions offered (depending on meeting minimum participation levels) for National Federations to pre-register club teams. Age and gender categories for Master Open, Master Women’s, Master Mixed, Grand Master Open, Grand Master Women’s, Grand Master Mixed and Great-Grand-Master Open, Great-Grand-Master Women’s and Great-Grand-Master Mixed divisions will be offered.

LOC Tournament Director and Siege Events’ lead Liam Grant commented “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the WFDF 2022 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships. It is a great honor to be trusted with hosting this event. The facilities here at the University of Limerick are world-class and we are excited to showcase them to the global community. The modern campus will give the event an Olympic village feel and will allow for a stress-free experience. We have put together an all-star organizing committee and the city stands fully behind us to make this a memorable tournament. The event will have a real positive impact on the Ultimate community here for years to come. We look forward to giving the world’s elite Master’s Ultimate players our famous Irish welcome.”

The minimum age limit for athletes playing in the masters’ divisions of WFDF championships is 33 for men and 30 for women, with the minimum age for grandmasters at 37 for women and 40 for male athletes. Great Grand Master divisions’ ages start at 45 and 48 respectively.

WFDF has today issued the event bulletin and official invitation for NF’s to pre-register for all bids where they want to send teams to WMUCC. Registration closes on Friday 15th October 2021. Club teams interested in participating should reach out directly to your member National Federation.