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WFDF seeks bids to host upcoming 2023 and 2024 Championship Events

In News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

Championship Events will feature Ultimate, Beach Ultimate, Wheelchair Ultimate, Overall, and Team Disc Golf

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Board of Directors and respective Disc Sport Committees are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the upcoming 2023 and 2024 WFDF Championship events.

WFDF will select one (1) Local Organizing Committee (LOC) per event to host the following Ultimate events:

  • WFDF 2023 All African Ultimate or Beach Ultimate Championships (AAUC or AABUC)
  • WFDF 2023 Asia Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Championships (AOUGC)
  • WFDF 2023 Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC)
  • WFDF 2023 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24)
  • WFDF 2023 Inaugural World Wheelchair Ultimate Championships (WWUC)
  • WFDF 2023 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (WOC)
  • WFDF 2024 Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships (AOBUC)
  • WFDF 2024 European Beach Ultimate Championships (EBUC)
  • WFDF 2024 Pan American Beach Ultimate Championships (PABUC)
  • WFDF 2024 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC)
  • WFDF 2024 World Masters Ultimate Championships (WMUC)
  • WFDF 2024 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC)
  • WFDF 2024 World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC)

Any individual, group, organization, or club may bid to host one or more WFDF events. If you are considering preparing a bid, we kindly ask for initial expressions of interest (EoI) from all prospective bidders/hosts. The details collected during the EoI phase are intended to provide a basic overview of all candidates and to enable WFDF to deal directly in supplying advice, templates, and bid guideline documents.

All information received throughout the event bidding process will be treated with confidence. The EoI is the first phase of the bid process and only those who fill out the online EOI bidding form and submit by the deadline will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the bid process.

Stages of Bidding

  • Stage 1 – EoI – Applicants are requested to inform WFDF of their intention to bid PRIOR to midnight CET on the 25th April 2022..
  • Stage 2 – Submission – The deadline for submitting completed bids and provisional budget is PRIOR to midnight on the Bid Submission Date in the following “Appendix:  Bidding Parameters” for the event for which you are interested in bidding.
  • Stage 3 – Review – The bid review process and 2nd round questions/interviews will be carried out throughout the months post submission
  • Stage 4 – Appointment/Contract – It is anticipated that the relevant WFDF Sport Committees will  select and nominate most suitable candidates before the WFDF Board of Directors formally approve and vote on successful bids which will then be  announced by the published “announce date”

Date range

Potential bidders can approach WFDF if they need flexibility or advice on date ranges for these events. We are much more flexible for Continental Championships and smaller events and can advise you based on your location what time of year would be most suitable.. Please consider the weather and venue availability for your location. Event dates might require some manipulation to fit in with venue availability, school holidays and a busy events calendar, so LOC’s are encouraged to present at least three different event dates if possible.

Combined events

WFDF would consider appointing a venue with a combination of more than one event only to an experienced candidate. Bidding candidates are encouraged to bid for one or more events if you would be interested to host one or the other.

Bid Review

Grass and Wheelchair Ultimate event bids will be reviewed by the WFDF Ultimate Events Sub-Committee and by the WFDF Ultimate Committee with final approval upon their recommendation by the WFDF Board of Directors.

Beach Ultimate event bids will be reviewed by the WFDF Beach Ultimate Committee and WFDF Events Team with final approval upon their recommendation by the WFDF Board of Directors.

Disc Golf event bids will be reviewed by the WFDF Disc Golf Committee and WFDF Events Team with final approval upon their recommendation by the WFDF Board of Directors.

National Federation Endorsement

All bids must be recognized and endorsed by the National Flying Disc Association of the country where the bid venue is located. WFDF may consider more than one bid per event per country, but only if all such bids are endorsed by WFDF’s member National Federation.

Templates & Guidelines

Step 1 – Fill out the Expression of Interest to host form (EoI) https://forms.gle/hj5ZFDwNaFtQB4qi6

Step 2 – Bid submission – all bid and budget templates and bid guidelines will be provided upon receipt of your EoI. (we suggest you fill out the EOI as soon as possible to give you more time with the bid documents)

Tournament information (see table on next page)

Required standard fields (GRASS ULTIMATE 100m x 37m + 5m buffer zone)

Required standard fields (BEACH ULTIMATE 75m x 25m + 5m buffer zone)

Required standard venue (OVERALL consists of Accuracy, SCF, Distance, Disc Golf, Discathon, DDC and Freestyle requiring suitable venues for each discipline

Required Disc Golf Venue – full course(s) with 18 baskets

Expected number of teams (given as an estimate only)

Divisions to be contested : Open (O), Women’s (W), Mixed (X), Master Open(MO), Master Women’s (MW), Master Mixed (MX), Grand Master Open (GMO), Grand Master Women’s (GMW), Grand Master Mixed (GMX), Open Under 24 (OU24), Women’s Under 24 (WU24), Mixed Under 24 (XU24), Open Under 20 (OU20), Women’s Under 20 (WU20), Mixed Under 20 (XU20) – NOTE – at least 6 countries will need to register to make a division viable.

Duration of tournament – to be used as a guide for planning purposes

Contact

If you have any questions about this event or the process of bidding, please contact;

  • Ms Karina Woldt – WFDF Managing Director, Events & Operations (karina.woldt@wfdf.sport)
  • Mr Brian Gisel – WFDF Vice President (brian.gisel@wfdf.sport)
  • Mr Volker Bernardi – WFDF Secretary General (volker.bernardi@wfdf.sport)
WFDF Championship EventEstimated DivisionsEstimated Venue/ FieldsEstimated teamsDuration (days)EoI DateBid Submission DateAnnounce Date
AAUC 2023 or AABUC 2023 (All-Africa)X412-Aug325th April 202230-May-2215-Jul-22
AOUGC 2023 (Asia Oceanic Grass)O, W, X Masters/ Juniors possible1128-36525th April 202230-May-2215-Jul-22
PAUC 2023 (PanAm Grass)O, W, X Masters probable14+40-50625th April 202230-May-2215-Jul-22
WU24 2023 (Under-24 grass)MU24, WU24, XU2416-1836-48825th April 202230-May-2215-Jul-22
WWUC 2023 (Wheelchair Ultimate)O, W, X2+ indoor courts84-Mar25th April 202230-May-2215-Jul-22
WOC 2023 (Overall)IndividualFreestyle hall, Accuracy, Distance, SCF, DDC and Discathon venue and Disc Golf Course100 ind.725th April 202230-May-2215-Jul-22
WFDF Championship EventEstimated DivisionsEstimated Venue/ FieldsEstimated teamsDuration (days)EoI DateBid Submission DateAnnounce Date
AOBUC 2024 (Asia Oceanic Beach)O, W, X Masters possible1028-36625th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22
EBUC 2024 (European Beach)O, W, X Masters possible1665-80625th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22
PABUC 2024 (PanAm Beach)O, W, X Masters possible620425th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22
WJUC 2024 (Juniors Ultimate)OU20, WU20, XU2016-1840-45825th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22
WMUC 2024 (Masters Ultimate)MO, MW, MX, with older Masters divisions likely20+70825th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22
WUGC 2024 (World Ultimate – Guts)M, W, X40120825th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22
WTDGC 2024 (Team Disc Golf)Teams of 62 courses24+425th April 202230-May-2215-Aug-22