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WFDF hosts inaugural Pan American Team Disc Golf Championship

In News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is hosting its inaugural Pan American Team Disc Golf Championship (PATDGC) this weekend, 10-12 November 2023. The event is being held at the Langley Pond Disc Golf Park in Warrenville South Carolina, USA and will take place over the coming three days on the US long weekend of Veterans Day.

WFDF president Robert “Nob” Rauch stated, “As Disc Golf returns to the competition program at The World Games (TWG) 2025 in Chengdu for the first time since 2001, and only 15 country bids available (plus host country China), earning world ranking points is important for those countries who are vying to win a bid. Both the Pan American and Asia Oceanic continental Team Disc Golf events this year could be important for countries looking to secure a bid to attend TWG in 2025.”

Langley Pond Disc Golf Park is a Championship caliber course with 18 baskets situated through hilly terrain, old growing hardwood trees and the famous and beautiful pond for which Langley Pond is named.

The event will award world ranking points to all teams in attendance. With a maximum of 12 points for the gold medal winning country, followed by 10 for the Silver and 8 for the bronze medalists respectively.

With late changes to participation, WFDF established a fair, equitable, and competitive schedule for all involved with alternate shot matchplay doubles or regular matchplay singles games.

“It is great to get play underway today for the remaining three countries attending the event: Canada, Colombia and the USA. We thank the nearly 30 participants who have been more than patient as WFDF made last minute changes to both the venue and schedule to accommodate setbacks outside our control.” said WFDF Disc Golf Committee Chair Charlie Mead. “After a discovery of a Southern Pine Beetle infestation at the original venue in neighboring state Georgia and the need for immediate tree felling, the event was moved to Langley Pond Disc Golf Park. We then needed to revise the schedule after the 4th and 5th seed teams Mexico and Panama pulled out at the last minute due to injuries and ongoing delays by the US embassy to issue visa interview appointments and visas for players to enter the USA. We expect that having initiated this first regional championship, Team Disc Golf in the PanAm region will grow significantly by our next biannual event.”

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Author: WFDF