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WFDF launches new official website

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The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that it has launched today a new official website and domain name “wfdf.sport.“ The web site revamp was undertaken to upgrade the underlying site architecture, from the last overhaul in late 2011, to current standards, including native mobile accessibility. WFDF signed an agreement in 2018 to use the dot sport internet domain, which is managed by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) for ICANN, as use of the dot sport domain shows we are a recognized member of the international sports community.

WFDF announces two additions to its staff

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The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to welcome two new additions to its executive staff in order to expand its ability to support the objectives of the organization. Igor Jankovíc has joined WFDF as Administrative Coordinator, reporting to Executive Director Volker Bernardi. Patrick Fourcampré-Maye now serves as Event Coordinator reporting to Karina Woldt, WFDF’s Managing Director, Events and Operations. Both positions are a new part-time paid staff position. “We are extremely pleased to bring Igor and Patrick on to WFDF’s executive team,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “With the growth and greater professionalism of WFDF’s activities, we realized that we needed to bring in additional resources to meet the expectations of our athletes, supporters, and entire community. Both Igor and Patrick bring a wealth of experience and a diverse background that will perfectly complement the experience and …

Strategic Plan for 2019-2024

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WFDF announces Strategic Plan for 2019-2024 The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors have approved of the Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2024, which will provide a roadmap for the International Federation for the next six years. WFDF will present its plan to its member National Federations at the Congress 2019, which will be held in conjunction with the WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC) on 25 August in Alutaguse, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia. The WFDF 2019-2024 Strategic Plan can be found here. “The WFDF board and officers will be using this strategic plan to guide our decisions over the next four years,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We see it as a document that will help us make explicit decisions about our activities, program investments, and priorities based on strategic considerations …

05 March 2012 The WFDF Spirit of the Game Ultimate Sub-Committee has released the translations of the Spirit of the Game Scoring Explanation Sheet in German, French, Polish and Chinese language. The SOTG Ultimate Sub-Committee wishes to thank the following persons for their support with the translations: Christophe Bihin and Jean-François Cadoret for French, Nick Liu for Chinese, Sylwester for the German, Wiktoria Maruszczak for the Polish translation. All documents can be found under this link.

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10 February 2012 The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to confirm that a Women`s Masters Division will be played during the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2012 in Sakai, Japan, taking place from 7-14 July 2012. As currently six teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Great Britain and USA have confirmed their participation WFDF now is in a position to officially declare that this division will be held in Sakai. Entries are still possible and welcome. For further information please refer to: www.wugc2012.org or contact the TOC, Mr. Makoto Ohi, under info@wugc2012.org.

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USA Takes Gold in Both Open and Women’s Divisions of WFDF Pan-American Ultimate Championships

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08 December 2011 The 2011 WFDF Pan American Ultimate Championships were held in Medellín, Colombia on November 24-26, 2011. The festivities began on Wednesday evening the 23rd with a Parade of Nations, Opening Ceremonies, and showcase game featuring Colombia’s Revolution vs Fury of the USA. The City of “Eternal Spring” didn’t quite live up to its reputation weather-wise, as it had been a very rainy fall and the weather pattern did not improve. In any case, the tournament featured 12 open teams and 8 women’s teams representing 7 countries: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama, USA, and Venezuela. Formats were simple for the two divisions (open and women’s), with pool play leading to quarterfinals/semifinals/finals, but the weather made scheduling a challenge. The organizers went into the tournament with two schedules: a good weather schedule utilizing six fields (of which three …

New Guts Catch Record at 124 km/h Reported

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02 May 2011 A new world guts catch record was reported by Dave (Nez) Nesbitt, current PDGA Board President and former USGPA and WFDF board member, thrown by Garrett “Double G” Gurthie at 124 km/hr (77 mph). The throw and catch were made at approximately 7:15pm on April 30, 2011 at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling Georgia and recorded by a brand new Bushnell radar gun. The catch was witnessed by approximately 75 disc golfers and friends/family, and verified by Brian Graham, PDGA Executive Director and Disc Golf Hall of Famer, (Crazy) John Brooks, at the time of the catch. The setting of a new world record is subject to confirmation by WFDF Archivist and Record Keeper, Dan (Stork) Roddick. If confirmed, the catch would surpass the previous record of 123 km/hr by Takeshi Osada catching Yasuhiro Komori …

WFDF updates Ultimate World Country Rankings

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21 September 2018 Update follows WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships, World Master Ultimate Club Championships and World Junior Ultimate Championships The World Flying Disc Federation today released the updated World Ultimate Rankings. These rankings are based on the finishing positions of teams at the most recent major World Ultimate Events: ·       World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) 2018 ·       World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) 2018 ·       World Master Ultimate Championships (WMUC) 2018 ·       World Under 24 Championships (WU24) 2018 ·       World Championship of Beach Ultimate/World Great Grandmasters Beach Ultimate Championships (2017) 2017 ·       World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) 2016 The USA continues to hold the top spot after an impressive sweep of these three events, while Canada maintained its second place position, followed by Great Britain in third. Australia managed to nose ahead of Germany, taking the fourth position, dropping …

WFDF Puts Out Request for Proposal for Official Disc Supplier for 2019-2020

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06 October 2018 Also announces new Approved Disc Policy to go into effect in 2019 The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has opened a closed tender process for establishing a multi‐year WFDF Official Disc Supplier and Sponsorship for the period from January 2019 through December 2020. It has also established a new Approved Disc Policy which will go into effect beginning in January 2019, which can be found here. This request for proposal is by invitation only and WFDF has invited the six companies that currently manufacture approved championship-level 175 gram Ultimate discs to be involved in the tender process. The selected company will receive the exclusive rights to produce “Official WFDF Ultimate Discs” for sale through merchandise channels and will be the supplier of the “Official Game Discs” during all WFDF Ultimate Championship events during …

WFDF 2016 World Ultimate Championships in London to appear on Livestream.com

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29 April 2016 More than 20 games to be live-streamed online over the weeklong event The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships from London will be presented on the leading online platform Livestream.com. Select round-robin, quarterfinal, semifinal, and final competitions will be presented June 19 -25, featuring multi-camera coverage, live commentary, and high-quality graphics. In addition, Livestream.com will archive the competitions online through April, 2017. The quadrennial World Ultimate and Guts Championships (http://wugc2016.com) will be held at the University College London Sports Ground, with the final day’s competition to take place at Allianz Park. Three thousand athletes from 39 countries are expected to participate in the men’s, women’s, mixed gender, and masters divisions. The World Ultimate Championships have been held since 1983 and are the premier world championships …