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WFDF Announces tentative 2022 Events Schedule

In Events, News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

In a separate press release earlier today, the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) announced that all WFDF World Championship events scheduled to take place in 2021 would be canceled or postponed due to the ongoing health and safety concerns in connection with the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainties around the resulting cross-border travel and other restrictions that continue to be imposed by governmental authorities. 2021 decisions taken WFDF 2021 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (Netherlands) (originally postponed from 2020) – CANCELED WFDF 2021 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (Ireland) – CANCELED WFDF 2021 World Beach Ultimate Championships (USA) – POSTPONED WFDF 2021 Continental Ultimate Championships – CANCELED All Africa (AAUC) Asia-Oceania (AOUGC) PanAmerica (PAUC) WFDF 2021 World Team Disc Golf Championships (Croatia) – POSTPONED WFDF 2021 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (USA) – POSTPONED 2022 tentative calendar of events WFDF 2022 …

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WFDF Announces major changes to the 2021 Events Schedule

In Events, News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

All WFDF World Championship Events in 2021 are Canceled or Postponed The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today announced that it will not host any World Championship Flying Disc Events in 2021, effectively canceling the World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) and the World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) both planned to be held in Europe in July this summer, and postponing other planned events. The WFDF COVID-19 Working Group and the WFDF Board of Directors have been following the global development of the pandemic closely over the past year.  WFDF is primarily concerned about the health and safety of athletes, volunteers, and others involved in planning and holding events.  It has reviewed the guidance from various governmental authorities and the World Health Organization regarding the various lockdown measures, and the predicted relaxation of restrictions on public gatherings. After careful consideration …

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WFDF Announces 2021 Schedule of World Championships

In Beach Ultimate, Disc Golf, Events, Guts, News, Official Communication, Overall, Press Release * Official Communication, Ultimate, Upcoming Events by WFDF

Planning to resume global Flying Disc events starting in July 2021 Following the March 24 announcement by the World Flying Disc Federation that all Flying Disc championships in 2020 were cancelled or postponed due to the rapid spread COVID-19 virus and effect of the pandemic on international travel, WFDF has been pushing forward with negotiations, plans, and preparations for a full calendar of events for 2021. As of today, WFDF is planning to hold its World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (3-10 July, Limerick, IRL), World Ultimate and Guts Championships (24-31 July, Leeuwarden, NED), World Overall Championships (July, USA), and World Beach Ultimate Championships (November, USA). The World Team Disc Golf Championships (Croatia) will be postponed to August 2022 and World Masters Ultimate championships (Gold Coast, AUS), which was initially announced to be postponed to September 2021, has been cancelled. “We are …

WFDF seeks bids to host upcoming 2021 and 2022 WFDF Ultimate & Beach Ultimate Championship Events

In Beach Ultimate, Events, News, News, Sports, Ultimate by WFDF

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Board of Directors, Ultimate Committee and Beach Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the upcoming 2021 and 2022 WFDF Championship events. WFDF will select one (1) Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) per event to host the following Grass Ultimate & Beach Ultimate events: WFDF 2021 All African Ultimate Championships (AAUC) WFDF 2021 Asia Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Championships (AOUGC) WFDF 2021 Pan American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) WFDF 2021 World Beach Ultimate Championships (WBUC) WFDF 2021 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) WFDF 2022 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) WFDF 2022 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships (WMUCC) WFDF 2022 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) Any individual, group, organization or club may bid to host one or more WFDF event. If you are considering in preparing a bid, we kindly ask for initial expressions of …

WFDF ready for the World Urban Games

In Events, Freestyle, News, Past WFDF Events, Press Release * Official Communication, Sports by WFDF

The World Flying Disc Federation and its athletes and officials are ready to commence the Flying Disc Freestyle competition at the inaugural World Urban Games (WUG), being held 13-15 September in Budapest. Freestyle Flying Disc is one of six competition sports to be featured, with the others being 3×3 Basketball, BMX freestyle, Breaking, Roller freestyle, and Parkour. The Games will take place at the Nagyvásártelep (Market Hall) in the south of Budapest, just 15 minutes from the city center. The whole area, originally built in the 1930s, is being regenerated specifically for the WUG. With 24 athletes from nine countries in the competition, the Flying Disc discipline of Freestyle combines aspects of gymnastics and dance with the basic game of throw and catch, and it is one of the most artistic and technically-challenging disciplines in Flying Disc sport. Mixed gender …

WFDF Women in Sport Workshop hosted at AOUGC 2019

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The WFDF Women in Sport Commission held its first ever regional workshop at the Asian-Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Championship (AOUGC 2019) in Shanghai on July 25. The event was well attended with 50 attendees from 13 regional countries, with men making up a third of the group. Please read the full Press release here.

USA Sweeps 2019 WU24, Three Gold Medals

In Events, News, Past Ultimate Events, Past WFDF Events, Sports, Ultimate by WFDF

Team USA sweeps WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships, taking home three gold medals in Heidelberg, Germany   Team USA went undefeated during eight days of competition, with a combined 31-0 record across three divisions, on their way to winning three gold medals at the WFDF 2019 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships, which concluded on Saturday, July 20 in Heidelberg, Germany. The Americans took home top honors in all three divisions — Men’s, Women’s and Mixed. Top spirit of the game prizes were awarded to Denmark in the Men’s division, South Africa in the Mixed division and both New Zealand and Australia in the Women’s division. “It was a great week of Ultimate in the heart of Europe, and the next generation of elite athletes showed their grit and determination over the entire week while maintaining the best of spirit of the …

WFDF 2019 World Overall Championships (WOC) to be held in Richmond, Virginia USA

In Events, Upcoming Events, WFDF News by WFDF

26 October 2018 The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2019 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (WOC 2019) will be held from Monday 8th – Saturday 13th July 2019 in the city of Richmond, Virginia USA.  It will be staged at various venues including the Bryan Park Disc Golf Course, Richmond Strikers West Creek Complex, Forest Hill Park, Henrico County’s Dorey Park and Gamble’s Hill Park. Overall events require athletes to demonstrate a variety of individual skills in a field events format, not dissimilar to concept of the decathlon. This will be the 14th edition of the World Overall Championships.  This biannual event is planned for approximately 100 athletes in seven flying disc feature competitions. Accuracy, Freestyle, Disc Golf, Discathon, Distance, Double Disc Court (DDC), and Self-Caught Flight (SCF) champions will be crowned for …

WFDF announces that the inaugural WFDF 2019 Asian-Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships, in association with BULA, will be held in Shirahama, Japan

In Events, Upcoming Events, WFDF News by WFDF

15 September 2018 WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2019 Asia Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships, in association with BULA (AOBUC) will be hosted by the town of Shirahama, Japan, from Thursday 13th June to Sunday 16th June, 2019. The event will feature national and club Beach Ultimate teams in Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed divisions with a possibility of adding masters divisions if enough interest. The successful bid came from the Japan Flying Disc Association (JFDA) supported by the Town of Shirahama. The organization is headed by Prof. Fumio Morooka, the President of JFDA, with Yuta Saito heading up the TOC. “WFDF is proud to partner with JFDA on this inaugural Beach Ultimate event in the Asian Oceanic region. JFDA did a fantastic job of hosting the 2012 WUGC event and we are confident they will again prepare a great event …

WFDF 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships start in Waterloo, Canada

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21 August 2018 The World Flying Disc Federation’s 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships kicked off on Saturday, August 18 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The event is hosting more than 800 young athletes from 31 teams and 18 countries in the Junior Under-20 Men’s and Women’s divisions. Running from August 18-25 at RIM Park at the Manulife Financial Sportsplex, WJUC commenced with an opening ceremony followed by a showcase game between Canada and Germany in the Women’s division, which the Canadians won by the score of 15-7. “It is exciting to see this gathering of youthful Ultimate talent from all over the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President.  “It’s great to see the next generation coming up and the level of competition continuing to rise, especially because we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the development of the sport of …