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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 …

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WFDF Press Release: WFDF and BULA Renew Memorandum of Understanding

In Beach Ultimate, News, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication, Sports by WFDF

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that WFDF and BULA have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding for the two-year period 2020-2021. Both WFDF and BULA wish to continue a working arrangement to their mutual benefit and for the benefit of the Beach Ultimate Community. The MoU outlines the ways that WFDF and BULA will continue to support the growth and development of the sport and cooperate with each other in these efforts while WFDF will be fully assuming the organization of World and Continental National Team Championships in order to standardize event organization. “WFDF and BULA have been formally working together since 2011 to promote the growth and development of the discipline of Beach Ultimate,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “Beach Ultimate has experienced tremendous growth and we are both committed to work to see that …

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 Appoints David Raflo as Interim Beach Ultimate Committee Chair

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

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Board of Directors has appointed David Raflo of the USA as Interim Beach Ultimate Committee Chair, to replace Karen Cabrera of the Philippines who stepped down for personal reasons. Raflo, who is currently a member of the Beach Ultimate Committee, will serve out the remainder of Cabrera’s term, which extends through December 2020. “We really appreciate that David agreed to step up to serve out the remainder of the term as Chair of the Beach Ultimate Committee,” stated WFDF President Robert L. Rauch. “As a professional disc sports administrator, David brings a wealth of experience to the position. We have a number of interesting opportunities we will be asking our Beach Committee members to help us navigate in the next couple years, including the PanAm Masters Games next year and pursuit of inclusion in …

WFDF 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships, in association with BULA, kicks off in Portugal

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The World Flying Disc Federation opened the WFDF 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships, in association with BULA (EBUC 2019), in Portimão, Portugal on Monday, May 6. The premier European event for Beach Ultimate, EBUC 2019 has more than 1,300 athletes from 22 countries competing in more than 400 games over six days. “WFDF is very excited for this event and, with the development of Beach Ultimate over the past several years, EBUC 2019 will be the largest continental beach tournament in history,” said Karen Cabrera, WFDF’s Beach Ultimate Chair. “The size of the event is a testament to the interest and dedication of players, national member associations, and organizers in this discipline of Flying Disc. “We look forward to a very successful event in Portugal, and WFDF is already looking forward to the WFDF Asian-Oceanic Beach Ultimate Championships being held …

2017 WCBU Live Streaming Plans

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[lead]2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate on 18-24 June [/lead]The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is excited to announce livestreaming plans for the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU), in association with BULA, from 18-24 June in Royan, France.  WFDF plans to livestream 120 games, including simultaneous coverage of three pitches. The showcase venue, held in the 4,000-seat arena and covered with five cameras, will be a free livestream for the world to watch, while the action from fields #2 and #3 will be hosted on Fanseat.com, and require a monthly subscription fee, with FanSeat offering a no-cost, one-month trial. Find out more about the coverage plans, including links, livestreams, and updates online at http://live.wcbu2017.org. WFDF is also partnering with leading Facebook portal and sports aggregator UNILAD, which can be found at www.facebook.com/uniladmag and www.facebook.com/uniladfootball, which will present …

Beach Ultimate Included in ANOC 2019

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[lead]WFDF excited for Beach Ultimate to be included in the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games[/lead] The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Board of Directors has reacted enthusiastically to the announcement that the initial edition of the ANOC World Beach Games (WBG) in 2019 will include the Flying Disc sport of Beach Ultimate. The San Diego Organizing Committee for the WBG have released the list of 19 sports being included in their sports programme for the initial edition of these games, all of which are different disciplines to any contested in the Olympic programme. The announcement followed meetings between San Diego and ANOC officials at last month’s Asian Beach Games in Danang. San Diego has proposed that the event be held from 10-20 October 2019.

WFDF Request for Merchandise Partner 2017-2018

In Beach Ultimate, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication, Sports, Ultimate, WFDF News by WFDF

[lead]WFDF Puts Out Request for Proposal for Official Apparel and Merchandise Partner for 2017-2018[/lead] The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it is putting out a request for proposal (RFP) for the WFDF Sponsor and Official Apparel/ Merchandise supplier partnership for the two year period from January 2017 through December 2018. The selected company will receive the exclusive opportunity to develop and sell any and all official event merchandise and apparel for the WFDF Ultimate Championship events during that period (with other WFDF disc sport events optional).

WCBU 2017 with BULA to be in Royan, France

In Beach Ultimate, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication, Sports by WFDF

[lead]WFDF announces that the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate in association with BULA will be held in Royan, France, from 18-24 June 2017[/lead] The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, in association with BULA (WCBU 2017) will be held at Plage de la Grande Conche in Royan, France from Sunday, 18 June to Saturday, 24 June 2017. The French Flying Disc Federation (FFDF) will oversee the Tournament Organizing Committee made up of an experienced team from the local regional league “Flying Disc Poitou Charentes,” members of the FFDF, and local France Sport sponsors and partners.

2016 BU Grants for Four Continents

In Beach Ultimate, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication, Sports by WFDF

[lead]WFDF announces 2016 Beach Ultimate development grants to develop leagues on four continents[/lead] WFDF is pleased to announce that it has awarded a total of US$5,000 in development grants to be used to create and fortify Beach Ultimate leagues with six projects on four continents. WFDF had put out a call for applications in November 2015 for the 2016 Beach Ultimate development grant program with a focus on funding projects brought by member associations or individuals to start or grow local Beach Ultimate leagues.