The 2004 WFDF Board elections are now open. There have been some delays in commencing the election due to the need to include some approvals for action of the Board in the past year, which the Board hopes will meet the scrutiny of the members. WFDF encourages all members to participate in this election – voting will close on Wednesday 23rd December 2004.
At the recent Congress meeting in Turku, Finland, the Swedish Frisbeesport Federation put forward a proposal to eliminate the observer rule from the rules of ultimate, citing it was contradictory to the central spirit statement of personal responsibility. The submisison was backed by experiences in Sweden, including a letter of support from a FIFA referee who agrees that the presence of on-field officials is detrimental to player behaviour. A straw poll of those members present …
The European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF) today announced that the European Ultimate Club Championships 2005 (EUCC2005) will be held in Rostock, Germany from 3rd to 9th July, 2005. An excellent bid was also submitted from Colchester, England. It is planned to have the following divisons at EUCC2005: Open, Women, Mixed, Masters. Team slots awarded to each country per division will be based on prior results of (at least) the EUCC2001 and EUC2003. These numbers will …
WFDF has sanctioned Big D in the Desert VI as the 2004 World Distance Championships. This year the event will be held from the 25th to 27th September at the California/Nevada state line in Primm Nevada on Ivanpah Dry Lake.
WFDF has announced the qualifying countries for the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, Germany. The qualifying countries are Canada (44 points), USA (42), Australia (34), Finland (32), Japan (31) and Germany (host). Qualifying was based on final placings of teams at the recently-completed World Ultimate Championships 2004 in Turku, Finland. Each country was assigned points based on their best three finishing teams at WUC2004. See the attached file for the full points count.
The WFDF World DDC Championships 2004 will be held in conjunction with the 29th Arizona State Flying Disc Overall Championship in late October 2004. See the tournament website for more details.
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has selected Kaohsiung City – Chinese Taipei’s second largest metropolis behind the capital – to host The World Games 2009. Mayor Frank Hsieh and IWGA President Ron Froehlich signed the contract to have the eighth edition of the elite multi-sport event held between July 16 and 26, 2009, at existing venues in Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung County and adjacent Pingtung County.
WFDF has accepted the record of 61 hours and 26 minutes set by a group of Alaskan ultimate players earier this month.
WFDF Ultimate Committee and the WFDF Ultimate Rules Working Group do not foresee any changes to the current Rules of Ultimate for the 2004 season. This means that the current rules (last revision 1/28/2002) will be used for play at the WUGC 2004 in Turku, Finland.
The most complete census of global disc play has just been completed. See the listing of 2002 activity within each member country and world totals.