The United States Guts Players Association has announced that five new members will be inducted into the International Frisbee Hall of Fame during festivities associated with the 48th International Frisbee Tournament (IFT) in Houghton, Michigan.
Following the cancellation of the World Disc Games, the World Overall Championships 2005 have been moved to San Diego and will join with the World Juniors and Masters Championships to be held there at the end of June.
The WFDF Board has approved the New England Ultimate Alliance as the host of the World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) 2006. The tournament is to be held in Devens, just outside Boston, from 13th to 18th of August. The decision is subject to approval by WFDF Congress by July at the latest.
A new international disc golf committee has met, the product of collaborative efforts by WFDF and the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to unite disc golf throughout the world and work together toward the development of the game. Draft minutes of the teleconference held on 19th February are now available online.
A website has been established for the inaugural Pan-American Ultimate Club Championships to be held in Sao Paulo in late July this year. It will be the central point for all information regarding the championships.
A healthy thirteen member organisations in good standing voted in the 2004 WFDF elections. The new Board took office on 1st January. Congratulations to those who were successfully elected and to Korean Ultimate, who were admitted to regular membership of WFDF in a concurrent poll.
The first book chronicling the complete history of the sport of Ultimate, from 1968 to the present, will be released in March 2005. The book includes 160 pages, tons of photos, lists of national and world champions, national champion team rosters and a DVD with never before seen Ultimate footage. Pre-orders are now being taken.
WFDF is now acccepting bids for the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2008. The deadline for the submission of bids is June 1, 2005. Please e-mail (ultimate at wfdf dot org) if you have any questions.
WFDF is now acccepting bids for the 2006 World Junior Ultimate Championships. The deadline for the submission of bids is February 1, 2005. Please e-mail (ultimate at wfdf dot org) if you have any questions.
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.