WFDF Seeks Host Bids for WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships
19 December 2017
The World Flying Disc Federation is seeking bids for host organizers for the WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships (“WTDGC”). The WTDGC is the premier Disc Golf event for WFDF and the 2019 edition of the event will look to build on the success of past championships held in Colchester, UK and Vancouver, Canada. Hosting the WTDGC is a chance to introduce an international sporting event to new communities, draw interest and attention to a host city and country, and generate economic impact for local businesses, while developing the sport globally. Bids are due by February 14, 2018.
“The WTDGC is the most prestigious of Disc Golf team events,” said Charlie Mead, Chair of WFDF’s Disc Golf Committee. “It gives nations and their player representatives a chance to compete against other nations in a format that is unique for the sport of Disc Golf.”
The format of the event will be a combination of Pairs and Single Matchplay, which will use different forms of doubles play. Each country may enter up to 12 players to make up their team, from a range of divisions. Each round will feature 6 players from the team. Format and schedule for the event will be decided by the WFDF Disc Golf Committee.
“Following the successful debut of this event in 2016 in Vancouver and the follow-on this last year in Colchester, WFDF is pleased to move to a biannual format and promote a significant expansion of the WTDGC in 2019,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “The national team championship is an exciting format for disc golf and gives our athletes who are usually competing on an individual basis an opportunity to compete alongside their compatriots for national pride.”
The deadline for submitting bids will be February 14, 2018 with a decision expected in March 2018. All bids will be reviewed by WFDF’s Disc Golf Committee with a final recommendation to the WFDF Board of Directors for approval. Selection will be based upon experience in running Disc Golf events, the contents of the bid and budget, suitable facilities for players, staff and spectators, proximity of selected venues to one another, and the competition course, among other requirements.
The response of players who have participated in the event is best summed up in the feedback by captains of three of the teams who competed in Colchester in 2017.
“I would like to say that our team really enjoyed the format, and the spirit with which all countries played was fantastic,” said Simon Feasey from Team New Zealand. “The team will go home with not only fond memories but new friends. Well worth the travel.”
“A few months ago I was not sure that this would be such a great format and event, but it greatly surpassed my expectations. Lots of close matches and great to play with so many different people,” said Derek Robins of Team Great Britain.
“Thanks for an awesome event in every respect! The format turned out to be great. The tournament was run very smoothly and schedule worked almost perfectly even though the format was pretty complicated. I was one of those very skeptical at first, but I was very positively surprised. I see a great future for this event,” said Tapani Aulu, from Team Finland.
Questions regarding the bid process or a bid proposal for the WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships can be addressed to WFDF Disc Golf Committee Chair Charlie Mead at Charlie.email@example.com with a copy to WFDF Events Manager Karina Woldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full bid guidelines are available here: http://wfdf.org/images/M_images/wfdf_wtdgc_2019_bid_package_final.pdf .
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About WFDF: The World Flying Disc Federation is the international sports federation responsible for world governance of flying disc (FrisbeeTM) sports, including Ultimate, Beach Ultimate, Guts, and Individual Events. WFDF is a federation of member associations which represent flying disc sports and their athletes in more than 76 countries. WFDF is an international federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IPC and FISU and a member of ARISF, GAISF and the International World Games Association, and it is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Colorado, USA. The WFDF Executive Committee: President Robert L. "Nob" Rauch, Secretary Thomas Griesbaum, Treasurer Kate Bergeron.
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