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  • WFDF Press Release: New WFDF Rules Appendix released and in effect from January 1, 2020


    21 January 2020

    The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has released a new version of the Appendix to the Rules of Ultimate 2017. The new version came into effect as of 1 January 2020.

    These rules will be used for all WFDF Ultimate Events in 2020, including the upcoming World Ultimate and Guts Championships, World Junior Ultimate Championships, and World Masters Ultimate Championships. Non-WFDF event organizers may also choose to use these rules for their events.

    These are the main changes for version 4.0:

    ● Change the name of the "Men's" Division to the "Open" Division
    ● Adjustments to the seeding and bids process
    ● Changes to offside penalties
    ● New hand signals for "4 Men" and "4 Women" (Updated hand signals will be released later in 2020)
    ● Direction on how photographic or video footage should be used
    ● Guidance on how to deal with dangerous plays
    ● Changes to receiving fouls for contact that occurs after a block

    The new appendix can be found at .

    Watch Chair of the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee, Rueben Berg, explain the new 2020 Appendix rules on receiving fouls on YouTube:

    The WFDF Rules of Ultimate were last updated in 2017 and new beach Ultimate rules were introduced in 2019. WFDF maintains a website at that provides resources, definitions, videos and translations.

    If you have any questions or comments about these rules changes, please contact the Chair of the WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee, Rueben Berg:

    Best regards,

    Volker Bernardi
    Executive Director
    World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
    Enggasse 2a, D - 55296 Harxheim, Germany

    Mobile: +49 176 64 19 77 02


    About WFDF: The World Flying Disc Federation is the international sports federation responsible for world governance of flying disc (frisbee) sports, including Ultimate, Beach Ultimate, Disc Golf, Guts, and Individual Events. WFDF is a federation of member associations that represent flying disc sports and their athletes in more than 85 countries. WFDF is an international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the International University Sports Federation (FISU), a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF), the International World Games Association (IWGA), and the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), and it is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in the state of Colorado, USA.

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