WFDF Sanctions 2017 World Great Grand Masters Beach Ultimate Championships

Posted: December 8, 2016 04:29 PM

USA Ultimate to Form Great Grand Masters National Team

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has decided to sanction what is now the 2017 World Great Grand Masters Beach Ultimate Championships. The event will be contested the same week as the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, but is a separate event, set to be held in Praia do Meco, Portugal, over four days, June 17-21. The open division will be the lone division contested at this inaugural event.

With the designation of the event as a world championship, USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, will form a Great Grand Masters National Team to represent the U.S.A. in Portugal. The team will be named using same procedures utilized to create the teams that will compete at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Royan, France.

If you are interested in being considered to be a team manager for the U.S. Great Grand Masters National Team, please submit your application by Friday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. MT. 

The team managers, with input from USA Ultimate staff, will manage the operations of, as well as compete with, the team. Their responsibilities include team selection, facilitating selection of team captains, scheduling team practices, and organizing communications with their team in the lead up to the event, as well as communicating with USA Ultimate and the World Flying Disc Federation regarding competition and logistical issues. 

The player application window is also open. Player applications are due Friday, Dec. 30.

Players must be at least 48 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2017 to qualify.

Team Manager Application
Due Friday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. MT

Player Application
Due Friday, Dec. 30 

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