WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2020 World Masters Ultimate Championships (WMUC 2020) will be staged in Gold Coast, Australia from Saturday 5th September to Saturday 12th September 2020 at the Runaway Bay Sport Precinct. The tournament organizing committee (TOC) is WFDF member national federation the Australian Flying Disc Association (AFDA), which had hosted the WFDF 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships and the WFDF 2006 World Ultimate Club Championships with great success.
“We are thrilled to receive a great bid from an experienced Tournament Organizer to host the inaugural stand-alone National Team event for masters-aged athletes following the great participation we had at the Masters Club championships held this past summer in Canada,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “It is great to showcase these masters’ athletes, and provide an opportunity for them to continue to complete at the highest level over the course of their lives. Many thanks to our tournament organizing committee, AFDA, the City of Gold Coast and Tourism Events Queensland who are working together to make WMUC 2020 a remarkable event.”
Following WUGC London in 2016, where the event attracted 28 masters’ teams from the master men’s and women’s divisions, WFDF made the decision to separate out the Masters divisions to a dedicated Masters event for National Teams for 2020. The WFDF 2018 World Masters Ultimate Club Championship (WMUCC) comprised of the Master Men’s, Master Women’s, Master Mixed and Grand Master Men’s divisions which was a resounding success with 72 teams from 13 countries participating.
The minimum age limits for athletes playing in the masters’ divisions of WFDF championships is 33 for men and 30 for women, with the minimum age for grandmasters at 40.
AFDA CEO and head of the TOC Simon Wood commented “On behalf of the Australian Flying Disc Association (AFDA), we are excited to be hosting the World Masters Ultimate Championships 2020 on the Gold Coast. This is a great opportunity to showcase our sport and we look forward to masters players from all over the world coming to enjoy our Australian hospitality.”