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> From: "'Volker Bernardi' [WFDFMEMBERLINK]" 
> <>
> Subject: [WFDFMEMBERLINK] WFDF: WFDF announces host of the WFDF 2018 World 
> Ultimate Club Championships to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio - USA
> Date: 17. Oktober 2016 um 01:06:11 MESZ
> WFDF: WFDF announces host of the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships 
> to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio - USA
> 17 October 2016
> WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are pleased to announce that 
> the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) will be held in 
> Cincinnati, Ohio, USA from Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st July 2018. The 
> event will be held at the Lebanon Sports Complex, which has 28 full sized 
> Ultimate fields, with the finals to be held at a local high school stadium.  
> WUCC is the premier club championships event for the flying disc discipline 
> of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of city club 
> teams who are endorsed by their National Federations. The 2018 WUCC will be 
> comprised of Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisions, with Masters Division 
> competitions held separately for the first time. 
> The Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) will be the Cincinnati Ultimate 
> Players Association (CUPA) with Event Director Dale Wilker heading up the 
> team of experienced and passionate staff and volunteers. The TOC will be 
> strongly supported by Columbus Ultimate Disc Association (CUDA), the Warren 
> Country Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB), Oshadega LLC, and USA 
> Ultimate. 
> “The WUCC is an incredible event where we showcase the premier club teams 
> from around the world,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.  “Our last 
> edition in Lecco, Italy in 2014 attracted a record 160 teams and nearly 4,000 
> athletes. We expect participation from club teams from nearly 50 countries in 
> 2018, and the experienced organizers, who have hosted 21 major Ultimate 
> tournaments over the past 10 years, are expected to put on an incredible 
> event.”
> Event Director and head of the TOC Mr Dale Wilker commented that "the 
> Cincinnati Ultimate Players Association is excited to host the WFDF 2018 
> World Ultimate Club Championships.  CUPA is especially honored to host this 
> tournament together with the well-respected and experienced organizations USA 
> Ultimate, Columbus Ultimate Disc Association, the Warren County Convention 
> and Visitors Bureau, and Oshadega. We expect to create an unforgettable 
> experience for players, coaches, and spectators because of our partners’ long 
> history of collaborating to put on high-quality tournaments. Players will 
> play with the world's best and fans will have the chance to watch some of the 
> world’s most amazing athletes. Ultimate has millions of players and fans 
> throughout the world. It’s a flourishing sport, and we're excited to help put 
> Warren County Ohio, "Ohio's Largest Playground," on a world platform. At the 
> same time, we're pleased be able to share our passion for this highly 
> athletic sport with the people of southwestern Ohio and surrounding states."
> National governing body USA Ultimate will work closely with the TOC over the 
> next 24 months, using the same venue and TOC to host the 2017 USA Ultimate 
> College Nationals, as well as being a major partner for the WUCC. “We were 
> thrilled to work closely with both CUPA and WFDF to help bring the WFDF 2018 
> World Ultimate Club Championships to the United States,” said USA CEO Tom 
> Crawford. “As the previous host of our College Championships and U.S. Open, 
> we’re extremely familiar with the high quality work that Dale and his team at 
> CUPA do to deliver a world-class sporting event. We’re looking forward to 
> what will surely be a phenomenal world championships right here in the USA.”
> +++
> Best regards,
> Volker Bernardi
> Executive Director
> World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
> Enggasse 2a, D - 55296 Harxheim, Germany
> Phone: +49 (0) 6138 / 90 20 868
> Fax: +49 (0) 6138 / 90 20 869
> Mobile: +49 176 64 19 77 02
> eMail: <>
> Web: <>
> 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 65 countries.  WFDF is an international 
> federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a member 
> of ARISF, SportAccord 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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