Monday, November 14, 2016

WFDF Seeking Official Disc Supplier for Next Two Years

It's possible a Discraft UltraStar will not be the official disc at WFDF ultimate tournaments the next two years.

In September 2016, the World Flying Disc Federation announced an RFP (which is more of an Invitation to/for Bid since only select companies were asked to bid) seeking a disc supplier for 8 WFDF events in 2017 and 2018.

Three other disc companies were invited to bid - Daredevil (Canada), X-COM (China) and Yikun (China). The notice about the RFP was posted on September 27 with the deadline being October 6, 2016. Ten days (8 business days) is not necessarily a long time for a company to properly prepare a detailed bid. Discraft won the previous (2015-2016) WFDF disc contract.

Discraft also owns 5 of the 8 approved "Championship" disc molds; they are: Discraft UltraStar: Westland Mold (Hot Stamp & Supercolor Center); Web Mold (Hot Stamp & Supercolor Center); and Discraft UltraStar, Web Mold II (Hot Stamp). The other companies invited to bid each have one approved mold; Daredevil: Gamedisc (Hot Stamp), X-COM: Ultimate Standard (Hot Stamp), and Yikun: UltiPro (Hot Stamp).

WFDF Ultimate Championship Events (2017-2018)
All African Ultimate Club Championships
World Championships of Beach Ultimate
Asia-Oceanic Ultimate & Guts Club Championships
Pan American Ultimate Club Championships

World Under-24 Ultimate Championships
World Ultimate Club Championships
World Masters Ultimate Club Championships
World Junior Ultimate Championships

WFDF's decision is expected by early December 2016.

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