Below you will find all the information you need about playing at the WFDF 2017 WTDGC…

The event will be played in the town of Colchester on the Classic Championship Course at the University of Essex Campus, Wivenhoe Park in Great Britain (CO4 3SQ).

Located in Southern England, University of Essex have hosted many WFDF World and PDGA European Championships including the 2012 European Disc Golf Championships. The course has been recently redesigned and re-equipped with new baskets for this event.

This year, WTDGC will hold an emphasis on bringing all aspects of a major Disc Golf event together on one site. All accommodation will be on the course. Meals will be available at the University Campus and all parties and social events will be hosted on-site at the University bars and restaurants

All WFDF National Federation (NF) members are invited to participate at the tournament, as are their national Disc Golf Associations. It is not a requirement that players hold a PDGA membership.

The WTDGC event, will feature four (4) divisions (Open, Women’s, Master’s and Junior) with teams consisting of a minimum of 6 players with a team having the option to bring up to 12 players. Teams will compete in multiple competition formats throughout the Event with each round including players seeded within their team. Teams will be made up of; 3 x MPO, 1 x FPO, 1 MPM and 1 x MJ1 players. The MPO players in each team would be seeded according to PDGA Ratings.

All rounds will be doubles match play in a variety of formats with a variety of combinations of players. The exact details cannot be decided until all teams are registered but it would be expected, as an example, that the pairings in any team for Round 1 may be:

  • 1MPO (seed 1) & 1FPO
  • 1MPO (seed 2) & 1MJ1
  • 1MPO (seed 3) & 1MPM

or for Round 2 those pairings may be

  • 1MPO (seed 1) & 1MPM
  • 1FPO & 1 MJ1
  • 1MPO (seed 2) & 1MPO (seed 3)

There are likely to be four sets of combinations of players. This will allow all players in the team of 6 to play every round with team mates from different divisions. Teams may, of course, substitute any of their players for other players in their team should they chose to bring more than 6 players as long as they fit the criteria of the team combination structure.

WFDF has a firm belief in offering developing countries and players the widest set of opportunities to take part in this event. We are committed to both inclusion and equality in our practices and this event will be delivered so that as many countries, their representatives and players can participate.

If any country is unable to field a full team of 6 in the divisions specified they may apply for special dispensation to take part. This process will be overseen by the WFDF Board and Disc Golf Committee and all applications will be judged based on the specific circumstances raised by each country.

To enable as many countries as possible to participate at WTDGC, a dispensation clause will allow a team to apply to select a player from any division to play in place of a woman, junior or master as long as they do not have a rating above the 75th centile of the top quartile of players in that division within the PDGA ratings. (Currently; Women’s would be over the rating of 820, Juniors 910 and Masters 911.) Nations may also substitute a player of any gender in their division except the women’s division on application to WFDF.

As in all WFDF events, to enable  the growth of the sport across the world, countries without the requisite number of players may also apply to join other countries to enter a multinational team.

All applications to apply the Dispensation clause must come from each country’s WFDF representative or National Disc Golf Association where Disc Golf is not represented by WFDF.

Champions will be crowned with gold, silver or bronze medals with trophies awarded to the winning teams. No prize money will be awarded. However, all monies raised in sponsorship shall be used to reduce costs for teams and returned to teams after the tournament once event accounts have been submitted to the WFDF Board.

Participants wanting to form part of a national team should reach out to
your WFDF or PDGA National Disc Association
with an email copy to Charlie.mead01@gmail.com

At present it is planned that 24 teams will take part in this Championship. The following format will be used if 24 teams register.

Rounds 1 to 5

There will be 4 pools of 6 teams seeded according to the PDGA Ratings of their top 6 players. Each team, in three sets of pairs, will play every other team in their pool. This will be over a 9-hole course. There will be two 9-hole courses available.

Rounds 6, 7 and 8

Top 16 teams from Rounds 1-5 will be divided into 4 pools of 4. The remainder of teams will be divided into 2 further pools of 4. Each team, in three sets of pairs, will play every other team in their pool.

Quarter Final

Top 2 teams in each pool will play for place in the semi final in a knockout, match play format. This will include teams now seeded 17 and 18 who will play for the ‘Plate’ trophy.

Semi final and Final

The top 4 teams will play a knockout round and the winners and losers will then play for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

The TOC reserves the right to amend the format at their discretion.
Accommodation is on campus at The Houses or South Court at the University – in the middle of the course! This is a comfortable single room in blocks of 4, 6 or 8 rooms, all with en-suite bathroom facilities and shared kitchen and lounge area. All room bookings include a full breakfast. WTDGC players staying on campus will benefit from:

  • bed and breakfast, with an option to pre-purchase half OR full board
  • en suite accommodation
  • free parking with space for coaches
  • many on site facilities including banks, shops, restaurants and bars

The TOC has 250 rooms provisionally booked in ‘The Houses’ on the campus. The Houses and South Court are located on the north and south side of campus in pleasant parkland. The walking distance to the centre of campus is approximately 3 minutes. There are six houses, each of which is a three-storey residence accommodating 42 or 46 people. The accommodation is arranged in self-contained flats of four, six or eight players sharing a kitchen. Each room has its own en suite shower and toilet facilities. There are also a limited number of double rooms available.

The basic cost for WTDGC is for a Room and Breakfast (per person). Players may also pre-book lunch and Dinner packages when booking their accommodation.

FOOD – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Meals are available as part of the accommodation option if pre-booked. We recommend this option! Breakfast on site is only available to those booking accommodation on site.

The campus also has three Restaurants and two Cafe bars on site and Colchester and Wivenhoe also have a wide range of restaurants and pubs where you can eat with a range of costs to suit all budgets should you choose against the pre-purchased meal plan.

There are local supermarkets and on- campus shops should you prefer to buy food and cook it in the kitchens.

Option 1

£75

Per Person Per Night
  • Green Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Evening Meal
  • Lunch
  • Minimum Nights: 4

Option 2

£65

Per Person Per Night
  • Green Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Minimum Nights: 4

Option 3

£50

Per Person Per Night
  • Green Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Minimum Nights: 4

Option 4

£10

Per Person Per Day
  • Green Fees (if not staying on campus)

Double Room Rates

Option 5

£125

Per Room Per Night
  • Green Fees
  • Double Room Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Evening Meal
  • Lunch
  • Minimum Nights: 4

Option 6

£95

Per Room Per Night
  • Green Fees
  • Double Room Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Minimum Nights: 4

Option 7

£75

Per Room Per Night
  • Green Fees
  • Double Room Accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Minimum Nights: 4
To enable the TOC to offer reduced team fees and housing costs – it is anticipated that all/most participants will stay on site at the Campus accommodation. There will be a player green-fee surcharge of £10 per person per day (x 4 competition days) for participants who DO NOT choose to stay on campus.
This fee is a direct charge of the University for the use of the greens, toilets and waste facilities.
The campus at the University of Essex has everything you need to enjoy your stay during the event

  • Campus shop – selling food, alcohol and a range of goods for life on a University campus
  • 3 x large Campus Bars to cater for all drinking tastes
  • There are three banks and three ATM machines
  • A launderette is available

Accommodation costs have been set by the University of Essex based on use of facilities including accommodation & food and the full range of facilities offered as part of this package. This includes use of the Disc Golf Course, access to wi-fi in every room, as well as access to the Sports & Cultural Centres and all on-site parking & facilities.

In order to promote the full inclusion of all players in a unified event the fee structure offers excellent value for money for those that use the university facilities. We hope that each team will choose these options to help keep the overall costs of the event down. Simply put the more players who stay on Campus the lower your costs.