WFDF 2017: Final Results

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  1. Larry Imperiale, Paul Kenny
  2. Daniel O’neill, Tom Leitner
  3. Marc Pestotnik, Jakub Kostel
  4. Ryan Young, Jakub Matula
  5. Rick Lebeau, Jason Salkey
  6. Harvey Brandt, Rick Williams
  7. Dieter Johansson, Tomas Burvall
  8. Tom Cole, Jack Cooksey

Women’s Pairs

  1. Juliana Korver, Bianca Strunz
  2. Lori Daniels, Char Powell
  3. Sophie Rickers, Ilka Simon
  4. Niloofar Mossavar rahmani, Gohar Mossavar rahmani

WFDF 2017: Semifinals Results

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Open Pairs Semifinals Pool A (top 4 advance)

  1. Tom Leitner, Daniel O’Neil
  2. Ryan Young, Jakub Matula
  3. Rick Lebeau, Jason Salkey
  4. Dieter Johansson, Tomas Burvall
  5. Dan Bailey, Gordy Brown
  6. Mark Trout, Rui Pires
  7. Jonas Bengtsson, Peter Henriksson
  8. Tobias Cole, Jeff Shelton
  9. Derek Robins, Les Bryant

Open Pairs Semifinals Pool B (top 4 advance)

  1. Paul Kenny, Larry Imperiale
  2. Marc Pestotnik, Jakub Kostel
  3. Tom Cole, Jack Cooksey
  4. Harvey Brandt, Rick Williams
  5. Conrad Damon, Doug Korns
  6. Sten Sturefeldt, Thomas Olsson
  7. Anton Kappling, Jonas Karlsson
  8. Ze’ Luis, Cormac Finn
  9. Mikael Zewgren, Thomas Jonasson

Women’s Pairs Semifinals (top 4 advance)

  1. Sophie Rickers, Ilka Simon
  2. Lori Daniels, Char Powell
  3. Juliana Korver, Bianca Strunz
  4. Niloofar Mossavar rahmani, Gohar Mossavar rahmani
  5. Yu Han, I Chi
  6. No Name, Frida Högberg

About WFDF 2017 with Jason Salkey

WFDF OC 2017 LogoThe WFDF 2017 Freestyle Event starts tomorrow (July 28 @14:00 (UTC +0)). You can watch it live here. Jason Salkey took the time to share more information about the event.

Jake: Tell me a little bit about Basingstoke and what inspired you to hold the competition there?

Jason: The inspiration all came from Robb Hamilton, intrepid member of the Basingstoke Golf Club. UK Jammers have, of course taken charge of the Freestyle element. Possibly Robb was inspired by the fact that Liz Hurley is a native Basingstokie. I’ve also heard the local music festival called Basingstoke Live used to be called Jammin’ in the Park. A bit of subliminal inspiration perhaps!

Jake: Being an FPA Major Class event, the standard FPA competition format will be used. Which divisions will be a part of the event?

Jason: This year at WFDF 2017 there will be two division Women’s pairs and Men’s pairs.

Jake: What is the venue for the event? 

Jason: The Basingstoke Rugby Club has kindly let us stage this year’s WFDF. The competition will take place on the grass in the centre of the practice track. Which is superbly flat and open, it was previously thought we could do the rounds on the rugby field, but the grass is little rutted and divot strewn.

Jake: How many Freestyle teams do you expect? Are there any top teams we should be watching out for?

Jason: We are hoping see the largest gathering of top freestylers since Jam Britannia II. As is the custom, freestylers are fairly relaxed about getting registered, but I can throw out a few names to savour:

Tom Leitner, Bianca Strunz,  Dan O’Neil, Larry Imperiale, Ilka Simon, Paul Kenny, Sophie Rickers, Juliana Korver, Ryan Young, Charlene Powell just to name a few. That should make for strong competition and sweet, sweet Jams.

Jake: Anything else you’d like to add? Anyone you’d like to thank?

Jason: Thank you to all freestylers from around the world who are coming or thinking of coming to Basingstoke. These shores haven’t hosted a WFDF since Colchester 1989 where Adrian Wainwright and Konn Cummings came away with the freestyle title. So we really want to host a successful event and confirm the UK as a top freestyle destination. Big thanks to Robb Hamilton for successfully bidding for WFDF 2017 and the Rugby Club for hosting us. See you on the field and remember to pencil Jam Britannia III in to your jam diaries (11/12 Nov).

WFDF 2017 Freestyle Event Will Be Live Streamed

WFDF OC 2017 LogoThe WFDF Overall Championships for 2017 is coming up soon – taking place in Basingstoke, UK for six days of all-day Frisbee/flying disc games; from July 24th-29th. The Freestyle part of the Overall games will be during the final days of the week: July 28th and 29th.  This will be the first time in many years that the WFDF Freestyle event will garner Pro-level (“major”)  ranking points, especially since competitors are vying for the WFDF World Freestyle title.  The current list of participating competitors includes some of the best women, men, and junior-level freestylers in the world, from at least 12 different countries, and many of whom are preparing for the following week’s premier freestyle event: the FPA World Championships in Udine, Italy (Aug 3rd-6th). 

The WFDF World Freestyle event will include both open pairs and women’s pairs, and will use the standard FPA competition format. Ryan Young will be there to head up the judging with his tablet based system.

Being an Overall flying disc event means that points are earned by disc players in every disc game played throughout the week, including Freestyle.  Therefore, numerous “hidden” jammers (i.e., disc golfers, double-disc court players, discathon runners) will be putting on nails and competing in freestyle with routines filled with creative ideas and tricks. 

There’s a lot to see throughout the week, if you can come and watch the action.  Can’t be there in person?  Well, no need to fret! For the first time ever,  Jakub “Mystiq” Matula will be live streaming both days of freestyle!  Check it out here.