Welcome to Vancouver and the 2016 Team Disc Golf World Championships!
The organizing committee for the first ever PDGA/WFDF Disc Golf Team World Championships wish to thank the presenting sponsor, DGA, for their support of disc golf globally. In particular we would like to recognize their support of disc golf in British Columbia and their provision of the 18 new Mach X baskets competitors will playing on at the Little Mountain Disc Golf Course (tournament layout). This event would not be possible in its current format without the support of the DGA.
If you’d like to volunteer to help out during the event, we’d love to have you! Please fill in the following form and we’ll be in touch.
Thanks for your help showing the World the quality of disc golf in British Columbia!
This new international competition will feature one of the most exciting, unique and under-utilized formats in disc golf; team play. Team play allows for different competitive formats, including match play, doubles, and total team score. It also highlights the important attributes of cooperation, teamwork, trust and friendship. Participating national teams will be required to have at least 4 players; two (2) Open (MPO), one (1) Female Open (FPO), and one (1) Master (MPM, 40+ years of age in 2016). Teams may bring up to four more players to be used as substitutes, however all players in attendance must play at least one round for their country.
Player eligibility will follow PDGA/WFDF guidelines. All players on a National Team Roster must belong to one of the following classes:
- Legal Citizen – Players are deemed to be “Legal citizens” if they own a passport or equivalent legal document issued by the country’s government
- WFDF Citizen – Players are also deemed to be “WFDF citizens” if they have moved to the country at least four years prior to the start date of the event and spent more than 75% of those four years in the country.
- Resident Non-Citizen – Players are deemed to be “Resident non-citizens” if they own a legal certificate of permanent residency issued by the country’s government; or if they have moved to the country at least 18 months prior to the start date of the event and spent more than 75% of those 18 months in the country.
- Disc Golf Community Member – Players are deemed to be “Disc Golf community members” at the discretion of the Country Coordinator or National Association if they are considered to be a significant part of that Country’s disc golf community, but don’t fall under the above categories.
Teams are selected by each country’s PDGA and/or WFDF leadership. Players interested in joining their national teams should contact their country coordinators. For a full list see: http://www.pdga.com/files/pdga_international_contacts_030515.pdf or use the contact form at http://www.pdga.com/contact.
As BC’s largest city, Vancouver is easily accessible from across North America and around the world. Our airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), is on the Skytrain line making transfer into the city easy and inexpensive. Bellingham, WA is just 45 minutes south of us, and Seattle is a short 2.5 hour drive. If you’re coming by ferry, check BC Ferries vacation packages for deals on travel and hotels.
Check out airfares from these cities:
Aukland, New Zealand | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Bratislava, Slovakia | Chicago, USA | Dubai, UAE | Fiumicino, Italy | Frankfurt, Germany | Helsinki, Finland | Hong Kong, China | Incheon, Korea | Johannesburg, South Africa | London, UK | Melbourne, Australia | Paris, France | Reykjavik, Iceland | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Stockholm, Sweden | Tokyo, Japan | Toronto, Canada |
Vancouver also has plenty of housing, from top hotels to hostels and university dorms. Check back soon for details and links to sponsor hotels.
For hotel reservations using the Wyndham PDGA discount code, start here.
To search for rental cars (Enterprise or National) using the PDGA discount, click here.
We would like to thank the event sponsors for their contributions and support of the 2016 Disc Golf World Team Championships! If you’d like sponsorship information, please Contact Us.
We are also looking for local clubs interested in helping out and sponsoring the event, or a team. Click here for more information on club opportunities.
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(Note that the daily schedule of competition may change as teams and sponsors confirm)
[last updated May 2, 2016]
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|Arrival and practice days
Doubles at QE: 5:00 PM
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM Round Robin 1
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Round Robin 2
3:00 PM Round Robin 3
6:00PM Course closed
Celebration of disc golf
– Public events and activities
– Skills competitions
– Show and shine (collector disc display)
Round Robin 4 (18 holes)
4:00 PM Celebration of disc golf
– Texas Scramble (players, volunteers, spectators* welcome)
6:00 PM Event Party: Players’, Volunteers, Spectators*
Round Robin 5
Round Robin 6
Round Robin 7
Semi Finals: 18 holes, match play.
Finals 18 holes, total team score / team doubles.
5:00 Awards and Closing Ceremony. QE Park, (weather permitting). Otherwise, Hillcrest Community Centre.
|* Doubles event on Grouse: Spectators welcome but will be charged a fee for participation.
* Event Party: Players and volunteers provided with some food and beverages (TBD), spectators welcome on a cash basis.
Sample two of the best courses Vancouver has to offer!
Queen Elizabeth Park
We will use a slightly modified design of the 2015 Canadian Nationals course. At 8300 ft the course is mentally challenging as it weaves through a beautiful arboretum of large trees. It uses a portion of the Little Mountain course at Queen Elizabeth Park and extends in to the arboretum across the road.
The course requires a special permit form the City of Vancouver and will only be set up for the event. http://vancityunited.com
Installed as a pay to play course high over Vancouver on an local ski hill, the course has awesome views of the city and can be incredibly challenging with steep terrain and prevailing winds. It is 8000 ft long and has 18 Innova DISCatcher Pro baskets. We will use the 2015 Nationals layout. Grab a bite or beverage at one of Grouse Mountain’s full service restaurants after your round, or check out the many other activities on the mountain. https://grousemountain.com/disc-golf