European Ultimate Federation

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European Ultimate Federation
European Ultimate Federation EUF Logo.png
SportUltimate
JurisdictionInternational (Europe)
AbbreviationEUF
Founded2009 (2009)
Official website
www.ultimatefederation.eu

European Ultimate Federation (EUF) is the governing body for the sport of Ultimate in Europe. As part of the EFDF and the World Flying Disc Federation the EUF works for the coordination and development of Ultimate in Europe and the promotion of its Spirit of the Game ideals. The EUF coordinates Ultimate associations in Europe, and supports Ultimate in countries where there are no local organization. The EUF organizes tournaments for European teams, develops educational programs and courses for them, and support other activities of interest. Its board of directors is elected every two years, the latest election took place in October 2014.

History[edit]

The EUF in certain way is the proactive continuation of the European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF). The EUF was conceived in 2007 out of the need of the European national ultimate associations to have a professional and most of all transparent coordinating body. Formally founded in 2009 under the WFDF, and later under the newly formed EFDF, in the past few years the EUF has evolved to meet and foster changes in the fast-growing ultimate community, while staying true to upholding the ideals of Spirit of the Game. The EUF for instance coordinates youth summer camps and Train-the-Trainer weekends, but most of all the federation focuses on organizing its big championship events.[citation needed]

Since 2009 the federation has had the same board of directors. EUF has a very active chairman in Andra ´Oddi´ Furlan (AUT), its treasurer is Ted Beute (NED) and the secretary is Alia Ayub (GBR). Further proactive member of the board has always been Christoph Dehnhardt (GER) who chairs the Youth Committee. Since October 2018 the board consists of six more members, they are all directors-at-large responsible for their own topic. Dario Lucisano (ITA) for Spirit of the Game, Haude Hermand (FRA) for Women´s ultimate, Marco Barattini (ITA) for Men´s ultimate, Gabriele Sani (ITA) for social media and Karolis Novikovas (LTU) for livestreams. Every year (during one of the big events) the board holds it General Assemblee where all the European federations are invited to control the board´s actions and vote on new proposals.[citation needed]

Upcoming Sanctioned Events[edit]

European Ultimate Indoor Club Championships 2020 (EUICC 2020) in Herning, Denmark. 30 January – 2 February 2020

European Beach Ultimate Club Championships (EBUCC) in Praia da Rocha Portimao, Portugal, 15 May – 17 May 2020

European Ultimate Championships Finals 2020 (EUCF 2020) in Bruges, Belgium, 2 October – 4 October 2020

European Ultimate Indoor Championships 2021 (EUIC 2021) in Herning, Denmark. 28 January – 31 January 2021[1]

European Championship Events[edit]

The biggest task of the EUF is to organize the great championship events over the year. Yearly there is a club championship, called EUCS. That starts with regional tournaments in five regions and culminates in one big final event come October. Besides the federation used to organize championships for players Under17 and Under20 every year, but these big youth tournaments have changed into a biannual setup (EYUC).

The most important tournament of the EUF is the European Ultimate Championships (EUC) that take place every four year. EUC is a competition for national teams and already started in 1980 in Paris. Therefore it´s the oldest international ultimate tournament that still exists. Until 2015 in Copenhague - Denmark the EUC also had Masters divisions, but as of 2019 the European federation has separated the three main divisions from the Masters. In June 2019 in Gyor - Hungary the EUC will consist of the divisions Men, Mixed and Women, while for the first time in history the European Masters half October will have their own tournament in Madrid - Spain (EMUC).

European Ultimate Championships Series (EUCS)[edit]

Europe has been divided into five geographic regions : North, East, Central, West, South. Each nation (or group of nations if they are very small) may send a maximum number of qualified teams to its European Ultimate Club Regional (EUCR) tournament in all three divisions.

The ideal entry to an EUCR would be from a country’s nationals results. However a National Federation may also nominate its EUCR candidates. These teams compete at the EUCR´s to advance to the European Club Finals (EUCF).[2] The EUCF is Europe's premier club competition and it is held annually. At the Finals there are currently 24 Men´s teams, 12 Women´s teams and 12 Mixed teams. Starting in Bruges 2020 the number of Women´s teams will be elevated to 16.

On 13 November 2019, EUF announced that the 2020 EUCF would see the Women's division increased to 16 teams, keeping the size of the other divisions unchanged: Men - 24 teams; Mixed - 12 teams.[3]

European Ultimate Club Finals (EUCF)[edit]

1st place, gold medalist(s) Spirit 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
2019[4] Caorle, Italy
Men[5] Flying Angels Bern Switzerland CUSB La Fotta Italy Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Chevron Action Flash United Kingdom
Women[6] Dublin Gravity Republic of Ireland CUSB Shout Italy Cosmic Girls Russia YAKA France
Mixed[7] Hässliche Erdferkel Germany Salaspils Mixed Latvia GRUT Netherlands PuTi Finland
2018[8] Wroclaw, Poland
Men KFK Denmark Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom CUSB La Fotta Italy Mooncatchers Belgium
Women Nice Bristols United Kingdom

Iceni United Kingdom

CUSB Shout Italy Iceni United Kingdom Troubles Poland
Mixed Maultaschen Germany SeE6 Sweden Hässliche Erdferkel Germany Rebel Republic of Ireland
2017[9] Caorle, Italy
Men Frank N Germany

Crazy Dogs Switzerland

Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Bad Skid Germany Otso Finland
Women CUSB Shout Italy

FABulous Switzerland

Atletico Finland Iceni United Kingdom YAKA France
Mixed Hässliche Erdferkel Germany

Reading Mixed United Kingdom

GRUT Netherlands Colorado Germany Reading Mixed United Kingdom
2016[10] Frankfurt, Germany
Open Pelt Republic of Ireland Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom CUSB La Fotta Italy Tchac France
Women box Austria

SYC United Kingdom

FABulous Switzerland CUSB Shout Italy Iceni United Kingdom
Mixed Reading Mixed United Kingdom Reading Mixed United Kingdom GRUT Netherlands Hässliche Erdferkel Germany
2015[11] Wroclaw, Poland
Open Crazy Dogs Switzerland Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom CUSB La Fotta Italy Salaspils Latvia
Women Nice Bristols United Kingdom Iceni United Kingdom Atletico Finland CUSB Shout Italy
Mixed Reading Mixed United Kingdom Grandmaster Flash Poland Yellow Block Czech Republic Reading Mixed United Kingdom
2014[12] Frankfurt, Germany
Open Gentle Open Belgium Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Freespeed Switzerland Bad Skid Germany
Women Prague Devils Czech Republic Iceni United Kingdom FABulous Switzerland Woodchicas Germany
Mixed FlyHigh Switzerland Sun France Grandmaster Flash Poland Terrible Monkeys Czech Republic
2013[13] XEUCF in Bordeaux, France
Open Ka-pow! United Kingdom Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Freespeed Switzerland Bad Skid Germany
Women Nice Bristols United Kingdom Iceni United Kingdom U de Cologne Germany Lotus Switzerland
Mixed Cambridge United Kingdom Bear Cavalry United Kingdom Croccali Italy UFO Utrecht Netherlands
Masters Caracals Germany Zimmer United Kingdom UFO Tampere Finland Ultimate Vibration France
2012[14] Frankfurt, Germany
Open Crazy Dogs Switzerland Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Chevron Action Flash United Kingdom Ragnarok Denmark
Women Nice Bristols United Kingdom Iceni United Kingdom Viima Finland Lotus Switzerland
2011[15] Bruges, Belgium
Open Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Flying Angels Bern Switzerland Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Chevron Action Flash United Kingdom
Women Eyecatchers Austria Iceni United Kingdom Woodchicas Germany Lotus Switzerland
2010[16] Lloret de Mar, Spain
Open Fusion United Kingdom Flying Angels Bern Switzerland Skogshyddan Sweden Freespeed Switzerland
Women Lotus Switzerland Hot Beaches Czech Republic Leeds United Kingdom Iceni United Kingdom
2009[17] XEUCF in London, UK
Open Wall City Germany Chevron Action Flash United Kingdom Skogs Sweden Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom
Women Hot Beaches Czech Republic Iceni United Kingdom Leeds United Kingdom Hot Beaches Czech Republic
Mixed Frizzly Bears Germany Brighton United Kingdom Frizzly Bears Germany Gronical Dizziness Netherlands
Masters Frisbeurs France Helsinki Finland Age Against the Machine United Kingdom Iznogood France
2008[18] Paris, France
Open Bad Skid Germany Skogshyddan Sweden Fire of London United Kingdom Ragnarok Denmark
Women Hot Beaches Czech Republic Woodchicas Germany Iceni United Kingdom LeedsLeedsLadies United Kingdom
2007[19] Basel, Switzerland
Open LeedsLeedsLeeds United Kingdom Clapham Ultimate United Kingdom Skogshyddan Sweden CotaRica Italy
Women LeedsLeedsLadies United Kingdom Woodchicas Germany Iceni United Kingdom LeedsLeedsLadies United Kingdom
2006[20] Florence, Italy
Open Flying Angels Bern Switzerland Skogshyddan Sweden Clapham United Kingdom Ragnarok Denmark
Women Tequila Boom Boom Italy Iceni United Kingdom Bliss United Kingdom Frisky Bees Austria


Performance by country:

Total (excluding Masters division):

Total Spirit Gold Silver Bronze Total (excl. Spirit)
United Kingdom 15 20 13 9 42
Germany 9 2 6 4 12
Switzerland 7 3 3 4 10
Italy 3 3 5 2 10
France 2 1 0 5 6
Sweden 0 2 3 0 5
Finland 0 2 3 1 6
Czech Republic 3 1 1 2 4
Netherlands 0 1 2 2 5
Denmark 0 0 0 3 3
Poland 0 1 1 0 2
Latvia 0 1 0 1 2
Austria 2 0 0 1 1
Russia 0 0 1 0 1
Belgium 1 0 0 1 1
Republic of Ireland 1 0 0 0 0

Women's Division:

Women Spirit Gold Silver Bronze Total (excl. Spirit)
United Kingdom 7 7 7 4 18
Germany 0 2 2 1 5
Switzerland 2 1 1 3 5
Italy 2 2 1 1 4
Finland 0 1 2 0 3
Czech Republic 3 1 0 1 2
France 0 0 0 2 1
Russia 0 0 1 0 1
Poland 0 0 0 1 1
Austria 2 0 0 1 1
Ireland 1 0 0 0 0

Open Division:

Open Spirit Gold Silver Bronze Total (excl. spirit)
United Kingdom 4 9 5 3 17
Switzerland 5 2 2 1 5
Sweden 0 2 3 0 5
Italy 0 1 3 1 5
Germany 3 0 1 2 3
Denmark 1 0 0 3 3
France 0 0 0 1 1
Finland 0 0 0 1 1
Latvia 0 0 0 1 1
Belgium 1 0 0 1 1

Mixed:

Mixed Spirit Gold Silver Bronze Total (excl. Spirit)
United Kingdom 4 3 0 2 5
Germany 4 0 3 1 4
Netherlands 0 1 2 2 5
Czech Republic 0 0 1 1 2
Latvia 0 1 0 0 1
Poland 0 1 1 0 2
Italy 0 0 1 0 1
France 0 1 0 0 1
Sweden 0 1 0 0 1
Finland 0 0 0 1 1
Republic of Ireland 0 0 0 1 1

European Ultimate Youth Championships (EUYC)[edit]

Since 2003 first EFDF and since 2009 the European Ultimate Federation has been organizing an annual event for teams of players under 20 and under 17, the European Youth Ultimate Championship (EYUC). In the even years the EYUC only had two divisions, only the U17 divisions, because those years the U20 teams would be at World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC). In 2014 and 2016 the name of the tournament changed to Open European Youth Ultimate Championship (OEYUC) when Colombia took part.[21] Since 2017 EYUC is biannual and in 2019 the tournament for the first time had a fifth division, a pilot of an U20 Mixed category won by a dominant Latvia. The purpose of EYUC is to offer younger players the opportunity to be seen on a European stage and demonstrate how much the sport has grown in the younger age brackets. Since the first edition held in Tallinn - Estonia in 2003 which only had several U20 teams in two divisions, the last tournament in 2019 in Wroclaw-Poland has grown to include 16 U20 Men's teams, 12 U20 Women´s teams, 7 U20 Mixed teams, 16 U20 Women´s teams and 9 U17 Women's teams (60 squads in total) for over 1200 playing participants.

1st place, gold medalist(s) Spirit 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
2019 Wroclaw, Poland
U20 Men Austria Austria Italy Italy France France Great-Britain United Kingdom
U20 Women Slovenia Slovenia France France Sweden Sweden Russia Russia
U20 Mixed Turkey Turkey Latvia Latvia Spain Spain Netherlands Netherlands
U17 Men Great-Britain United Kingdom France France Italy Italy Belgium Belgium
U17 Women Netherlands Netherlands Czechia Czech Republic Hungary Hungary France France
2017 Veenendaal, Netherlands
U20 Men Slovenia Slovenia Italy Italy Ireland Republic of Ireland France France
U20 Women Austria Austria Netherlands Netherlands Russia Russia Czechia Czech Republic
U17 Men Austria Austria France France Germany Germany Belgium Belgium
U17 Women Austria Austria Germany Germany Austria Austria Czechia Czech Republic
2016 Ghent, Belgium
U17 Men Austria Austria France France Colombia Colombia Germany Germany
U17 Women Austria Austria Germany Germany Austria Austria France France
2015 Frankfurt, Germany
U20 Men Spain Spain Germany Germany Italy Italy Great-Britain United Kingdom
U20 Women Slovakia Slovakia Austria Austria Italy Italy France France
U17 Men Austria Austria Germany Germany Belgium Belgium Great-Britain United Kingdom
U17 Women Sweden Sweden Netherlands Netherlands Germany Germany France France
2014 Lecco, Italy
U17 Men Ireland Republic of Ireland Great-Britain United Kingdom Austria Austria France France
U17 Women Austria Austria Netherlands Netherlands France France Austria Austria
2013 Cologne, Germany
U20 Men France France Germany Germany France France Sweden Sweden
U20 Women Austria Austria Germany Germany Italy Italy Austria Austria
U17 Men Ireland Republic of Ireland Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany Austria Austria
U17 Women Austria Austria Germany Germany Austria Austria Great-Britain United Kingdom
2012 Dublin, Ireland
U17 Men Switzerland Switzerland Germany Germany Israel Israel France France
U17 Women Austria Austria Austria Austria Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany
2011 Wroclaw, Poland
U20 Men Belgium Belgium Germany Germany Austria Austria Italy Italy
U20 Women Czechia Czech Republic Italy Italy Germany Germany Sweden Sweden
U17 Men Germany Germany Germany Germany Great-Britain United Kingdom Italy Italy
U17 Women Finland Finland Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany Finland Finland
2010 Heilbronn, Germany
U17 Men Belgium Belgium Germany Germany Great-Britain United Kingdom Sweden Sweden
U17 Women Germany Germany Germany Germany Sweden Sweden Great-Britain United Kingdom
2009 Vienna, Austria
U20 Men France France Finland Finland France France Sweden Sweden
U20 Women Belgium Belgium Sweden Sweden Finland Finland Great-BritainUnited Kingdom
U17 Men Belgium Belgium Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany Austria Austria
U17 Women Sweden Sweden Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany Sweden Sweden

European Ultimate Championships (EUC)[edit]

The European Ultimate Championships are the continental ultimate competition for national teams. The first EUC was in 1980 in Paris - France with seven teams in only one division, Finland crowned as Open champions, followed by an edition in 1981 in Milan - Italy with eight countries, Sweden being Open champions. Also the following seven editions of 1982 (Obertraun - Austria), 1985 (Obertraun - Austria), 1987 (Cologne - Germany), 1989 (Vejle - Denmark ), 1991 (Colchester - UK), 1993 (Arnhem - Netherlands) and 1995 (Fontenay-le-Comte - France) were won by Sweden, while the number of participating Open teams never exceeded eleven. All these first tournaments were organized by EFDF, but when in 1997 (Millfield - UK) only five Open teams took part, something had to be done. The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) recognized that the year was too full with championships and decided to change the setup of all its big events into a four-year-cycle. The next EUC was in 2003 (Fontenay-le-Comte - France) with again eleven participating nations in the Open division, but EUC Southampton in 2007 was a big success with seventeen Open teams. From 2011 in Maribor - Slovenia the EUF was responsible for the organization and until 2019 the -now- Men´s division has grown into a competition with twenty national teams.

Already during the third tournament in 1982 in Obertraun there was a Women´s division at EUC as well, albeit with only three national teams, Finland crowned champions. The following editions the number of participating Women´s teams rose steadily, although until 2003 it never surpassed the number of nine. Then in 2007 Southampton also the Women´s competition exploded with fourteen entrees. The best Women´s attendance knew 2015 Copenhague with nineteen , but in Gyor it dropped again to fifteen. From 2003 in Fontenay-le-Comte the EUC also had a Mixed division, starting with eight squads. The Mixed participation rose quickly over the years with eighteen national teams in Copenhagen and even nineteen in Gyor in 2019.[22]

1st place, gold medalist(s) Spirit 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
2019[23] Gyor, Hungary
Men Finland Finland Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany Russia Russia
Women Sweden Sweden Ireland Republic of Ireland Switzerland Switzerland Russia Russia
Mixed Great-Britain United Kingdom Great-Britain United Kingdom France France Russia Russia
2015 Copenhagen, Denmark
Men Ireland Republic of Ireland Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany France France
Women Netherlands Netherlands Finland Finland Switzerland Switzerland Germany Germany
Mixed Norway Norway Great-Britain United Kingdom Ireland Republic of Ireland France France
2011 Maribor, Slovenia
Men Belgium Belgium Sweden Sweden Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany
Women Netherlands Netherlands Germany Germany Great-Britain United Kingdom Italy Italy
Mixed Germany Germany Great-Britain United Kingdom Russia Russia Belgium Belgium
2007 Southampton, United Kingdom
Men Denmark Denmark Great-Britain United Kingdom Sweden Sweden Switzerland Switzerland
Women Belgium Belgium Finland Finland Great-Britain United Kingdom Switzerland Switzerland
Mixed Czechia Czech Republic Great-Britain United Kingdom Czechia Czech Republic Germany Germany
2003 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
Men Ireland Republic of Ireland Great-Britain United Kingdom Sweden Sweden Denmark Denmark
Women Ireland Republic of Ireland Finland Finland Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany
Mixed Austria Austria Great-Britain United Kingdom Germany Germany Czechia Czech Republic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EUICC Tournament Announcement".
  2. ^ "European club championship structure".
  3. ^ "EUCF 2020 Announcement".
  4. ^ "Ultimate Central EUCF 2019 final standings".
  5. ^ "EUCF 2019 Open standings".
  6. ^ "EUCF 2019 Women's Results".
  7. ^ "EUCF 2019 Mixed Results".
  8. ^ "EUCF 2018 Final Standings".
  9. ^ "EUCF 2017 Final Standings".
  10. ^ https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eucf-2016/standings/division/Women%7Ctitle=EUCF 2016 Final Standings
  11. ^ "EUCF 2015 Final Standings".
  12. ^ "EUCF 2014 Final Standings".
  13. ^ "EUCF 2013 Club Champs Final Standings".
  14. ^ "EUCF 2012 Final Ranking".
  15. ^ "EUCF 2011 Results".
  16. ^ "EUCS 2010 Results".
  17. ^ "EUCF 2009 Final Standings" (PDF).
  18. ^ "EUCS 2008 Results".
  19. ^ "EUCF 2007 Results".
  20. ^ "EUCF 2006".
  21. ^ http://www.ultimatefederation.eu/posts/colombia-u17-participates-in-the-open-european-youth-ultimate-champiomship-47.php
  22. ^ https://ulti.info/EUC
  23. ^ https://euc2019.ultimatecentral.com/en_ie/e/euc2019/standingsc

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