A dramatic day of the semifinal and final round action and upsets brought the inaugural PDGA/WFDF Team Disc Golf World Championships presented by DGA to a climax today in Vancouver, Canada. Team Canada and Japan had appeared to be the favourites to advance to the finals after they finished 1-2 in regulation play. However, their dreams were dashed in stunning fashion in the morning’s 18 hole match play semis.
Photo of Team Canada's Kristy Lee #75818, currently tied for the lead with Team Japan. Photo Credit: Moonrider Productions
Day 1 is in the basket at the inaugural PDGA/WFDF Team Disc Golf World Championships presented by DGA in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. The spirit of the game was on display from the get-go in a rousing opening ceremony where the disc-athletes paraded with their national flags. And, once play began, the camaraderie and sportsmanship exhibited by the players continued, with constant bursts of applause for their fellow competitor’s shots echoing across Queen Elizabeth Park.
After a year of planning the first ever PDGA-WFDF Team Disc Golf World Championships presented by DGA, are taking place this week in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Six countries from the Americas, East Asia, and Oceania including Japan, USA, Brasil, Australia, New Zealand, and the hosts, Canada, will be competing for the medals and the honor of being crowned the inaugural Team World Champions.
In partnership with the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), British Columbia Disc Sports (BCDS) is thrilled to be hosting the first ever Team Disc Golf World Championships in Vancouver August 18th-21st, 2016. We’re seeking sponsors to help us present one of the marquee events of the summer for the sport.
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.
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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.
Best Shot is by far the most popular doubles format. Both players throw from each lie (starting with the tee shot), then the team chooses which of the resulting lies to continue play from, until the hole is completed. The only modification being the same player can not tee off three holes in a row.