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History in the making!


BY JENNIFER NICHOLLS AND ANJA HAMAN This year the World Ultimate and Guts Championships


offered a women’s masters division for the first time ever. The concept began the previous summer, when USA Ultimate hosted the Women’s Masters USA Championships in Lebanon, Ohio in July. Stick Dog, a west coast Canadian team formed for this tournament, had loads of fun and won the tournament in an exciting, close match against the USA team Dark Horse. After a great experience, the team was


looking for other opportunities to play together again. Rumours about the potential


of a WUGC women’s masters division were passed around that September, and confirmed by WFDF representatives as having potential. This set in motion many months of world wide emails, Facebook activity, blogs, and negotiating. Country representatives, WFDF committee members, the tournament TD, and female players needed to come together to make it happen. Makoto Ohi,


the Tournament Director, needed to find fields to play on, hotels, supplies to ensure we were fed and watered, and volunteers to process our applications. WFDF needed to agree to include the division, and set a minimum number of teams. Country representatives had to agree to support their teams and to put a process in place for deciding how the team would be formed. And while all these aspects were being negotiated and confirmed, we


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