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Posted by christian on Friday, October 24, 2008 · No comments

This year, the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) introduced a new World Cup Points Scoring System to rank nations regarding their Ultimate Frisbee strength. Based on the results of this year's Worlds in Vancouver, each country got a score for their performance in the three divisions Open, Women and Mixed. In the following you can find the current WFDF world ranking, in brackets the position in Open, Women, and Mixed as well as the assigned points:

  1. Canada (1=100, 3=91, 1=100) 291 in total
  2. USA (2=95, 1=100, 3=91) 286
  3. Japan (3=91, 2=95, 2=95) 281
  4. Australia (5=84, 4=87, 4=87) 258
  5. Great Britain (4=87, 5=84, 5=84) 255
  6. Germany (13=72, 7=79, 6=81) 232
  7. Colombia (8=78, 8=77, 10=75) 230
  8. Sweden (6=81 , 11=74, no team=72) 227
  9. Finland (7=79, 9=76, no team=72) 227
  10. New Zealand (11=74, 6=81, no team=72) 227
  11. Italy (8=77, 12=73, 9=76) 226
  12. Switzerland (9=76, 10=75, no team=72) 223
  13. France (no team=66, 14=71, 7=79) 216
  14. Ireland (14=71, 13 72, no team=72) 215
  15. Venezuela (12=73, no team=69, no team=72) 214
  16. Chinese Taipei (no team=66, no team=69, 8=77) 212
  17. Netherlands (15=70, no team=69, no team=72) 211
  18. South Africa (16=69, no team=69, no team=72) 210
  19. Mexico (18=67, 15=70, 12=73) 210
  20. Dominican Republic (17=68, no team=72, no team=69) 209
  21. Hong Kong (no team=66, no team=69, 11=74) 209

The winner of a division gets 100 points, followed by 95 for the runner-up and 91 for the bronze medallist. The whole score assignment scenario is shown in detail in the following table. Note that a nation with no team in a certain division gets one point less than the last (in this division).

  1. 100 points (+5 compared to next position)
  2. 95 (+4)
  3. 91 (+4)
  4. 87 (+3)
  5. 84 (+3)
  6. 81 (+2)
  7. 79 (+2)
  8. 77 (+1)
  9. 76 (+1)
  10. ... (+1)

The main purpose for this ranking was to determine the World Games 2009 Qualifying Scores to allocate five spots in addition to host country Taiwan. Following the scores, Canada, USA, Japan, Australia and Great Britain have the honour to make up the Ultimate Frisbee division of this great event, played as Mixed. It will be the third time that Ultimate Frisbee is played at World Games, with previous events in Akita 2001 and in Duisburg 2005.

This ranking will also serve as a basis for bid allocations of other WFDF Ultimate Frisbee events, such as the next major event: 2010 Worlds in Prague.

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