Tag Archives: WFDF rules

On Re-framing Dangerous Play

I’ve talked before about the differences between WFDF and USAU rules on dangerous play. But there are more fundamental problems common to both rulesets, and in my opinion we need to look at the whole question of dangerous play in … Continue reading

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The Logic of Playing 4 Women

There’s a default in most high-level mixed teams to play 4 men most of the time. The data in this useful article show that quite clearly. But continuing that default behaviour under the new rules would be foolish. It is … Continue reading

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On Referees, TRGs, and WUCCs

You’re probably thinking by now that I’ve said all I can possibly say about the nuances of the various officiating systems. I do tend to go on about it a bit¹. But here we go again… Is there any meaningful … Continue reading

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Dangerous Bids – USAU vs WFDF Rules

Charlie Eisenhood over at Ultiworld has posted just recently about his proposed solution to dangerous play, which is basically better enforcement and stricter punishments – the traditional response seen in all other sports.

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Spirit Scoring – A Dissenting Opinion

I don’t like the WFDF spirit scoring system. I don’t like it because it tacitly undermines my own idea about what spirit is. Let me ask you a question: Is it possible to display surprisingly good spirit? The kind of … Continue reading

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Fixing the Gender Balance in Mixed Ultimate

It’s pretty clear to anyone who has watched or played much mixed that the VAST majority of teams will play with more men than women when given the choice. How can this be rational? Surely it must be pretty much … Continue reading

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