The recent post regarding new membership structure, routines length for WOC 2017 and other topics received some feedback, pretty much all of it excellent points. The Board hears you and are going to make the following changes/modifications.
By now, all the FPA members should find the survey for the WFDF routines in their inboxes, basically asking the question, do you want 3 or 4 minute routines. Also, there is still the ongoing vote for the new FPA board members. Make sure you participate in both of these surveys before December 14th.
We will change the way we assign FPA Membership numbers. We have not finalized exactly what we will do but it is likely to take the form of some kind of raffle, so everyone has a shot at a low number.
There has been a fair amount of misunderstanding among our community, and even among the board members regarding the definitions of the different types of tournaments. To address this, we are working on a matrix that will show the characteristics of the different levels of tournaments – how many people are competing, which tournaments get FPA sponsorship funds, which ones must use the FPA Competition Manual including the FPA Judging System and the timing of the routines, which ones get higher ranking points, and which ones are obliged to offer certain (or all) divisions.
We are still tallying the final amount, in the meantime, we want to thank all who helped raise the funds for this year’s recipient!
And thank you to all who helped with translating the application into many of the languages that represent freestyle frisbee (Elad Kahalon, Benedicte Audet, Juan David Rivera, Kuba Opaluch, Toby Künzel)
Dear FPA Members and peeps,
We have very exciting news to share!
Since Edo and I started, one of our main goals was to build up the team of board members and the teams surrounding them in order to share the workload and gain more professionalism. Especially since we already have very skilled people in our community.
In the last year, it has not been easy to find the right person to entrust with the position of IT Director. However, now, we feel we have found the right fit. Today we proudly introduce that the FPA board has appointed Andre Zaharias as our new IT Director. Andre will be leading our current IT volunteers.
Andre lives in Munich and is a stable member of the jam community. He is a well known traveler and competitor at freestyle tournaments as well. But also important for us today, he is an IT specialist with project management skills. Andre is full of initiative and has already started leading the team.
Here’s the list of the current IT team: Andre – FPA IT Director and web developer Michal – server Larry – database Ryan – database, judging system, and ranking/rating Katy – database Mateusz – web developer Jonathan – web developer Oren – software architect
Big shout out to Andre and the whole IT team!
For those of you who would also like to contribute, the FPA still needs more support. We are especially in need of a Microsoft 365 Administrator. Feel free to reach out to us if you are interested.
Andre can be reached at email@example.com from now on.
Cheers, Freddy and Edo
Until the end of January 2023, we collected graphic designs as part of the renewed Disc Design Contest. The winning design will be used on this year’s FPA Skystyler and 100-molds.
We received a total of 8 unique designs from 4 different artists (Kevin Fuller, Oliver Peters, Raphael Legrand, Kuba Opaluch) – many thanks for your submissions, we greatly appreciate your effort.
You can see all the designs in the gallery below. Only active FPA members can vote for the winner. If you are one of them, check your email for the voting form.
Voting will run until Monday, February 27. Until then, you have a chance to renew your membership and participate in voting.
4 minutes is the current standard for FPA Worlds, US Open and EFC and EFO’s – if we want WFDF to be considered in the same class it should be 4 minutes.
I don’t like the idea of raffling off the numbers – the pdga gave the numbers to the first registered members – with the inventor of the sport Steady Ed being number one…. Victor Malafronte 2, the Stork 3 and Jo Cahow 4….. all hall of famers – a historic representation of the sport and part of the sports history…. I’d hate to see our history show that we were so desperate for money we had to auction off our ‘history’….why not have a pole from the players and hof members on who they think should get the top numbers…. I’d say Ken Westerfield and Jim Kenner the first champions would be nice as 1 and 2.
Point 3 – stop calling non-majors majors. High ranking non-majors can be called premier or pro events. thanks for listening 🙂