July 19, 2018 -

Cincinnati Area Hosts the World for International Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

 

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF’s) 2018 World Ultimate Cup Championships (WUCC) are being held in the cities of Mason and Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio, through July 21, bringing more than 3,000 athletes from 128 teams representing 36 countries. The event consists of more than 1,000 7v7 ultimate Frisbee games taking place over eight days of competition. The WFDF is the international sports federation of 78 member associations in 78 countries governing the sports of flying disc (Frisbee), including Ultimate (beach and grass), Disc Golf, Freestyle, Guts and Overall divisions.

“Ultimate combines the fast pace movement of basketball with spectacular catches and scores similar to football,” said Kelsey Gibboney, director of sponsorships. “Unlike other sports, Ultimate is self-officiated which can be clearly seen in the level of respect opposing players demonstrate during the course of a game. Come watch spectacular displays of skill and athleticism and learn about why 'spirit of the game' is vital to the sport.”

Events are being held at Mason High School’s Atrium Stadium and the Lebanon Sports Complex, according to Mary Timmons, public relations lead for the WUCC. Three divisions (Mixed/Co-ed, Men’s, Women’s) to compete in the eight-day tournament.

“Players will play with the world’s best and fans will have the chance to watch some of the world’s most amazing athletes,” said Dale Wilker, tournament director of WUCC. “Ultimate has millions of players and fans throughout the world. It’s a flourishing sport, and we’re excited to help put Warren County Ohio, ‘Ohio’s Largest Playground,’ on a world platform.”

The event also includes a fun zone, beer garden by MadTree Brewing, and live music. Admission is free for children under 13 years old and the event includes a learn to play clinic for ages 8-18. Free WUCC gear is available to all children in attendance. Adult tickets are $5.

The tournament has a direct economic impact on the Lebanon and Mason downtown area and the Greater Cincinnati benefiting from increased room stays and business.

“We are excited to host this extremely prestigious event and look forward to the guests from around the world enjoying all that Warren County has to offer,” said Ben Huffman, director of sports enterprises at the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The event is expected to generate more than $4 million into our local economy and provide local residents with an opportunity to see a fantastic sport played at the highest level with players from around the world.”

Events will continue through July 20th at the Lebanon Sports Complex with finals at Mason High School on July 21 at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. All three divisions will compete in pool play and elimination/bracket play at Lebanon Sports Complex to determine advancing teams to the championship which will be held at Atrium Stadium, Saturday, July 21 for all three final tournaments and medal ceremonies. Tickets are available daily.

For more information, visit www.wucc2018.com