AOUGCC 2017 WFDF 2017 Asia Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Club Championships

General Information

The Philippine Flying Disc Association ("PFDA") is looking forward to hosting the WFDF 2017 Asia Oceanic Ultimate & Guts Club Championships ("AOUGCC") at the Ayala Alabang Country Club in Manila, the Philippines from the 17th-20th of August, 2017 in the Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Master Men’s Ultimate divisions. The tournament will also include a Guts division.

All Asia Oceanic WFDF National Federation (NF) members are invited to register teams to participate at AOUGCC. The WFDF Ultimate Committee have created a bid allocation list and NF’s are encouraged to accept or decline their bids as soon as possible. Only club teams from regular, organizational and associate member organisations may participate. All players on a club team roster must be members of the National Association. This event is a club team event, and therefore teams should not be a selection of National representative players.

If you have any urgent question, please email the TOC on ask.aougcc2017@gmail.com -- “urgent” means that it affects whether, or not you will enter a team. For other information, please browse through the rest of the website, and wait for further instructions.

We can’t wait to see you all in Manila, Philippines at AOUGCC 2017!

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Tournament Venue

AOUGCC will use the same venue all week. The Ayala Alabang Country Club is an 8 hectare grass field site hosting 13 fields. The venue is located around 30 minutes South of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines. The venue has hosted the successful Manila Spirits for the past years.

Event Dates

The tournament will run from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August, 2017 (4 days).

Registration, the Captain’s & Spirit Captain’s Meetings and the Opening Ceremony will take place on the first day (Thursday).

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday the 17th August at 19:00. The Captains’ & Spirit Captains’ meetings will take place following the Opening Ceremony at the same location. Attendance by at least one (1) representative for each team is required to attend each meeting.

The following days 2,3 & 4 will consist of tournament games and the finals.

We do expect each team (in uniform) to participate in the Parade of Nations during the Trading Night on Friday 18th August. Saturday 19th August will be the Players Party.

The Final Day will be Sunday 20th August, with the Medal and Closing Ceremonies taking place immediately after the finals.

Should weather cause delays to play, the schedule will be adjusted accordingly to ensure the finals are played as scheduled on day 4.

Climate

The expected average temperature during August for Manila ranges from 25 – 30 degrees daily. The weather is a typical tropical climate with rain expected often.

Accommodation

AOUGCC TOC arranged accommodation will be limited. Please plan early.

The TOC has partnered with hostels and serviced apartments for tournament Accommodation. Rooms will range from USD $20 to USD $60 per room (2 people). The accommodation will be in or around Alabang and Makati which is a 45 minute drive from the venue.

To book your accommodation, please refer to the event website in March for further instructions. Teams should book direct with the hotels using the code as supplied on the website.

Transportation

A transportation shuttle service will be provided for teams between the tournament hotels, the fields, registration venue and the parties.

Please note that the shuttle bus is only available to those who purchase the event hotel package from the TOC. Access to buses will be clearly marked on your event accreditation. Buses will run on a pre-arranged timetable which will be advised closer to the event.

There will also be additional vans available for teams to rent during the tournament -- details to be released separately. The venue has parking spaces available for private vehicles.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast will be included in some accommodation options, and available at your accommodation. Please check carefully when selecting your accommodation.

Fruits will be available in the morning at the fields.

Lunch during days 2, 3, and 4 will be provided by the TOC. The cost of this is covered by your players fee. Sample lunch menu: rice, vegetable pork / chicken / meat and dessert. There will be a vegetarian option.

Rice meals, eggs, sandwiches, fruit, alcoholic, and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at the fields for anyone not wishing to pre-purchase a meal package.

Fresh drinking water and ice will be available throughout the venue for players at each field.

Philippine Visa

You are responsible for obtaining the correct paperwork to visit the Philippines to compete at AOUGCC 2017. Please note that we cannot provide specific advice on the process, but we do strongly recommend that you get started as soon as possible. www.immigration.gov.ph

The TOC can provide your team administrator with a letter confirming your team’s registration at the event. To do that we generally require confirmation of the following details for all the members of your group: full name (as shown on passport), passport number, date of birth and role on team (i.e. player, coach, manager, etc).  

Please make sure you leave us some time to produce this document. Do not assume that we can send it back the same day! Find out if you will need a hard copy with original signature – obviously that will take extra time so please plan ahead.

Please note that we cannot and will not provide a formal “invitation” to attend the event, and that non-ability to enter the Philippines is not grounds for a request of a refund for a team and/or player fees.

"Mabuhay from the Philippine Islands,

We are looking forward to hosting the 2017 Asian Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Club Championships. We welcome all participating club teams and their supporters from countries all over South East Asia and Asian Oceanic in this prestigious event. We are also very excited to host a new discipline of disc sports to our country: GUTS. It will truly be something that both the Philippine and Asian Ultimate Communities will be interested to practice and master in time. This being the second WFDF event that Philippines in the last 5 years, you can be rest assured that we will do our best in providing all participants, spectators and partners an event to help further develop disc sports here in Asia."

See you on the fields,
Pinggoy Bautista
President
Philippine Flying Disc Association

Registration Fees

There are five (5) divisions in AOUGCC 2017:

  • Men’s (M)
  • Women’s (W)
  • Mixed (X)
  • Master Men’s (MM)
  • Guts (G)
The fees are due as follows:
Fee Amount Deadline
Team Registration Online Form N/A PRIOR TO Friday 10th March 2017
Team Fee (Ultimate) PHP 8000 Friday 17th March 2017
Team Fee (Guts) PHP 2000 Friday 17th March 2017
Early Bird Player Fee (Ultimate and Guts) PHP 4000 Friday 21st April 2017
Player Fee (Ultimate and Guts) PHP 4500 Friday 19th May 2017
Non-Player Fee PHP 2400 Friday 19th May 2017
  • All fees are in Philippine Peso PHP (please ensure your payment is made in the right currency)
  • The team fee is NOT reimbursable
  • The player fee can be transferred but is NOT reimbursable (subject to certain exceptions and restrictions)
  • The Non-Player Fee includes access to all event facilities, transportation, accreditation and a gift pack. This option should be chosen for anyone attending the event as part of a team who is not included on the team roster (ie- Administrative staff, coach, chaperone)
  • All bank fees and transfer charges are at the cost of the payer – if there are any outstanding monies they will be collected in cash during on-site event registration.

Registration Process

To nominate your team for each division, please follow the steps carefully as outlined below.

STEP 1 – Complete on-line pre-registration form by using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/QqF0v9ltwmrUkOZr1

National federations are kindly asked to make all team nominations prior to the 10th March, 2017. * If your National Federation is not nominating any teams, please still fill out the form so we can mark you off the list.

STEP 2 –  On Saturday 11th March, each National Federation will be sent the team fee invoices via email. Full team fee payment (prior to the 17th March, 2017) will secure your teams bid in each division. Any teams not meeting the payment deadline risk losing their bid. Teams are kindly asked to ensure that their payments and transfers cover the cost of any banking fees.

STEP 3 – For any questions about the Team registrations process, please do not hesitate to contact WFDF Event Manager – Karina Woldt Email: karina.woldt@wfdf.org

Please be sure to put AOUGCC Reg and your Country Code and Division in the subject (Eg: AOUGCC Reg, PHI, Men’s).

Event Deadlines

Please make note of the event deadlines as outlined below – failure to meet the deadlines could result in automatic loss of your team bid.

You are kindly asked to supply information and make payments as soon as possible – please do not wait until you are close to the deadline as this simply creates a bottleneck of work for the WFDF and the TOC. We are not able to extend the deadlines nor make exceptions to the fees published – please do not ask.

The deadlines for AOUGCC 2017 are as follows:

Tasks Notes Deadlines
Team registration NF to nominate which divisions they wish to register a team Friday 10th March 2017
Bid confirmation for team fees sent Team Fee will be firmed and an invoice sent via email to each NF. Saturday 11th March 2017
Team fee due PHP 8000 (Ultimate) / PHP 2000 (Guts) Friday 17th March 2017
Early bird players Fee PHP 4000 (Ultimate and Guts) Friday 21st April 2017
NF to finalize team size Number of players and number of Non-players to be emailed to TOC Friday 12th May 2017
Email for players’ fees sent Players Fee will be firmed and an invoice sent via email to each NF Saturday 13th May 2017
Player & Non-Player Fee Due Players fee PHP4500 (Ultimate and Guts), Non Players fee PHP2400 Email confirmation of payment Friday 19th May 2017
Players Briefing Book (PBB) released This will outline all team and player registration requirements & event eligibility mandates Friday 19th May 2017
Submit Rosters This will lock the number of people who will be accredited as part of the team. Friday 9th June 2017
Rosters Locked Changes after this date will be at the discretion of the TOC/WFDF and will require a doctors certificate for any injury swaps. Friday 16th June 2017

Bid Allocation List (Round 1) WFDF AOUGCC 2017. Manila, Philippines

Last Updated: Feb 25th 2017
Men's Women's Mixed Master Men's Guts
AUS 1 AUS 1 AUS 1 AUS AUS
AUS 2 AUS 2 AUS 2 CHN CAM
AUS 3 HKG AUS 3 HKG GUM
HKG 1 IND CHN IND HKG
HKG 2 JPN HKG JPN INA
IND 1 NZL JPN 1 KOR IND
IND 2 PHI 1 JPN 2 NZL JPN
JPN 1 PHI 2 JPN 3 PHI KOR
JPN 2 PHI 3 KOR QAT MAS
JPN 3 SIN 1 NZL SIN NZL
NZL SIN 2 NZL 2 TPE PHI
PHI 1 SIN 3 PHI 1 UAE QAT
PHL 2 TPE 1 PHI 2 --- SIN
PHL 3 TPE 2 PHI 3 --- TPE
SIN 1 --- SIN 1 --- UAE
SIN 2 --- SIN 2 --- ---
TPE --- TPE --- ---
UAE --- UAE --- ---
Wild Card - One (1) bid in any ULTIMATE division of choice (see list below):
  • Cambodia (CAM)
  • Guam (GUM)
  • Indonesia (INA)
  • Malaysia (MAS)

Teams on the waitlist will automatically be contacted via email as division bids become available.