EUF Moving Forward with XEUCF

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The European Ultimate Federation announced this week that they will be moving forward with plans to host the Extended European Ultimate Championship Finals (XEUCF) from September 30 to October 3 in Bruges, Belgium. This will be larger than usual EUCF tournaments, with 32 open teams, 20 women’s teams, and 20 mixed teams.

Teams usually qualify for the EUCF through regional EUCR events, but the EUF canceled these qualification tournaments earlier this year, instead giving bids to national federations directly. National federations have to secure their bids by July 28, but will have until September 8 to determine which club teams take those bids. This allows for national federations to hold qualification tournaments later this summer if they choose to do that.

Bid Distribution

In principle, bids were decided based on the last four European Club Series events. However, the EUF has also been in communication with national federations to see which bids they may actually want to take. They have decided on the following:

NationOpenWomenMixed
AUT211
BEL111
CZE221
DEN110
ESP111
EST001
FIN101
FRA211
GBR422
GER422
HUN001
IRL111
ISR100
ITA220
LAT000
LTU001
NED001
NOR000
POL111
POR001
RUS220
SLO001
SUI321
SVK100
SWE111
TUR000
UKR000

Waiting List

OpenWomenMixed 
Latvia 1*1France 2Latvia 1*
Ukraine 1*Great-Britain 3Ukraine 1*
Italy 3Germany 3Russia 1
Belgium 2Ireland 2Great-Britain 3
DenmarkRussia 3Germany 3
Ireland 2Italy 1
Russia 3Czech Rep 2
Austria 3

COVID Restrictions

The Belgian government has announced that from August, sporting events of up to 5000 attendees will be possible, which is more than enough for the XEUCF. However, this is subject to change if the Belgian government changes their restrictions between now and then.

Of note, as of July 2, the United Kingdom is considered a very high risk country, meaning it is not possible to travel to Belgium from the United Kingdom. Great Britain currently holds eight bids. The EUF hopes that all teams can come to the tournament, but will still hold the event even if travel is not possible for some teams.


  1. Latvia and Ukraine will both receive one bid in either open or mixed but the national federations have not yet decided which bid they want to take 

  1. Ravi Vasudevan
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    Ravi Vasudevan is Ultiworld's European editor and a host of the podcast EuroZone. Emails about EuroZone should go to eurozoneultimate@gmail.com. Ravi played for WPI in the US until 2008. He has been living and playing in Europe since 2009 and has competed at WUGC 2012, WUCC 2014 and WUCC 2018.

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