The new WFDF Rule is spreading!
May 17, 2021 by Ravi Vasudevan in Livewire, News with 0 comments
The European Ultimate Federation have stated that if they hold the xEUCF in 2021, the mixed division will use Ratio Rule A,1 as well as the prescribed gender pulling rule that WFDF recently said will be used at the World Games in 2022.
Ratio Rule A in the WFDF Rules Appendix states:
A6.2. Ratio Rule A (“prescribed ratio” rule):
A6.2.1. At the start of the game, after the first disc flip, an additional disc flip happens with the winner selecting the gender ratio for the first point. For the second and third points the ratio must be the reverse of the first point. For the fourth and fifth points the ratio must be the same as the first point. This pattern of alternating the ratio every two points repeats until the end of the game (half time has no impact on the pattern).
The prescribed gender ratio pulling rule adds, “For all [mixed] games, a player representing the gender with 4 players on the field must pull for that point.”
In WFDF’s initial announcement about using this rule at the World Games, WFDF stated that the World Games would be set as a trial event for the rule. After seeing this announcement, the EUF approached WFDF to propose using the xEUCF 2021 as an additional trial event. The EUF would then share feedback with WFDF to assess whether or not to continue using this rule at other events after the World Games.
The EUF is still waiting on a city council meeting in mid-June to assess whether or not they can hold the xEUCF in Bruges, Belgium later this year.
At the last EUCF, Ratio Rule B was used. ↩