EFC2010 Invitation

The Swedish Frisbeesport Federation (SFF) and Linkˆpings Unika Frisbee S‰llskap (LUFS) are hereby proud to invite YOU to the Freestyler Player Associationís (FPA) European Freestyle Championships (EFC) – 2010.

On the 10th and 11th of July 2010, LUFS, as the hosting club, will be happy to invite all Frisbee Freestylers from all over Europe to the city of Linkˆping in Sweden. If necessary, due to many registered players, Friday 9th of July may have to be used as well.

SFF has been a major player in the development of the sport of Frisbee, since the early 70ís and 80ís. For instance, the WFDF of today was formed and organized due to the organizing capacity of SFF. Over the years, SFF has been running European and World Championship tournaments in all Frisbee disciplines, with great success. After a couple of years without running any international championships, it is time again to prove what SFF and Swedish Frisbee has to offerÖ

EFC 2010 is the next callÖ

LUFS will during 2010 be celebrating 30th anniversary as a local Frisbee club in Linkˆping. The club has been very successful, numerous victories have been won, nationally and internationally, in all the Frisbee disciplines, ranging from early 80ís to the present.
In 1993 and 1995 the Swedisc Open was formed and hosted by LUFS, which at the time was the largest European Frisbee tournament. The event was a success for players, spectators and media. In 1997 LUFS hosted the first (since 1986) European Disc Golf Championships, which since then became a success story of tournaments all over Europe.

LUFS is now ready to take on the next challengeÖ

EFC 2010 is the next callÖ

Linkˆping is Swedenís fifth largest city, with approximately 140,000 inhabitants. Linkˆping proud itself for being a very active and successful city in sports. Apart from all Frisbee victories, the hockey team, womenís soccer team, swimming teams, etc, are part of the European top scene.

Linkˆping is located in the southern parts of Sweden, with great transportation options.

The Stockholm/Skavsta airport manages the Ryanair network from all over Europe, and the direct bus trip to Linkˆping is just one hour. Linkˆping City Airport manages the KLM network from Amsterdam.

The train from Copenhagen to Stockholm stops at Linkˆping Central Station.

The historical StÂngebro will be the arena for EFC, the same field as where ìthe Battle of StÂngebroî took place in 1598.
The StÂngebro Sportsfield is located in walking distance from city centre, lodging, restaurants, and all other important locations for such a tournament. The field is made of perfect cut green grass, and the multiple soccer field size makes the wind conditions great. Lots of training area is available.

In the case of bad weather, a large gym is available as backup.

Various lodging alternatives will be offered, from low budget to hotels. All within walking distance to the fields.

Depending on number of registered players (according to FPA recommendations), competition will be in Open Pair, Open Coop, Women Pair and Mixed divisions.

Updated information
We will continuously provide necessary updates, on Jammers-on-the-net, Eurofreestyle and on the Website, which will be released later this spring.

Registration and Fee
We will later this spring provide information regarding how and when to register, etc.

Player expectations
We will be following the recommendations from FPA Competition Manual, and expect all registered players to help out in fulfilling all required duties, as presented in the Manual.

We will be very strict on paragraph 708.02 Drugs and Alcohol. Potentially, the Swedish Sports Confederation may have an Anti-doping/drug testing of players during EFC.

Organizing committee
LUFS and SFF will be running this EFC 2010, in cooperation with another local Frisbee club, KFUM (YMCA) Linkˆping, Frisbee-section.
Tournament Director is Joakim Arvesk‰r, Tournament Coordinator is Stefan Karlsson and Co-Tournament Director is Peter Karlsson (Tournament Director for WFDF-99 in Kalmar). All these have been involved in the sport since the early 80ís and have been travelling all over the world to competitions, gathering a lot of experience in running tournaments, which they now intend to make use forÖ

EFC 2010 is the next callÖ

SFF and LUFS are very happy and proud to host EFC 2010. We will do our outmost in setting up a professional tournament, with the touch of that specific Frisbee Family-feeling, which defines our beloved sport.

On behalf of Linkˆpings Unika Frisbee S‰llskap,

Joakim Arvesk‰r,Tournament Director & Stefan Karlsson, LUFS, President, stefdisc@live.se

On behalf of Swedish Frisbeesport Federation,

Peter Lundmark
General Secretary