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World Class Master

A World Class Master is a WFDF member in good standing who has passed the special World Class Master Proficiency Test which is given by appointment at regional offices of the WFDF. Contact the WFDF for additional details.

Conditions and Test Area

Two, four-meter diameter circles should be drawn on the ground 30 meters center to center. The candidate must deliver his flights from within one circle and may choose either end of the court for any throwing or catching group.

Qualifications Court


The catcher is free to move anywhere within the 4-meter diameter circle but is prohibited from stepping outside of it while attempting to catch.

The candidate must complete the proficiency test within a 60-minute maximum time period. Only one such attempt may be made in any single day.

Throwing Requirements

Within each of the following flight groups, the candidate must use three different methods of delivery. To complete each delivery style, the candidate must throw three consecutive good flights. Straight flights may not cut the four-meter lines; curves must cut the nine-meter lines as some point in flight.

A properly completed throw will be within the extended reach of the catcher standing in the catching circle. The catcher may not step out of the circle in the catching attempt. If the throw is within the catcher’s reach, but is dropped, the throw is considered good.

The candidate may schedule the following flight groups in any order he wishes:

Group 1: Straight Flights

Group 2: Hover Flights (must be over thrower’s head at some point in flight and arrive at the catcher in an essentially flat attitude appropriate for tipping)

Group 3: Right Curve Flights

Group 4: Left Curve Flights

Group 5: Skip Flights

Special Flights

The following flights need to be made with only one delivery style. Three consecutive good flights constitute completion.

Group 1: Multiple Skips

Group 2: Straight Roller*

Group 3: Curve Roller*

*Rollers must be rolling for at least one-half of the distance to the catcher. Curve straight and catching criteria are identical to the other flights.


The candidate must obtain an average distance, in four flights, two up-wind and two down-wind, of not less than 60 meters. Women and seniors (45 years or older) 50 meters.

Self-Caught Flights

The candidate must choose one of the following self-caught flight options:

1. Maximum Time Aloft – Candidate must throw the disc into the air and then catch it cleanly in one hand before it strikes the ground. The time is clocked from release to first contact of catching attempt. Two consecutive eight-second flights required.


2. Throw, Run and Catch – Candidate must throw the disc into the air and catch it cleanly in one hand before it strikes the ground. Distance is measured from point of release to point of first contact in catching attempt. Two consecutive 120-foot flights are required.

NOTE: Women and seniors (45 years or older) are required to throw two consecutive 6-second flights for MTA or two consecutive 60-foot flights for TRC.

Catching Requirements

The candidate must execute each of the following catches, with three consecutive catches constituting completion:

1. Behind the back catch
2. Between the legs catch
3. Behind the head catch

Two of the following combination catches must be executed once:

1. Any combination using a kick flip followed by a trick catch
2. Any tipping combination using three different body parts followed by a trick catch
3. Kick up of a roller followed by a trick catch
4. Any combination using at least three airbrushes followed by a trick catch other than one-finger catch.
5. Any combination using at least a two-second nail delay followed by a trick catch other than one-finger catch.

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