UFO News

Sora & Kirby are victorious at the World Cup Finals
Date: October 24th, 2023
The 2023 UFO World Cup Series came to a majestic end this weekend. Colorado played host to the most amazing dogs in the world. The UFO Finals were truly an international event, with 4 countries repres [...]

2023 UFO European Cup Championship!
Date: September 24th, 2023
The 2023 UFO European Cup Finals and Small Dog World Cup Championship are finished!!! We were very proud to host 9 different countries at the event this year. The New Frisbee Maniacs hosted a great co [...]

2022 World Cup Finals Super Event!
Date: September 26th, 2022
The 2022 UFO World Cup Finals are complete. a HUGE thank you to all of our competitors that traveled from near and far to be here this weekend. Nearly 200 rounds per day were run by the amazing organi [...]

World Cup Disc Dog Championship takes place in St. Gallen
Date: September 26th, 2022
Local Television coverage from the 2022 UFO World Cup Finals in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

UFO Announces World Cup Series format change
Date: July 8th, 2022
The UFO would like to announce a significant change to our format for the season. We normally are very reluctant to make any rule or format change mid-season, but we feel this will have a positive eff [...]

Sora Dominates Frankenmuth!
Date: September 20th, 2021
The 2021 UFO World Cup Final has finished, and it was a fantastic event! 3 great days in warm sunshine wrapped up in Frankenmuth, Michigan with historic wins being notched yet again. Taking the title [...]

UFO Finals are days away!
Date: September 13th, 2021
Hey there folks, The UFO Final Major is this Friday, September 17. This is the "Last Chance" event, with a few qualifying spots for the UFO World Cup Finals available. You can register here: ht [...]

The World Cup is BACK!!
Date: May 23rd, 2021
The UFO is excited to finally have events back on the schedule, and dogs playing frisbee world wide!! There are already some local events in the results section, and the UFO Majors are about to start. [...]

2021 UFO European Cup Championship - September 25-26
Date: March 27th, 2021
We are proud to announce that this year the UFO EUROPEAN CUP and the UFO SMALL DOG WORLD CUP will be held in ITALY! Thanks to UFO World Cup Series for this honor: we are working hard (during this dif [...]

2020 UFO World Cup Finals Canceled
Date: July 5th, 2020
The UFO board has made the decision to cancel our 2020 World Cup Final. The event was scheduled for Ravenna, Italy, in October. Continuing complications and restrictions on gatherings have made it di [...]

2020 UFO World Cup Series Changes-Pandemic response
Date: April 28th, 2020
The UFO board has been discussing our plans given the chaos the pandemic is causing. At this point, the UFO World Cup Finals, scheduled for October 2-4 in Italy, are still likely going to happen. W [...]

Italy to host the 2020 UFO World Cup Finals!
Date: January 1st, 2020
The UFO is very excited to announce our site for the 2020 World Cup Finals: Ravenna, Italy! Matteo Gaddoni will be the host of this event, and we are very excited to see everyone in Italy! The dat [...]

Fur Flies at Frisbee Dogs World Cup
Date: November 9th, 2019
Under clear blue sun-filled skies and with spectators and competitors alike making adjustments for the unseasonably warm fall weather, local frisbee dog club Flying Disc Dogs of Austin hosted a UFO World Championship in Jonestown, Texas October 18-20.

2019 World Cup Finals-Historic finish!
Date: October 20th, 2019
The 2019 World Cup Final has finished. An absolutely amazing event, with thrills and chills and a good dose of Texas Sunshine. The international retinue of teams brought their A games on Sunday, and g [...]

Teams from all over rematerialize in Austin for the Final Major!
Date: October 18th, 2019
The 2019 regular season finished with flair! The Final Major was a warm one, with the Texas sun making sure everyone felt the heat! Today's event was limited to non-qualified teams only. And even tho [...]

Newsflash: Flying Disc Dogs of Austin hosting world championship!
Date: October 14th, 2019
FDDA members doing some media for the upcoming World Cup Finals! Dixie is a pretty good trainer!

2019 European Cup Finals becomes a disc dog epic
Date: September 16th, 2019
The 2019 European Cup Finals are finished, and the field stands empty once again. The grass is now a bit wet from Dutch rain, and hard to imagine that for 3 days there stood a disc dog city. It's cit [...]

Viervoeters vangen frisbees op EK in Apeldoorn: 'Eén groot spel'
Date: September 14th, 2019
Great story about the 2019 UFO European Cup Final in the local Dutch news. Translation available via browser. Great video near the bottom of the page.

World Cup Small Dog Championship ready to rock the UFO EC Finals!
Date: September 12th, 2019
UFO SMALL DOG WORLD CUP FINALS Will be held 14 & 15 Sept in Apeldoorn, alongside the 2019 UFO European Cup Finals. Timetable for Thursday & Friday !! The campsite is open on Thursday from 13:00. Ther [...]

2019 World Cup Finals Event info
Date: September 12th, 2019
The "2019 UFO World Cup Finals", will consist of three days of family friendly, fun filled, high flying, and exciting disc dog action! The 2019 UFO World Cup Finals will once again be returning [...]

Flying Disc Dogs of Austin to Host 2019 World Cup Finals! OCT 18-20
Date: August 27th, 2019
The 2019 UFO World Cup Finals will consist of three days of family friendly, fun filled, high flying, and exciting disc dog action! The 2019 UFO World Cup Finals will once again be returning to th [...]

Texas State Championships are Texas-sized fun!
Date: April 29th, 2019
The 2019 Texas State Championships was a 2 day text of patience and overall fun potential. Challenging wind, rain, and fantastic Texas sunshine all made appearances over the weekend. Saturday was [...]

WK Dogfrisbee last weekend in the Netherlands
Date: October 11th, 2018
Another great news story about the 2018 Finals from the Drachster Courant. Some nice pics in here too!

Wereldkampioenschap Dogfrisbee in Houtigehage
Date: October 10th, 2018
Great story in the Dutch Press about the 2018 World Cup Title. Story is in Dutch.

Torch wins 4th World Cup Overall; Nove has Greece on top in T&C
Date: October 7th, 2018
The sun is setting in Friesland, and it is just starting to get chilly...most of the competitors are on the way home, and there is an awesome afterglow in the Netherlands that you only get when you wi [...]

Dogfrisbee in Houtigehage
Date: October 3rd, 2018
Nice article in the local paper about the 2018 World Cup Final.

Perfect weather for perfect competition in Switzerland!
Date: September 14th, 2018
An incredible weekend has wrapped up in Uster, Switzerland. A 2 day event that saw the cream of the crop of European disc doggers show up to compete for the 2018 UFO European Cup title. With 2 days of [...]

Jeff Hill double championship: Muse and Key are top dogs in Michigan!
Date: August 21st, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 UFO North American Cup Champions, Jeff Hill and Muse! The event in Frankenmuth, Michigan, was terrific fun and well run by the Disc Dogs of Michigan. This was a UFO Major [...]

More World Cup Series dates and information!
Date: April 15th, 2018
UFO Updates! The UFO has a few updates and announcements for our fans and competitors. First! The location of the World Cup Finals is set! The event will be taking place October 5,6,7 in Houtige [...]

2018 kicks off! Rule changes ahead!
Date: March 11th, 2018
Attention Furry Masters of the Skies! The UFO World Cup Series of 2018 is about to commence! The first Major of 2018 will be taking place tomorrow in Turin, Italy. Many teams are already in Northe [...]

World Cup Finals - 9news in Denver
Date: October 17th, 2017
Local media coverage of the 2017 World Cup Finals. Video featuring Kirby McIlveen and Sketch, and Bettina Koch and Aloha!

Torch and Kirby win 3rd World Cup Championship!
Date: October 16th, 2017
2017 UFO World Cup Finals: The exhaust plumes, rooster tails and contrails of the super-charged canine disc monsters have finally cleared...the incredible Colorado sun set on a field empty of dogs and [...]

Date: October 10th, 2017
The Colorado Disc Dogs and the UFO World Cup are presenting the 2017 World Cup Final at Clement Park in Littleton, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 13-15. (Littleton, Colorado) October 9, [...]

UPDATE-World Cup Finals date change!
Date: May 2nd, 2017
Hello there, The UFO is officially changing the date of their 2017 World Cup Final to October 13, 14, 15. This is being done to accommodate the USDDN Final and the teams that may travel to both even [...]

2017 UFO Dates and Rule Updates
Date: January 2nd, 2017
The UFO is happy to announce a couple of big event dates for 2017. First, the UFO 'EC'-the European Cup Finals-will be taking place August 5-6 in Duisburg, Germany. If you missed the Finals this year, [...]

Rory and Adrian Stoica win the 2016 World Cup!!
Date: October 10th, 2016
What a weekend full of emotions! Sun in Germany in October! Awesome dogs and great teams on and around the field! A sea of flags from different countries! So many photographers that captured the nice [...]

Rory and Stoica take 3rd Euro Cup Title!
Date: August 21st, 2016
2016 European Cup Finals are in the books! In the face of weather that wouldn't behave, and an incredibly talented field, the pair manged to win their third European Cup Championship. Rory pulled off [...]

Competition lets the dogs out in Naperville
Date: May 8th, 2016
UFO Local in Naperville brings out all kinds of dogs!

Date: January 10th, 2016
We all know the dogs just want to play frisbee, and the details regarding rules and formats are quite far beneath them. So this message is for the people lucky enough to throw the frisbees for our Can [...]

2016 World Cup Finals heads to Germany
Date: December 1st, 2015
The 2016 UFO World Cup Final will go back to Europe. This is the second time that the UFO has held its final in Europe, and this will be the first ever World Championship level event held in Germany.W [...]

Torch and McIlveen Double Champs!
Date: October 20th, 2015
In what will go down as one of the most epic disc dog weekends ever, the UFO World Cup Championship and the AWI World Championship were both won by one amazing young woman-Kirby McIlveen and her unbel [...]

McIlveen and Duke take World Cup Dtour titles!
Date: August 7th, 2015
It was announced early in the season-the DTour World Cup Championship would take place much earlier than in previous years. It would also be in a location different from the World Cup Final. It would [...]

2015 Season kicks off!
Date: March 20th, 2015
Hello denizens of the mostly water planet!

The UFO season snuck up on us, and is already underway, but it is probably a good time to let everyone know a few things about the 2015 World Cup Se [...]

2015 UFO World Cup Finals-BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!
Date: January 17th, 2015
Hello Frisbee doggers of planet earth!We know many of you are making your plans for all the events you want to hit this year, and we are excited to see you and your dogs soon.So we want to make an ann [...]

Matteo Gaddoni and Flower win the 2014 World Cup Championship!
Date: October 3rd, 2014
With open arms, the Swiss welcomed disc dog teams from around the world to Gründenmoos Stadium. Then they tried very hard to keep all the trophies!! The 2014 World Cup Final, in St. Gallen Switzerl [...]

UFO Final Major splashes down in Switzerland- 1 giant leap for Frisbee dogs!
Date: October 3rd, 2014
On September 12, the final UFO event of the 2014 kicked off under gray skies. On the ground, a ton of excited frisbee dogs and their handlers were not letting the sullen clouds spoil anything, as they [...]

North American Cup Title awarded to Solar and Andrew Han!!
Date: August 31st, 2014
Earthlings! After (another) incredible day of action in Naperville, the dogs have most certainly had their day! A couple of humans had pretty good weekends too. The final UFO major in North America ha [...]

Championship Featured on ESPN
Date: August 5th, 2014
The inaugural North American Cup T&C Championship was excited and honored to be featured in SportsCenter's

Date: August 4th, 2014
Not holding back here: The big expanses of grass at Cornerstone Park seem to bring out the best in the dogs and the throwers! The DTour North American Cup Championship finally kicked off late Sunday a [...]

Flying Discs, Flying Dogs
Date: October 31st, 2013
Dozens of doggies from around the country converged on Clement Park over the Oct. 26-27 weekend for the Final UFO Major, hosted for the first time by Colorado Disc Dogs.

Date: October 28th, 2013
It is OVER!!! The most epic weekend we could imagine has FINALLY come to a sunny, happy end. The UFO is proud to recognize TORCH and KIRBY MCILVEEN as our 2013 World Cup Champions!!! This young lady [...]

Frisbees will fly at dog championship
Date: October 26th, 2013
Local NBC affiliate 9news picked up the story of the World Cup finals weekend. Some great shots of Friday\'s Major were included!

UFO World Cup Finals Lands in Littleton
Date: October 19th, 2013
October 25, 26, 27, Littleton, CO The Colorado Disc Dogs Present the 2013 UFO World Cup Finals – Frisbee Dog World Championship Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! A plane, no, a DOG!!! Yes, fly [...]

Date: June 25th, 2013
Greetings Gravity-defiers! The UFO has a stunning, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for the denizens of earth! So far, the championships of our sport have been held exclusively in the USA. The rest of the world has [...]

Swiss TV Covers the Sandreas Cup III
Date: May 19th, 2013
This video is in German, but it is pretty obvious that they love the frisbee dogs in Switzerland too! Event date May 18, 2013.

2013 UFO Season kicks off with changes
Date: April 11th, 2013
Hey there folks! With the first US Major coming up quick, wanted to get the fans and competitors fired up for some amazing disc dog action! Some announcement usually help that! First off, the UFO b [...]

Sports Central - 2012 UFO Dog & Disc World Cup Finals
Date: April 11th, 2013
Short news feature about the 2012 World Cup Finals in Florida!

Chuck Middleton and Bling Bling take World Cup Title!
Date: November 6th, 2012
The best certainly showed up in Florida! With most of the top 10 in attendance for the Finals, it was a race to the finish! As of Friday, Nov. 2nd, there were 5 teams in a dead heat at the top of the [...]

Indianapolis Dog and Disc Club offers bonding experience
Date: June 8th, 2012
The IDDC club gets a great work up in the Indianapolis Star. They interview Tony Hoard and Don Lang! Great coverage for the hosts of the Indy Disc Dog Classic, a UFO Major taking place on June 23rd!

Canine Frisbee competition to take place in Cypress
Date: May 11th, 2012
The Houston Canine Frisbee disc Club will be hosting a UFO Major on Saturday, May 12. The event will take place at Cypress Christian School. It is being sponsored by Bark's 5th Avenue of Cypress.

UFO Major: Opole, Poland
Date: April 20th, 2012
Hi there, The first news item from Europe will be from me and hopefully lots of news items from different European countries & frisbee players will follow. I traveled to Poland end of March to [...]

Kirby and Sketch ...and Flash ...and Torch ...are ready to rock again this year
Date: April 11th, 2012
7 questions for… Kirby McIlveen In UFO Freestyle, you get 7 discs to make your statement. Here, we ask them 7 questions and give these disc doggers a chance to make their statement to the world… [...]

New Events in the UFO World Cup Series
Date: April 9th, 2012
Big arms and fast dogs will have a new outlet for their long distance mania in 2012! The UFO is adding several long distance events to the World Cup Series. This includes a Long Distance championship [...]

Maggey & Mike Hanson look to repeat their epic 2011 season
Date: April 7th, 2012
We hooked up with the 2011 UFO World Cup Champion, Mike Hanson to talk a little bit about his win, his feelings and his future... Mike and Maggey had a big year in 2011. Winning a Quadruped in probabl [...]

World Cup in Japan
Date: February 13th, 2012
The 2012 UFO World Cup Series kicked off in Japan for the second year in a row. As expected, incredible freestyle skills were on display, and the dogs were rocking - even on a brisk winter day. Results:

Dutch Team in Texas to Compete in the World Cup Final
Date: October 21st, 2011
Nice little news blurb about Gesien Broekhuijsen and Luke from the Netherlands, making their World Cup Finals debut in Texas! Great pictures!

Plano prepares to welcome frisbee dogs for World Cup Finals
Date: October 7th, 2011
The city of Plano, Texas is hosting the 2011 UFO World Cup Finals. Dogs from all over the world are headed to North Texas to compete in the 3-day event. The competition also features the Texas State Championships on Friday, October 21st. Dallas Dog n Disc club, celebrating their 25th anniversary, is sponsoring the championship.

Team Canidae Takes Podium at UFO Disc Dog World Cup Finals
Date: November 1st, 2010
Canidae Natural Pet Food was the premier sponsor of the 2010 UFO World Cup Finals. In addition to sponsoring the event, they also sponsored thr CANIDAE Disc Dog Team members who placed extremely well in all categories.