Following the World Frisbee Championships in 1982, and with Wham-O under Kransco ownership, the world championships transformed into the U.S. Open in 1983. In 1987 the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) ran its first individual overall championship. Eventually the U.S. Open and WFDF championships alternated years until Covid threw some hiccups into that schedule.
Competing with the WFC, U.S. Open and WFDF championships was Tom Schot's World Disc Championships, held in Santa Cruz beginning in 1978.
This gallery captures those World Championship events through their published documents. It includes everything from invitations to attend, to programs, results, daily updates, even parking passes.
Discs for these events can be found in the Tournaments / World Championships area, posters can be found in the Print / Posters gallery, and other related items can be found throughout the Miscellaneous area.
|Aug 7–10, 1980Santa Cruz, CA||1980 WDC III Program|
|Aug 6–9, 1981Santa Cruz, CA||1981 WDC IV Program|
|Aug 4–8, 1982Santa Cruz, CA||1982 WDC V Program|
|Jul 23, 1983La Mirada, CA||1983 US Open Program|
|Aug 8–14, 1983Santa Cruz/San Jose, CA||1983 WDC VI ProgramCourtesy of Billy Bloom|
|Jun 25–Jul 1, 1984La Mirada, CA||1984 US Open Knotts Berry Farm Flyer||1984 US Open Player Package||1984 US Open Staff Schedule|
|1984 US Open Program||1984 US Open Staff Post Event Information|
|Aug 6–12, 1984Santa Cruz, CA||1984 WDC 7 Program|
|Jun 24–30, 1985La Mirada, CA||1985 US Open Player Package||1985 US Open Staff Package||1985 US Open Program|
|1985 US Open Post Event Package||1985 US Open Post Event TV Coverage Letter|
|Aug 1985Santa Cruz, CA||1985 WDC VIII Program|
|Jun 23–29, 1986La Mirada, CA||1986 US Open Staff Welcome Package||1986 US Open Program||1986 US Open Staff Post Event Package|
|Jun 21–28, 1987La Mirada, CA||1987 US Open Players Welcome Package||1987 US Open Staff Welcome Package||1987 US Open Program|
|1987 US Open Post Event Package|
|Jun 26–Jul 3, 1988La Mirada, CA||1988 US Open Staff Invite Packet||1988 US Open Player-Staff Package||1988 US Open Program|
|1988 US Open Post Event Package|
|Jul 2, 1989La Mirada, CA||1989 US Open Program||1989 US Open Post Event Package|
|Jul 1, 1990La Mirada, CA||1990 US Open Program||1990 US Open Post Event Package|
|Jul 28–Aug 4, 1991Santa Cruz, CA||1991 WFDF Tournament Program|
|Jul 19–26, 1992Fort Collins, CO||1992 US Open Staff Invite||1992 US Open Post Event Package|
|1994Fort Collins, CO||1994 US Open Post Event Package|
|Jul 7–13, 2003Santa Cruz, CA||2003 World Disc Games Program|