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How was the sport Frisbee invented and by who?

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Frisbee and disc sports | 13/04 2014 14:02
Disc Sports History (Frisbee) 1970's Frisbee Becomes a Sport Guts, Ultimate, Freestyle, Golf, Distance, Accuracy, MTA, Self Caught Flight, Discathon and Double Disc Court became this sports first events. There are certain people that stand out when acknowledging who laid the ground work for the transition of playing with the Frisbee as a toy to disc sports. The Healy family (Guts), Tom Kennedy and Irv Kalb (Ultimate and UPA), Ken Westerfield (Utimate, Freestyle and Canadian Open Frisbee Championships,), Jim Kenner (Discraft, Freestyle and Canadian Open Frisbee Championships), Dave Marinni (FPA), Jim Palmeri (AFDO, Disc Golf, DDC), Tom Schot (Santa Cruz Tournaments), Dan Roddick ( Ultimate, IFA and WFDF), Ed Headrick (Wham-O and Disc Golf), Joel Silver and Jared Kass (Ultimate). These are people that not only excelled with the Frisbee when it was still considered a toy, but help create the formats and concepts through their own tournaments and or organizations that produced the events and organization of disc sports we see today. International Frisbee Tournament (IFT), Canadian Open Frisbee Championships, Toronto Canada, American Flying Disc Open (AFDO), Rochester, NY, Octad, New Jersey, Marquette, MI, Santa Cruz Flying Disc Classic, Santa Cruz, California, and the World Frisbee Championships (WFC), held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, were the most progressive and trend setting tournaments of that time. These tournaments are where the sport of Frisbee ( disc sports ) really began. Disc Sports History (Frisbee) are documented in the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Freestyle Players Association (FPA), also in several articles in Wikipedia.
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Anonymous72161 | 10/02 2015 15:46
Wikipedia articles on Flying disc freestyle, Ultimate (sport), Ultimate Canada, Flying disc, Disc golf and Flying disc games all cover the history of Frisbee and disc sports.
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Ultimate frisbee discs at the ... frisbee which started in 1967 converting a toy into the object of a sport (Ultimate Frisbee). ... (invented by Ed ...
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The Origins and Development of Ultimate Frisbee. By U.S. Sports Academy in Contemporary Sports Issues, ... and ‘invented’ the team sport of Ultimate.
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Invention Of The Frisbee. ... that of the Clay pigeon which was invented by George ... etc., and also for competitive sport. 1950s based on the name ...
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History of the Frisbee ... New Jersey, invented Ultimate Frisbee, ... They called it the "Frisbee." Frisbee became a new sport. In
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