Today, we're extremely excited to announce that an idea years in the making is finally coming to fruition. Since its founding in 2007, Christian Jennewein has worked tirelessly to make FFindr into a great resource for ultimate players around the world, especially in Europe. However, as real life slowly crept into his available time to support and maintain a free platform, another solution was needed.
Two years ago, Ultimate Central and FFindr began to talk about a merger that would allow existing FFindr users to enjoy new scheduling and event management features, ability to take online payments, as well as have access to a larger, dedicated support team for their events.
On Wednesday, July 22nd, the merger will be complete. All user and event information will be imported from FFindr to Ultimate Central and everything will go forward on ultimatecentral.com.
After this date, events that were previously listed on FFindr will have access to advanced timesaving features, like the ability to:
- Accept and track payments (through bank transfer, PayPal, cash, etc.)
- Use the built-in schedule wizard to automatically create tournament pools and brackets
- Report game and spirit scores and display results for fans to follow the event live, and archive scores forever
- Communicate with registrants via dynamically updated email lists.
In addition, larger events and organizations may want to take advantage of Ultimate Central's stand-alone websites, which allow custom design options, custom URLs, and complete content management system features to create a beautiful website. Some examples of organizations that have already implemented the stand-alone sites:
Keep your eye out on our blog in the coming weeks, as we'll be publishing how-to videos on Ultimate Central functionality, as well as contacting some of the larger events and federations to explain more about our stand-alone website services.
We are keeping the following page updated with the latest information on the merger, including frequently asked questions.
For any site or organization specific questions, or any questions not answered by the above FAQ page, please contact Jeremy Kauffman at jeremy-kXB7xIAHHG301fOismd0zkEOCMrvLtNR@public.gmane.org.
Otherwise, we couldn't be more excited to start helping a new international community of ultimate organizers with their events.
-- The Ultimate Central Team (Liam, Jeremy, Grin, Robb, Vatz, Vinny, and Christian)