|PRAGUE DEVILS (1992 - 2001)
|Team 'Prague Devils' was founded January 1. 1992; it was, however, just the official date for the Devils history is associated with the existence of frisbee in the Czech rep. The game was imported by Italian swimmers and its following progress has mainly been Jan 'Papa' Filandr's business. At that time, Papa used to work as an assistant lecturer at the sport department of Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Czech Technical University. Flying disk enchanted him so much that he managed it to be included as a voluntary course for FEE students. That was in autumn 1991.
'Prague Devils' was founded by students attending the course. There were lot of Americans those days in Czech, who helped with practices, methods and strategy of the game. They also brought valuable contacts for frisbee teams abroad, as a benefit 'PD' begun to travel to tournaments behind borders. The very first such a tournament was held in Brussels 1992. Devils ended last but one; a team from France was the very last (they held the disc for the first time on the tournament).
Next destination was WIZ Open Geneva, Rotterdam etc.
On the basis of these experiences PD has decided, presumably Pavel Korcak was the initiator, to organise similar tournament in CZ. That was the birth of Frisbeercup (indoor) and Prague Spring (outdoor) - international tournaments that were, at least in the beginning, quite popular. There is a question whether it was due to sense of exotics of the Czech rep. or due to ex-devils enthusiasm for the event. Difficult to say, the truth is probably somewhere in-between. It's a matter of fact, that Prague Spring tradition has finished.
At the dawn of 1993 Czech frisbee is in progress: new teams were born, European (EFDF) and World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) offered participating in European championship in Netherlands. There was a chance to gain a certain financial help for national team from the government. It required becoming visible for the authority - Czech Association of Flying Disc (CALD) was established; it's governed all the flying disc sports. There were members of Prague Devils in charge: Honza Hanousek was elected the chairman. CALD organised, not long after it was established, nationals - Prague Devils were champions. National team, set up mainly of Devils members went off to Papendale, Netherlands.
Following events just in brief (only those with PD participation)
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|PRAGUE DEVILS (2002 - 2006)
|History of PD continues here ...
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