Australia's Gold Coast will host the WFDF 2020 World Masters Ultimate Championships ©Getty Images

Gold Coast in Australia has been chosen to host the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) 2020 World Masters Ultimate Championships.

The competition will be held from September 5 to 12 at the Runaway Bay Sport Precinct, which has previously hosted the Australian Ultimate Championships in 2017 and 2018.

The WFDF decided in 2016 to create a dedicated masters event for the division, resulting in the establishment of the 2020 World Masters Ultimate Championships.

It is expected that up to 40 teams from 20 nations will participate in the tournament, which will feature tournaments in the masters men's, women's and mixed divisions, as well as an inaugural grand masters competition for men and women. 

The Australian Flying Disc Association (AFDA) will organise the event after successfully hosting the WFDF 2018 World Under-23 Ultimate Championships and the WFDF 2006 World Ultimate Club Championships. 

"We are thrilled to receive a great bid from an experienced tournament organiser to host the inaugural stand-alone national team event for masters-aged athletes following the great participation we had at the Masters Club championships held this past summer in Canada,” said WFDF President Robert Rauch.  

“It is great to showcase these masters’ athletes, and provide an opportunity for them to continue to complete at the highest level over the course of their lives."