From an announcement on the EYYC Facebook page:
1A Women’s three minute freestyle division is now a part of EYYC2012!
A major announcement, no doubt. While some may claim that top female players have no need for a separate division, as proved by Bu-ko and Jennifer Baybrook, this is a great opportunity and incentive for other female competitors to get up on stage and fight for a title.
C3’s newest team member, UK-based Corli du Toit, will surely be one of the favorites in this division. Russia has a relatively large number of female players as well, and should they attend EYYC, this will surely be a very competitive division!