26 Jun 2020

Proposed Updates to the CIVA calendar of events

Events sanctioned by CIVA

The 2020 EIAC, WGAC/WAGAC, WAAC and EAC organising teams in Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic have all informed us that the local and world-wide Covid-19 lock-down situation presents problems beyond their ability to run these events securely and effectively on the approved dates, and in conjunction with the bureau of CIVA the decision has been taken to postpone all these championships to new dates in 2021.

Each organiser has now provided their preferred new date one year forward from the originally approved setting, and delegates have been asked to review this new set of championship fixtures to check that all are satisfied with this schedule. Should any significant issues emerge we have asked for their help to resolve them by discussion and agreement of suitable alternative arrangements.

This process would normally lead to a formal vote for each event at a plenary conference, but due to the uncertainty that the worldwide lock-down has caused we think it will benefit the sport and maximise the stability for each organiser if we complete this review and the approvals within a shorter timescale. At this stage there is no intention to seek alternative bids unless unexpected issues arise from the responses that we receive.

The proposed schedule for 2021 is: The updates for 2022 and 2023 are as follows:
EIAC at Deva, Romania
July 4 to July 10, 2021
WGAC/WAGAC at Issoudun, France
August 17 to 27, 2022
WAAC at Hosin, Czech Republic
July 15 to July 23, 2021
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WGAC/WAGAC at Leszno, Poland
July 28 to August 8, 2021
WGAC/WAGAC at Pociunai, Lithuania
July 26 to August 5, 2023
EAC at Breclav, Czech Republic
August 18 to August 28, 2021
WAAC at Jean Airport, Las Vegas, USA
October 10 to 20, 2023

This document Comparison of Updated CIVA Championship Bids 2020 - 2023  provides further key details for each updated event in the proposed calendar.

Provided no insurmountable issues arise during the coming weeks the bureau expects to declare this revised schedule of championships approved, including any amendments that become necessary, by Friday 31st July 2020.