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2018 World Championship Official Site

The official site of the 2018 World Championship is live at www.worldbaton2018.com.

Tickets are now on sale and the website also includes hotel information, venue plan and more information about the competition in Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - visit the site regularly!

2018 European Cup Official Site

The official site of the 2018 European Cup is live at www.eurotwirl2018.com.

The website includes information about the event: Venue, Hotels, Practice, Tickets, Schedule and more.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - please visit the site regularly!

2017 European Championship Official Site

The official site of the 2017 European Championships is live at www.eurotwirl2017.com. The site is available in Italian and English.

The website also includes hotel information, transfers and information about the competition venue plan.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - please visit the site regularly!

2016 World Championship Official Site

The official site of the 2016 World Championships is live at www.worldbaton2016.com.

Tickets are now on sale and the website also includes hotel information, venue plan and information about Helsingborg.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - visit the site regularly!

2015 International Cup Official Site

The official site of the 2015 International Championships is now live at http://www.worldbaton2015.com.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - please visit the site regularly!

2015 European Championships Official Site

The official site of the 2015 European Championships is now live at http://www.eurotwirl2015.com.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - please visit the site regularly!

2014 European Cup Official Site

The official site of the 2014 European Cup is now live at http://www.europeancup2014.eu.

Tickets are now on sale and the website also includes hotel information, venue plan and information about Würzburg.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - visit the site regularly!

2014 World Championship Official Site

The official site of the 2014 World Championships is now live at www.worldbaton2014.com.

Tickets are now on sale and the website also includes hotel information, venue plan and information about Nottingham.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - visit the site regularly!

Twirl Nations Clinic 2019

Learn from the World's BEST at Twirl Nations 2019

2019 All-Star Staff for Twirl Nations

Seishi Inagaki - Japan
Jason Travers - France
Chiharu Tachibana - Japan
Danielle Zambito - Italy
Guilia Caporgno – Italy
Fabio Agaliati - Italy
Savannah Miller - USA

Date: August 7th, 2019  

Location: Zenith Metropole, Limoges, France
Time:  30 minutes after Semi-Finals of the day 
Cost: US $40.00 via WBTF Website by July 15th
          US $60.00 or €55.00 on-site.

The clinic is two hours beginning 30 minutes following the competition.  All of the classes will be repeated to give everyone the chance to experience two classes. 

Clinic Coordinator: Dale White, USA: Legendary twirling coach of many World Champions and the coordinator of the Twirl Nations Clinic.  Clinic Liaisons: Moto Tsuchiya, JAPAN; Paola DeMarchi, ITALY

NOTE:  On-site registration for the Twirl Nations Clinic will take place during regular registration hours on Sunday, August 4 & Monday, August 5.  There will be no registration period on the day of the clinic and those who have not pre-registered will not be allowed to enter. 

Register online at www.wbtf.org.    Click Here: https://www.wbtf.org/store/2019-twirl-nations-clinic

Online payment via PayPal in US funds only 
NOTE:  PayPal charges the following transaction fees to you:
Sales within the US: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction
International Sales: 4.4% plus $0.30 per transaction

NOTE:  If registering a group of athletes, please pay for the total number of registrations online, then fill out attached form with the name of the person responsible for payment and email a list of the names of those attending the clinic to [email protected]

2019 Twirl Nations Clinic

$40.00
197 slots available

WBTF ANTI-DOPING CODE

It is a condition of membership in WBTF that the WBTF Anti-Doping Code and all related procedures are accepted by all WBTF members and that all athletes, athlete support personnel and all other officials in WBTF are bound by these rules and procedures

Members of the WBTF accept and recognize the authority of the WBTF Anti-Doping Commission and the WBTF Anti-Doping Director.   The WBTF Anti-Doping Commission and the WBTF Anti-Doping Director are appointed by the WBTF Executive Board.  

THE CODE
The World Anti-Doping Code is the document that brings consistency to anti-doping rules, regulations and policies worldwide.

THE PROHIBITED LIST
Updated annually, the List identifies the substances and methods that are prohibited to athletes in- and out-of-competition.

Consult the 2019 Prohibited List:   https://www.wada-ama.org/en/content/what-is-prohibited

 

 

Download the 2019 Prohibited List:  https://www.wada-ama.org/en/content/what-is-prohibited
Read more about the Prohibited List:  https://www.wada-ama.org/en/content/what-is-prohibited

 

 

 

2019 WBTF POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL

Each file is important to the overall procedures of the WBTF.

The latest editions of each section will be uploaded as they are completed for 2019.

Please check back periodically.    Thank you.

2019 International Cup/Grand Prix Schedule

Updated March 19, 2019 - The updated schedule for the 2019 WBTF International Cup/Grand Prix is attached below.

Complete information for that competition is posted on the 2019 International Cup page.

2019 WORLD BATON TWIRLING DAY APRIL 10TH

The WBTF Athletes’ Commission aim to increase awareness and participation of our beloved sport of Baton Twirling world-wide by celebrating an annual World Baton Twirling Day!

2019 THEME

This year the theme is “the beat of my own drum.” It’s all about celebrating the individual style that you twirl with! Whether it’s ballet, street, contemporary, circus or just a whole lot of sass, in the lead up to World Baton Twirling Day we are celebrating your individuality, creativity and the freedom of artistry of our sport.

Keep an eye out for #thebeatofmyowndrum #worldbatontwirlingday nomination posts on social media from baton twirlers around the world and join in the fun!

APRIL 10th CELEBRATIONS

Make sure you sign up as a World Baton Twirling Day Participant to receive all the updates. This year’s updated exclusive music and routine coming soon!

How to participate:

  1. Spread the word and begin making your creative plans to video and celebrate
  2. Use the 2019 music and learn the framework of the official routine so we are all twirling together (remember to adjust the choreography to your own ability levels)
  3. Add your own beginning (32 counts) and end (16 counts) choreography to the routine to show the world your unique style and ability!
  4. Perform and video your routine in any creative way you choose (Remember to tell the media about it! See Media Release template on this page)
  5. Post your video on social media on April 10th and make sure you use the hashtag #worldbatontwirlingday

Join us and baton twirlers all over the globe coming together to spread the love of our sport. We look forward to celebrating our 3rd annual day with fellow twirlers around the world and making April 10th a day to remember via social media and traditional media.

HERE IS THE ROUTINE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5Id54LewZQ&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

HERE IS THE MUSIC!  

#thebeatofmyowndrum

2019 International Cup and Grand Prix Hotel Information

16 Host Hotels have been contracted in three zones:

  • Limoges Airport (1)
  • Limoges Center (8)
  • Limoges North (7)

For more information, including rates and room information, take a look at the Hotel Information Brochure attached below.

To inquire about availability, or to make a reservation, please contact the host committee by email, at [email protected].

The IBTF Stay To Play Policy is in effect for this competition. All athletes and coaches are required to stay at one of the host hotels.

2016 World Championship - Helsingborg, Sweden

Complete results of all events from the 2016 WBTF World Championship competition, held in Helsingborg, Sweden.

 

Women's Freestyle

Junior
Place FINAL    
1 Natsuki KAI Japan 82.4419
2 Mai KOYANAGAWA Japan 81.3261
3 Miyu TANIKAWA Japan 79.5358
4 Laney PUHALLA USA 75.2902
5 Anais CRAVIC France 70.1026
6 Mailys CAMUS France 69.6385
7 Ally DUDA USA 68.0315
8 Sara FAVERATO Italy 66.1028
9 Sophia  BARDEN USA 65.3038
10 Martina VERGANI Italy 62.1208
 
  SEMI-FINAL    
11 Sophie LIGHTHEART Canada 58.2590
12 Anna ZAFRA Spain 57.8708
13 Giorgia VETTORE Italy 57.7323
14 Juliette TANGUY France 55.7321
15 Amina EGAG Canada 52.9644
16 Danielle SKINNER Canada 52.0981
17 Eva MLAKAR Slovenia 47.0759
18 Tifanny PORTELA Switzerland 46.5224
19 Daša HAREJ Slovenia 45.6786
20 Aura GÜETO Spain 43.7188
 
  PRELIMINARY    
21 Chloe STEVENS Scotland 41.3839
22 Marina LICINI Switzerland 41.3080
23 Eilidh FRANCIS Scotland 40.6919
24 Nele EPPERLEIN Germany 40.2409
25 Amalie SANDVIK Norway 40.1026
26 Lia PASOTTI Switzerland 40.0178
27 Wilma BORGSHAMMAR Sweden 38.1652
28 Lisa STRID Sweden 37.4375
29 Holly BROOKER England 35.0758
30 Tara BYRNE Ireland 34.4196
31 Paula LOPEZ Spain 33.8794
32 Megan KERR Scotland 33.1698
33 Alida VAN WJINGAARDEN Norway 31.7813
34 Sara PERSSON Sweden 31.2546
35 Renae EDMUNDS Australia 31.1073
36 Aideen MCCANN Ireland 28.8526
37 Iris WISSE The Netherlands 27.6293
38 Lucy SWINDAIL England 26.1785
39 Sigrid SLETTVOLL Norway 23.6963
40 Nienke BERNHARD The Netherlands 22.5356
41 Bianca POWDITCH Australia 21.8261
 
Senior
Place FINAL    
1 Tomoe NISHIGAKI Japan 92.2238
2 Savannah MILLER USA 90.0792
3 Mizuki SAKO Japan 88.9329
4 Karrissa WIMBERLEY USA 86.8940
5 Yuna SEKI Japan 85.6102
6 Adaline BEBO USA 80.5103
7 Julee STEWART Canada 75.3440
8 Alexia DESSY France 71.7178
9 Ilaria INTERLIGI Italy 70.0412
10 Maša KOVAČ Slovenia 69.3341
 
  SEMI-FINAL    
11 Sabrina PEAN France 67.5609
12 Justine HOARAU France 64.4740
13 Živa KOVAČ Slovenia 60.2692
14 Giorgia FERRARESE Italy 59.9261
15 Jasmine RUNGE Canada 58.9558
16 Nicole JOHNSON Canada 57.3240
17 Elisa MATOZZO Italy 52.9120
18 Kirsty DUNCAN England 52.3345
19 Cindy BOTER The Netherlands 52.2345
20 Tamara VERSTEEGEN The Netherlands 45.9250
 
  PRELIMINARY    
21 Maiken STEFFENSEN Norway 47.3512
22 Marina MOLINA Spain 45.9225
23 Mandy DERKSEN The Netherlands 45.5891
24 Kristina HAUGSBØ Norway 44.7833
25 Camilla MYKLEBUST SKOG Norway 43.9298
26 Alessandra OSTINI Switzerland 43.6474
27 Sara PEČKAJ Slovenia 41.5526
28 Maria RIDELL Sweden 40.4834
29 Megan STEWART Scotland 37.9953
30 Beatrice EJDEMYR Sweden 36.3714
31 Jessica WHITBOURN England 35.9797
32 Louise OREST Sweden 35.2474
33 Amy WHEELER-SMITH England 34.4192
34 Aurélie AUBRY Switzerland 34.3370
35 Chloe-Marie McNAUGHTON Scotland 33.0500
36 Anastassia TSALOUKAS Australia 29.1369

 

Men's Freestyle

Junior
Place FINAL    
1 Keito IWABUCHI Japan 81.1510
2 Taisei SAKAMOTO Japan 74.7659
3 Kouta FURUNO Japan 62.3124
4 Salvatore ADERNO' Italy 61.3699
5 Noam GOMES France 59.5574
6 Davide SIDOTI OLIVO Italy 55.4271
 
  PRELIMINARY    
7 Nathan BOUCHEMAL France 56.3491
8 Yonatan ORLOV Canada 48.5991
9 Connor WATTERSON England 48.0677
10 Yann GARRIC France 45.6563
11 Cristian MATTURRO Italy 45.2864
 
Senior
Place FINAL    
1 Keisuke KOMADA Japan 98.2792
2 Jason TRAVERS France 84.8189
3 Hiroaki KAKIGI Japan 80.4563
4 Shohei KIDA Japan 79.6730
5 Raphael HERCOUET France 73.4021
6 Luca FASANO Italy 72.4917
 
  SEMI-FINAL    
7 Fabio AGALIATI Italy 68.2541
8 Tommy DELPORTE France 67.7582
9 Daniele ZAMBITO Italy 57.9082
10 Sjors HUISMAN The Netherlands 51.7624
11 Michael LOPEZ USA 50.1208
12 Richie TERWILLIGER USA 47.9501
 
  PRELIMINARY    
13 Roberto LICINI Switzerland 50.6793
14 Mathias LANGSETH ELIASSEN Norway 49.7709
15 Richard SPAAN The Netherlands 34.4543

 

Pair

Junior
Place FINAL  
1 Japan 82.0000
2 USA 64.4286
3 France 62.5000
4 Italy 59.2857
5 Canada 56.2857
6 Slovenia 44.0000
 
  PRELIMINARY  
7 Spain 48.5714
8 Germany 43.7143
9 Switzerland 36.5714
10 Norway 35.8571
11 Sweden 34.1429
12 Scotland 32.3571
13 Ireland 30.4286
14 Australia 27.6429
 
Junior
Place FINAL  
1 Japan 92.4286
2 France 85.8571
3 Belgium 66.1429
4 Italy 64.2143
5 USA 63.0000
6 Canada 59.1429
 
  PRELIMINARY  
7 Slovenia 57.2857
8 Switzerland 53.0000
9 The Netherlands 50.2857
10 England 47.4286
11 Norway 42.7857
12 Scotland 37.4286
13 Sweden 30.0000

 

Team

Place FINAL  
1 Japan 100.0000
2 USA 90.2222
3 France 80.3333
4 Canada 58.1111
5 The Netherlands 53.2222
6 Sweden 39.4444
 
  PRELIMINARY  
7 Switzerland 41.8333
8 Scotland 41.7222
9 England 41.6667
10 Italy 40.0000
11 Norway 36.1111

 

2018 World Championship - Kissimmee, USA

Complete results of all events from the 2018 WBTF World Championship competition, held in Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

 

Women's Freestyle

Junior
Place FINAL    
1 Laney PUHALLA USA 81.6500
2 Fubi TAKAHARA Japan 80.2395
3 Honon TAKAHASHI Japan 77.8980
4 Anaïs CRAVIC France 77.8605
5 Anju MATSUO Japan 77.5395
6 Ally DUDA USA 74.9730
7 Sophia BARDEN USA 74.8063
8 Alessia IGNELZI Italy 66.9355
9 Andréa GIANNONE France 66.7793
10 Paula MEGÍA Spain 62.7395
 
  SEMI-FINAL    
11 Mindy BOYER France 62.5500
12 Sarah DOHERTY Canada 62.2668
13 Beatrice GABRIELE Italy 61.0918
14 Marina LICINI Switzerland 60.2605
15 Danielle SKINNER Canada 59.5750
16 Amina EGAG Canada 59.3645
17 Eva MLAKAR Slovenia 57.2668
18 Valentina FERRETTI Italy 53.3980
19 Amalie SKEIDE SANDVIK Norway 53.0020
20 Paula LÓPEZ Spain 52.1145
 
  PRELIMINARY    
21 Alida VAN WJINGAARDEN Norway 51.7813
22 Renae EDMUNDS Australia 50.7625
23 Nora BAKKE KRISTENSEN Norway 49.8020
24 Eilidh FRANCIS Scotland 49.6730
25 Aura GÜETO Spain 49.3125
26 Maia MACLENNAN Scotland 47.2375
27 Eva BERANOVÁ Czech Republic 46.5333
28 Nerea FRAGA Switzerland 44.9500
29 Abbie DAVIDSON Scotland 43.7875
30 Lara SOLAZZO Switzerland 42.7625
31 Iris WISSE The Netherlands 42.7583
32 Lucija POLANČEC Slovenia 38.1770
33 Hanna PERSSON Sweden 35.3918
34 Felicia SJÖSTRAND Sweden 32.9668
35 Savannah REZAI Sweden 31.5500
 
Senior
Place FINAL    
1 Tomoe NISHIGAKI Japan 92.9542
2 Savannah MILLER USA 90.2583
3 Adaline BEBO USA 85.2167
4 Asami NAKAMURA Japan 84.9417
5 Yuna SEKI Japan 84.6250
6 Julee STEWART Canada 82.2833
7 Lexi DUDA USA 80.8417
8 Maïlys CAMUS France 75.4167
9 Justine HOARAU France 72.4750
10 Maša KOVAČ Slovenia 70.9167
 
  SEMI-FINAL    
11 Ilaria INTERLIGI Italy 70.8084
12 Juliette TANGUY France 69.7500
13 Jasmine RUNGE Canada 69.0083
14 Sara FAVERATO Italy 67.7917
15 Živa KOVAČ Slovenia 67.6750
16 Sophie LIGHTHEART Canada 65.2417
17 Chiara COLAFRANCESCO Italy 62.3000
18 Anna ZAFRA Spain 60.2250
19 Cindy BOTER The Netherlands 59.3333
20 Tifanny PORTELA Switzerland 51.3083
 
  PRELIMINARY    
21 Camilla MYKLEBUST SKOG Norway 53.9917
22 Mandy DERKSEN The Netherlands 53.4417
23 Chloe STEVENS Scotland 49.6167
24 Kelsey SMITS The Netherlands 48.6417
25 Kristina NØSTDAHL HAUGSBØ Norway 48.3083
26 Maiken STEFFENSEN Norway 45.0750
27 Yaël GUASCH CAZALLA Switzerland 42.9583
28 Jessica WHITBOURN England 41.3250
29 Wilma BORGSHAMMAR Sweden 40.6750
30 Megan STEWART Scotland 39.7000
31 Lisa STRID Sweden 38.5000
32 Sophie WOLFISBERG Switzerland 34.8750
33 Sara PERSSON Sweden 33.1417

 

Men's Freestyle

Junior
Place FINAL    
1 Keito IWABUCHI Japan 77.0985
2 Taisei SAKAMOTO Japan 73.0673
3 Genki YAMADA Japan 68.0328
4 Esteban FAYARD France 62.0453
5 Yann GARRIC France 60.4673
6 Rémi JUSSON France 50.6298
 
  PRELIMINARY    
7 Brandon ENNIS USA 43.4938
8 Gabriele CRISI Italy 36.6595
 
Senior
Place FINAL    
1 Shohei KIDA France 85.5208
2 Osamu SUZUKI Japan 83.6688
3 Raphaël HERCOUET France 77.9750
4 Issei TAKAHASHI Japan 76.3667
5 Luca FASANO Italy 76.0292
6 Noam GOMES France 71.6188
 
  SEMI-FINAL    
7 Clément BUISINE France 72.0375
8 D. Bower SARRA USA 67.5979
9 Salvatore ADERNO' Italy 66.3750
10 Michael LOPEZ USA 65.5583
11 Tim UDOVIČ Slovenia 62.5833
12 Yonatan ORLOV Canada 56.8813
 
  PRELIMINARY    
13 Roberto LICINI Switzerland 58.5167
14 Daniele ZAMBITO Italy 55.4333
15 Richie TERWILLIGER USA 54.5542
16 Sjors HUISMAN The Netherlands 46.2042
17 Richard SPAAN The Netherlands 42.9896
18 Eddie ENGLID Sweden 39.1750

 

Pair

Junior
Place FINAL  
1 Japan 69.6667
2 Italy 65.0000
3 France 63.3333
4 Canada 51.0000
5 Switzerland 47.3333
6 Spain 41.6667
 
  PRELIMINARY  
7 Norway 48.3333
8 USA 47.0000
9 Scotland 46.0000
10 Ireland 30.6667
11 Sweden 26.0000
 
Junior
Place FINAL  
1 Japan 93.0000
2 France 88.0000
3 Italy 84.3333
4 Spain 67.6667
5 USA 66.0000
6 Slovenia 64.3333
 
  PRELIMINARY  
7 Canada 55.0000
8 Norway 53.6667
9 Switzerland 48.6667
10 The Netherlands 48.0000
11 Sweden 43.6667
12 Scotland 42.6667
13 England 32.0000

 

Team

Place FINAL  
1 Japan 100.0000
2 Italy 83.6000
3 France 82.6000
4 USA 78.0000
5 Canada 74.8000
6 The Netherlands 54.8000
 
  PRELIMINARY  
7 Norway 46.4000
8 Scotland 43.0000
9 Sweden 39.8000
10 Switzerland 38.4000

 

Great Articles from MY TWIRL - TWIRL OUR WORLD

Great Articles from MY TWIRL - TWIRL OUR WORLD - Sept. 2018 

ENJOY!   And don't forget to visit https://www.musee-twirling.com

 

Historical Results

     
2019 International Cup
Limoges, France
Grand Prix
Limoges, France
2018 World Championship
Kissimmee, Florida, USA
 
2017 International Cup
Poreč, Croatia
Grand Prix
Poreč, Croatia
2016 World Championship
Helsingborg, Sweden
 
2015 International Cup
Abbotsford, Canada
Grand Prix
Abbotsford, Canada
2014 World Championship
Nottingham, England
 
2013 International Cup
Almere, Netherlands
 
2012 World Championship
Villebon sur Yvette, France
 
2011 International Cup
Jacksonville, USA
 
2010 World Championship
Bergen, Norway
 
2009 International Cup
Sydney, Australia
 
2008 World Championship
Limerick, Ireland
International Cup
Limerick, Ireland
2007 World Championship
Hamilton, Canada
International Cup
Hamilton, Canada
2006 World Championship
Rome, Italy
International Cup
Rome, Italy
2005 World Championship
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
International Cup
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
2004 World Championship
Osaka, Japan
 
2003 World Championship
Badalona, Spain
 
2002 World Championship
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
 
2001 World Championship
Villebon/Paris, France
 
2000 World Championship
Den Bosch, Netherlands
 
1999 World Championship
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
 
1998 World Championship
Villeurbanne, France
 
1997 World Championship
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
 
1996 World Championship
Genova, Italy
 
1995 World Championship
Geneva, Switzerland
 
1994 World Championship
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
 
1993 World Championship
Den Bosch, Netherlands
 
1992 World Championship
Paris, France
 
1991 World Championship
Padova, Italy
 
1990 World Championship
San Antonio, Texas, USA
 
1989 World Championship
Lausanne, Switzerland
 
1988 World Championship
Nagoya, Japan
 
1987 World Championship
Paris, France
 
1986 World Championship
Turin, Italy
 
1985 World Championship
Frankfurt, Germany
 
1984 World Championship
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
1983 World Championship
Milan, Italy
 
1982 World Championship
Tokyo, Japan
 
1981 World Championship
Nice, France
 
1980 World Championship
Seattle, Washington, USA
 

 

2019 European Championship Official Site

The official site of the 2019 European Championship is live at www.eurotwirl2019.com.

The website includes information about the event: Venue, Hotels, Practice, Tickets, Schedule and more.

The site will continue to be updated as the event approaches - please visit the site regularly!

Dutch Open 2019

Saturday June 8 – competition starts at 9:00   Dutch Open 2019

Sunday June 9 – competition ends at 15:00

The competition is open to all athletes from all countries and all organizations.

The rules and regulations of the WBTF will apply for this competition.

Location: Topsportcentrum Almere

Registration

The registration starts on the 1st of February 2019 and closes on the 5th of May  2019.
Further information follows asap. E-mail address for this competition:  [email protected]

Download the information below: 

 

Junior Short Program - Demonstration Video

This film has been produced to show the start and finish position for each element. The video has been done twice to show the grand jete and illusion on both the right and left leg.

The aim of the video for the Junior Short Program is only to demonstrate the starting position of each required element. The written description of the required element is the only correct interpretation.

Specification on the Required Element No 5:

Tendu L is count 8. Count 1: close the right foot into the 5th position relevé LF front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan McDilda Photography ... Capturing great moments at the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships!

THANK YOU to Dan McDilda Photography for capturing many great moments and also portraits at the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships. 

To purchase your very own copies of some incredible pictures from this week, please visit their website 

https://mcdildaphotography.photoreflect.com/store/storesearch.aspx

Like them on Facebook! 
https://www.facebook.com/McDildaPhotography/

 

 

Tri-Rahn Pictures ... Making the Livestream possible at the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships!

THANK YOU to Tri-Rahn Pictures for making the livestream possible for the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships. To purchase your very own copies of the incredible performances from this week, please visit their website: http://www.tri-rahnpictures.com/store/c4/WBTF_World_Competion_Order_List...

 

WC 2018 Results - Day 3

August 4, 2018 - The Semi-Final Round of the Junior/Senior Women's and the Senior Men's Freestyle competition completed today, as well as the Preliminary Round of the Team competition. All results are available below.

Star Line Baton Company

2014 World Championships

World Record Book

2016 World Championship

Thursday, August 1, 2013 to Saturday, August 31, 2019

Osamu Baton & Band Company

2014 World Championships, Premier

2015 International Cup, Premier

2018 Workd Championship

Thursday, August 1, 2013 to Thursday, October 31, 2019

XXXIV WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED!

The 34th World Baton Twirling Championships will be live streamed beginning August 1st with Opening Ceremonies to the culmination of the Closing Ceremonies on August 5th for all to watch FOR FREE!  You can watch the live stream on your computer or smartphone on our website (www.worldbaton2018.com) or by clicking on the links that will be posted on all of our social media accounts (be sure to like/follow @worldbaton2018 and @worldbaton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).  Past USA World Champions Jason Lee and Jonathon Burkin will be providing insightful commentary of the event, and you can interact with them and ask them questions using the chat feature.  All videos will be saved so that you can watch them again and share them with others!"

XXXIV WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED!

The 34th World Baton Twirling Championships will be live streamed beginning August 1st with Opening Ceremonies to the culmination of the Closing Ceremonies on August 5th for all to watch FOR FREE!  You can watch the live stream on your computer or smartphone on our website (www.worldbaton2018.com) or by clicking on the links that will be posted on all of our social media accounts (be sure to like/follow @worldbaton2018 and @worldbaton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).  Past USA World Champions Jason Lee and Jonathon Burkin will be providing insightful commentary of the event, and you can interact with them and ask them questions using the chat feature.  All videos will be saved so that you can watch them again and share them with others!"

1999 World Championships - Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Final Round results are shown below.

Junior Men
1 Shuichi Kawazu, Japan
2 Daisuke Yamashita, Japan
3 Keima Kojo, Japan
4 Bryce Gonzales, USA
5 Charly Luca, France
6 David Doyne, Ireland
    
Senior Men
1 Seishi Inagaki, Japan
2 Sébastian Dubois, France
3 Toshimichi Sasaki, Japan
4 Gregory Thinet, France
5 Jason Lee, USA
6 Brian Glisson, USA
     
Junior Women
1 Hollie Neilson, Canada
2 Hiroyo Ieno, Japan
3 Michelle Smith, Canada
4 Chelsea Bissonnette, Canada
5 Brittany Gillespie, USA
6 Yumi Susume, Japan
 
Senior Women
1 Noriko Takahashi, Japan
2 Chiharu Tachibana, Japan
3 Jenny Hannah, USA
4 Ellissa Johnson, USA
5 Kellie Donovan, USA
6 Natascia Annaloro, Italy
     
JUnior Pair
1 Neilson & Smith, Canada
2 Tanaka & Saito, Japan
3 Aime & LeVelly,France
4 Benedetto Mas & Girotti, Italy
5 Shelby & Meyer, USA
6 Bentick & Lane, Australia
 
SEnior Pair
1 Holliday & Tangjerd, Canada
2 Inukai & Horaguchi, Japan
3 Marcus & Marcus, USA
4 Bastier & Cannistra, France
5 Moronato & Trivellato, Italy
6 Altenburger & Catillaz, Switzerland
     
Team
1 Japan
2 France
3 USA
4 Canada
5 England
6 Australia
   
     
World Cup
1  
2  
3  
4  
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2018 WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPREHENSIVE MEETING & COMPETITION SCHEDULE

2018 WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPREHENSIVE MEETING & COMPETITION SCHEDULE HAS BEEN UPDATED TODAY, JUNE 28

Download the updated schedule here 

 

JULY 5 is the LAST DAY to book your hotel room at the Embassy Suites with the discounted rate for the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships! Reserve your room(s) today! https://www.worldbaton2018.com/hotels #worldbaton2018       USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO BOOK AT THE EMBASSY SUITES HEADQUARTERS HOTEL:   https://aws.passkey.com/e/49332312

 

 

ANNOUNCING THE FINAL SCHEDULE FOR THE WBTF EUROPEAN CUP

ANNOUNCING THE FINAL SCHEDULE FOR THE WBTF EUROPEAN CUP  

July 4-8, 2018   Dublin, Ireland 

The final schedule for the WBTF European Cup is available for download here.  

 

ANNOUNCING THE ORDER OF APPEARANCE DRAWING FOR COMPULSORIES & SHORT PROGRAM FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Order of Appearance Drawing for Compulsories and Short Program took place on line today, July 21st, for the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships. 

The drawing was conducted by Niklas Strid, Chief of Tabulation with the oversight of Sandi Wiemers, WBTF President and Paola DeMarchi, WBTF Technical Director, and in the presence of those technical advisors who attended the online conference.  

Copies of the drawing may be downloaded here.  

Tickets for the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships

Event Dates: August 2-5, 2018
Start Time: 9 AM - Doors Open: 8 AM


Tickets & Pricing:

Adult Tickets: (Age 12 + over)

August 2nd only =   $ 27
August 3rd only =    $ 32
August 4th only =    $ 37
August 5th only =    $ 45

Adult Package (Series) all 4 days = $ 130
Child Tickets: (Age 5-11)

August 2nd only =   $ 22
August 3rd only =    $ 27
August 4th only =    $ 32
August 5th only =    $ 42

Child Package (Series) all 4 days = $ 115

Children 4 and under are free


All Tickets are sold through TICKETMASTER and will be available for purchase on the TICKETMASTER Website beginning November 1, 2017. 

Click on this link: 

https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/2145670?_ga=2.265844111.1653843302.1...

Tickets may be picked up at the BOX OFFICE of Silver Spurs Arena anytime following purchase. 

(NOTE:  If you order tickets before January 2018, you can pick them up at the Winter Meeting.)

Box Office Hours

In Advance:
Monday through Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday (unless there is a ticketed event)

Types of Payment Accepted
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Will Call
Location: Box Office

Opens: Approximately 2 hours prior to event. Customer must present the actual credit card used for the purchase, a photo ID and Ticketmaster order number in order to receive tickets.

COMPULSORY SET DRAWING FOR JUNIOR FREESTYLE

COMPULSORY SET DRAWING FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FREESTYLE JUNIORS:

a. Junior Women – Set B
b. Junior Men – Set A

34th World Baton Twirling Championships - Official Costume Check & Music Test Schedule

Tuesday, July 31st and Wednesday, August 1st are the official costume check and music test days for the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships at Osceola Heritage Park Silver Spur Arena in Kissimmee, Florida.

Download the schedule here.

WBTF COACHES LEVEL I CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP UPDATE

WBTF IS DEVELOPING A COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM
THAT WILL CONTAIN FIVE LEVELS OF TRAINING/CERTIFICATION
TO BE PRESENTED OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD

THE 2018 FIRST COACH EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION – LEVEL 1

WBTF will host its first-ever Coaches Certification workshop on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida, USA at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Lake Buena Vista South. This Level 1 workshop is designed to train coaches on how to effectively develop quality twirlers from beginning to elite athletes.

There is no on-site registration for the workshop. YOU MUST Pre-register and pay by JUNE 15 through WBTF’s website. No late applications accepted.

The Level 1 Workshop will cover: Basic Fundamentals, Warm up, Class structure, and the Six Degrees Progression of Skills Program and Standard Solo

This program is perfect for athletes, coaches and judges to focus on basic technique, fluidity, and rhythm.

  • This is a V.I.S (Very Important Step): A reflection today to create quality for the adapted level
  • This is perfect for our coaches as the first step to help athletes develop a really strong foundation that will reflect all during the twirler’s competitive life.

Through this workshop, coaches have the opportunity to become a WBTF Level 1 Certified Coach, gaining professional recognition in your country.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 18 years and older
  • Coaching and good standing in country – recommended by the country
  • Must purchase the WBTF coaches training Program (150 US$) Package which includes the following materials to download as MP4 files or PDF:  Basic skills Certification Program, Standard Solo Routines, WBTF coaches Manual Demonstration Video (Basic Twirl), Warm up – Demonstration, WBTF promotional video file, and the WBTF coaches level 1 Manual
  • Attendees should be knowledgeable of the training program and familiar with the Six Degrees Program and Standard Solo

 

THE SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

  • MORNING SESSION with all participants to cover the importance of a coaches’ professionalism and responsibility, class structure, methods & tools for effective teaching, how to teach basic twirling, basic terminology, anatomy and the importance of warm ups
  • AFTERNOON SESSION with two different group sessions running simultaneously:
  1. The EDUCATION SESSION
    1. For coaches who have never used the system and who are only attending the workshop for education only
    2. The 6th and 5th degrees, elements and Standard Solo 1will be covered
  • The CERTIFICATION SESSION
    1. For coaches who wish to be certified and who want to teach their athletes with the WBTF Coaches Level I Training Program
    2. From the test,
      1. Coaches who score from 70% to 84% overall in the testing will become WBTF CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL COACHES and eligible to participate in the Level 2 education / certification.
      2. Coaches who score more than 85% or more overall in the testing will become WBTF CERTIFIED COACHES CLINICIANS

 

CERTIFICATION TESTING:

Testing for certification involves a written multiple-choice test, a practical exam on examples of proficiency for each degree, for elements and for standard solo, along with some live demonstration regarding teaching skills.

Important:  WBTF members countries who use all portions of this program:

  • Your coaches are expected to attend this workshop if they want to have WBTF certification.
  • They are not expected to purchase the Training Program again.
  • They are only required to pay the clinic fee.

Cost to Register on WBTF Website for the WBTF Coaches Level 1 Workshop:

Go to the WBTF Store to complete registration and payment

2018 WORLD BATON TWIRLING DAY APRIL 10TH

World Baton Twirling Day English
World Baton Twirling Day Japanese
Monde Baton Twirling Day Journee Francaise

The WBTF Athletes Commission aim to increase participation and awareness of our beloved sport of baton twirling world-wide by celebrating an annual World Baton Twirling Day!

In 2018, the theme is FLASHBACK – it’s all about remembering our favourite baton twirling moments in the lead up to April 10th!
Keep an eye out for the Flashback nomination posts on social media from baton twirlers around the world and join in the fun!

Make sure you sign up as a World Baton Twirling Day participant here to receive all the updates

How to participate:
1. Spread the word and begin making your creative plans to video and celebrate
2. Use the 2018 music and learn the official routine so we are all twirling together
3. Add your own beginning (32 counts) and end (16 counts) choreography to the routine to show the world your unique style and ability!
4. Perform and video your routine in any creative way you choose (Remember to tell the media about it! See Media Release document below)
5. Post your video on social media on April 10th and make sure you use the hashtag #worldbatontwirlingday

Join us and baton twirlers all over the globe coming together to spread the love of our sport. We look forward to celebrating our 2nd annual day with fellow twirlers around the world and making April 10th a day to remember via social media and traditional media.

 

OFFICIAL 2018 ROUTINE

This can also be downloaded in MP4 format below.

OFFICIAL 2018 MUSIC

Our exclusive World Baton Twirling Day music has been refreshed for 2018! You can stream it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-802777059/world-baton-twirling-day-2018

Or here:

Audio iconDownload WorldBatonTwirlingDay2018.mp3 (2.16 MB)

An MP3 that you can download is available file below.

 

 

 

Founders

The following individuals have been instrumental in inaugurating and developing the World Baton Twirling Federation:

  • John Kirkendall/USA - Founding President
  • Jack Crum/USA - Founding Member/Organizer
  • Peppino Giamminola/Italy - Founding Member/Organizer - First Vice President of the WBTF/1978; WBTF Honorary Member
  • Aiko Takayama/Japan - Founding Member; WBTF Honorary Member
  • Jurgen Ernst/Germany - WBTF Treasurer (1983-1993); WBTF Honorary Member
  • Chet Jones/USA - instrumental in developing Compulsory Moves
  • Ann Bittenbender/USA - Chair of the Technical Committee (1979 to 1987)
  • George Walbridge/USA/Star Line Baton Company - Developer and Organizer
  • Ken Sasser/USA/International Teachers Institute - Organizer
  • Tom Veenendall/USA - World Record Book Editor (1985 to 1996)
  • Lynda Garland/Canada - WBTF President (1983 to 2008)
  • Star Line Baton Company Inc., President and CEO, Jack Crum/USA
  • Frances Whitley/USA – WBTF Technical Vice Chair (1992 to 2005)
  • Paola DeMarchi/Italy - WBTF Technical Chair (1992 - present)
  • Jackie Stewart/USA - WBTF Judges Chair (1992 - present)
  • Sandi Wiemers/USA - WBTF Vice President (2000-2008)  WBTF President (2008 - present)
  • Paul Rutten/Netherlands - WBTF Treasurer (1993- present;  World Record Book Editor (1996 - present)

The first World Baton Twirling Championships were held in Seattle, Washington in 1980. Renowned coaches of our early Gold Medalists, who had a vision and made that vision become a reality through the development of Freestyle are:

  • Jerry Alvarez
  • Ann Bittenbender
  • Cecelia Cruz McLean
  • Michael Cruz
  • Maureen Johnson
  • Chet Jones
  • Alan Kramer
  • Annette Odello
  • Maxine Papadopoulos
  • Bonnie Webber
  • Dale White
  • Frances Whitley

The W.B.T.F. introduced an “Honorary Member” Program in 1991. This prestigious award has been presented to the following individuals:

  • Peppino Giamminola, Italy
  • Aiko Takayama, Japan
  • Jurgen Ernst, Germany (deceased in 2002)
  • Jack Crum, USA
  • Pastor Noble Chet Jones, USA
  • Frances Whitley, USA
  • Lynda Garland, Canada
  • Jean-Claude Steiner, France
  • Maureen Johnson, Canada
  • John Kirkendall, USA
  • Bernadette Doyne, Ireland 

 

History

Origins

Baton twirling is a sport involving the manipulation of a metal rod with the hands and body to a co-coordinated routine.  Competitive Baton Twirling encompasses the manipulation of a metal rod (baton) and the performer's body to a coordinated program of skills set to music. . It is considered a sport and contains many disciplines such as: 1 Baton Twirling, 2-Baton Twirling, 3-Baton Twirling, Artistic Twirl, Freestyle Twirling, Pair Twirling, Teams and Artistic Group.    

There are many varieties of disciplines – including the majorettes who perform at a lower level of difficulty utilizing drill routines while manipulating the baton.  The baton is an instrument constructed of steel with rubber ends similar in consistency to a vehicle tire.  It weighs approximately ½ pound and is anywhere from 18-32 inches in length.  The athlete uses a baton that is sized to the length of their arm from the shoulder to the tip of the fingers.  It is weighted and balanced for air dynamic flow.

The distinguishing fundamental characteristics are:

  • Handling of the baton instrument to create visual images, pictures and patterns, executed with dexterity, smoothness, fluidity, and speed, both close in and around the body and by releasing the baton into the air.
  • Expression of the body through dance and movement to create a demonstration of strength, flexibility, physical fitness, beauty, aesthetics, and harmony in coordination with the manipulation of the baton.
  • The incorporation of acrobatic movements adapted to baton twirling to create additional elements of risk and excitement.

The discipline requires the simultaneous blending of these fundamental characteristics all set to music, utilizing time and space to display both technical merit and artistic expression in creating a total package for the viewer’s eye.

The origin of Baton twirling is unknown. It may have started in Eastern Europe and Asia at dance festivals where the goers used knives, guns, torches and sticks to twirl with and toss. The "activity" progressed into the armies of some countries which twirled with rifles during marches. When the army was parading, they added a rifle twirler to the front of the marchers. The rifle was then switched for a "mace". The mace was much larger than the batons of today and imbalanced. They are still used by some marching bands and parades nowadays. The mace barer or "drum major" twirled the baton while leading the army or band. This was very popular in the United States following World War II with the American Legion Bands and the Fireman’s Bands.  In the early part of the century, twirlers were mostly boys and men - because the batons were very heavy.  

The maces were altered for easier twirling and now resemble the batons of today. They were given smaller ends of light rubber, made from hollow light metal and balanced to give accuracy to the twirler.  This lead to the involvement of females "majorettes" and the progression of twirling that resulted in the of the lightening and balancing of the baton.  In the late 1930s the "majorette" made her debut,.when band directors decided to increase the audience appeal of the marching band by adding a baton twirler or two. The role became so popular that high school girls all over the country wanted to participate. Shorter, lighter batons continued to developed for the rash of feminine twirlers springing up. Through the '40s, '50s, and '60s, more and more girls became majorettes. The involvement of girls and young women made twirling a more graceful, artistic form of self-expression than it had ever been before.

In the middle of the 1950s incorporated baton twirling associations in the United States began to develop. The associations organized baton competitions on both state and national levels. Two of the largest U.S. associations today are the United States Twirling Association (USTA) and the National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA). Both hold national competitions every year and officiate at competitions at local state and regional levels. 

By the 1960's, twirling the baton evolved from just being "majorettes" who marched with bands and performed at half-time of American football games into a competitive sport in the United States and later began to develop in other parts of the World in the following decades.       

While many member countries have their own national organizations, the World Baton Twirling Federation governs the sport of baton twirling on an international level for its member federations.

WBTF History

The increasing popularity of the sport of baton twirling throughout the world brought about the formation of the WORLD BATON TWIRLING FEDERATION (WBTF). An organizational meeting in London, England in 1977 brought together the leaders of the baton twirling organizations from many countries around the world. The founding President of the WBTF was Mr. John Kirkendall, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.

At that meeting, the WBTF was formed to develop, encourage, and standardize the sport. With the spirit of international cooperation which characterized the London meeting, the second meeting was held in the Canary Island in 1978 at which time the By-Laws of the Federation were approved and discussion of international rules of competition were debated by the representatives.

As a prelude to the first World Competition, the WBTF conducted the first World Demonstration of Baton Twirling on March 31, 1979, in the beautiful setting of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. An estimated crowd of 10,000 spectators watched as athletes performed complicated routines with precision and grace.

In October of 1979, the Federation representatives met in Paris, France to finalize all plans for the first WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF BATON TWIRLING, bringing together teams of twirlers from ten countries to compete in a spirit of healthy, athletic competition. The United States Twirling Association, Inc. hosted the first World Championships in Seattle, Washington in 1980. Each successive year, one member country has hosted the championships.

Affiliate Membership was established for new and developing countries to allow close affiliation with the Federation before moving up to Provisional Membership, which then allows these new countries additional involvement prior to obtaining full membership status in the Federation. Some of the major accomplishments made over the years include the following:

  • 1991 - the Official WBTF Constitution was signed by 14 member countries with a complete set of By-Laws and Rules and Regulations.
  • The main events at the first World Baton Twirling Championships were Freestyle and Compulsory Moves. Two new events were introduced: Teams (1981) and Pairs (1993). In 2005, a Short Program replaced the Compulsory Moves for the Senior Men and Women’s divisions.
  • New age classifications were introduced for world-class competition to ensure fairness and equality.
  • Provisional Membership and Affiliate Membership were added to encourage growth and participation of new countries.
  • 2005 – The very first International Cup was hosted by the USTA in St. Paul, Minnesota. Events offered at the International Cup are: 1-baton, 2-baton, 3-baton, Team and Group. Age divisions: Junior (12-16); Senior (17-20); Adult (21 and over). Number of participants for Team (6 to 8 members); Group (10 to 20 members). Alternates: maximum 2 for Teams and Groups. The WBTF also introduced a Level A and a Level B for all events to assist new member countries. Guidelines were established for Level B events.
  • International Clinics taught by coaches from around the world are offered to all athletes following world competition.
  • A standardized Judges’ Training Program and Master Exam was established for all WBTF disciplines and events.
  • A standardize Coaches Training Program and certification is available for all coaches. 
  • Many member countries have been granted official sports recognition by their National Sports Governing Body and by their National Olympic Committee.
  • Baton Twirling was presented to the public for the first time as a “promotional sport” at the 1993 World Games in The Hague, Netherlands.

The WBTF is committed to the ideals of democracy, fairness, and honesty; its Board of Directors work on long-range projects and oversees specific focus areas. The Technical and Judges’ Committees have standardized the sport of baton twirling through extensive testing and development.

Twirlers, coaches, judges, and parents look to the WBTF World Championships as the epitome of baton twirling excellence.

The World Baton Twirling Record Book, sponsored by Star Line Baton Company Inc. and the WBTF provides photographs, text and complete competition results for previous World Baton Twirling Championships and the International Cup, plus it also provides other articles and history of the WBTF.

We all know that the era of pleated mini-skirts and high-stepping parade marchers as baton twirlers has diminished and that baton twirling has progressed to a physically demanding, world class sport. Baton twirling has developed into a multi-faceted sport for everyone - children, adolescents, and adults. It is a great sport for recreation, school groups, community organizations, and, of course, competition.

But baton twirling is not only a sport - it is also an art. It is an art because it requires style and beauty, and a sport because it combines intense coordination to keep the baton in motion while the body moves in a graceful manner, all the while incorporating dance moves, gymnastic maneuvers, and music interpretation demanding a high level of concentration and physical exertion. In addition, baton twirling promotes sportsmanship and a competitive spirit. Baton twirling as a competitive sport encompasses the physical stamina and agility of gymnastics and dance, the artistic expression and beauty of figure skating and ballet, and the technical skill of all these sports combined.

Baton twirling has truly become a sight to behold - an entertaining and exciting sport to perform and watch. Baton twirling has become a great sport and a great activity for boys and girls, and men and women.

Participating in the sport of competitive baton twirling has given many athletes the change to learn about discipline, perseverance, frustration, uncertainty, pain, victory, even defeat. Baton twirling gives the athlete an opportunity to achieve, to feel a sense of self-esteem and personal accomplishment, and to learn about setting and attaining goals. The World Baton Twirling Championships and International Cup allow our athletes to meet new friends, learn about different cultures, and represent their country in a spirit of patriotism at the most prestigious baton twirling championships with dignity and pride.

The World Baton Twirling Federation is composed of devoted leaders, the friendly baton twirlers, and the most dedicated and supportive parents. Member countries of the WBTF believe in their organization and its ideals. The leaders of the WBTF devote their lives to an acknowledged cause - the growth and development of competitive baton twirling as a recognized sport with the promise of fair competitions for all the athletes. We hope that the sport of baton twirling will expand over all continents, so that one-day, the Sport of Baton Twirling will receive Olympic recognition.

The First World Championships

The first World Baton Twirling Championships were held in 1980 in Seattle, Washington, USA with athletes from ten countries of the World Baton Twirling Federation competing in three divisions: Junior Women, Senior Women and Men.

At this event, all three World Champions represented the United States of America:

  • Junior Women: Bonnie Palacious
  • Senior Women: Pam Harris
  • Men: Michael Cruz

Historical results from all of the WBTF World Championships and International Cup competitions are found in the Results section of the website.

For a pictorial history of the first World Baton Twirling Championships, please view the document attached below.

PDF icon1980_Picture_Story_of_1st_World_Championships_-_Seattle_WA._USA.pdf

Central Florida Sports Commission

2018 World Championship

Monday, January 1, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018

International Baton Twirling Federation

International Baton Twirling Federation

Sunday, August 31, 2014 to Monday, December 31, 2018

World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations

World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 to Monday, December 31, 2018

WBTF COACHES LEVEL I CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

WBTF IS DEVELOPING A COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM
THAT WILL CONTAIN FIVE LEVELS OF TRAINING/CERTIFICATION
TO BE PRESENTED OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.

Below is the Information from the WBTF ETC coaches Education Series.

COACHES EDUCATION
YEAR Certification Twirl Nation
2018 Coaches Level 1 Standard Solo Construction
2019 Coaches Level 2 (Solo, 2B, 3B) Choreography, Music, Design, AE
2020 Coaches Level 3 (AT & Freestyle) Team Design
2021 Coaches Level 4 (Pairs team and group) Compulsories and SP
2022 Master coaches’ certification Performance - How to maximize your athletes’ musicality and performance ability

1. THE 2018 FIRST COACH EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION – LEVEL 1

WBTF will host its first-ever Coaches Certification workshop on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida, USA.  This Level 1 workshop is designed to train coaches on how to effectively develop quality twirlers from beginning to elite athletes.

The Level 1 Workshop will cover:  Basic Fundamentals, Warm up, Class structure, and the Six Degrees Progression of Skills Program and Standard Solo

This program is perfect for athletes, coaches and judges to focus on basic technique, fluidity, and rhythm.
• This is a V.I.S (Very Important Step): A reflection today to create quality for the adapted level
• This is perfect for our coaches as the first step to help athletes develop a really strong foundation that will reflect all during the twirler’s competitive life.

Through this workshop, coaches will become a WBTF Level 1 Certified Coach, gaining professional recognition in your country, and the potential to be recommended by the WBTF for future coaching opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS
• 18 years and older
• Coaching and good standing in country – recommended by the country
• Must purchase the WBTF coaches training Program (150 US$) Package which includes the following material:
o Basic skills Certification Program – MP4 file
o Standard Routine Video – MP4 file
o WBTF coaches level 1 Manual (PDF file)
o WBTF coaches Manual Demonstration Video (Basic Twirl) – MP4 file
o Warm up – Demonstration Video – DVD image
o WBTF promotional video – DVD image

• Attendees should be knowledgeable of the training program and familiar with the Six Degrees Program and Standard Solo
• Cost to Register on WBTF Website for the WBTF Coaches Level 1 Workshop:
o 25 US dollars. Education only
o 35 US dollars for certification.

There will be 3 plans offered concerning this workshop:

1)  Education only on 6th and 5th degrees,
2)    Certification on all of the degrees
3)    Team choreography / Artistic expression during Twirl Nation Clinic 
      

Testing for certification involves a written multiple-choice test, a practical exam on examples of proficiency for each degree, for elements and for standard solo, along with some live demonstration regarding teaching skills.   

Coaches who wish to test and receive certification will be classified according to their score.

WBTF INTERNATIONAL COACHES:

The title of WBTF LEVEL 1 INTERNATIONAL COACH will be given to participants scoring between 70% - 84% overall.
• Receiving world level recognition = WBTF Level 1 Certified Coach
• Eligible to participate in the Level 2 education / certification.

WBTF MASTER COACHES:

The title of WBTF INTERNATIONAL COACH LEVEL I CLINICIAN will be given to participants scoring between 85% or higher overall.
• Certified to teach the Level 1 Workshop to coaches all over the world in the name of the WBTF.
 
 Important:

For countries who already have a national certification on level 1 of the Six degrees and Standard Solo routines, WBTF will consider granting them WBTF LEVEL 1 INTERNATIONAL COACH CERTIFICATION if a national diploma can be provided.  This is only valid for Japan, Italy and Germany who use this teaching program in their national system.  

However, to become a WBTF LEVEL 1 INTERNATIONAL COACH CLINICIAN, you must take part in the exam, and score 85%, or above.

The Application for this workshop will be available soon!!

WBTF Coaches Manual - Level II

The WBTF Level II Coaches Training Manual, January 2016 revision. A PDF version of this manual will be available as a downloadable file from your account on the WBTF website after you have made your purchase.

This manual contains the following major sections:

  • Section 1: Dance Basic
  • Section 2: Physical Basic/Gymnastics
  • Section 3: Competition Events
  • Section 4: Solo
  • Section 5: Two Baton
  • Section 6: Three Baton
  • Section 7: Artistic Twirl
  • Section 8: Artistic Pair
  • Section 9: Compulsories
  • Section 10: Short Program
  • Section 11: Music Basic
  • Section 12: General Freestyle Concept
  • Section 13: Individual Freestyle
  • Section 14: Pair/Team/Group Events
  • Section 15: Pair
  • Section 16: Team/Group
  • Section 17: How to Practice
  • Section 18: Interviews
  • Section 19: Glossary of Terminology
  • Section 20: Basic Twirl – Release and Receptions

All materials in the WBTF Level II Coaches Training Manual are the property of the World Baton Twirling Federation. This program, like many valuable WBTF programs, has been developed over several years and by utilizing the talents and resources of a variety of dedicated judges, twirling advocates, along with materials from our member federations, too.

Your purchase from the WBTF Store grants you a single-person license to use these materials. Copying or duplicating any of the material in the WBTF Master Judges Manual is expressly prohibited. Your ethical support of this effort by NOT COPYING OR NOT REPRODUCING these materials for others is respectfully requested.

$35.00

2017 International Cup - 2Baton Final Round Results

August 12, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Levels A and B in the the 2Baton event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

August 14, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Level Elite have been added below.

September 29, 2017 - Corrected results posted for 22_Tabulation IC Adult Women's 2-Baton B_final and 25_Tabulation IC Adult Women's 2-Baton A_tab_for_final_full2

2017 International Cup - Artistic Twirl Final Round Results

August 12, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Levels A and B in the the Artistic Twirl event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

August 14, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Level Elite have been added below.

2017 International Cup - 3Baton Final Round Results

August 12, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Levels A and B in the the 3Baton event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

August 14, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Level Elite have been added below.

2017 International Cup - Solo Final Round Results

August 12, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Levels A and B in the the Solo event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

August 14, 2017 - Results from the Final Round of Level Elite have been added below.

Order of Appearance - Sunday August 13

August 11, 2017 - The set system for Sunday, August 13 is attached below.

Order of Appearance - Saturday August 12

August 11, 2017 - The set system for Saturday, August 12 is attached below.

2017 International Cup - Artistic Twirl Preliminary Round Results

August 10, 2017 - Results from the Women's and Men's Preliminary Round of the Artistic Twirl event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

August 11 9:50 am - Results for Women's Artistic Twirl Level B Junior (12-14) have been revised.

2017 International Cup - 3Baton Preliminary Round Results

August 9, 2017 - Results from the Women's and Men's Preliminary Round of the 3Baton event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

Aug 10 5:48 am - Results for Junior Women's B and Senior Women's A have been revised.

2017 International Cup - Solo Preliminary Round Results

August 9, 2017 - Results from the Women's and Men's Preliminary Round of the Solo event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

7:53 pm - Results for Adult Women's B and Junior Women's A have been revised.

2017 International Cup - 2Baton Preliminary Round Results

August 9, 2017 - Results from the Women's and Men's Preliminary Round of the 2Baton event at the 2017 International Cup are attached below.

WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF THE WBTF INTERNATIONAL CUP!

Watch the LiveStream of the WBTF International Cup, August 9-13, 2017 in Poreč, Croatia 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChx9MUyYdDq6VjPB4RAtmNA/live

 

 

 

 

 

2017 WBTF European Championships Results

July 2017 

2017 WBTF European Championships Results available for download here. 

Jackie Inglis Gillies

unknown Scotland

In Memory of
Jackie Inglis Gillies
June 7, 2017
Glasgow, Scotland

Honorary Member of WBTF, serving on the WBTF executive as Secretary for many years. She was a charter member of WBTF; a Fellow, Honorary Member and Past President of Scottish Baton Twirling Association and a great twirling ambassador.

Jackie taught dance and baton twirling to hundreds of students in Scotland.

Ken Sasser

US United States

In Memory of
Kenneth Richard Sasser
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 9, 1935 - April 24, 2017

He is survived by his brother, William Sasser, his sister Mary Elizabeth Kingsley, and his partner of 49 years, Robert De Camillo.

Ken Sasser was instrumental in inaugurating and developing the World Baton Twirling Federation.    

He is one of our legends and masters who laid the foundation of excellence in our sport and traveled the World and through the years visiting over 45 countries, and half of the United States. He was also an avid fan of tennis.

He was one of nine children of Percey and Lenora Sasser.  He was born in Atmore, Alabama; grew up in Pensacola, Florida, and moved to south Florida in 1964.  He was renowned in the field of baton twirling, and was the first president of the international twirling teachers institute. He was an accomplished ballet dancer and was soloist for the Fort Lauderdale Civic Ballet Company.

 

2017 WBTF International Cup Drawing for Order of Appearance

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The 2017 WBTF International Cup Drawing for Order of Appearance was conducted today online by Niklas Strid, Chief of Tabulation for the competition, along with WBTF officials, Sandi Wiemers, Jeff Johnson, and Paola DeMarchi.  

Attached for download you will find official drawings for all categories and age divisions. 

 

WBTF European Championships Schedule Program Updated June 10, 2017

Download the official detailed program for the European championship and the sessions for official photos.

You can find them attached here for your convience; they will also be published on the official website of the event (http://www.eurotwirl2017.com/).

The athletes and VIP parties will be on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m at Le Robinie hotel.
We have already pre-checked with all hotels that dinner can be served until 10/10:30 p.m (depending on the hotel) for all the delegations that would like to have dinner as well after the parties. Each delegation can arrange that directly with your hotels.

I kindly ask all delegations to be on time for their official photo session in order to not delay the opening ceremony.

I'm looking forward to meet you soon at the European Champioship!

Best Regards
Concetta Murgia

 

NEWS FROM ITALY ABOUT THE ATHLETES PARTY & VIP RECEPTION !

We are pleased to inform you that the WBTF European Championships party for athletes and VIP will take place at the Hotel Le Robinie on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

The meeting is scheduled for 19.45 with animation and light dinner at 20.00. The conclusion is expected around 21:00/21:30.
For a better organization, please confirm the presence of your delegation ([email protected]) by June 26, specifying the number of Athletes, Coaches and VIP participating.


An access pass will be given for each confirmed participant and access to the party will only be allowed to pass holders.

Thank you!
Barbara Benedetto Mas


Federazione Italiana Twirling - Segretario Generale
C.F.: 05589560019 - P.Iva 12930280156

 

Catering Proposal for the 2017 European Championship

To take advantage of this offer, delegations can contact directly the catering staff before 27 June 2017:

[email protected]

Payment can be done directly on delivery (only by cash).

2017 World Baton Twirling Day Feedback

The inaugural World Baton Twirling Day was a huge success. The WBTF Board of Directors extends its thanks the Athletes' Commission and, in particular: Joyce Van der Locht, Anastassia Tsaloukas, Adi Bebo, Jennifer Marcus and Alycia French.

The Athletes’ Commission has prepared a short survey to gain feedback on ideas to make the next World Baton Twirling Day even bigger and better.

We hope you will take a few minutes to complete the Feedback - it is available in English, French and Japanese.

Announcing the 2017 TWIRL NATIONS CLINIC!

THE TWIRL NATIONS CLINIC FLYER IS ATTACHED FOR DOWNLOAD!

Visit the WBTF Store to register.

TWIRL NATIONS CLINIC 2017

International Cup Coatia - Saturday, August 12th

US $40.00 for everyone who pre-registers online via WBTF Website by July 15th.
US $55.00 or €60.00 if registering on-site at the International Cup

This 2-hour clinic begins 30 minutes following the the Awards Ceremony for Level B & A athletes. (An approximate starting time will be announced in late June).

All of the classes will be repeated to give everyone the chance to experience two classes.

Our ALL-STAR Coaching Staff

This is the ULTIMATE Coaching Staff assembled. This Staff represents the ‘best of the best” and will be sharing their material and expertise with YOU! This truly is a RARE opportunity to experience this much QUALITY in one clinic.

The classes cover ALL aspects of a comprehensive baton twirling curriculum and will surely appeal to ALL athletes and coaches of ALL levels.

  • ALEXANDRA BOISSINOT and BERTRAND ROYER, France, will present PAIR twirling like you’ve never seen it before. Both are truly ICONIC in the world of twirling and have been instrumental in creating the French styling that is emulated worldwide today.
  • GINNETTE GROOME, USA, returns once again to share her THREE BATON expertise. Known as the world’s “guru of three baton” this will be a class for all juggling twirlers.
  • SEISHI INAGAKI, Japan, will amaze you with his skill of TWO BATON combinations. Needing no introduction, just saying “Seishi” and you know you’re getting the “best of the best” from this gold medalist and SUPERSTAR.
  • MONICA LEE, USA, the ultimate stylist and movement expert will delight with her ARTISTIC TWIRL combinations. Monica’s choreography is fresh, fun, and fabulous!
  • MAUREEN JOHNSON, Canada, will be conducting a special Coach’s Class on SOLO ROUTINE CONSTRUCTION. This class is geared to give coaches a clear perspective on how to construct a solo routine, an event that is becoming crucial for twirlers’ development. Maureen is a true MASTER so all coaches will not want to miss her Master Class.
  • CHIHARU TACHIBANA, Japan, former world champion and “world class diva of baton” will deliver her twirling “pizazz” while offering outstanding EXPRESSIVE TWIRL COMBINATIONS. Learn her methods for style and class!
  • DANIELE ZAMBITO, Italy, joins our staff this year for the first time. Known as an exceptional freestylist, Daniele will be teaching BODY AND BATON COMBINATIONS applicable for freestyle, solo twirling, and even artistic twirl. Come experience his characteristic charisma.

KEN SASSER

WBTF has received notice of the passing of Ken Sasser.  

KENNETH  RICHARD SASSER

Born November 9, 1935 -  passed away April 24, 2017

He is survived by his brother, William Sasser, his sister Mary Elizabeth Kingsley, and his partner of 49 years, Robert De Camillo.

He was one of nine children of Percey and Lenora Sasser.  He was born in Atmore, Alabama; grew up in Pensacola, Florida, and moved to south Florida in 1964.  He was renowned in the field of baton twirling, and was the first president of the international twirling teachers institute, and instrumental in the the world federation of baton twirling. He was an accomplished ballet dancer and was soloist for the Fort Lauderdale Civic Ballet Company.
He traveled the World and through the years visited over 45 countries, and half of the United States. He was also an avid fan of tennis. 

Memorial service at the Sunshine Cathedral 1480 S.W. 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33305 on May 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the sunshine cathedral.

WORLD BATON TWIRLING DAY - From the Athletes Commission

A Message from Secretary of WBTF Athletes Commission and Team USA Athletes Representative:
Adaline Bebo, Secretary, WBTF Athletes Commission

We are preparing to celebrate this wonderful “sport” in the inaugural, and biggest baton twirling social media event, forever to be known as: April 10th - World Baton Twirling Day!

The Athletes Committee has learned so much this year about organizing the incredible ideas that we first brainstormed last August at our meeting in Sweden. I think the most powerful lesson we have learned is communication. Somehow, we have managed to make it happen amidst language barriers, different time zones, crazy busy life schedules (I emphasize the words crazy and busy!

What does matter, is what we do this week to prepare! We can do this by pushing hard and starting today for the success of World Baton Twirling Day (WBTD) 2017. In doing so, we can provide another validating resource used to enrich our members and communities, and advance the sport of baton twirling.

To members of All Baton Twirling Organizations:

The day is approaching and with it, an amazing step forward in the name of progress. I am so proud of what we have accomplished, and more than honored to call myself one of the founders of the Inaugural World Baton Twirling Day under your direction. With that being said, I issue this challenge to all of you, and anyone that we can inspire to take this pledge, regardless of organization, ability, or limitations:

Leaders Take the Pledge Below and Follow Directions to Meet Plan Objectives:

  • I pledge to make every effort in making the first World Baton Twirling Day a successful event for our sport!
  • I pledge to start a 7 (or 4,5,6,) day social media campaign starting on April 3rd (or adjust date) and leading up to WBTD on the 10th. An example would be instructional and inspirational posts that lead others to accomplish participation through education and awareness like sharing the demonstration video or official music with an explanation.
  • I pledge to provide clear and easy direction to promote inclusion for all those who wish to participate because as I have learned - this is the barrier that blocks success.
  • In order to do this, I pledge to provide materials that promote our goal to include: Official music link, Official Basic Routine, Instruction and Encouragement, to assist member and public participation.
  • I pledge to spread awareness of the steps we need to accomplish our final goal which include the following guidelines of participation.

 

PARTICIPANT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make your best effort to learn the basic routine to the music provided or adjust to your own level of ability.
  2. Once you have learned the basic routine, next add an 8 to 16 count section of your own unique material to individualize your experience.
  3. Start the official music and perform your routine (basic plus uniquely you) a few times until you think you have it.
  4. Identify which method of video (cellphone, movie camera, other) that can easily upload to the social media outlets where you have the most followers. If you don’t have social media, camera, or knowledge - ask around or network with a group who does - please feel free to reach out for help from any of us!
  5. Now you are ready to make a video starring you, or even better, anyone you can recruit to learn this routine and perform it for the camera!  The more the better - Make this fun and memorable!
  6. SO ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR VIDEO? Yes - if you have learned the routine and freestyled a little of your best stuff to the official music and/or gathered your friends, family and anyone who wants to give it a try (or even just cheer you on) - then now you are ready to support this important cause!
  7. Make your video and own it! Commit to this cause, don’t hold back! Make a mistake? Everyone loves Bloopers - blend it into the fun! Anything and everything is good because when passion is the input, then success will be the output.  I will love anything you post because you make the difference when all is said and done!
  8. Take Action and Post Your Video Anytime on April 10th, 2017 to bring awareness to baton twirling on the first ever World Baton Twirling Day. #WorldBatonTwirlingDay
  9. April 10th: Prepare to be Amazed! We have so much in common with more people than we think! Now, we have increased that number and are changing the future for baton by letting people know who and where we are!
  10. To leaders and participants: If you are already doing these things, then I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Volunteer time is often squeezed in and amongst our hectic lives. The little details count and I hope these last minute instructions are what you need to make this experience fun, memorable, and worthwhile.

Thank You for your contribution to the sport of Baton Twirling!

2017 Pan Pacific Cup Elite Category Finals Results - Day 3

Sunday, January 15

2017 Pan Pacific Cup Elite Category Finals Results - Day 3 

Here are the results for the Elite Category Finals in 2-Baton, 3-Baton, Solo, Artistic Twirl and Artistic Pairs and the Finals of all Teams & Groups

Congratulations to all !  

 

 

 

2017 Pan Pacific Cup Open Category Finals Results - Day 2

2017 Pan Pacific Cup Open Category Finals Results - Day 2 

Here are the results for the Open Category Finals in 2-Baton, 3-Baton, Solo, Artistic Twirl and Artistic Pairs 

2017 Pan Pacific Cup - Order of Appearance Set System for the Elite Finals & Teams/Groups for Sunday, January 15

Pan Pacific Elite Finals and Team/Group Finals - January 15  

2017 Pan Pacific Cup - Order of Appearance Set System for the Elite Finals & Teams/Groups  for Sunday, January 15

Following the exciting Awards ceremonies on Sunday the results of the Open or Elite Finals will be posted.

Until then.........   stay tuned!   

 

2017 Pan Pacific Cup - Order of Appearance Set System for Saturday, January 14

2017 Pan Pacific Cup - Order of Appearance Set System for Saturday, January 14 

Attached is the download of the Set System for Day 2 - 

Open Category Finals for 2-Baton, 3-Baton, Solo, Artistic Twirl, and now also includes Artistic Pair  

 

2017 Pan Pacific Cup Results - Day 1

We will be posting the results as we receive them from the 2017 Pan Pacific Cup in Stockton, CA. USA , January 13th-15th.  

Here are the results for Day 1 - Friday, January 13th

2005 World Championships - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Final Round results are shown below.

Junior Men
1 Keisuke Komada, Japan
2 Dan Komura, Japan
3 Cory Archer, Canada
4 Kota Kuranaka, Japan
5 Drew Abramson, USA
    
Senior Men
1 Seishi Inagaki, Japan
2 Toshimichi Sasaki, Japan
3 Shuichi Kawazu, Japan
4 Jason Lee, USA
5 Michael Harris, USA
6 Adam Gates, Australia
     
Junior Women
1 Tomoe Nishigaki, Japan
2 Yu Kondo, Japan
3 Ayako Kawano, Japan
4 Chelsea Russell, USA
5 Alexa Bourdage, USA
6 Danielle Cobb, USA
 
Senior Women
1 Chiharu Tachibana, Japan
2 Akemi Kimura, Japan
3 Jenny Hannah, USA
4 Yumi Iijima, Japan
5 Jennifer Marcus, USA
6 Kendra McAtee, USA
     
Junior Pairs
1 Matsushita/Yamaguchi, Japan
2 DeConza/Zuech, USA
3 Corbey/Gaunt, England
4 Ryan/Shay, Canada
5 King/Thorne, Australia
6 Graham/Cunningham, Scotland
 
Senior Pairs
1 Izumi/Kawazu, Japan
2 Lee/Lee, United States
3 Berry/Hart, Canada
4 Ball/Cooper, Australia
5 Hewitt/Sones, England
6 Doyne/Sexton, Ireland
     
Team
1 USA
2 Japan
3 Canada
4 Australia
5 England
6 Ireland
   
     
World Cup
1 Japan
2 USA
3 Canada
4 England
5 Australia
6 Scotland
   

 

2017 European Championships - Information Bulletin

Venue, Transfers and Accommodation information for the 2017 European Championships in Busto Arsizio, Italy.

2017 Pan Pacific Drawing for Order of Appearance

The Pan Pacific Order of Appearance Drawing was conducted on line, Monday, December 5th by Carol Benz, WBTF Registrar. 

Attached please find the results.

Karen Cammer, WBTF Pan Pacific competition director, is now in the process of completing the set system.  

WC 2016 Results - Day 3

August 13, 2016 - The Semi-Final Round of the Junior/Senior Women's and the Senior Men's Freestyle competition completed today, as well as the Preliminary Round of the Team competition. All results are available below.

WC 2016 Orders of Appearance - Day 3

August 12, 2016 - The Orders of Appearance for the Semi-Final Freestyle competition in Junior Women, Senior Women and Senior Men divisions are available and are attached below.

WC 2016 Results - Day 2

August 12, 2016 - The Preliminary Round of the Men's and Women's Freestyle competition completed today. All results are available below.

(Note that Jr Men Preliminary Recap is revised from what was distributed in the arena)

ANNOUNCING THE 2016 WBTF EUROPEAN CONVENTION

 

Dates:  September 3 & 4, 2016 

Location:  IFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Crawley, England 

Guest Clinicians: 

Mark Nash, United States 

Jason Travers, France 

Ilaria Interligi, Italy 

Tihomir Bendelja, Croatia 

Coaches & Judges Clinicians: 

Jo-ann Robertson, England 

Jean Michele Ruelle, France 

Clinic Cost is:  70

Registration closes soon!  Enter now

The form: http://wbtf.com/convention/

The information: http://wbtf.com/convention/Information%20Convention/

 

WC 2016 Orders of Appearance - Day 2

August 11, 2016 - The Orders of Appearance for the Preliminary Freestyle competition in Junior Men, Junior Women and Senior Women divisions are available and are attached below.

(Note that Sr Men Freestyle Prelim Order has been revised)

Getting To Know Poreč

The video below shows the Poreč area and competition venue.

WBTF Master Judges Workshop - Mon. Jan 16 – Tues. Jan 17, 2017 - Stockton, California

WBTF Master Judges Workshop - Mon. Jan 16 – Tues. Jan 17, 2017 - Stockton, California

In conjunction with the Pan Pacific Cup!

Information and application form is attached.   

 

Announcing the 2017 IBTF Grand Prix and WBTF International Cup in Porec, Croatia

The Croatian Twirling Federation will be hosting the 2017 Grand Prix of Baton Twirling and 9th World Baton Twirling International Cup in the beautiful city of Poreč and the Istria region.

Visit this website for further information:   www.twirl-internationalcup2017.com

Announcing the 2016 Coaches & Judges Forum

The WBTF will hosting a coaches and judges forum on Monday, August 8th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  (19:00-21:00) at the Helsingborg Arena.   All participating coaches and judges in the World Championships are to be present for this meeting.  

Attached is the Agenda for the meeting. 

 

ANNOUNCING THE LIVE STREAM OF THE 2016 WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIPS beginning Thursday, August 10th.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors, Star Line Baton Company and Osamu Band & Baton Company for help to sponsor the Live Stream!

The live stream will be found at the start page of http://worldbaton2016.com/where there is a green button for download of information today.

We will host the live stream at Bambuser. This will give you great possibilities to watch the championships over and over again after the event has ended.

We are broadcasting all four days: 
Compulsories and Short Program, Freestyle, Pairs and Team

Thanks to the Helsingborg Arena Infotainment System we will share results live as well to provide you with the feeling that you are actually there.

The Live stream will be accompanied with updates on our Facebook and webpage.

The goal of the WBTF and SBTF is to provide world class baton twirling globally to everyone who can not attend our competition in Helsingborg Arena, Sweden.

This is a free broadcast brought to you by the World Baton Twirling Federation, the Swedish Baton Twirling Federation and our Premier Sponsors, Star Line Baton Company and Osamu Band & Baton Company.

Welcome to join WBTF Worldbaton 2016 online!

Attached please find the Time Schedule for the Championships. 

 

 

2016 WC Order of Appearance

July 18, 2016 - Revised Orders of Appearance for Jr Women, Sr Women and Sr Men have been posted. These changes reflect:

  • USA Athlete names have been provided for Jr Women and Sr Women
  • Withdrawal of one athlete in the Sr Men division

June 13, 2016 - The Order of Appearance for the 2016 World Baton Twirling Championships was drawn Monday, June 13 by online video conference.

The Orders for Jr Women and Jr Men Compulsories, Sr Women and Sr Men Short Program, Jr Pair Preliminary, Sr Pair Preliminary and Team Preliminary are attached below.

Based on the official entries, rounds will be held as follows:

Junior Women Compulsory Moves Preliminary Freestyle Semi-Final Freestyle (20) Final Freestyle (10)
Junior Men Compulsory Moves Preliminary Freestyle   Final Freestyle (6)
Senior Women Short Program Preliminary Freestyle Semi-Final Freestyle (20) Final Freestyle (10)
Senior Men Short Program Preliminary Freestyle Semi-Final Freestyle (12) Final Freestyle (6)
Junior Pair   Preliminary Pair   Final Pair (6)
Senior Pair   Preliminary Pair   Final Pair (6)
Team   Preliminary Team   Final Team (6)

 

Updated Information about the 2017 Pan-Pacific Cup

April 29, 2016 - The updated information package for the 2017 Pan-Pacific Cup has been distributed (attached below).

A few notes:

  • No national qualifier is required to attend the Pan-Pacific Cup. Participation is open.
  • The competition will be held at the Stockton Arena, in Stockton, California.
  • The event is planned as a 3-day competition, January 13 2017 - January 15 2017. This is subject to change, depending on entry commitments.
  • This location was used for the 2014 USTA National Championships.
  • All participants are required to stay at one of the Sponsoring Hotels (Hilton Stockton, University Plaza Waterfront Hotel).

The events being offered at the 2017 Pan-Pacific Cup:

  • Solo
  • 2Baton
  • 3Baton
  • Artistic Twirl
  • Artistic Pair
  • Team
  • Group (the new WBTF event)

Download the information now! 

Announcing the 2017 Grand Prix

The 2017 Grand Prix will be held in August 5-6, 2017 in Poreč, Croatia - with the Opening Cermony held on August 4. The Grand Prix compeitition is sponsord by the International Baton Twirling Federation - a partnership of the WBTF and the WFNBTA (World Federation of National Baton Twirling Assocations). It is a competition where competitors from both organizations compete in Solo, Two Baton and Team events.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. The 2017 Grand Prix shall be open to athletes who are members of the organization whose Association/Federation are members of the World Baton Twirling Federation and the World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations.  All athletes must hold a valid passport (or a valid National Identity Card, for European nations) in their own name from the country he/she represents as proof of their citizenship.
  2. Certified judges from both the World Baton Twirling Federation and the World Federation of National Baton Twirling Association will judge 2017 Grand Prix and will utilize their federation’s judging system.
  3. Each federation will determine how the athletes will be selected to compete in the Grand Prix.
  4. Age divisions are determined by the athletes' age as of August 31 2017 (inclusive).

 

EVENTS, AGE DIVISIONS & LEVELS

The Events and Levels offered at the 2015 Grand Prix shall be as follows:

Solo One Level Junior, Senior, Adult
Two Baton One Level Junior, Senior, Adult
Team One Level One age division only

Junior: 13-17

Senior: 18-21

Adult: 22 and over

 

NUMBER OF COMPETITORS ALLOWED PER FEDERATION

Solo 3 athletes in each age division per federation
Two Baton 3 athletes in each age division per federation
Team 1 team per federation

If a country has only one federation (either WBTF or WFNBTA) they may elect to bring 6 athletes in each age division in Solo and Two Baton and 2 Teams.

Men and Women will compete in separate divisions for Solo and Two Baton.  Therefore, there will be a total of 6 Solo categories (Junior/Senior/Adult in Men’s/Women’s) and also a total of 6 Two Baton categories (Junior/Senior/Adult in Men’s/Women’s).   No alternates or reserve athletes are permitted.

Attached please find the rules and regulations for the 2017 Grand Prix. 

 

For further information contact: 

2016 WBTF European Cup Results

June 10, 2016 

Click Here to see Day #4 the Final results from the 2016 WBTF European Cup 

http://eurocup2016.fftwirling.fr/index.php/fr/competition/resultats

 

Set A - C1

Enter Score

2014 World Championships - Nottingham, England

Final Round results are shown below.

Junior Men
1 Taisei SAKAMOTO, Japan
2 Raphael HERCOUET, France
3 Luca FASANO, Italy
4 Ryoma NAKAHARA, Japan
5 Davide SIDOTI OLIVO, Italy
6 Jumpei SENKO, Japan
    
Senior Men
1 Keisuke KOMADA, Japan
2 Jason TRAVERS, France
3 Kazuhiro OGAMI, Japan
4 Jonathan BURKIN, USA
5 Tihomir BENDELJA, Croatia
6 Daniele ZAMBITO, Italy
     
Junior Women
 1 Mai KOYANAGAWA, Japan
 2 Mizuho UTSUGI, Japan
 3 Mei MIYAGI, Japan
4 Lexi DUDA, USA
5 Anais CRAVIC, France
6 Mailys CAMUS, France
7 Trina CATTERSON, USA
8 Chiara COLAFRANCESCO, Italy
9 Laney PUHALLA, USA
10 Giulia DAMIANO, Italy
 
Senior Women
 1 Tomoe NISHIGAKI, Japan
 2 Karrissa WIMBERLEY, USA
 3 Yuna SEKI, Japan
4 Jennifer MARCUS, USA
5 Asuka TAKAHASHI, Japan
6 Jenny HANNAH, USA
7 Justine HOARAU, France
8 Margherita ROCCHETTI, Italy
9 Kiera WEST, Canada
10 Silvia TARABBIA, Italy
     
Junior Pair
1 KIHARA Yuka & KAI Natsuki, Japan
2 FASANO Luca & COLAFRANCESCO Chiara, Italy
3 (tie) DUDA Lexi & NOBLE Erin, USA
TANGUY Juliette & BEN SEGHIR Afia, France
5 DIETRICH Heather & MUYARD Brittany, Canada
6 CESNIK Hana & KODERMAC Aneja, Slovenia
 
Senior Pair
1 BURKIN Jonathan & NUGENT Melissa, USA
2 KIDA Shohei & HIRAI Yumeno, Japan
3 HONORINE Agathe & HONORINE Fanny, France
4 AGALIATI Fabio & ITALIA Federica, Italy
5 HERMANS Steffi & PAPS Zoë, Belgium
6 KOVAČ Maša & KOVAČ Živa, Slovenia
     
Team
1 France
2 Japan
3 USA
4 Italy
5 Canada
6 Belgium
   
     
World Cup
1 Japan
2 France
3 USA
4 Italy
5 Canada
6 Switzerland
   

 

Lynn Johnson

AU Australia

A Tribute to Lynn Johnson, Australia

Lynn passed away on 11th May from cancer.

Lynne started her twirling life as an athlete. She was a member of the St George Drum Majorette’s who performed at the half time show for the St George Rugby League Team (football). She regularly performed to packed stadiums. She had a passion for baton twirling and when she began coaching, she encouraged one of her own athletes to travel to the United States to learn more about the sport. It was through Lynn's vision, encouragement and hard work that baton twirling in Australia began to grow and develop.

Lynn was instrumental in forming the New South Wales Baton Twirling Association, which she led for many years. Under her leadership in 1979 she led a small group of other passionate twirling administrators, bringing them together from around Australia to form a national twirling body, which was called the Australian Baton Twirling Association. She was President of the National Association for over 10 years. It was during this time, she had the vision for Australian twirlers to become part of the World Federation to help boarder their view of the sport and encourage them to even greater heights and opportunities. Over the years she welcomed many international athletes and coaches into her home, continually dedicating herself to the development of the sport.

She never gave up the dream for Australian athletes to become the best they could be by working hard, challenging themselves and to learn from others. She loved baton twirling!

It was through her encouragement and vision that Australia hosted the 2009 International Cup. She led a very dedicated team of people to host the event. From the early 1960’s when the sport was just developing to 2014 (which was her last World Championships) she was involved in some way with the sport of baton twirling in Australia. Her legacy, knowledge and contribution to the sport of baton twirling in Australia is unmatched.

She is survived by her husband Ken, three children Sonia, Stuart and Sharon, and her adoring grandchildren William, Mia, Sophie, Ella.

Lynn Johnson, pictured above with the late Leonie Frazier, former Technical Advisor of the ABTA, at the 1987 World Championships in Nagoya, Japan.

Lynn Johnson - Australia

We are sad to inform the worldwide baton twirling community that Lynn Johnson, Australia lost her battle with cancer and passed away, May 12th. Lynn was very instrumental in the development of baton twirling in Australia. Our prayers go out to her family.

2016 European Cup Music Test Draw

February 1, 2016 - Paola DeMarchi, WBTF Technical Chair, today announced the result of the Music Test draw for the 2016 European Cup, to be held in La Roche-sur-Yon.

Specific times will be communicated to countries closer to the competition date.

  Tuesday,
July 5
Time
(Minutes)
  Wednesday,
July 6
Time
(Minutes)
1 France   1 Italy  
2 Spain   2 Croatia  
3 England   3 Slovenia  
4 Hungary   4 Switzerland  
5 Belgium   5 Ireland  
6 Scotland   6 Sweden  
7 Norway   7 Germany  
8 Netherlands        

 

2016 World Championships Music Test Draw

February 1, 2016 - Paola DeMarchi, WBTF Technical Chair, today announced the result of the Music Test draw for the 2016 World Championships, to be held in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Specific times will be communicated to countries closer to the competition date.

  Tuesday,
August 9
Time
(Minutes)
  Wednesday,
August 10
Time
(Minutes)
1 Sweden   1 Scotland  
2 Croatia   2 Norway  
3 USA   3 England  
4 Brazil   4 France  
5 Germany   5 Italy  
6 Spain   6 Japan  
7 Switzerland   7 Canada  
8 Belgium        
9 Slovenia        
10 Ireland        
11 Netherlands        
12 Australia        

As approved at the 2013 Winter Board Meeting, countries will be required to pay a facility rental fee for their music test time and they also can choose to forfeit their music test time.

Countries must indicate, no later than June 15 if they will or will not be using their allocated music test time. Countries must also indicate if they are interested in obtaining additional time if it becomes available.

Any time slots that are not used will be allocated to other interested countries. The final schedule, and invoices, will be sent out to the countries by June 22.

Compulsory Set Draw for the 2016 World Championships

February 1, 2016 - Paola De Marchi, WBTF Technical Chair, today announced the result of the compulsory draw for the 2016 World Championship, to be held in Nottingham, England. At the 2016 World Championships, athletes in the Junior divisions shall perform:

Junior Women: SET A
Junior Men: SET B

 

Good luck to all athletes competing at the 2016 World Championships!

2016 WBTF CARIBBEAN CUP - Fort de France, Martinique

The competition will take place at the Sports Hall of Lamentin near the airport of Fort de France.

 

The provisional program is as follows:

- Tuesday, 25 October 2016: Workshop Technical Twirling (with Jean Michel Ruelle)

- Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - afternoon: Dance Workshop with teachers from Cuba

- Thursday, October 27, 2016 morning: Fitting the room

- Thursday, 27 October 2016 - afternoon: Workshop Technical Twirling + VIP party

- Friday, October 28, 2016 - morning: Dance Workshop with teachers from Cuba

- Friday, October 28, 2016 - Evening: Opening ceremony with stilts, Cuba show and demonstration of  athletes International FFTB

- Saturday, October 29, 2016: COMPETITION

- Sunday, October 30, 2016: COMPETITION

- Monday, October 31, 2016: Departure

 

COMPETITION WILL BE THE INTERNATIONAL CUP EVENTS 

    Solo /  Two Baton  /  Three Baton  /  Artistic Twirl /  Artistic Pairs  /  Plus  Trios * (will use Artistic Twirl music)

    Team  /  Group

1)  Age Divisions for Individual Events at the Caribbean Cup

     Cadet  0-11 /  Junior 12-17  /   Senior 18-21  /  Adult  22 +  

2)  Caribbean Cup Categories:

     C Level  /  B Level  /  A Level  /  Elite Level

     The WBTF IC Content will be used Restrictions happy with addition of restrictions for C Level.

     (See attached)

 

ALL PAN-AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE including North America, all Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central and South America

  The entry form for individuals and groups directors is attached.   This is for anyone or group directors not associated with one of the WBTF Caribbean Federations. 

  Moe informaiton will updated soon!  

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS FROM WBTF RUSSIA

Moscow Open Baton Twirling Championship 

Moscow Open Championship held February 6, 2016.

In the championship was attended by more than 200 athletes from different cities of Russia. The following groups were represented:

1. "Istra" hands. Bykova Lily, Bykova Polina (Istra)

2. "Take a step" hands. Yakushina Anastasia (Moscow)

3. "Modern" hands. Grishniaia Nadegda (Moscow)

4. "Astra" hands. Brezhneva Elena (Tula)

5. "Rhythms of the city," the hands. Gurieva Natalia (Dobryanka)

6. "CSKA-Prime", the hands. Fatkulova Rosa (Moscow)

Traditionally, the Moscow Championship was awarded the national prize in the field of dance art «National Awards» on the basis of 2015 from the All Russian Baton Twirling Federation.

The winners of the awards were:

1. "The best team of the year" - National collective "Istra", heads Bykova Lily, Bykova Polina  (Istra)

2. "Best Coach of the Year" - Natalia Gurieva, head of the team "Rhythm City"  (Dobryanka)

3. "Best referee" - Peregudova Nadegda (Kolomna)

4. "Discovery of the Year" - a team of "Astra", the head of Brezhneva Elena (Tula)

5. "For contribution to the development direction of" Sports Majorettes "- a team of" Modern ", the head of Grishniaia Nadegda (Moscow)

Congratulations and thanks to everyone for their contribution to our common cause!

Also, the winners of special nominations were determined by the results of the judges of the Championship:   "Golden Baton" - Solozobova Tatiana ("Istra" team)

Official site: http://russiasport.su/news/news_post/proshedshiy-otkrytyy-chempionat-moskvy-po-mazhoretkam-i-tvirlingu-sobral-sportsmenov-iz-raznykh-regionov-rossii

2016 WBTF European Cup

The WBTF European Cup - July 7-12, 2016 

At the Vendespace in the heart of West France. 

Information is now online at: 

http://eurocup2016.fftwirling.fr/index.php/en/

 

Stockton Arena and Area

The map below shows the relative locations of the 2017 Pan-Pacific Cup competition venue (Stockton Arena) and the host hotels (Hilton Stockton and University Plaza Waterfront Hotel).

 

Marie-Ange BRILLET - France

Dear friends,

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of Marie-Ange BRILLET, historical figure of our discipline and the French Federation, which occurred last Sunday.

I think especially worth felt by her relatives and many friends.

Marie-Ange was still licensed to our Federation. She would have turned 70 in September.

Her funeral will be held on:

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00
at Saint Pierre d'Arena Nice (behind the Negresco)
Paroisse St-Ambroise
80, Rue de France
06000 NICE
Such. 04 93 88 20 31

After the National Federation of Majorettes de France (FNMF), in 1967 she won the first championship dexterity and was at the initiative of creating "Stick and Majorettes" the first French magazine Twirling.

She then published several books on the art of the stick:
- The Code of perfect majorettes in 1969
- Thanks and technology in 1978
- Developments and choreography for sets of majorettes In 1978

First Technical Director of the National Federation of Majorettes de France, it contributed greatly to lay the technical foundations of Baton Twirling today.

Marie-Ange participated in the creation of the French Federation of Majorettes (FFM) May 27, 1972 and was elected to the Executive Committee.

She then helped create our Federation (FFTB) on 14 and 15 January 1978 in Biarritz. Member of the Management Board, she assured the Directorate of Majorettes Revue Magazine.

In 1982, she was appointed Vice-President of the National Technical Commission, responsible for International Championships. As such it frames with Christine BEL and D. NOCIAR, the first team of France of our Federation.

As Professor Federal, she then toured France for many technical and choreographic workshops allowing clubs where she intervened to get many championship titles in France.

Marie-Ange has contributed to the writing of many beautiful pages of our discipline and Federation. For us to do that the following are worthy and respectful of her teachings.

Jean Patrick ROUSSET
President of the French Federation of Baton Twirling

 

News from France!

NEWS FROM FRANCE! 

The FFTB league in the Paris Area produces a magazine about Baton Twirling that is published four times a year (each quarter).  Enjoy!  

http://fr.calameo.com/read/004617947061a34ee685c

   

 

Peppino Giamminola

Peppino Giamminola

September 6, 1927-September 8, 2015

The world of Baton Twirling is saddened to learn that Peppino Giamminola, WBTF Honorary Member and past president of the Federation Twirling Italia (FITW) has passed away.

Another ICON in our sport is gone.  I will always have great respect and fond memories of this wonderful man who did so much to help with the development of baton twirling, not only in Italy, but all around the world.

I will share with you just a little brief insight into some of his major contributions ……

Sandi Wiemers, WBTF President       

The origins of the World Baton Twirling Federation and of the Baton Twirling

Homo Mundus Minor said the Roman philosopher Severino Boezio: Man is a world in miniature and this small but huge world, in our opinion, doesn't only refer to ideas and achievements of his present time, but also everything that tells about his past, as well as the experiences of men lived before him and passed on to future generations. Man's life consists not only in actions and ideas which are useful to the present and the future, but that are interwoven with memories. The memories of events personally experienced will be the topic of the WBTF origins. 

This memory serves to reveal the importance of Peppino’s ideas!

The first international meeting of the representatives coming from seven nations was held in London on

August 10, 1977.  It was promoted by Mr. Ken Sasser, President, ITII {International Twirling Teachers' Institute) and by Mr. George Walbridge.  England, Scotland, the USA, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Japan were present.  During that first meeting the Italians Mr. Giamminola made a proposal to change the concept on the figure of majorettes (that was supposed to be a beautiful young girl to entertain the audience) to be considered as an athlete, a gymnast who did physical exercises with the interpretative skills of the artistic and rhythmic gymnastics along with the use of a tool called twirling baton.

With evident satisfaction this concept was accepted and approved by all present. The meeting established a few basic points: preparing an appropriate statute, involving twirling technicians to prepare a technical regulation, increasing the number of participating nations and setting a second meeting in April 1978 {Canary Islands).

So it happened and the following year, in the Isle of the Great Canary, the leaders of Japan, USA, France, Belgium, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Italy approved the first statute and regulation prepared by some technicians. It was also decided to organize a first non-competitive event called Open to be held in Italy, in Abano Terme and Venice in the spring 1979. Last but not least the first Federal Board was appointed. The members were: President, the American Lawyer Mr. John Kirkendall; Vice President, the Italian Mr. Peppino Giamminola; Secretary, the Scottish  Mrs. Audry Montgomery; Treasurer, the American, Mr. Jack Crum; Deputy Secretary Treasurer, the Japanese Mrs. Aiko Takayama.

The first meeting took place April 1st, 1979 in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. To the astonishment and enthusiasm of the large public {how many tourists!) in Piazza San Marco, a new exciting sport event was held. Among the founders great emotion was evident as they were aware that the dream expressed two years before in London had come true.

The WBTF meetings followed one another with a steady rhythm starting from the one held in Abano:

October 1979 in Paris, Seattle August 1980 (in this beautiful city on the Pacific the first completion on a trial basis during and together with the U.S. Championship) and gradually all others so far until today!

The article below tells you much about this man and how well respected he was…

Oleggio condolences for the death of Peppino Giamminola

OLEGGIO, ITALY •  On Saturday, September 6th, Peppino Giamminola celebrated his 88th birthday. Smiling, affectionate, as always next to his beloved wife, Rita.  This morning the news of his sudden death. Peppino Giamminola not only loved his city, but for Oleggio really made much over the years. Reminds the mayor Massimo Marcassa: "The news we received this morning and really caught us by surprise. He had just celebrated 88 years. Peppino was one of those figures who have shaped the history of Oleggio; its commitment to the world of sport and in the Federation of twirling, especially, brought great prestige to the city. It is part of that generation of people who have left a visible groove in the history of Oleggio. It 'was an active part of public life, the activities and the social, cultural and sports. A great loss. I like to remember the events of his ever-present Oleggio, always close to his wife Rita: quetso also another example of the weight of this person and his wife. A beautiful picture of family which serberemo always a pleasant memory. "

Giamminola

President of the Italian Federation twirling, Giamminola brought the sport at the highest top of the world. A passion for sport which, combined with the civic, has created a leading figure in the panorama of the city and not only. Therefore, the administration is already "seriously considering a clear recognition that gives the opportunity to preserve the memory of Peppino".

Even Senator Elena Ferrara recalls that "in Oleggio, twirling athletes and companies led to important sporting results on the national and international scene, is part of the city's identity, a point of reference for the children, for their growth and education, a passion for so many generations. For this the oleggesi and Italian sports mourn today the loss of an outstanding sportsman, Joseph Giamminola and weep also, with his authority, his great humanity. The ongoing commitment of "Peppino" passes by the dedication and passion with which the ASD Gymnastics Twirling Oleggio transmits and inclusive educational values ​​of sport for young athletes, coming to engage in time generations. A legacy that necessarily deserves to be collected, from the proximity of the community to Rita Gallarate, Joseph's wife, with whom he shared a great love for the sport. This story studded with victories can only continue with new challenges and renewed goals that in our hearts we will dedicate to him. "

The funeral will be held Thursday, September 10 at 15 in the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul.

ITWIRL15 Innovations in Twirling An Educational Expo for coaches, athletes and parents

All baton twirling coaches, athletes, parents and other twirling enthusiasts are cordially invited to iTwirl15, a first of its kind educational expo that will be held October 10-11, 2015 in Bowie, Maryland.

“This is one of the most exciting things to happen in the sport of baton twirling in many years,” said John Chamberlain, president of the United States Twirling Association (USTA), which is sponsoring the event. “iTwirl15 will excite you, inspire you and provide you with a wealth of ideas, information, tips and techniques that will empower you to take your twirling to the next level.

“It will also give us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, share ideas and help grow the sport of baton twirling,” Chamberlain added.

iTwirl15 is open to coaches and twirlers at all levels and from all twirling organizations. It will feature a wide variety of classes taught by renowned experts from the U.S. and guest instructor Toshimichi Sasaki from Japan.

Coaches, athletes and parents can register for the full weekend or single day sessions. Just use the iTwirl15 registration link to register now!

iTwirl15 Registration

Or use the paper registration form here.

Please note, paper registration forms must be received by October 1.

There are never enough educational opportunities in the sport of baton twirling, especially for the twirling coach and judge,” said Kathy Forsythe, iTwirls15 director. “We want to know how to teach that new roll successfully, create innovative flip series, and choreograph with a flare.  iTwirl15 will enable twirling professionals to better their coaching skills and stay on the cutting edge. This headline event will energize and inspire coaches and athletes as the 2016 twirling season begins.”

There will be classes for coaches who work with recreational and competitive twirlers, a session on the best way to teach rolls to help athletes become successful rollers, classes focusing on choreography and compelling routine construction, how to use technology as a coaching aid and a special session on how to use social media and other methods to grow your baton twirling business.

There will be classes for all levels of twirlers on all modes of twirling; aerials, rolls and contact material, as well as classes on multiple batons, and baton and body/dance combinations.

Parents will enjoy sessions focused on how to best support their competitive athlete as well as how to help their twirler prepare for the college audition process.

iTwirl15 will be held Columbus Day weekend, October 10-11, 2015, at the Bowie Municipal Gymnasium, located at 4100 Northview Drive in Bowie, Maryland, about 15 minutes from Baltimore’s BWI Airport. Watch for registration info coming soon! See hotel info below.

Chiyoko Shimizu

With our deepest sorrow, we inform you that the past president of Japan Sport Baton Association, and the past vice president of the WBTF, Ms.Chiyoko Shimizu passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015.  She was fighting against the recurrence of cancer for the last several months, and completed her battle.   The loss of Chiyoko Shimizu is great for Japan, but we know her life is now in God’s hands, and resting in peace.  

Grand Prix Results - Day 2

Complete results from the second day of competition can be found on the Grand Prix section of IBTF website.

Grand Prix Results - Day 1

Complete results from Day 1 competition can be found on the Grand Prix section of IBTF website.

2015 IC Ticket Information

A variety of ticket are available for you to enjoy the 2015 International Cup and Grand Prix competitions.

PLEASE NOTE: THE ADVANCE ORDER PERIOD FOR ORDERING INTERNATIONAL CUP TICKETS (SINGLE DAY AND MULTI-DAY PACKAGES) HAS NOW ENDED. TO PURCHASE INTERNATIONAL CUP TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT THE ABBOTSFORD CENTRE BOX OFFICE.

Ticket Packages

Single Day Tickets

  • Wednesday, August 5: $30 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)
  • Thursday, August 6: $30 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)
  • Friday, August 7: $35 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)
  • Saturday, August 8: $35 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)
  • Sunday, August 9: $40 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)
  • Monday, August 10: $35*
  • Tuesday, August 11: $35*

Note * Credentialed International Cup athletes and coaches are eligible for discounted Grand Prix tickets - $25. These will be available for on-site sale only.

Multi-Day Packages

  • ICup 5: $140 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)
  • Grand Prix 2: $70
  • 7-Days, both events: $200 (BOX OFFICE PURCHASE ONLY)

(All prices are in Canadian Dollars)

Children's (age 6 and under) prices are available - please see the Order Form for the pricing that applies to your ticket options.

To order your Spectator Tickets for the Grand Prix only, complete the Spectator Ticket Order Form and the Payment Form attached below. Spectator Tickets can be picked up at the Will Call window at the venue box office or can be distributed with the Country Registration Package. Persons in Charge are responsible for obtaining passes from their Country Representative. To collect tickets at the Will Call window, photo identification is required and the Box Office is closed Monday August 3.

2015 IC Delegation Daily Lunch

The Abbotsford Centre concessions will be open during the competition. These will serve all spectators to the event.

Members of each country's official delegation (athletes, coaches and officials) can pre-purchase a private lunch that will be served during the event. Athletes and Coaches will be served lunch in a special lounge. WBTF Presidents, Representative and Technical Advisors will be served in the WBTF VIP Lounge.

THE PRE-PURCHASE PERIOD HAS NOW ENDED. ANYONE STILL INTERESTED CAN INQUIRE DURING THEIR COUNTRY REGISTRATION TIME. THE REMAINING SPACE IS LIMITED - ONCE WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY SALES WILL BE CLOSED.

The lunch menu that will be served on the International Cup and Grand Prix competition days is posted below.

Lunch Passes will be distributed with the Country Registration Package. Persons in Charge are responsible for obtaining passes from their Country Representative.

ICup Country Registration

Countries are asked to select a Registration time on one of the three scheduled days. 30-minute and 60-minute timeslots are available. Click on the link below to view the calendar of available timeslots:

Sunday August 2

Monday August 3

Tuesday August 4

Early Bird Discount Registration Livestream Webcast WBTF International Cup & IBTF Grand Prix

Early Bird Discount Registration Livestream Webcast WBTF International Cup & IBTF Grand Prix

 

 


ENJOY THE AMAZING SPORT OF BATON TWIRLING

WBTF International Cup August 5-9, 2015

&

IBTF Grand Prix August 10-11, 2015

Various packages available

Videogram Opportunities for Well Wishes, Businesses and Events Announcements will close as of July 30, 2015 (limited space available. First come first serve. Check the website for details!

Visit our website

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

 

 

Early Bird Discount Registration Livestream Webcast WBTF International Cup & IBTF Grand Prix

Early Bird Discount Registration Livestream Webcast WBTF International Cup & IBTF Grand Prix

 

 


ENJOY THE AMAZING SPORT OF BATON TWIRLING

WBTF International Cup August 5-9, 2015

&

IBTF Grand Prix August 10-11, 2015

Various packages available

Videogram Opportunities for Well Wishes, Businesses and Events Announcements will close as of July 30, 2015 (limited space available. First come first serve. Check the website for details!

Visit our website

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND ORGANIZATIONS

2015 IC Shuttle Bus Passes

All Country Member Delegates, Athletes, Coaches & Individual Spectators who book rooms at one of the Abbotsford sponsor hotels may purchase a shuttle pass which provides transportation for all 5 competition days. The 5-day shuttle pass is available at a fee of $65.

Shuttle transportation will operate a peak capacity during the morning and evening periods, to move everyone to and from the hotel and the Abbotsford Centre quickly and efficiently. Throughout the middle of the day, the shuttle transportation will continue to operate with reduced capacity so pass holders will still be able to easily return to their hotel.

To order your Shuttle Passes, complete the Shuttle Pass Order Form and the Payment Form attached below. Shuttle Passes will be distributed with the Country Registration Package. Persons in Charge are responsible for obtaining passes from their Country Representative.

2015 European Championship Orders of Appearance - Day 3

July 10, 2015 - The Orders of Appearance for the Semi-Final Freestyle competition in Junior and Senior Women are available and are attached below.

2015 GP Competition Schedule

The Competition schedule has been updated with the actual entry numbers. Please note that times are approximate and the schedule will be adjusted as the day moves along.

Announcing the 2015 Grand Prix Order of Appearance Drawing

The Order of Appearance Drawing for the 2015 Grand Prix was held on June 23 via online web conference by the IBTF Executive members.

Download the Grand Prix Program Schedule and the results of drawing here. Please note that times are approximate and the schedule will be adjusted as the day moves along.

2015 IC Training Facility Information

A wide variety of training facilities are available in Abbotsford for reservation. All facilities have a wood floor.

The 2015 IC Organizing Committee will process all training requests and work to develop a fair schedule. Training facility requests received after June 15 will be accommodated on an as-available basis only. To ensure you get the training space you requre, submit your request before June 15. Once the schedule is developed, you will receive an invoice for your training time. Facility time is not confirmed until payment is received. Reservations will be cancelled for invoices not paid by July 5.

Descriptions of the Training Facilities available are posted in the Training Facilities section of the website and are located on the Area Map.

Training Facility Notes:

  • Abbotsford Centre Competition Floor: Available as 1 court, August 3 and August 4 only
  • Abbotsford Recreation Centre: Available as 1 or 2 courts, August 2-6
  • Columbia Bible College: Available as 1 or 2 courts, August 2-6 and 8-9
  • University of Fraser Valley - North Gym: Available as 1 court, August 2-10
  • University of Fraser Valley - South Gym: Available as 1 or 2 courts, August 2-10

Use the Training Facility Request Form to submit your requests for training time at these locations.

2015 International Cup Order of Appearance Draw

June 25, 2015 - The draw for Order of Appearance for the events at the 2015 International Cup in Abbotsford Canada was conducted online on June 25. The results of that drawing are listed below and also included as an Excel attachment.

2015 WBTF INTERNATIONAL CUP

 

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

 

August 5, 2015 - August 9, 2015

 

Order of Appearance - All Individual Events

 

 

 

 

 

LAST_NAME

First_Name

Country

 

Intl. Jr. Solo B

 

 

1

POLANČEC

Lucija

Slovenia

2

VANDERBURG

Tiani

Australia

3

GIBBES

Lily

Canada

4

DETIČEK

Nuša

Slovenia

5

GAFFNEY

Georgia

Ireland

6

DE VALCK

Marissa

The Netherlands

7

LAWLOR

Brittany

Canada

8

SKINNER

Danielle

Canada

9

MAKESTAD

Mathilde

Norway

10

BOTKIN

Kiara

Canada

11

MAJCEN

Lina

Slovenia

12

WEIR

Sarah

Canada

13

TAYAMOUTOU

Tatiana

France

14

VAN DER VEEKEN

Lieke

The Netherlands

15

WOLFISBERG

Sophie

Switzerland

16

REILLY

Erika

Ireland

17

STURMAN

Grace

England

18

AUBRY

Auriane

Switzerland

19

ŽERJAV

Maruša

Slovenia

20

CARNALI

Serena

Italy

21

MCDONALD 

Grace

Australia

22

COTTET

Laurène

Switzerland

23

TYNAN

Aoife

Ireland

24

BYRNE

Tara

Ireland

25

ARZEL

Lucie

Switzerland

26

MULCIBA

Alexandre

France

27

DIXON

Morgan

Canada

28

POLTER

Sarita

France

29

EDVARDSEN

Andrine Charlotte

Norway

30

MCCANN

Aideen

Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

Intl. Sr. Solo B

 

 

 

LAST_NAME

First_Name

Country

1

STARR 

Trinity

Canada

2

HENDRICKSON-ALEXANDER

Nikisah

Canada

3

POUCOCHINHO

Mélany

France

4

BLOOM

Georgia

England

5

NAGLIE

Nicole

Canada

6

VINCE

Ellen

England

7

JOE

Tyra

Canada

8

BUXTON

Kaitlyn

Canada

9

COTTET

Alexandra

Switzerland

10

SEGUIN

Natalie

Canada

11

HOWAT

Rebecca

Scotland

12

STEWART

Amber

England

13

CHEE-KELLY

Taylor

Australia