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Announcing the New Virtual WBTF Master Judges Workshop!

The WBTF Executive Technical Committee announces the formulation of a virtual online WBTF Master Judges Workshop.      

There will be two virtual workshop opportunities coming soon! 

1.  FOR EUROPE - Saturday June 6 & 7, 2020

     Clinicians:  Xavier Papin, Elisabeth Kleive, and Concetta Murgia 

Schedule

Saturday, June 6, 2020
9am-4pm Short Program
4pm-6pm Freestyle

Sunday, June 7, 2020
9am-4pm—Freestyle, Pairs and Teams

Workshop Location: Virtual

 

2FOR NORTH AMERICA - Saturday June 20 & 21, 2020

     Clinicians:  Krystal Mignone, Kathy Butera, Jackie Stewart and Dale White

Schedule

Saturday, June 20, 2020
10 am-5 pm EST Short Program
5pm-7pm Freestyle

Sunday, June 21, 2020
10 am-5pm EST—Freestyle, Pairs and Teams
Workshop Location: Virtual

Who may attend

Current Master Judge who would like to attend to update their certification date
Anyone who would like to become a WBTF Certified Master Judge

Any professional WBTF member (Coach) who would like to come and sit in and observe how the judges are trained.  Think of it as a coaches training session from a judges point of view.  Come for ½ day, full day or both days. All professional members, 18 years or older, may attend judges’ workshops for information purposes, and attendees must be 18 years or older to test for certification.

Requirements
Must be a member in good standing of their WBTF member country.  New applicants must purchase WBTF Judges Manual.  Current judges should have the current WBTF Judges Manual.

Advance Preparation
Participants wishing to test to become a WBTF Master judge must be familiar with the material in the Manual and role model video examples

Materials needed
WBTF Master Judges Manual (mandatory) $35.00 US* (Purchase from WBTF website)  Note:  Manual not mandatory for Coaches Sit In.
Notebook, post-it notes, pens, high lighter

You must order the manual in advance from the WBTF Store on the WBTF Website.  * When payment is received you will receive further instructions on how to download your manual from the WBTF website. 

There must be a minimum of 5 new applicants or 10 seminar applicants registered by May 20 or the workshop will be canceled.  If the workshop is canceled, applicants will be refunded workshop fee (not including Judges Manual).

Please download the attached PDF fillable applicaitionf orms to register.  Payment instructions are included on the forms.   

The workshops will be conducted online via Zoom.  Information on how to access the workshop online will be provided to the applicants upon making application.   

 

 

 

35TH WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIP & EUROPEAN CUP POSTPONED

March 25, 2020

WBTF has officially postponed the WBTF European Cup in Blanes, Spain and the 35th WBTF World Championship in Riccione, Italy.

The events have now been postponed to the summer of 2021    

The WBTF Managing Committee met today to finalize plans going forward.  Present at the conference: Sandi Wiemers, Nicky O’Neill, Paul Rutten, Jeff Johnson, Moto Tsuchiya, Paola DeMarchi, Jackie Stewart, Jean Michel Ruelle, and Karen Cammer.

The managing committee had previously reviewed the country surveys in advance of today’s conference and noted there was an overwhelming consensus that the 2020 Euro Cup (Blanes) and the 2020 35th World Championship (Riccione) could not be held as scheduled, but should be re-scheduled in the future.

Unfortunately, the 2020 season is lost but we want to give our athletes the opportunity to complete under the same conditions as 2020 in 2021.

This means the 2021 European Cup and 2021 35th World Championship will continue to use the 2020 age calculation rule (age as at Dec 31 2020).   

The 35th World Championship will now take place in 2021 - August 5-8, in Riccione, Italy.  We are awaiting confirmation of the dates of the European Cup in Blanes, Spain. 

Arrangements are now pending to move the IBTF NATIONS CUP / WORLD BATON TWIRLING CHAMPIONSHIP to be held in Liverpool forward to another year.  Announcement will be forthcoming soon.

We understand the disappointment to all of the athletes and coaches, but our sport is certainly not alone in this matter.

If we all do our part in adhering to the requests from our medical and governmental authorities we will get through this crises sooner than later.  The COVID-19 pandemic affects all of us, young and old alike.  We’re all in this together. 

We are …………  #APARTBUTTOGETHER !!    Let's celebrate WORLD BATON TWIRLING DAY together online on APRIL 10TH bigger and better than ever.  

In the meantime, stay home to stay safe and stay well.  

IBTF Website

Please go to the IBTF website for the most up-to-date information regarding the 2019 Grand Prix. This includes updated set systems, and day-by-day results.

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!

2020 WORLD BATON TWIRLING DAY APRIL 10TH

World Baton Twirling Day

 

*PLEASE PROVIDE FEEDBACK HERE*

The WBTF Athletes’ Commission aim to increase awareness and participation in our beloved sport of Baton Twirling world-wide, by celebrating our annual World Baton Twirling Day on April 10! This year, more than ever, we encourage you to stand together and support the rest of our baton twirling family around the world during this difficult time.

Sign up to be a World Baton Twirling Day participant here to receive the latest updates.

APRIL 10th CELEBRATIONS

Whether you are twirling for the first time, you are an x-professional, or anything inbetween, get involved with expressing your feelings during these uncertain times together with all baton twirlers in 2020. Follow our countdown and live videos on Instagram and Facebook.

How to participate:

1. Spread the word and begin making your creative plans to video your routine with this year's theme 'country colours'
2. Use the World Baton Twirling Day music and learn the routine choreography so we are all twirling together - adjust to suit your own pace and your home.
3. Add your own beginning (32counts) & ending (16counts) choreography to show your own style & ability - express yourself :)
4. Start and finish in the #apartbuttogether pose.
5. Perform and video your routine in any fun or creative way you choose.
6. Post your video on social media on April 10th use the hashtag #worldbatontwirlingday
7. Celebrate!

Join us and baton twirlers all over the globe coming together to spread the love of our sport. We look forward to celebrating our 4th annual day with fellow twirlers around the world and making April 10th a day to remember via online and offline media - remember to tell your local media about our movement in 2020 (see Media Release Template document below)

2020 THEME

This year's theme is COUNTRY COLOURS - we're celebrating how far and wide our sport has spread across the globe, so show us your colors! No matter what club, school, town, state, association or country you are from, world baton twirling day is about celebrating our sport with your country colours! 

2020 ROUTINE

Official routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW9AEjGflng

Official basic alternate routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU35SsKc2B4

'Stay at Home' basic alternate routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cwfFaXoSZA 

Full tutorial:
English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xclIsuk721E
French https://www.instagram.com/ffstb/
Swedish: https://www.instagram.com/svenskadrillforbundet/

Full tutorial in English for alternate routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvqXMdv1b5w

MUSIC

2019-20 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 2020.

Please check back periodically.    Thank you.

#APARTBUTTOGETHER

Twirlers!

Given the period of great difficulty we are all facing, is time to show that our spirit to meet, train and compete has not changed!

Therefore, we thought about #APARTBUTTOGETHER, hoping to involve also the other Twirling federations around the world! To feel less lonely and shorten the time before we can start again.

What we ask you is simple:
- Take a picture of yourself holding the baton
- Add the hashtag #apartbuttogether
- Share it on your social media with the # and tag us!

It is true that we are apart but we will make it!

This idea was brought to WBTF by the Italian Twirling Federation.  Please support #APARTBUTTOGETHER !

World Baton Twirling Federation

2021 World Masters Games - Kansai Japan

2021 World Masters Games flyer

The year after the Tokyo Olympic 2020, the World Masters Games will be coming to Kansai.

The Sport of Baton Twirling has been selected as the Open Competition at WMG 2021 in Kansai.  The event will be open to twirlers around the world who are over 30 years old. The competition will be held at Hyogo Prefectural General Gymnasium from May 28 - 30, 2021.

To promote WMG 2021 in Kansai, we will be hosting the WMG Rehearsal Event on June 16th, 2019 at Maruzen Intech Arena in Osaka. The world famous twirlers, Jenny Hanna (USA), Catherine Moua (France), and Daniele Zambito (Italy) are invited to demonstrate exhibition performances. Ms. Karen Cammer, the president of USTA will also be attending to support the event.

At this Rehearsal Event, over 500 Japanese twirlers will also perform an exhibition group performance, followed by three world-famous twirlers Freestyle performances.

Please come and enjoy!

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup Photos - Online Order Form

Onsight Photo, the exclusive photographer at the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup, has an online order form for anyone interested in purchasing photos from the competition.

https://onsightphoto.photoreflect.com/store/Photos.aspx?e=10540969

Video: Revised Short Program Element 6 (Contact Material)

NOTE: September 13 changes have been approved and are included in the attached written description. The changes bring the written description into alignment with the demonstration video.

September 20: one additional correction has been included.

February 21: The demonstration video has been updated, and the Body Work coaching videos have been removed.

Effective September 1 2019, a change to Element Number 6 (Contact Material) of the Short Program was approved. The Contact Material element now consists of two segments: an 8-count vertical series and an 8-count horiztonal series. Each series must begin on Count 1.

In the Junior division, between the vertical series and the horizontal series, the athlete does not perform any Accessory Material. They will reset to the horizontal series start position.

In the Senior division, the vertical series is connected to the horizontal series using Accessory Material.

Two resources are provided below:

  1. Contact Section Demonstration Video: This video shows the new element performed with the music. This demonstration does not show any Accessory Material connecting the two series.
  2. Contact Section Description 20200221 - A count-by-count written descripton of the vertical and horizontal series.

 

Contact Section Demonstration Video

 

 

 

2020 World Championship Judge Selection Assignments

The video used in the 2020 World Championship Judge Selection process is available for use by WBTF Master Judge Clinicians.

For each discipline below, there is a View link and a Download link:

  • Use the View link to click directly to the video and display on your computer - this is useful at a meeting when you WILL HAVE an internet connection and your computer is connected to a display system
  • Use the Download link to download the video to your computer - this is useful at a meeting when you WILL NOT HAVE an internet connection. Then you can play the video directly from your computer.

Freestyle

Pair

Team

Short Program - Required Elements

Short Program - Composition/Performance

Short Program - Penalties

WBTF EUROPEAN CUP

WBTF EUROPEAN CUP OF TWIRLING BATON - BLANES (SPAIN)

JULY 8-12, 2020

WELCOME!

WEBSITE GUIDE to buy TICKET for the competition.


1. Go to our official website http://www.eurotwirlblanes2020.es

2. Go to the general menu in the left part of the website.

3. Click on Ticket Sales (ventra de entradas in Spanish).

4. You are now in the FEBD Ticket Sales website, only in Spanis. Pay attention!

5. By the moment you are able to buy only the PACK 5 DAYS TICKET for all the competition (from july 8 to 12 - Wednesday to Sunday).                                                                            You will have the opportunity to buy the individual day tickets soon.

6. For Pack 5 Days Ticket, go to “Abonos” and choose our event, the “EuroTwirl 2020”.   Prices are from 85€ to 125€.

7. Now you can see the hall picture with the public area in different colours (for different prices). You can see all this prices in the “Todos los precios” menu button.

8. Choose where you want to seat and, when you finish, click the yellow button  “Comprar” (to buy in Spanish). All taxes are now included.

9. Now you have to register! Go on the bottom of the page where you can see “¿Nuevo en nuestra web? Crear cuenta?”. Click here!

10. Information about you is needed: name (“nombre”),  surname (“apellidos”), your e-mail  (“email de confirmación”), repeat e-mail (“repetir e-mail”), phone numer (“teléfono”), zip
      code (“código postal”), password (“contraseña”) and repeat password (“repetir contraseña”). Now your date of birth (“fecha de nacimiento”) - day / month / year.

11. Time to pay! Click on the pay button (“pagar”) and introduce your credit card number,  your name and you CVV. YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS!

 

WEBSITE GUIDE to book your HOTEL for the competition.

WELCOME!


1. Go to our official website http://www.eurotwirlblanes2020.es

2. Go to the general menu in the left part of the website.

3. Click on Hotels (hoteles in Spanish).

4. You are now in “El Corte Inglés Deportes” website. There you have some information and the rooms every hotel offers. Choose one of them and click the reservation (“reservar”).

5. Now choose if you want to do an individual reservation or a reservation for a Club /Federation.

6. Introduce the different information they ask for (as in the tickets website).

7. Finally, define your reservation: name of the hotel (“alojamiento”), kind of room (“tipo de habitación”), number of rooms (“nº hab.”), entry date (“entrada”), exit date (“salida”).

8. Accept the different buttons and click and send it! (“enviar”).

9. Time to pay! You have to make wire transfer. They give all the information you need to do it. Now, your reservation have been finished.

 

If you need help or you have any question, send as a e-mail using the contact button on the general menu of our website.

Thank you and see you in sunny Spain next july.

Comisión Twirling de la FEBD.

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup - Team & Artistic Group Final Round Results

January 20, 2020 - Results from the Final Round of the Team and Artistic Group events at the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup are attached below.

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup - Team & Artistic Group Preliminary Round Results

January 18, 2020 - Results from the Preliminary Round of the Team and Artistic Group events at the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup are attached below.

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup Guide Book

The 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup Organizing Committee has prepared a Guide Book that is full of useful information that will make your stay more enjoyable.

We wish everyone safe travels, and hope you have a wonderful stay in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup Set System

The set system for the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup is attached below.

The set system is published in the Official Program for the competition - pre-orders for the program will be distributed in the Country Package available from the Registration Desk at the Cambridge Hotel Lobby, beginning at 8 am on Thursday, January 16.

2020 Pan-Pacific Practice Block Assignments

January 7, 2020 - The practice block assignments for the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup are as follows:

11 am - 2 pm Australia, Japan, USA
2 pm - 5 pm Canada

At the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup, two blocks of Open Gym practice time have been scheduled.

Based on the athletes that registered and paid for the Open Gym time, either through the WBTF Entry Form or the follow-on online Jotform, the countries have been divided up so the two blocks have roughly the same number of participating athletes.

Access to the Practice Gym during the Open Gym time is by wristband only. Wristbands will be included in the Country Package available from the Registration Desk at the Cambridge Hotel Lobby, beginning at 8 am on Thursday, January 16.

The Shuttle Bus will be operating on Thursday to provide transportation to/from Red Deer College. Bus passes and schedules will also be included in the Country Package, for those that purchased the Shuttle Bus.

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup Daily Schedule

The daily schedule for the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup is attached below.

TAFISA

The Association For International Sport for All

Thursday, January 2, 2020 to Saturday, January 2, 2021

2020 Pan-Pacific Cup - Important Competition Information

Important competition information about the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup is attached below.

  1. An Athlete's Clinic is being offered on Saturday January 18, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Featured Instructors:
    Mark Nash
    Adaline Bebo
    Jackie Stewart
    Loranne Meek
    Celina Neilson
  2. The Athlete Party, with a Zumba Dance Party theme, will be held on Thursday January 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Tickets include pizza & drink, the dance party, and the shuttle bus to/from the party and the host hotel.
  3. A Technical Social, open to all coaches and judges, will be held on Thursday January 16, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Tickets include entertainment, country line dance lessons, appetizers and one drink ticket.
  4. Shuttle Bus passes for the complete event, running between the host hotel and the competition venue, are now available for purchase in advance.
  5. Lunch pre-orders are available for the competition days. All lunch orders include a choice of entree, 1 bottle of Juice, 1 piece of fruit, and 1 dessert item. Entree selections are made when you place your pre-order. The menu is listed in the attached brochure.
  6. It's winter in Canada - we have a special souvenir item avialable by pre-order only... Pan-Pacific logo fleece mittens!
  7. Practice gym time will be held Thursday January 16 before the competition. Time blocks will be assigned throughout the day. The schedule will be sent out after country orders have been received. It will be an open-floor practice, and every effort will be made to schedule all athletes from the same club into the same time slot.

 

Level One Coaches & Judges Certification

PREMIER OFFERING OF THIS COMBINED COURSE… FIRST EVER!

The World Baton Twirling Federation is committed to continual learning and skills enhancement. In this pursuit, the WBTF Technical Committee has created a Level One Coaches and Judges Certification.

The objective of the course is to provide insights on the most salient issues facing Baton Twirling today, from a joint coaches and judges perspective.

The first day of the course will dive deep into the mechanics and delivery of key fundamental skills, and the necessary progressional model required for success. The second day will address the B level of solo, artistic twirl and teams for coaches and judges alike.

In addition to the core learnings of the course, the program is designed to provide a parity of understanding across the world, and enable the participants the opportunity to return to their countries, and adopt the gold standard practices into their local operating models of coaching and judging.

This is a unique learning opportunity. In part because you are with your peers from around the world, having the opportunity to collaborate on the learning and adoption of these new strategies, with our global leaders. Anyone wishing to obtain, or already has, clinician status, is highly recommended to take this certification.

Course will be delivered by Jean Michel Ruelle, WBTF Coaches Chair and Jackie Stewart the WBTF Judges chair.

The very first combined workshop will be hosted by The Jewel of Atlantis Baton & Dance Competition March 19-20, 2020, Nassau, Bahamas. The USTA is the official Education Sponsor at the Atlantis competition. Register online for the Level One Coaches & Judges Workshop at https://thejewelofatlantis.com/education-day.

2020 World Championship Information

The initial information provided by Italy for the 2020 World Championship is attached below.

USTA invites you ITWIRL October 12-13

U.S. clinicians Savannah Miller, Adaline Bebo and Matt Freeman will join featured instructor Jason Travers of France for iTwirl19, an educational expo for athetes, coaches and parents. This exciting event will be held October 12-13 in White House, Tennessee, just 25 miles north of downtown Nashville. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best! There will be classes for athletes, coaches and parents. You can register for both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, or just Saturday or just Sunday. Scroll down for registration links and hotel information.

Follow this link below for all the information and how to register! 

http://www.ustwirling.com/News/NewsDetails.aspx?PRId=386&Type=U

MTZS SLOVENIA invites you to their Annual Twirling Camp - October 18-20

Here is the invitation to Annual Camp in Slovenia

 

TABOR MTZS ,  October 18.-20.10.2019, Terme Olimia, Podčetrtek, Slovenia :
We offer work at classes for three different levels of baton twirling, majorettes, gymnastics, dance classes.

With good experts and people with great reputation at their field of expertise:
-          Leon Omerzu (Slovenija), Gymnastics
-          Živa Laterner (Slovenija), Dance
-          Sara Pečkaj in Polona Turk (Slovenija), national coaches
-          Ivona Bašič (Hrvaška), for Majorettes
-          Tihomir Bendelja (Hrvaška), Baton Twirling
-          Shuichi Kawazu (Japonska), Baton Twirling

PROGRAM:
-     There will be three levels of baton twirling. Changing of levels is possible just at the beginning, later not.    
o   At  I. level will be introduced  new solo standard routines from WBTF Coaches Level 1 Manual Begginer and Intermediate level.
-          Majorettes will work mostly by  categories by new WBTF/IBTF  Rulle book for majorettes and at classes for baton technique.
o    Majorettes class will be just on Sunday, on Saturday you may choose other classes by choice.
-          Coaches may choose and change each day for different classes and they can help their participants as well.On Saturday evening will be a meeting of coaches with Tihomir Bendelja and Suichi Kawazu, a workshop special for coaches where they may ask questions- please send  questions for them in advance.

-          Saturday evening will be special activities for participants, athletes, by Leon Omerzu at Swimming Pool Termalija.
-          Show (produkcija) –at the end of last day will be presentation, production of work..

Participation fee:

o   Members MTZS            NON members
§  2 Days= 90€                       180 EUR
§  1 Day= 70€                         140 EUR
o COACHES MTZS              NON members
§  2 DNI = 60€                         120
§  1 DAN = 40€                          80
-          For participants, who are not a member of MTZS participation fee is 2x of price for members MTZS

-          Wire money to :

MTZS, Casermanova 12, 1380 Cerknica, Slovenia

Account IBAN NO: 

SI56 0202 9009 0413608,

Bank: NLB  Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d., Ljubljana, Trg Republike 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia 

SWIFT BIC of bank: LJBASI2X

Accommodation:
-          Hotel: VAS LIPA *** - apartments with 1 extra bed
-          Price:   38 € per person per day  –all inclusive (all beds in one  apartment must be occupied)
,
o   swimming in the swimming pools at wellness center Termalija,
o   use of  fitnes studio,
o   Extra:: turist tax: 2,50 €/person a day
=
§  children before 18. years of age = 1,25 € person a day
§   extra lunch or dinner at Hotel Breza = 12,00 € ( if you come earlier or depart later)

At the attachment are:
-Application form with a program
- Application form for accommodation


Please send applications to :e-mails: [email protected], [email protected]  , [email protected] till  October 1st, 2019.

"This Time Nex Year" - great article about Australia's Renae Edmunds

Here is some great TV footage in Australia of Renae Edmunds on her baton twirling journey to the World Championships.

Below is a link to the footage:

https://youtu.be/KFfDE_wkgdo

The show is called “This time next year” and documents the 12 month journey people take to achieve their goals.

Enjoy! 

 

2020 WBTF PAN PACIFIC CUP

UPDATE August 27, 2019

AUSTRALIA   CANADA   JAPAN   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The competition will take place in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada from January 17-19, 2020. 

This is an open competition, so no qualifying events will be required.  All WBTF IC Cup individual events will be offered (1 Baton, 2 Baton, 3 Baton, Artistic Twirl), along with Artistic Pairs, Team, and Group.

Entries will be done by the country officials, and the entry deadline is set for October 1, 2019.  It needs to be this early so that we can determine how to organize and structure the event.

This event includes a 9 to 11 age division.  Your age is determined by how old you are on the last day of the competition.  The minimum age is 9 years old as of January 19, 2020. There will not be a 3-baton event for the 9 to 11 age division.

There will be an "open" division, and an "elite" division.  If an athlete has medalled in the elite  division at International Cup, he or she must enter the elite division - entry in the open division is prohibited for these athletes.   All other athletes should consult the International Cup Guidelines for the level they should enter for the open division or elite division.  There will be no content restrictions at this competition except for Groups. (Groups must follow IC “B” level content restrictions; See the IC manual)

Competition set up will be on the Thursday, January 16, 2020.  Start time will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday (can be moved to 8:00 a.m. if necessary).  There will be a brief opening ceremony on the Friday and competition will start immediately after the floor is set up for competition.  It is hoped the days will be over by about 7:00 p.m. each night.
The WBTF structure of using two rounds (preliminary and final)  will be in place for this competition.  On Sunday, there will be awards, the parade of countries and closing ceremonies at the end of the day. 


**Keep an eye open for updates

The fee structure is pre-set by the WBTF and will be as follows:  There will be an administration fee of $18.50 CAD per athlete, to offset insurance and administrative expenses of running the competition.   There will be no admission fees to attend the competition, so, for example, parents do not need to purchase tickets to watch.    

There will be a program fee of $13.50 CAD for all athletes.  The cost is $20.00 CAD for all coaches and spectators.  

The entry fee is $50.00 USD per event for individual events.  For artistic twirl pairs, it is $50.00 USD each per pair member.  For team and groups, it is $25.00 USD each per team or group member.  

Each country will send in one full entry package to the organizers, containing all forms, etc. for all of their participants.  You must stay at the host hotel, no exceptions.  A rooming list must also be supplied.  No medical certificate will be required.  A valid passport is required for age and identity purposes.  There will be the ability to pay with credit card or pay pal.

Please join us in Canada January 2020
Share the Spirit of Friendship & Competition that began in 2017 !!

HOTEL INFORMATION: 

Group Direct Booking Link - No login/Attendee Code needed:
Reservation URL: https://reservations.travelclick.com/108483?groupID=2603156#/guestsandrooms

Also possible to call the toll free number 1-800-662-7197 or email to [email protected] and request the Pan Pacific Baton Twirling Competition rate.

Download the Pan Pacific Information Brochure and the Rules Document below.  

 

Video: Junior Short Program - Demonstration

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.

Please note that Element 6 (Contact Material) has been changed effective September 1 2019. The description of the new element is available: Revised Short Program Element 6.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 International Cup - Artistic Twirl Final Round Results

August 8, 2019 - Results from the Final Round of the Artistic Twirl event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

NOTE: Two athletes in the Artistic Twirl Junior 15-17 Women Elite division received penalties that were coded incorrectly into the tabulation system. The corrected tabulation sheet is attached below.

2021 IBTF Rulebook

August 5, 2019 - The rulebook for the 2021 IBTF Nations Cup and World Baton Twirling Championship is posted on the offical IBTF website.

The events included in the 2021 Nations Cup and World Championship competitions are:

  • Solo
  • Two-Baton
  • Three-Baton
  • Artistic Twirl
  • X-Strut
  • Duet
  • Artistic Pair
  • Twirl Team
  • Artistic Team
  • Twirling Corps
  • Artistic Group

2019 International Cup - 3Baton Final Round Results

August 8, 2019 - Results from the Final Round of the 3Baton event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

2019 International Cup - Solo Final Round Results

August 8, 2019 - Results from the Final Round of the Solo event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

Livestream Links: Day 4

The Livestream links for Thursday August 8:

Contingent Photo Schedule

Photo schedule attached.

NOTE: For reasons beyond our control, we can only start the official photo schedule on Thursday at 8am.

For countries scheduled before 8am (Australia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, England and Germany), following the remaining time, we can do photo after Switzerland or at the break at 10am and 11am.

2019 International Cup - Artistic Group Final Round Results

August 7, 2019 - Results from the Final Round of the Artistic Group event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

Livestream Links: Day 3

The Livestream links for Wednesday August 7:

2019 International Cup - Artistic Twirl Preliminary Round Results

August 6, 2019 - Results from the Preliminary Round of the Artistic Twirl event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below. This now includes a correction to the Women Adult Elite division.

Note: After review by WBTF Technical Advisor Paola De Marchi, we have concluded that the scores and results for Artistic Twirl Women Adult Elite originally published on this page were incorrect. The corrected version is attached below. THIS CORRECTION DOES AFFECT THE QUALIFICATION FOR FINALS.

2019 International Cup - Artistic Group Preliminary Round Results

August 6, 2019 - Results from the Preliminary Round of the Artistic Group event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

2019 International Cup - Artistic Pair Preliminary Round Results

August 5, 2019 - Results from the Preliminary Round of the Artistic Pair event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

Please Note:

  • The paper copy of Jr A Artistic Pair that was distributed to Technical Advisors Monday evening was not correct. The copy that is posted below IS CORRECT.
  • After review by WBTF Technical Advisor Paola De Marchi we have concluded that the scores and results for Artistic Pair Senior B Preliminaries handed out in the arena Monday and originally published on this page were incorrect. The corrected version is attached below, and the corrections were explained in person at the arena by Technical Director Paola deMarchi.

 

Livestream Links: Day 2

The Livestream links for Tuesday August 6:

2019 International Cup - 3Baton Preliminary Round Results

August 5, 2019 - Results from the Women's and Men's Preliminary Round of the 3Baton event at the 2019 International Cup are attached below.

Livestream Links: Day 1

UPDATE... For Monday August 5, there are 3 Livestream links:

2019 WBTF International Cup Road Book

July 28, 2019 - The FFSTB, our host organization for the 2019 International Cup, has prepared a 'Road Book (attached below) that is full of useful information that will make your stay more enjoyable and your competition more serene.

2019 IBTF Grand Prix Road Book

July 28, 2019 - The FFSTB, our host organization for the 2019 Grand Prix, has prepared a 'Road Book (attached below) that is full of useful information that will make your stay more enjoyable and your competition more serene.

2019 International Cup/Grand Prix Schedule

Updated July 15, 2019 - The comprehensive time schedule for the International Cup and Grand Prix has been today released by France. 

The updated and final preliminary rounds schedule of the set system for the 2019 WBTF International Cup/Grand Prix are also available here for download. 

Complete information for IBTF Grand Prix competition is posted on the 2019 International Cup page.

Announcing the 2019 Grand Prix Order of Appearance Drawing

The Order of Appearance Drawing for the 2019 Grand Prix was held on June 28 via online web conference by the IBTF Executive members.

Download the Grand Prix Program Schedule and the results of drawing below.

Twirl Nations Clinic 2019 - UPDATE June 15

Twirl Nations Clinic 2019 - UPDATE June 15

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR TWIRL NATIONS CLINIC WILL BE SATURDAY, JUNE 23

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 June 23rd  (this is a change) 
Due to the large number of people who have registered for this clinic there will no on-site registration in Limoges.           

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

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

Online Registration is now CLOSED.

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]

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 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: 

 

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

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  
5  
6  
   

 

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.