#FIICWG2017 – Call for candidates to organize the 2017 FIIC inter-crosse World Games

Dear friends,

Autumn has arrived, several inter-crosse leagues have started their activities in Europe and Québec and time has come to think of next summer’s great international inter-crosse event, the World Games.

We hereby invite those who would like to organize the 2017 FIIC inter-crosse World Games to write to info(at)inter-crosse.com at the latest on November 30th, 2016, indicating where and when you would like to hold the event and why you think your candidacy should be selected.

After the deadline, a selection of the host organization will be made by the FIIC’s board of directors and the winning candidacy will be announced through the standard communication channels.

Bidders should also read the World Games taskbook, which gives a good overview of the organization of the World Games. However, remember that these are only guidelines; specific details can be discussed and negociated. And do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question, we will be happy to answer you.

WG task book direct link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh61wiea0ej7at5/FIIC_WorldGames_TaskBook_v1.1.pdf

Organizing the World Games requires passion for the sport, dedication and quite a load of work, but with support of a good organizing committee and support from the Federation, it can be done successfully, with reasonnable time dedication and efforts from everyone, as demonstrated in the past years.

We are looking forward to read from you.

Changes on the FIIC board of directors

The members of the FIIC board of directors are happy to welcome Mr. Bertrand Wendlinger, from France, as a new member of the board. Mr. Wendlinger was elected unanimously at the 2016 FIIC AGA in Montréal and we look forward to working with him to the development and promotion of our sport.

We also want to congratulate Mr. Mario Villa, from Italy, who was elected for another two-years term on the board. Mario, thank you for your interest and your involvement.

Finally we want to thank Mr. Christian Treis, from Germany, who did not seek another term after two years on the board. Thank your for your contribution Christian.

Along with Mr. Martin Cloutier (president, Québec), Mr. Jonas Roslund (treasurer, Sweden) and Mr. Jan Ehrler (officer, Czech Republic), the FIIC board of directors is complete and ready to work on a voluntary basis for the best interests of inter-crosse.

For more details, see the FIIC’s board page on our website: http://inter-crosse.com/organization/board/

2016 FIIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & WORLD GAMES (#FIICYUL2016)

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The FIIC and the YUL16 organizing committee are happy to share the latest details about the 2016 FIIC inter-crosse World Championship and World Games:

RANKINGS AND RESULTS:

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (MEN): WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WOMEN):
World Championship (M) World Championship (W)
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WORLD GAMES:
World Games
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INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS:

Every participant should read and understand the information in the following document:

Information for participants

GAMES SCHEDULES AND FORMULAS:

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DATES:

  • World Championship: July 22nd to 26th, 2016.
  • World Games: July 26th to 30th, 2016 (including the night of July 30-31).

CALENDAR:

#FIICYUL2016 Calendar

LOCATION:

COSTS¹:

  • World Championship (regular teams):
    • Registration fees per team: $1375 CAD (€875 approx.²)
    • Additional cost per participant:
      • Option A (no accomodation or meal): $115 CAD (€75 approx.²)
      • Option B (no accomodation + lunch every day): $155 CAD (€100 approx.²)
      • Option C (accomodation + 3 meals per day): $305 CAD (€200 approx.²)
  • World Championship (combined teams):
    • Cost per participant (includes game jerseys):
      • Option A (no accomodation or meal): $260 CAD (€165 approx.²)
      • Option B (no accomodation + lunch every day): $300 CAD (€190 approx.²).
      • Option C (accomodation + 3 meals per day): $460 CAD (€300 approx.²)
  • World Games:
    • Cost per participant:
      • Option A (no accomodation or meal): $260 CAD (€165 approx.²)
      • Option B (no accomodation + lunch every day): $300 CAD (€190 approx.²).
      • Option C (accomodation + 3 meals per day): $460 CAD (€300 approx.²)
  • Discount for participants at both events: $80 CAD (€50 approx.²).

¹ : Note that these are the prices as of today; they are subject to decrease, depending on the potential sponsorship agreements with various partners.

² : Prices are in Canadian Dollars, conversion in Euros is for comparison only. Payments will need to be done in Canadian dollars and the participants will need to assume the conversion fees for the registration.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS:

  • Team registration: Teams responsibles should register their team by writing to info@intercrosse.ca with your team’s name and number of players per team as soon as possible.
  • Team payments: A first payment of $375 CAD will be required by April 15th May 1st. Final payment will be expected by May 15th June 1st.
  • Individual registration: All participants to both the World Championship and the World Games should register by filling the “Individual registration form”:
  • Individual payments: A first payment representing 25% of the individual fees will be required by April 15th May 1st. Final payment will be expected by May 15th June 1st. Discout for particpants to both the World Championship and the World Games will be applied on the final payment.

BANK INFORMATION:

If you wish to make your payment by electronic transfer, here’s the organization’s bank information:

  • Bank and Branch Name: Caisse Desjardins du Complexe Desjardins
  • Transit number: 30500
  • Institution number: 815
  • Account number: 0597336
  • Account Name: Intercrosse Québec
  • Account address: 216, rue du Campagnol, Terrebonne, Québec, Canada, J6V 0B9
  • Account SWIFT/BIC: CCDQCAMM (this code replaces the IBAN code, which is not used in North America).
  • Assistance: info(at)intercrosse.ca

CONTACTS AND REFERENCES:

You can also contact us by email for any question:

  • FIIC info(at)inter-crosse.com
  • Organizers: info(at)intercrosse.ca

Organizers’ website: http://www.intercrosse.ca

Press realease: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B65ztD36nV1hTWpZc25DaDYyZ28

We are looking forward to welcome you in Québec next summer!

#FIICYUL2016 – Informations about the 2016 FIIC events

Dear friends, in the past weeks and months many discussions took place between the FIIC board and the organizing committee of the 2016 FIIC events (#FIICYUL2016). We are working on the last details, but here are some information we can already share with you; please read them carefully and contact us if you need clarifications:

GYMS: The games will be played at the Collègue Brébeuf in Montréal, where 2 full-size indoor gyms and an outdoor lacrosse field will be available.
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/dTBK51k9aor

ACCOMODATION: Accomodation will be at the dormitories of the Collège Brébeuf.

DATES: Official dates are being confirmed with the venue owners, but we can already tell you that we target the two last weeks of July 2016.

PRICES: Pricing details are still being elaborated, in collaboration with the various partners, and will be communicated shortly. However keep in mind that, for Europeans, the most important expense will be the purchase of plane tickets.

WORLD GAMES: The World Games will take place in the usual formula.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: The formula of the World Cup has be reviewed and will provide more flexibility, in order to allow more teams to participate and avoid having to cancel the event in case not enough team would register. Here are the details:

  • The new elite competition of the FIIC will be called “FIIC inter-crosse World Championship”.
  • It will be a world-class, high-level competition, gender distinct (separated competition for women and men).
  • Member nations can send as many teams as they want; these teams will be named after the nation’s name and a sequential number (ie: Germany-1, Germany-2, etc.).
  • Member nations who could not send a full team can associate and send a combined team.
  • If two or more teams from Europe would register, Québec/Canada will provide two teams and the competition will be a standard tournament with a minimum of 4 teams.
  • If only one team from Europe would register, Québec/Canada will also provide one team and there will be a “best of seven” competition, where the two teams will play against each other until a team reaches four wins and become world champions.

We discussed many formulas and we think that this formula is an very good alternative to the former World Cup, which proved unsuccessful in the past editions. However, after the event we will do a post-mortem, analyze all the details and make appropriate improvements for the future.

COMMUNICATIONS: Official information will come from the FIIC, through it’s standard communication channels (email, website, Facebook). Additionnaly, the organizing committee has already created a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/montreal2016) and a website, Twitter account and Instagram account will be created shortly.

More details will come shortly concerning the dates, costs and registration procedure. Stay tuned…

Board of directors election

The Fédération Internationale d’Inter-Crosse would like announce the following elections on the board of directors, as voted at the 2015 FIIC Annual General Assembly:
Mr. Jonas Roslund (Sweden) was unanimously re-elected for another two-years term as officer on the board.
Mr. Martin Cloutier (Québec) was unanimously re-elected for another two-years term as president of the board.
Visit the ‘FIIC Board of Directors’ section for more information:
http://inter-crosse.com/organization/board/

Important announcement about the FIIC events in 2016

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Dear friends, we are very excited to announce that the FIIC board of directors has accepted the proposal of a group from Montréal to organize the FIIC events in Québec in 2016 (‪#‎FIICYUL2016‬).

Based on the enthusiastic feedback we received from the inter-crosse community in the past months, on the fact that no international inter-crosse event has taken place outside of Europe since 2003 and considering the exceptionnal challenges that will bring the organization of the events in North America, we have decided not to organize a formal call for nominations and grant the organization by mutual agreement to the Montréal group. This decision will have to be endorsed at the next FIIC AGA this summer in Besançon.

More details concerning FIICYUL2016 and the exact formula of a World Cup-like competition will be communicated as they are confirmed, but you should already consider that the events will take place in Québec in 2016, probably at the end of July/start of August, and start getting prepared accordingly whenever possible (finance, vacations planning, etc.).


Annonce importante concernant les événements de la FIIC en 2016

Chers amis, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que le conseil d’administration de la FIIC a accepté la proposition d’un groupe de Montréal d’organiser les événements de la FIIC au Québec en 2016 (#FIICYUL2016).

Considérant la rétroaction enthousiaste de la communauté de l’inter-crosse au cours des derniers mois, le fait qu’aucun événement international d’inter-crosse ne s’est tenu hors de l’Europe depuis 2003 et tenant compte des défis particuliers qu’exigera l’organisation de ces événements en Amérique du Nord, nous avons pris la décision de ne pas organiser d’appel de candidature formel et d’accorder de gré à gré l’organisation au groupe de Montréal. Cette décision devra être entérinée lors de la prochaine AGA de la FIIC cet été à Besançon.

Plus de détails concernant YUL2016 et la formule exacte d’une compétition de style “coupe du monde” seront communiqués lorsqu’il seront confirmés, mais vous devriez déjà considérer que les événements se tiendront au Québec en 2016, probablement à la fin-Juillet/début-Août, et commencer à vous préparer en conséquence dès que possible (finances, planification de vacances, etc.).

#FIICWG2015 – Important information about registration and accomodation

May 1st deadline to register for the 2015 World Games has passed. As of today, a little over 50 participants have registered. Big thanks to those who respected the deadline, that helps a lot with the organization. Despite the relatively low number of participants, we are confident to be able to hold the event as planned.

In order to leave a last chance to latecomers to register without penalty, the FIIC board and the World Games organizers have agreed to extend the period for registration and first payment (50%) to May 20th. After that date, a 30€ penalty will be added to the registration costs and we will not be able to guarantee the choice of accomodation. This is motivated by the fact that late registrations cause many concerns to the organizers: deposit payments for the various services (accomodation, catering, gym…), planning of the tournament formula and games schedule, order and payment of game jerseys and equipment, etc.

The deadline to make the final payment (for those concerned) remains on June 30th.

Finally, please note that due to the low number of registrants and in order to keep a good relationship with our accomodation partner, we have released the hold on the second site. In consequence, the availability of rooms at the second site cannot be guaranteed and will have to be confirmed individually, if required.

FIIC World Games 2015 website: http://inter-crosse.com/fiicwg2015/

#FIICWG2015 Host City

Dear FIIC members,
 
We received two excellent applications to hold the 2015 FIIC inter-crosse World Games: From Hungary (Sopron) and from France (Besançon). We reviewed and discussed both applications in details between board members, asked questions to the applicants and evaluated the applications on 12 criteria, weighted by importance, to end up with our decision: 
 
Besançon, France.
 
At the end it was just small details that tipped the balance towards the winning application. One of the decisive element was the fact that there is already a club present in the selected destination and we believe that the presence of the World Games will give a big boost to the promotion and the development of inter-crosse in the area.
 
We want to thank both applicants for the efforts they puts in presenting their applications and for the interest for the sport of inter-crosse.
 
More details will be communicated in the coming days and weeks, but here are the preliminary information for the 2015 FIIC inter-crosse World Games:
 
Place: Besançon, France.
Dates: August 4th to 9th, 2015.
 
In hope to see you in great numbers in France this summer.
Besançon

Besançon

Changes to the FIIC board of directors

The Fédération Internationale d’Inter-Crosse would like to welcome Mr. Christian Treis (Germany) and Mr. Jan Ehrler (Czech Republic) as new members of its board of directors.

Mr. Treis was elected unanimously at the 2014 AGA (August 6th, in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy) and was nominated at the position of secretary by the board members. Mr. Ehrler was nominated by the board members to occupy the vacant position of officer (nomination to be endorsed at the 2015 AGA).

Additionaly, Mr. Mario Villa (Italy) was unanimously re-elected for another two-years term as officer on the board.

We also want to thank Mr. José Guiot, who did not ask for a new term, for his much appreciated involvement on the FIIC board of directors.

Finally, Mrs. Floriane Cotnoir accepted to remain as honorary board member. Mrs. Cotnoir’s 25+ years of involvement in inter-crosse is a tremendous source of information and experience and we are very happy to count on her support.

Along with Mr. Jonas Roslund (treasurer, Sweden) and Mr. Martin Cloutier (president, Québec), the FIIC board of directors is now complete and ready to work for the promotion and development of inter-crosse, in the best interests of our sport.

Please join your voices to ours to welcome the new board members and wish them best of luck.

Visit the ‘FIIC Board of Directors’ section for more information:
http://inter-crosse.com/organization/board/