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#FIICWG2017 – 2017 FIIC inter-crosse World Games

#FIICWG2017 logo
The FIIC board of directors is happy to announce that the organization of the 2017 FIIC inter-crosse World Games (#FIICWG2017) has been granted to the Essen Eagles committee from Germany, lead by Dominik Drese.

Organizers’ website: http://www.wgs2017.eu


Dates and location:

The 29th edition of the World Games will take place in Bochum, Germany, from July 31st to August 5th 2017. Mark the dates and get ready for a great event!

#FIICWG2017 Calendar


Registration and participation costs:

(UPDATED: 04/04/2017)

Participation costs (per participant):

  • Single occupancy: 500 (1st payment; €340; Final payment: €160).
  • Double occupancy: 350  (1st payment; €190; Final payment: €160).
  • Quadruple occupancy: 320  (1st payment; €160; Final payment: €160).

(non-playing participants get a €40 discount on the regular cost, applicable on final payment).

Deadlines:

  • Registration and 1st payment: April 20th, 2017.
  • Final payment: June 15th, 2017.

IMPORTANT: It is very important that the deadline for registration and first payment be respected. There will be no guarantee of room availability for registrations received after that date.

Registration and payment:

Follow these three easy steps to confirm your participation :

  1. Download the registration form from the organizers’ website: http://www.wgs2017.eu.
  2. Fill the form (it’s an editable PDF) and send it back to the email address indicated at the bottom.
  3. Make your payment using the bank information indicated below and on the registration form:
    • Account owner: Intercrosse Verband Deutschland e.V.
    • IBAN: DE61 3345 0000 0026 0864 70
    • BIC: WELADED1VEL

Additional information:

  • For double and quadruple occupancy, please get organized with your roommate(s) in order to ease the registration process.
  • Feel free to contact the organizing committee or the FIIC for any question (contact addresses below).

Accomodation and gyms:

Accomodation will be a the Youth hostel Bochum. The place offers comfortable bright rooms and facilities, pivate bathroom and shower, affordable rates (included in the participation costs) and a central location in the Bermuda3eck zone in central Bochum. Breakfast buffet is included.

If you require an alternative accomodation or additional nights, please contact the organizers (contacts below).

Youth Hostel Bochum

There will be 2 large gyms, both with stands, connected by a hallway where there will be snacks and drinks for sale. The gyms are located at the Bochum University.


Additional information and contacts:

  • Organizing committee: efferd12(at)aol.com (Dominik Drese)
  • FIIC contact: info(at)inter-crosse.com

Come back visit this page regularly, as more information and details will be published when they are available.

Bochum

Bochum (map)

(click to view in Google Maps)

#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…

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/

#FIICWG2014: Registration information

Registration information for the 2014 FIIC inter-crosse World Games:

DatesAugust 5-10, 2014.
Location: Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy.
Registration deadline: Sunday, May 25th, 2014. Revised: June 30th, 20141.

Participation costs:

Option Type Occupancy Cost per participant 2
A Player 2 320 €
B Player 3 to 6 310 €
C Non-player Any 280 €

1: Total payment to be received by that date.
2: Costs based on a minimum of 80 participants. Subject to revision based on the number of participants and financial sponsorship received.

Registration information: To register your delegation, download this registration form and fill it for each participant, then send it by email to info(at)intercrosse.it and secretary(at)inter-crosse.com.

Payment information: Bank details and payment information are available on the organizers’ website.

Age requirements: All playing participants must must of age 15 or more at the date of the event. Participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult tutor and a discharge of responsibility must be filled and signed by the parents and submitted to the FIIC by email (secretary@inter-crosse.com) or in person before the start of the event.

Additional information: More information can be found on the organizers’ website: http://www.intercrosse.it/WG_2014/?page_id=8.

#FIICWG2014 : And the World Games will be in…

Dear friends, the FIIC board of directors is happy to announce that the 2014 FIIC inter-crosse World Games will take place in…

Lignano Sabbiadoro map

LIGNANO SABBIADORO, ITALIA!

General informations:

  • Dates: August 5-10, 2014.
  • Location: Sport village of Lignano Sabbiadoro (Ge. Tur.), Italy (same location as in 2011).
  • Participation fees (*):
    • Player: ~315 € per participant, all included.
    • Non-player: ~265 € per participant, all included.

*: Important: These prices are preliminary, based on a minimum number of participants. Prices could be slightly higher if there are less participants, or they could be lower with sponsorship agreements (we’re working on it!)

Extra nights, indoor parking and wi-fi can be available for additional fees.

The organizing committee and the FIIC board of directors are already at work to ensure that you will have a great event next summer, but your collaboration will be required to make sure that the organization goes smoothly and that the event can take place as planned.

Note that the holding of the event is conditional that there are a minimum of 80 participants registered by April 30th, 2014. So please don’t wait to plan your vacation dates and save some money so that you are ready when time will come to register and make the payments. We count on your collaboration to respect the deadlines and register on time.

The event will be opened to players of age 15+ and to non-playing participants.

More information will be communicated soon.

We hope to see you in great numbers next summer in beautiful Italy. And don’t forget your bathing suit! :)

Lignano Sabbiadoro

P.S.: We invite you to use the hashtag #FIICWG2014 when you write about the 2014 World Games in social media (Facebook, Twitter…).

WG 2014 – New deadline

Hi all, considering the importance of the decision and the request we received to allow more time to think about it and get organized, the FIIC board of directors has agreed to extend the deadline to submit a candidacy to organize the 2014 FIIC World Games to November 15th 2013.

We invite you to take that additional time to consider the possibility to welcome the inter-crosse community in your nation in 2014 and let us know of your intentions as soon as possible.

In hope to read from you soon.