Badminton Europe have published its new bidding papers which at the same time is an introduction of a whole new procedure in events bidding. One document is uniting all of Badminton Europe’s Events – giving its member associations a detailed overview of the requirements for hosting the European Championships or the Circuit Finals.
As part of the new procedure, Badminton Europe’s member associations are given the opportunity of submitting bids at a much earlier stage than previously, and having the event allocated much earlier as well. The criteria for having the specific event allocated is outlined in the bidding papers, so if a member association is presenting a bid which fulfills the organizational criteria and meets the indicative rights fee published alongside the new bidding papers, Badminton Europe’s Council will allocate the event at its first coming meeting.
Badminton Europe’s Events Program contains European Championships in five different age groups, played individually or as team events as well as the annual Circuit Finals, where the best players of the season’s Circuits get together for a season finale. In 2014 the first ever European U15 Championships shall be staged – played alongside the European Men’s & Women’s Team Championships, giving the young talents the great experience and opportunity of playing in a big internationally setup alongside the biggest stars of European badminton. 2014 will also be the premiere year for the new format of the European Mixed Team Championships, where the qualification stage for the 2015-finals will be played. The new 12-teams final will eventually be played in February 2015.
More detailed information about the Badminton Europe Events Program and the new bidding procedure can be found in the new united bidding papers which can be downloaded HERE.