If it happens it will be in Bruges.
May 3, 2021 by Ravi Vasudevan in Livewire, News with 0 comments
The European Ultimate Federation (EUF) originally set themselves a deadline of May 1 to decide on the holding an extended EUCF (xEUCF) this fall, but they have postponed the final decision until after the June 15 meeting of the city council in Bruges, Belgium, where the tournament will be held. The decisions made at the city council meeting will determine whether or not the event can take place.
However, some decisions were made about the event. The EUF is moving forward with tournament preparations. They have decided that if an event will take place, it will be one single, large event in Bruges.1 They will ask national federations for pre-registration of their clubs and possibly an early fee after the decision is made.2 If the event is to happen, the TOC will have to make a non-refundable deposit on the July 1.
As the EUF have already cancelled the EUCR qualifying events, bids will be given directly to national federations who can decide how to distribute their bids among their top clubs. The bid distribution will be based on the the EUCF results of the past four years.
The TOC and the EUF are aiming to host a large event of 72 teams: 32 open teams, 20 mixed teams, and 20 women’s teams. If reductions in size are necessary then the open division will be reduced. They have decided on a minimum of 16 teams per division for this event. National federations can commit their number of teams before deciding exactly which clubs will take those spots. For example, a country could commit three spots in a certain division but still hold a qualifying event for those spots later in the year.
In their previous announcement, they were considering holding smaller events separated by division. ↩
Note: A pervious version of this article said that the EUF would be asking for registration and fees before the decision. This has been corrected. ↩