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November 12th 2012

Call for Bids - 2014 World Barefoot Championships
BIDS FOR 2014 IWWF WORLD BAREFOOT WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

The IWWF World Barefoot Council is seeking bids from Federations to host the 2014 Open/Junior/Senior World Barefoot Water Ski Championships.

The current policy of the WBC is for the event to be hosted over a maximum duration of seven (7) days.

Based on recent Championships attendance numbers, this requires the Elimination/Semi Final Rounds of the Championships to be run on two (2) sites simultaneously for approximately three (3) days.

The finals for all Divisions are required to be conducted on the main site.

The WBC is prepared to consider alternative arrangements in respect to the maximum duration of the event, which must be clearly outlined in the bid submission.

As a guide, the bid submissions should contain the following information:

· Introduction
Provide a brief overview of the bid submission

· Proposed Dates of the Event

· Venue
Description of the venue where the Championships are proposed to be held including photo’s of the site and associated facilities

· Training and Practise
Detail proposed access to the site for training prior to the Championships and alternative training facilities in the near vicinity of the site

· Weather
Provide a summary of expected temperatures, probability of rain, wind conditions, etc. that are likely to prevail for the proposed time of year the event is to be held

· Local Area Information and Tourist Attractions
Provide an overview of the local area, demographics, nearest city, shopping, sporting facilities (golf, swimming pools, tennis, etc.) and associated tourist attractions

· Accommodation

Detail the available standard of accommodation near the site. List the approximate distance of the accommodation from the site and room rates if available

· Travel and Transport
Provide details of accessibility to the site, including the nearest International Airport and other relevant transport information that are applicable in travelling to the site

· Food
Provide details of food that is planned to be made available on-site, together with details of restaurants and eating facilities near the site and accommodation

· Planned Activities at the Event
Provide an overview of any planned social activities and other activities that will be available during the Championships

· Entry Fees
List proposed entry fees for the Championships

· Event Sponsorship
List any Companies that have agreed to sponsor the event

· Emergency Services
List details of nearest hospital, availability of ambulance, doctors and planned on-site emergency management team

· Event Budget
Provide details of the expected budget to host the event. This will ensure the LOC is fully aware the probable cost for hosting a World Championships.

· Organizing Committee Structure

Include an Organizing Committee Structure proposed to be set-up to run the Championships.

Local experience and skills in organising similar events (National Championships) is an important factor that should be highlighted, as it conveys valuable information to the WBC, the ability of the LOC to host a World Championships.

· Supporting Letters of Invitation
Include any supporting letters relating to the bid – Federal/State/Local Government, Federation Water Ski Peak Body and Division, Sponsors, etc.

· Confirmation/Exceptions to the Letter of Agreement/List of Obligations
Detail confirmation of accepting the terms and conditions outlined in the IWWF Letter of Agreement and WBC List of Obligations for Hosting a World Championships, or where applicable, any exceptions that may be conditional to the bid

· Performance Guarantee
Outline the details of the performance guarantee applicable to the event


The closing dates for submissions is 1 December 2012.


Submissions are to be sent to:

Richard Gray

Chairman – IWWF World Barefoot Council

E-mail - G1FOOTER@aol.com


Last Updated: November 20th 2012

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