Open Mixed Masters: Cancellation of IRV Event in Riga
Dear IRV friends,
We started our discussions regarding the new competition format “Open Mixed Masters” early last year. It was our goal to establish a joint competition for gym and Cyr wheel athletes at the same time as organising a community event for wheel gymnastics enthusiasts. The open training sessions and the judging seminar were intended to support this community spirit.
The framework of the CSIT World Sports Games offers a wide range of possibilities for us to organise an international event like the Open Mixed Masters. However, we face challenges regarding wheel transport, judges and financial issues, that can only be realised with a substantial number of participants.
Unfortunately, we have received only five team registrations (and only one judge) for the event in Riga. This is fewer than our required minimum number of participants, which means we have no choice but to cancel the Open Mixed Masters 2017 in Riga.
We are really sorry about this cancellation!
This was definitely not our last attempt to establish this competition format.
We are convinced that the Open Mixed Masters has great potential as part of the future Wheel Gymnastics event series. We will discuss the future integration of the Open Mixed Masters into our events at our next meeting in May in Munich, Germany.
You are invited to send your feedback regarding the Open Mixed Masters. This will help us to improve the overall structure.