Calendar

Feb
20
Mon
2017–2018 National Armwrestling Championships
Feb 20 all-day

STATUS
2017 event open
for bids through February 20, 2017;
2018 event open
for bids through
May 1, 2017

HISTORY
Columbia, SC, 2015–2016
Buffalo, NY, 2014
Columbia, SC, 2013
Indianapolis, IN, 2012
Buffalo, NY, 2011

INSIDE TRACK
The 50th annual National Armwrestling Championships will be staged July 2017 and the 51st annual event will be in July 2018. Event requirements include a ballroom; a minimum seating of 300; a minimum 20-foot-by-30-foot stage; a PA system with a hand-held microphone in the ballroom; a minimum of six complimentary hotel rooms; a meeting room for registration; and a dance floor and bartender(s) for a Saturday night reception. Contact Karen Bean with the American Armsport Association at (423) 272-6162 or armsport@bellsouth.net.

Mar
1
Wed
2018–2020 USA Fencing National Tournaments
Mar 1 all-day

STATUS
2018–2019 bids open through March 1, 2017; 2019–2020 bids open through July 1, 2017

HISTORY
Various Cities

INSIDE TRACK
USA Fencing is accepting bids for a variety of national
tournaments covering the 2018–2019 season and the 2019–2020 season. Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis and tournaments may be awarded to cities that have submitted bids in advance of the deadline. USA Fencing will accept bids from any city, CVB, sports commission or fencing division interested in hosting. Venues must have a minimum of 180,000 continuous square feet. Contact Christine Strong Simmons, USA Fencing director of operations, at (719) 866-3620 or c.simmons@usfencing.org.

Apr
17
Mon
2017–2019 U.S. Quidditch Association Events
Apr 17 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through April 17, 2017

HISTORY
Kissimmee, FL, 2017
Columbia, SC, 2016
Rock Hill, SC, 2015
North Myrtle Beach, SC, 2014
Kissimmee, FL, 2013

INSIDE TRACK
Quidditch is a mixed-gender, full-contact sport based on the sport from the Harry Potter Series. U.S. Quidditch’s major annual events include eight regional championships, which are qualifiers for the U.S. Quidditch Cup, the national championship and the season’s premier event. USQ is currently accepting bids for regional championships and the cup for the 2017–2018 season (August to May) and the 2018–2019 season (August
to May). Contact Joe Pickett, USQ location coordinator, at (941) 773-9974
or joe.pickett@usquidditch.org.

May
5
Fri
2018 USA BMX National Race Series
May 5 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through May 5, 2017

HISTORY
Various cities

INSIDE TRACK: USA BMX is accepting bids for its 2018 National Race Series. The 2017 schedule includes 43 national races, a model the governing body expects to follow for 2018 as well. Events occur over weekends and include races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. National events can be hosted at local BMX tracks or within a covered arena and attract 800–2,000 athletes per weekend. Contact John David, USA BMX chief operating officer, at
(480) 961-1903 x112 or john@usabmx.com.

Jun
1
Thu
2018–2019 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship
Jun 1 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through June 1, 2017

HISTORY
Delray Beach, FL, 2014–2017
Montgomery, AL, 2012–2013
Orange Beach, AL, 2010–2011
Fresno, CA, 2008–2009
Olathe, KS, 2007

INSIDE TRACK
The NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship is a 16-team single-elimination tournament that attracts 400 participants and about 5,000 spectators. A stadium facility is required, with a minimum seating capacity of 1,000. A back-up or alternate championship field is also required as part of the bid. A centralized hotel that can accommodate meetings and an opening banquet for at least 700 people is also a requirement of the bid. Contact Dustin Wilke, NAIA associate director of championship administration, at (816) 595-8161 or dwilke@naia.org.

Jul
1
Sat
2018–2020 USA Fencing National Tournaments
Jul 1 all-day

STATUS
2018–2019 bids open through March 1, 2017; 2019–2020 bids open through July 1, 2017

HISTORY
Various Cities

INSIDE TRACK: USA Fencing is accepting bids for national tournaments covering the 2018–2019 season and the 2019–2020 season. Proposals are evaluated on a
rolling basis and tournaments may be awarded to cities that have submitted bids in advance of the deadline. USA Fencing will accept bids from any city, CVB, sports commission or fencing division interested in hosting. Venues must have a minimum of 180,000 continuous square feet. Contact Christine Strong Simmons, USA Fencing director of operations, at (719) 866-3620 or c.simmons@usfencing.org.

Sep
27
Wed
2020 FISU World University Championships
Sep 27 all-day

STATUS
Open for bids through September 27, 2017

HISTORY
Various cities

INSIDE TRACK
The Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire has launched the bidding procedure for the 2020 FISU World University Championships. Unlike the organization’s Universiade event, the WUCs are multiple single-sport events. But in 2020, the season will also include proposed sports clusters for events, with several events staged in one location such as combat sports (boxing, karate, Muay Thai, sambo, wrestling and wushu) and mind sports (chess, bridge, etc.). FISU member associations interested in bidding should fill out a letter of intention and send it to championships@fisu.net for more information.