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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:00 am 
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i would agree with Lard if bloodbowl was not a hobby. i think that 2 years make a big commitment and the possibility that the organiser have other important matters that will interfer is higher on 2 year timeframe than on 1 year. Real life may come and break the organisation. new child, moving because of work, mariage/divorce, hillness etc...all those have bigger odds to happen on a 2 year timeframe.
I would be very happy to know he next eurobowl location 2 or 3 years ahead, but i would be very sad to have it cancelled because the main organiser had to leave the country.
So this proposition should be worked on, and maybe adding backups of some sort.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:54 am 
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Lard wrote:
And that is great! But in the future, we dont really want many (or any...) countries preparing in vain. I think it is easier and more "organizing friendly" just to have more time from when you know you will organize till the event.

If, for example, Wales have put a lot off effort into organizing and then doesnt get it its just a shame and wast of effort. Read me right, i think its great that Wales have prepared, but I would think its sad if they have done it in vain. And I think 2 years notice solve that issue kind of easy.


Don't get me wrong i'm not opposed to your suggestion, in fact I think it has a lot of merit but I wouldn't really describe our plans as done in vain whether we host or not. If we do get that honour then we can start to move on things quite quickly but if we don't then we still have options.

The venues, hotels etc. that we've made initial contacts in could all be used to potentially expand our national tournament (although given the prestigious nature of what we have planned we are hoping to save it for something special :wink: ) or used for a World Cup bid to expand the Bloodbowl scene in our country.

Also at this stage they are only plans, ideas of costs, indications of the work involved, itemising things that we need to think about and making some initial conacts so we have avenues and options.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:41 am 
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DaPiranha wrote:
Don't get me wrong i'm not opposed to your suggestion, in fact I think it has a lot of merit but I wouldn't really describe our plans as done in vain whether we host or not. If we do get that honour then we can start to move on things quite quickly but if we don't then we still have options.

You are right. I exaggerated when I described it to be "in vain". I blame that mistake on my limited English language abilities

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i think that 2 years make a big commitment and the possibility that the organiser have other important matters that will interfer is higher on 2 year timeframe than on 1 year. Real life may come and break the organisation. new child, moving because of work, mariage/divorce, hillness etc...all those have bigger odds to happen on a 2 year timeframe.

I see it in a different light. In two years time a country have time to regroup if disaster strikes (think car accidents, not new children, regarding the word disaster). I also object to the notion that an tournament in EuroBowls size only would have one organizer. This weekend we in team Sweden discussed if we have the capability to organize EuroBowl 2014, and even thou we where 10 people in the room we felt that we would have to ask around to have a sufficient crew with the right skills. It is important to have an organization that can take the loss of any one dude.
The biggie for us seemed to be a problem in finding a fitting venue (big, nice, cheap). With two years notice that seams alot easier.

I agree that it is possible to arrange EuroBowl and similar tournaments in 1 year but I argue here that the quality has a greater chance to be great with a larger timeframe. And many conserns about EuroBowl seems to be about the quality. I have only been to one, the Copenhagen experience, and that was a super great tournament! On the other hand, the danes had two years to prepare...

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:21 am 
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Having organised the Eurobowl in England and done 80% of the work myself, I don't see a year being a problem.

As long as it's tackled in a logical order, you can organise a venue and accomm in about 2 to 3 months, and that's the main objective. After that you need places to eat, drink & socialise but, as these are common to life, they are also available almost everywhere.

Hawca has already mentioned Wales' efforts. If it doesn't happen for 2014 then he has most things prepared for 2016, 2017 or whenever. As we progress I expect England to have a ready to roll plan in a few years so we can just push the 'go' button when needed and I would encourage all prospective hosts to do something similar.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:49 am 
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I agree with Geoff on this one.
If you have a venue and a place to sleep (perhaps in one location?) to fit the whole Eurobowlcircus for 2014, it has to be a big venue, which means a large hotel or something similar.
Chances are this place will still be available two or three years later.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:08 am 
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Hi,

as a Chairman and main organizer (and member of the Team Serbia) I am happy to invite you to reconsider joining (at least for a year) the largest event in the miniature gaming and that is European Team Championship. We are organizing and hosting incredible event that will get together about 750 players and coaches from all around the globe. It is event organised by the players and for the players, with a good atmosphere, lots of fun and opportunities to socialize. Currently we have team tournaments in Warhammer fantasy, Warhammer 40K & Flames of War. We would like to include blood bowl in the family :).

I believe that It would be really great to join us in Novi Sad, Serbia. We are hosting all events in one cool hall and we are aiming to make a gaming festival out of it. Serbia is pretty cheap country and I believe that we can attract more teams from eastern Europe that way making Eurobowl bigger event then ever. We have very good media coverage and hope to make live stream this year.

Entry fee is so far 40-47 euros for the 3 day event together with lunch on all three days and possible supprise from sponsors that such big happenings do attract.

Here you can see some pictures how was it this year:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ETC-2013 ... 3428748437

I am opened to all question and ideas. We can have a drink and talk in Vienna also :).

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:32 am 
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Quick question re EB 2014 - do we have a list of those nations who would like to be considered as future hosts i.e. those who have not yet hosted, and feel they are able to host in Autumn 2016?

Or will this only be decided once we're in Ostend?

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:51 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:43 pm 
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I suggest we make that list before this years eurobowl. So we can announce that list in the openingceremony.

Do we contact all team captains of nations that have not hosted yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:35 pm 
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I think the possible hosts would be:
Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Portugal and Hungary.
That means 8 countries who could host the event in 2016.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
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I confirm that Scotland would like to be considered as future hosts.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:42 pm 
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driesfield wrote:
I think the possible hosts would be:
Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Portugal and Hungary.
That means 8 countries who could host the event in 2016.
Do they all meet the criteria? I.e. 6 nationals and IIRC having attended 2 of the last 3 Eurobowls (including this one)?

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
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@Joe: no, not all eight. Norway's new, I think the rest can be considered.

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
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WALES want the chance to host

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 Post subject: Re: Future hosts
 Post Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:55 pm 
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Joemanji wrote:
driesfield wrote:
I think the possible hosts would be:
Scotland, Wales, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Portugal and Hungary.
That means 8 countries who could host the event in 2016.
Do they all meet the criteria? I.e. 6 nationals and IIRC having attended 2 of the last 3 Eurobowls (including this one)?

We are so keen to host that our captain has taken out Scottish citizenry: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204742301735098&set=p.10204742301735098&type=1&theater

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