WATC 2016 Tour boat

Hosting Process

The bidding process for the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships has now concluded

The 2023 WATC will become a one-course event per championship with a minimum number of 36 women’s teams and 36 men’s teams. The timeline and requirements for submitting a bid were as follows:

  • 1 July 2020 WATC bid information was sent to all IGF National Federation Members (NFMs).
  • 1 August 2020 An indication of interest was due to the IGF along with the following information:
    • Host city
    • Main airport
    • Host course(s)
    • Host hotel(s)
    • Proposed dates
  • 15 August 2020 From among the NFMs indicating interest, the IGF selected the members invited to submit full bids.
  • 1 September 2020 The WATC Application Form was due from the members who were invited to submit full bids. The IGF reviewed the bid for completeness and worked with the NFM to satisfy any remaining document requirements.
  • 1 October 2020 The IGF sent the bidding countries’ completed WATC Application Forms to all IGF NFMs.
  • 20 October 2020 The NFMs voted on the 2023 site during the virtual 2020 Biennial Meeting.

Please visit the WATC 2023 page to read more about the winning bid.

Further information about hosting and bidding can be found in the following documents: IGF Event Bidding Rules, WATC Application Form, WATC Technical Manual, WATC schedule of events and Sportcal GSI Event Study - World Amateur Team Championships 2018.

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