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On November 23-24, 2013 a combined meeting of the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) and World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations (WFNBTA) resulted in the structure of a union to organize an umbrella organization. An Executive Committee, comprised of both organizations, was formed to define the new organization’s governance structure.
The IBTF is a non-profit organization, organized to foster the development of countries that desire to join in membership, for the advancement of sport baton twirling throughout the world and to provide these countries with the opportunity to participate and contribute to the improvement of the sport of baton twirling.
To become the multidisciplinary governing body for the sport of baton twirling as recognized by the Global Association of International Sport Federations. This includes any use of the baton.
- To conduct World Championship competitions in each of our governed disciplines
- To become the single governing body for the sport of baton twirling internationally
- To create accreditation mechanisms for coaches and adjudicators of the disciplines we govern
The Executive created an initial project for the future by establishing a Grand Prix competition to be held bi-annually, where competitors from both organizations will compete in Solo, Two Baton and Team events. The inaugural Grand Prix was held in August 2015 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, CANADA. The second Grand Prix was held August 5-6 2017 in Poreč, CROATIA. The third Grand Prix is scheduled to be held in Bordeaux, FRANCE, in August 2019.