2023 World Freestyle Championship Hosting Bid Documents

The International Baton Twirling Federation is now receiving bids to host the 2022 World Freestyle Championship. All bids must be received no later than August 1, 2020.

The IBTF World Freestyle Championship is a 5-day event held during the first two weeks of August on the even-numbered years.

The Bid Document package includes 3 documents:

  • Hosting Bid Process (V4): This document provides a complete guide to the IBTF Bid Process. It explains how to prepare a bid, the requirements of the event, and a detailed description of the content that a bid should include.
  • Hosting Bid Metrics & Priorities Form: This document identifies the key attributes of the event and the key IBTF priorities that will be considered when evaluating a bid.
  • Hosting Agreement Check List: This document delineates the roles and responsibilities of the IBTF and the successful hosting organization.

Any questions about hosting bids should be directed to the IBTF President, Sandi Wiemers (presidentatibtf-batontwirling [dot] org). Completed hosting bids should be submitted by email to the IBTF President.

About the IBTF

The IBTF is an umbrella organization that brings together the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) and the World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations (WFNBTA). The WBTF was founded in 1977 and has held World Championship competitions since 1980. NBTA World Championship competitions have been held since 1990 under the authority of various organizations, with the WFNBTA being formed in 2013. The IBTF will hold a World Baton Twirling Championship in the odd-numbered years (beginning in 2021) and a World Freestyle Twirling Championship in the even-numbered years (beginning in 2022).