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WQF Annual Congress, 2019 – Summary

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At the end of each season, we hold the Annual Congress by email. Representatives of each National Federation are able to contribute. This year the Nations included were CZE, GBR, GER and HUN. Armenia were elected as members of the WQF and can vote next year, if they are active in quadrathlons.

The routine business involves scrutiny and approval of the accounts – which showed a surplus for the year and we have a balance which will be used to encourage young athletes to try quadrathlon. Another regular matter was the proposed calendar of World Cup races. An exciting programme of 11 races in 9 different countries has been agreed.

We made some minor changes to the WQF constitution, mainly to clarify when new members are allowed to vote at the congress. There are also a number of small changes to the rules. Mainly to make things clearer or to correct spellings.

There was a discussion about the calculation for World Cup points, introduced last year. These are now based on finish time, rather than just the position. We agreed that this worked well and are going to continue this in 2020. We recognise that entering 4 races can be a logistical (and financial) challenge, so next year the results of your best three races will be totalled. There will still be bonus points for all additional races.

We would welcome comments and suggestions from athletes about the organisation of management of quadrathlons both nationally and internationally.

We wish you happy holidays and a good start into the new year!

by John Kavanagh

Important documents

WQF Congress 2019 Minutes
WQF Sport and Competition Order
WQF Constitution
WQF World Cup 2020

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