TO: FIRS INLINE HOCKEY MEMBER FEDERATIONS:
The Bilbao Organizing Committee today sent us photographs of the newly completed rink which is part of a sports complex in
The site of the arena is located within a municipal sport complex, with the name:
Bilbao Kirolak is the name of the municipal recreation administration for the city. The street address on their publicity brochure refers all correspondence to the City Hall. However, after consulting several maps of the city, I can inform you that the complex location is at the corner of Calle Fray Juan (N634) and Calle Rio Castanos. It is out of the downtown area, to the northeast of the city.
1. There are 16 men's teams registered for the World Championship, which provides 4 pools in the round robin, seeded exactly according to the revised rules of CIRILH published in the Playing Rules Manual. Each men's team will play one game per day. Consult schedule attached as a Microsoft Word document for procedures that will divide the competition into two tournaments after the round robin is concluded, awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze medals to the World Championship winners and separate medals for those remaining in the competition for the FIRS World Team Cup.
2. Ultimately, less women's teams signed up than was anticipated to participate in the World Championship. The women's teams number 7 and because of the number of days scheduled, the dates of the 8th and 9th of July will be consigned to team practice, then a full round robin of all teams will take place during the next four days in order to satisfy the published start and finish dates of the World Championship for women. Those teams that come from overseas can not adjust airline flights without severe economic penalties, so even with fewer teams, we must follow the published schedule. Please consult the revised game schedule attached to this email.
es to the Organizing Committee of Bilbao, so that you may be met at the airport in
I look forward to seeing all of our inline roller hockey friends in July at the wonderful new Spanish rink in
Cordially, Click here to get this leter as pdf file