Championships under the rules of ESKA:

    Freitag, November 26, 2021 - 13:00 to Sonntag, November 28, 2021 - 15:00

    Thank you to all members who responded concerning their participation at this years ESKA championships in Switzerland. It was gratifying to see the overwhelmingly positive response despite the uncertain situation with COVID in many countries.

    Unfortunately with COVID cases rising rapidly in Switzerland, along with hospitalisations, the Swiss government cannot guarantee access to Switzerland for all ESKA members. Once in Switzerland there are very strict and for some, very expensive protocols to follow. In addition there is the strong possibility of cancellation at short notice.

    In these circumstances the ESKA Board has decided to postpone this year’s championships at this early stage in order to prevent members suffering the financial loss which may result from late cancellation. We understand that this is a great disappointment to competitors, coaches, referees and to the Swiss organising committee who have worked very hard for the past two years to plan this event however I hope that you understand that our priority is the safety of our members.

    The future schedule of ESKA championships is:

    2022 – Winterthur, Switzerland – 25-27th November (postponed from 2021)
    2023 – San Fernando, Cadiz – November (date to be announced)

    It has been decided that membership fees will be suspended for a second consecutive year.

    Also because congress traditionally takes place at a championship, the Executive Board has decided to postpone the ESKA congress until November 2022.

    We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

    Richard Poole