International Gay Rugby is delighted to announce next week’s launch of the North American Championship 2021 bid process. NAC 2021 will be the third edition of the tournament and following a recent vote by IGR North American members, the previous two event format has now been consolidated into a single event from this cycle. The bid process timeline is as follows:
W/c August 12, 2019
IGR will open the formal bidding process for all North American IGR member clubs wishing to express their intention to bid to host the IGR North America Championship (NAC) 2021. Intention to bid must be in the form of a signed letter in PDF format from the Chairman of the bidding club and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation of receipt of the intention to bid will be provided by return email from the IGR Chairman.
23.59 local time, September 1, 2019
Deadline for formal intention to bid for the North America Championship 2021.
W/c September 2, 2019
The IGR Chairman will publicly announce the names of all clubs who have expressed their intention to bid.
23.59 local time, September 29, 2019
Deadline when all Clubs expressing their intention to bid must present their full bid document by email to the IGR Trustees and Regional Representatives for review.
23.59 local time, October 13, 2019
All recommended amendments will be provided via email to the bidding clubs by the IGR Chairman.
23.59 local time, October 27, 2019
Amended bid documents should be returned to IGR for final review.
W/c November 4, 2019
IGR will approve / decline bids for public marketing based on the North America Championship 2021 bid criteria document.
W/c November 11, 2019
Public marketing of the North America Championship 2021 bid documents may commence by the approved bidding clubs.
November 17, 2019
Bid Presentations and Q&A via IGR conference call.
W/c November 18, 2019
Launch a two-week vote to select the North American Championship 2021 host. All votes will be weighted in line with IGR membership level, one vote for Associate / Society / Worldwide members, two votes for Full members.
23.59 local time, December 1, 2019
Deadline for voting.
W/c December 2, 2019
IGR will count all votes and announce the host of the North America Championship 2021.
If you have any questions regarding the NAC 2021 bid process, please contact your local regional IGR Rep.