Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, The FIFG World Cup will not take place during 2020, and no FIFG tournaments will take place until June 1st.
WORLD CUP 2020
On March 26th 2020 the FIFG Board met with the Japanese FootGolf Association (World Cup organizers). During the meeting the JFGA authorities stated that the situation is getting worse every day with the COVID-19. On top of this, the IOC decided to postpone the Olympics for 2021. Therefore, the JFGA authorities declared their intention to postpone the World Cup. Minutes after that meeting, the FIFG Board received a formal letter from Mr. Shinpei Matsuura, President of the JFGA, expressing their intention to postpone the World Cup to the year 2021.
“The situation has been changing dramatically day by day in the world. Since the Olympics are going to be postponed to the next year, it would be rational to postpone the FootGolf World Cup to the next year as well. We believe that the most important thing is to keep FootGolf families and all the people in the World safe, healthy, and in peace at this moment. We do hope that everybody is trying to be extremely careful in keeping good shape and conditions during this difficult time…”, declares Mr. Matsuura in his letter.
In line with this reasoning, and with the recommendations received by most member countries, the 4th FIFG World Cup WILL NOT take place during 2020.
During the next few weeks the FIFG Board will monitor the situation in order to evaluate all the alternatives. For instance if the World Cup is going to be moved to 2021, there is a need to know the new dates for the Olympics.
WORLD TOUR 2020
Due to the pandemic situation with the COVID-19, and in compliance with the World Health Organization’s recommendations, and in line with the majority of the suggestions submitted by some member countries, the Federation for International FootGolf decided to reschedule all FIFG tournaments effectively as of today and through May 31st 2020. This means that NO FIFG tournaments (50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000) will take place until, at least, June 1st.
“We all know that this is a very dynamic situation, which changes every day, so the FIFG Board will monitor the situation very closely to see whether it needs to make further decisions, such as rescheduling again or modifying both the World and Regional Tours and Rankings. In this regard, by May 15th the FIFG Board will assess the situation, make an update and release another announcement accordingly”, said Javier de Ancizar, Vice President of the FIFG.