OFFICIAL STATEMENT XV PADEL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

Updates XV World Championship 2020

 

We are getting closer to November, when our World Championships, the most important event organized by the IPF, were due to take place.

Regrettably, we must acknowledge that the emergency scenario related to COVID-19 is not over yet in the territories of many affiliated members of ours (while in some countries the path towards the return to normality has been taken): travelling from country to country, both in terms of pure transportation and the related requirements (issuance of visas, quarantine, checks, etc.) is still complicated (in some cases even prohibited) and the news coming from different countries of the world are still not encouraging for the short/middle term.

Having considered the above, the Board – following the route taken by other international sports institutions (i.e. IOC, UEFA, ITF) – has decided to reschedule the World Championships for the 2021. The Qatari Federation has confirmed its availability to host the event and is looking forward to our decisions about the new dates.

This is heartbreaking, because it means that we will be deprived of the most important event of 2020 of IPF and we will have to wait some time to showcase the beauty of our sport and take another step towards the popularity that Padel deserves in the whole world.

The Board of Directors and the Sports Department of the IPF, however, believe that the postponement is the best solution to ensure a successful World Championship: all national federations will be able to restart their local competitions and train properly their national teams in preparation for the World Championship. Furthermore, we are confident that in 2021 we will be able to stage all the events planned for the biennium 2020-2021

With respect to the new date of the event (and qualifications phases), we would like to stage the World Championships as soon as possible, and doing so would be superb news for all our family. However, the pillars of the next World Championships will be safety and participation: they will take precedence. Therefore, we will keep monitoring the situation and will provide you with more information in due course.

FIP TOUR COMPETITION IS BACK AND IT COMES WITH THE CUPRA FIP FINALS

FIP RESTART COMPETITION

 

The International Padel Federation reactivates its competition with the CUPRA FIP TOUR 2020 this August.

The Board of Directors confirmed, after seeing the evolution of the Pandemic, the return of the competition. Always respecting safety regulations and health directives.

In addition, after an atypical year, a new tournament is born, giving more excitement to the end of the year that needs new formats that maintain the illusion of competing, helping, even more, our sport with greater visibility for players around the world. A final stage that will gather the best players of the 2020 year who have participated in the international circuit. We announce the creation of the CUPRA FIP FINALS 2020.

This tournament brings more news as it has its special main draw size, new points given for the FIP – WPT ranking, and the prize money.

Points CUPRA FIP FINALS 2020

  • Winner                 50
  • Runner up           30
  • Semifinal             15
  • 1/4 Final              8
  • 1/8 Final              4
  • 1/16 Final            3

 

 

Prize money

For the CUPRA FIP FINALS main draw, a minimum total amount of 12000€ will be distributed.

Qualifying

The main draw will be made of 64 pairs, to participate there will be 3 options:

  1. To win a FIP STAR category tournament.
  2. To get the place for the total sum of points of the CUPRA FIP TOUR tournaments during the 2020.
  3. FIP member federations may send a pair if a player from that nation, with a license issued by that federation, plays a minimum of 3 tournaments *, regardless of category.

 

*In the event that a federation, due to the situation of COVID19, cannot organize 3 tournaments and its players have difficulties in traveling and competing in the CUPRA FIP TOUR, the FIP could grant that Federation to choose a pair as long as a player, with a license issued by that national federation, play only 1 tournament.

 

This will help players from all over the world, regardless of their level, stay in a difficult year motivated with new goals. In addition, the relationship between players and federations will be stronger, encouraging the participation and organization of international events in different countries.

The dates scheduled for the CUPRA FIP FINALS 2020 will be the week of December 7 al 13, 2020. Being the last tournament of the year.

 

Over the next few weeks, we will announce the different tournaments of the CUPRA FIP TOUR 2020 so the venue for the final stage.

 

The Official Ranking will remain frozen all the year and it will be in January 2021 when all the points of the different tournaments played in 2020 will be updated.