EYC 2020 cancelled, Tilburg, Netherlands, will be host city 2021

Due to the current Covid-19 virus we are facing, the organizing committee together with ETBF and the city of Tilburg have decided to cancel the EYC 2020. This means, there will be no European Youth Championships in 2020!

It is a hard decision to make, knowing how athletes and coaches look forward to this event every year. But given the circumstances, we also feel we have no other choice. The situation in Europe is looking better than before and because we like to keep it that way for the upcoming months, we believe it is not responsible to invite athletes, coaches and fans from over 20 countries to come to Tilburg and compete for the medals. Besides that, it is unsure if the local authorization gives us permission to host an international event like this in October 2020.

We welcome you in Tilburg in 2021
As the EYC 2020 organizing committee had prepared to welcoming you to Tilburg then it was agreed between the host of EYC 2020, the host of EYC 2021 and ETBF, that EYC 2021 will be hosted in Tilburg, NL, and France who were already preparing to host the EYC 2021, will move and host the EYC 2022.

This means that the EYC 2021 will take place in Tilburg 25 March to 4 April 2021 and the EYC 2022 will take place in Wittelsheim, France.

We hope all federations, coaches, managers and athletes (and their parents) understand these decisions. We also realize this raises some questions. We will collect all the questions we receive on eyc2020@etbfchampionships.eu and try to answer the questions a.s.a.p.

We keep chasing our dreams and hope you do to!  Let’s stay connected via our socials @eycbowling. Have a healthy and safe summer.