Greta Pinggera and Alex Gruber of Italy win the singles titles at the FIL Luge World Cup on Natural Track in Vatra Dornei. Fellow Italians Florian Clara and Patrick Pigneter win the doubles

The week in review

7th to 13th October

This week we have a full and fantastic program with a wide variety of sports. We start the review with a Mind Sport to be showcased in Vancouver. Recently the World Championships for Chess and Draughts completed and on this occasion Xiangqi makes the entry from Monday to Friday with the 16th World Championship. The event is also named the Prored Cup. Staying in North America with Eloy in Arizona staging two Air Sports events. It is the 22nd FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving and the 13th FAI World Cup of Artistic Events. Both tournaments involve and aspect of Skydiving. It is also the start of the Curling season with the World Mixed Curling Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland. We head over to Tbilisi in Georgia where the veterans of Wrestling perform in the World Championship. Moving on to a sport that requires incredible strength, Potchefstroom in South Africa showcases the World Masters Powerlifting Championships starting on Monday. There are also two World Games this week. The International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments present the 2019 INAS Global Games in Brisbane, while Doha hosts the ANOC World Beach Games.  

Hawaii has been the destination for the Ironman World Championships since 1978 and on this occasion it is Kailua-Kona to be the host on Saturday. Staying with one of the disciplines and we head to the windy city for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday. The race has an IAAF Gold Label status. Two Combat Sports featuring this week are Sambo and Kickboxing. With Sambo the World Championship is for the juniors and youth in Tashkent, while it is the World Kickboxing Association presenting the World Championship in Swidnica, Poland. Kickboxing is a sport with several governing bodies mainly as each one has adopted a slightly different style. It may take some time to unify the sport under one umbrella. Australia host another World Championship and on this occasion Melbourne has been chosen for English Billiards. In Tennis the China Open final in Beijing will be contested between Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka in just a few hours, while in Shanghai the men's Rolex Shanghai Masters begins at the same time. Para Sports have three World Championships this week. Sydney stages Shooting, Rafting features in Kiev, and Sailing in Genoa. Finally, Japan have kept their hopes on course for a quarter-final at the World Rugby Cup 2019 with a bonus-point win against Samoa today. The decider in their group will be against Scotland next Sunday. 

Until next time, have a great sporting week!

Air Sports

Monday to Saturday - 22nd FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving; 13th FAI World Cup of Artistic Events - Eloy, Arizona, USA

Amputee Football

30th September to 14th October - Cup of African Nations Amputee Football - Benguela, Angola


Tuesday to Sunday - FINA Water Polo Challengers Cup 2019 - Singapore

Friday to Sunday - FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 #5 - Berlin, Germany


Tuesday to Sunday - Yonex Dutch Open 2019 - Almere, The Netherlands


Saturday to 26th October - Grand Canaria Fronton King - Fronton, Galdar, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands


Thursday to 14th October - Belt & Road - Xi'An, China

Friday to 14th October - IFBB Diamond Cup Skopje 2.0 - Skopje, North Macedonia; Central American and Caribbean Championship - Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Boule Lyonnaise

Wednesday to Saturday - Women's European Championship - Balaruc les Bains, France


30th September to 14th October - AIBA Women's World Championships - Ulan Ude, Russia


Monday - Australia Women v Sri Lanka Women (2nd ODI) - Brisbane, Australia; Pakistan v Sri Lanka (2nd T20I) - Lahore, Pakistan

Wednesday - Australia Women v Sri Lanka Women (3rd ODI) - Brisbane, Australia; India Women v South Africa Women (1st ODI) - Perecherla, india; Pakistan v Sri Lanka (3rd T20I) - Lahore, Pakistan

Thursday to 14th October - India v South Africa (2nd Test) - Pune, India

Friday - India Women v South Africa Women (2nd ODI) - Perecherla, India


Saturday - 2019 ICO Nations Cup Final - Praha, Czech Republic


Saturday to 19th October - World Mixed Curling Championship 2019 - Aberdeen, Scotland


Friday to Sunday - UCI Trials World Cup - il Ciocco, Italy

Saturday - Road - Il Lombardia - Italy

Saturday - UCI Cycle-Ball World Cup - St Gallen, Switzerland

Dance Sports

Tuesday - WDC 2019 International Championships (Ballroom & Latin) - London, England

Friday - WDSF World Championship (Standard) - Bilbao, Spain

Saturday - WDSF U21 World Championship (Standard) - Bilbao, Spain


6th October to Saturday - BoyleSports World Grand Prix - Dublin, Ireland

English Billiards

Tuesday to Saturday - World Billiards Championship (Men) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Friday to Saturday - World Billiards Championship (Women) - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Equestrian (Group 1 Racing)

Thursday - Stella Artois Caulfield Cup - Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Friday - Bet365 Fillies' Mile - Newmarket, England

Saturday - Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes; Aquis Toorak Handicap - Caulfield, Victoria, Australia; Darley Dewhurts Stakes - Newmarket, England; Jockey Club; San Isidro; Suipacha - San Isidro, Argentina; Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lane's End - Keeneland, Kentucky, USA

Sunday - Shuka Sho - Kyoto, Japan


Saturday to 19th October - Shore Angling Youth World Championship - Terracina, Italy


5th September to 19th November - CONCACAF Nations League - Various

Thursday to Saturday - UEFA European Qualifiers - Various


Wednesday to 20th October - 2019 INAS Global Games - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Saturday to 17th October - ANOC World Beach Games- Doha, Qatar


Thursday to Sunday - Bridgestone Open - Chiba, Japan; TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia; Italian Open - Rome, Italy; Houston Open - Humble, Texas, USA


4th October to Sunday - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Stuttgart, Germany


6th October to Tuesday - Brasilia Grand Slam 2019 - Brasilia, Brazil


Friday to Saturday - Ju-Jitsu Panamerican Championship 2019 - Punta del Este, Uruguay


Wednesday to Sunday - WKA World Championships - Swidnica, Poland

Kite Sports

4th October to Tuesday - GKA Freestyle World Cup - Dakhla, Morocco

Wednesday to Sunday - GKA Kite-Surf World Cup - Dakhla, Morocco

Thursday to 15th October - GKA Race World Cup - South Mission Beach, California, USA

Modern Pentathlon

Monday to Wednesday - South American Senior & Junior Championships - Buenos Aires, Argentina


Friday to Sunday - FIM Superbikes - Motul Argentinean Round - San Juan, Argentina

Motor Racing

Sunday - FIA Formula One - Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka, Japan

Mountain Running

Saturday - WMRA World Cup Race # 7 Final :  Smarna Gora 10km - Ljubljana, Slovenia


Sunday - Constellation Cup - New Zealand v Australia - Christchurch, New Zealand

Para Sports

Wednesday to 18th October - Sydney 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships - Sydney, NSW, Australia

Wednesday to 14th October - Para-Rafting World Championship - Kiev, Ukraine

Saturday to 19th October - 2.4 mR Para-Sailing World Championship - Genoa, Italy


Friday to 15th October - World Poker Tour Westbet Bounty Scramble - Jacksonville, Florida, USA


Tuesday to 19th October - Tortugas Open - Argentina


Monday to Saturday - World Masters Powerlifting Championships - Potchefstroom, South Africa


Friday to Sunday - World Tour - IWT Swedish Open - Stockholm, Sweden


Friday to Sunday - World Tour - Bay Classic Premier Racquetball Tournament - Pleasanton, California, USA


Thursday to Saturday - 2019 FISA African Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta - Tunis, Tunisia


Tuesday - Union - South Africa v Canada - Kobe City, Japan

Wednesday - Union - Argentina v USA - Kumagaya City, Japan; Scotland v Russia - Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; Wales v Fiji - Oita Prefecture, Japan

Friday - Union - Australia v Georgia - Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Saturday - Union - New Zealand v Italy - Toyota City, Japan; England v France - Yokohama City, Japan; Ireland v Samoa - Fukuoka City, Japan

Saturday - League - Malta v Italy - Sydney, Australia

Sunday - Union - Namibia v Canada - Kamaishi City, Japan; USA v Tonga - Higashiosaka City, Japan; Wales v Uruguay - Kumamoto City, Japan; Japan v Scotland - Yokohama City, Japan


Sunday - Bank of America Chicago Marathon - Chicago, Illinois, USA


Friday to Sunday - World Youth and Junior Sambo Championships - Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Wednesday to Sunday - European Assaut Championships - Genoa, Italy

School Sports

3rd October to Thursday - ISF WSC Beach Volleyball - San Vito lo Capo - Italy


Wednesday to 14th October - ISSF World Cup Final Shotgun - Al Ain, UAE

Slot Racing

4th October to Saturday - ISRA Slot Car World Championships 2019 - Corby, England


Saturday to Sunday - Parris Cues Champion of Champions - Gloucester, England


Saturday to Sunday - 2019 Sumo World Championships and Junior Sumo World Championships - Osaka, Japan


3rd October to Sunday - World Tour - Roxy Pro France - Hossegor, France

Table Hockey

Saturday - World Tour - Latvia Open - Inčukalns, Latvia

Table Soccer

Friday to Sunday - Slovenia Bled Masters 2019 - Slovenia

Saturday - Groot Kickertonooi Borgloon 2019 - Belgium

Saturday to Sunday - ITSF Pro Tour Hessen 2019 - Germany

Table Tennis

Tuesday to Sunday - 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum German Open - Bremen, Germany

Friday to Sunday - 2019 ITTF Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships - Pleasantville, New York, USA


Friday to Sunday - Sahl Hasheesh 2019 World Taekwondo Beach Championships - Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt


6th October to Sunday - Rolex Shanghai Masters - Shanghai, China

Monday to Sunday - Tianjin Open - Tianjin, China; Uper Austria Ladies Linz - Linz, Austria


Saturday - IRONMAN World Championship - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

Underwater Sports

Friday to Sunday - International World Cup Constant Weight Contest - Jounieh, Lebanon


1st to 15th October - FIVB Volleyball World Cup Japan 2019 for Men - Various, Japan


Tuesday to Sunday - Veterans World Championships - Tbilisi, Georgia


Monday to Friday - "Prored Cup" 16th World Xiangqi Championship - Vancouver, BC, Canada

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