Seiser Alm hosted the FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup with Vlad Khadarin of Russia and Tess Coady of Australia as the winners

The week in review

21st to 27th October

Hello and welcome to most likely one of the busiest sporting weeks of the season. There are a small number of sports we do not get to hear of that often, but they all have World Championships on show this week. We start with Arm Wrestling and it will be Constanta in Romania showcasing the premier tournament on the WAF calendar. Next up is Basque Pelota and in particular Trinquete Sport played in a closed court with Oloron-Sainte-Marie in France as the host. We next head over to Fontana in California for the 8th Track World Championship in Model Auto Racing. To round it all off, the Dryland Sleddog Racing World Championship will be welcomed by Nybro in Sweden. The Bobsleigh and Skeleton season starts this week in Lillehammer with a youth tournament. With one season starting, another is coming to a close and on this occasion it is the FIM Superbikes World Championship with the final race weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Doha. Great Britain's Jonathan Rea is already crowned world champion. Orienteering also has the final World Cup round in Guangdong in China. 

In women's tennis the WTA Finals will be in Shenzhen in China starting next Sunday for a week. Staying with women's sport, Cairo will be getting ready for the CIB PSA Women's World Championship starting on Wednesday. Squash is a major sport in Egypt and they have a great chance for one of their stars to be crowned champion. In Rugby Union we have had two amazing quarter-finals today, albeit somewhat one-sided as the scorelines indicate. England will now meet New Zealand in the semi-final, while tomorrow's two matches between France v Wales and Japan v South Africa will determine the other semi-final. England and New Zealand are the favourites, but unfortunately one team will have to go home after next Saturday's match. Apart from three IAAF Gold Label road races next Sunday, next weekend also has an Ultra-marathon World Championship. Albi in France will stage the IAU 2019 24-hour World Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Brazil is getting ready to present the FIFA 2019 U17 World Cup starting on Saturday with the final on the 17th November. Boule Lyonnaise has the 2nd Women's World Cup of Nations to be hosted at Villa Alemana in Chile, while Izmir in Turkey will be the venue for the FMJD Youth Draughts World Championship starting on Sunday. 

We will be back next week!

Air Sports

17th October to Monday - 2019 FAI F1ABC World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft - Lost Hills, California, USA

Tuesday to Sunday - 21st FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship - Mallorca, Spain

Amputee Football

Friday to Sunday - Costa Rica v USA (3-match tournament) - San Jose, Costa Rica

Saturday to Sunday - Turkey v Poland (2-match tournament) - Antalya, Turkey

Arm Wrestling

Saturday to 3rd November - World Armwrestling Championship; World Para-armwrestling Championship; World Deaf Armwrestling Championship - Constanţa, Romania


Tuesday to Sunday - Yonex French Open 2019 - Paris, France


Friday to Sunday - Women's Club World Cup - Nödinge-Nol, Sweden

Basque Pelota

20th October to Saturday - Basque Pelota World Cup (Trinquete) - Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France


Saturday to Sunday - Omega Youth Series Monobob Competition - Lillehammer, Norway


12th October to Saturday - Grand Canaria Fronton King - Fronton, Galdar, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands


Thursday to Sunday - IFBB Grand Prix 2019 - Bali, Indonesia

Friday to Sunday - Pepa Grand Prix - Opava, Czech Republic; North American Championship - Ciudad de Juarez, Mexico

Boule Lyonnaise

Wednesday to 26th October - 2nd Women's World Cup of Nations - Villa Alemana, Chile


Tuesday to 28th October - WBT Thailand Open - Bangkok, Thailand


Thursday to Sunday - 2019 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Championships - Qingdao, China; 2019 Canoe Polo Asian Cup - Deqing-Huzhou-Zhejiang, China 

Carom Billiards

20th October to Saturday - World Cup 3-Cushion - Veghel, The Netherlands


14th October to Saturday - World Junior and Girls U20 Chess Championship 2019 - New Delhi, India


Saturday to Sunday - IFSC Climbing World Cup (L) - Inzai, Japan


18th October to Sunday -  ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 - Various, UAE

19th October to Wednesday - India v South Africa (3rd Test) - Ranchi, India

Saturday - Pakistan Women v Bangladesh Women (1st T20I) - Lahore, Pakistan


17th October to Tuesday - Road - Gree - Tour of Guangxi - China

Tuesday - Road - Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour - China

Dance Sports

Saturday - WDSF World Championship (Ten Dance) - Moscow, Russia; 2019 WDC Open World Championship (Professional Latin) - Doral, Florida, USA


Thursday to Sunday - Unibet European Championship - Lokhalle, Gottingen, Germany


Saturday to Sunday - The Asia Championships - Hong Kong, China


Sunday to 4th November - World Championship Youth - Izmir, Turkey


Tuesday - Group 1 Racing - Provincia de Buenos Aires - La Plata, Argentina

Tuesday to Sunday - Washington International Horse Show - Washington, DC, USA

Wednesday to Sunday - Helsinki International Horse Show - Helsinki, Finland

Friday - Group 1 Racing - Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes - Moonee Valley, Australia; Copa de Oro - San Isidro, Argentina

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Ladbrokes Cox Plate - Moonee Valley, Australia; Criterium de Saint Cloud - Saint Cloud, France; Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes - Doncaster, England

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Tenno Sho - Tokyo, Japan; Criterium International; Prix Royal Oak - Longchamp, France


19th October to Saturday - 12th World Championship Boat Angling Clubs - Albufeira, Portugal

Saturday to 2nd November - 27th World Championship Shore Angling Clubs - Dunkerque, France


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

Saturday to 17th November - FIFA U17 World Cup 2019 - Brazil


18th October to Sunday - 7th CISM World Summer Games - Wuhan, China


Wednesday to Friday - Sibaya Challenge - Durban, South Africa

Thursday to Sunday - Zozo Championship - Chiba, Japan; Victorian PGA Championship - Aaron Pike, Australia; BMW Ladies Championship - Busan, South Korea; Portugal Masters - Vilamoura, Portugal


Friday to Saturday - FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers - Various


Thursday to Saturday - Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2019 - Abu Dhabi, UAE


Thursday to Sunday - U16 World Championship - Crete, Greece


19th October to Sunday - WAKO Senior World Championships - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Wednesday to Sunday - World Championships General Class 2019 - Zhouzhuang, China

Model Auto Racing

Friday to 3rd November - 8th IC Track World Championship - Fontana, California, USA

Modern Pentathlon

Wednesday to Sunday - UIPM 2019 Biathle/Triathle World Championships - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA


Thursday to Saturday - FIM Superbikes - Motul Qatar Round - Doha, Qatar

Sunday - FIM MotoGP - Pramac Generac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix - Philip Island, Australia

Motor Racing

Thursday to Sunday - FIA Rally - Rally of Spain

Friday to Sunday - FIA Touring Car - Race of Japan - Suzuka, Japan

Sunday - FIA Formula One - Mexican Grand Prix - Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico


Friday - Vertical World Circuit - Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE

Mountain Running

Sunday - Trofeo Vanoni International Mountain Relay (M) and 36. Vanoni Race (F) - Morbegno, Italy


16th October to Wednesday - Africa Netball Cup 2019 - Various

Monday to Sunday - M1 Nations Cup 2019 - Various


Friday to 30th October - World Cup Round 4 (Final) - Foshan City, Nanhai District, Guangdong Province, China

Para Sports

Saturday to 3rd November - World Para-armwrestling Championship; World Deaf Armwrestling Championship - Constanţa, Romania

Sunday to 3rd November - 2019 IBSA Goalball European Championships (Group C) - L'Aquila, Italy


Thursday to 28th October - World Tour - WPT Deepstacks - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday to 29th October - World Tour - WPT 500 Montreal - Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Tuesday to 9th November - Hurlingham Open - Argentina


Thursday to Saturday - 14th NAPF North American Bench Press Championships - Panama City, Panama


Friday - FIR Champions League - Paris, France

Friday to Sunday - World Tour - IWT French Open - Paris, France


Thursday to Sunday - World Tour - El Paso 3rd Bi-National - Fort Bliss, Texas, USA; Arizona State Pro-Am - Tempe, Arizona, USA


Friday to Sunday - 2019 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals - Shenzhen, China


Friday - League - Australia v New Zealand - Wollongong, Australia; Australia Women v New Zealand Women - Wollongong, Australia

Saturday - League - Tonga v Great Britain - Hamilton, New Zealand; Malta v Turkey - Sydney, Australia; Scotland v Greece - Glasgow, Scotland; Spain v Ireland - Valencia, Spain

Saturday - Union - England v New Zealand - Yokohama City, Japan; Ukraine v Lithuania - Kharkiv, Ukraine

Sunday - Union - Wales v South Africa - Yokohama City, Japan


Saturday to Sunday - IAU 2019 24H World Championships - Albi, France

Sunday - Mainova Frankfurt Marathon - Frankfurt, Germany; Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon - Ljubljana, Slovenia; Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP - Valencia, Spain


Saturday - World Combat Championships 2019 Final - Senior F56 - Milan, Italy


Friday to Sunday - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate Canada International - Kelowna, BC, Canada


Saturday to Sunday - Omega Youth Series Competition - Lillehammer, Norway

Ski & Snowboarding

Saturday to Sunday - Alpine World Cup - Soelden, Austria

Sleddog Sports

Wednesday to Sunday - IFSS World Championship Dryland 2019 - Nybro, Sweden

Sport Stacking

Sunday - Penang Sport Stacking Championships - Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


Wednesday to 1st November - CIB PSA Women's World Championships - Cairo, Egypt


16th to 28th October - 2019 Championship Tour - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal - Peniche, Portugal

Table Hockey

Saturday - World Tour - Slovenia Open 2019 - Kranj, Slovenia

Table Soccer

Saturday to Sunday - World Tour - ITSF Master Series Luxembourg - Luxembourg; De Oerknal 2019 - The Netherlands

Table Tennis

Wednesday to 31st October - ITTF World Cadet Challenge - Wladyslawowo, Poland


Tuesday to Sunday - WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai - Zhuhai, China; Erste Bank Open - Vienna, Austria; Swiss Indoors Basel - Basel, Switzerland

Sunday to 3rd November - Shiseido WTA Finals - Shenzhen, China


Saturday - 2019 Miyazaki ITU Triathlon World Cup - Miyazaki, Japan


Sunday to 3rd November - XIII U19 Central American Championship - Manugua, Nicaragua

Waterski & Wakeboarding

Wednesday to Sunday - 2019 IWWF Pan Am Senior Waterski Championships - Bujama, Peru


17th October to Sunday - European Junior & U23 Championships - Bucharest, Romania

19th October to Sunday - Asian Youth and Junior Championships - Pyongyang, North Korea


Sunday to 9th November - World Tour - 2019 Mercedes-Benz Aloha Classic - Maui, Hawaii


19th October to Wednesday - 15th World Wushu Championships - Shanghai, China

Yoga Sports

Saturday - European Yoga Sports Championships - Bordeaux, France

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