This week in review

8th to 14th April

Hello from a grey London, but we can certainly feel Spring is in the air and for snow sports this week it is the last for the season. Andorra is weighing in with a Speed Skiing World Cup, while over in Sweden there are two FIS Junior World Championships in Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing concluding on Sunday. In Hong Kong one of the most famous of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens tournaments took place over the weekend. Featuring alongside it each year is a qualification tournament to see which nation will join the Sevens Series in 2020. Ireland men and Brazil women secured their places for next year. Back to the main competition and Fiji took the honours beating France in the final. USA will still lead the overall standings after today. The next men's competition is in Singapore, while Kitakyushu in Japan will host the next women's competition with both featuring in April. 

Yesterday was the first race of the UIAA Vertical World Circuit. This is a World Tour that features inside iconic tall buildings around the world and contestants run the stairwells. The Lotte Tower in Seoul hosted the start and next Sunday we head to the Allianz Tower in Milan. Next weekend is also the start of the P1 AquaCross season with Daytona Beach in Florida as the location. The World Tour also has two race weekends in Wales each year. One of the highlights of the week is the first Golf Major of the season to feature at the famous Augusta National Golf Club. The tournament is the 83rd edition and starts on Thursday with Patrick Reed of the USA as the defending champion. In cycling there are two UCI WorldTour races with Spain and France as the host nations. We take a break from Belgium having hosted a number of races already, especially the Ronde van Flaanderen still in progress today. 

In Mexico City the Longines Global Champions Tour resumes on Thursday. The event is part of a World Tour of premier Showjumping competitions in various locations. World Championships concluding over the weekend include Women's Ice Hockey, Junior Fencing and Junior Ski & Snowboarding. World Sailing also has two competitions in the form of the Nations Cup Grand Final and the third round of the World Cup Series. 

We hope all the premier events have been covered in the list below. Have a great sporting week!

Aquatics

Thursday to Sunday - FINA Diving Grand Prix 2019 #3 - Mission Viejo, California

Badminton

Tuesday to Sunday - Singapore Open 2019 - Singapore

Blind Sports

Friday to Sunday - 22nd International Blind Sports Festival - Thessaloniki, Greece

Bowls

Monday to Friday - IIBC World Singles & Mixed Pairs - Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Climbing

Friday to Sunday - IFSC Climbing World Cup (Bouldering & Speed) - Moscow, Russia

Cycling

Monday to Saturday - UCI WorldTour - Itzulia Basque Country - Spain

Sunday - UCI WorldTour - Paris-Roubaix - France

Dance Sports

Saturday - 2019 WDC Open European Championship (Professional Latin) - Moscow, Russia; 2019 WDC World Cup Smooth and Pro/Am - Chişinău, Moldova

Equestrian

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Longines Global Champions Tour - Mexico City, Mexico

Friday - Group 1 Racing - Maker's 46 Mile Stakes - Keeneland, Kentucky

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Randwick, Australia; Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes - Keeneland, Kentucky; Arkansas Derby - Oakland Park, Arkansas

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Satsuki Sho - Japanese 2000 Guineas - Nakayama, Japan; Apple Blossom Handicap - Oakland Park, Arkansas

Fencing

6th April to Sunday - FIE 2019 Junior Fencing World Championships - Toruń,  Poland

Golf

Thursday to Sunday - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Gymnastics

Wednesday to Sunday - 8th European Men's and Women's Individual Championships - Szczecin, Poland

Friday to Sunday - FIG World Cup 2019 (Rhythmic) - Sofia, Bulgaria; FIG World Cup 2019 (Acrobatic) - Puurs, Belgium

Saturday to Sunday - 30th Suzuki FIG World Cup 2019 (Aerobic) - Tokyo, Japan

Ice Hockey

2nd April to Monday - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II, Group A - Dumfries, Great Britain

4th April to Sunday - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship - Espoo, Finland

6th April to Friday - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I, Group B - Beijing, China

7th April to Saturday - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division I, Group A - Budapest, Hungary

Judo

Saturday to Sunday - Dubrovnik Senior European Cup 2019 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Kickboxing

Friday to Sunday - Kickboxing World Cup - Austrian Classics 2019 - Tirol, Austria

Saturday to Sunday - Wako Oceania Kickboxing Championships - Auckland, New Zealand

Mixed Martial Arts

Saturday to Sunday - 2019 Oceania Open Championships - Auckland, New Zealand

Modern Pentathlon

Tuesday to Sunday - UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Cup - Sofia, Bulgaria

Motorcycling

Friday to Sunday - FIM Superbike - Motul Dutch Round - TT Assen Circuit, The Netherlands

Sunday - FIM MotoGP - Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas - Circuit of the Americas, Texas

Motor Racing

Saturday - FIA Formula E - Rome E-Prix - Rome, Italy

Sunday - FIA Formula One - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, China

Mountaineering

Sunday - UIAA Vertical World Circuit 2019 - Allianz Tower - Milan, Italy

Padel

Tuesday to Sunday - World Tour - Logroño Open - Logroño, Spain

Polo

27th March to 20th April - US Open Cup - USA

Pool

Friday to 19th April - WPA Players Championship - Las Vegas, Nevada

Powerboating

Saturday to Sunday - P1 AquaCross World Tour - Daytona Beach, Florida

Rowing

Tuesday to 16th April - 2019 World Rowing Tour New Zealand - Nelson, New Zealand

Rugby

Saturday to Sunday - HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019 - Singapore

Sailing

Tuesday to Sunday - 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final - San Francisco, California 

Sunday to 21st April - World Sailing Hempel World Cup Series Round 3 - Genoa, Italy

Sambo

Friday to Sunday - European Youth and Junior Sambo Championships - Limassol, Cyprus

School Sports

6th April to Sunday - WSC Football - Belgrade, Serbia

Friday to 20th April - WSC Basketball - Heraklion, Greece

Shooting

5th to 16th April - ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Al Ain, UAE

Skating

Thursday to Sunday - World Team Trophy (Figure Skating) - Fukuoka, Japan

Friday to Saturday - ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships - Helsinki, Finland

Ski & Snowboarding

4th April to Sunday - FIS Junior Snowboard World Championships - Klaeppen, Sweden; FIS Junior Freestyle World Championships - Klaeppen, Sweden

Wednesday to Saturday - FIS Speed Skiing World Cup - Grandvalira, Andora

Squash

Tuesday to Sunday - World Tour - DPD Open Squash 2019 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Saturday to 16th April - Oceania Junior Championship - Auckland, New Zealand

Saturday to 21st April - European U19 Championships - Prague, Czech Republic

Surfing

3rd April to Saturday - World Tour - Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast - Gold Coast, Australia

Table Soccer

Thursday to Saturday - World Tour - Copenhagen Open 2019 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Tennis

Monday to Sunday - Samsung Open presented by Corner (WTA) - Lugano, Switzerland; Claro Open Colsanitas (WTA) - Bogota, Colombia; Grand Prix Hassan II (ATP) - Marrakech, Morocco; Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship (ATP) - Houston, Texas 

Triathlon

Sunday - 2019 Moreton Bay OTU Triathlon Oceania Cup and Triathlon Oceania Championships - Moreton Bay, Australia

Underwater Sports

Friday to Sunday - CMAS Sport Diving World Cup - Klaipeda, Lithuania

Weightlifting

6th April to Saturday - IWF European Championships - Batumi, Georgia

Windsurfing

Tuesday to Saturday - 2019 Forsa Bonaire PWA World Cup - Sorobon Beach, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands

Wrestling

Monday to Sunday - UWW European Championships - Bucharest, Romania

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