Weekly Sports Review

15th to 21st October

In the week's international review some of the biggest tournaments include the next round of the World Surf League men's pro tour to be held at Peniche, Portugal. Colombia will be the host nation for the WBSC II U23 Baseball World Cup, while in Chess there are two World Youth Championships in Halkidiki, Greece. In Wrestling the seniors have a World Championship in disciplines for Women's Wrestling, Greco-Roman and Freestyle. 

There are an addition seventeen sports showcasing world championship events. This includes the New Zealand national rugby league team touring England. It should be noted they recently beat Australia in a test in New Zealand. In rugby union the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2018-19 starts on the weekend in Glendale, Colorado. Basque Pelota also makes an entry this week. 

Tournaments concluding are the 1st World Team Chess Championship for the Disabled, the Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship 2018, the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, and the Draughts Cup of Prizes of founder of Israeli Federation World Cup.

Have a great sporting week!


Tuesday to Sunday - DANISA Denmark Open 2018, Odense


Friday to 28th October - II U23 Baseball World Cup, Colombia

Basque Pelota

Monday to Saturday - XVIII Basque Pelota World Championships, Barcelona


Friday to Sunday - 2018 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Cup, Quiberon


14th October to Sunday - 1st World Team Chess Championship for the Disabled, Dresden

Tuesday to Saturday - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid and Blitz Championships 2018, Halkidiki

Friday to 31st October - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2018, Halkidiki


Tuesday - Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Wednesday - Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Kandy

Thursday - Pakistan Women v Australia Women, 1st ODI, Kuala Lumpur

Saturday - Pakistan Women v Australia Women, 2nd ODI, Kuala Lumpur; Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Kandy 

Sunday - India v West Indies, 1st ODI, Guwahati


13th October to Saturday - Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship 2018, Kelowna


Tuesday to Sunday - Road - Gree - Tour of Guangxi (China/2.UWI)

Friday to Sunday - Track - 2018-19 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Sunday - Road - Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour (China/1.WWT)

Sunday - Cyclo-cross - 2018-19 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Bern


Saturday - WDSF World Championship, Timisoara (U21/Standard)


14th October to Friday - Cup of Prizes of founder of Israeli Federation World Cup, Netanya

Equestrian - Horse Racing (Group 1)

Saturday - England - Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes; Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes; Qipco Champion Stakes; Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (all Ascot)

Sunday - Japan - Kikuka Sho-Japanese St. Leger, Kyoto


Thursday to Sunday - Bridgestone Open, Sodegaura Course (Japan); Buick LPGA Shanghai, Qizhong Garden GC (LPGA); Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, Real Club Valderrama (European); The CJ Cup, Nine Bridges (PGA)


Monday to Tuesday - Kata World Championships 2018, Cancun

Wednesday to Saturday - Veterans World Championships 2018, Cancun

Wednesday to Sunday - World Championships Juniors & Teams, Nassau


Sunday - MotoGP - Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Twin Ring Motegi

Motor Racing

Sunday - Formula One - United States Grand Prix, Austin


6th October to Thursday - Youth Olympics - Buenos Aires 2018


Saturday to Sunday - Aqua Cross - World Tour, Port Balis


Wednesday - League - England v France, Leigh

Saturday - League - England v New Zealand, Hull

Saturday to Sunday - Union - HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2018-19, Glendale


Sunday - Airtel Delhi Half Marathon; TCS Amsterdam Marathon; Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon


Tuesday to 27th October - World Surf League - MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Peniche


Friday to Sunday - Manchester 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix


Monday to Saturday - BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open (WTA)

Monday to Sunday - VTB Kremlin Cup, Moscow (WTA/ATP); European Open, Antwerp (ATP); Intrum Stockholm Open (ATP)

Sunday to 28th October - BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global


Sunday - 2018 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup, Ecuador

Underwater Sports

Thursday to Sunday - Blue Dolphin of Malta International Underwater Photography Competition, Gozo

University Sport

Monday to Sunday - 2018 WUC Badminton, Kuala Lumpur


29th September to Saturday - FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship, Japan

Waterski & Wakeboarding

Saturday to 23rd October - 2018 IWWF Shanghai Cableski & Wakeboard World Cup (Cableski only); 2018 IWWF Shanghai Cableski & Wakeboard World Cup (Wakeboard)


Saturday to 28th October - World Championship - Seniors, Budapest (FS, GR, WW)


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