Following the announcement of the International and Championships Classes in April 2019, BE commissioned an independent review of the Strategic Fixtures Calendar 2020-2025 (SFC 2020), which allocated UK based international events and BE Championships classes for 2020 onwards.
The first step saw organisers applying to hosting international fixtures for the period 2020-2025. If there were multiple organisers applying for the same week, a scoring system was applied to each application. A stakeholder panel then considered the results of the scoring for each week and made a recommendation where each fixture should be allocated. Where there was an appeal by an organiser, this was heard by an appeals panel, which comprised different individuals to the original stakeholder panel, and after which the results of the tendering process were announced.
When the original outcomes were announced in April there was concern from many organisers and members that the outcome of the re-application process was not fully aligned with expectations in that the allocation was not well balanced. Those organisers who were not successful in re-application for their current international fixtures were understandably disappointed. As a result of the feedback received, the Chair of BE commissioned an independent review of the process undertaken by a group of individuals who could represent the stakeholders, referred to as the Review Group. BE committed to communicate the results to you, and that is the purpose of this letter.
The Reviewing Group (“RG”) was asked to consider the following points: