CIS announces reception of bid proposals - Spartans Bid for women's volleyball

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2011-2015 CIS championships

CIS announces reception of bid proposals - Spartans Bid for women's volleyball

May 18, 2010

OTTAWA (CIS)
– Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Tuesday the reception of bid proposals from 18 universities to host 22 national championships over the next five years.

This latest round of bidding for CIS championships included the following sports: men’s basketball (2013 and 2014), women’s basketball (2011, 2012, 2013), cross country running (2012, 2013), men’s hockey (2013, 2014), women’s hockey (2013, 2014), women’s rugby (2012, 2013), men’s soccer (2013, 2014), women’s soccer (2013, 2014), men’s volleyball (2014, 2015), women’s volleyball (2014, 2015) and wrestling (2011, 2012, 2013).

The CIS Selection Committee will meet during the week of June 21-25 (exact dates TBD). A final decision on all championships up for bid will be announced in the days following the meeting.

“We want to ensure that student-athletes have unforgettable competitive experiences at CIS championships, said CIS Chief Executive Officer, Marg McGregor. “We are very pleased with the candidates who have bid to host championships. We are confident they will organize technically sound events, will create a memorable student-athlete experience and will attract spectators and generate excitement.”

It looks as though one of CIS’ flagship events, the men’s basketball Final Eight, will return to the nation’s capital in 2013 and 2014 following a two-year stint in Halifax, as Carleton University was the lone bidder for the event.

After the tournament was held in Halifax for 24 straight years from 1984 to 2007, Carleton hosted three very successful editions of the championship at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place from 2008 to 2010.

Women’s basketball - in need of a host starting next spring - attracted more suitors with four universities expressing interest to host over the next three years including Alberta (2011 & 2013), Calgary (2011 & 2012), Regina (2012 – would also accept 2013) and Windsor (either of the three years or for a two-year period).

In men’s hockey, no less than six institutions put their names in to host both the 2013 and 2014 University Cup tournaments including Alberta, Calgary, Dalhousie, Nipissing, Regina and Saskatchewan.

Alberta has hosted the event eight times in the past (including a joint bid with Calgary in 1967), most recently in 2005 and 2006. Calgary has hosted twice (1967, 1981), Regina once (1980) and Saskatchewan three times (1998-2000).

In women’s hockey, Toronto was the lone bidder for the 2013 championship. The Varsity Blues hosted the second-ever CIS tourney back in 1999. No bids were received for 2014.

In women’s rugby, St. Francis Xavier and Laval put in one-year bids for 2012 and 2013, respectively. The championship has never been held in either Antigonish, N.S., or Quebec City since the sport was added to the CIS program in 1998.

Men’s soccer tied the University Cup tournament for most bidders, with six. The list of suitors for the 2013 and 2014 tournaments includes Alberta (2013 & 2014), UNB (2013 & 2014), UPEI (2013 or 2014), Toronto (2014), Western Ontario (2014) and Windsor (2013 or 2014).

In women’s soccer, Toronto was the lone bidder for the 2013 championship, while Laval was the only school vying to host in 2014. Toronto hosted the event for the first time last fall, while Laval held the tournament on one occasion in the past, back in 1997.

In men’s volleyball, Brandon (2015), Calgary (2014 & 2015), Saskatchewan (2014 & 2015) and Toronto (2014 or 2015) will compete for the rights to the 2014 and 2015 national championships.

In women’s volleyball, Brandon (2015), Regina (2014 – would accept 2015), Toronto (2014 or 2015), Trinity Western (2014 & 2015) and Winnipeg (2014 & 2015) put in bids for the same time period.

Finally, Lakehead and Western Ontario both hope to host CIS’ top wrestlers between 2011 and 2013. Lakehead bid for all three years, while Western would like to stage the event in London for one year, either in 2012 or 2013.

CIS CHAMPIONSHIP BIDS (in alphabetical order of sport):

Men’s Basketball (2013 / 2014)

- Carleton (2013 & 2014)

Women’s Basketball (2011 / 2012 / 2013)

- Alberta (2011 & 2013)
- Calgary (2011 & 2012)
- Regina (2012 – would accept 2013)
- Windsor (2011 or 2012 or 2013 – would accept 2 years)

Cross Country (2012 / 2013)

- Western Ontario (2013)

Men’s Hockey (2013 / 2014)

- Alberta (2013 & 2014)
- Calgary (2013 & 2014)
- Dalhousie (2013 & 2014)
- Nipissing (2013 & 2014)
- Regina (2013 & 2014)
- Saskatchewan (2013 & 2014)

Women’s Hockey (2013 / 2014)

- Toronto (2013)

Women’s Rugby (2012 / 2013)

- Laval (2013)
- St. Francis Xavier (2012)

Men’s Soccer (2013 / 2014)

- Alberta (2013 & 2014)
- UNB (2013 & 2014)
- UPEI (2013 or 2014)
- Toronto (2014)
- Western Ontario (2014)
- Windsor (2013 or 2014)

Women’s Soccer (2013 / 2014)

- Laval (2014)
- Toronto (2013)

Men’s Volleyball (2014 / 2015)

- Brandon (2014)
- Calgary (2014 & 2015)
- Saskatchewan (2014 & 2015)
- Toronto (2014 or 2015)

Women’s Volleyball (2014 / 2015)

- Brandon (2015)
- Regina (2014 – would accept 2015)
- Toronto (2014 or 2015)
- Trinity Western (2014 & 2015)
- Winnipeg (2014 & 2015)

Wrestling (2011 / 2012 / 2013)

- Lakehead (2011 & 2012 & 2013 – would accept 1 year)
- Western Ontario (2012 or 2013)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca.

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For more information contact:

Michel Bélanger        
Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Ph: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334
Fax: (613) 562-5669
belanger@universitysport.ca
www.cis-sic.ca

Last Updated: 2010-05-18
Author: Scott Stewart