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The same IPC meeting also had to decide where the next World Championship of Formation Skydiving would be held. The host of the World Cup 2011, Saarlouis in Germany, and the host of the World Cups 2009 and 2012, Prostejov in the Czech Republic, both had presented bids to the IPC.
Prostejov won the bidding procedure and the vote and will see the best 4way teams of all participating nations in the world travel to the Czech Republic for the first time, in late August of 2014.
|World Cup 2009||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne Cypres Maubeuge (FR)||23||24||21||26||23||30||20||20||22||31||240||24.0|
|2||HayaBusa Defence (BE)||21||23||19||24||22||29||16||19||25||31||229||22.9|
|4||Black Cat (RU)||21||21||19||25||20||26||17||14||21||28||212||21.2|
|5||Skylight Barkli (RU)||18||21||19||23||22||26||18||13||21||29||210||21.0|
|6||Aerokart Pamiers (FR) Maubeuge||18||21||20||22||19||28||16||17||21||27||209||20.9|
Only teams from Europe attended the World Cup 2009 in Prostejov despite a total number of 25 teams in 4way Open and additional four teams in 4way Women. The five 8way teams were also exclusively from Europe.
The World Cup 2012 in Prostejov attracted only a total of 11 teams in 4way Open, all from Europe, and two teams in 4way Women. However, at least one team visited from the USA. The Golden Knights came to Prostejov to get a good competition with the Aerodyne Deep Blue Defenders before the big showdown at the Mondial Dubai 2012 later the same year.
|World Cup 2011||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||Aerodyne Aerokart (FR)||22||27||23||22||26||25||25||24||24||37||255||25.5|
|2||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||22||27||23||21||24||25||21||23||24||39||249||24.9|
|4||Sky Panthers Barkli (RU)||18||21||19||16||19||16||15||19||19||33||195||19.5|
|5||Gradient Alpha (RU)||17||21||17||13||20||20||19||18||17||27||189||18.9|
Germany, host of the World Cup 2011 in Saarlouis, was one team better off in the 4way Open Class in 2011 than Prostejov in 2009. Rotor Out from Australia made the very long trip and was the only team from overseas in this category. However, the visit of the Golden Knights made the 8way competition like a World Championship in one event, and the US Army delegation also included the female lineup.
Germany had also hosted the World Championship of Formation Skydiving in 2006, which was probably another reason why the vote had Prostejov as the winner. The Czech Republic has never hosted a World Championship of Formation Skydiving in the modern history of the sport since 1985.
|World Cup 2012||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|1||NMP-PCH Hayabusa (BE)||21||19||22||33||31||22||23||40||24||26||261||26.1|
|5||Aerodyne DB Defenders (FR)||16||15||17||27||21||17||20||31||19||16||199||19.9|
|6||Ex3mo 4 (IT)||17||12||17||28||20||15||19||28||17||15||188||18.8|
|7||Magic 4 (LT)||12||9||11||16||15||13||11||20||10||14||131||13.1|
Fact is that there will be most exciting competition in all Formation Skydiving categories in Prostejov. NMP-PCH Hayabusa is arguably the top contender for gold medals with the same lineup, and Arizona Airspeed will try to defend the 4way Excalibur sword. Evolution from Canada will be ready to take on the best 4way teams in the world. France and Russia may present their new generations of top competitors at that time, and then there are all the other internal battles that the NSL News will pay attention to.
The Golden Knights will try to defend the 8way Excalibur against either the same French 8way lineup or a new mix from France - unless the Paraclete XP8 lineup travels to the Czech Republic. The Golden Knights will definitely be there for the female 4way competition and find themselves in the Hayabusa situation with the same lineup: Only gold medals count. France has two years to create new Deep Blue Defenders. Last not least, all teams and competitors have the opportunity to enjoy the world class Czech beer. That counts for the media too...