Message from IGRAB Chairman,
Thank you so much for your patience and interest in the
Bingham Cup 2016 bid process. This is a very exciting time
and the potential host committees have worked overtime to
provide you with great documents that provide each of you
with as much information as possible to make informed decisions
about who we award the hosting rights for the next Bingham
First of all, prior to the trustee meeting yesterday, we
were informed by the Boston Ironsides that they have withdrawn
the New England 2016 bid from the submission process. On
behalf of the trustees, I want to thank Robert Peterson,
Rob Monticchio, Kiwi Diaz and the rest of the Boston team
for their effort. We look forward to their participation
in the future.
Next, the trustees voted last night in our meeting to accept
the bids from the Chicago Dragons and the Nashville Grizzlies.
We determined that these bids met the requirements necessary
to continue the process and allow for the Board to review,
debate and vote. The bid documents are located in the two
folders linked here below. In advance of this weekend’s
clarification call, please read and socialise the documents
with your clubs and your board members. The clarification
call will be the official forum for you to ask any questions
of the organising committees prior to your vote. The online
debate on Facebook continues to be very productive and transparent.
However, the clarification call is the opportunity for all
voting representatives to ask questions with their peers
on the formal record.
The rest of the process is as follows:
• Tuesday, 21 October –
Bids released to Member Clubs via IGRAB.net, Facebook
• Sunday, 26 October – Bid
Clarification call at 1900 GMT – Call has been sent
out to member club representatives via igrab.net.
• Sunday, 26 October – Voting
opens immediately after the call. Votes will be by secret
ballot to email@example.com
The preferred method of voting will be via the igrab.net
mailboxes set up per club. However, votes will be taken
from the Chairman/President/Appointed Representatives
on file email address. Please reach out to me personally
if you have any issues with setup or any potential votes.
• Sunday, 9 November – Voting
closes at midnight, GMT.
• Week of 10 November – Potential
announcement of award of Bingham Cup 2016, based on agreed
terms and conditions signed by the awarded club.
Thank you all for all of your patience and support in this
process. We look forward to the debate and the vote.
Chairman, International Gay Rugby Association & Board