Welcome to MTZS

January 14th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dear visitor, Welcome to MTZS Web Site !

Federation MTZS  was found by 7 entusiastic clubs May 9th, 2001. From then on we’ve been growing and we have   34  members of MTZS federation.

MTZS was a member of EMA ( European Majorettes Association) from 2001 and a member of W.B.T.F. ( World Baton Twirling Federation; http://www.wbtf.org, )  from 2003. From 2011 we are members of  WDSF /http://www.worlddancesport.org/and IOC.

With a hard work and with help of  friends from all over the world our athletes have got skills and ability to compete with international clubs and athletes.

We were very proud that with discipline and system of compulsories, body work and with step by step progress on a higher level we succided to catch the track toward world level of baton twirling.

The 10th Aniversary we celebrate with will to do more for young athlets and their clubs.

MTZS organizes every year National Championships with more and more participants.

12 th National Championship 2012 arwas:  Finals Baton Twirling , April 21th  and 22thin Nova Gorica; and Preliminaries, January 21th, in Cerknica,  Semifinals in  March 10th and 11th , at Sport Hall Polaj, Trbovlje.

Finals  for Majorettes was in Ruše ( near Maribor), May 19th and 20th.

National championships MTZS  are open also for non- members and for Majorettes valid as qualification for international championships.

For Baton Twirling Sport will be next year different way of qualifications:

for European Cup of Clubs and Grand Prix Championship and for World Championships WBTF  qualifications will be held by the rules and decision of WBTF.

Baton twirling athletes, members of MTZS, participated at 6th Intenational Cup WBTF, August 4th to 7th, 2011  in Jacksonville, Florida, USA and again won two silver medals, for solo B junior and pair senior.  First 4 gold medals( Barbara Berginc, Sara Pečkaj and two Živa Kovač, and one  silver medal (Živa Kovač) for Slovenia were won at 2009 in Sydney Australia, and the  first bronz medal for Slovenia in the hystory of baton twirling was won by a group  Logatec B level in 2006 , Rome, Italy .

The best result ever at the World Championships of Baton twirling for Slovenia was the 5th place won by Pair Andreja Rijavec, Živa Kovač, Nova Gorica in Hamilton, Canada. Next year in Ireland they won 6th place.

Majorettes, groups and individual competitors from 10 clubs members of MTZS,  competed at 13th European Majorettes Championship EMA  from 1st to 4th september, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia. Slovene Majorettes repeted success from previous years and again won a good placement of groups and won 5 medals: Sara Pečkaj gold medal for  solo senior and pair junior Radovljica a gold medal, Kristina Ilić, solo senior won silver medal, Alja Smolčič, solo junior bronz, and pair senior Laško  bronz medal.

Majorette’s Groups won:

Cadets:12. place Trebnje, 10.Komenda,  8. Radeče;

Juniors:13.place Radovljica, 9. Logatec, 6. Radeče;

Seniors: 9. Logatec, 8. Trebnje and 4. Laško!

Pom-Pom groups:

Cadets: 9.Solkan

Junior: 7.Sevnica

Majorettes won first gold and silver  medals in solo and pair at  2008 and from that on every year.

We educated more than 20 national judges, we have two international WBTF  Certifed Judges and 5 International EMA Judges.

In 2012 5 new beginer judges passed national exam for a MTZS judge.

We are looking forward to learn more and to  offer to Slovene athletes new oportunities in Baton Twirling.

Thank you to visit our site!

MTZS president

Mrs. Nada Skuk



Submitted by swiemers on Sun, 2013-12-01 19:08

The November 23-24, 2013 combined meeting of the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) and World Federation of National Baton Twirling Associations (WFNBTA) resulted in the structure of a union to organize an umbrella organization.   The official name of the union will be announced in January of 2014.  The Executive Committee comprised of both organizations was formed for the new organization’s governmental structure.  The following officials were elected to positions:  Sandi Wiemers, President; Beverly Johnson, Vice President; Jean Patrick Rousset, Vice President; Maurizio Chizzoli, Vice President; Jeff Johnson, Secretary General; Paul Rutten, Treasurer;  Amy Williams & Moto Tsuchiya, Sport Administrators; Christine Bel, Paola DeMarchi, Darlene King, Dale White and Jackie Stewart, Technical Members; Martin Schuchmann, Veronique Tassy and Denise Pearse, Executive Committee Members at Large.   The Executive created an initial project for the future by establishing a Grand Prix competition to be held August 10-11, 2015 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, CANADA, where competitors from both organizations will compete in Solo, Two Baton and Teams.  More details to follow in due course.  Please disseminate this information to your membership.
The World Federation of National Baton Twirling Federations (WFNBTA) is a newly formed global organization representing 18 countries in North America and Europe governing all aspects of the sport of the baton twirling operating in each member country as a National Baton Twirling Association (NBTA).
The World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) formed in 1979, represents 23 countries throughout the world as the international federation governing all aspects of the sport of baton twirling worldwide, either directly or through its national member bodies.

For further information contact:  sportadministrator@wbtf.org

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