Welcome to MTZS
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 in 2014. In the 2015 some members decided to go out from this federation and again founded new majorettes federation, so we are now 20 active members.
MTZS was a member of EMA ( European Majorettes Association) from 2001 to 2015 and a member of W.B.T.F. ( World Baton Twirling Federation; http://www.wbtf.org, ) from 2003. From 2011 we are members of IBTF a new Union made by WBTF and WNBTA and from 2013 we are a member of OCs- Union of Spor Associations of Slovenia.
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.
1st National Championships was in Radeče, October 2001 , 2nd in Trebnje, 3rd in Trbovlje, 4th Logatec, 5th Laško, 6th Cerknica, 7th Nova Gorica, 2008 in Radeče, 2009 in Kranj, 2010 in Lenart. From 2011 we held separate finals for twirling and for majorettes. So 11th finals for twirling was in Logatec and for majorettes was in Trebnje, 2012 twirling was in Nova Gorica and Kanal, for majorettes in Ruše. From 2013 to 2015 we had finals for twirling in Maribor, Sport Hall Lukna. For majorettes national championships in 2013 was in Radeče, 2014 in Sevnica and in 2015 in Horjul. From 2008 we had also preliminaries and semifinals, from 2014 for first two levels of twirling for solo and artistic twirl events we have separate finals in March and for all other twirling levels finals are in April.
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 won first gold and silver medals in solo and pair at 2008 and from that on every year. 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, 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.
In 2014 Slovene majorettes were very succesful again. For solo baton junior and senior and also for junior pair events Slovenia won all three first placements, at senior pair 1st and 3rd place and in group event we won 3rd place, too.
We educated more than 20 national judges, we have two international WBTF Certifed Judges and 5 International Majorettes Judges.
In 2012 5 new beginer judges passed national exam for a MTZS judge, in 2015 we have got new 5 national judges.
It was a great pleasure to welcome all of the best European Twirlers at 2015 WBTF European Championships in the wonderful city of Maribor, Slovenia. We got a lot of congratulations for organisation and we hope all participants spent a wonderful time and enjoyed at championships.
We wish to say warm thank you from all our hearts to all of supporters, volunteers, sponsors, and members, who helped us through preparation and to execute championships. We are very proud and thankful to WBTF who trusted us to organize such prestige event on the year before 15th anniversary of our federation founded May 9th 2001.
We are looking forward to learn more and to offer to Slovene athletes new opportunities in Baton Twirling Sport.
Thank you to visit our website!
Mrs. Nada Skuk
WBTF and WFNBTA FORM A UNION
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