Following discussions between British Eventing, Science Supplements and host venue Badminton, it has been agreed that, due to the popularity of the series, the 2020 Science Supplements Cup will now be staged in 2021.
This means that those who qualified for the 2020 Championships will compete for their title at Badminton 2021. This Autumn, the only Regional Finals that will be staged for the ‘2020’ Cup will be for competitors previously entered into a Regional Final that was cancelled or abandoned due to poor weather and then COVID-19. Further details on these will be published in due course.
Those that have already qualified for a Regional Final for a place in the Science Supplements Cup 2021, will be able to roll over their qualification to compete for a place in the Science Supplements Cup 2022.
Despite Badminton being able to accommodate both the 2012 (which was cancelled due to wet weather) and the 2013 Championships in the same year, the increased popularity and numbers qualified this year has made staging two finals in one year not possible.
Jude Matthews, BE CEO, commented, “We are delighted to ensure the dream of competing at Badminton for those who qualified this year has been secured for 2021. For those who have already qualified for a Regional Final for the 2021 Championship – as long as they are still eligible – will also now be able to carry this qualification over to the next year, for the 2022 Championships. This allows for competitors who will have missed out on the opportunity to qualify for a Regional Final for the 2021 Championships, the opportunity to aim for qualification at the end of this season and early next.”