The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic situation seems to be improving slowly, with several parts of the
world still experiencing travel restrictions and lockdowns though. It is very hard to imagine that it
would be possible to play a YWC in August, even in reasonably limited version with adjusted
procedures and accompanying events around the championships, like opening and closing
ceremonies etc. Travel restrictions regarding entry to Germany are loosening at the moment, but still
at present visitors from some potential participating countries would need to do a quarantine at entry.
It is also unclear, which size of events can be held in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in August.
Many teams might further face quarantines at return from Germany. We feel that not all nations
willing to participate in YWC might be able to do so in August. Consequently, it would be unfair to
those WMF member nations if the tournament remained as a “world championship” event. The
organizers would face considerable losses with smaller field of participants, at the same time having
higher costs by guaranteeing a safe championship.
Therefore, the Minigolf Youth World Championships 2021 is hereby cancelled.