– How many Clubs are there in Switzerland?
At the moment we have 6 clubs, all in different Cantons. Some other fighters are without club, but still active.
– How many fighters are in clubs in general?
Of all the 6 clubs, only one can build a 8 fighters team. All other clubs have less than 8 full equipped fighters.
– How many certificated national and international marshals do you have?
We don’t have any marshal in Switzerland, for now.
-How do you evaluate the qualification level of fighters in your country? Could you please describe with some examples?
We don’t really have qualifications, simply because we don’t have 200 fighters to select. We check the level of every fighter, stamina, skills, teamwork etc and see who is good and who need to work more. The club that have a full 8 fighters team in “5 vs 5″ category usually is self-organized, they are strong and well working, but in case they need some reserve, we need to know who can fight with them. For all the others since it will be a mixed team, we need to see who is good enough to be in such a team, because mixed team from different regions is usually difficult to organize, fighters don’t know each other, that’s what we check during our “qualifications”
– How many tournaments have been held in 2017?
In Switzerland we had our first tournament in September 2017, it was a test to see if it was possible. We had fighters and teams from Italy and France other than locals, it went very well and this year we want to organize it again, but bigger!
– What was new in the HMB movement in Switzerland last year?
For sure, the creation of our first international tournament, that was an important step, and of course the creation of 2 new clubs.
– What are the tasks for developing HMB for the nearest future?
We are working to build a Swiss Federation, which will definitely develop everything here. Find someone interested on marshalling would also help the local movement a lot, and of course we are trying to organize more tournaments here.