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WGPCH 2024

WORLD GOLDPANNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

Zlaté Hory (Czech Republic) The Gold-digger´s open air museum
(address: Ondřejovice 281, Zlaté Hory)
19. – 24. 8. 2024

On-line registration
Registration on-line here: https://ms2024.lin.cz/
On-line registration ends on 4. 8. 2024 at 23:59 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

REQUEST

We ask all competitors to register early through the registration form (the registration is essentially non-binding and does not have to be paid for in advance). Thank you for your consideration to register early. Doing so shows respect to the organizers and gives them the opportunity to prepare everything necessary for a smooth operation of the event.

As a bonus, competitors who register on-line get lower price of the entry fee and free competition T-shirt with the World Goldpanning Championships logo.

Competitors who DO NOT register on-line get the standard – higher price of the entry fee (see price list) and are not ensured a competition T-shirt with the World Goldpanning Championships logo.

Contact e-mail: gold2024@zlatehory.cz
Further information: www.facebook.com/WGPCH2024

Accommodition tips HERE! Or official WGPCH camp area.

SATURDAY 17. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)What (Event)
15:00 – 20:00Check-in (registration confirmation and entry fee payment)The Gold-digger´s open air museum

*Opportunity to visit the Mail Stole (www.krajpokladu.cz/postovni-stola) – reservation and contact: +420 721 930 684; postovnistola@krajpokladu.cz

*Full day excursion around the area with a guide (time and place to be specified later)

*Tips for individual trips around the area: www.zlatehory.cz;  www.krajpokladu.cz

SUNDAY 18. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)What (Event)
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 20:00
Check-in (registration confirmation and entry fee payment)The Gold-digger´s open air museum

*Opportunity to visit the Mail Stole (www.krajpokladu.cz/postovni-stola) – reservation and contact: +420 721 930 684; postovnistola@krajpokladu.cz

*Full day excursion around the area with a guide (time and place to be specified later)

*Tips for individual trips around the area: www.zlatehory.czwww.krajpokladu.cz

MONDAY 19 .8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)Where (Place)
09:00 – 12:00Check-in (registration confirmation and entry fee payment)The Gold-digger´s open air museum
16:00Gathering of the competitors before the opening paradeThe train station Zlaté Hory
17:00Opening paradeFrom the train station to the Gold-digger´s open air museum
18:00Opening ceremony (speeches)The Gold-digger´s open air museum
18:30 – 19:00Mining band (CZ)The Gold-digger´s open air museum
20:00 – 21:30Live music – FLERET (CZ)The Gold-digger´s open air museum

TUESDAY 20. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)Where (Place)
09:00 – 12:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 16:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
18:00 – 22:00Gold-digger´s wedding
Live music RUARI (CZ) and LADY BIRDS (CZ)
The Gold-digger´s open air museum

WEDNESDAY 21. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)Where (Place)
09:00 – 12:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 16:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
18:00 – 22:00Live music JINDRA KEJAK (CZ) and HUDBA Z MARSU (CZ)The Gold-digger´s open air museum
18:00 – 21:00Annual General Meeting of the World Goldpanning Association (WGA AGM)Hall Zlatá 92 (address: Bezručova 92, Zlaté Hory)

THURSDAY 22. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)Where (Place)
09:00 – 12:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 16:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
18:00 – 22:00Live music VOJTA „KIĎÁK“ TOMÁŠKO (CZ) and HOLÁTKA (CZ)The Gold-digger´s open air museum
from 18:00Spanish evening – Spain´s presentation for WGPC 2025The Gold-digger´s open air museum

FRIDAY 23. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)Where (Place)
09:00 – 12:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 16:00Competition PanningGold Panning Site
18:00 – 22:00Live music YES BLUES (CZ) and GLADLY S.W. (CZ)
Fire show (Medúza)
The Gold-digger´s open air museum

SATURDAY 24. 8. 2024

When (Time)What (Event)Where (Place)
09:00 – 12:00Panning in finalsGold Panning Site
12:00 – 13:00Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00Panning in finalsGold Panning Site
15:00 – 17:00Acknowledgement of the WGA representatives
Award ceremony
Gold Panning Site
17:00Closing ceremony of the WGPC 2024
Handover of the WGA flag to Spain
Gold Panning Site
18:00 – 22:00Live music JANKO KULICH A KOLEGIUM (SK) and REDNEX (SWE)The Gold-digger´s open air museum

List of categories and entry fee for WGPC 2024


Official categories

Name of the competition category
(abbreviation)
Description of categoryReduced entry fee for on-line registration (until 4th August 2024)On-site registration fee
Proficient Men
(PM)
Men competing under WGA rules25 € (625,-)30 € (750,-)
Proficient Woman
(PW)
Women competing under WGA rules25 € (625,-)30 € (750,-)
Classic Pan Batea
(CPB)
Competitors on batea (Chinese hat) regardless of gender (pans for this category will be provided by the organisers)25 € (625,-)30 € (750,-)
Veterans
(VET)
Competitors over the age of 60 at the time of the start, regardless of gender.20 € (500,-)25 € (625,-)
Juniors
(JUN)
Competitors under the age of 16 at the time of the start, regardless of gender.20 € (500,-)25 € (625,-)
Children
(CH)
Competitors under the age of 12 at the time of the start, regardless of gender.
ATTENTION – Competitors in this category will compete WITHOUT physical assistance from another person (except for bringing a bucket of sand to the claim).
20 € (500,-)25 € (625,-)
2 Person Team
(T2)
2 competitors regardless of gender (can only compete in one team of two – see WGA rules)30 € (750,-)
3 Person Team
(T3)
3 competitors regardless of gender (can only compete in one team of three – see WGA rules)45 € (1125,-)
5 Person Team
(T5)
5 competitors regardless of gender (can only compete in one team of five – see WGA rules)75 € (1875,-)
National Team
(NAT)
5 competitors per country regardless of gender (only one team per country)75 € (1875,-)

Unofficial categories

Name of the competition category
(abbreviation)
Category DescriptionEntry fee at registration
online (until 4 August 2024)
On-site registration fee
Pikkies
(PIK)
Competitors under 5 years of age at the time of the start, regardless of gender
(max. 30 participants)
10 € (250,-)12 € (300,-)
Family
(FAM)
A child or junior (i.e. a competitor under the age of 16 at the time of the start) of either sex and their parent or grandparent or aunt or uncle.30 € (750,-)
Unusual Tool
(UNT)
Competitors regardless of gender (panning tool for this category will be provided by the organiser)
(max. 90 competitors)
10 € (250,-)12 € (300,-)
JackpotIndividual time trial – rules to be announced on siteCash payment on site
Champion of champions (CHC)Competition of the World Champions (1st place at the World Championships) in individual categoriesNo fee
Golden pan of the Mayor of Zlaté HoryWinners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) in the categories PM,PW, CPB, VET, JUN,CHNo fee
V. I. P.Competitors in this category will be determined by the organiser.No fee