We are planning to hold the final of the Carcassonne World Championship during game fair SPIEL in Essen this October.
Update: The hygiene concept of the game fair was approved and therefore SPIEL should pretty sure take place. We also have found a room big enough so we now have an approriate location right below the fair grounds. If everything runs smoothly the final will take place on Saturday 16th of October 2021 with roughly 60 - 80 players from around the world. Just to remind you: due to the fact that there was no final last year each participating country has the right to send two players this time! Unfortunately it's not possible to predict if everybody who wants to play can actually do that - nobody can say right now which travel restrictions might (still) be in place in October. Nevertheless we are planning the final for the largest number of players so don't worry - there will be space for everyone coming. :-)
Every participant will receive free entry to the game fair and free catering on the day of the final. We will inform every player how this will be done later.