IWT London Open

Sport(s): Racketlon

Federation: Federation of International Racketlon

Status: International World Tour

Date: 31 Jul 21 - 1 Aug 21

Location: Redbridge Sports & Leisure


An update on UK Government guidelines is expected on 14th June 2021 when it is expected that the majority of covid-19 restrictions will be eased (from 21st June) allowing us to stage this 2 day International World Tour tournament: Saturday 31st July & Sunday 1st August at Redbrige Sport & Leisure in East London.

As soon as this is confirmed we will set a date and time for when online entries will be opened on a first come first served basis.

As this is a 2 day event, each player will be allowed to enter a maximum of 1x doubles category and 1x singles category.

Redbridge has excellent facilities for Racketlon, great transport links, a tournament hotel close by and we plan a very special Saturday evening for all players and their guests! All the details are below.

For all questions, please contact duncan@dwsevents.com

Venue Information

The Jean Brown Arena at Redbridge has a modern, state of the art badminton hall housing 12 badminton courts on parquet flooring (that was used as a training facility for athletes at the 2012 London Olympics). The Table Tennis & Badminton will take place in this arena, with excellent, well maintained glass backed squash courts (used in a varierty of London squash tournaments) in the building immediately next door. The outdoor tennis courts (on synthetic clay) sit right between the two buildings...there is an onsite cafe providing food and snacks throughout the day.

Redbridge Sport & Leisure Centre Forest Road, Ilford, IG6 3HD, UK

Schedule

Doubles categories will start at 08.00 or 09.00 on Saturday 31st July.

All doubles categories will finish on Saturday 31st July.

Most singles categories will also start on Saturday 31st July and will finish on Sunday 1st August.

Play will finish by 18.00 on Saturday 31st July and by 16.30 on Sunday 1st August.

Categories for the tournament will be announced once online entries are open: but depending on entries we hope to have the following singles categories: Men's A, B, C, Women's A & B, Junior u16 & u13, Seniors 40+, 50+ & 60+
And the following doubles categories: Men's A & B, Women's A, Mixed A & B

Accommodation Details

We recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express, Newbury Park

It is 2km from the sports centre and only 12 mins, door to door, by public transport (tube or bus).

It is easiest and cheapest to book through booking.com who are currently offering a standard twin or double room at £76.00 per night per room (for 2) including breakfast: BOOK HERE

Holiday Inn Express London - Newbury Park Eastern Avenue 713, Newbury Park, London IG2 7RH

Tournament Entry

We will publicly announce the date and time that online entries will be open. When online entries are opened, they can be made through the normal FIR Tournament Software Page: ENTER HERE

Tournament Entry Fees can either be paid by bank transfer in advance (details to come) or in cash at the tournament desk: £50 or EUR55 for singles and £18 or EUR20 (per player) for doubles.

IMPORTANT: as this is an International World Tour event, all players must have a valid FIR Player's License for 2021 in order to enter. Player's licences can be purchased HERE

Travel

Stansted Airport is 30 km from Redbridge. Trains and buses from the airport all go into London Liverpool Street station, from where there is a direct tube service to Fairlop tube stop (next door to the sports centre).

London City Airport is less than 15km from Redbridge with easy public transport routes to the sports centre from the airport.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton airports all involve longer journeys going across London.

Extras

As the first tournament back after such a long time, we want to organise something special for all the players on the Saturday evening after the first days play.
RoofEast is a unique roof top experience overlooking East London (high up, ontop of a converted multistory car park!) where you can eat, drink and play a variety of different sports & games: baseball hitting cage, curling, lawn bowls, crazy golf and table football. We look forward to seeing which Racketlon player can hit the best baseball and slide the best on the curling ring!
Check out RoofEast