RACKETLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Teams & Singles

Sport(s): Racketlon

Federation: Federation of International Racketlon

Status: World Championships

Date: 20 Nov 19 - 24 Nov 19


We are now proud to announce that the venue for this year’s World Championships: Teams & Singles will take place at Sportpark Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany, from Wednesday 20th November until Sunday 24th November 2019.

Sportpark Leipzig is a wonderful venue with fantastic facilities across all 4 sports and with the main, 4 star tournament hotel on site, players can look forward to a very special World Championships!

On this page, there is detailed information about the tournament including the tournament schedule (when different categories will start and finish), accommodation options, travel and a timetable of all the tournament highlights both on and off the court.

If you had already booked your flight to Hanover before the announcement about the possible cancellation of the tournament in Braunschweig, please can you send a mail to FIR Player Representative, Dan Busby: dan.busby@racketlon.net showing the email confirmation of your flight to Hanover.  Please contact Dan as soon as possible.

We will be in contact soon offering help to all these players who have already booked flights to Hanover, in order to get them to Leipzig.

If you still require other information about the tournament, please contact tournament director duncan@dwsevents.com

 

Venue Information

Sportpark Leipzig is based just to the east of the centre of Leipzig and offers first class Racketlon facilities: brand-new flooring and led lighting recently installed in their 8 court badminton hall (where Table Tennis will also be played); 8 glass backed squash courts and 8 indoor, carpet tennis courts, as well as a central bar / restaurant area overlooking the courts. There is also a spa / sauna area available to all players in the centre and right next door to the sport centre is Sachsen Therme, which is a naturally occuring thermal spa and rated as "one of the most beautiful wellness facilities in the whole of Germany".

The main tournament hotel is also directly next to the sport center.

Sportpark Leipzig, Schongauerstr. 37, 04329 Leipzig, Germany

Schedule

Restrictions / Entry Rules:
- Seniors + Junior players can choose to play in 2 consecutive age group categories (eg u16 & u18 or o45&o50, but NOT, for example u16 & u21 or o45 & o55)
- u16 + u13 players cannot player in open singles categories, but can play for open teams
- Maximum 2 singles categories per player.
- Seniors, u18 & u21 players cannot play in both age group teams + any non-elite open teams – they can play in elite teams, however we cannot guarantee that the schedule will allow players in age group teams to also play in elite teams.

Team World Championships Schedule:
AM: 08.00 (earliest possible) Night: 22.00

FIR World Cup: Thurs (AM) – Friday (Night)
FIR Nations Cup: Thurs (AM) – Friday (Night)
FIR Challenge Cup: Thurs (AM) – Friday (Night)

Juniors:
u13 Sat (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
u16 Sat (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
u21 Thurs (AM) – Sat (Night)

Seniors:
+40 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+45 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+55 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+65 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)

Singles World Championships Schedule:

Men’s A Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
Women’s A Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
Men’s B Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
Women’s B Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
Men’s C Thurs (18.00) – Sunday (16.00)
Women’s C Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
Men’s D Thurs (18.00) – Sunday (16.00)
Men’s First Timers Wed (15.00) – Friday (Night)
Women’s First Timers Wed (15.00) – Friday (Night)

Juniors (Boys&Girls):
u13 Sat (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
u16 Sat (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
u18 Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)
u21 Friday (AM) – Sunday (16.00)

Seniors (Men & Women):
+40 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+45 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+50 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+55 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
Seniors (Men):
+60 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+65 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)
+70 Wed (AM) – Friday (Night)

Tuesday 19th November

20.00 til– 22.00 Practice courts available in all 4 sports
20.00 til late: Welcome meal and drinks

Wednesday 20th November

08.00: All Seniors, Men & Women, Teams & Singles begin (which age groups start when and whether singles or teams, we can't say yet)
15.00: Men & Women First-Timers begin
Evening Entertainment: World Pub Quiz Challenge

Thursday 21st November

08.00: Elite & Open teams & u21 teams all start.
18.00 Men’s C & D singles begin
Evening Entertainment: 3 course traditional Leipziger banquet

Friday 22nd November

08.00: Men’s A, B singles, Women’s A,B, C singles, u21, u18 singles begin
Evening Session:
FIR Challenge Cup team final
FIR Nations Cup team final
FIR Racketlon World Cup team final
Seniors & Teams Prize Ceremony
Evening Entertainment: German Open "Beer Pong" Championships

Saturday 23rd November

08.00: u13 and u16, boys and girls (teams and singles) start
Evening Session: Women’s & Men's A semi-finals
Evening Entertainment: Player’s Meal & Party in the basement "Dancing Bar" of the main tournament hotel next to the sports centre.

Sunday 24th November

12.30 (approx.): Women’s A final
14.00 (approx..): Men’s A final
16.00: Closing Prize Ceremony

Accommodation Details

The main tournament hotel is the very nice, 4 star H4 hotel which is directly next to the sport centre. It is also where the Player's Meal and Party will be on Saturday night. All prices include:
- their fantastic "rich warm and cold breakfast buffet" (maybe the best breakfast on the World Tour!)
- Wifi, Sky Sports TV package and use of the hotel spa
To book this hotel, please email: reservation.leipzigh4@h-hotels.com or call +49 34198389134 - but you must quote the code "Racketlon 2019" in order to get these prices below. Bookings are first come first served, but no bookings will be accepted after 22nd September.

The 2nd Tournament Hotel is the Suite Hotel (1.5km from the sport centre: 20 mins walk or direct bus available from outside the hotel). All prices include breakfast and free wifi.
To book this hotel, please email: reservierung@suitehotel-leipzig.de and you must quote "Racketlon" to get the prices listed below. Bookings are first come first served, but no bookings will be accepted after 20th October.

Other budget accommodation options will be posted on this page shortly.

H4 Hotel: Double / Twin Rooms91 euros per room
H4 Hotel: Single Room86 euros
Suite Hotel: Double / Twin Rooms89 euros per room
Suite Hotel: Single Room69 euros

Tournament Entry

Online entries to the World Championships: Teams and Singles will open on Thursday 15th August:

ENTER HERE

http://fir.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=F72B1C88-FF69-4F95-88A2-CD8BF06C22BC

Travel

There are some flights direct to Leipzig airport from a few locations...but it is a restricted service.

Nearest major international airports are the Berlin airports Schoenefeld and Tegel with very cheap flights available from many locations. Leipzig is 65 mins by train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof with trains leaving every hour - last train is 21.30. We will be providing a shuttle service from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof throughout Tues 19th and Wed 20th Nov. It is essential to email: duncan@dwsevents.com with your train details to book a shuttle from the station

Alternative is to hire a car from one of the Berlin airports. Leipzig is 2 hours away by car.

Leipzig is very centrally located and is easily accessible by car or train from many European locations (Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium etc)

Extras

Details and a booking form will appear here soon for the welcome meal (Tues evening) and buffet meal (Wed evening) at the sports centre + also of the 3 course traditional Leipziger Banquet on Thursday night at the H4 Hotel. Players will need to book these in advance via the form that will appear here.