SIGN UP at www.fir.tournamentsoftware.com BEFORE 15th JAN IF YOU WANT TO PLAY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2018!
ADD YOUR NAME TO THE PLAYER’S LIST AND WAIT TO SEE WHICH TEAM YOU GET PICKED FOR IN THE LIVE DRAFT!
PLAYERS FROM THE 2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LOVED THE EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING FOR DIFFERENT INTERNATIONAL TEAMS AND HAVING TEAM-MATES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD!
Who Can Play in the New Champions League?
Champions League is open to all FIR registered players. It will be played on the Friday (23rd Feb) at the Swedish Open and on the Friday (3rd Aug) at the German Open.
You can choose to play only in Germany, or only in Sweden or in both!
Division 1 is mainly for Elite and high “B” players and Division 2 will be for low “B” and “C” players.
How Do I register to play Champions League?
Go to the normal FIR Tournament Software page: www.fir.tournamentsoftware.com and you will see an entry called “Champions League, Player Registration” Go to this page and register yourself here stating whether you are available to play Champions League at the Swedish Open or at the German Open…or ideally at both tournaments! Deadline for registration is 15th January 2018!
NB To enter the IWT Swedish Open or IWT German Open, please go to their separate entry pages as normal.
What are the Teams and which Team will I play for?
All the players who register to play Champions League will be put into a large pool of players and then on 21st January 2018 there will be a Live Draft where the 8 team captains from Division 1 and all the captains from Division 2, will select their squad of players. This will create very even strength teams to compete for the 2018 Champions League titles in both divisions.
Who are the Franchise Teams and captains?
Technifibre Copenhagen – Team Captain: Morten Jaksland
Bergahain Berlin Boasters – Team Captain: Amke Fischer
iPro London – Team Captain: Duncan Stahl
KoR Oudenaarde – Team Captain: Lieselot de Bleeckere
Three Percent Malta – Team Captain: Kresten Hougaard
Swedish Vikings – Team Captain: Anna-Klara Ahlmer
Swiss Eagles – Team Captain: Benny Hampl
Kloteneuerberg Racketlonshop Austria: – Lukas Windischberger
iPro London 2 – Johnny Bispham
Three Percent Malta 2 – Michael Pedersen
KoR Oudenaarde 2 – tbc
Swedish Vikings 2 – Christian Hellberg
Swiss Eagles 2 – Dara Ladner
Berghain Berlin Boasters 2 – Jenny Schmitz
What’s the Format of the New Champions League?
Champions League 2018 will be in a league format, where every team plays each other once. Each Division 1 team will play their first 3 matches in Sweden (23rd Feb) and their remaining 4 matches in Germany (3rd Aug).
Div 2 will play 2 matches in Sweden and 3 matches in Germany (as there are only 6 teams in Division 2).
Team Match Format
Each match will consist of 3x Men’s singles, 1x Women’s singles, 1x Men’s doubles and 1x Mixed doubles (all to 11up), but the singles players are also able to play in the doubles matches, meaning a team only needs a minimum of 3x men and 1x women per match.
The Draft will be done LIVE via various social media platforms at 21.00 CET on 21st January so that all players can see what team they get picked for!
Nb Each team captain will be free to pick any player from any country.
Each team will pay an entry fee to the Tournament Director (this would be made up of payments from each individual team member).
For any Champions League questions – please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org