The entry deadline is fast-approaching for two of the year’s biggest events, the World Doubles Championships and IWT Berlin Open.
The Berlin Open is making its first appearance on the FIR World Tour and has already attracted 89 competitors from around the World.
The World Doubles Championships are this year combining with the King of Rackets to produce an epic festival of Racketlon in Belgium. Over 150 players have already registered for the World Doubles Championships across all categories.
Entry closes for both tournaments on Monday May 6 at 11:59amCET.
World Doubles Championships – Open to All Players
The 2019 Racketlon World Doubles Championships are taking place on May 30th-31st in Oudenaarde, Belgium. This is then followed by the King of Rackets on June 1st-2nd to create a four-day racketlon extravaganza.
The King of Rackets is widely considered in the Racketlon community to be the best annual tournament on the calendar. This year it’s prestige is boosted even further by the addition of the World Doubles Championships.
In fact, the high profile of the event has already seen former stars Lilian Druve, Peter Duyck and Cedric Junillon all announce they are returning to racketlon for this tournament after a hiatus.
They join the current racketlon elite in a high-profile field. The Men’s side sees World Doubles No.1 Morten Jaksland, No.3 Kresten Hougaard, No.4 Dan Busby and No.6 Luka Penttinen all registered to play.
In the Women’s A, World No.2 Nicole Eisler has entered along with Hall of Famer Lilian Druve and fellow top-10 players Zuzana Severinova, Anna-Klara Ahlmer and Lieselot De Bleeckere.
As with all FIR World Tournament events, entry is open to players of all ages and abilities, with classes ranging from elite to beginners.
Berlin Open and Start of “Victor Racketlon Series”
The Berlin Open begins in just two weeks time with the tournament taking place on May 17th-19th. The tournament is, most importantly, the first part of the “Victor Racketlon Series”.
This Series consists of the Berlin Open, Latvia Open and Malta Open. Players will receive points in the Victor Racketlon Series rankings for competing in these events. The players with the most combined points after these three tournaments will win a number of prizes.
The tournament also acts as a perfect warm-up event for the World Doubles Championships and King of Rackets, as well as an opportunity to explore the culture and history of Berlin.
All information about the first Berlin Open is available here.
Can’t make any tournaments in May but still want to play some racketlon this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got entry open for plenty of tournaments!
Currently, you can enter the Swiss Open in June, Latvian Open in July, German Open and the start of the Champions League in August, the Austrian Open in August, the Finnish Open and Malta Open when are both in September.
More tournaments will open later in the year, including the World Team and Singles Championships.
The FIR World Tour tournaments open for entry are available here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Czech Racketlon Association