Want to be a part of Racketlon’s first major week of the year? You still can, but the clock is ticking to enter the World Doubles Championship and IWT Czech Open!
Already over 150 racketlon players of all ages and abilities have registered to compete in either the World Doubles Championships, IWT Czech Open, or both!
You still have time left to join all these players. Entry to the World Doubles Championship closes on Monday, March 16th while entry to the IWT Czech Open closes a week later on Monday, March 23rd.
The World Doubles Championship is held on the 2nd and 3rd of April while the IWT Czech Open takes place from the 3rd to the 5th of April. Both tournaments will be held at Hector Sport in Prague.
Why Should I Enter These Tournaments?
The tournaments will be organised by Racketlon Hall of Famer Svatopluk Rejthars and his experienced team of volunteers and organisers to bring you a superb event across the board.
With three of the year’s first four tournaments being challengers, this is the first major tournament of the 2020 season. With players from over 20 countries expected to compete for titles across over 20 categories, it is bound to be a hugely exciting four days of racketlon action.
The tournament is not just about what is happening on the court though. There is a Players Dinner and Party on Saturday night for all players who enter the IWT Czech Open. In addition, there is also an additional Doubles Dinner on Friday night, available at an extra cost.
The tournament is also hosted in the beautiful city of Prague. One of Europe’s real gems, the tournament is easily accessible to large parts of mainland Europe by car and train and services the remainder of the world with a big airport. A reminder that the player that travels to furthest to the tournament by train will receive their entry fee refunded as part of the FIR’s new Climate Change policy.
Who has Entered the Tournaments?
We mentioned that over 150 players have entered these tournaments in total but, as expected, some of the sport’s biggest stars will be in action.
Nine of the world’s top-10 ranked men will be in attendance, with Rav Rykowski the only player missing out. In addition, eight of the world’s top-10 ranked women will also be competing. Both world No.1’s, Morten Jaksland and Christine Seehofer are back and looking to defend titles. Jaksland will partner with Kresten Hougaard as they attempt to defend their Men’s B title. Meanwhile, Seehofer will play with fellow Austrians Martina Meissl and Lukas Windischberger, as she looks to retain the Women’s and Mixed Doubles titles she won last year with Bettina Bugl and Dan Busby. Busby is also back to defend the Mixed Doubles title with new partner Anna-Klara Ahlmer.
A host of other junior and senior stars are also travelling to the Czech Republic, including Girls Junior No.1 Hannah Boden and Women’s Seniors multiple-World Champion Esther Dubendorfer.
Full information about the tournament including accommodation, travel, entry fees and categories is available here.
Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
Image Credit / Czech Racketlon Association