There’s just a few days left to enter the SWT GRAWE sidebyside 15. Austrian Open. The tournament is set to be one of the biggest of the season and we hope to see as many players as possible competing in Graz.
The tournament takes place from September 24-26 in Graz and sees the return of one of the longest-running and most prestigious tournaments on the calendar.
Need a little persuasion to enter the SWT GRAWE sidebyside 15. Austrian Open before the deadline on Monday, September 13? Here are five reasons why you simply cannot miss this tournament.
1. It’s the Only Super World Tour Event of the Year
There’s a reason that there are only two or three Super World Tour events each season. That’s because they are tournaments of the highest calibre and highest quality. This covers everything from the tournament organizers to the venue and so much more.
This season, due to COVID, the SWT GRAWE sidebyside 15. Austrian Open is the only tournament to have obtained such a status. Don’t miss out on the biggest tournament of the year outside of the World Championships.
2. There’s Big Prize Money and Big Ranking Points on Offer
Another big element of a Super World Tour is that there are bigger ranking points on offer. Fancy a nice little bump in the racketlon world rankings? This is a huge opportunity for every single player, be you a junior, senior, man, woman, elite player or complete beginner.
For the elite players, there is also the temptation of 5,000 euros in prize money. Racketlon’s status as an associate sport in Austria means that prize money is now on the table for elite categories.
3. Warm-Up for the 2021 and 2022 World Championships
This tournament also serves a double purpose when it comes to the Racketlon World Championships. Firstly, it’s a perfect opportunity for players to warm-up ahead of October’s World Singles Championship. With around a month between the two tournaments, what better way to get in shape than a weekend in Graz.
Speaking of a weekend in Graz, the 2022 World Championships also take place across 10 days in Graz and Vienna. This year’s GRAWE sidebyside 15. Austrian Open gives players a unique opportunity to try out the tournament venue ahead of next year’s enormous World Championships.
4. There’s a Non-Stop Centre Court Livestream
Ever wished your friends and family could watch you play racketlon while you’re travelling to play? Well at this tournament there is a non-stop centre court live stream that also features a brand new live scoring system.
This is one of the most advanced live streams in racketlon history and there are already plans to schedule as many matches on centre court as possible. Another huge innovation from the tournament team in Austria, who often lead the way in advancing international racketlon tournaments. A massive chance for players to see whole matches of themselves live online.
5. Explore the City of Graz
One of the best aspects of any racketlon tournament is the chance to explore a new city around the world. Graz is no different. A relatively new tournament on the world tour, why not take a couple of days out to explore the beautiful Austrian city. From the historic streets of the old town to the beautiful Schlossberg, Graz is a wonderful city with plenty of excellent food and drink options.
Have any of these reasons got you itching to enter the SWT GRAWE sidebyside 15. Austrian Open? Enter the tournament here today.
A reminder that all international racketlon tournaments have entry categories for players of all ages and abilities.
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Sam Barker / FIR Media Officer
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