The 2017/18 Badminton Ireland Events season is up and running. This off-season the Badminton Ireland staff and committee members have worked hard towards making the upcoming season more efficient and a better experience for all those involved in the events process.
This season sees some new rules & regulations come into place as well as some minor changes to the events procedures. Please see below for a summary of these new changes.
- New Age Rules for Juniors - Click here for the full article on these changes
- New Events Rules - Click here to view the Events Overview page where all updated tournament rules can be found
- Change to Entry Fee Payments - All Badminton Ireland Events will have a handling fee for any payments made on the day of an event. Pre-payment via Paypal, Bank Transfer or Cheque will be available before 4.30pm on the Friday before the event.
New Areas on Website
In this section of the website, you will find an overall summary of the 2017/18 events calendar. These sections will include:
- Event Page
- Online Entry
- Tournament Rules
You will also be able to see the entry deadline and the date/venue of the event.
If you are looking to enter a Badminton Ireland event this season. This section will have all the information that you will need!
To find the events overview just follow these simple steps below:
1) Either click on Events or hover over events and click Events Overview
2) Scroll through the events to find the one for you
One Irish International completed and one just around the corner
Badminton Ireland has been privileged to host two international events within a few months. In September 2017 Badminton Ireland hosted the FZ U19 Irish Open. This event was held in Lisburn Racquets Club and saw 112 athletes from across Europe compete for vital Badminton Europe ranking points. The crowd were treated to some sublime badminton and witnessed local up and coming players such as Nhat Nyguen and Paul Reynolds enjoy success. Nhat and Paul were able to come away Gold in the Men's Doubles before Nhat finished off the tournament with a three-game victory over Belgium's Julien Carraggi to win his second Gold of the competition in the Men's Singles. Outside of the Badminton Europe event, the U15 Irish Open was also hosted at the same time. This saw many young promising Irish talent compete in an international competition. With the finals being held at the same time beside the U19 Irish Open, this gives a unique experience to these players who can hopefully replicate the success of Nhat and Paul in the future.
To see the full review please click here.
Coming up in a matter of weeks is the 104th Irish Open. For the second year in a row, this prestigious event will be hosted at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown. Athletes will be coming from around the world to compete in what should be an exciting week. The Qualification matches will commence on the 5th December with the finals being played on Friday the 8th December. Tickets are free, so come along and be a part of what should be an entertaining event.
For all the information on the FZ Irish Open please click here to see the event page.
Badminton Europe host Para-Badminton Event in Lisburn
Badminton Ireland had the privileged to host both a BWF event and a Badminton Europe event over the same weekend in Lisburn Racquets Club between 8th-12th November. BWF ran a Para-Badminton tutor course which saw 10 participants from around the world looking to progress as coaches and lead tutor courses of their own. After this two day course, Badminton Europe would host their 3rd Annual BEC Para-Badminton Event. The event was split between a coaching conference and a high-performance training camp. This was a great opportunity for coaches to practice their skills on the elite para-athletes before they went to South Korea for the World Championships. The course consisted of 48 people including 27 athletes and 21 coaches. The event was a great success, as Badminton Ireland look to continue to build relationships with the Para-Badminton players in the run-up to the 2018 FZ Forza Para-Badminton Open.