AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2020

 


The Irish Open is part of the World and European circuit where players can earn essential world ranking and European circuit ranking points. The Irish Open has a rich history in world badminton, with Ireland being one of the founding members of the World Badminton Federation. The event has been running uninterrupted since 1902, making it one of the oldest and prestigious badminton events in the world.

 

The AIG FZ Forza Irish Open is the biggest event in the Badminton Ireland Calendar. The competition sees players from across the world coming to Ireland in order to compete for crucial world ranking points. Following the success of the 2019 Irish Open which was televised on national television for the second year in a row and drew in over 350 spectators for the finals day, the 2020 Irish Open will be returning to the National Indoor Arena in Dublin on the 11th-14th November. This year the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open will be running on the same week as the National Badminton Week. This gives school children from across Ireland to participate in fun games whilst watching some of the world's best athletes compete at the Irish Open.

 

Event Details

Competition dates: 11th - 14th November 2020

  • 11th November 10:00 Qualification
  • 12th November 10:00 Preliminary Rounds (1st and 2nd Round)
  • 13th November 10:00 Quarter Finals and Semi Finals
  • 14th November TBC   Finals 
  • *Times may change due to scheduling 

 

Tournament Venue: National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Tournament Hotel: Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

 

Entry Deadline -  13th October 2020 (23:59 GMT+8)

Withdrawal Date - 26th October 2020

Irish Players Entry Deadline - 12th October 2020

 

Acceptance List will be available after the entry deadline 

 

Competition Venue

National Indoor Arena

The National Indoor Arena has hosted many Badminton events over the past 24 months. Most notably this venue was used for the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open in 2016 - 2018 as well as the FZ Irish Para-Badminton Open 2017 - 2019. This venue can seat up to 1,200 people with 6 bleachers coming out to create a stadium like atmosphere. The hall will be fitted with 6 matted courts.

 

Tournament Hotel 

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown 

The 2020  AIG FZ Forza Irish Open tournament hotel is closely located to the National Indoor Arena. The hotel is less than a 10 minute car journey from the competition hall and provides direct links to the airport. Athletes arriving into Dublin airport can make use of the hotel's shuttle bus service which will pick up athletes who booked their accommodation with the hotel. If you are interested in this service please contact gfarrell@badmintonireland.com. After the success of the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2018, athletes and coaches should anticipate a welcome stay at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown.

 

Single Room - €159.00  B&B + Transport

Twin Room - €169.00 B&B + Transport

Triple Rooms/ Adapted Rooms - Request needed. contact cdoherty@badmintonireland.com

 

Tournament Forms

 

Irish Players Entry Form (return to hp@badmintonireland.com)

International Players Enter Here

Visa Request forms (return to cdoherty@badmintonireland.com)

Competition Schedule

World Ranking Date - 

Draw Date for Irish Open 2019 - 

 

You can follow all the build up for the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open through Badminton Ireland's social media outlets

 

 

If you wish to enquire about the tournament hotel please contact cdoherty@badmintonireland.com 

If you wish to enquire about entries or transportation please contact gfarrell@badmintonireland.com

Any other enquiries please call +353 (0)18393028