UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

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British Open 2009 will be held in Gosling Sports Park, Herfordshire from 2-3rd May this year. To attract international players the Tournament Committee offers free entry for both the Singles and Doubles Competion, plus free accommodation in the tournament hotel and a free airport pickup for all Top 20 players on the FIR World Rankings. Furthermore the Elite Singles finishes on Saturday, so that all players can enjoy a night out in London. On Sunday the Amateur Classes and Doubles are played. Entry Deadline is the 20th April, Enter on

Players License Fee 10€/Year

Note that all players entering in the main events (non-rookie) are required to pay the international racketlon federation license fee of Euro 10 = £10 (this can be added as an extra category when entering). It's the nature of racketlon that we run 2 world ranking events in the UK a year (all standards welcome). The International Racketlon Federation have introduced this fee in 2009 and made it compulsory for the first time. In 2008 it was only payable on the second event. It proves ok value if you are willing to also enter the English Open in August (the International Fee stands for the rest of 2009 so also counts for other events being held in Edinburgh and other destinations around Europe). Participants should add the FIR License category upon entering (if required). Rookie events do not require an FIR License. Players also need to register on the players corner at where the International Federation are building a global player database. This helps with recognition of the sport and enables World Ranking Points allocation, including paying for the FIR Head Office.