UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

World Champs - Holland - Timeschedule

Tournament Director Erik Roelofsen has now published the final time schedule for the Doubles & Team World Champs after original confusion on this. These are now published on www.resultreporter.com and www.worldracketlon.com and is also below.

In Belgium last Friday during an FIR meeting it was decided that a National Team B competition will also be held (as proposed by Holland and Germany).

We have moved quickly on this and I am pleased to announce that the squad is almost complete. The B squad will consist of Keith Lesser, James Simpson, Alex Du Noyer, Dawn Foxhall and one other. James and Alex have recently impressed on the UK Tour and Dawn although English is a strong racketlon player currently residing in Austria. Join me in welcoming the new members of the squad. The final England B team member will be added in the next couple of days.

Time Schedule
Thursday:
Start of Men Elite Doubles, Women Doubles, Mixed Elite Doubles and National B (Advanced/Amateur) Teams
Friday:
Start of all Senior Doubles
After 14:00 start of Nationals Teams (Elite, Under 21, Seniors +45 and +55)
Saturday:
Start of all B Doubles and all Junior Doubles
Finals of all National Teams
Sunday:
Semi-Finals and Finals All Double classes

(starting at 9:00 am)

Prize Giving Ceremonies

Saturday night: All National Teams (appr. 20:00)
Sunday afternoon: All Doubles classes (appr. 16:30)

 

 

In what categories can players participate

National teams

Elite
Minimum 5 Players: 4 Men, 1 Woman. Maximum on Squad 8 Players: 6 Men, 2 Women
2 Men Singles
1 Men Double
1 Women Single

Juniors u21 (born 1992 and younger)
Minimum 3 Players: 2 Boys, 1 Girl. Maximum on Squad 6 Players: 4 Boys, 2 Girls
2 Boys Singles
1 Girls Single

Seniors +45 (born 1968 and older) 
Minimum 5 Players: 4 Men, 1 Woman. Maximum on Squad 8 Players: 6 Men, 2 Women
2 Men Singles
1 Men Double
1 Women Single

Seniors +55 (born 1958 and older)
Minimum 4 Players: 4 Men. Maximum on Squad 6 Players: 6 Men
2 Men Singles
1 Men Double

B (Advanced/Amatuer)
Minimum 5 Players: 4 Men, 1 Woman. Maximum on Squad 8 Players: 6 Men, 2 Women
2 Men Singles
1 Men Double
1 Women Single

Double classes

Men A – Elite Doubles
Women Doubles
Mixed A – Elite Doubles
Men B – Amateur Doubles
Mixed B – Amateur Doubles
Seniors 45+ Doubles
Women Seniors 45+ Doubles
Mixed Seniors 45+ Doubles
Seniors 55+ Doubles
Juniors u21 Doubles
Girls u21 Doubles
Mixed u21 Doubles
Juniors u16 Doubles
Juniors u13 Doubles

Juniors and Seniors can also participate on the Elite squad. (playing in 2 squads could mean very little rest-time between matches!)
Participation is permitted for all FIR member countries as well as new potential FIR member countries which have never taken part at World Championships.

More detailed information can be found in the FIR – Tournament Regulations

ENGLAND TEAM SELECTION

Congratulations on selection for the various England Racketlon Teams to the following players – we’ve now spoken to each of you individually, so confirmed teams for this year’s World Team Championships in Holland, 11th-14th July are:

Open Team : Duncan Stahl, Jason Granville, Jeremy Krzystyniak, Ray Jordan, Isabelle Tyrrell

Over 45’s : Richard Middleton, Steve Kneller, Rakesh Gupta, Marc Thornley, Barbara Capper

Over 55’s : Richard Whitehouse, Anthony Phillips, Bob Parker, Nigel D’Arcy

Under 21’s : Josh Kashdan Brown, Alex Oliver, Alistair Prades, Lucy Burks

B Team : Keith Lesser, James Simpson, Alex Du Noyer, Dawn Foxhall