Welcome to Sweden’s only international competition in badminton during the summer. Gotlandsspelen (Gotland Badminton Tournament) will now be held for the 33rd year. Gotlandsspelen is always scheduled week 28 (9-13 of July 2018) which means you will be visiting Visby during the nicest time of year. Experience and enjoy countless possibilities of recreation including the sun, beaches, the sea and culture. Gotland is well known as one of Sweden’s best entertainment attractions. Last year the games were visited by 310 participants from 7 countries. A wide span of players, from professionals to amateurs, youth and veterans, all competed in the tournament. We hope the interest for the competition will be at least as high this year.
Even this year Gotlandsspelen will be held in Wisby Rackethall. One of Sweden’s most beautifully located gymnasiums with a breathtaking view of Baltic Sea. The arena is centrally located north of Visby old town. If you care to go for a swim nearby, Norderstrand or Gustafsvik, is within walking distance. Nearby the Rackethall there are jogging trails in very nice surroundings.
Take your family and friends along and enjoy a wonderful summer week on Gotland.
VENUE Wisby Rackethall, telephone no. +46 498 21 91 05.
DATE July 9-13 2018. Matches will be played 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.
REGISTRATION To Visby BMK, Wisby Rackethall, SE-621 55 Visby.
Registrations last date: June 16.
Yonex shuttlecocks included.
U9: 130 SEK
U11: 150 SEK
U13: 190 SEK
U15: 210 SEK
U17: 230 SEK
U19: 250 SEK
C: 280:- (if cup in singles 210 SEK)
B: 300:- (If cup in singles 210 SEK)
A: 300:- (if cup in singles 210 SEK)
Elite: 400 :-
IBAN SE93 8000 0848 0692 4089 0641
Reference: Write all names of those who are included in the payment. NOTICE! Registration fee is to be paid before start of games.
EVENTS AND CATEGORIES Elite, A, B, C, Trim (no licensed players). V 35, V 40, V 45, V 50,V 55, V 60 and V65. U 19, U 17, U 15, U 13 and U 11. Ladies and Gentlemen. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles in all categories. Singles: pool system (if the time will allow +2-pool). Doubles: Knock-out system. OBSERVE! The competition belongs to the season of 2018/19.
COACHING In categories U11, U13 and U15 coaching is permitted only during the breaks between sets. One exception is the U15 categories where coaching is also allowed during breaks at 11.
PRIZES Winners and runners-up will be awarded prizes. A trophy will be awarded best club.
GAME PROGRAM Directly after the draw, the program will be put out on Badminton Sweden.
OTHER ACTIVITIES There will be a traditional barbeque night outside the Wisby Rackethall.
TRAVEL RESERVATIONS AND LODGING Please contact our travel agency, Destination Gotland.
Tournament Manager: Mattias Englund
Phone: +46 705223902
Assistant Tournament Manager: Daniel Söderström
Phone: +46 739 87 89 99
ORGANIZER Visby BMK
DOWNLOAD INVITATION Gotlandsspelen 2018 (PDF)
Discover a different island
Gotland – A special place. In the middle of the Baltic Sea. Just a short trip from the Swedish mainland, but more exotic than you’d think. Thanks to the unique landscape, the excellent sandy beaches and the constant presence of the sea. As well as the exquisite light and the many hours of sunlight on the island. And there’s more – the rich cultural heritage and history of the island are visible and felt everywhere you go. The entertainment scene and the outdoor cafés contribute to a continental feel.
Most people associate Gotland with holidays, sun and water fun. We have fabulous waterfronts, and Gotland always comes near the top in Sweden for hours of sunshine in summer. The island has a lot more than that to offer, but it’s undeniable that the seashore and water are key elements of many a summer holiday. And no one need be disappointed – everyone can find a favourite spot somewhere along the 800 km of Gotland’s shoreline.
Bring family and friends
As a participant in an Island of sports-event you travel at favourable sporting rates, and so does your family and friends. In order to book travel and accomodation: Phone: +46 (0)771-22 33 50. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.destinationgotland.se/idrottenso
When you are travelling to Gotland without being a participant in a sport event you can plan and book your travel, accomodation and package tours directly at www.destinationgotland.se