Dates: Friday 4 Nov - Sunday 6 Nov 2011
Entry Deadline: Friday 21 October
Known as "The Home of International Racketlon"
Gothenburg Open hosted Racketlon's three first World Championships
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the first of these, which
was also the very first international Racketlon tournament.
It was played in Gothenburg 2-4th of November 2001.
You do not have to be an elite player to take part.
Anyone, including beginners, are welcome!
And all participants will get points for the Racketlon World Ranking
(Swedish players will also get points for the Swedish
Registrations are this year taken through the
Result Reporter System (www.resultreporter.com)
deployed by the International Racketlon Federation.
Welcome to classic Racketlon ground!
2011-05-27 Web Page Launch.
We proudly present the homepage of the 2011 Gothenburg Racketlon
2011-09-27 Half Price for Juniors and Ladies.
To stimulate participation by Juniors (turning 21 during this calendar
year or younger) and ladies these categories are offered to pay
only half the price (irrespective of which class they participate
in). See more info under "Enter!".
2011-09-27 Accomodation Recommendations Updated.
The Kviberg Youth Hostel, Opera and Scandic are this year's main
recommendations. See more info under "Travel".
2011-09-27 Advance Payment Appreciated.
For Swedish players a "postgiro" account is now available
for advance payments of the entry fee. We appreciate if you make
use of it. See details under "Enter!".
Should you have to pull out from the tournament we will, of course,
provide a refund.
2011-10-14 Registration Deadline Postponed. Now Friday 21.
We are now taking registrations for five days longer than originally
announced. Until Friday 21 October (two weeks before tournament.)
2011-10-14 Advance Payment Appreciated.
We are pleased to announce that we will offer prize money of 5000
to 10000 SEK. It will be allocated on the Elite singles classes.
2011-10-14 Ratzer Enters!
The new Danish star on the Racketlon sky Jesper Ratzer has entered
Gothenburg Open. Ratzer is one of the best badminton players that
have ever been seen in Racketlon and have already, after just about
a year in Racketlon, shown that he can challenge the very best.
How about this result from the Alternate Open a couple of weeks
Christoph Krenn-Jesper Ratzer +14 (tt:21-12 ba:10-21 sq:21-13 te:16-8)
(Austria's Christoph Krenn is currently ranked number one in the
world and has also won the World Championships a couple of years
ago beating Mikko Kärkkäinen in the final.)
Stefan Adamsson be warned about the Ratzer learning curve!
2011-10-14 Now Easy, Quick and Free to Register!
In order to speed up the influx of entries we have now made it possible
to register without an FIR license. This makes it free of charge
for everyone to register. The payments of both License and Entry
Fee can wait until on site. More info under "Enter!"
(For crystal clarity: The 10 Euro FIR license for 2011 is still
required to participate! But as of now you the payment can wait
until on site.)
2011-10-14 Not able to make it by Friday 12:00? Relax!
If you already know that you will not be able to make it to the
sport centre by the official start time on Friday 12:00 you may
well still be able to take part! Everyone can - on an individual
basis - negotiate a later "Guaranteed Earliest Start Time"
(GEST) with us. Just send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
stating your needs and we will try to accomodate them!
2011-10-18 Doubles Start Friday 16:00. Singles Start Saturday.
We have been able to get more precise about the time schedule and
hereby announce that the doubles categories will start no earlier
than 16:00 on Friday evening, while the singles categories will
start on Saturday morning.
2011-10-18 Swedish Ranking Updated.
The Swedish Racketlon ranking updated with the results from the
Alelyckan Open is now available on http://www.racketlon.com/rankings.se.htm
Note that the Men's class limits will be used to guide Swedish participants
into the right class. They are as follows:
101 and above: C
2011-10-30 B and C Classes on Friday Evening.
Partly due to a nice, rather high influx of entries just before
deadline we have been forced to step back a bit on our promises
and start earlier with the B and C classes than previously announced.
Most of the participants in B and C will therefore play their first
matches on Friday evening, starting 15:15 in the afternoon. An e-mail
request for info will go out to most participants in B and C later
today in order to make sure that everyone concerned will be able
to make it that early. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
(Players that have received individual promises (GEST:s) will not
2011-11-01 The Draws are on-line!
Please find the completed draws under "Draw/Results" above.
2011-11-02 First Class Massage Available as of 10 Saturday Morning.
Elisabeth Voge, probably Gothenburg's most skilful massage therapist,
who has become a regular necessity for some of Gothenburg's Racketletes
and several of Gothenburg's top athletes (e.g. Magnus Wislander),
will stand by at the sport centre as of 10 o'clock Saturday morning,
ready to assist those in need of a quick fix. Participants at the
Gothenburg Open will be offered a special price of 100SEK per 10
minutes (nearly half the normal rate of 500SEK per 30 minutes).
Her bench will be easily accessible near the tournament desk. Or,
for those who prefer more privacy, a closed room alternative will
be available. If you want to make an advance booking her phone number
is +46 76 793 30 90. (Valid for bookings outside tournament hours
2011-11-07 Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who took part this weekend. Perhaps especially
to our Danish friends who certainly spiced up events! Congratulations
to Stefan Adamsson, who won the Men's Elite event for the second
time in a row. And to Jesper Ratzer and Kasper Jönsson who
won the Men's Elite Doubles event. Complete results are now available
under "Draw/Results" above!