IWT LATVIAN OPEN 2019
Latest update and info about transfers - here (2019.07.09)
Organizer: Latvian Racketlon federation, with support of, LSFP, Riga City, FIR, Victor and sponsors.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/latvijasraketlons ; www.racketlon.lv,
- Tournament Director: Zigmars Puikevics
- Referee: Zane Ozolina
- FIR Delegate: Clement Lopez
- Media Director: Uldis Dzirkalis:
- Entries/Transfers: Kristaps Sarma
- Sports centre/Players Liaising Officer: Arturs Zaicevs
Dates & Time: 12 – 14 of July 2019
Tournament starts on Friday, July 12 at 9:00 (registration from 8:30) last games Sunday, July 14 at 15:00.
• Friday: doubles – all games except final and bronze games, seniors 1-2 rounds, Women/Men B, C 1st round.
• Saturday: all single groups, doubles finals
• Sunday: Seniors, Juniors, Men C, Men B, Women A, Men A (finals).
Venue: Tennis Club ENRI Stirnu 34a, Riga www.enri.lv ,
Tennis: 3 courts, indoor “Chop Slide”, blue colour
Squash: high quality/standard courts
Badminton: Yonex Pro mats, placed on tennis court
Table tennis: Butterfly // Stiga
Practice possibilities: special discount for players in tennis club ENRI (20 %).
Tournament regulations: According to FIR rules - https://www.racketlon.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FIR-Tournament-Regulations-17.12.2018.pdf
Classes: Women A, Men A, Women B, Men B, Men C, Seniors 40+, Seniors 50+, Seniors 60+, Juniors U-21, Girls U-21, Men A Doubles, Women A Doubles, Men B Amateur Doubles, Mixed A Doubles
In the case of not getting 4 entries in a class, full refund will be provided or alternatives sought.
No more than 3 classes per player, including doubles.
• Table Tennis: Nittaku Premium 40+ 3*** ITTF 3pcs (seam)
• Badminton: Victor
• Squash: Victor
• Tennis: Victor
Entry fees: single EUR 55, doubles EUR 20, second single class EUR 40 ,
• Preferable: bank transfer to Latvia Racketlon Federation account: Swedbank, LV08HABA0551024625651
• Cash at tournament desk
Entries: http://fir.tournamentsoftware.com/ , entry closes July 1, 2019 at 12:00
Games guaranteed: single classes – 3 games, doubles 2 games
Insurance: The participants of tournament are aware that this sport is associated with increased physical activity - each player starts competition at his own risk and responsible for their state of health. Do not forget to take out international accident insurance - this insurance is necessary for all medical treatment.
Players are reminded of the "Koubaa Rule", that they are responsible for their own insurances. FIR and the tournament organisers decline all responsibility in cases of insurance. With their registration for the tournament, players are explicitly agreeing to this condition.
Prize money: Women and Men: 1st place EUR 150, 2nd place EUR 100, 3rd place EUR 50
Travelling: By Air: Riga International Airport - direct flights from most of Europe countries capitals, several low-cost companies – Ryanair, Wizz Air, Norwegian Air are operating from/to Riga.
By Sea: Stockholm-Riga daily, Helsinki – Tallinn (ferry) – Riga (bus/car 4 hours)
Distances in Riga:
Riga Airport – venue (tennis club ENRI); 17 km, (taxi 30 minutes)
Riga Airport – City Centre; 10 km (taxi 20 minutes)
City Centre – venue 7 km (taxi 15 minutes)
Taxi rates 0,50 – 0,70 EUR/km
Please use BOLT (ex Taxify) application to book a taxi
Travelling, public transport and events at site: http://www.liveriga.com/en/home
Tournament hotels are fully booked due to Ed Sheeran concert in Riga!
New possibility to stay at Sports and Recreation Centre just 20 minutes away from the venue https://333.lv/en/accomodation/, camping area included.
Please look at Airbnb offers or contact organizers.
Players Party powered by Shark Energy: Rock Café https://rockcafe.lv/ in Riga downtown, on Saturday at 22:00
Welcome video – memories from Latvian Open 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysdbFxuFGWI&t=