What could be a better way to start the new badminton year than the Junior Skills and Team Competition! On Saturday, January 6, 2024, hopefully a large group of young badminton enthusiasts will gather at Esport Center to compete as teams against other clubs and teams both on the badminton court and in various skill challenges.
In the Skill and Team Competition, a badminton team competition is played, as well as the "Taitokisa"= Skill competition, which includes a skills course and a badminton quiz. The competitions are separate and both are contested as teams. Almost all the age groups have separate hobby category and competitive category, meaning that players of all levels are welcome to the event! At the end of the day, all participants will receive a participation award with the competition logo, and the best performing teams will be awarded with team trophies. The event has always been extremely popular, a unique place for juniors to experience team play in badminton and spend a fun day with their club mates.
The following categories are played in the competition: OBS: these are the new age groups which will change for the year 2024.
U9 (2016 born and younger)
U11, Hobby and Competitive categories (2014 & 2015)
U13, Hobby and Competitive categories (2012 & 2013)
U15, Hobby and Competitive categories(2010 & 2011)
Those participating in the competitive categories need a license, which can be bought through Suomisport. U9 category and hobby categories doesn't require a license. Hobby categories are very suitable for players who have been to less or no competitions, the level is moderate there. Having fun, learning new things and meeting new friends is more important than winning. Entry fee for U9 category is 10€ and for other categories 25€.
Registration for the competition happens through your own club. Ask your club's coach who will assemble the teams for your club (Tapion Sulka players registrations to Nella by email at email@example.com). If your club cannot find a team for the junior's age group, it is recommended to contact other clubs if you could join their team. This is how it has been done for many years with players coming from smaller clubs, we try to get everyone into the competition who wants to join! Hopefully your coach can help you with this, or you can contact other clubs yourself.
During the day, lunch is available at the hall. Lunch must be booked in advance when registering! Chicken pasta + salad and bread are available, for €8. Allergies special dietaries are taken into account.
Summary of the important details
When: On Saturday 6.1.2024
Where: Esport Center, Koivu-Mankkaan tie 3, Espoo
What: Season's best junior event
How: Registrations through your own club. Remember to book lunch if you wish
For who: All juniors born in 2010 after, for all the experienced competitors, novice competitors and also hobby players
See you there!
Here you can check the atmosphere of the 2020 and 2018 competitions: