ICO News 3/17
We know that a lot of you are already in Slovenia for this years first ICO 1000 points tournament, the ICO Speedminton Slovenian Open 2017.
We want to give you a heads up about the General Assembly 2017 and some other relevant news and information.
ICO Speedminton Slovenian Open
This years Slovenian Open have a record breaking number of 250 registrations in singles and doubles together. This is the biggest draw even see in a season opener in Crossminton history.
Jasmina Keber will make her first tournament apperiance after her baby break. Lets see if she can still dominate the field or if she gets some serious competition this time.
The Open category will host 4 or the top 5 ranked players. Will World Nr.1 Soehnke Kaatz be able to proof his Nr.1 status or will one of the other top 5 players (Patrick, Dasen or Melker) take this years title?
Good luck to all the players and also thanks the organizers for hosting the event!
ICO General Assembly 2017
The General Assembly 2017 took place in Berlin on February 25th. Here are some of the most important updates:
New ICO board:
We are happy to announce that we have a new board of executives including a new President.
Congratulations to our dear friend Matjaz Sustersic for becoming the new ICO President!
Discount for juniors and new players:
We have created a new license for juniors (under 18) and new players (never had an ICO license before). Both can get a full license for 10 Euro (instead of 20 Euro for the regular license). Eligible athletes who already have bought a 2017 license can claim a refund via mail to email@example.com.
Grow our sport and organization:
We have decided to roll out 3 ICO projects committed to grow our sport on a national and club stage level.
Project ONE will support groups who are willing to found a club with an ICO Speedminton Starter kit.
Project TWO will help existing clubs to grow their membership base.
Project THREE will support clubs in developing a junior devision within their clubs.
We will send out more detailed information regarding those projects in the upcoming days.
If your club is interested in participating in one of them, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minutes from the GA can be found here:
3. ICO trainer workshop in Spain:
Our member CanariaSpeed has hosted the first ICO certified trainer workshop in Spain! 11 participants mastered the ICO C-license workshop from 3/3/17-4/3/17 in Las Palmas de G.C. A special thanks to Edgar Sterling who came all the way from Cali, Colombia to attend the workshop and is now the first official ICO coach in South America.
Congratulations to the new coaches and big thanks to the team of CanariaSpeed for hosting this great event.