ICO Speedminton(R) Turkish Open 2016
The Turkish Open took place last weekend in Belek, Turkey.
Ahead of the ICO 500 points tournament, the biggest Crossminton university tournament with 12 participating universities has been played.
Here is a short video to give you an overview what it meant for each player and what it means to participate as a team. VIDEOLINK
We want to congratulate Ahmet Bozdam and his team for the great event and introducing our sport to all those new athletes who have been training multiple times a week in the month ahead of this tournament. Looking forward to see you on other ICO events in the future.
Here is the organizers report:
The ICO Turkish Open (500 points) took place last weekend in Antalya, Belek.
Over 118 participants battled for medals in 6 categories. There were eight players from Germany and Hungary. Seventeen players from Turkey managed to finish the tournament with 24 medals.
The winners are are Arzu Delibalta (women), Julien Soõs (open), Ali Demirci (senior O40), Senem Güleroğlu – Tuğba Güneş (ladies doubles), Daniel Gossen - Julien Soõs (open doubles), and Arzu Delibalta – Kerem Göktürk Ağılönü (mix doubles)).
The venue of tournament was in Riu Kaya Belek Hotel. Turkish National tournament was also organized in Riu Kaya Belek Hotel in 2015. Approximately 334 matches were played in this tournament. Audience have witnessed challenging matches especially in female and open singles’ finals. Tiebreaks set the game’s results. According to participants, although Turkish Open was organized as first, tournament was quite good. Participants stated that they were very pleased with the organization.
In Turkey, the sport has progressed continuously since 2012. By now, there are 150 players in constant tournament rivalry throughout the year.
The main sponsor of the ICO and the World series is the Speedminton GmbH from Germany. Since 2001, the company develops Crossminton (former Speed Badminton) and the corresponding equipment. Further Sponsors of the ICO are Ulrich Burkhardt, Oberstdorfer Allerlei & Kälte – Rudi GmbH & Co.KG.
You can find crossminton pictures from the tournament on the ICO and the Crossminton Turkiye page on Facebook.
If you would like to know more about Crossminton in Turkey (formerly speed badminton), the Turkish Open or if you have other questions or concerns feel free to contact:
Education Youth and Sport Association
ICO Crossminton European Championships 2016 powered by Speedminton(R)
You will find all interesting information on the website.
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