8 | 9 | 10 DECEMBER 2023


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Registration for Badminton 2022 starts on October 2, 18:00!
All disciplines and levels including waiting lists fully booked.
IN BRIEFWe organize a unisex Badminton Doubles Tournament with up to 250 players in levels A, B+, B-, C and Senator. All previous tournaments were fully booked within a few hours – early registration is worthwhile! Only doubles and already after the preliminary round all matches are played on two winning sets. For registration you need the name and e-mail address of your doubles partner. Blind dates are not offered. Please note our fairness guidelines in the announcement below.
GALLERIESXMAS Badminton 2021
XMAS Badminton 2019
XMAS Badminton 2018
Zur Waldau 21
60529 Frankfurt-Goldstein
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Public Transport
Public Transport
Tram 12. Direction “Schwanheim/Rheinlandstraße”, station “Waldau”.
The tram has several stops in the city. From central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) it takes 20 minutes. Please note: The stop at Frankfurt central railway station is across the forecourt at the beginning of “Münchener Straße”.
Recommended travel times from Hauptbahnhof: Hauptbahnhof -> Waldau
7:59 -> 8:19 … 8:14 -> 8:34 … 8:29 -> 8:49 … 8:44 – > 9:04
Free parking.
SCHEDULESaturday, December 3, 2022: In order to have a professional tournament and the most fun possible, registration deadlines on Saturday must be strictly adhered to. Being late can jeopardize your participation.

Stringing service by Racket Company.

08:30 I Gym opens for warm-up
09:15 I Briefing and start for A, B+, B- and Senator.
12:00 I Latest check in for Level C.
CATERINGThe registration fee includes free sandwiches, chocolates, fruits and water.

Get in early and secure your place  All previous XMAS Badminton Tournaments were fully booked within only a few hours. Should all available places for your chosen level already be taken, your registration will be added to a waiting list. However, don’t worry if at first you’re added to the waiting list; you’ll only be added if there is a realistic chance that you’ll get to participate, so it’s worth a shot!

Only doubles  Twice the players, twice the fun – the FVV XMAS Tournament will be held purely as a doubles tournament, so that everybody can get the most fun and sport from the tournament. At least five matches are guaranteed. From the KO-rounds onwards all matches are “best of three”. No waiting around – the tournament shall get going at the same time for all participants and levels.

Levels  The tournament is classified into levels A, B+, B-, C. In level C, a common preliminary round is played and then divided into C+ and C-. The “Senator Level” is also part of the program: To compete in this level both players of a team have to be at least 90 years in age combined. The self-classification of your playing ability shall not be necessary as an evaluation round will be undertaken at the start to classify all teams into the Senator Level A, B or C. 

Fairness  In order to guarantee an exciting, entertaining und fair tournament, please ensure your level classification fairly and correctly reflects your ability. The following criteria have been set for classification in Frankfurt: 

1. The team’s level will be determined solely on the basis of the better player’s level classification and results at LGBT* tournaments (singles and doubles) in the years 2019/2020/2021/2022. Involvement in mixed and senator competitions will not be considered. It is the responsibility of each player/team to ensure that their classification is correct. Incorrect classification can jeopardize the participation.

2. Goldmedal (first place) winners at tournaments in Frankfurt or LGBT* tournaments of a comparable size (200 participants or more), EuroGames and Gay Games in the years above are obliged to play in a classification level higher.

3. The award of five medals (first to third places) at any LGBT* tournaments in the years above shall likewise result in a higher level classification.

Also an international referee from the Hessian Badminton Association will be at hand to offer assistance on any issues that may arise.

Shuttles   Natural feather shuttlecocks will be used for levels A, B+, B- and Senator. In level C nylon shuttlecocks are standard, but if both teams agree, natural feather shuttlecocks may be used. All shuttles will be supplied.

Registration   It is necessary to enter the name and e-mail of your doubles partner upon registration, therefore make sure to already have a doubles partner already before registration. Participants will not be assigned a doubles partner (no “blind dates”). To ensure that you will not compete against players from your own sports club or team during the earlier stages of the tournament, please include the name of your sports club or team in the registration form for the tournament.

Online tournament system The personal data of the registration will be used for the realization of the XMAS tournament up to the creation and publication of tournament schedules with first and last name, country, club, discipline and level as well as results also at online-based, publicly accessible tournament systems (tournamentsoftware.com or similar).

All subjects to change  The tournament officials reserve the right to make changes to the tournament schedule, to combine or divide classification levels and to reclassify individual players or teams.
HYGIENE GUIDELINESThe basic hygiene requirements are described here. If additional measures are ordered in this discipline, we will inform the participants in time.