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Registration for Badminton starts on October 3, 18:00!
Status: B+ finally closed, all other levels on wait-list-registration
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. Participation is only possible if you are fully vaccinated or recovered at the time of the tournament (2G). Info here.
GALLERIESXMAS Badminton 2019
XMAS Badminton 2018
ADDRESSSportshall of Carl-von-Weinberg-Schule
Zur Waldau 21
60529 Frankfurt-Goldstein
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Public Transport
Public Transport
Tram 12
Direction “Schwanheim/Rheinlandstraße”
Stop “Waldau”
The tram runs approximately every 10 minutes and has several stops in the city. From central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) it takes 20 minutes to the gym. Please note: The stop at Frankfurt central railway station is across the forecourt at the beginning of “Münchener Strasse”.
Free parking is available.
SCHEDULESaturday, December 4, 2021:  In order to have a professional tournament and the most fun possible, registration deadlines on Saturday must be strictly adhered to. Binding registration till 9:15. Being late can jeopardize your participation.

08:30 I Gym opens for warm-up
09:15 I Binding registration for all participants
09:30 I Briefing and start of the tournament
20:00 I tbc: Badminton Come-Together & Dinner (reservation required)
22:00 I tbc: Award Ceremony (free entry)
CATERINGThe registration fee includes free sandwiches, chocolates, fruits and water.
AWARD CEREMONYto be announced
DINNERto be announced

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 2018/2019/2020/2021. 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, Gay Games) in the years 2018/2019/2020/2021 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 2018/2019/2020/2021over the last three years 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 and nylon shuttlecocks for level C. 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.

To be announced / confirmed:  A cosy Badminton Dinner & Come-Together will be held on Saturday evening (16.50 EUR), which will also serve as the venue for the award ceremony. Places at the dinner are limited – we therefore recommend an early booking. The entrance to the award ceremony from 10 p.m. onwards is of course unrestricted and free for all participants.

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 GUIDELINESIn addition to the hygiene measures already described here, the following requirements apply in the badminton venue: Will be published in time!