MALTA RACKETLON OPEN 2016
@ Marsa Sports Club 23rd – 25th September 2016
Who Can Enter?
There are categories for all abilities and all ages at this year’s Malta OPEN: from complete beginners to the elite players, so anyone can enter. We are also running a “Maltese Only” category just on the Sunday (25th Sept). If you enjoy playing Racket Sports then you’ll love playing Racketlon!
Most people who try Racketlon for the first time have only played one or two of the sports before, so even if you have very little or no experience of playing some of the sports you can still come and give Racketlon a go – it will be a a fantastic, fun day of sport.
Racketlon is a sport aimed at finding the best overall Racket Sports Player. It involves playing Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash and then Tennis against your opponent – each sport being played to 21 points, one after the other, with the winner being the player who scores the greatest overall number of points across all 4 sports.
Watch this great video explaining Racketlon in 90 secs:
Malta Open Main Draw
Will have the following different categories which anyone can choose to enter:
Men’s/Women’s Elite (for those who play a good club standard in at least 3 of the sports)
Men’s B (for those who play at club level in at least 2 of the sports + socially at the others)
Women’s B (for those who play at club level in at least 1 sport + socially at the others)
Men’s C (for those who play at a club level in one of the sports and at a social level at the others)
Men’s D (for those who play 1 or 2 of the sports on a social level and are beginners at the other sports)
Men’s Vets: over 40, over 45’s, over 50’s and over 55’s categories
Women’s Vets: over 45’s and over 55’s Juniors: under 13 and under 16 categories (boys and girls)
Men’s + Women’s Doubles: Elite, “B” and “C” categories + Mixed Doubles Categories. Elite + B categories
By playing in the Malta Open Main Draw, Maltese players will get to play against many different international players – but these international players will all be of very different standards and different ages. There will be a category to suit your ability so you’ll get to play some great matches and meet lots of great people!
For any help or advice in choosing your category, please email [email protected] Entry for the Main Draw costs 30 Euros per category – this includes a minimum of 3 full matches, all facilities, balls and shuttles (tournament quality), Player’s Dinner (on Sat night) + the chance to earn world ranking points!
“Maltese Only” Taster Event
On the Sunday only (25th Sept) we will also run a “Maltese Only” category in order to give people the opportunity to try Racketlon out for the first time in a very relaxed, social atmosphere. This will start at 9am on Sunday 25th Sept and have a Men’s and a Women’s Draw. Entry for the “Maltese Only” Taster event costs 20 Euros
Tournament Schedule: Friday 23rd September 10am: All doubles categories will begin 5pm: First round of Men’s Elite /Men’s B singles begin Saturday 24th September 9am: All remaining singles classes begin + continue throughout day Sunday 25th September 9am: “Taster Event” (Maltese players only) begins and continues throughout day All remaining matches in all singles classes conclude 4pm: Prize giving ceremony for all classes / end of tournament.
How to Enter
Please email [email protected] with which category you wish to enter or with any questions you may have. We hope to attract Maltese players of all ages and all abilities from the different Racket Sports communities of Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Tennis to come together for what will be a fantastic celebration of Racket Sports. You will be able to play in a fun, relaxed atmosphere whilst also having the opportunity to see some of the best Racketlon players in the world compete in the Elite categories.