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ISBT Utrecht 2016

Welcome, dear witches and scarecrows, to the ISBT Utrecht 2016! The 9th edition of this annual International Student Badminton Tournament in Utrecht will be held in March 2016. During the ISBT, you can play badminton for two days whilst having a lot of fun meeting many different people. This year's theme will be: ‘Your Worst Nightmare, Face your Fears!!’, so prepare for your scariest badminton matches against your worst nightmares and an even more scary party where you will Face Your Fears!


The ISBT Utrecht 2016 will take place on the dark and stormy night of Friday the 18th until Sunday the 20th of March 2016. The games will be played on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00h to approximately 18:00h. You're welcome from Friday evening 21:00h to meet the other participants, have a brew in the sports cafe and enjoy a spooky night in the sports hall already. For those who want to come on Saturday, registrations will be open from 08:00 to 08:30h.


Badminton will be played at the sports centre Olympos in Utrecht where you can also stay to sleep if you bring your own sleeping gear. On Saturday evening, dinner will be served in the city centre of Utrecht, followed by a party where you'll face Your Worst Nightmare. We have special busses to transport all creeps and killer clown competitors to and from the city centre. It is also possible to have a final delicious dinner to conclude the weekend at Olympos on Sunday evening for an additional €6/7.

Tournament details

The matches will be played in four different categories: A = top regional to national standard, B = regional to top club standard, C = club standard, D = recreational standard. In the A-, B- and C-categories feather shuttles will be used; nylon shuttles will be used in the D-category. You are requested to choose two of your favourite disciplines (MS-LS-MD-LD-MX) – the committee will make the couples. We will use the Swiss ladder system, so there is no risk to get eliminated early in the tournament.

Ready to sign up?

Registration is done this year through tournia.net/utrecht2016. Please make an account linked to your e-mail address before registering if you don't have one already.

For those of you that are brave enough to register and transfer the money before the 1st of February 2016, you will be rewarded by only needing to pay € 42. Are you to scared to commit to the tournament early? Your fear will cost you €5 extra if you subscribe after the 1st of February. So Face Your Fears and subscribe now!

Your registration is only completed as soon as the money is transferred to our bank account. If you would wish to cancel your registration after the 1st of February, we cannot guarantee you will get your money back. The price includes: two days of badminton, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday and entrance to your Worst Nightmare party including transport back to the sport centre.

You can pay the participation fee using iDEAL or PayPal. If you are unable to pay using either one of those payment methods, you can contact us at isbt@sbhelios.nl and we will find an alternative payment method for you.

* The participation fee for the tournament (€42 before february 1st 2016), is excluding the service fee and any transaction costs. For using tournia an additonal €0,50 is charged. The transaction costs vary based on the transaction method used, which is about €0,65 when paying using iDeal and €2,46 when paying using PayPal.

Looking for a place to sleep?

Are you joining the ISBT and do you live abroad? For those fans it will be possible to stay at a SB Helios member on Sunday night. This makes it easier for you to travel back to your country on Monday. Interested? Send an email to isbt@sbhelios.nl!

Stay tuned

Follow our tournament website and our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest developments and preparations!

Sports centre Olympos
Uppsalalaan 3
3584 CT Utrecht
The Netherlands

Tournament and registration website: tournia.net/utrecht2016

Tournament sponsors

ISBT Utrecht wordt gesponsord door: