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ISBT Utrecht 2015
Welcome, dear angels and devils, to the ISBT Utrecht 2015! The 8th edition of this annual International Student Badminton Tournament in Utrecht will be held in March 2015. 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: 'Heaven or Hell, which side are you on?', so prepare for epic badminton matches between good and evil and an even more epic party where your innocent or devilish side can be revealed!
The ISBT Utrecht 2015 will take place from Friday evening the 20th until Sunday the 22nd of March 2015. 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 drink in the sports cafe and enjoy a heavenly 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 great Heaven or Hell party. We have special busses to transport all innocent and devilish 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.
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 ISBTplanner.com. Please make an account linked to your e-mail address before registering if you don't have one already.
For those sweet and nice ones of you that register and transfer the money before the 1st of February 2015, you will be rewarded by only needing to pay €45 (excluding tournia service fee and transaction costs*). Is the devil on your shoulder telling you not to subscribe yet? He might cost you €5 extra if you subscribe after the 1st of February. So listen to your little angel and subscribe now!
Your registration is completed only 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 the full amount of your money back. The price includes: two days of badminton, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday and entrance to the big Heaven or Hell 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find an alternative payment method for you.
* The participation fee for the tournament, €45, 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.
As previously mentioned, this year's party will have the theme: Heaven or Hell, which side are you on? Will you dress up as an innocent angel or peaceful preacher or will you show your evil side as a dark creature...? Choose sides, use your imagination and party like there's no tomorrow!
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 email@example.com!
Follow our tournament website and our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest developments and preparations!Sports centre Olympos
3584 CT Utrecht
Tournament and registration website: ISBTplanner.com