Newsletter No. 2 – one week after the entry deadline of Yonex Latvia International 2022

Thank you for your interest in participating in the World Ranking Junior Tournament “Yonex Latvia Junior 2022”, which will be held in the Latvian winter tourism city of Sigulda, from November 11 to 13.

70 players from 10 countries

We have registered 70 players from 10 countries, including England, Estonia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine and Latvia. Summary of entries: MS – 36; WS – 26; MD – 16; WD -12; XD – 19.

The entry list for the Yonex Latvia Junior 2022 has been published and is available at: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/acceptancelist.aspx?id=fd0902d0-6121-47e5-aef6-70c37ea7a087
For selecting the players/pairs the BWF Junior Rankings from 11/10/2022 has been used.

Provisional schedule was updated

Following the entry deadline, the provisional schedule was updated 14/10/2022:

November 11, Friday:
* R64 MS (starting at 9h30)
* R32 MS, WS & XD (starting at 10h30)
* R16 MD & WD (starting at 18h)

November 12, Saturtday:
* R16 MS, WS & XD (starting at 9h30)
* all QF (starting at 15h30)

November 13, Sunday:
* all SF (starting at 9h30)
* all finals (starting at 13h)
* and Price giving ceremony follows (also for semi-finalists)

The tournament will be played on 2 courts.

>>> See the tournament invitation on the Badminton Europe website

Youth tournament and Challenge cup

The U15 and U13 youth tournament, as well as the Challenge Cup for players who lost the first round of the World Junior Tournament, will be held simultaneously with the World Junior Tournament. U21 players who did not participate in the world junior tournament will also be able to participate in the Challenge Cup.

The application deadline for the U13 and U15 tournament is November 6, 2022. The application deadline for the Challenge Cup is November 11, 2022. The application must be made by e-mail: junior@yli.lv
>>> See info about U13 and U15 tournaments
>>> See info about Challenge Cup
>>> See list of tournament players on the Tournamentsoftware page

Good news about the tournament hotel

Wwe have good news from the official hotel “Villa Vanillla”. We have received an even better price:  €35 euros per guest with breakfast. At the moment, we offer to use Hotel Vanilla, which is located 700 meters from the Sports Hall.

Reservation for Official tournament hotel to be made until November 1, directly to the Official e-mail: junior@yli.lv

You can pay for the Hotel at the hotel reservation, or at the tournament office in cash or by credit card, or by bank transfer together with the tournament entrance fee.

Transport reservation

In accordance with Badminton Europe Junior Circuit regulations, we will only provide free airport transfers for those staying at the official hotel. For other participants, the airport transfer is a paid service: €10.

It is possible to use the train from Riga and Sigulda. Sigulda hotels and sports hall are located less than 1km from Sigulda railway station.

In Sigulda, the hotels are less than 1 km from the sports hall, for this reason, transportation from the hotel to the sports hall will not be provided.

Sigulda – Latvia’s winter tourism center

It has also happened that already at the beginning of November in Sigulda you can relax in mountain skiing, it would be a miracle in this heated world… 

However, it is possible to overcome the “mountain monkey track”, go down the bobsled track, enjoy weightless flight in the Aerodium, go hiking or play golf. There are also many options right there in the sports center, including a pool and water attractions. 

Before going to Sigulda, read about it and prepare suitable clothes!

>>> See information about the Sigulda Sports Center
>>> See Sigulda tourism information

Tournament contacts

Tournament Director: Kristians Rozenvalds, +371 29546666
Executive Director: Ainars Gureckis, ‭+371 29265140‬
Tournament e-mail: junior@yli.lv
Tournament website: http://www.YLI.lv

News on Facebook and live on Youtube

More information can be found on the tournament’s website, as well as on the tournament’s Facebook page.

All tournament games will be broadcast live on the Yonex Latvia International Youtube channel, please subscribe to this channel in time to receive reminders about the upcoming live broadcast.

We will also send you Newsletter #3 a week before the tournament.

>>> See Facebook page Yonex Latvia International

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