BWF European Para Badminton Championships 2020
6th-11th October 2020
*Players are advised to have a cancellation policy and travel insurance purchased with flights and hotel accommodation not booked with tournament organisers*
The BWF European Para Badminton Championships is the most prestigious Para Badminton event held in Europe every two years. The top players from across Europe will be coming to Ireland in October 2020 with the aim of leaving Dublin as European Champion. With the Tokyo Paralympics moving to August 2021, this event will be used by European players to make a statement to those watching around the world and showcase their ability to compete for medals in the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
2020 marks five years since Ireland joined the Para Badminton International Calendar. The BWF Para Badminton circuit has grown a lot as a sport since Ireland's introduction in 2015, increasing from only 6 events in the calendar to more than doubling in 2019. The Irish Para Badminton Open has been held in Antrim and in Baldoyle over the past five years before finding a home at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin in 2017. The growth of Para Badminton as a sport has come a long way, with 211 players competing at the Paralympic Qualification event in June 2019 compared to the 99 players that entered in Ireland's first ever Para Badminton International event. In January 2020 Badminton Ireland were awarded the European Para Badminton Championships for October 2020. This will be 6th European Championships with the first being held in Switzerland in 2010.
*Tickets decision is pending due to COVID-19*
Irish Medallists in European Championships since 2014
2014 - Niall McVeigh - Gold Medal - MD SH6
- Silver Medal - MS SH6
2016 - Niall McVeigh - Silver Medal - MS SH6
- Silver Medal - MD SH6
Andrew Moorcroft - Bronze Medal - MD SH6
National Indoor Arena
The National Indoor Arena has become the international home of Badminton over the past four years. Most notably the venue was used for the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open in 2019 where over 350 people attended the finals day to create an unbelievable atmosphere. The previous three Irish Para Badminton Internationals have been held at the National Indoor Arena. The venue will be set up in a new way for the European Para Badminton Championships with two bleachers being available which can sit 500 people.
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