FZ FORZA Finnish Junior 2020
U19 level tournament, being a part of Badminton Europe Junior Circuit 2020, Junior International Series
FZ FORZA Finnish Youth 2020
International tournament for U11, U13, U15 and U17 classes. We’ve now added a less official U9 class for the youngest ones desiring to get their part of the great tournament spirit.
This junior badminton event has acquired increasing popularity: in 2018 there were 350 and in 2019 total of 370 players participated in either the Junior or Youth level classes. There’s been regularly over 220 international players coming from nearby European countries, Russia, India and even Peru!
Our concept consists of one big 18-courts sports arena right next to the tournament hotel and Helsinki/Otaniemi metro station. It creates a badminton-family friendly setup to spend three magnificent days with junior badminton.
Otaranta 6, 02150 Espoo, Finland — this is the same tournament hall as in 2017-2019 events. It provides 5 elite level courts on the main arena, and 8+5 courts on other parts of the hall.
The tournament takes three days. We will setup the hall on Thursday evening 20:00 onward, and aim to start the U19 matches on Friday at 12:30 and the Youth classes at 11:00. The last matches should finish by 15:00 on Sunday.
Organizer: ESB (Espoon Sulkapallo-Badminton) & Badminton Finland
Tournament Manager: Mr. Ville Valorinta, tel. +358 40 565 5412
The official tournament hotel is right next to the tournament venue! See more invitation from the invitation (PDF) available below or from here
Invitations in Detail
European Junior Championships (EJC 2020) – Co-operation
Please note that should there be any U19 players coming to Finnish Junior from your club, the European Junior Championship (EJC) will be played also in Finland (in Pajulahti Sports Institute, approx. 100 km from Espoo) right after Finnish Junior. EJC starts with Team Championship competition on Thursday October 29. So if applicable, there is a free transportation from Espoo to Pajulahti on Sunday 25th and the European Championship accommodation package deals will be available in Pajulahti already from Sunday onwards. Pajulahti offers great facilities for training during the days between FJ and EJC. Happy to provide more information about this if needed.