02/23/2017

19th Irchel Classics

The 19th Irchel Classics will take place on 11 and 12 March 2017 in the sports hall at ETH Hönggerberg Science City. The largest badminton tournament in the Zurich area is organized by Badminton Club Irchel.

Traditionally, the Irchel Classics see players competing for victory across all disciplines: men’s doubles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, women’s singles and mixed doubles. Tournaments are held on a round-robin basis, meaning each player/pair gets to play at least three games. A knock-out system then comes into play, with the last two players/pairs competing in the final to determine the overall winners. This tournament structure makes both participating in and spectating at this badminton festival particularly good fun: on the one hand, there is excitement right down to the last match, while on the other, there is no risk that competitors have to go home after just one match.

At the start of the season, Swiss Badminton introduced a new classification system and new tournament software. The Irchel Classics tournament management team has incorporated these changes and had already received 120 registrations by early February – a record field of over 200 competitors is expected for this year! Tournament organizers are even more pleased to announce that as is the case every year, all 50 members of Badminton Club Irchel will be volunteer helpers at the tournament, helping to ensure that both competitors and spectators can enjoy a tasty buffet.

The Irchel Classics begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, 11 March with the mixed doubles, followed by the men’s and women’s doubles competitions at midday. Entrants in the singles competition will start their campaigns at 8 a.m. on Sunday, 12 March, with the finals scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. All spectators are extremely welcome to come along and lend their support.

Apostroph Group is supporting the largest badminton tournament in the Zurich area for the second time in 2017, in line with the motto “experts in translation and badminton, making an impression wherever we go!”