Book World Champs Hotel Fast

Only a few weeks left to the 11th FIR Singles World Champs from 24. – 27. November in Wr. Neudorf near Vienna/Austria and the tournament hotel is nearly full booked. “We have preliminary booked 100 rooms of which only 20 are still available, but if they are not booked latest by 31st October we have to return them because it is Christmas season”, says Tournament Director Christoph Krenn who reminds about the entry deadline on 10th of November on  So all players coming, please book the official tournament hotel including shuttle service from the airport and from the sports venue to the hotel immediately, next week it is too late. All information is on


Are Finns coming to defend titles?                              

The question is if the five time World Champion Mikko Kärkkäinen is coming to defend his title. Rumours say that his better half and defending Women Champion Michaela Björnström is not coming this year due to her busy job! If the Finnish couple turns up they are favourites as usual, if not the fight for gold could become quite interesting. Hottest candidates for medals seem to be Christoph Krenn, Calum Reid, Joey Schubert, Jesper Ratzer and Stefan Adamsson on the Mens side, while the women Isabelle Tyrrell, Zuzana Kubanaova, Marta Jez, Marielle van der Woerdt look like the biggest challengers if they come to Vienna.


One Final live on the internet

Apart from the usual services in Austria like shuttle service running all day from the airport and the venue to the tournament hotel, there will be quite a few new innovations at these FIR World Championships. All participants will receive an additional surprise present plus a t-shirt after paying their entry fees, the players party will be held on Saturday directly at the tournament hotel and the food voucher can be handed in any time. In addition at least one of the finals will for the first time ever in Racketlon be shown live on the internet.


World Racketlon Team challenges Austrian Racket Legends

Another highlight of the World Champs will be the first ever match of a World Racketlon Team powered by UNDERARMOUR where world number one Christoph Krenn as a captain will pick his team to challenge the Austrian Racket Legends known worldwide: Werner Schlager (Tabletennis World Champion 2003), Stefan Koubek (Tennis ATP No. 20 in 2000), Jürgen Koch (Badminton 30 x Austrian Champion and Clemens Wallishauser (Squash, the real No. 1 in Austria). The battle will take place Saturday 26th November at 19:00, see Poster below. More information will follow!


Report: Marcel Weigl

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