Credit: Koen Mutton
Are you ready for the live draw?
Date: 6/18/2019 9:15 AM
Published by : Annika Langrock
Save the date: From 30 August to 7 September 2019, Europe’s young stars will be participating in the European U17 Championships in Gniezno, Poland. 

This year, Gniezno is the host of the biggest badminton tournament in Europe for U17 players. The youngsters will be competing at the Championships individually, as well as in a team. 

Live draw

Today, at 10 AM (CET), the draw for the team competition will be getting underway. You can follow it live on our Facebook and Instagram channel. 
35 countries have been confirmed. The seeded teams are: 

1. Russia
2. Germany
3-4. Denmark, England
5-8. Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, France

The seeding of the team event has been made by Badminton Europe, based on an overall assessment of results of the last played European U17 Team Championships, the European U17 Ranking and the number of teams seeded will be equivalent to the number of groups.

The seeding for the individual event will be published on 19 August 2019. It will be done by using the BEC European U17 Ranking at 5 August 2019. Find more information in Badminton Europe's Competition Regulations.

Press conference in Gniezno

Last week, a press conference was organised and attended by the President of the Polish Badminton Association, Marek Krajewski, and the President of the city of Gniezno, Tomasz Budasz. 

The organisation of the tournament was discussed and the strategic sponsor "Enea S.A." was presented. Furthermore, a contract between the city of Gniezno and the Polish Badminton Association, concerning the event, has been signed. 

Volunteers are invited to apply for the 2019 European U17 Championships

This is the official logo for the event

Second U17 Championships in Poland

It will be the second time that the Championships will be held in Poland. In 2016, the event took already place in Lubin, where 33 countries competed in the team event and 308 players from 38 countries participated in the individual event. 

Good to know

Gniezno has been the first capital of Poland and is located in central-western Poland with a population of nearly 69,000 people. It is just 45 kilometres away from Poznan, which will be the official airport for the event. 

The hall, which is used for a variety of sports, can fit six courts and has a capacity of 1,500 people.

Find more information about the event here.
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