Draw released and Russians team to beat
Date: 5/18/2015 2:45 PM
Published by : Manuel Røsler

The 2015 European Club Championships will take place between the 10th and 14th of June with France hosting Europe’s premier club event for the third year running. The 2015 edition will be held in Tours and ahead of the event, Badminton Europe released the group draw with Russian giants Primorye Vladivostok installed as top seeds.

Group 1 is a three team group with the Russians as the seeded team and favourites. BC Uzwil of Switzerland and Luxembourg champions Fiederball Scheffleng will be battling it out for the second quarter final spot with the Swiss team favourites to advance.

Group 2 is the second of the three teams groups and recently crowned French national champions BC Chambly the seeded team ahead of Spanish champions CB Oviedo and stalwarts of the European club championships, Portuguese champions ACD Che Lagoense.

Group 3 is the first of the four team groups with French runners up AIX Universite CB and their mascot BigBee set to light up the tournament in Tours. In a tightly contested group Icelandic champions TBR will look to repeat their history making run to the quarter finals in 2014 with Helsingfors BC (Finland) and Dutch Champions BC DKC the biggest threat to the French.

Group 4 is the second of the four team groups with Czech champions BK 1973 Deltacar Benatky n/j the seeded team. Italian champions BC Milano will test the Czech’s strength in depth and Belgian Champions BC Zwijndrecht and Norwegian outfit Kristiansand BK looking to exploit any weakness in the fancied teams.

All the action kicks off on 10th June in the new five match format which replaces the long standing seven match system from previous editions. Badminton Europe will be on hand streaming all the action live with live photos and comment across all our social media platforms.

For a full breakdown of all 4 groups click HERE.

Article and photo by Mark Phelan.

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