Oliver Latvia - the strongest Latvian men's team in Badminton 100 format
Date: 7/1/2020 9:13 AM
Published by : Press release from the Latvian Badminton Federation

The Latvian Badminton Federation has found Latvia's strongest men's team in Badminton 100 format. 

For the first time in Latvia, the Ceresit men's badminton Team Cup was held. Twelve teams took part and 65 players including nine existing and former Latvian champions showed up for the competition. Latvian Sports TV SportaCentrs broadcasted the final games.

The tournament was won by the “Oliver Latvia” team, who beat the TopMedia team in the final with the final score of 100:70. Bronze medals were claimed by the Fisher team, who beat the international student team of the Latvian Agricultural University.

The Ceresit men's badminton Team Cup took place in the Badminton 100 format. The team to first score 100 points wins with five matches played in each tie: Three singles first to 20 points followed by two doubles first to 20 points.

Happy Secretary General

Kristians Rozenvalds, Secretary General of the Latvian Badminton Federation, believes that the format of Badminton 100 is very suitable for team tournaments: 

- The length of the game is one hour, it is very easy to understand for TV and the viewers. It is the future of badminton, says Kristians Rozenvalds said.

Badminton 100 was originally used at the European School Teams Championships in France in 2017. The Baltic Youth Championships have been playing the format for three years, with participation from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Poland.

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