LGBTQ+ SQUASH - European Open 2022 Berlin

Welcome to the 1st ever European Open tournament organized by Alexander Panasuk. In coordination with the newly formed global LGBTQ+ SQUASH community and locally supported by Vorspiel Berlin Squash. A 2-day event on the same weekend as the Berlin Stadfest (Gay Village Street Festival); the largest of its kind in Europe. There will also be many suggested pre- and post-event activities.

RANKEDIN - PLAYER REGISTRATION
https://rankedin.com/en/tournament/11396/european-open-2022-berlin/

PRESENTATION
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14XJ4MjHQgMePApgn4S5Cly95_5InFm2G/view?usp=sharing

FACEBOOK
https://fb.me/e/edtiHCHza

QUESTIONS?
lgbtq.squash@gmail.com

TOURNAMENT SPONSORS
Eye Rackets
https://eyerackets.com/

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
+ Squash Club rented for this private event. Tickets are required for entry.
+ 2-day tournament on 8 squash courts.
+ Maximum is 112 players total. 32 for each Level B,C,D, and 16 for Level A.
+ "Monrad" Ladder Draw with all the positions played out.
+ Draw Seeding based on input from LGBTQ+ Squash community clubs and leaders.
+ ~5 matches for Level B, C and D and ~4 matches for Level A players.
+ Best of 3 matches (except the semi-finals, 3/4 and finals are Best of 5).
+ Games to 11 points.
+ Class Categories - Singles (Mixed Gender):
Level A - Elite / Competitive
Level B - Advanced
Level C - Intermediate
Level D - Beginner (Played < 2 years)

Note:
+ Event is too big to use round robins to determine a draw seeding and then play a Knock-Out (KO) ladder draw.
+ Future “accredited” LGBTQ+ Squash tournaments will be able to take advantage of a new “LGBTQ+ Squash Global Rankings” list.

World Squash Federation (WSF) Rules
https://www.worldsquash.org/rules-of-squash-2/

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COVID19 REGULATIONS
+ Germany and Berlin COVID19 regulations apply and are mandatory at event locations.
+ Proof of the following is required at event registration:
1. Vaccination or Recovery Certificate!!
2. Negative Antigen (24 hours) or PCR (72 hours) Test!!
https://www.deutschland.de/en/corona-virus-germany-overview
https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/measures/
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SQUASH CLUB
Airport Squash & Fitness Club
+ 8 squash courts (glass-backed).
+ 72 lockers total. ~40 players will have no lockers and thus need to use their own bags to store personal items/clothing.
+ Suggest you travel to squash club already dressed and ready to play. Save time and any possible delays.
+ Men & Women Changing rooms with showers and a sauna.
+ Gym with fitness and stretching rooms.
+ Bar with snacks and alcohol.
+ BBQ buffet lunches and dinners.
+ Table tennis, table football, and small billiards.
+ Pro shop with equipment and racket stringing services.

Address
Rue Charles Calmette 11D
13405 Berlin

Contact Information
+49 (030) 3251 2636
info@airportsquash.de

Website
https://www.airportsquash.de/

Virtual Tour
https://www.keepeyeonball.com/Tour/7a8418c9-529d-414e-9721-59d1a6700bd0/4K?sc=13&y=-2&p=1&tz=100&r=0;0&l=0;0&mz=0&d=0&m=0

Directions
https://goo.gl/maps/gAKZNqi1oPouvNqv9
+ 25 mins (by taxi) to/from the proposed host hotels.
+ 40 mins (by public transport) from the gay village Nollendorf Platz U-Bahn subway station (near host hotels).

TAXI SERVICE PROVIDERS
1. FreeNow (Best Option!)
https://www.free-now.com/uk/download-app-qr-code
2. Uber
https://www.uber.com/de/en/ride/
3. Taxi Berlin
https://www.taxi-berlin.de/
+49 30 20 20 20

CALENDAR
Tournament Events (Mandatory)
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00 @ Hotel Berlin Berlin (To Be Confirmed)
+ Mandatory Registration (pickup welcome package, entry bracelet and tickets)
+ Dinner and/or Drinks (optional & not included in "Player Admission Ticket")

Friday - Tournament
8:00 to 22:00 @ Airport Squash Club
8:00 - Club opens & first 72 people get a locker key (with Photo ID deposit)
9:00 - Key Information Speech - Sharp!
9:15 - Group Photo
9:30 - Start of Competition on Courts
+ Lunch provided (BBQ and buffet)
+ Dinner provided (BBQ and buffet)
+ DJ music, talent show and party

Saturday - Tournament
8:00 to 18:00 @ Airport Squash Club
8:00 - Club Opens & first 72 people get a locker key (with Photo ID deposit)
8:50 - Key Information Speech - Sharp!
9:00 - Start of Competition on Courts
18:00-Winners Trophies & Awards Ceremony
+ Lunch provided (BBQ and buffet)

Suggested Options
Thursday
+ Berlin Schwules Museum (Gay Museum)
https://www.visitberlin.de/en/schwules-museum-gay-museum

Saturday
21:00 to 23:30
+ Group Dinner & Drinks
SWADESH - 2nd Floor
https://goo.gl/maps/55gt5daRwf78KdED9
Maaßenstraße 5, 10777 Berlin
+49 30 4050 8007

00:00 until ???
Group Club Dancing
SCHWUZ
Rollbergstraße 26, 12053 Berlin
https://g.page/schwuz-club?share
https://www.schwuz.de/en/
https://schwuz.loveyourartist.store/de/events/62ab2affc7d381b74b3b7433/tickets
SLOT 3 Tickets

Sunday
+ Stadtfest Festival
https://www.stadtfest.berlin/en/index.html
+ Boiler Room (Gay Sauna)
https://www.boiler-berlin.de/en/
+ Vabali Spa (Straight & Amazing!)
https://www.vabali.de/online/en/home-en/

REGISTRATIONS / PURCHASES / CANCELATIONS / REFUNDS
POLICIES & DEADLINES
Refunds are less a 2.5% processing fee.

PLAYER - ADMISSION TICKETS
Friday, July 1st (midnight)
+ Registrations and refunds are not possible after this date/time.

GUEST - ADMISSION TICKETS
Saturday, July 16th
+ Purchase before and up until the event end date.
+ Unused paid tickets are refunded after the event ends (within 14 days).

SPORTS CLOTHING
Sunday, June 12th (midnight)
+ Extra clothing will NOT be available onsite to avoid inventory risks and costs.
+ T-SHIRTS cannot be returned/refunded. Size exchanges (as possible based on onsite availability).
+ SHORTS can be exchanged or returned/refunded only at the event.

SPORTS MASSAGE
Saturday, July 16th
+ Unused paid tickets are refunded after the event ends (within 14 days).
+ Book appointment RSVP via online Google Sheet calendar. See ticket for URL.

NEW - SPORTS CLOTHING!!
EYE RACKETS is a major sponsor.
https://eyerackets.com/

Event Custom T-Shirt and Short / Skirt Outfits
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r8s0NzhMLJKp9SlDF2GM6aqBKOGmiFRC/view?usp=sharing

Available until:
Sunday, June 12th (midnight)!

MEN
€ 25.00 T-Shirt (Henley)
€ 20.00 Shorts

WOMEN
€ 25.00 T-Shirt (Round Neck)
€ 25.00 Skirt

Note:
+ Existing clothing ticket orders will be canceled and refunded with a GIFT CARD which can be redeemed on any other purchases (e.g. sports clothing, massages, guest admission tickets, etc.)
+ Unused GIFT CARDS will be refunded via a SEPA bank transfer or PayPal after the event (within 14 days).

BERLIN - Host Hotels
Berlin Berlin (****) - Official Meeting Point!
https://www.hotel-berlin.de/en
http://www.booking.com/Share-hazemd

Hotel Lützow (***)
https://www.hotel-luetzow.de/en/
+ Use Booking Code “LGBTQ+ Squash 2022” directly with the hotel via email/phone to access reserved room rates and terms:

BERLIN STADFEST - Gay Village Street Festival
Sat-Sun, July 16-17th, 2022 from 11:00 to 23:00
https://www.stadtfest.berlin/en/index.html

BERLIN - City Info
https://www.visitberlin.de/en

BERLIN - Local Events (Culture, Bars, Clubs, and Sex)
https://www.siegessaeule.de/en/events/
https://www.visitberlin.de/en/gay-berlin-lgbtq-guide-berlin
https://www.visitberlin.de/en/event-calendar-berlin

SUPPORT PARTNERS
Vorspiel Berlin Squash
https://www.vorspiel-berlin.de/sportangebot/abteilung/squash
https://www.facebook.com/vorspiel.berlin.squash

Squash Verband Berlin Brandenburg e.V. (SVBB)
(aka Berlin Brandenburg Squash Federation)
https://berlin.dsqv.de/

LGBTQ+ SQUASH
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgbtqsquash

RECOMMENDED BARS
+ Heile Welt (Cocktails)
https://goo.gl/maps/WGsSNLyJqppCJLVx9
+ Hafen (Beers)
https://g.page/hafen-berlin?share
+ Prinzknecht (Beers)
https://goo.gl/maps/zppdZMgH32y5xP8H9
+ Tom's Bar (Cruising)
https://goo.gl/maps/bNk6Yc1xfgBsiAUYA
+ Woof Berlin (Bears)
https://goo.gl/maps/usfqbDihpiZWRfTY6

RECOMMENDED DANCE CLUB
+ Schwuz
https://g.page/schwuz-club?share

RECOMMENDED CAFES / PASTRIES
+ Cafe Berrio
https://g.page/berio-berlin?share
+ Romeo und Romeo
https://goo.gl/maps/7mNLGuzuhpUYkiKJ9

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS
ITALIAN
+ Winterfeld
https://goo.gl/maps/qVmbqyAQJq1nKL5B7
+ Il Valentino
https://goo.gl/maps/77VqhHau6wZvrWpY6

PIZZA
+ Davinci Pizza and Pasta
https://goo.gl/maps/gtA7gDT2EPxgbNt88

GERMAN
+ Restaurant Ambrosius
https://goo.gl/maps/JJTzmdxmus7ZdnAt9
+ Elefant
https://goo.gl/maps/Uofir4vbELZPoFjc8

INDIAN
+Amrit
https://g.page/amrit-berlin-schoeneberg

KEBAPS
+ Ceylan Kebap Haus
https://goo.gl/maps/iBDv1WWRYf2WsBzw6
+ Habibi
https://goo.gl/maps/x6y15bbJQ3zqH3b18

TURKISH
+ Kebapzade
https://goo.gl/maps/nvdirSRn9o3W4HkA8
+ Hasir
https://goo.gl/maps/Si5u5J6WkBMrr8aeA

BURGERs
+ Zsa Zsa
https://goo.gl/maps/zTSrGnPjErQz8L8y9

MEXICAN
+ Berlin Burrito Company
https://goo.gl/maps/DW148xcRzfWMQRcW8

PERUVIAN
+ Rocoto
https://goo.gl/maps/c4nX3fYTZrkrUroW8

THAI
+ Mutter
https://goo.gl/maps/keP5hK3PBaauDm8x8

VIETNAMESE
+ Saigon Com Nieu
https://g.page/saigon-com-nieu?share

JAPANESE
+ Tori-Katsu Berlin
https://goo.gl/maps/hgbRjNnWJQiQ54io9

VEGAN
+ Veganland
https://goo.gl/maps/B6pabRLx5FUThvT7A

BRUNCH
+ April
https://goo.gl/maps/SLkngLwF8XPLAXsP7
+ Frühstück 3000
https://g.page/fruehstueck3000?share

SUPERMARKET
+ Alnatura
https://goo.gl/maps/WvuKLy6U4MnTgSJj6
+ Edeka
https://goo.gl/maps/fLs4Wk7NG7D2JhtM7

Where does the event happen? Airport Squash & Fitness Club
https://www.airportsquash.de/

When does the event happen?
Begin:
End:
Admission:
Add to Calendar

SPORTS MASSAGE

Professional sports massage offered to squash players taking part in the event.

GUEST - ADMISSION TICKETS

Tickets to the event.

GUEST - Friday - Entry, Lunch & Dinner

GUEST - Friday - Entry, Lunch & Dinner

A ticket that provides squash club entry, snacks, lunch, and dinner on Friday, July 15th, 2022.

€25.00 incl. 19% VAT

GUEST - Saturday - Entry & Lunch

GUEST - Saturday - Entry & Lunch

A ticket that provides squash club entry, snacks and lunch on Saturday, July 16th, 2022.

€20.00 incl. 19% VAT

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Tickets to social activities.

GROUP DINNER - Saturday Night

GROUP DINNER - Saturday Night

Ticket Reservation
Saturday, July 16th from 21:00 to 23:30
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SWADESH - 2nd Floor
Indian Restaurant
https://goo.gl/maps/55gt5daRwf78KdED9
Maaßenstraße 5, 10777 Berlin
+49 30 4050 8007

A LA CARTE MENU
Every person pays for their own food and drinks.

2 currently available

FREE