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10-11-2017

Czech Futnet Association under the auspices of Union Internationale de Futnet (UNIF) will host UNIF Futnet World Championships – Women and U21 Men on 17-19 November 2017 in Nymburk, Czech Republic. The championships will be held in single, double, triple and the competition days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Host town and venue
Nymburk is a town in the Czech Republic, about 45 km east of Prague, with the population of some 15 000 inhabitants. It hosted UNIF Men’s Futnet World Championships in 2012.
Venue: Sports Centre in Nymburk
Name and address: Sportovní centrum, Sportovní 1801, 288 35 Nymburk, Czech Republic
Capacity: 1500
Number of courts: 4


Participating countries
Women:
Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, India, Italy, Iraq, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland

U21 Men:
Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, France, India, Iraq, Italy, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Romania

Playing format
In case of 9-10 countries, there will be 2 groups of 4-5 teams where teams play each other. The winners of the group advance directly to the semifinals while the second team in the group plays a quarterfinal against the third team from the other group, the winners of these quarterfinals advance to the semifinals. The rest of the teams play for 7th-10th place.

In case of 11-12 countries, there will be 4 groups of three (with 11 countries, 1 group would have only two teams ) where teams play each other and the best two advance to quarterfinals (QF). QF winners then go on to play in the semifinals, the rest of the teams play for final standings.
Note: In single, team means a player.

Seeding and draw
Countries will be seeded according to their ranking in the corresponding discipline at last UNIF Futnet World Championships – Women and U21 Men in Cluj, Romania in 2015. Countries with no ranking from 2015 will enter the draw as unseeded.
The draw into groups will take place between 12 November at 12.00 Prague time. Here you can watch the draw LIVE.

Preliminary schedule

17 November / Friday
Numer of courts: 4
8.00 - 19.00 Group matches / women, U21 men – single, double, triple

18 November / Saturday
Number of courts: 3-4 courts in the morning, 1 court in the afternoon
8.00 - 12.00  Group matches / women, U21 men – triple
12.00 - 12.30  Opening ceremony
12.30 - 19.00  Semifinals / women, U21 men – single, double, triple
12.30 -  Final standings matches
Each semifinal block will be followed by an exhibition game in the corresponding discipline between the selected players of the Czech lands and Moravia.

19 November / Sunday
Number of courts: 1
8.00 - 13.00  Final standings matches
13.00 - 19.00  Matches for 3rd place and finals / women, U21 men – single, double, triple
Medal award ceremony will follow after each discipline.

End times on each block/day are indicative. The organisers will do their utmost to provide online broadcasting of most of the matches.

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Zuzana Vinanska

UNIF General Secretary

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