The latest news of the ICO
ICO Crossminton Masters powered by Speedminton was the first masters in the history of crossminton. The tournament for the best 12 players in Open Division and in Women took place in Crossminton Centrum Pardubice, the Czech Republic. Altogether there were 24 players from 9 nations and they showed the precise and extraleague game quality. After the opening ceremony the matches in each group were played and after that the short lunch break were given for all players and referees. In the afternoon the quarterfinals, semi-finals, finals and doubles were played.
Nika Miskulin and Borna Petak from Croatia grabbed the titles of the U18 boys and U18 girls category in the 6.ICO Speedminton CCA Geodezija Aleksic Croatian Junior Open 2018 that took place today in Zagreb, Croatia. 27 participants from 2 countries battled for medals in 8 categories. The Tournament was held in Sport hall “Kajzerica” where a lot of different sports events were played, such as handball, basketball, futsal, different styles of dances etc. The surface of the hall is covered with parquet. On 5 courts, 47 matches were played. In U18 male category Borna Petak showed no mercy in final vs. his friend from CC Zagreb Marko Jerkovic and[…]
Las Palmas G.C. – Nico Franke from (Germany) and Krisztina Bógnar (Hungary) grabbed the titles of the Open and female categories the ICO Speedminton Spanish Open 2018 that took place last weekend in IES Felo Monzón Grau-Brassas. Nico Franke won Cyril Peltier Over 60 participants battled for medals in 6 categories. Canariaspeed team managed to finish the tournament with 4 medals. During the first day the 11 tracks installed for the most important tournament of the year were full of matches throughout the day. On Saturday morning the group stage was resolved without surprises. All the favorites of the four individual categories were classified for the eliminatory phases. In the[…]
Zofia Wincenciak and Mateusz Knapczyk – the players from Skawina (Poland) grabbed the titles of the Open and female categories the ICO Crossminton STARS Skawina 2018 that took place last weekend in Skawina, Poland. Almost 60 participants battled for medals in 8 categories. Players from Skawina klub managed to finish the tournament with 9 medals. The Tournament took place on 10 courts in the big sport hall. All matches were played without any delay, so competitors were very satisfied. The prize lottery for players became a traditional part of our tournament each has a chance to win some additional prize. The atmosphere of the Tournament was nice because of great[…]
Fürstenfeldbruck – The ICO German Open 2018 took place in Fürstenfeldbruck from 19.-21.10.18 The Wittelsbacher Halle hosted athletes from fourteen nations for three days to compete for the German Open title. Following the success of last year’s German Open in Fürstenfeldbruck, Charly Knobling was encouraged to secure the biggest international crossminton tournament in Germany in 2018 again. The sport which was played is called Crossminton and is the fast-paced sibling of tennis, squash and badminton. The Wittelsbacher and the Realschule gym were reserved exclusively for the still somewhat exotic- looking trend sport. Charly Knobling is an executive of the World Crossminton Federation ICO and the chairman of the Fürsty Speeders.[…]
Sixth edition of the ICO Nations Cup competition’s Final tournament was played this weekend in Slovenian capital-of-beer city Laško. Four nations – France, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Slovenia – were battling for the glory and it was Czech Republic that took the winner’s trophy home.
Czech Open (1000 pts) welcomed 203 players from 15 nations (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Sweden, Switzerland). Masters was played on 13 courts for adult categories (Saturday from 3 p.m. 19 courts) and 12 courts for younger categories on Sunday. The lunch and refreshments was prepared for all players. Semifinal and final matches had head empires and line empires. Winner in each category received the medal, a cup, protein from tournament sponsor WE FOOD and the crossminton racket BLADE PM. For the finalists and semifinalists the medals and protein were prepared. In Open Division and Female players won price money.
Brno hosted the Youth European Championship 2018 at the end of September. 42 players from 11 nations (Czech, Slovak, Hungary, Latvia, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Lithuania, Poland) were fighting for European titles in 5 categories. The tournament was played on 10 crossminton courts in a Tennis and Badminton sports arena Sprint in Brno, Czech Republic.
196 participants from 15 different nations battled for medals in 13 categories. The nation with the most gold medals was Czech Republic, with gold in the following Open Division, Open Double, Female single and Female U18.
The tournament was played on 15 crossminton courts, all under the same roof in a big handball arena at Skien Fritidspark, the greatest area for sport facilities in all of Norway. Most of the players used the Accommodation At Fritidsparken hotel, just 100 meters away from the courts.
The International Crossminton Organisation - ICO (Former International Speed Badminton Organisation - ISBO) is committed to advancing the competitive and recreational sport of crossminton. ICO looks to both constantly develop, and manage all international tournaments, establishing official guidelines and standards world-wide. Furthermore ICO promotes the recreational sport as well as the founding of further national federations.
The ICO was founded the 25th of August 2011 in advanced of the ISBO Azimut Hotels Speedminton® World Championships in speed badminton in Berlin, Germany. Since 2016 the sport SPEED BADMINTON is called CROSSMINTON.
Every national federation, association or sports club, recognizing the ICO Statutes and supporting the ICO objectives, can become a member of the organisation.
The activity of the ICO based mainly on volunteer work and support.
All registered members have the opportunity to participate in events and games organized by the ICO.
Furthermore they are entitled to participate in the Assembly Delegates, which is the highest institution of the ICO. The executive institution of the ICO is the Opens internal link in current windowExecutive Board, which is responsible for the general and current management of the federation.
The ICO pursues for recognition by international umbrella sports organizations e.g. IOC.
2017 over 75 ICO tournaments were hosted world-wide! Nearly 6500 players took part on official tournaments, with an average of 86 players per tournament!
Pursuing exclusively and directly charitable intentions
Promotion, organisation and development of the sport crossminton worldwide
Establishing a game operation with international tournaments consistent, accepted rules
Promotion of the youth and school sports