2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS                                                                                                                        VENDÉE - FRANCE


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2014: Kazan (Russia)
Karlskrona (Sweden)
2010: Manchester (England)
2008: Herning (Denmark)
2006: Den Bosch (Netherlands)
2004: Geneva (Switzerland)
2002: Malmö (Sweden)


General Information
The European Championships is Badminton Europe's most prestigious event and is played in week 17 every year (except for years with European Games). The event officially crowns the best male and female players and pairs in Europe.

The 2016 event will be played in La Roche Sur Yon in the Vendée region, France from 26 April - 1 May and is the last event counting towards qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Here you will be able access/download the relevant documents for the event in Vendée:

Eligibility and Qualification 
Key dates
Visa form
Practice booking form
Provisional schedule 
The eligibility date for the event is 25 February 2016

The BWF World Ranking of 25 February 2016 decides which players and pairs are eligible to compete at the event.

The qualified players/pairs are:

Men's singles
Women's singles
Men's doubles
Women's doubles
Mixed doubles

All participation is pending official confirmation from the qualified players'/pairs' Member Associations.

Badminton Europe is entitled to nominate one Wild Card entry in each of the disciplines.

All participating associations must be represented at the Team Managers Meeting.

The Team Managers Meeting will be held on Monday 25 April at 20.00 in the tournament venue.