2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS                                                                                                                        VENDÉE - FRANCE


Referee team -
Carsten Koch, GER
Eric Lissillour, FRA
Ewald Cejnek, AUT

The appointed umpires can be seen here 

The umpire briefing will be held on Monday 25 April at 21.00 in the tournament venue

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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)


#EC16 - Official Trailer

Watch the #EC16 Official Trailer here.

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 
Accreditation request form 
Transport 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 can be seen by clicking here 

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

Badminton Europe was 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.

Complete booklet and booking here (updated 16/3) 

The seeding was done according to the 7 April 2016 World Ranking and was published on 8 April 2016.

The seeding can be seen here 
The draw was announced on 12 April 2016 during a live draw ceremony.

The draw ceremony can be seen here 

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