2018 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS                                                                                                                    HUELVA- SPAIN

Countdown to #EC18
2018 European Championships
Huelva, Spain

Referee team -
Carsten Koch, GER
Joao Fragoso, POR
Carmen Martinez, ESP

The list of appointed umpires can be seen here  

The umpire briefing will be held on Monday 23 April at 21:00 in the Hotel Tartessos.

Latest news
Peñalver books a spot in R2
The Spanish crowd will get a lot more to cheer about when the matches begin on Wednesday’s Round 2. Not only will the reigning champion Carolina Marin take the court for the first time in this year’s championships, but the local crowd also got their eyes open for men’s singles Luís Enrique Peñalver....
Adcocks gets the job done on Day 1
About 2,500 students fill the Carolina Marín Sports Hall and the Fan Zone
More news

2017: Kolding (Denmark)
Vendeé (France)
Kazan (Russia)
Karlskrona (Sweden)
2010: Manchester (England)
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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 2018 event will be played in Huelva, Spain from 24-29 April.
Here you will be able access/download the relevant documents for the event in Huelva:

Eligibility and Qualification   
Key dates 
Visa form  
Practice booking form  
Provisional schedule 
Accreditation request form 
Media registration form 
Practice schedule 22-23 April   (upd. 20/4)
Official Guide for #EC18 Huelva 

The eligibility date for the event is 22 February 2018

Book your accommodation here 

The seeding was done according to the 5 April 2018 World Ranking and was published on 6 April 2018.

The seeding can be seen here 
The draws were conducted and announced on 10 April 2018

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

The BWF World Ranking of 22 February 2018 decides which players and pairs are eligible to compete at the event.

Click here to see the confirmed list of qualified players/pairs in all 5 events (Badminton Europe's Wild Card entries in MS, WS, WD and XD to be added 13 March)

All entries have been officially confirmed by the qualified players'/pairs' Member Associations.

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

Spain was entitled to nominate one Wild Card entry in men's doubles and in women's doubles. 

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

The Team Managers Meeting will be held on Monday 23 April at 19.30 in the University of Huelva. Before the Team Managers Meeting, all Team Managers are invited for a welcoming reception at the Huelva City town hall.