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EBRA Series postponed to 2021

The General Assembly met by videoconference on Saturday March 28 to define the measures to be taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The main objective of the European Beach Rugby Association (EBRA) is to protect the well-being of the players and, on this basis, has decided to suspend EBRA Series for 2020. The EBRA members decided to postpone the European final which was to be played at the end of July in Lignano Sabbiadoro, stating that: the teams qualified for the 2020 final will play for the European title in 2021. These difficult decisions were taken by the EBRA General Assembly unanimously by its members. The suspension of the activity for the summer of 2020 was made to protect the athletes who participate in the series each summer, to protect the invitational clubs that organize real tours in Europe and thus give everyone the opportunity to organize for next season. The EBRA leaves it to the discretion of its members to organize their tournaments, in accordance with the guidelines of their country and their local federation. As far as possible, EBRA will fully support the members who will keep their tournament organized.

<<The suspension of the EBRA Series 2020 was not an easy choice – comments Lionel Laugier, president of the EBRA – in any case it is at times like this that we must work together in the general interest. We decided that health comes first and we made our decision unanimously. We will be particularly attentive to the will of the authorities and federations regarding the resumption of sporting activities and only at that time we will come back with great pleasure to speak to you about playing Beach Rugby >>.

Communiqué de presse en français

European Beach Rugby Association – L’Assemblée Générale s’est réunie par vidéoconférence le samedi 28 mars pour définir les mesures à prendre en réponse à la pandémie de Covid-19.
L’objectif principal de l’European Beach Rugby Association (EBRA) est de protéger le bien-être des joueurs et, sur ces bases, a décidé de suspendre et de reporter l’EBRA Series en 2021.
Les membres de l’EBRA ont décidé le report de la finale européenne qui devait se jouer fin juillet à Lignano Sabbiadoro en précisant que : les équipes qualifiées pour la finale 2020 joueront pour le titre européen en 2021.
Ces difficiles décisions ont été prisent par l’Assemblée Générale de l’EBRA à l’unanimité de ses membres. La suspension de l’activité pour l’été 2020 a été faite pour protéger les athlètes qui participent à la série chaque été, pour protéger les clubs sur invitation qui organisent de véritables tournées en Europe et ainsi donner à chacun la possibilité de s’organiser pour la saison prochaine.
L’EBRA laisse à la libre appréciation de ses membres d’organiser leur tournoi, conformément aux directives de leur pays et de leur fédération de tutelle. Dans la mesure de ses possibilités, l’EBRA soutiendra totalement les membres qui maintiendront l’organisation leur tournoi.

<< La suspension de l’EBRA Series 2020 n’a pas été un choix facile – commente Lionel Laugier, président de l’EBRA – en tout cas c’est dans des moments comme celui-ci qu’il faut travailler ensemble dans l’intérêt général. Nous avons décidé que la santé passe avant tout et nous avons pris unanimement notre décision. Nous serons particulièrement attentif à la volonté des autorités et des fédérations quant à la reprise des activités sportives et seulement à ce moment-là nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir vous parler de jouer au Beach Rugby >>.

North Sea Beach Rugby is cancelled this year

Unfortunately, with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) there is a global pandemic that has a major impact on our daily lives. Rugby sport, both in the Netherlands and far beyond, cannot escape the consequences of this. After lengthy discussions and much consultation, we as an organisation have decided to cancel the North Sea Beach Rugby event 2020.

It was a tough decision to make, but we think this is the only right thing to do in this situation of force majeure. We hope for your understanding and will do our utmost to organize the next edition as soon as possible. Right now, your health comes first.

Saturday 28 March there will be a meeting with the other organizers within the EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) about the European Series. The outcome of this conference will be announced as soon as possible. Stay healthy, help people who need help and support as much as possible and follow the advice and guidelines of the health authorities and governments in your country.

Organization North Sea Beach Rugby

(Foundation North Sea Beach Rugby)

Here we are to present Balaton Beach Rugby Tournament

The Black Lions’ Rugby Academy is for the third year organizing the Beach rugby event.From this year our tournament part of EBRA series. The 2020 event will be extended to two days, June 13-14. The event has been organized at the Lidobeach in Vonyarcvashegy ( Vonyarcvashegy, Arany János u. 7, 8314), which is also the site of hand ball and volley ball national championships. The Balatons many award winning beach does not restrict one to only sports, the two day program is arranged to leave time for plenty of rest. Nearby Keszthely is an outstanding tourist attraction. Héviz is 25 minutes away, while Badacsony a local wine district is only 10 minutes. On Saturday the 13th of June the fist day will begin. 09:00 the program begins with registration, and start the competition on official competition sized Beach Rugby court. 12:00 lunch break. The competition will go from 14:00 to 17:00. at the end of the day there will be Karaoke from 21:00. Sunday the competition will begin at 10:00. 13:00 lunch break, from 15:00 we continue with the matches. The second day of the competition finishes at 18:00. The succesful competitors receive their medals and cups. If accomodations is required please contact us beforhand . The tournament fee per team is 250 euro (12 participants per team), this covers two days of participation, the two day entry fee to the beach, and lunch on the two days for the participants. Over the tournament fee we have also breakfast option about 5 euro/day. Minimum of 10 participants are required per team! Please, application apply by email to peczely.akos@gmail.com until 5 May 2020