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Belgian Open anounced

It’s official – the Belgian Open will return to the European Racquetball Circuit. The last Belgian Open were held in Antwerp more than 10 years ago. This years event will be a ERF Promo event (like the Swiss Open in May) to boost interest in the sport in Belgium. Sign up soon at www.racquetball.eu/belgianopen2023

Successful Irish Open concluded

Congratulations to Johnny O’Keeney who won his first Irish Open Men’s Singles title at the 2022 Irish & Ballinrobe Open defeating Joe Devenney in the final of the Mens Singles. O’Keeney was also triumphant in the Mens Open Doubles with partner Ken Cottrell to take the title. Aisling Hickey took the Women’s Singles title defeating …

Haverty and O’Callaghan remain Europe’s No 1 players

Ireland’s Majella Haverty and Noel O’ Callaghan are on top of ERF Rankings. While O’ Callaghan remained No. 1, Marcel Lünsmann (GER) finished the season in second place, followed by Arne Schmitz (GER) and Johnny O’Keeney (IRE) tied for third. Haverty is followed by Antonia Neary (IRE) and Katie Kenny (IRE). Check out complete rankings …

Marcel Lünsmann wins Hamburg again

Marcel Lünsmann defended last years title at the Hamburg Open 2022. He defeated Arne Schmitz 15-11, 15-4, 15-9 and secured his fourth singles title. Laura Görg from Lüneburg won her first women’s title by winning against Renate Hartmann (Hamburg) with 15-10, 15-5, 15-11. In the men’s doubles, Bernd Dröge and Ralf Klinke were at a …

O’Keeney again…

Congratulations to Johnny O’Keeney who is now two for two as he claims his second Open Singles title at 2022 Galway Open held in Moycullen,Co.Galway. O’Keeney defeated Ken Cottrell (Kilkenny) in the final to take the title. And with that he takes the No.1 Irish Ranking spot too! O’Keeney didn’t stop there, winning the Mens …

Ken Fife joins Hamburg Open

During his vacation to Europe, professional photographer Ken Fife from the USA will visit the 2022 Hamburg Open. Ken did visit Hamburg two times already and took amazing action shots like the „flying Arne“. After the Hamburg Open 2016, the European Championships 2017 und 2019, Ken will return to the European Racquetball Scene. Everyone will …

O Kenney wins season opener

Johnny O Keeney is the Mens Open singles winner of Ireland’s season opener, the Fermoy Open. He defeated 25-time All Ireland Champion Noel O’Callaghan in the Singles final, 3 games to 1. Other winners: Men’s Open SinglesJohnny O’Keeney(Fermoy) def Noel O’Callaghan(Fermoy) 15-12, 12-15, 15-10, 15-5Men’s B SinglesKeelan O’Gorman(Araglen) def Chris Carey(Fermoy) 15-11, 8-15, 10-15, 15-12, …

Swiss Open anounced for 2023

It’s official! The Swiss Open will return to the European Racquetball Calendar in 2023. This will be the first Swiss tournament in over 30 years. The event will take place at the Indoorsport in Aesch on May 19-21 and will be apromo event, organized by the European Racquetball Federation in order to raise more interest …

Rule Changes, effective Oct 1!!

The European Racquetball Federation has changed the rules for ERF competitions, effictive 1st of October 2022. The most important changes are that games will be now ‘best of 5’ to 15 points with a tiebreaker to be played to 11. And all rallys count, not only the server can earn points (‘rallye scoring’).

José Felix wins Dutch Open 2022

José Felix from Mexico is the winner of the 2022 Dutch Open in The Hague. He defeated Noel O’Callaghan from Ireland 15-5, 15-14. Together with his partner Esteban Betancourt, Felix also claimed the doubles crown as both defeated Germany’s Arne Schmitz and Marcel Lünsmann 10-15, 15-13, 11-7. This years Dutch Open were the last one …