11.03.2013, 11:10
European Beach Tour Finals throw off on 1 June 2013

Eight men's and eight women's teams are eligible to play in this highlight of the beach handball season

European Beach Tour Finals throw off on 1 June 2013

The European Handball Federation has started the registration process for the 10th European Beach Tour (ebt) Finals

The 16-team tournament, eight men's and eight women's teams are eligible to participate, will take place on 1 and 2 June 2013 in Umag, Croatia, and is organised by the EHF in cooperation with Hravtski Rukometni Savez and the city of Umag.

Following the beach handball philosophy, the ebt Finals are a competition that is simply structured, with easy rules, a lot of sun and high level matches based on the fair play spirit.

The first six nations based on the 2012 ebt ranking (plus one wildcard for the co-organiser, plus the reigning champions of the previous ebt Finals if registered for the respective ebt season) have the first right to participate.

Thus the teams nominated for this year's ebt Finals are as follows

Women’s competition

Men’s competition

OVB Beach Girls (HUN)

SC Ekaterinodar (RUS)

TSHV Camelot (NED)

Salgótarjáni Strandépítok BHC (HUN)

AZS AWF Wroclaw (POL)

Club Balonmano Playa Alcala (ESP)

Beachqueens (SUI)

BHT Damy Rade Inowroclaw (POL)

Sokol (CRO)

Sokol (CRO)

Avant Garde (GRE)

Albena Beach Bulgaria (SUI)

Detono Zagreb (CRO), reigning champions

Detono Zagreb (CRO), reigning champions

Wildcard team

Wildcard team

Please note: The EHF Beach Handball Commission decided to use the ebt Finals for a rule experiment - all 10 players are eligible to play (not only eight out of 10 as noted in the rules).

Registration deadline for all teams is 15 April 2013.

The complete invitational document is available for download.

Further information can also be found on the official ebt website.

TEXT: EHF / ts

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