PREVIEW: The European Beach Handball Tour 2017 begins on Friday with the first competition of the season, held in Zagreb
ebt 2017 begins with Jarun Cup
The European Beach Handball Tour 2017 throws off this week with the first tournament of the season to be held in Croatia. The 10th Jarun Cup will be held at the Sports and Recreational Centre on the shores of Jarun lake in southwestern Zagreb from April 28 to May 1.
The Jarun Cup sees both male and female teams on the sand, with the men’s senior competition features four playing groups of five teams, while the women’s is comprised of 11 teams split into two playing groups. A total of eight countries will be represented at the Jarun Cup 2017: Croatia, Norway, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Poland.
The top-ranked women’s team from the 2016 ebt season, Agenta Girls aka Multichem Szentendrei N.K.E., will be part of the first competition on the 2017 tour, while Detono Zagreb side is the highest-ranked men’s team from 2016 participating.
Jarun lake is also the place where the Beach Handball EURO will take place from 20 to 25 June 2017.
Detono Zagreb ended the 2016 tour in second place with 871 points, while the women’s side also achieved a top-five ranking, finishing fifth on the table with 731 points.
Alongside the adults’ beach handball competition will be the junior and youngest categories, featuring players born in 1998 through to 2008.
TEXT: Courtney Gahan / ts
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