Big or small, old or young, no matter what, you can play floorball. If you want to reach the top, you need to be fast, strong and technical but you also need to understand the principle of the game.
Since Malmö Open has three different divisions, the tournament is available for all kind of players. Floorball is a sport where the players plays as a team, happiness and teamwork, is an important part. No matter how good you are, your participation is necessary and makes a difference.
Mixed teams division 1, 2, 3.
Saturday Feb 11: Group stage
Sunday Feb 12: Play-offs and final
Format of play
3 against 3 plus goalkeeper, game time 2x10 min (halftime 3 minutes), court size 12x20m.
The first stage will be played in a round-robin basis. The second stage which will be played in knock-out format.
Rules according to the Swedish Parasport federation.
Eligibility and divisions
Div 1. In this division the players is well physical functioning, well-coordinated and is well trained. The player also shows good technic when it comes to skills with the stick and ball. The teams is also able to follow basic tactical structure and play as a team.
Div 2. In this division, players with good condition and physical function, understands the basic tactics of the game and play as a team, but has coordination problems and lacks stick technique, can participate.
Div 3. Most of the players lacks good condition, coordination and the understanding the basic tactics of the game or has just started their floorball career. The player also have deficient technique when it comes to how to use the stick.
It is the players ability that determines which division he or she will participate in, and NOT if he or she is part of first or second line-up. It is possible for the club to have several teams that participate in same division.
Since there are no national guidelines how to divide the different groups the organizer chose to follow a method that is developed in Denmark. It is up to the team leader to determine which division his or her team is suited for. The organizer FIFH reserve the right to change teams to another division after approval from the Parasport Sweden Floorball committee.
Directly after final match on Sunday. Gold-, silver- and bronze medals.
The teams must be dressed in uniform club outfit consisting of home- and away clothing.
Dennis Johansson 0706-60 00 63, Ingemar Nordh 0707-30 43 84