Can anyone participate?
Yes! We're looking to bring players of all skills and backgrounds together. For the individual team tournament, the only requirement is that teammates must both have citizenship within the same country. In the national team tournament, countries must be part of the Recognized Roundnet Organization. The national RRO will be responsible for selecting their own team.
What is a Recognized Roundnet Organization?
A Recognized Roundnet Organization (RRO) is a group that develops the growth of the sport through promoting participation, coordinating events, developing players, and facilitating rankings in a distinct area. For the World Championship we are looking for national RROs to develop and select players to represent their country.
What if my country doesn't have a RRO?
We're launching this initiative early to give countries the opportunity to get organized. If your country does not already have an RRO we'd love to help you make it happen. We can connect you with other people in your country that are interested and help you navigate the however we can.
How do you become a RRO?
Becoming an RRO starts with an application. If the application shows you're the right fit it will be followed up with a video interview. We are looking for groups that are dedicated, inclusive, and have a track record of bringing people together to growing the sport.
What are the eligibility requirements to be on a national team?
In order to represent the country you wish to play for on the National Team, one must fulfill a minimum of one of the following requirements" :
1. Be a citizen of the country.
2. Be a permanent resident of the country.
3. Hold a valid immigrant visa for the country.
4. Have lived in the country before the start of 2020.
*Permanent Residency (PR) is defined as: a person’s resident status in a country of which they are not citizens. PR is given by the government of a country to a person who is allowed to stay in the country indefinitely.
**Immigrant visa is a blanket term which refers to visa's which are long term, or visa's that are apart of the process to becoming a citizen
What is the schedule for the event?
The schedule for the event is not yet finalized. Most likely the individual team tournament will start on Friday and the National team tournament will start on Saturday. There may even be some mixed competition on Sunday. Throughout the event there will be fun activities, roundnet discussions, and the opportunity to experience the best of Belgium. Sign up above on the email form and we'll make sure you're the first to get updated.
Will any transportation be provided?
We are working on providing transportation option to and from the airport. Once you're at the vacation park, you'll be able to walk to all of the events and activities.
Why is the event over multiple days?
We want to make sure there is time to get to know each other, share some laughs, dig in deep with conversations around the future of the sport, and, of course, highlight the great matches that will take places throughout the tournament.
When does registration open?
Registration will open in 2020.