Tournaments are a great opportunity to test our abilities and perhaps even win a few medals for Team GBA!
They're also a fantastic way to bond with fellow GBA members and maybe even make new friends with other like-minded sportsmen & women from the international gay sports community.
Tournaments Calendar 2019-2020
This is a list of some specifically LGBTQ+ badminton tournaments being hosted in Europe this year and next.
Please note this is not an official list*
Oct 31 - Nov 3 2019
Antwerp Brilliant Games offer competitions in 6 sports, 4 non-competitive sport events and a broad variety of social events, open to everyone.
November 1-3 2019
So Bad, the annual tournament of the Rings of the Marsh with more than 150 badists hosted on 6 levels of games. Very popular amongst the locals with 10 french cities represented.
December 6-8 2019
FVV host their multi-sport christmas tournament with over 1000 athletes participating. With the central gay and lesbian meeting point - the pink Christmas market on Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz, all participants of the tournament receive a free mulled wine on Sunday afternoon!
March 6-9 2020
Bristol Swifts Badminton Club (formerly Bristol LGBT Badminton Club) will be hosting their first International LGBT Badminton Tournament on the 7th and 8th March 2020 in Bristol, UK.
April 24-27 2020
GBA King's Tournament 2020 - In spring 2020, Gay Badminton Amsterdam (GBA) will be departing from its usual biennial Easter tournament and invites you instead to the Netherlands’ biggest celebration: King’s Day! King’s Day on Monday 27 April provides an outstanding setting and memorable conclusion to our tournament for an experience you won’t forget!
May 1-3 2020
Prague Rainbow Spring is an international sports tournament for LGBT athlets, their friends, colleagues and supporters. Also this time we expect more than 400 participants from many countries to compete in volleyball, badminton, swimming and beachvolleyball.
June 6-7 2020
The 19th edition of the FestiBad tournament will take place on June 6th and 7th, 2020. The FestiBad tournament is the must event of our club. Each year this two-day sports competition offers the opportunity to meet other players and to interact with people from different countries, all in a friendly and festive atmosphere. On the program: sports, laughs and amusements, music, free buffet, disguises, restaurant, dance, and medals and gifts for the winners.
August 5-9 2020
EuroGames2020 Dusseldorf is an European multi sport event governed by the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF). It is the largest multi sport event for athletes, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation in Europe.
October 3-4 2020
Goslings London International Tournament. Only the date has been confirmed so far.
*Please note: This list has been compiled voluntarily by one of our members. Some of the information contained may be inaccurate or out of date. Though we do our best to make sure the information is accurate, we cannot be held liable if the information provided is incorrect. A more extensive tournaments calendar is available on the European gay & lesbian sport federation website .
Scenes from Copenhagen Cup August 2019