Lundaspelen is forced to cancel 2022.
In order to counteract the increased spread of infection in society, both in Sweden and in neighboring countries IK EOS have decided, for the second year in a row, to cancel Lundaspelen.
The board of IK Eos Basket have not had an easy decision to make, for many Lundaspelen is the highlight of the year and after last year's canceled games we all were looking forward to the 43rd games. Current restrictions and recommendations from, among others The Swedish Public Health Agency and Region Skåne's infection control doctors mean that we feel that we as organizers must take our responsibility to minimize the spread of infection in society.
The risk of infection spreading with so many people in the same place is big. Even if the associations follow the recommendations and check Vaccination ID for all spectators, the risk remains with an increased number of young people in sports halls and elsewhere in the city. In addition, most of our participants are in the ages where the spread of infection is greatest right now.
Lundaspelen are usually carried out with the help of hundreds of volunteers from IK Eos. It is these people who make the high quality of the tournaments maintainable. With current recommendations, for example, staying home in case of any symptoms, there is a high risk of not having enough officials available.
- All leaders, players and officials think it is very sad not to be part of Lundaspelen, but the risks are too great that we won't be able to maintain the quality and we want Lundaspelen to be a positive experience for everyone, just as it has been in over 40 years, says IK Eos’ club director Björn Göransson.
The board have made their decisions given the situation right now but have also considered that if further restrictions were introduced closer to the tournament, the consequences for everyone involved would have been much greater.
There are over 400 teams registered, and all of these will now aim for 2023 instead, when we hope to see our city filled with young basketball players again.
It is so sad that we had to cancel the Lundaspelen 2022, but we hope that you understand our decision
A total of 417 teams registered and 5 of 17 age categories are now closed, but we accept registration on reserve lists!
Those teams who have already registered, approved and paid by November 10 will keep their place in the tournament.
New record in the number of Swedish teams!
Borås GU18 became the 200th Swedish team to sign up!
To our great joy, we see that many teams want to participate in our upcoming Lundaspelen 2022! We can see clear tendencies that there are more teams that want to join than we can receive in some cattegories.
We are currently investigating how we can optimize the game program to know how many teams can participate in each age category.Those teams who have already registered, approved and paid by November 10 will keep their place in the tournament.
Registration is open and at the moment 288 teams are already registered!
The fee will be paid no later than 10 November. Of course, there is an uncertainty today, how the ... will develop during the summer and fall, and also which restrictions there will be. All paid fees will be reimbursed in full if your national government or the Swedish government make restrictions on participating.
Hope to see you here in Lund, Sweden.
Remember Lundaspelen 2020
" Thank you all for Lundaspelen 2020. Hopefully we'll see you all again 2022 to create new memories together and make friends from all over the world.
WATCH THE OFFICIAL AFTERMOVIE FROM 2020 HERE!
Video: Emelie Karlsson Gras
Defender of Lundaspelen - a award given to selected coaches and basketball leaders who are acting according to the values of Lundaspelen:
RESPECT - ENERGY - LEARNING
The Defender of Lundaspelen 2020 are:
Anna Hammer, Ulriken Eagles, Norway
Jesper Stadil, SISU, Denmark
Ulrik Gudiksen, Vaerlöse, Denmark
Thank you all for the good work you are doing!
Winners of Superstars 2020:
Skills: Jacob Sjöqvist, IK Eos, Sweden
3 points: Jeroen Koopman, Open Run, Netherlands
Dunk: Shamar Dormay, Concrete Lions, Netherlands
Lundaspelen 2020 is Alive!
-A record breaking 404 teams from 13 different countries representing 116 different clubs are starting off 2020 and the new decade with days filled of Basketball in Lund!
About 900 Volunteers and 100 plus referees make it happen!
Collaborator Tournament - www.eastercup-moabit.de/