EJCT 2018 in Östersund
We’re happy to welcome the top European Junior teams to our competition 5-7 October. Last years competition was a success among the competitors, a professional ice technichian and great food at the nearby diner were the things we got most comments about.
The competition is held in Östersunds Curling Club arena (6 sheets). Two groups of boys teams and two groups with girls will challenge each other for the top positions and the prize purse. We have a limit of 12 teams of each gender.
We’re currently trying to find a solution for broadcasted games this year.
/Östersund Curling Club
ÖSTERSUNDS CURLING CLUB INVITES YOU TO THE INTERNATIONAL
JUNIOR BONSPIEL IN ÖSTERSUND CURLING CLUB 5-7 OCTOBER 2018
When: 5-7 oktober 2018
Where: Östersunds Curlinghall – 6 sheets with Kays “Olympic standard” stones and water treatment/dehumidification systems.
How: 12 women’s and 12 men’s teams divided into two groups.¹
Schedule: Will be posted as soon as we have all teams confirmed.
Practice: Thursday 18.00-20.00
First game: Friday ≈ 09.00
Final game: Sunday ≈ 12.30
Entry Fee: SEK 2.900/team
Prize purse: Women’s & Men’s, 1st SEK 13.000 | SEK 2nd 8.000 | SEK 3rd 4.000 ¹
Accommodation: Clarion Grand Hotel Östersund one of Östersunds premium hotels with a great buffet breakfast included in the rates. Negotiated rates are: single: SEK 775.- double: SEK 980:- triple: SEK 1275:-
Make Your reservation directly with the hotel +4663 556 000.
Transfer time: From airport to hotel ≈20 minutes, train station ≈10 minutes, club to airport ≈20 minutes
Secure Your teams spot by paying the entry fee as soon as You get our confirmation letter.
Registration close August 1 st 2018, and entry fees has to be paid before 5th of September.
¹ The organiser reserves the right to change the format and prize structure depending on the number of confirmed entries.
Entries must be confirmed by paying the entry fee before September 5th to our bank account (Payment details below)
PAYMENTS TO BE MADE TO:
Gunder Häggs väg 5
SE-831 52 Östersund
IBAN: SE83 9500 0099 6042 0512 5737
Plusgiro: 51 25 73-7 (only Swedish players)
Nordea Bank Sverige
SE-831 26 Östersund
Partner hotel – Clarion Grand Hotel Östersund
EJCT players can stay at our partner hotel Clarion Grand Hotel Östersund, located just a short walk or busride from the action in Östersund Curling Club. At the hotel the players can start the day off enjoying a breakfast buffet with lots of tasty choices – bacon, scrambled eggs, fruits and delicious freshly baked bread and cold cuts, and they’ll offer waffels too.
Free wifi throughout the entire hotel makes it easy to stay up to date with family and friends back home.
Free transportation to/from the venue/airport for teams arriving by air from abroad.
Clarion Hotel Grand Östersund, offer 197 rooms. The hotel have a pool/sauna relaxation lounge.
Free highspeed Internet access throughout the entire hotel. Conference and meeting rooms appropriate for 5 up to 90 attendees.
Bright and fresh restaurant with delicious meals from á la Carte menu.
Reservations are made directly with the hotel. +4663 560 000 Booking code: EJCT Östersund
We have negotiated very special rates for the teams, Booking code: EJCT Östersund
Single room: SEK 775,- /room/night
Twin room: SEK 980,- /room/night
Triple room: SEK 1275,- /room/night
All rates is including buffet style breakfast and transportation between the curling club and the airport or train station.
Location Clarion Grand Hotel Östersund is located right in the city centre, or 1,3 km from the venue. The #2 bus line connects the hotel with the Curling Club. A single ride cost SEK 30:- for adults (SEK 15:- if You’re under 19) and takes about 10-12 minutes. Buses do not accept cash, major creditcards are accepted. You can buy a “valuecard” which You can “load” with a value for a certain amount of rides.
Traveling to Östersund
Åre/Östersund Airport (OSD) is closest to Östersund (14 km) and is operated by two carriers, SAS and BRA. Transfer to and from OSD airport by bus takes only 15-20 minutes to most locations in Östersund. All teams arriving by air to EJCT2018 staying at our partner Clarion Grand Hotel Östersund are offered transfer between OSD airport and Clarion Grand Hotel Östersund.
Save on airfares by booking early! Flights to/from Östersund has a lot of business travelers and the cheapest fares are very popular among students attending the Mid Sweden University in Östersund.
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, the largest airline in Scandinavia, offers cheap flights to and from Åre/Östersund airport every day. SAS operates Stockholm Arlanda International (ARN) and offer Youth tickets to and from Östersund. SAS is a member of Star Alliance and has plenty of connection throughout Europe.
BRA, Braathens Regional Airlines, operates the smaller city airport Stockholm Bromma (BMA) which has cooperation with Finnair and Brussels airlines. There are several Destinations in Europe you can fly to non-stop from Bromma airport (BMA).
There is also an international airport in Trondheim/Vernaes (TRD), Norway (230km from Östersund) with flights to the following cities: Alicante, Amsterdam, Antalya, Barcelona, Berlin/Schönefeld, Dubrovnik, Gdansk, Korfu, Krakow, KøbenhavnLondon Gatwick, Malaga, Murcia, Nice, Reykjavik, Riga, Split, and Tallinn. TRD airport is operated by SAS and Norwegian and KLM. Transfer to Östersund from Trondheim airport can be made by rental car or by regional train. Local train from Værnes station to world famous Hell station, change to regional train bound for Östersund. Total travel time from TRD airport to Östersund is almost 4 hours, and only a couple departures per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
SJ (the national train operator) has regular services between Östersund and many cities in Sweden. It is more time-consuming than flying, but if you wish to see the country, a good option indeed. Travel time from the capital Stockholm is ≈4 hours 50 minutes using the high-speed train which has a daily service in each direction (in the afternoon from Stockholm, in the morning from Östersund), whereas slower trains take around 8 hours.