BACKSTICKS TOURNAMENT is the hockey-festival that unites hockey-people from Belgium and beyond. We are back on Saturday 28 August 2021 for our 8th edition.
Legendary hockey games, a crazy party and amazing people. That's what we're all about!
We are a tournament for everyone. Also non-hockey players are welcome!
So what are you waiting for? Get your friends together and sign your team up now!
Questions & Answers
What is Backsticks Tournament?
Get yourself warmed up with a tasty shot of our favorite drink, Tequila, upon arrival. Your team is set to play 4 or 5 games (7v7). Keepers are not allowed, but you are allowed to use your backstick. Each team must have at least one female player on the pitch at all times. After the games you will have a well deserved dinner (included in your subscription) followed by a legendary party!
When, where & who?
Backsticks Tournament takes place at R. Victory H.C. in Edegem, near Antwerp in Belgium on 28 August 2021.
The tournament starts around 10am on Saturday and the party continues until Sunday 3am.
We want to stay positive and are hopeful towards an unforgettable edition of Backsticks 2021, but realize that there is also a chance the 8th edition of Backsticks could take place in 2022. We are working closely with the local government and will follow any decision about outdoor events that will be taken in the upcoming months. We expect to come back to you in May with a detailed update.
All participants should be 18 years or older.
What are the Covid-19 measures at the festival?
Governmental instructions will be followed up closely. We expect more information about this topic at the end of May. In the meantime, we are working hard to realize the safest tournament possible.
What if the number of people at our event is limited?
We will do everything we can to give you the full Backsticks experience. Depending on the applicable governmental measures, this may mean that we have to alter the setting of the tournament and the party. For now we have a first come, first served policy. If your team cannot participate due to stricter measures, we will refund your full subscription fee.
What is the price?
Join us for 330 euro per team (10 players). The subscription fee for every player above 10 is 33 euro. A team consists of maximum 14 players.
What if the event is cancelled?
If the tournament is cancelled due to stricter Covid-19 measures your team will receive a full refund of the subscription fee.
Can you sleep at the location after the tournament?
Yes you can! No Backsticks without an epic afterparty! Bring your tents and don’t worry about going home. The next morning you can enjoy a well deserved breakfast!
You can also book a room with our neighbour Hotel Ter Elst.
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