The Europe Netball Open Challenge takes place this week from the 12th to the 15th May in the Isle of Man at the National Sports Centre.
The hosts will welcome the Cayman Islands (invitational), Gibraltar, Switzerland, UAE, Republic of Ireland, Malta, and Israel for four days of competition.
Last year, the event took place in Gibraltar with the UAE making history as they finished 1st in the competition, after winning all fours of their matches.
This year the eight teams have been split into two groups, A and B, based on the World Netball World Rankings as of the 1st March 2022.
Here are the two groups:
|1||Isle of Man|
|2||Republic of Ireland|
In the first two days of competition, the teams will play all those within their groups, with the final group standings then being used to determine who the teams play next on day three, and then day three results being used to decide the schedule for the final day of competition.
Here is the schedule (UK times given):
|Thursday 12th May|
|9am||UAE vs Malta|
|11am||Republic of Ireland vs Israel|
|1pm||Isle of Man vs Gibraltar|
|3pm||Cayman Islands vs Switzerland|
|5pm||Republic of Ireland vs Malta|
|7pm||UAE vs Israel|
|Friday 13th May|
|9am||Isle of Man vs Cayman Islands|
|11am||Gibraltar vs Switzerland|
|1pm||UAE vs Republic of Ireland|
|3pm||Malta vs Israel|
|5pm||Isle of Man vs Switzerland|
|7pm||Cayman Islands vs Gibraltar|
|Saturday 14th May|
|Match 1||9am||A 3rd vs B 4th|
|Match 2||11am||A 4th vs B 3rd|
|Match 3||1pm||A 2nd vs B 1st|
|Match 4||3pm||A 1st vs B 2nd|
|5pm||Loser of Match 1 vs Loser of Match 2 (7th & 8th)|
|Sunday 15th May|
|9am||Winner of match 1 vs Winner of Match 2 (5th & 6th )|
|11am||Winner of match 3 v Loser of Match 4 (3rd & 4th )|
|1pm||Winner of Match 3 v Winner of Match 4 (1st and 2nd )|
The competition will then conclude with the presentations taking place at 2:45pm GMT on Sunday 13th May.
All matches will be available to watch on Europe Netball’s YouTube channel, here.
Tickets for the event can be purchased on the door, or online here.
You can view the full schedule here, here
You can view the Officials selected for the event, here.
Good luck to all teams involved!