The name of the game Speedminton – Speed Badminton – Crossminton

Ouch…I am confused. One racket sport – three names for it. How can that happen?

At presently moment the correct name is still “Speed Badminton” (two words, not “speedbadminton”). The name was given by Bill Brandes who has invented the game. However there are two problems with the name:

  1. The most popular company and market leader who is offering equipment for the game is calling itself “Speedminton”. The brand name of the company appears on nearly each racket. And because the company is the official sponsor of the International Speed Badminton Organisation nearly all the names of the tournaments contain the word “Speedminton” (e. g. ISBO Speedminton Polish Open or ISBO Speedminton World Championships). Furthermore everybody will see the brand name on big banners on each tournament. So over the time the racket sport have been named more and more “Speedminton” by players and no any longer “Speed Badminton” though this would still be the correct name.
  2. The Badminton World Federation demands to change the name because there is the word “Badminton” in it. The ISBO wants to avoid litigation.

Typically banner of the company Speedminton


further banner with the brand name speedminton in it


Because of these two problems on 27th August 2015  the ISBO has decided to rename the racket sport to “Crossminton” from the beginning of the next year.

My opinion is that this has been a good decision. “Crossminton” is similar to “Badminton”. But it isnt the same!

But one further problem still existis:

Bill Brandes is the inventor of “Speed Badminton”. He wont be happy to change “his” name, will he?



ICO Crossminton Polish Open 2016 – Tournament Results

The Medalists

Adults Open

1. Melker Ekberg (SWE) sweden_flag
2. Mandryk Myhailo (UKR) ukraine_flag
3. Hjalmarson Per (SWE) sweden_flag , Schusseler Patrick (GER) german_flag


Adults Female

1. Keber Jasmina (SLO) flag_slovenia
2. Nielsen Rebecca (SWE) sweden_flag
3. Darnyik Agnes (HUN) hungarian_flag, Sołtys Marta (POL) poland_flag


O35 Female:

1. Lelonek Magdalena (POL)
2. Lewandowska Dorota (POL)
3. Braun Helga (HUN), Schabek Sabina (POL)


O40 Male:

1. Scavnicky Jan Sr. (SVK)
2. Pasche Morten (NOR)
3. Chmielewski Grzegorz (POL), Ćwiąkała Dariusz (POL)


O50 Male:

1. Mieżyński Bogdan (POL)
2. Gawlak Piotr (POL)
3. Knobling Charly (GER), Kiss Ferenc (HUN)


U18 Female:

1. Skerl Lori (SLO)
2. Skerl Rebeka (SLO)
3. Krpalkova Nikol (CZE), Barkovic Paula (CRO)


U18 Male:

1. Jovan Jasa (SLO)
2. Andrzejewski Szymon (POL)
3. Koch Malte (GER), Filipowicz Maciej (POL)


U12 Male:

1. Faska Mateusz (POL)
2. Scavnicky Jan Jr. (SVK)
3. Janczuński Adrian (LTU)
4. Janczuński Kamil (LTU)


 Open Double:

1. Ekberg Melker (SWE) / Julien Soos (GER)
2. Kaczmarek Tomasz (POL) / Ociepa Marcin (POL)
3. Schusseler Patrick (GER) / Krober Sven (GER), Vincze Karoly (HUN) / Vincze Oliver (HUN)


Adults Female Double

1. Sołtys Marta (POL) / Karasek Janina (POL)
2. Schabek Sabina (POL) / Urbanik Marta (POL)
3. Wincenciak Zofia (POL) / Lelonek Magdalena (POL), Jagecic Zrinka (CRO) / Jagecic Laura (CRO)


Adult Mixed Double:

1. Witwicka Katarzyna (POL) / Gossen Daniel (GER)
2. Nielsen Rebecca (SWE) / Hjalmarson Per (SWE)
3. Keber Jasmina (SLO) / Sustersic Matiaz (SLO) , Borek Anna (GER) / Diallo Boubacar (GER)


U14 Mixed

1. Jerkovic Marko (CRO)
2. Huba Juraj (SVK)
3. Hubova Andrea (SVK), Knez Tilen (SLO)



Official Tournament Results – PDF

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