Press releases

05 November 2018

Tomorrow's stars kick in Mulfingen

The teams of the 17th ebm-papst Indoor Championships on 5 and 6 January 2019 in the Gerhard-Sturm-Halle in Mulfingen have been selected. Ticket sales start on Monday, December 3, 2018. Tickets for the 17th edition of the tournament can only be purchased online at www.ebmpapst-hallenmasters.de

It's worth being quick: the hall is regularly sold out. Visitors can once again look forward to high-class football, many goals and a varied supporting programme on the artificial turf.

In addition to the international guests from the Dutch sc Heerenveen (U19 Honorary Division) and the Swiss FC St. Gallen (U18 League) already known to the public, the youth players from FC Ingolstadt (Bundesliga Süd/Südwest) will be arriving for the first time in 2019.

As defending champions, the Würzburger Kickers (Bayernliga) will of course be there again. In a dramatic final game in 2018, they won against second-placed Bayer Leverkusen 2:1 at the very last minute. Maybe the Würzburgers will win their second match in a row. In the 17-year history of the Hallenmasters, no team has yet succeeded in doing so. The Leverkusen team from the A-Junioren-Bundesliga West will also be back in 2019.

FC Augsburg will be there for the first time since 2011. The Augsburg team kicks like the juniors from 1. FC Nuremberg and Karlsruher SC in the Bundesliga South/Südwest. Nuremberg and Karlsruhe are among the regular guests of the Mulfingen indoor tournament: Karlsruhe is still at the top of the table with three indoor championship victories, followed by Nuremberg with two victories. The unison of Braunschweig (Regionalliga Nord) and Fortuna Düsseldorf (Bundesliga West) complete the field.

The regional teams that can compete in the A Junior Tournament on Saturday of the ebm-papst Indoor Masters will not be decided until the end of December at the RBKJ Cup in Mulfingen (23 December 2018) and at the JAKO Cup in Niederstetten (27 December 2018). The regional talents regularly provide exciting surprises at the tournament in the duel with the established Bundesliga teams: In 2018, the Ansbach match association finished third, and in 2016 FSV Hollenbach even came second.

At the regional tournament on Sunday 2018 the Sportfreunde Schwäbisch Hall won against the FSV Hollenbach. Both teams are again on artificial turf in 2019. There they will meet the only upper league team at the Indoor Championships, the TSV Ilshofen. Just like the Hollenbach team, the FV Lauda players will also be playing in the Verbandsliga. From the Landesliga the SV Königshofen, the VfR Gommersdorf, the TSV Crailsheim, the SpVgg Gröningen-Satteldorf, the TSV Pfedelbach, the SSV Gaisbach and the TSG Öhringen complete the field. The host is the SV Mulfingen (district league).

Further information can be found at www.ebmpapst-hallenmasters.de (German only!)

Hauke Hannig
Head of Corporate Communication / Press Spokesperson ebm-papst Group
Phone: +49 7938 81-7105
Fax: +49 7938 81-97105
hauke.hannig@de.ebmpapst.com

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