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Host city: Eger

The Underwater Hockey European Championships will take place from 21st to 27th August 2017 in the pool of Eger, Heves County – Hungary. To get an idea of the whereabouts of this 60 000+ inhabitants town in North-Eastern Hungary, – 130 kilometres away from Budapest airport, – please refer to the map below.

Eger with its one thousand-year history, heroic past, rich monuments, good food and unique spa is the second most visited sight of Hungary. The town is a historic place, yet it is also noted for its splendid Baroque architecture, wine, thermal and medicinal waters and lively student population.

Town and its surroundings are well-known for its wines. For over 1,000 years the population of the region produced grapes and excellent wines, such as Egri Bikavér (Bull’s Blood) and Egri Leányka (Maiden of Eger, or the Rizling).  The oldest wine-cellars are more than 400 years old (Szépasszonyvölgy), but new ones are carved into the volcanic ash mountains to this day.

Thermal springs were discovered in the 15th century. Since those times Eger is a frequented spa for visitors from neighbouring countries and from faraway places as well. Many public baths were in operation already during the Turkish era. The rebuilt Bath of Pasha Arnaut, or the Turkish Bath, is still open for those seeking treatment.

Bitskey Aladár Indoor Pool

The Underwater Hockey European Championships will be held in a state-of-art swimming pool. The Bitskey Aladár indoor swimming pool is a  50 meters long pool, with width of 21 meters, depth 2,20m., temperature of the water is 28° C ± 1° C,  with electronic scoreboard and has 1 700 spectators’ seats.

It was built in 2003 and is the most spectacular pool of the country, hosting international swimming competitions, water polo tournaments, as well as many international underwater activities’ training camps.

Since 2012 the CMAS Finswimming World Cup has taken place every year in this magnificent pool of Eger.


Swimming pool

All accommodations available during the Championships are situated in a radius of 500 meters from the swimming pool.

Visa Requirements

If you require visas please contact the nearest Hungarian Embassy or Consular Office to your country of residence. In order to facilitate the visa process please send list of participants with names, birth dates and passport numbers to the tournament e-mail address to uwheuro2017@buvar.hu, as soon as you would know your teams’ player names and accompanying persons, we can supply you with the necessary invitation letters. Visa arrangements should start not later than three months prior to entry into Hungary.

Additional Information

  • The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). At the moment the ongoing exchange rate is 1 €=310HUF and 1 USD=280HUF
  • Hungary follows the left hand drive system.
  • The metrical measure system is used in Hungary.
  • Electrical current in Hungary is 220V, 50Hz, plug is two-pin round shape.

Registration and Meetings

Registration, documents check and delivery of accreditation will be undertaken at the indoor swimming pool for all teams. The various meetings will be held at the indoor pool conference room.

Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony of the CMAS Underwater Hockey European Championships will be held on 21st August at 18:00 at Bitskey Aladár swimming pool reception area.

Awards and Closing Ceremony

Awards and closing ceremony of the European Championships will be held on the 26th August at 19:00 at the Indoor Pool.

Post Event Celebration

Closing Party will be held on 26th August 2017 20:00. Ticket price is 40 Euro/person.

Departure

27th August 2017 – Departure of the delegations, transfer to Liszt Ferenc international Airport in Budapest.