FAQs

FAQs

General

For all 10 days of the event, for both security and control purposes, a personalized pass will be provided to every registered person, including players, staff, and companions. The pass will include the person's name, team, nation, and a QR code. It grants access to the Opening Ceremony, Social Party, playing fields for participating or watching games, dedicated transportation from hotels to various locations, and back. Access will be denied without the pass. NO PASS, NO ENTRY.

The official FIMBA game ball is the Spalding LEGACY TF1000, size 6 and 7.
Balls will be provided on each court, in quantities of 2 or 3 per team, for warm-up sessions.
They can also be purchased for €50 + 22% VAT = €61. Balls can be purchased at the Registration Center and can also be shipped to team locations, in Italy or abroad. In the latter case, shipping costs will be added, calculated based on weight, dimensions, and country.

There are 15 basketball courts available, all regulation size 28x15, approved by F.I.P., most with parquet flooring, electronic scoreboards, and equipped with defibrillators. Nine courts are in the city of Pesaro, on average 5 km from the city center. The other six are located in the neighboring municipalities of Montecchio, Cattolica, Vallefoglia, Tavullia, Fano, and Gradara. The average distance is 15 km from the center of Pesaro. Access to the courts is reserved for event pass holders, players, staff, affiliates, family, and friends. By clicking HERE you can see the dedicated page for the courts.

In a large square in the center of Pesaro, close to the sea and the proposed hotels, a meeting point will be set up for all the thousands of participants for the ten days of the event, consisting of gazebos, stalls, stands; you can dine on local dishes at discounted prices for Pass holders only, shop for various items, including merchandise; it will be the daily and evening gathering point for people from over 40 countries. The FIMBA Village will be open to everyone, including outsiders, relatives, friends, tourists, or citizens.

The “Pass” is a laminated card measuring 10x15 cm with a lanyard or cord that must be worn at all times. Important reasons related to public safety and therefore entrance control will prevent anyone without the badge from entering any of the 15 arenas or gyms, the Opening Ceremony, the Social Party, private transports, and any other event taking place during the 10 days of the Championship. It's strictly personal and customized for each individual and cannot be transferred to others. It will be collectively delivered during the registration days to the Team Manager, who will distribute it to the respective individuals.

Registrations

Yes, it is possible to register for multiple categories simultaneously. You can do this by simply checking the box for all the desired categories in the registration form.

No, it is not allowed to register different teams using the same email address. However, you can register for multiple categories with the same email.

To modify your registration, use the “modify registration” link that you received in the confirmation email. In case you cannot find the confirmation email or the link, you can automatically request it through the modification link request form located just below the registration form, by entering the email used for registration; you will receive the modification link directly in your email.

Write to registration@fimbapesaro2024.com and you will be contacted very shortly.

Hotel Reservations

Yes, but only some hotels, in a limited number, and for an additional fee. It's the “Peak Summer Season”, and there will be many tourists, making it challenging to find street parking near the beach, as all hotels are located by the seaside. It's recommended to use the transportation provided by the organization.

Pesaro has good hotel availability, especially in terms of quality. During the peak summer season, which coincides with the Championship dates, it might be challenging to find accommodations for a large number of people. As the Organizing Committee, we have arranged an “Accomodation package” available on this site, but for further information and specific needs, please write to accomodation@fimbapesaro2024.com. By specifying your requirements, you will be provided with the names of available hotels that meet your needs.

During the summer, Pesaro offers a rich calendar of events: on the “Activities” page of the website, you will find all the events organized during the Fimba event. We have also designed a schedule of excursions to explore Pesaro and the surrounding area, various experiences, and tastings. Stay updated on the “Activities” page where you will find dates, times, and booking details. For further information, write to excursions@fimbapesaro2024.com.

The affiliated hotels we will propose will mostly be in Pesaro, near the seaside, just a short walk from the historic center and the Fimba Village. Once hotel availability in Pesaro is exhausted, alternative accommodations in areas neighboring Pesaro will be offered, but they will still be serviced by the private transportation provided in the official package, ensuring convenience for all participants of the XII FIMBA European Championship.

Payments

Team Registration:
  • standard € 1,600
  • early € 1,500
Players/Coaches/Delegates (up to 14 individuals):
  • with FIMBA Accommodation Package € 0
  • without FIMBA Accommodation Package € 100 per person
Assistants (up to 4 additional persons):
  • with FIMBA Accommodation Package € 100 per person
  • without FIMBA Accommodation Package € 200 per person
Companions and family members (unlimited):
  • with FIMBA Accommodation Package € 50 per person
  • without FIMBA Accommodation Package € 150 per person

Payment for team registrations and fees for additional assistants and companions must be made exclusively to FIMBA International, for all teams, both European and non-European.
To proceed with the payment, there are two options, choose your preferred one:
To take advantage of the early registration fee promotion (€1,500 instead of €1,600), the deadline to receive the payment has been moved from 31/12/2023 to 15/01/2024.

For any questions or inquiries (invoices, receipts, or payment proofs) regarding the Registrations part, please write directly to the FIMBA Secretary General, Mr. Franco Zullich, at zullich@fimba.net

The payment for the Accommodation Package and additional fees for Registration without the Accommodation Package, applicable to all teams, whether European or non-European, must be made solely to the MAXIPESARO2024 account:
  • C.O.L. MAXIPESARO2024
  • IBAN: IT64T0882613306000000116619
  • BIC/SWIFT: ICRAITRRMY0
  • Bank branch: BCC Pesaro

Championship

The Championship is called “OPEN” because participation is also open to Extra-European Teams, which, in the second phase, will compete for the “Rest of the World” ranking, except for teams from the “regions” where there is currently no regular FIMBA championship, namely Asia, Africa, and Oceania, which will not participate in the second phase “Rest of the World” but will compete with European teams even for the final stages.

Immediately after the registration deadline, the groups will be formed, and the draws will take place. The criteria for choosing the seeded teams for each category will be based on their placements in the last 3 FIMBA championships.

Two sets of playing uniforms, one light-colored and one dark-colored, numbering from 00 to 99. Once the groups and matches are defined, the team listed on the left side of the scoreboard will wear light-colored jerseys, while the team on the right side of the scoreboard will wear dark-colored jerseys. For example (not real):
Game 25, Saturday, June 22, Over 55M Category, FIMBA ITALIA O55 vs GERMANY A match
Game 52, Sunday, June 23, Over 40F Category, GB MAXIS vs AVANTIS match
FIMBA ITALIA O55 and GB MAXIS will wear light-colored uniforms, GERMANY A and AVANTIS will wear dark-colored uniforms.
It is advisable to always have both sets if possible. The uniforms can display logos of their sponsors, sports groups, or their respective countries; discriminatory images or morally unacceptable phrases are not allowed.
The FIMBA logo can be inserted, downloadable HERE.

What is foreseen by FIMBA regulations in Article 11 is respected, meaning that two teams from the same Nation cannot compete in the 1st and 2nd place final, but they must face each other earlier so that only one team can reach the final. The limit match will be the Semifinal, but if there are more than two teams from the same Nation, they might encounter each other in the Quarterfinals or the Round of 16. We'll try to create a schedule and groups in a way that, potentially, teams from the same Nation meet as late as possible.

Transfer

Transfers can only be booked through the delegates' dashboard by filling out each transfer with all the necessary information.

Transfers to/from Ancona and Rimini airports are included for everyone who has purchased the FIMBA accommodation package or for those who have paid the additional fee of €100. Transfers to all other airports are subject to an additional charge.

The additional fee from Bologna Airport to Pesaro round trip is 74,00 euros, including v.a.t. (37,00 euro per person per each single transfer from Bologna to Pesaro or viceversa). This service is managed by FIMBA Airport Shuttle Buses (that are at disposal of all the teams).

Transfers are guaranteed for June 20th and 21st (Rimini only on June 21st) for arrivals and June 30th / July 1st for returns. For other dates, no transfers are scheduled unless numerous requests are received.

We will provide pick-up timetable as soon as we have a global overview of teams arrivals and their timings.

You can get off/board the buses at one of the 7 bus stops along the Pesaro seafront or at the Cattolica bus stop. The bus stops are located near all the hotels in the FIMBA accommodation package, and are visible on the website's map of the playing fields. If you don't have a FIMBA accommodation package, you can get off/board at Pesaro Palla di Pomodoro (bus stop 4) or at the Pesaro train station.
Always remember to specify the drop-off/pick-up point in the transfer request form.

After the deadline for requesting transfer reservations, if you have booked a transfer for airports other than Rimini or Ancona, you will receive a summary email of the transfers you have requested, with the total amount to pay. We kindly ask you to wire the payment by May 24, 2024, to the following bank account to confirm the transfer booking.
  • Account: C.O.L. MAXIPESARO2024
  • IBAN: IT64T0882613306000000116619
  • BIC/SWIFT: ICRAITRRMY0
  • BCC Banca di Pesaro
As soon as we receive the payment, we will issue the invoice. We kindly ask you to provide the information to issue the invoice (name/surname/company, address, VAT code if available, email). Failure to pay by the deadline will cancel the transfer.

Until May 22nd. After that date, it will no longer be possible to book a transfer.

Transportation

Pesaro is known as “the city of bicycles”, with a dense network of cycle paths running through it. Public transportation services are sufficient for getting around the city center but are not suitable for reaching the playing fields due to long travel times and infrequent schedules. We strongly recommend using the private transportation provided by the organization, which is free for pass holders and prohibited for those who do not have it.

Collection points will be set up near the hotels, with frequent hourly schedules to transport all individuals to the playing fields (and vice versa) well in advance, allowing teams to change and arrive on time for matches. Multiple lines, identified by different letters and colors, will be created, each specific to a particular route; the details of these lines will be available after the team registration phase. The service is exclusively provided to pass holders, including affiliates, family, and friends. The service will be available all day without requiring any reservations.
On the sixth day of the program, Wednesday, June 26, as it's a day of rest and free for trips, excursions, and relaxation, the service will not be provided.

It will also be available for the location of the Opening Ceremony and for the Social Party venue. It will be provided on arrival days from Rimini and Ancona Airports to the hotel in Pesaro and vice versa on departure days.
Special situations and needs will be taken into consideration, and corresponding proposals will be made.
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