2009 Club National Championships to take place May 8-10 in Elgin, IL

Jan. 20, 2009, 12 a.m. (ET)
Mark your calendars! USA Team Handball announced today that 2009 Club Nationals will take place May 8-10 in Elgin, Illinois - hub of the Fox River Valley and a northwest suburb of Chicago.

Teams are slated to compete at the Judson University and The Centre, a new recreational facility in downtown Elgin.

Competition will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 8. The format will consist of 16 men's and eight women's teams, with each team guaranteed to play at least three matches. Eight men's teams will be seeded, based upon 2007 Nationals and competitions during the 2008-09 season.

Additional details regarding fees, the venues, final format, sponsors, broadcast arrangements and group-rate hotel accommodations will be announced in the near future.

Participating clubs will be asked to submit their intent to play by March 15.