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First UK Nationals Huge Success

With over 70 novice competitors, including 15 school girls aged 10-13, this year’s inaugural Wallball UK Nationals was a resounding success. Top Results Over the weekend of 21-22nd November almost one hundred men & women, boys & girls – many of them novices, took to the wallball courts at Westway for our first ever Nationals. The emphasis of the weekend …

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Silver for Stradwick in Holland

  The Dutch Open, held over the weekend of the 13/14 November, saw a return to form for several British players. First up was our silver medal star – Luke Stradwick in the Men’s B Grade, partnering Greg Calabrese from the USA. Greg is a kind man with a thunderous high five . The two have met before both in …

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Tristao blitzes Belgium

There’s only one story to really talk about from the Belgium Open this year. Daniel Tristao finding his form and pulling off the greatest result in his career to date. Dan, now a Top 16 player, proved that he earned his place by getting through the group stage in pole position. In the quarter finals he played Guillaume Dumoulin, the …

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UK Beginners & Nationals Tournament – ENTER NOW

Entry for the first UK Nationals and Beginners tournament is now live! When: 21-22 November Where: Westway Sports Centre, Latimer Road Who: Beginners and social players. The beginners is specifically for people giving it a go! Cost: £15 singles, £10 doubles Nearest Tube: Latimer Road or Shepherd’s Bush The event is for 2 days, with singles taking place on Saturday …

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British Ladies Bag the Bronze!

The Great Britain team travelled to France to compete in the European Championships in Maubeuge. Hosted by the CIJB, the tournament lasted three days and competitors took part in three events; Jeu International, Wallball and Llargues. Wallball was again the main focus for the GB squad.  Our ladies team consisted of Kathleen and Tessa who had earlier this year beaten …

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Danny, Champion of the World*. A World Champs report.

(*B Grade World…) The GB team recently returned from their adventure to the Canadian City, Calgary, writes Tessa Mills, and we’ve come back with a World Champion! Daniel Tristao – World B Singles Champion. He’s now officially an Open level player! The team travelled far across land and sea to reach their destination and joined over 700 other competitors, from …

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Italian Open Report

Nizza Monferrato, a small, picturesque, wine producing town in North-Eastern Italy was once again host for the Italian Open. Three members of the UK Wallball squad managed to avoid strikes by Italian airport staff to make their way to Italy for the tournament. Sadly other competitors were not so lucky; with 12 Irish players having their flight cancelled at the …

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UK Open 2015 – Euro ProTour Begins!

The UK Open 2015 was once again hosted at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood, London, which saw over 80 competitors from 7 countries travel to the UK to compete for this year’s titles. Over 20 hours of play across the weekend took place, with 226 games completed and new champions emerging in both the Men’s and Women’s fields. The tournament …

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Doubles Dutch! More Success for GBR at the Dutch Open 2014

On the 8-9th November a sprightly group 11 UK Wallballers headed to the picturesque town of Franeker for the Dutch Open. Following on from Thomson’s triumph at last weekend’s Belgian Open the group felt inspired and when the matches started they really delivered, making this the most successful Open from British players to date. Details below, but in a nutshell …

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Luke Thomson Champion of Belgium

It was a lone voyage on the Eurostar for GB’s Luke Thomson as he headed off to Lille in preparation for the Belgium open. With many of his fellow compatriots taking in the Frontball scene in Anglet, he was the sole representative for Team GB and carried with it the pressure of keeping up the Kingdom’s recent good form. After …

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