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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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Britain Bags the Bronze at World Champs

The Great Britain team returned from a glorious week in Spain, having reclaimed top spot in Europe and a bronze medal to boot. The World Team Championships were once again hosted by the CIJB in the wonderful town of Massamagrell and beautiful historic city of Valencia.  As always, the CIJB team tournament consists of 4 events, but in the UK …

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Fresh Faces in New Young Team

The 8th CIJB World Team Championships are taking place this September in Valencia. From the 1st-6th a squad of seven players will compete in 4 different sports in attempt to gain the overall World Championship Crown. This will be the 2nd World Championship we have competed in (and you may recall we won the European Championship in 2010 – played on the same …

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Grant on A-grade form at Aussie Open

Our friend in Australia, Bob Winter, writes the following [edited] report. The best of Australian wallball was played in Sydney over Easter weekend, when the Australian 3-Wall Championships were held at the Heffron Park Courts.  It was another successful carnival. Friends met. There were battles. Actually there were great battles. There were rivalries, disappointments, victories and excellence. There were balls …

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Tristao Thumps Italian Open

Medals all round for Team GB A group of 6 Team GB players descended on the quaint little town of Nizza Monferratto over the Easter Bank holiday weekend to compete in the first Italian Open tournament. The weekend got off to a usual Team GB tournament start, with Luke “Tekkers” Thomson realising he had booked the wrong flight, then tried …

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The WPH 2014 UK Open – Report

On February 1-2 the largest European wallball tournament, outside of the World Championships, took place at Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood. A whopping 110 players – 55 of them juniors, battled it out over two hard fought days. Between them the players accrued over 20 hours of court time and played a staggering 234 matches. In the end we saw a …

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Daniel Tristao wins Rugby Fives Nationals

A quick story from Rugby Fives – Britain’s 4-wall game. Daniel Tristao, Team GB Wallball player, has won the singles nationals. Dan Tristao won his first National Singles title today, with a win over Will Ellison in the final, making Dan the first Old Pauline national singles champion since John East in 1969. It was a fitting culmination to a …

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