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Upcoming Tournaments – get involved!

Need a wallball fix? Look no further. Here’s all the action for the next few months. Remember, all wallball tournaments cater for beginners, so regardless of if you’re new to the sport or a weathered veteran, you’re sure to have an awesome time at any of these events! We can speak from experience when we say all events are fun …

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Tristao Triumphs at UK Open

British Success at Last! It was Valentine’s weekend in 2016 and Daniel Tristao gave all his time to his one true love – smacking balls. This year he did it spectacularly and having shown immense promise over the past 6 months – both winning the B Singles at the World Championships and more recently narrowly losing in the final of …

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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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Spanish Open Report

Daniel Grant and Luke Stradwick travelled to Massamagrell for the inaugural Spanish Open on October 10 & 11. Although they played in the tournament, they also got chased through the streets by bulls and enjoyed paella on the beach. This was the first Spanish Open for the European Wallball ProTour and the first event sponsored by Edtl. William Polanco was …

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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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Have you played wallball? Ady Lee explains all…

In March of this year, ex-GB wallball captain Ady Lee (now living in Hong Kong) was invited to attend the WPP Stream Asia conference held in Phuket, Thailand.  Stream represents a series of global conferences hosted by Sir Martin Sorrell (CEO of WPP) and Israeli investor Yossi Vardi and brings together some of the top brands together with media and …

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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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Briedenhann launches Frontball school in South Africa

On the 24th March Kathleen Briedenhann travelled to South Africa with the Frontball Development team to launch the second Frontball school on the African continent. Frontball is a similar sport to wallball but uses a hard ball instead of a rubber one. UK Wallball is developing strong links with Frontball in terms of sport outreach and accessibility. After the success …

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