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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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Warner Goes Dutch – British Success in Netherlands

The Dutch Open is an annual event, held in the North of Holland, in Friesland, best known for its cattle, its vast area of land reclaimed from the North Sea and protected by the 20 mile Afsluitdijk Dam, and its tall people of independent spirit and language. What could be more spirited than the sight of a group of 10 United …

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Briedenhann Blasts the Belgian Open

In the early morning of November 9th, a 9 strong group of Great Britain representatives boarded the St Pancras Eurostar, ready to embark on a Belgium adventure. The team headed for the little town of Huissingnie, an hour outside Brussels, for the first tournament of the new season, the Belgium Open. After 6 hours travelling, perfect sporting preparation, the waffles …

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Grant & Stradwick take on the Strip!

September 18-21st 2013, Las Vegas: Daniel Grant and Luke Stradwick hit the Strip for the World 3 Wall Championships. You could argue that the duo entered too many grades this year – 6 each, which when temperatures hit 40 degrees is tough, but tougher still when you keep winning and keep having to play in 40 degree heat! To make …

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World Games, Colombia – Team GB Battle Hard

At midday on Tuesday 23rd July, the enthusiastic duo of Dan Tristao and Luke Thomson met at Heathrow Airport to go to Colombia. The girls – Kathleen Briedenhann and Tessa Mills – had already set off. Little did they know the hell they would all put themselves through over the coming week. For readers who don’t know, the World Games …

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Brits Battle Hard at the Belgian “KillShot” Open

On the 10-11th November Daniel Grant and Luke Thomson travelled to Belgium for the 1-Wall Belgian ‘KillShot Club’ Open.  A singles & doubles event set in the picturesque town of Huissignies. The KillShot club is Belgium’s premier club, set up by Belgian internationals Sébastien Potiez, Guillaume Dumoulin and their coach Geert Vandervelden. We thought it’d be a great idea to …

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World 2012 Championships Report, Part 1

Just like Lord of the Rings, this eagerly awaited report may have been a long time in the coming but comes in monstrous size, split into a trilogy and stays true to the book.  Are you sitting comfortably…then we’ll begin. Part 1: The Fellowship of 4-Wall From the 11th-21st October the biggest wallball event in history took place in Dublin, …

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World 2012 Championships Report, Part 2

Part 2: The Eight Towering One Wall Courts  By Tuesday all of our players had arrived and the 1-Wall competition – the main event, started in earnest.  The venue for the Championships was the CityWest hotel and conference centre about 30 minutes outside of Dublin. When not competing our players could enjoy a day out in the scenic city, a …

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World 2012 Championships Report, Part 3

Part 3: Return of Tekkers! Frequently matches would go on to the early hours of the morning where the only food left to eat in the CityWest hotel was either Dominos or take-away Chinese.  So, attempting not be fuelled by junk food, our Brits began to face the doubles tournament.  We represented across the grades in this tournament.  In the …

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