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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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Team GB Gear Up for the World Championships

The Great Britain team plus several adult social players are all set to head over to the World Handball Championships next week. The event, which takes place in Dublin, Ireland, is set to be the biggest wallball event the world has ever seen with over 2000 players descending on the purpose built CityWest arena for the 10 day competition.  The …

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Team England display Dutch Courage

Team England returned from the CIJB World Handball Championships in Franeker, Holland, with a host of new friends and a growing reputation in the international arena – if not a great deal of success in the competition itself. The championships featured four games, but England were concentrating on 1-Wall handball, as they aimed to defend the title they had won …

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England Squad Selected for World Team Championships

The 2012 World Kaatsen Championships are taking place in the Netherlands from the 26 August to the 1 September. The tournament is a World Team Event and is the worldwide version of the European Championships, which England won in 2010.   This year our players will be competing in the 1-Wall event (our main event) and also trying our hand …

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1-Wall for the Olympics!

Over the last weekend of January England Handball was invited to Valencia to discuss the formation of a new worldwide governing body; one dedicated solely to 1-Wall Handball with a view to Olympic inclusion. Valencia is home to the CIJB, one of the three major handball governing bodies in the world.  The others being the GAA (Ireland) and the World …

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3-Wall World Championships – Daniel Grant Report

Every summer I travel to the States to gain invaluable 1-wall handball experience with the best players in the world in New York. However, this year I thought I’d mix it up. A couple of the Mexicans I met last year insisted I head West and play the WPH 3-Wall World Championship in Las Vegas; a tournament they referred to …

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More English success at Irish 1-Wall Handball National Championships

Team England has returned home after another successful trip to the Irish National 1-Wall Handball Championships. Two players made their international debuts, while a third ensured that the team continued its record of always returning home with some silverware. This is the fourth successive year that English players have travelled across the Irish Sea to compete, but there was a …

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