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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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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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