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2013 UK Wallball Open: Report

The largest and most successful UK Open to date took place on the 23rd of February at Merchant Taylors’ School.  Some of the best players from around the world competed at the highest level and inspired many novices and youngsters to raise their standards and embrace wallball.  In total 41 players took part and played a whopping 102 matches over …

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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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New UCL Academy to Become Major Wallball Centre

The brand new UCL Academy, currently being finished in Swiss Cottage, is to become a major wallball centre.  The academy is fully behind both the benefits and the accessibility of the sport and is looking to construct 3 indoor and several outdoor courts.  It is hoped the school will act as a venue for both domestic and international 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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Daniel Grant Carries Olympic Torch

UK Wallball President and Team GB international, Daniel Grant, has carried the Olympic Torch in recognition of his work towards the development of Wallball. Dan carried the torch on Sunday 22nd July through the London Borough of Redbridge. After the event he said: “Wow. That was just phenomenally brilliant! One of the best days of my life. I’m full of …

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1-Wall Makes Big Impression at the Oval StreetGames Dinner

On the 24th May several members of the England Team demonstrated 1-Wall to over 300 guests at the StreetGames ‘Not the Black Tie Dinner’.  Over the course of the night at least one guest from each table went head-to-head with one of the England Team to see how many points they could score in a quick first to 5 match. …

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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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