Bangkok Hosts Record-Breaking World Teqball Championships 2023

Bangkok Hosts Record-Breaking World Teqball Championships 2023

The Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ) has chosen Bangkok as the host city for the sixth World Teqball Championships. Exciting highlights include a gala match with legendary footballer Ronaldinho and performances by Thai recording artists The Toys and Stamp Apiwat.

The Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ) has announced that Bangkok, Thailand will stage the sixth edition of the World Teqball Championships from November 29 to December 3, with television channel MONO29 exclusively broadcasting the matches live. Bangkok was awarded hosting rights for this year's World Teqball Championships, making it the first city outside of Europe to host the event.

Television channel MONO29 will exclusively broadcast the matches live. International broadcasting partners ensure that the championships will be seen all over the globe by existing and new fans.

Ronaldinho Gaúcho, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, will be in the Bangkok Arena on December 2, as well as attend a meet and greet and autograph signing for fans on December 3 throughout the afternoon sessions on both days.

Ronaldino shared a message with teqball players and fans: “Hello everyone, my friends from Thailand, the Land of Smiles! Come and meet me at the World Teqball Championships 2023 in Bangkok. There will be the best teqball players in the world. I’ll see you at the Bangkok Arena on December 2 and 3. Big hug!”

Link to Ronaldino Post: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz6x7dCNB5a/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Between the finals, players and fans will be entertained by Thai pop artists The Toys and Stamp Apiwat. The Toys, the Thai singer, rapper, songwriter, musician, and record producer known for the viral hit song "Na Nao Tee Laew,” will perform on December 2. Alt-rock recording star and former “The Voice” judge Stamp Apiwat will perform on December 3.

Broadcasting partners for the World Teqball Championships 2023 include:

● Eurosport (worldwide) – French pay television network in Europe and Asia, operating main channels Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2

● Thailand: MonoTV - Thailand’s leading media and content conglomerate

● USA: ESPN – America’s international sports channel broadcasting in more than two hundred countries

● Ukraine: Xsport

● Russia: TVStart

● Hungary: Sport TV

● Lithuania: Sport1 TV

● Armenia: Sport TV

World Teqball Championships 2023 sponsors include:

● Sports Authority of Thailand

● National Sports Development Fund

● Teqball Association of Thailand

● Dafanews

● The Million Roses

● Snickers

● Thailand Pool Tables

● Mono

The championships are being held at two venues:

● From November 29 to December 1 at Hua Mak Arena

● December 2 and 3 at Bangkok Arena

The World Teqball Championships 2023 is drawing a record number of players, at 214, and record number of participating countries, at 61. In addition, this year’s championships are setting a record number of total matches, at 404. A record number of 126 matches will be streamed (including two gala matches), of which twenty-four of these will be broadcast. In addition to Australia and Oceania, every continent is being represented.

World Teqball Championships 2023 Categories:

Men's Singles: 56 (Seeded Players: 8 and 12 groups of 4 -->KO32-->KO16-->QF-->SF-->Bronze-->Gold)

Women's Singles: 39 (No seeded players, 3 groups of 4 and 9 groups of 3 -->KO32-->KO16-->QF-->SF-->Bronze-->Gold)

Men's Doubles: 46 (No seeded players, 10 groups of 4 and 2 groups of 3 -->KO32-->KO16-->QF-->SF-->Bronze-->Gold)

Women's Doubles: 27 (No seeded players, 3 groups of 4 and 5 groups of 3 -->KO16-->QF-->SF-->Bronze-->Gold)

Mixed Doubles: 39 (No seeded players, 7 groups of 5 and 1 group of 4 -->KO16-->QF-->SF-->Bronze-->Gold)

The top two players will go through from the Group Stage to the Knockout Stage.

Notable competitors participating in this year’s championships include:

Thai players

● Uthen Kukheaw, multiple Teqball Tour medalist

● Jutatip Kuntatong, three-time Teqball Tour winner

● Phakpong Dejaroen, two-time Teqball Tour winner

● Boonkoom Tipwong

● Suphawadi Wongkhamchan, five-time Teqball Tour winner

International players

● Csaba Bányik, two-time world champion (HUN)

● Carolyn Greco, title holder in WS (USA)

● Apor Gyorgydeak, title holder in MS (ROU)

● Nikola Mitro & Bogdan Marojevic, three-time world champions MD and current title holders in MD (SRB)

● Adrian Duszak, multiple world champion medallist (POL)

● Ádám Blázsovics, record champion with four titles (HUN)

● Zsanett Janicsek, two-time world champion, current title holder in WD (HUN)

● Amelie Julian, European champion silver medallist (FRA)

● Hugo Rabeux, European champion bronze medallist (FRA)

● Vania Moraes Da Cruz, two-time world champion medallist, multiple Teqball Tour winner (BRA)

● Ester Viana Mendes, multiple Teqball Tour winner (BRA)

● Leonardo Lindoso De Almedia, two-time world champion medallist, multiple Teqball Tour winner (BRA)

● Yassine Sahli, Yousef Sahli, African Beach Games winners (TUN)

● Kinga Barabasi, European champion and multiple Teqball Tour winner (ROU)

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