sexta-feira, 19 de agosto de 2011

UAE M12 boys visiting the H.H. Dr.Sheikh Al Qasimi

On the 18th of august 2011, the M12 UAE boys delegation (player, coaches and managers) had the honor to be received by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi on his palace in Sharjah. It was a historical moment for the development of Tchoukball in the UAE and a great satisfaction for everyone in the group. H.H. Dr. Sheikh Al Qasimi greeted the players, congratulated them for the silver medal (WYTC-Traiskirchen, Austria – july2011) and promised support to the promotion of tchoukball in the country!

quinta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2011

WTC- Ferrara, Italy 2011

From the 4th to 7th August 2011 was held in Ferrara, Italy, the WTC (World Tchoukball Championship), with the record participation of 14 countries! Italy,Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, UAE, Singapore, Taiwan, HongKong, Czech Rep., France, Great Britain and Philippines. It was a very strong tournament with some surprising results and also some news teams displaying a great development and growth from the previous FITB events!
In the female category, with 10 countries taking part, the expected final was confirmed with Taiwan x Siwtzerland, however, in the end of the thirds period there was still a draw (49x49) and the teams had to play extra 5 minutes, when finally Taiwan ended up as the champion (56x53).
In the male competition, with 14 teams competing, the surprise in the final was Italy facing Taiwan. Despite of the final result in favor to Taiwan (79x49), the Italians displayed a great level of amazing attacks and defenses.

Before the finals there was also an amazing presentation of WheelChair Tchoukball with two teams from Italy ! That is a great job the the Italian Federation is developing with the support of the ParaOlympic Commettee from Italy. The surprises on this WTC were for sure Singapore get the third place in the male and female competition and Switzerland (male) getting the 4th and GB (male/female) also not getting even in the semi-finals. The FITB ranking has now new faces and some teams are improving and they are no longer how they were used to be.
The Emarati male team had a good participation and after wining against France (56x44) and Czech Rep.(54x49) finished in the 9th position in the general ranking. Mabrook ! On the 8th of august, was held an open beach tchoukball with mixed teams from all the countries participating in the WTC. There were 16 teams and in those where the Emarati players took part (EmItalia, Ma Fi Fulus and Japina) they got a very classification – 2nd, 3rd and 4th !