The Asia-Pacific Beach Teqball Cup is a doubles Grand Prix tournament taking place in Sanya, China between the 28-29 November 2019 comprising 9 nations from the Asia-Pacific Region. The competition is part of the Chinese Corporative Beach Games, the test event for the 2020 Sanya Asian Beach Games. The comprehensive beach sport event is jointly organised by the Chinese Enterprise Sports Association and the Sanya Municipal People’s Government and will feature 10 sports, including beach football, beach basketball, beach balloon volleyball, beach athletics, beach poolball, swimming, tug of war, line dancing, and aquatic outward challenges.
Ronaldinho is a Brazilian football icon who in his peak was regarded as one of the world’s best players. The attacking midfielder won the FIFA World Cup in 2002 with Brazil and also won the Copa America and Confederations Cup with his national side. He represented some of the biggest clubs in the world during his career, including CR Flamengo, Paris Saint Germain FC, FC Barcelona and AC Milan. He won the UEFA Champions League with FC Barcelona in 2006 and will now take part in a series of worldwide teqball events, to raise its profile and encourage more people to take up the sport.
“I’ve been playing teqball for a long time, I love the technical aspect of it and how it helps to improve your football skills,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with teqball to help grow interest in the sport and hope it’s soon included in the Olympics because then I might have the chance to become an Olympic champion.”
Recently, at the world’s largest technology conference, at Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Ronaldinho showcased the new FITEQ mobile application SQILLER, which allows players to develop their skills using a smart device and a football.
Competition Type - Grand Prix
Competition Venue - Outdoor / Beach
Events - Doubles
Competition Format - Group stage & Knockout stage
Competition Address - Dadonghai Beach, Sanya, China
Draw and Technical Meeting
The official draw will took place on 27th of November 2019, at 19:30 at the Eadry Resort Hotel Sanya.
The technical meeting was held after the official draw on the 27th of November 2019, at 20:00 at the same location. At least one representative from each team had to be presented at the meeting.
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Official Arrival Day
Monday-Tuesday, 25-26 November 2019
Whole day Training Camp Dadonghai Beach
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
10:00-17:00 Official practice Dadonghai Beach
19:30-20:00 Official draw Eadry Resort Hotel
20:00-20:30 Technical meeting Eadry Resort Hotel
Thursday, 28 November 2019
9:00-12:20 Group stage - Group A Dadonghai Beach
14:00-17:20 Group stage - Group B Dadonghai Beach
Friday, 29 November 2019
09:30-11:00 Semi-finals Dadonghai Beach
15:00-15:45 Bronze game Dadonghai Beach
15:45-16:15 Ronaldinho Show Game
16:15-17:00 Final Dadonghai Beach
17:00-17:30 Award Ceremony Dadonghai Beach
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Official Departure Day
Prize money (per double)
1st place - WASE Akinori, YAJIMA Daishuke (JPN)
2nd place - BIN ABD RAHMAN Muhammad Eizlan Rakhil, AL BARILAN Shahul Hameed (MAS)
3rd place - XUMA Aser, POANOUI Etienne Cau (NCL)