Champions crowned in all 5 categories at European Teqball Tour in Budapest
The European Teqball Tour returned to Budapest Hungary, the home of teqball, between September 29-October 2 with action in all 5 categories taking place.
The event saw 150 players from 29 countries competing not just for gold, but to gain qualification points for next year’s 2023 European Games in Poland where teqball will debut as a medal sport.
FITEQ were also honoured to have football legend and Teqball Ambassador Ronaldinho, who hosted the award ceremony, participated in an exhibition gala match and met with fans and journalists.
With so much talent on display at the Riz Levente Sports Hall, featuring many of the top 10 ranked players from all categories, the atmosphere was electric.
In the men’s singles, world number 4 Csaba Banyik emerged victorious on home soil with a 2-0 (12-8, 12-9) victory over Adrian Duszak. Banyik’s fellow Hungarian Balazs Katz won the bronze match 2-0 (12-10, 12-10).
Katz and Bányik also picked up medals in the men’s doubles categories, as they dominantly won the final 2-0 (12-7, 12-1) against Soma Cseri and Balazs Krisztian Velkey. The world number 1 men’s doubles team of Bogdan Marojevic and Nikola Mitro, won the bronze match.
The women’s singles saw Zsanet Janicsek emerge as another Hungarian winner after she earned gold following a back-and-forth 2-1 (8-12, 12-9,12-9) victory over world number 3 Carolyn Greco, who had not dropped a single set all tournament until that match. Boglarka Nagy completed the podium after getting the better of Anna Izsak 2-1 (5-12, 12-10, 13-11) in an all-Hungarian bronze match.
The women’s doubles were won by Krisztina Ács and Gabriella Kota, who didn’t drop a single set all tournament on the way to a 2-0 (12-8, 12-11) final win over Anna Izsak and Boglarka Nagy. Zsanett Janicsek added a doubles bronze to her singles gold, as she won the bronze match alongside Lea Vasas.
Vasas also won a medal in the mixed doubles, as she and Adam Bako beat Mitro and Maja Umicevic 2-0 (12-11, 12-9) in the final to complete an impressive undefeated championship.
FITEQ would like to thank all involved for the smooth running of such an exciting and well attended event, and to congratulate all athletes for their part in such a memorable occasion.