FITEQ launches National Challenger Series to kickstart return of competition
FITEQ has launched an exciting new competition concept entitled the National Challenger Series, which is designed to support National Federations, clubs and players with the return of competitive teqball events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The creative new competition series, starting on 31 July, will enable athletes to compete for World Ranking points and prize money, whilst also providing athletes with a clear qualification pathway for the next Teqball World Championships. There will be up to two phases of events, with National Federations or registered clubs in each country having access to financial and educational support from FITEQ to assist with the event organisation.
FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr said:
“We’ve been working extremely hard over the past few months to find the best solution for bringing back teqball events in a safe and responsible way. It is a great feeling to know that from the start of August we will once again have official teqball competitions, with World Ranking points and prize money available for our athletes. National Federations and clubs have harnessed the teqball spirit during the pandemic by finding innovative ways to keep people playing the sport we all love.
"The National Challenger Series will be a celebration of this effort and serve as a platform to reignite the momentum the teqball family has been building in recent years. In addition to the World Ranking points, prize money and World Championships qualification opportunities for athletes, the National Challenger Series will be a valuable experience in event organisation for National Federations and clubs, leaving a long-lasting legacy in countries all over the world.”