Bangkok to host World Teqball Championships 2023
Teqball’s governing body, FITEQ announces the host city of the sports' 6th annual world championships. The city of Smile, Bangkok will join the list of World Teqball Championships’ organisers as the first city outside of Europe after Nuremberg (GER), Gliwice (POL), Reims (FRA) and Budapest (HUN).
The event will be held from 29 November until 3 December. As in 2022, there will be five event categories: men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as mixed doubles.
With 8000 seats, Indoor Stadium Hua Mark is planned to be the home of the World Teqball Championships 2023 which accommodated multiple international sporting events since it was built in 1966 and was renovated in 2012.
“Teqball is a celebration of different cultures coming together and performing their different style.” says Viktor Huszár, Chairman of FITEQ. "Teqball is mixing traditional sports in the most universal way. In 2023, the Teqball World Championships will be held in Thailand bringing the most skilled teqers in the world together. We cannot wait to see the best athletes of Teqball against each other in the incredible city of Thailand.”
“We are truly excited to host the first-ever World Teqball Championships outside of Europe. In the last couple of years, Teqball became huge in Thailand and we had a dream that just became true. The 6th edition of Teqball's most prestigious event will be held in Bangkok and I am sure, that our athletes will do their best in front of jam-packed grandstands and we expect a record number of participants.” – highlights Gen. Ronnachai Munchusoontornkul, President of the Teqball Association of Thailand.
In Nuremberg, at the World Teqball Championships, 211 athletes from 55 nations participated and FITEQ expects more in both numbers as Teqball has now 153 national federations.
“Teqball is a sport that celebrates different cultures.” starts Maj. Gen. Piyapat Jarunpong General Secretary of Teqball Association of Thailand. “With the help of the local authorities, we are able to bring the best teqers to our central city and as our athletes already showed huge potential in previous Teqball Tour events I hope we will celebrate medals. For the Teqball Association of Thailand, the World Teqball Championships 2023 is a great opportunity to attract more athletes and become the hub of this amazing sport in the SEA countries.”
The event already has a huge interest as MONO29 from Thailand, will broadcast the matches live.
“Teqball in Southeast Asia has the potential to grow by leaps and bounds, and we are very happy to be able to continue this momentum with the Teqball Association of Thailand, which is hosting the 2023 edition of the Teqball World Championships in Bangkok. I would like to thank the special contribution to our Head of Partnerships, Raphael Chen as well as the whole team to bring Teqball to the rest of Asia through Thailand.,” adds Gábor Felegyi, Commercial & Events Director.
In multiple countries, athletes will qualify via national qualifier events, before the announcement of one representative per country in singles events, and up to three (including a reserve) representatives in doubles events.