WTC23 - Record numbers at the World Teqball Championships 2023
Bangkok was awarded hosting rights for this year's World Teqball Championships, making it the first city outside Europe to stage the event.
The World Teqball Championships 2023 in Bangkok is drawing a record number of players, at 211, and a record number of participating countries, at 61. In addition, this year’s championships are setting a record number of total matches, at 404. A record number of 126 matches will be streamed (including two gala matches), of which twenty-four of these will be broadcast. In addition to Australia and Oceania, every continent is represented.
80 female, 131 male teqers will face each other in five categories: women's & men's singles, women's & men's & mixed doubles.
WS: 38 players, MS: 55 players, WD 27 doubles, MD 55 doubles, XD 38 doubles
The most represented country is Germany with 8 teqers, while Brazil and Hungary both qualified 7 players.
The championships are being held at two venues:
● From November 29 to December 1 at Hua Mak Arena with group and knockout stage
● December 2 and 3 at Bangkok Arena with semifinals, bronze medal games and finals.
The top two players will go through from the group stage to the knockout Stage. Local television channel MONO29 exclusively broadcasts the matches live.
Ronaldinho Gaúcho, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, will be in the Bangkok Arena on December 2 and 3 to participate in a gala match as well as a meet and greet for fans.
Mr. Viktor Huszár, Chairman of FITEQ and co-founder of Teqball, says, "Although this year’s World Teqball Championships have not yet started, the history books have already been re-written twice. First, Bangkok, Thailand hosting the event as the first World Championships held outside of Europe. Second, with the record numbers of participating players and countries. With two-hundred-and-fourteen teqers representing sixty-one nations, the biggest-ever teqball world championships will start on November 28. These numbers confirm that Bangkok is one of the most attractive places in our globe, and an ideal location for our event."