05 Jun 2024

Teqball World Series debuts in Asia

Quy Nhon, Vietnam hosts the first-ever Teqball World Series in Asia where the stakes are really high as some players try to maintain their momentum after a great start to their seasons.

The city of Quy Nhon in the province of Binh Dinh awaits the very first Teqball World Series in Asia. The whole tournament will take place on the famous beach, in the heart of Quy Nhon with athletes from five continents.

Quy Nhon. You better remember this name, because this weekend, the Vietnamese city will be the capital of Teqball. The Teqball World Series moves to Asia for the first time in history and makes its second stop, where the stakes will be sky-high. The prize money is no less than 50,000 dollars, making this tournament the highest prize pot after the World Teqball Championships, and this amount will be shared between 103 athletes from 52 nations in three categories.

In the men’s singles, 32 players will participate, including the sport’s brightest stars. FITEQ World Rankings leader Apor Gyorgydeak (ROU) kicked off the season with a win in Madrid and is looking to make it two in a row, but he will face tough competition in Vietnam. A couple of Hungarians (record world champion Adam Blazsovics and the newcomer Matyas Odnoga), a couple of Brazilians (Leonardo Lindoso de Almeida and Leonardo Santana), young Polish phenom Marek Pokwap, former WCh silver medallist Julien Grondin from France, Madrid’s bronze medallist Boonkoom Tipwong from Thailand, just to name a few, will all try to contend for medals, while Do Thanh Vinh will represent the home country.

The men’s doubles offer the same quality if we look at the field. The category's current world champions Csaba Banyik and Balazs Katz picked up where they left off to claim gold in Madrid, defeating two Thai doubles (Sorrasak Thaosiri/Jirati Chianliang in the semis, Tipwong/Phakpong Dejaroen in the final) and Adam Bako/Matyas Odnoga on their way to the throne. All of them will be present in Vietnam, aiming to get their revenge. Bako and Odnoga won against their fellow Hungarians last year in Esztergom to end Banyik and Katz’s win streak, so they know the recipe. Former singles world champs Blazsovics and Gyorgydeak will join forces and that duo is definitely one to watch, just like the always-dangerous Brazilian Leonardos, Lindoso de Almeida and Santana.

20 units will enter the mixed doubles competition, seeded into four groups of 5. The finalists from Madrid – Krisztina Acs/Csaba Banyik and Gabriella Kota/Balazs Katz from Hungary – will try to set up a meeting again in the gold medal game, but there are going to be a few teams from Thailand that obviously have other ideas. They made some adjustments compared to the event in Madrid, so their lineups are the following: Areeya Homdee/Sorrasak Thaosiri, world champs Suphawadi Wonkghamchan/Phakpong Dejaroen, Jutatip Kuntatong/Jirati Chianliang and Jariya Seesawad/Pornthep Wapisiri. Who will emerge as the best of them and which twosome can prevent the all-Hungarian final? We will know it by Sunday.


The event will start with the mixed doubles qualifications and quarterfinals on Thursday, followed by the same schedule with the men’s doubles and singles on Friday and Saturday, respectively. On Sunday, every question will be answered with the semifinals and the finals, held at the beautiful Quy Nhon beach. Do not forget to tune into TEQ TV on YouTube to follow the actions live!