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What is tchoukball and how is it played?

There are many athletic sports in the world, and one of them is tchoukball. It is a Swiss game which combines the features of volleyball and squash. It is also the fastest sports played today. It was invented by Swiss biologist Dr. Hermann Brandt in the 1960s. It is a game which combines versatility, fair-play, tactics and intensity. According to Dr. Hermann Brandt, the purpose of the game is to reduce the risk of injuries and accidents.What is tchoukball

How to play tchoukball?

Just like any other game, two teams play against each other to score points. These two teams have seven players each.

 

The game has two ‘frames’ on both ends of the court. These frames are 1-meter square, of which the net is a 78cm square. The frames are inclined at 55 degrees. The court has a line which runs 3 meters and forms a semi-circle. This area is called the ‘forbidden zone.’ It is also known as the ‘D.’

World Tchoukball Championships Women’s Division 2015

World Tchoukball Championships Men’s Division 2015

Men, women, and teenagers all can play the game of tchoukball. The size of the court depends on the age of the players. The International Standard size of the court is 40m by 20m.

Unlike other games which only allow scoring at one end, tchoukball players can score at both ends. This is what makes this game exciting and interesting to watch. There are several strategies for the players to attack and defend both ends. When playing the game, the players follow various defensive and attack strategies.

In the past, there were nine players on each side, but this rule was changed in 2004. Today, in the game of tchoukball, each side has seven players on the field and there are three to five substitutes. The players are positioned at specific places on the field: the wing position, center frames and center-center positions. The shooters are closest to the frame.

To ball by ball score, the players have to throw the ball at each other until the shooter hits the ball on the frame to score a point. The ball must land outside the ‘D’ after hitting the frame or else it will be a foul.

One of the most interesting ideas about the game is that everything is in 3s. It is what makes the game even more exciting to watch.

  • Each player has three seconds with the ball.
  • Each player is allowed to take three steps with the ball in the hand.
  • The ball must be passed from one player to the other at least three times before scoring.

Another thing which makes tchoukball interesting is the no-contact rule. The players from one team are not allowed to touch their opponents at any cost. This is how tchoukball maintains its fair play. When the players do not collide with each other, there are no chances of any mishaps during the game. This was the original idea behind the game. It not only provides a chance of fair play but also makes the game safe.

World Tchoukball Championships Women’s Division 2015

The indoor sport of tchoukball has seen an exponential increase in its popularity in the recent times. The brainchild of Hermann Brandt, tchoukball is a unique game that shares elements of handball, volleyball, and squash. Hermann Brandt is said to have invented the sport because he was concerned with the increasing aggressiveness in sports and wanted it to contribute towards building a more humane society. Due to the nobility and uniqueness associated with this sport, more and more people are tuning into the annually-held World Tchoukball Championships.World Tchoukball Championships Women's Division 2015

The World Tchoukball Championships for the year 2015 was hosted by the Republic of China (a nation that has dominated the sport in the recent years). Thirteen countries took part in this event which had many subdivisions such as the Men’s division, Women’s division, U18 Girls’ division, and U18 Boys’ division, with the hosts China having two teams in the Men’s and Women’s division (even though the points for the second Chinese team i.e. Republic of China B were deducted). The Women’s Division of the World Tchoukball Championships for the year 2015 was a hotly contested event, the results of which are mentioned below along with the group tables and points scored and conceded.

World Tchoukball Championships Women’s Division 2015 Result

Rank Teams Played Won Drawn Lost Points scored Points conceded Points
1 ROC 5 5 0 0 260 138 15
2 SIN 5 4 0 1 250 202 13
3 HKG 5 3 0 2 227 227 11
4 GBR 5 2 0 3 193 223 9
5 MAC 5 0 0 5 166 229 5
6 ROC B 5 1 0 4 148 225 0
WTC 2015 Women: Playoff 3rd Place
HKG 31 :38 GBR
WTC 2015 Women: Final
ROC 50 :34 SIN

 

World Tchoukball Championships Men’s Division 2015

Tchoukball is an indoor game that has seen a meteoric rise in its popularity in the recent years. Invented by Hermann Brandt, a Swiss biologist who was concerned with the increasing barbarism and violence in sports, tchoukball is a unique sport that has aspects of handball, volleyball, and squash. Although mixed gender games are not allowed in international championships, there have been many national level competitions that pit teams of men and women against their counterparts. Due to the uniqueness of the sport, many people are tuning into the World Tchoukball Championships that are held annually.Tchoukball Championships

Recently, the Republic of China held the World Tchoukball Championships for the year 2015. This competition had many sub-brackets such as the Men’s division, Women’s division, U18 Girls’ division, and U18 Boys’ division. Many countries participated in the event, hoping to win the illustrious title of World Champion. Even though the Republic of China has usually dominated at most tchoukball competitions held at an international level, they were given a run for their money in most of these brackets. The results for the World Tchoukball Championships (Men’s Division) for the year 2015 are mentioned below along with the group tables and points scored/conceded.

WTC 2015 Men: Group A

Rank Teams Played Won Drawn Lost Points scored Points conceded Points
1 ROC 7 7 0 0 483 235 21
2 SIN 7 6 0 1 389 270 19
3 MAC 7 5 0 2 370 283 17
4 GBR 7 4 0 3 318 281 15
5 PHI 7 3 0 4 310 327 13
6 BRA 7 2 0 5 278 375 11
7 KOR 7 1 0 6 230 399 9
8 BAN 7 0 0 7 194 402 7

WTC 2015 Men: Group B

Rank Teams Played Won Drawn Lost Points scored Points conceded Points
1 ITA 7 6 0 1 351 234 19
2 MAS 7 4 1 2 326 294 16
3 PAK 7 4 0 3 333 333 15
4 INA 7 3 0 4 299 349 13
5 HKG 7 2 1 4 290 293 12
6 FRA 7 1 0 6 217 300 9
7 THA 7 0 0 7 211 407 7
8 ROC B 7 7 0 0 421 238 0

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ROC B – -21

WTC 2015 Men: Semi-Finals
ROC 68:32 MAS
SIN 41:23 ITA
WTC 2015 Men: Playoff 3rd Place
ITA 46:43 MAS
WTC 2015 Men: Final
ROC 65:41 SIN

 

Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships

Tchoukball has evolved ever since its first game in 1971. Today, the game is played all over the world in Asia, Europe, America and many other countries. There are a lot of events which take place biennially. One of those events is the Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships.Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships

One of the most awaited tchoukball events this year is the Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships 2016. It is also known as APTC 2016. It will be the 6th edition of Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships and is an event in which teams from Asia-Pacific take part and play to defend their tchoukball titles. This year, China will defend its title which it won in 2014 during the Asia-Pacific championships. Both Chinese men and women won that championship.

The South East Asia Tchoukball Federation with the FITB is managing the championship. It will have the men’s teams from different countries including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Every country has their men’s team, but all countries do not have a women’s team for the event. The women’s teams include Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, and Macau. The teams in the events have seven players on each side. It is a three-day event.

Just like any other tchoukball championship, this event will start with an opening ceremony. On the first day i.e. 22nd July, a few matches will be played at the opening ceremony. Delegates from the participating countries will attend the ceremony. The third day will be the day for the closing ceremony and to crown the champions. The FITB president will give the trophy to the winners and awards to the runner-ups. The delegates from all other countries will also attend the closing ceremony.

Date and venue

This year the Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Championships will take place in China. The event will be held from

22 July 2016 to 24 July 2016,

and the venue for the championships is Qujing, Yunnan, China. It will be an extraordinary gaming event. With all the teams well prepared and ready for the title, you will see an exciting tournament.

Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Seminar

The Tchoukball Federation or the FITB has always conducted seminars to make sure that people learn how to play the game. These seminars are held across the world annually, and their purpose is to provide proper tchoukball training and education to the people of that country.  The Asia-Pacific Seminar is attended by the delegates from all over Asia. The president of the Tchoukball Association also attends these seminars. It is not just an indoor seminar as there are many outdoor activities involved too.Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Seminar

Date and venue

This year, the Asia-Pacific Seminar will take place in China. The event will be held from 20th July 2016 to 21st July 2016. The FITB will host the Asia-Pacific Seminar in Qujing, Yunnan, China.

The purpose of the Tchoukball seminar

The purpose of the seminar is to teach the rules and regulations of the game to the delegates from Asia Pacific. The seminar starts with a brief history of the game and why it was invented. It teaches them strategies, tactics, and benefits of tchoukball. The purpose is to make sure that the delegates who have arrived from different parts of the country and Asia understand the game and introduce it in their respective countries. The sole purpose of the Asia-Pacific seminar is to make the game popular among these countries.

One of the major advantages of the seminar is that it teaches not only the delegates about tchoukball but also the locals. Of course, the primary goal is to introduce the game in the Asia-Pacific region via the delegates, but besides this, the locals can also participate in the event and learn. Once the seminar starts, it attracts people from the neighboring countries too. It is a 2-day event.

The seminar also draws students from different schools and colleges in the region. Many colleges register for the seminar before the event. This year, there are many countries that will send delegates to the Asia-Pacific Seminar 2016. Attend this seminar to learn about the game of tchoukball and even get a chance to meet the officials.

Pan American Tchoukball Championships

One of the most enjoyable and exciting tchoukball events is the Pan American Tchoukball Championships. It is also known as PATC 2016. It is an event in which teams from Pan America take part and play to defend their titles. In 2014, the champions were Brazil from the men’s teams and Columbia from the women’s team. They will defend their titles this year.Tchoukball Championships

The Pan American Tchoukball Federation with the FITB is hosting the championship. It will have the men’s teams from different countries including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Columbia and Chile. The women’s teams include Brazil Mexico, Chile, and Columbia.

Just like any other tchoukball championship, the Pan American Championships will start with an opening ceremony where the president of the FITB will address the players, coaches and delegates from the participating countries.

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The Pan American Tchoukball Championships is a three-day event. On the first day i.e. 27th July, a few matches will be played along with the opening ceremony. Delegates from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile will attend the opening ceremony. The third day will be the day for the closing ceremony where the FITB president will give the trophy to the champions.

The rules of the championship are simple. Throughout the tournament, every team will play a single match against every other team. The team with most wins and points will be crowned as the champion. The runner-ups will also receive awards.

Date and venue

This year, the Pan American Tchoukball Championships will take place in Mexico. The event will be held from 27th July 2016 to 29th July 2016. The venue for the championships is Morelos, Mexico. It is one of the most beautiful places and has the best courts for the game.

The purpose of the Pan American Tchoukball Championships is not just to have a tournament and crown champions. The FITB also ensures that there are several other events associated with the championship. These events along with the tournament are a great way for entertaining the audience.

Pan American Congress

Every year, there are a lot of seminars, events, and tchoukball tournaments. These events are all related to the game. A few events, however, are held to focus on how one can improve the game or the events. One such event is the Tchoukball Pan American Congress. It is one of the few official meetings held by the tchoukball officials. It is a meeting where they discuss the future of the game. They discuss the rules that should be applied and the changes that should be made.Pan American Congress

Some Tchoukball stakeholders participate in the conference to discuss the sports. FITB arranges these seminars and congress meetings in Europe and Asia. This is the first congress in Pan America.

The purpose of the Pan American Congress

The purpose of the Pan American Congress is to discuss the current events and championships in the Pan American region which includes Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and other nations. Another purpose of the Congress is to assess the current events and formulate a new strategy for the Pan American tchoukball tournaments and seminars.

The delegates, managers, coaches and a few other FITB officials will attend the 2-day Pan American Congress.

The most important point which will be discussed at the meeting is how to improve the game. The meeting of the officials will decide how to make the tchoukball game more popular among the American nations which are not participating in the event. The congress will also discuss how to educate people about the game in the future. It will assess the past meetings and formulate a new strategy to move ahead. The congress will also make new rules and regulations for the game and introduce new strategies and tactics.

Date and venue

This year, the Pan American Congress will take place in Morelos, Mexico. It will be a two-day congress session. The event will be held from 22 July 2016 to 24 July 2016. The Tchoukball president will address the congress before it officially starts.

Pan Tchoukball American Seminar

The Tchoukball Federation or the FITB conducts annual seminars to promote the game in different countries of the world. These tchoukball seminars are usually held in Asia, Europe, and America. They are prestigious events attended by the delegates and FITB officials. They help educate the locals as well as the delegates from different countries. The representatives and officials from the Pan American countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and other nations will attend the seminar. The president of the Tchoukball Association or FITB will also attend it. The seminar is not just about giving presentations; there are many indoor and outdoor activities too.Pan Tchoukball American Seminar

Date and venue

This year, the Pan American Seminar will take place in Mexico under the supervision of FITB. The event is held from 25th July 2016 to 26th July 2016. The venue for the championships is Morelos, Mexico. It is a two-day event.

The purpose of the seminar

The main aim of the Pan American Seminar is to teach the rules and regulations of tchoukball to delegates from the Pan American countries. Just like all other seminars, the Pan American Seminar will start with a brief history of the game. It will teach delegates the strategies, tactics, and advantages of tchoukball. The purpose is to make sure that the delegates who have arrived from different countries properly understand the game and its benefits and introduce the game in their respective countries. The sole purpose of the Pan American Seminar 2016 is to make the game popular among these countries.

Another advantage of this event is that it will be helpful for the locals as well. The locals can participate in the event and learn about the game. Once the seminar starts, it attracts people from the neighboring countries too.

The Pan American Seminar also draws students from different schools and colleges in the Pan American region. A lot of colleges register for the seminar before the event. This year as well, there are many countries which will send delegates to the Pan American Seminar 2016.

Tchoukball Strategies

There is no game which does not require a proper strategy, technique, and tactics to win. The strategies adopted by the players in different games depend on the position where the players are standing. The techniques applied to win the game also depend on the rules. Tchoukball has some fascinating rules which make the game exciting to watch. The game also has different rules for positioning the players and scoring, which makes the game more interesting to watch.Tchoukball Strategies

The players adopt different strategies to play, which also reduce injuries and maximize fair play. One of the primary reasons for the popularity of the game is the tactics used to play the game. There are different tactics and strategies which are used to play and score. As it is a quick-play game, players need to be vigilant all the time, know what to do and how to prevent fouls. For example, if a player has the ball in his hand for more than three seconds, it will be a foul. It is with these rules and playing strategies to score points which make the game more exciting.

Tchoukball Strategies

Here are a few strategies which players can adopt to win the game. These are the tactics and techniques which players can use to beat their opponents.

Strategy of players during attack

To attack, the players need to be quick and well aware of the rules. During the attack, the players at the left and right wings are active and an offensive strategy is used to score the point.

Strategy by the scorer: As the frame has an upward angle of 60 degrees, it can be a challenge for the shooters. The player should try to make a shot in such a way that his opponents do not catch the rebound ball. If the player makes an overhand shot, it will rebound at the waist height, which makes it easy to catch. Thus, the shooter has to come up with a strategy to throw the ball so that the opponents do not catch it. The best strategy that the shooter can come up with is to make a shot from the extreme side angles. The player will need a good practice to make this shot.

Strategy by the center forward: During an attack, the center forward player should be alert. He must place himself in such a position that if the wing player is not able to shoot, he should be. He should stand in a place where he can catch the ball thrown at him by the wing.

Strategy of players during defense

There are certain rules for defensive play in the tchoukball game. The players are not allowed to catch the ball once it rebounds but are allowed to knock the ball upwards so that another team player catches it. It is why all players need to be very active and mentally alert during a defensive play. Here are a few strategies which players should use during this play.

During the defense, when the ball moves into their half of the court, the center frame and two wing players should line up close to the D.

In case the rebound gets past the three defenders, the strategy should change, and the defenders from another half should provide backup.

The players close to the D are in the first zone. To defend properly, they should be ready to catch the ball when it rebounds. The center frame players who are in the opposite court make the third zone. The center forward on the other opposite court should be ready to grab the ball in case of long shots.

The Rules of Tchoukball

Tchoukball is a Swiss game invented by the Swiss biologist Dr. Hermann Brandt in 1970. The game has rules for the court, equipment, players and playing method.The Rules of Tchoukball

1. The court rules

The court rules are different for a single-net and a double-net match.

Single-net match

For a single-net match, the court size is a square of 15 to 20 meters.

Double-net match

For a double-net match, the court size has a 20-meter goal line and 30 to 40m sideline.

The frame is in the middle of the goal-line, where a 3-meter semi-circle is formed known as the D.

2. The equipment rules

There are two types of equipment in the game: the rebound frame and the ball.

Rebound frame

The length of the rebound frame is 10cm. The size of the mesh is 70 x 70cm. The rebound frame is at 600.

The ball

There are two types of balls. The weight of the first ball is 400-450g, and its circumference is 56cm. This ball is for players under the age of 12.

The weight of the second ball is 420-475g, and its circumference is 58 to 60cm. This ball is for adults or players above the age of 12.

3. The player rules

The player rules are different for a single-net and a double-net match.

Single-net match

For a single-net match, there are nine players on a team and only six can play. The remaining three players are substitutes. A single-net match has a 4-player squad. If the squad reduces to three players, the team loses the game.

Double-net match

For a double-net match, there are fifteen players on a team and only nine can play. The remaining six players are substitutes. A single-net match has a 6-player squad. If the squad reduces to five players, the team loses the game.

Fouls

If a player intentionally breaks the rules three times, they are sent out by the referee.

Substitution

Only the substitution area can be used to make the substitutions. The player substituted shakes hand with the new player, comes in, and the other goes out. If the substitution is faulty, the other team gets one point.

If the referee instructs a substitution, the game must not stop. If there is any deliberate offense, the other team gets one point.

Player’s outfits

  • The players are not allowed to wear any accessory.
  • The players must wear sports shoes without studs.
  • The players must dress in a proper uniform.

4. The game duration rules

The game has three rounds. There is a 5-minute break between each round. For the male players, each round is of fifteen minutes and for female players, each round is of twelve minutes.

During the match, when a team scores three points, it wins the game. Each team has a one-minute timeout option. The referee decides when to stop and start the game.

5. The playing method rules

Actions allowed during the game

  • The players are allowed to throw, pass, catch, or hit the ball using their hands, head, arms or any other body part above the knee.
  • Maximum three passes are allowed by a single player before they can score a point.
  • A player can hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds.
  • The player can pass the ball from one hand to another hand.
  • The players are allowed to lie or kneel down during the game.

Free throws

  • A free throw will be given to the opponent if a player makes contact with the ball below their knees.
  • A free throw will be granted to the opponent if a player makes more than three passes before scoring a point.
  • A free throw will be given to the opponent if a player touches the area outside the playing field while handling the ball.
  • A free throw will be granted to the opponent if a player drops the ball.
  • A free throw is awarded to the opponent if a teammate makes a shot at the rebound and the ball touches the team member.

If a player catches the ball, they must remain in the same position to pass the ball. The referee can disqualify the player who commits three faults.

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