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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 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 HISTORY OF TCHOUKBALL

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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.

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