International Teqball Federation

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International Teqball Federation
Fédération Internationale de Teqball
FITEQ Logo.png
AbbreviationFITEQ
TypeSports federation
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
109 member federations
President
Gábor Borsányi
Chairman
Viktor Huszár
Vice president
György Gattyán
General Secretary
Marius Vizer Jr
Websitewww.fiteq.org

The International Teqball Federation (FITEQ, French: Fédération Internationale de Teqball) is the governing body for the sport of teqball and para teqball. FITEQ is responsible for the organisation of teqball's major international tournaments, notably the Teqball World Championships.

FITEQ was founded in March 2017 following the sport's inception in 2014. Headquartered in Budapest, its membership now compromises 109 national federations.

FITEQ is responsible for the governance and management of teqball at the international level; the development and promotion of teqball globally; the codification of the official rules and regulations of teqball; supporting the establishment of National Federations; the education and development of athletes, coaches and technical officials; sanctioning national and international competitions and events; establishing and maintaining world-ranking statistics; and the governance, management and development of para teqball.

Board[edit]

The FITEQ Board consists of FITEQ President Gábor Borsányi,[1] who is the inventor of the sport, fellow co-founder and FITEQ Vice-President György Gattyán, teqball co-founder and FITEQ Chairman Viktor Huszár,[2] General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr[3] and Board Member Jason Kirkbride. The management team is led by Sport Director Matthew Curtain.[4]

Member federations[edit]

List of Member Federations

There are currently 109 national teqball member federations, across five continents.

Africa (33) Asia (31) Europe (23) Oceania (7) Pan America (15)

Competitions[edit]

Teqball World Championships

The annual Teqball World Championships (formerly Teqball World Cup) is the flagship teqball competition.[7]

2017 Teqball World Cup[edit]

The first edition of the event took place in Budapest, Hungary in 2017.[8]

2018 Teqball World Cup[edit]

The 2018 competition was held in Reims, France with 42 nations.

2019 Teqball World Championships[edit]

The 2019 event was held in Budapest with 58 nations[9] with a total of 160 athletes. Ádám Blázsovics won gold in both the singles and doubles competitions.[10] He won the doubles gold with Csaba Bányik. The 2019 World Championships mixed doubles competition was won by Brazilian pair Natalia Guitler and Marcos Viera.[11]

2020 Teqball World Championships[edit]

The 2020 World Championships were postponed due to the impact of COVID-19. The next edition of the event will be held in 2021.[12]

Singles[edit]

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth Place
2017 Hungary Budapest Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 20–8, 20–9 Hungary Máté Szolga Romania Zsolt Lázár 20–9, 20–5 Greece Konstatinos Becas [13]
2018 France Reims Romania Barna Szécsi 20–11, 20–15 Hungary Árpád Sipos Poland Adrian Duszak 20–12, 20–10 Montenegro Bogdan Marojevic [14]
2019 Hungary Budapest Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 20–10, 20–9 Romania Apor Györgydeák Romania Zsolt Lázár 19–20, 20–5, 20–16 Montenegro Bogdan Marojevic [15]

Doubles[edit]

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth place
2017 Budapest Romania Zsolt Lázár,

Romania Barna Szécsi

20–10, 9–20, 20–9 Hungary Balázs Imreh,

Hungary Róbert Szepessy

Serbia Milan Lukic,

Serbia Sasa Mirosavljevic

20–9, 20–5 France Romain Gesmier,

France Jonathan Siad

[16]
2018 Reims Montenegro Bogdan Marojevic,

Montenegro Nikola Mitro

19–20, 20–15, 22–20 Hungary Csaba Bányik,

Hungary Ádám Blázsovics

Romania Szabolcs Ilyés,

Romania Zsolt Lázár

20–11, 20–11 Brazil Natalia Guitler,

Brazil Marcos Vieira da Silva

[17]
2019 Budapest Hungary Csaba Bányik,

Hungary Ádám Blázsovics

20–9, 20–18 Montenegro Bogdan Marojevic,

Montenegro Nikola Mitro

Romania Szabolcs Ilyés,

Romania Zsolt Lázár

20–13, 20–19 France Julien Grondin,

France Hugo Radeux

[18]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth place
2019 Budapest Brazil Natalia Guitler,

Brazil Marcos Vieira da Silva

20–15, 19–20, 20–14 Hungary Zsanett Janicsek,

Hungary Bányik Csaba

Montenegro Maja Umicevic,

Montenegro Nikola Mitro

20–13, 20–14 Romania Mitri Rita,

Romania Zsolt Lázár

[19]

Other major teqball events[edit]

  • The Sanya 2020 Asian Beach Games[20]
  • 2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games [21]
  • The African Beach Teqball Cup was held on 18 June 2019 during the 1st African Beach Games in Sal, Cape Verde.[22]
  • The Asia-Pacific Beach Cup took place in November 2019 as part of the Chinese Corporative Beach Games in Sanya.[23]
  • The inaugural Teqball Masters was held from 17 to 19 December 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[24]
  • The Challenger Cup series began in September 2019 in Balassagyarmat, Hungary
  • The National Challenger Series[25]
  • The Teqball Grand Prix

World Rankings[edit]

FITEQ has World Rankings for singles, doubles and mixed doubles, based on World Ranking points attained in official FITEQ events. FITEQ publishes regular updates to its World Rankings, which are used determine the seeding of players into tournaments. Last updated on: 12 April 2021.

Place Singles[26] Points
1. Poland Adrian Duszak 16856
2. Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 15010
3. Romania Györgydeák Apor 5418
4. France Julien Arnaud Grondin 4936
5. Hungary Csaba Bányik 4579
6. Serbia Bogdan Marojevic 3580
7. Romania Barna Szécsi 2757
8. Senegal Mame Fam 2560
9. Hungary Árpád Sipos 2556
10. Poland Patryk Kamiski 2376
Place Doubles[27] Points
1. Hungary Csaba Bányik 20615
1. Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 20615
3. United States Francisco Diaz 11964
4. Romania Szabolcs Ilyés 10116
5. Serbia Bogdan Marojevic 9958
3. Serbia Nikola Mitro 9958
7. Uruguay Andres Berriel 8996
8. France Julian Grondin 8319
9. France Hugo Rabeux 7935
10. United States Carolyn Greco 7442
Place Mixed Doubles[28] Points
1. Brazil Marcos Viera da Silva 6855
1. Brazil Natalia Guitler 6855
3. Hungary Zsanett Janicsek 4782
3. Hungary Csaba Bányik 4782
5. Serbia Nikola Mitro 4045
5. Serbia Maja Umicevic 4045
7. Poland Patryk Kaminski 3200
8. Poland Ewa Krol 2560
9. Romania Rita Mitri 2120
9. Romania Zsolt Lázár 2120

International Partners[edit]

References[edit]

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