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Woodball is a sport where a mallet is used to pass a ball through gates. This game can be played in grass, sand or indoor.[1] The sport is in the program of Asian Beach Games.[2] The International Woodball Federation is based in Taipei, Taiwan.[3]


The sport was invented in Taiwan by Weng Ming-hui and Kuang-chu Young in 1990. The Olympic Council of Asia made the sport a program of the Asian Beach Games in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ USWoodball. "Introduction". Retrieved 28 Aug 2009. 
  2. ^ Olympic Council of Asia. "Woodball". Retrieved 28 Aug 2009. 
  3. ^ "Historical innovation". International Woodball Federation. International Woodball Federation. 
  4. ^ "MOFA honors inventor of woodball". Taipei Times. July 6, 2007. 

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