Guinea-Bissau is set to have Africa’s first National Challenger Series this end of the week (24-25 October), displaying the developing force of FITEQ’s new function arrangement as the league keeps on supporting the arrival of serious teqball activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Poland, one of the quickest developing teqball nations, will likewise hold the first round of its National Challenger Series, with a charming line-up of players expected to convey a high-caliber and engaging function.
In Warsaw, everyone’s eyes will be on World Number One singles player Adrian Duszak, as he hopes to solidify his place as the man to beat at the following year’s World Championships. Duszak will be joined by Bartlomiej Jan Franczuk in the copies, where they have the test of defeating number one seeds Jan Ochedalski and Franciszek Bruno Tusinski. In a more modest blended duplicates field, Bartosz Januszewski and Klaudia Mindak are the top choices to bring home the gold.
Teqball has been on the ascent in Guinea-Bissau over the previous year, with the National Federation one of the most dynamic in the mainland. Facilitating a National Challenger Series is a huge achievement in a year that has seen the public league work enthusiastically to build up the game and keep individuals dynamic during the pandemic. The opposition will highlight 16 singles players and 8 copies groups, with capability focuses for the Teqball World Championships in 2021 all to play for. The two functions will likewise go about as a route for competitors to bring in World Ranking focuses and prize cash during the continuous testing times.
Locally, Teqball has been introduced at a few DSTV Premier League teams through the push of former Bafana Bafana player Brian Baloyi. Baloyi is believed to be setting up a team to advance Teqball locally and introduce one of the fastest growing sports to South Africa.