33 international locations to compete within the first ever ‘Spikeball Roundnet World Championship’ in Belgium

33 international locations to compete within the first ever ‘Spikeball Roundnet World Championship’ in Belgium

33 international locations to compete within the first ever ‘Spikeball Roundnet World Championship’ in Belgium

Nelson Dziruni and Megan Leybourne (Austrian Nationwide Squad). Photographs by Esaja Ekman @two_swedes

From informal out of doors sport to the primary World Championship

From informal out of doors sport to the primary World Championship.

  • Spikeball Inc has teamed up with the Worldwide Roundnet Federation and Roundnet Belgium to host the primary ever ‘Spikeball Roundnet World Championship’
  • The Championship will happen in Belgium on September 8-11, 2022
  • 33 international locations will take part, together with Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, USA and lots of European nations

On September eighth, 33 international locations’ nationwide squads will arrive at Park Molenheide, Belgium, for the primary ever Spikeball Roundnet World Championship. In complete there will likely be over 200 groups competing, cheered on by spectators and followers from everywhere in the world. Every nationwide squad is made up of 5 males’s groups, three ladies’s group and one mixed-gender group. One group is comprised of two gamers. The primary ever world championship marks a big second in historical past for the game of roundnet. Spikeball Inc. is the official gear supplier and title sponsor of the occasion.

What’s roundnet? The place did it come from?

Roundnet is performed two versus two and is similar to seashore volleyball: every group has as much as three touches to return the ball again on the web. There are not any sides or boundaries, and the sport is performed 360 levels across the internet. Watch this video to see it in motion.

A typical false impression is that ‘Spikeball’ is the identify of the game. The game is in actual fact known as ‘roundnet’ – Spikeball is the main gear supplier for the game and for the Spikeball Roundnet World Championship 2022.

The game has been rising steadily for the previous 15 years. In 2008, Spikeball Inc started creating prime quality roundnet gear and investing into the game. As time went on, each Spikeball Inc and roundnet fans started organising native tournaments on seashores and in parks. Quick ahead a decade and there are tons of of tournaments being hosted throughout the globe on a weekly foundation, and a primary ever world championship. Spikeball Inc runs the celebrated annual ‘Spikeball Tour Sequence’, which hosts occasions throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.

In 2020 the Worldwide Roundnet Federation was created to place the game on the trail to Olympic inclusion. This international governing physique is a non-profit group presently made up of 35 nationwide roundnet federations. The inaugural world championship is a key milestone for the IRF and a a lot anticipated event for all the roundnet neighborhood.


Thursday September eighth: Coed (mixed-gender) Championship

  • Every nation selects one coed group to compete
  • It is a key occasion inside roundnet that units it aside from many different sports activities

Friday September ninth: Particular person Championship

  • Groups from every nation play in opposition to one another to crown the highest particular person mens and womens groups on the planet

Saturday tenth and Sunday eleventh of September: Squad Championship

  • Nationwide groups acquire factors and progress by the match as one squad

There isn’t a doubt the ambiance on all 4 days will likely be electrical. As well as, Spikeball Inc will likely be live-streaming lots of the knock-out stage matches throughout their Youtube and Twitch channels, so followers can observe alongside from residence. Take a look at their newest stream from the Columbus Main for a style.

“I’m so extremely excited to be part of the primary ever Spikeball Roundnet World Championship. Once I began the enterprise again in 2008 by no means in my wildest desires did I believe there can be a world championship, not to mention one with 30+ international locations competing! That is such a testomony to all the work the gamers and organizers have been doing everywhere in the world for years. I am feeling grateful that Spikeball has helped play a component.”

-Chris Ruder, CEO of Spikeball Inc

“I can not wait to see all of the international locations collectively in a single place. There are folks I have been working carefully with for years that I will be assembly for the primary time on the occasion. The preliminary World Championship was deliberate for 2020, however Covid put a cease to that. Since then, the Worldwide Roundnet Federation and the member Nationwide Federations have grown tremendously. It will likely be superb to see all of it lastly come collectively.”

-Jack Scotti, VP, Technique & Sport Improvement at Spikeball Inc


Helpful Hyperlinks & Assets: Spikeball Roundnet World Championship official web site

Worldwide Roundnet Federation official web site

Spikeball Tour Sequence: the house of Spikeball roundnet tournaments

Lefty on Two: participant write-ups, rankings and match previews

Spikeball Inc official web site

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