International Teqball Federation
Fédération Internationale de Teqball
FITEQ Logo.png
AbbreviationFITEQ
TypeSports federation
Location
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
124 member federations
President
Gábor Borsányi
Chairman
Viktor Huszár
Vice president
György Gattyán
General Secretary
Marius Vizer Jr
WebsiteFITEQ.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 124 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

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].The management team is led by Sport Director Matthew Curtain.[4]

Member federations

List of Member Federations

There are currently 130 national teqball member federations, across five continents.

Africa (39) Asia (31) Europe (30) Oceania (8) Pan America (22)

Competitions

Teqball World Championships

The annual Teqball World Championships (formerly Teqball World Cup) is the flagship teqball competition.[5]

2017 Teqball World Cup

The first edition of the event took place in Budapest, Hungary in 2017.[6]

2018 Teqball World Cup

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

2019 Teqball World Championships

The 2019 event was held in Budapest with 58 nations[7] with a total of 160 athletes. Ádám Blázsovics won gold in both the singles and doubles competitions.[8] 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.[9]

2020 Teqball World Championships

The 2020 World Championships were postponed due to the impact of COVID-19. The next edition of the event will be held in 2021.[10]

2021 Teqball World Championships

The 2021 competition was held in Gliwice, Poland with 105 athletes from 32 nations.[11]

Men Singles

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth Place
2017 Hungary Budapest Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 12–8, 12–9 Hungary Máté Szolga Romania Zsolt Lázár 12–9, 12–5 Greece Konstatinos Becas [12]
2018 France Reims Romania Barna Szécsi 20–11, 20–15 Hungary Árpád Sipos Poland Adrian Duszak 20–12, 20–10 Montenegro Bogdan Marojevic [13]
2019 Hungary Budapest Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 20–10, 20–9 Poland Adrian Duszak Romania Apor Györgydeák 19–20, 20–5, 20–16 Montenegro Bogdan Marojevic [14]
2021 Poland Gliwice Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 12-6, 10-12, 12-6 France Julien Grondin Poland Adrian Duszak 9-12, 12-10, 12-10 Romania Apor Györgydeák [15]

Women Singles

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth place
2021 Poland Gliwice Hungary Anna Izsák 12-8, 12-7 PolandPaulina Lezak United States Carolyn Greco 12-5, 12-2 Brazil Natalia Guitler [16]

Men's doubles

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth place
2017 Hungary Budapest Romania Zsolt Lázár
Romania Barna Szécsi
12–10, 9–12, 12–9 Hungary Balázs Imreh
Hungary Róbert Szepessy
Serbia Milan Lukic
Serbia Sasa Mirosavljevic
12–9, 12–5 France Romain Gesmier
France Jonathan Siad
[17]
2018 France 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
[18]
2019 Hungary 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
[19]
2021 Poland Gliwice Serbia Bogdan Marojevic
Serbia Nikola Mitro
12-7, 9-12, 12-3 Romania Apor Györgydeák
Romania Szabolcs Ilyés
Hungary Csaba Bányik
Hungary Ádám Blázsovics
12-9, 12-10 Brazil Rodrigo Bento Medeiros
Brazil Matheus Ferraz
[20]

Women's doubles

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth place
2021 Poland Gliwice Brazil Natalia Guitler
Brazil Rafaella Fontes
12-3, 6-12, 12-9 United States Carolyn Greco
United States Margaret Osmundson
Romania Kinga Barabási
Romania Katalin Dakó
12-10, 11-12, 12-7 Hungary Anna Izsák
Hungary Lea Vasas
[21]

Mixed doubles

Year Place Final Bronze match Source
Winner Result Second place Third place Result Fourth place
2019 Hungary 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
[22]
2021 Poland Gliwice Hungary Zsanett Janicsek
Hungary Csaba Bányik
12-10, 12-9 Brazil Vania Moraes Da Cruz
Brazil Leonardo Lindoso De Almeida
Romania Tünde Miklós
Romania Apor Györgydeák
12-10, 11-12, 12-7 United States Margaret Osmundson
United States Luka Pilic
[23]

Other major teqball events

World Rankings

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 May 2022

Place Men's Singles[31] Points
1. Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 41977
2. Romania Apor Györgydeák 38693
3. France Julien Grondin 26696
4. Hungary Csaba Bányik 15798
5. Poland Adrian Duszak 15660
6. Serbia Bogdan Marojević 10380
7. France Hugo Rabeux 10358
8. Hungary Balázs Katz 10192
9. Romania Szabolcs Ilyés 9532
10. Tunisia Yassine Sahli 8608
Place Men's Doubles[32] Points
1. Serbia Nikola Mitro 67498
2. Serbia Bogdan Marojević 66058
3. Hungary Csaba Bányik 49198
4. Hungary Ádám Blázsovics 48672
5. Romania Szabolcs Ilyés 43112
6. Romania Apor Györgydeák 43046
7. United States Dennis Correia 39746
8. United States Luka Pilic 39193
9. France Hugo Rabeux 35574
10. France Julien Grondin 35574
Place Mixed Doubles[33] Points
1. Hungary Zsanett Janicsek 55516
1. Hungary Csaba Bányik 55516
3. Brazil Vania Moraes Da Cruz 33496
3. Brazil Leonardo Lindoso De Almeida 33496
5. Serbia Maja Umičević 21122
5. Serbia Nikola Mitro 21122
7. Romania Apor Györgydeák 18102
8. Romania Tünde Miklós 16950
9. France Amelie Julian 12946
10. France Hugo Rabeux 12552
Place Women's Singles[34] Points
1. Hungary Anna Izsák 19380
2. Poland Paulina Lezak 11644
3. United States Carolyn Greco 8044
4. Brazil Natalia Guitler 5988
5. France Amelie Julian 4310
6. Lebanon Maria Chedid 4084
7. Norway Pernille Ingvaldsen Smith 3732
8. Ekaterina Poteshkina 3624
9. Ukraine Kateryna Fesenko 1800
10. Hungary Zsanett Janicsek 1670
Place Women's Doubles[35] Points
1. United States Carolyn Greco 36363
2. United States Margaret Osmundson 35846
3. Brazil Rafaella Fontes 26452
4. Brazil Natalia Guitler 26452
5. Hungary Lea Vasas 22318
6. Hungary Zsanett Janicsek 21646
7. Romania Kinga Barabási 10822
8. Romania Katalin Dakó 9286
9. Hungary Anna Izsák 9108
10. Portugal Stephanie Brito 6350

International Partners

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