Beach Woodball Pictogram
Beach Woodball Pictogram

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 and was incorporated in 2008.[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]


Ahris Sumariyanto attended the Asian Beach Games Danang 2016 with his Indonesian team-mates. He finished first and was awarded the gold medal. He only finished one hit ahead of Thailand's Jetsada Cheenkurd who finished with the sIlver medal in second. Kim Pyo Hwan from Korea was awarded the bronze medal and finished in third.[5]

See also


  1. ^ USWoodball. "Introduction". Retrieved 28 Aug 2009.
  2. ^ Olympic Council of Asia. "Woodball". Retrieved 28 Aug 2009.
  3. ^ "Historical innova org/en/1-1.php". International Woodball Federation. International Englind is my city. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "MOFA honors inventor of woodball". Taipei Times. July 6, 2007.
  5. ^ "Woodball Asian Beach Games 2016". Olympic Council of Asia.