Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

2014.03 5th European Championships

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We take great pleasure in inviting you to take part in the 5th European Festival of Taiji Bailong Ball, which will take place in Venlo, the Netherlands on the weekend of March 15th and 16th, 2014.

An important part of the Festival will be the European Championship in TBB Multiplay disciplines. The Championship is part of the Fighting Venlo Event – www.fightingvenlo.eu. Everyone who plays TBB can take part in this event. In addition to the competitions, there will also be opportunities to participate in short workshops or to simply play TBB together. First and foremost, the Festival is to be seen as an opportunity to meet new friends from all over Europe, to refresh old acquaintances, to swap ideas or to improve and extend your repertoire of techniques – in short: to share the fun of playing this wonderful sport together. And of course, championship titles and awards will be presented to the winners of the various competitions. If you have any questions or suggestions, you’re welcome to contact us at any time. We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to Venlo.


The competitions will be held in three disciplines:

  1. Multiplay Co-operative
  2. Muliplay Match play – Single
  3. Muliplay Match play – Double

each divided into three age groups.

  • Age group I: up to 16 years
  • Age group II: 17 to 55 years
  • Age group III: 56 years and above

The final distribution of the age groups per discipline will depend on the number of registered players. The official rules can be downloaded under www.taijiball.com, but we will send out the official rules to anyone if requested. We will begin the championship with a workshop, in which all rules and necessary techniques will be demonstrated to ensure that all participants are on the same level of knowledge.

You can find the Judging-Standards and the Hand-Sign-Manual as a download on: Referee-Manual!


We will offer several workshops for TBBA-Members only (from 10am till 3pm on Saturday) and some trial lessons for everyone (from 3pm till 7pm on Saturday) in addition to the general workshops regarding tournament disciplines (9am on 15th March 2014). In these we will address different topics based around the TBB-Sport.


for participation in the championship and / or workshops: EUR 35,00. Closing date for registration: 20th February 2014

For application please click here!


Transport & Accommodation

Venlo is very well connected by three international airports in close proximity (Eindhoven, Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf Weeze) and is also possible to land even in Amsterdam or Maastricht and reach Venlo in short less than two hours by train.

Castle de Berckt has a large property with 68 bedrooms with 2 – to 4 beds, private shower and toilet, Price: 35 euros per night p.p. including breakfast. A shuttle bus service connects the castle to the sports-hall.Reservation via info@fightingvenlo.eu or http://www.fightingvenlo.eu/accommodatie-en.html