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2019 CANCUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

THE POLIFORUM BENITO JUAREZ WILL BE THE HOST VENUE OF THE 2019 WORLD DODGEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CANCUN, MEXICO

For more information or sponsorship opportunities for the World Championships please email The Mexican Dodgeball Federation at media@fmdb.org.mx

The World Dodgeball Federation and the Mexican Dodgeball Federation are excited to announce the 5800-seat Poliforum Benito Juarez as the host venue for the 2019 Dodgeball World Championships, which will take place from November 26th to December 1st in Cancun, Mexico. The Championships will mark the first time top talent from the international stage will come to Mexico. Participants will include defending women’s champions the United States and defending men’s champions Malaysia, along with Argentina, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, and New Zealand, among others.

“We have been working very hard for the last five years to introduce dodgeball to Mexico,” said Armando Valdes Samaniego, president of the Mexican Dodgeball Federation. “We’re beyond excited to show the world what we have achieved so far, but also to inspire athletes across the country to play dodgeball. We believe the World Championships are the perfect opportunity to show the nation that dodgeball is not just a game, but a competitive sport that is both intoxicating to play and exciting to watch.”

The World Dodgeball Federation’s marquee event has been held every year since 2012. The first World Championships were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Hong Kong took the men’s gold, and a combined United States-Canada team won gold for the women. Since then, nations from around the world have convened and competed in Queenstown, New Zealand; Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Las Vegas, United States; Melbourne, Australia; Toronto, Canada; and Los Angeles, United States.

For more information about the World Championships please email The Mexican Dodgeball Federation at media@fmdb.org.mx

La World Dodgeball Federation y la Federación Mexicana de Dodgeball tienen el placer de anunciar al Polifórum Benito Juárez como la sede del Dodgeball World Championships 2019.

El campeonato mundial se jugará del 26 de noviembre al primero de diciembre de este año y marcará la primera vez que los mejores jugadores del mundo lleguen a México. El polifórum, con capacidad para 5,800 espectadores, recibirá a los campeones del mundo Estados Unidos (femenil) y Malasia (varonil), además de delegaciones de Argentina, Australia, Canadá, Gran Bretaña, Hong Kong, Italia y Nueva Zelanda, entre otros.

“Hemos trabajado arduamente por los últimos cinco años para introducir el dodgeball a México,” nos comenta Armando Valdés Samaniego, presidente de la Federación Mexicana de Dodgeball. “Es una gran motivación poder mostrarle al mundo nuestros avances, pero también usar este evento para inspirar a los atletas del país. Creemos que la copa del mundo es la oportunidad perfecta para mostrarle al país que el dodgeball no sólo es un juego, sino un deporte competitivo. Estamos seguros que tanto atletas como espectadores disfrutarán a pleno de este deporte.”

El evento más importante de la Federación Mundial de Dodgeball se ha jugado cada año desde el 2012. El primer campeonato mundial se celebró en Kuala Lumpur, Malasia, en el que Hong Kong conquistó el oro en la rama varonil y un equipo representativo de Estados Unidos y Canadá obtuvo el primer lugar en la rama femenil. Desde entonces, naciones de alrededor del mundo se han reunido para competir en Queenstown, Nueva Zelanda; Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Estados Unidos; Melbourne, Australia; Toronto, Canadá y Los Ángeles, Estados Unidos.

 

The World Dodgeball Federation, commonly known by the acronym WDBF, is the international governing body of association Dodgeball. Founded in Los Angeles in 2012, the WDBF relocated to its current headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2016, and abides by the Canada Corporations Act governing the status of Not-For-Profit corporations. The WDBF is responsible for the organization of dodgeball’s major international tournaments, and to officially represent dodgeball in the International community by acting as the International Federation (IF) for the sport. The Mexican Dodgeball Federation is established under the laws of Mexico as a non-profit civil association with the purpose of introducing the sport of dodgeball to Mexico. The federation holds regular events in Mexico City, Baja California, Veracruz, Puebla, and the State of Mexico. It has also partnered with the International Federation of Physical Education as well as with public and private schools in Mexico City, Puebla, and Baja California to promote the sport among youth and children.