The 2018 World Championships, Los Angeles California
We are less than a month away from the biggest event on the WDBF calendar! From October 8th to the 14th, the dodgeball world will gather in Los Angeles, California for the 7th annual edition of the World Championships.
Held at LA Hangar Studios, in the heart of Los Angeles, the event will welcome teams from around the world, including representation from South America for the first time ever. Participants will include defending men’s and women’s champions, Malaysia, along with Hong Kong, Australia, China, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Italy.
In addition to those Federations participating on the court, countries will be sending their delegates to attend the annual WDBF Summit where national leaders will discuss the ongoing development and promotion of dodgeball for the years ahead.
Each year, the WDBF holds its championship event, bringing together players of the highest caliber from across the world. The purpose of the event is to showcase the sport, while building relationships among the federation members. The first World Championships were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hong Kong took the men’s gold, while a combined United States-Canada team won gold for the women.
Since then, Canada has been the most successful men’s team, winning 3 gold, while the United States has taken 3 gold for the women. The World Championships makes it’s return to the United States, home of USA Dodgeball and one of the deepest international programs in the WDBF. Past hosts of the event have included:
2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2013 Queenston, New Zealand
2014 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2015 Las Vegas, United States
2016 Melbourne, Australia
2017 Toronto, Canada
Since its inception, the main objective of the Federation has been to improve the game of Dodgeball, constantly promoting the sport globally with the principles of unifying, educational, cultural, and humanitarian values. Join us in celebrating this community as the WDBF goes Hollywood!