Woodball in Teso College Aloet
The Uganda Woodball Confederation introduced the game in Soroti district with Teso College as the host school. Competitions were held and TCA emerged the champions.
Read more about recent Teso College woodball matches at the Hub.
The Game of Woodball
Woodball is a new sport (invented in 1990 in Taiwan) that is fast gaining popularity in Uganda and many other places in the world. The game is played with wooden mallets and wooden balls, with the object of hitting the ball through ‘gates‘. The gates are made of two wooden uprights with a crossbar between then. Hanging in the center of the crossbar in such a way that it swings freely is a cup-shaped piece of wood that is struck by the ball as it passes through. The mallets have a bottle-shaped heads and are about 35.5 inches long. The ball is about 3.75 inches in diameter and weighs about 12 oz.
Woodball can be played as singles, doubles, or with teams of 4 to 6 players. It is played on a course of 12, or multiples of 12, fairways, that should total more than 700 meters. Fairways may be rectangular or curved to fit the shape of the land and may have a grassy or clay surface that should be smooth and even.
There are two types of competition, stroke and fairway. In stroke competitions a count is kept of the number of strokes required to hit the ball through all the fairways, and the player or team with the lowest number of strokes wins. In fairway competitions the player or team who has won over the most fairways shall be the winner.
The International Woodball Federation (IWbf) oversees the sport, with national teams from 44 countries. IWbf conducts several international woodball tournaments throughout the year.
Teso College Aloet Woodball Teams 2016
|Senior Team (Under 17)
|Junior Team (Under 14)
|Benard Abwanget (Captain)
|Benard Charles Phelan
|Benard Okiro Emenyu (Captain)
|John Bosco Igelat
|Austine Tom Okurut
|Benard Obaet (Assistant Captain)
|Elijah Emotu S6 Jonathan Wachal
|Joel Olinga (Assistant Captain)
|John Henry Oonyu
|Jolly Clement Oluka
|Andrew Charles Obwakori