In India last week, fistball created a big stir and numerous reports in news broadcasts, local newspapers and reports. With 30 men’s and 20 women’s teams from over 20 clubs from all over India, the IFA World Tour tournament took place in Chennai from 29 to 31 May.

In the men’s competition, two favourites emerged after the preliminary round. (GHC&SA) and Chengalpet Spartan, both unbeaten teams, faced each other in a thrilling final. With a score of 13:11, (GHC&SA) managed to take the lead. Chengalpet Spartan countered with a 15:14. The 3rd and thus the deciding set also went into overtime. In the end, (GHC&SA) won 15-14 and took the victory.

A 3-set match was also played in the women’s category. After a clear preliminary round, the teams (GHC&SA) and Chrome Tigers Club met. After a 12:10, (GHC&SA) took the lead, just like in the men’s competition. In the second set, the ladies from Chrome Tigers Club then found their way into the game. With 11:4 and 11:8, they were able to catch up and win the final after trailing 1:0.