Saturday, November 24, 2012

Today starts the B World Cup in Uruguay

From today and during all week will take place the 15th edition of B World Cup. For the third time, Uruguay hosts this important competition which selects the last 3 countries to play the A World Cup (taking place next year in Angola). Usually is a competition where the uncertainty of countries to compete lasts until the opening ceremony. At this time only 9 countries will dispute the three first places, which ensures the promotion to main World Cup, including:
  1. Austria - 4th place in 2010 edition. Searching hard to be in Angola 2013.
  2. England - relegated from San Juan 2012, it is the home-country of roller hockey, so either goal than promotion is searched.
  3. Egypt - after the revolution in 2011, the news about roller hockey disappear so the fans wait for this World Cup to see how is the sport after so much obstacles.
  4. Israel -  consider as one of the best examples of sustainable growth on our sport, counts with the experience of his Spanish coach which expects to see his team in Angola next year.
  5. Macau - the best of Asia roller hockey is on this team, but the continuous non-support by local Government with better conditions to practice and develop the sport, reduce the targets for the World Cup.
  6. Mexico - the last participation in this competition remounts to 2006, also in Uruguay. Since them a big crisis stop the development of this sport in Mexico. The last news indicates that finally there's light for the future and again almost only roller hockey players will be part of the national team.
  7. Netherlands - also relegated from San Juan World Cup is one of the best teams presented. The sport seems to be gaining a new path for the future with a national championship organized each year and a successful team in German League.
  8. South Africa - the promotion to last A World Cup could mean a better development to roller hockey in such important country, but since them there wasn't big changes.
  9. Uruguay - the host country is increasing the promotion to this sport day by day, and this competition is faced as the right opportunity to be part of the main group of roller hockey.
The opening ceremony will be today at at 7:30 pm (+3 GMT), and the first match will happen next at 9pm between Uruguay and Mexico.

For the first time ever the B World Cup will be totally broadcasted, through the local radio Señales with Spanish comments of our Amigos Carlo Albaneze and Ricardo Infante, so there are no excuses to not see roller hockey next days!!!

To know more about the competition, matches and time, consult all the websites and facebook pages available. Official Website Facebook Group of the Competition Facebook Official page of the Competition Radio Señales website
World Cup webpage on Wikipedia 

Unhappily Pakistan couldn't take part on this World Cup as happened in last Asia Cup. We hope that the condition of our sport can improve for the next years competitions.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Amazing Atmosphere in Portuguese Roller Hockey

One more season is getting close to finish in most European Championships. After Barcelona, Dornbirn, Nofit and Quevert victories in Spanish, Austrian, Israeli and French championships, also 1ª Divisão in Portugal it's almost finding it champion. After another amazing and emotional Clássico between the two biggest Portuguese roller hockey clubs, Porto and Benfica, the final result was 5-5. This result is favorable to the home team, Benfica, that can stop Porto's supremacy in Portuguese hockey in last decade. With one more point than Porto, Benfica will try to win Tigres de Almeirim on last journey, and assure it 21st Portuguese title. But the reason of this article has something about Emotion and Atmosphere in roller hockey, as happen in sports like football and basketball. Which amateur sport can have something like the next video??? This was the last Benfica's goal appointed by one of greatest Portuguese players, Sérgio Silva.


The celebration after was unique, and is an image about how special is this sport for a lot of people!! Although our sort can't have the same visibility, managers with the same perspicacity, and of course the same money  than the majority of other sports, has something special, some kind of mystique and passion. It is just because of this that roller hockey can't stop!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Next Days watch the Best Club's Competition of the World
Official Banner of 2012 European League Final 8
One more season in Europe is getting close to finish. At this moment the national championships are having weekly decisive matches. Until now only the Spanish title was deliver, but a few more are waiting for it owner...

The same happens with the most important Club Championship, European League! Next days, from 24th to 27th May, Lodi (Ialy) will host the fantastic Final Eight of the Best Club Competition in the World! The best 8 Teams of Europe will be fighting for such honor!!
The stage is ready to receive the artists as the follow video shows:

All roller hockey fans will have the opportunity to watch their favorite players during this days Live on TV or WebTV. Some broadcast were already announced, and will be:

24th May 2012 - 20:00
Esport 3 - Live Web
European League Final Eight - Quarter-Finals
Oliveirense (Por)-Barcelona (Spa) 

24th May 2012 - 22:00
Raisport 2 - Live Web
European League Final Eight - Quarter-Finals
Reus Deportivo (Spa)-Amatori Lodi (Ita) 

25th May 2012 - 19:15
RTP Azzorre - Live Web
European League Final Eight - Quarter-Finals
Liceo La Coruña (Spa)-Candelaria (Por) 

25th May 2012 - 21:15
Raisport Web - Live Web
European League Final Eight - Quarter-Finals
Benfica (Por)-Recalac Valdagno (Ita)
Once again there's any sport channel supporting such Magic Championship, but all of us are sure that one day an Eurosport or ESPN could promote our sport...

Don't waste this opportunity to watch the best sport of the world Live!!!

All info at: (Portuguese) (Italian)

Showing that Lodi wants to organize the Best European League Final 8 ever, they prepared an Amazing Brochure, presenting the city, the teams and the competition

Sunday, April 22, 2012

2012 B World Cup change Data and Place

Logo of the Championship
As reported on 15th FIRS B World Cup held by Uruguay post (3rd October 2011) Uruguay will host the B World Cup this year.
Although the host city was supposed to be Montevideo, due to some reparations in the stadium, the host city was moved to Canelones,  being Gimnasio Municipal Sergio Matto the place to play the Championship (wood floor). Also the initial date, 20th to 27th October was changed, and the Championship will be held from 24th November to 1st December (According to Uruguayan source info).
Our sport is played at this city by one of the most important roller hockey clubs of Uruguay Pinamar Hockey.

Until now there are just a few informations about the organization of this important championship, where everybody wants to see again a lot of usual countries playing it and if possible new countries not used on it.
To note that is expected the presence of a "False Mexican team" supported by the "official" Mexican Federation, FEMEPAR.This false team will be composed by in-line hockey players, as happened in 2012 Women's World Cup in Alcobendas, with the support of FIRS. This is part of the strategy of this federation to not loose the place at FIRS to represent our sport, but all roller hockey fans know their real goal, kill our sport in Mexico. Although we hope one day there will be justice and the "Unofficial Federation", AHPM will have the opportunity to represent our sport national and internationally.

Gimnasio Municipal Sergio Matto

 info on: CIRH Circular 3
Pinamar Hockey
Gimnasio Sergio Matos

Friday, January 27, 2012

Roller Hockey Nationals reported by Pakistan TV

Amazing no?? How an almost unknown country in Roller Hockey like Pakistan can achieve the goal of a presence in TV news, something that is almost impossible in the rest of world countries!!
But is true, the Pakistani TV Channel City42 gave the deserved importance to the 2011 National Championship reporting the Roller Hockey Championship. All people of Pakistan that play and like this sport are proud of this fact, and would like to see this kind of initiatives during the year which are very important to promote our sport in all Pakistan country.We must not forget that Pakistan will be present in Asia Cup this year, so the skates should not stop until there...

Next you can watch the video report (not in English)

An important thing to say for somebody that watch the video is the problem that sometimes exist in poorest countries. In an official roller hockey tournament the inline skates are not allowed but with all the problems to arrange the normal quad skates, it's diffiult to say no to the players.
This is something that CIRH and FIRS should be worried to change, because is one of the main differences between the two sports.

If you are curious about Artistic National Championship watch also this video, where it is possible also to watch the main responsible for all Roller Sports in Pakistan, our dear Mr. Khalid Saeed.

Also Pakistan has something to teach to Roller Hockey World!!! Community

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Roller Hockey Nationals reported in Newspaper

Pakistan showing to the World that with some efforts is possible to bring the Media to our Sport.
Two images concerning the 25th Roller Hockey Championship, that took place in Allama Iqbal Park, Lahore.
The first one with the match between Punjab Yellow and Punjab Blue. The sencond an image about the attendance during this competition.

Source of Photo: Khalid Saeed Facebook

Monday, January 2, 2012

Punjab Yellow Pakistan Champion

Punjab Yellow--2011 Pakistan Champion
As reported previously from 26 to 29th December was disputed in Pakistan the Roller Hockey National Championship with 4 teams:
01. Punjab Blue. 02. Punjab Yellow, CDGK Cheetas (Sindh) 04. Karachi King (Sindh).

The final Results were:
1st Punjab Yellow, (Punjab Yellow 07 - Punjab Blue 01)
2nd Punjab Blue,
3rd Karachi King.    (Karachi King 06 - CDGK Cheetas 05)
4th CDGK Cheetas.

Final of the Championship
Punjab Blue and Punjab Yellow, teams of the final
Punjab Blue-2011 Vice Champion of Pakistan
We hope that this championship could be the begging of a better future to Pakistan Roller Hockey, a Better plan management, and school bases program is required for this success.

Info on: Wikipedia