South East Asian beach champs ready for action

14 Nov. 2022

South East Asian beach champs ready for action

Nine teams from five nations across South East Asia playing a total of 26 games will be competing this week in Bangkok, Thailand at the 2022 South East Asia Handball Federation (SEAHAF) Men’s and Women’s Beach Handball Championships.

All games will be played at the Bangkok Campus of the Thailand National Sports University from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 November.

In the women’s competition, a total of 12 games will be played with Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam competing in a round-robin tournament. Every team are set to play each other twice and the team with the most points at the end will be crowned winners.

The men’s competition, also featuring 14 games, sees the host nation enter two teams, along with competing nations including Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia. The five teams will play in an initial round-robin group, with the top four teams then playing in semifinals and ultimately in the medal matches.

Last June, Thailand’s women finished 10th and Vietnam’s women’s ranked 13th at the 2022 IHF Women’s Beach Handball World Championships. 

The two teams also finished in the top two positions of the Asian Women’s Beach Handball Championships in Bangkok with Vietnam taking the honours.

In March, Philippines men finished fifth in the Asian Men’s Beach Handball Championship. 

Running in parallel with the championships will be an Asian Handball Federation (AHF) beach handball referee course.

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Tuesday 15 November

Men’s Competition

15:10 Indonesia vs Thailand B

16:30 Singapore vs Philippines

17:50 Thailand A vs Philippines

Women’s Competition

14:30 Thailand vs Singapore

15:50 Vietnam vs Indonesia

17:10 Thailand vs Indonesia

Wednesday 16 November

Men’s Competition

15:10 Indonesia vs Singapore

16:30 Thailand A vs Indonesia

17:50 Singapore vs Thailand B

Women’s Competition

14:30 Singapore vs Vietnam

15:50 Singapore vs Indonesia

17:10 Thailand vs Vietnam

Thursday 17 November

Men’s Competition

14:30 Thailand A vs Thailand B

15:50 Philippines vs Indonesia

17:10 Singapore vs Thailand A

17:50 Philippines vs Thailand B

Women’s Competition

15:10 Indonesia vs Thailand

16:30 Vietnam vs Singapore

Friday 18 November

Men’s Competition

15:40 Semi-Final 1 (1st vs 4th)

17:00 Semi-Final 2 (2nd vs 3rd)

Women’s Competition

15:00 Singapore vs Thailand

16:20 Indonesia vs Vietnam

Saturday 19 November

Men’s Competition

15:40 3/4 Placement Match

17:00 Final

Women’s Competition

15:00 Indonesia vs Singapore

16:20 Vietnam vs Thailand