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|Highest governing body||International Roll Ball Federation|
|First played||2005, Pune, India|
|Equipment||Roller skates, pads,helmet.|
|Venue||Hard surface court|
|Country or region||Worldwide|
|World Championships||Roll Ball World Cup|
Roll Ball is a game played between two teams, and is a unique combination of roller skates, basketball, handball and throwball. It is played on "roller shoes". Each team consists of 12 players, six on the field and six in reserve. The main objective of the game is to score maximum goals within a stipulated time. The main feature of Roll Ball is that the ball is held in single or both the hands, even when passing on to the other players, and is repeatedly bounced on the ground.
The game was invented by Raju Dabhade of Pune City, India, while he was the sports teacher at MES Bal Shikshan Mandir, English Medium School. He is also the Secretary of the International Roll Ball Federation.
Rules and equipment
The roll-ball can be used by more than one players in the game. It is not an individual equipment.
|Ball used||Weight||Circumference||Age group|
|Mini roll ball||340 gram to 400 gram||54 cm to 56 cm||Sub-junior girls, Junior girls, Senior girls|
|Normal roll ball||425 gram to 475 gram||58 cm to 60 cm||Junior boys, Senior boys.|
The court size can vary from 28 to 40 metres (92 to 131 ft) in length and 15 to 20 metres (49 to 66 ft) in width. The court includes a center line dividing offensive and defensive areas. The penalty line is drawn 4.5 m or 3.5 m away from the goal. Free Throw line or Goalkeeper's line or D arena is 3.5 m to 2.5 m away from the goal. The playing court is marked by 5 cm boundary line. All other line are marked by red or white color. The court is any hard surface. A 3-meter line is drawn as a safety margin outside the boundary line. The goal is 2.25 meters wide by 2.00 meters height.
Roll Ball World Cup
2011 World Cup
The 1st Roll Ball World Cup was inaugurated by the auspicious hands of the Mayor of Pune Mr. Mohansingh Rajpal in the presence of Mr. V. K. Sood, President International Roll Ball Federation, Adv. Abhay Chhajed, President Roll Ball Federation of India, Mr. Vasant Rathi, President 1st WRBC Organizing committee, Mr. Narendra Sopal Director of Sports Maharashtra State, Dr. Amit Malik Director of Sports Kerala, Mr. T.B. Dasan President Kerala Sports council, Mr. Siddharth Mayur , Mr. Vipul Patel, Mr. Satish Gharpure. The Opening Ceremony started with lighting of the lamp which represents the Indian Culture. A stupendous dance performance by classic; dancer Parimal Phadke and his group set the tone of the Opening Ceremony. Followed by it was a fusion by Mr. Milind Date accompanied by Mr. Devdatta Phadke which mesmerized the audience. Two more performances by the Sphinx Adonis group and a group dance on the dances of India were enjoyed a lot by the audience. The Opening Ceremony ended with a demonstration match of Roll Ball. The actual competition began on 17th April 2011 in the presence of Mr. SS Roy, Director Sports Authority of India, Mr. Narendra Sopal Director of Sports Maharashtra State, Dr. Amit Malik Director of Sports kerala, Ms. Penninah Kabenge, Secretary General Uganda Olympic Council, Mr. MS Tyagi Projector Officer SAI, Mr. Sanjay Sabnis Astt. Director of Sports Maharashtra State. The Pune Municipal Corportion, Jain Irrigation System Ltd, Jalgaon, M/s Krishidhan Seeds Ltd Pune, Mr. V.K Sood Engineers & Contractors, Haryana, Shivnaresh sports Delhi, Airtel, Kumar Builders, Bramha Builders, Nyati Developers, Rohan Builders, Runwal Builders, Lijat Papad, DD Sports New Delhi, Mr. Abhay Sanghvi, Nagpur, Let’s Play, Perfect Relations, Hotel VITS, Shiva Ads, Radio City, Aditya Birla Hospital , Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports complex, sudarshan Group of Industries, Malpani Group, Suviron Products Pvt ltd, Newspapers & Electronics media & all our beloved sponsors helped us in making this event successful. The Prize distributions were done by the Mrs. Lila Poonawala, Ms. Peninnah Kabenge, Ms. Sangita Tiwari, Mr. R K Singh, Mr. Dhanraj Pillai, Mr. Manoharkant, Mr. Pralhad Sawant, Mr. MS Tyagi, Mr. Sushil Karva, Mr. Abhay Jain, Mr. Abhay Sanghvi, Mr. VK Sood, Adv. Abhay Chhajed, Mr. Vasant Rathi & Mr. Arun Dhimdhime.
2013 World Cup
The 2nd Roll Ball World Cup was held from 3rd to 6th October 2013 at MOI International Sports Centre, Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya. The event was organized by Kenya Roll Ball Federation, Africa Roll Ball Federation and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Kenya under the aegis of International Roll Ball Federation. This event was organized in the Men’s and Women’s category. The championship was declared open by Mr. Gordon Olouch Commissioner of Sports, Kenya Government in the presence of Mr. Stephen Karinga, Mr. V.K. Sood President IRBF. In a hard-fought encounter, Denmark defeated Kenya to win the Third Place. The hosts were leading 3 – 2 till the last 15 minutes of the game. But Denmark proved their experience and won the match 4 – 3. The final match saw lots of ups and downs. It wasn’t easy for India to beat the first-time participants Iran. Till the half time Iran was leading 4 – 3. But after the half time India put their heads together and won the match comfortably by 9 – 6. The World Cup surely showed that Roll Ball was growing all over the world. The quality of the game developed in all aspects like skills, physical and mental fitness, coaching and team work. This world cup really proved that Roll Ball will be the game of the future. The Prize Distribution was done by Mr. Gordon Olouch Commission of Sports Kenya in the presence of Mr. V.K.Sood President IRBF, Mr. Dawda, Dr. Prakash Heda, Mr. Stephen Karinga Deputy Commissioner of Sports and many other dignitaries. The International Roll Ball Federation is thankful to Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Hotel Pearl Palace Kenya, Mathasports India, Ramgriha Gurudwara Kenya and all the sponsors for sponsoring the event and making the World Cup a grand success.
2015 World Cup
We all, the members of IRBF, RBFI, Organizing Committee and the Reception Committee are filled with great sense of satisfaction and gratitude to submit the 3rd Roll Ball World Cup Report. The preparations for this world cup truly began almost 12 months back and struck the first success note when the Logo for this championship was launched on 11th October 2015 by the auspicious hands of Hon. Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of India, Shri Sarbananad ji Sonowal at a grand ceremony held at the banquet hall of Hotel Marriot, S. B. Road, Pune. The 3rd Roll Ball World Cup was inaugurated by the auspicious hands of the Mayor of Pune Mr. Dattatray Dhankawde in the presence of Mr. P. D. Patil, Vice Chancellor-DY Patil University; Mr. Sunil ji Deshpande- Social Worker, Ms. Penninah Kebange, President-International Roll Ball Federation; Mr. Satish Sarhaddi, Director-Sports Authority Of India; Adv. Abhay Chhajed, President-Roll Ball Federation of India, Mr. Vasantrao Rathi Chairman-3rd RBWC Organizing committee; Mr. Manik Thosare, Asst. Director-Sports Maharashtra State; Mr. N. B. Mote, Asst. Director-Sports Maharashtra State; Ms. Kavita Navande Asst. Director MH; Mr. Vineetji Kuber, Director-IRBF & Mr Satish Gharpure, Member-3rd RBWC Organizing committee. The Opening Ceremony started with the lighting of the lamp which represents the Indian Culture of progressing from darkness to light. This was followed by the March past by all the participants from different countries. A dance performance Ganesh Vandana by classical dancers of Sanskriti Kala Manch and also by the students of Bal Shikshan Mandir School, Mahesh Vidyalaya, Ryan International School, followed by a demonstration of Yoga for the new generation organized by Mrs. Sunanda Rathi. The dance performances were followed by singing performance of the students of Blind School Pune and were enjoyed a lot by the audience. The cherry on the cake was the pulsating performance of Dhol and Tasha by the Shivgarjana group. The guests were enthralled to hear the 100-year-old Dhol-Tasha beats that set their legs tapping to the rhythm. The Opening Ceremony ended with the first league match of the Women’s category. A very important aspect which the IRBF has begun; was to begin the Championship matches with the Women’s match in respect to the Women Power. This was a gesture by the IRBF to give importance to Women empowerment. Out of the 32 confirmed countries 26 countries participated in this championship viz, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zambia & host India. 6 countries viz. Guinea, Tanzania, Rwanda, Turkey, Pakistan and Sierra Leone could not participate due to some technical problems. The League matches continued on 16th, 17th & 18th December. The women’s semifinal and men’s quarterfinal matches were played on Saturday 19th December. In the first Women’s semi - final India defeated Iran 2-1 while Kenya beat Uganda 2-1 to enter the finals. In the final match Kenya beat India 2-1 to clinch the title. The Prize distribution of the Women’s event was done by in the presence of Mr. Swarn Singh Chhabda-Secretary Sports Authority of India; Mrs. Penninah Kabenge, President-International Roll Ball Federation; Mr. Vasant Rathi, Mr. Manohar Kant, and Mr. Vineet Kuber. The men’s semifinal matches were played on Sunday 20th December. In the first semi - final India beat Kenya 9-4 while Iran beat Latvia 11-6 in the second semi - final to enter the finals. In the final match India beat Iran 6-4 to clinch the title. The Prize distribution of the Men’s event was done by Shri Anil Shirole MP Pune City in the presence of Mrs. Penninah Kabenge, President-International Roll Ball Federation, Mr. Vasant Rathi, Mr. Ramkumar Rathi, Mr. Vineet Kuber and Mr. Satish Gharpure. Another important gesture by the IRBF was the Social Aspect brought to the Championship by giving an opportunity for the Blind Children to perform during the Opening Ceremony. A “Wheel Chair Roll Ball” Demonstration match by the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre of the Indian Army at Pune; also added a flavor of social awareness and Salute to our Army personnel to the 3rdRBWC. This championship wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Suviron, Saket Communications, Genius Systems, Rathi Group of Industries, Amar Builders, Air India, Hasmukh Travels, Bharat Petroleum, ONGC, Reliance, Indian Oil, Sanjay Ghodawat Group, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Shell, Ministry of Tourism Govt. of India, JNPT, Akashwani, DD Sports and Pune Municipal Corporation We are very thankful to our sponsors who have played a vital role in making this championship successful. Special thanks to Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affair & Sports, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs Govt of India, Sports Ministry Govt. of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Olympic Association, Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex for their valuable co-operations. We are also thankful to BBC Network, “Star Plus” -Star Plus Production House, BBC Media Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Amitabh Bacchan, Mr. Irfan Pathan for showcasing Roll Ball on television and spreading the game around the globe. Results: Women: 1st Place- Kenya 2nd Place- India 3rd Place- Iran Men: 1st Place - India 2nd Place- Iran 3rd Place- Kenya
2017 World Cup
The 4th Roll Ball World Cup was held at Dhaka Bangladesh from 17th to 23rd February 2017. Both the Indian Men and Women’s teams participated in this World Cup. The preparations for this world cup truly began almost 3 months back with the selection process of the Indian Team. Senior players who participated in the Roll Ball National Championship were invited for the selection trials. In all 68 boys and 28 girls participated in the selection process. The selection process included anthropometrical measurements and 8 different physical fitness and skill tests. Out the participants, 20 players each were selected for the training camp for 10 days which was organized at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi Pune. The final Indian teams were selected from this camp.
The 4th Roll Ball World Cup was inaugurated by the auspicious hands of Mr. AHM Mustafa Kamal – Minister of Planning Govt. of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh in the presence of Dr. Shri Biren Sikder - State Minister MYAS Govt. of Bangladesh, Mr. Arif Khan Joy - Dy. Minister MYAS Govt. of Bangladesh, Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel - Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee, MYAS, Mohd. Abul Kalam Azad - Principal Coordinator PMO and President Bangladesh Roller Skating Federation, Mr. Khan Akhtar Uddin Ahmed – Secretary MYAS Govt. of Bangladesh, Mr. Manohar Kant Director IRBF and Mr. Mr. Vineet Kuber IRBF, Mr. Manoj Yadav Coordinator 4th RBWC2017 Mr. Ahmed Asiful Hasan President Bangladesh Roll Ball Federation, Mr. Ashraful Alam Masum General Secretary Bangladesh Roll Ball Federation.
Around 590 players, 100 Official, 200 Scout Cadets from a total of 39 countries spread across Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and South America took part in the 4th Roll Ball World Cup 2017. The Roll Ball World Cup matches were played at three different venues - Shaikh Russel Roll Ball Stadium, Hand Ball Stadium & Mirpur Indoor Stadium. The Opening & Closing ceremony were held at the Sheikh Russel Roller Skating Complex at Paltan Maidan Dhaka Bangladesh.
Following Men and Women teams Participated in the 4th RBWC 2017 - Men Teams India, Ivory Coast, England, Sierra Leone, Oman, Iran, Argentina, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania, Latvia, Pakistan, Guinea, Indonesia, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Fiji, Hong Kong, Nepal, Benin, France, Thailand, China, Kenya, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Philippines, Belarus, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Zambia, Chinese Taipei, Netherlands, Vietnam.
Women Teams Kenya, England, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Slovenia, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Iran, Pakistan, China, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Zambia, Argentina, Denmark, Turkey, Latvia, Uruguay, Benin, Uganda, Senegal, Chinese Taipei.
The men’s semifinal matches were played on 22nd February. In the first semi - final India beat Kenya 10-4 while Iran beat Bangladesh 11-3 in the second semi - final to enter the finals. In the final match India beat Iran 8-7 to clinch the title. The women’s semifinal matches were played on 22nd February. In the first semi - final Iran beat Kenya 3-2 while India beat Senegal 8-3 in the second semi - final to enter the finals. In the final match India beat Iran 6-4 to clinch the title. The World Cup takes place every two years. Denmark clinched the title in the 1st Roll Ball World Cup in India-2011, 2nd RBWC 2013 held at Kenya, 3rd RBWC2015 at India & 4th RBWC2017 at Bangladesh were won by India in the Men Category. Women 1st RBWC 2013 at Kenya was won by India, 2nd RBWC2015 at India was won by Kenya & 3rd RBWC2017 at Bangladesh was won by India in the women Category. The Prize distribution of the Men’s and Women event was done by Hon Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in the presence of Mr. Abdul Hamid – President Peoples Republic of Bangladesh Dhaka, Mr. AHM Mustafa Kamal – Minister of Planning Govt. of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Dr. Shri Biren Sikder - State Minister of Sports Govt. of Bangladesh, Mr. Arif Khan Joy - Dy. Minister of Sports Govt. of Bangladesh, Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel - Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee, MYAS, Mohd. Abul Kalam Azad - Principal Coordinator PMO and President Bangladesh Roller Skating Federation, Mr. Khan Akhtar Uddin Ahmed – Secretary Sports Govt. of Bangladesh, Mr. Vasant Rathi Chairman IRBF, Mr. Manohar Kant Director IRBF, Satish Gharpure Director IRBF and Mr. Raju Dabhade Gen. Secretary IRBF, Mr. Ahmed Asiful Hasan President Bangladesh Roll Ball Federation, Mr. Ashraful Alam Masum General Secretary Bangladesh Roll Ball Federation, Mr. Manoj Yadav Coordinator 4th RBWC2017, Mr. Anand Yadav General Secretary Asian Roll Ball Federation & Organizing Committee Members. In the 4th Roll Ball World Cup 113 matches were broadcast live which was viewed by 110 countries around the world. Shaikh Russel Stadium was built in 75 day's record time with solar panels on top of the roof by Bangladesh government specialy for Roll Ball World Cup. All World Cup venues and accommodation area was having free Wi-Fi network round the clock and 3 layers of security. All teams and official were provided AC vehicle for transportation with liaison officer from the time they landed in Bangladesh and each one was received and welcomed at airport by organizing committee.
2019 World Cup
TVS 5RBWC was organized by RBFI & IRBF jointly at Chennai, Tamilnadu during 15 th Nov to 20 th Nov 2019. Which was concluded on 20 th Nov 2019 as planned. The Inauguration Function was held on 15 th November 2019 at ICF Indoor Stadium at 4.00 Pm. Thiru. V.V.Moorthy, ME, MBA, Member of State Advisory Committee, Youth Welfare and Sports Development Department was honorable Chief Guest. The function was held in the presence of Mr. Sebastian Xavier, Arjuna Awardee, Senior Sports Officer, ICF, REV. BRO. Sooasi Alangaram, Principal Santhome Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Mr. Vineet Kuber, President RBFI, Mr Manoj Yadav, Director IRBF, Mr. Suryakant Kakade Chairman IRBF, Mr M. P. Subramanyam, General Secretary RBATDr. T. Dhevnathan Yadav, President RBAT, Mr. Rahul Saridena, Director IRBF In this World Cup 28 countries participated. The Names of Countries (Men Teams) (28 No.) Bangladesh, Belarus, Canada, France, Guinea, cotte d’ivoire (Ivoirian), Kenya, Latvia, Male, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Uganda, England, Oman, Saudi Arabia, India, Nederland, Egypt, China, Vietnam, Senegal, Argentina, Uruguay & Iran. The Names of Countries (Women Teams) (18 No.) Bangladesh, Guinea, cote d’ivoire (Ivoirienne), Kenya, Latvia, Male, Nepal, Poland, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uganda, England, India, Nederland, Egypt, China, Senegal & Iran. Men’s Group Quarter Finals First Quarter Final was played between India and Egypt. India won by 11 – 01 goals difference. Om Shiv Om, Govind Gaur and Hiteshwar Singh scored 3 goals each and Aditya Ganeshwade scored 2 goals for India. From Egyptian side Ahmed Hasan scored one Goal. Second Quarter Final was played between Canada and Senegal. Senegal won this match with 5 – 1 Goal difference. Ismail Nool scored 2 goals, Ayomba Nool, Mamandu Nool and Dajibal Sagna score 1 goal each for Senegal.
Third Quarter Final was played between Kenya and Srilanka. Kenya won this match with 8 – 0 Goals difference. Kefas Amanda scored 4 goals and Caleb Amihandav and Josef Alukhala scored 2 goals each for Kenya. Fourth Quarter Final was played between Bangladesh and Oman. This match was breathtaking. The goals scored by the both teams were equal at the end. Then the match winner was decided by the Grand Goal system (The wineer is decided by giving extra time for play and the team scoring first goal will be winner). Bangladesh team sored first goal and were the winners of this Fourth Quarter Final. Final Goal score was Bangladesh 3 - Oman 2. Rajjab Ali Scored three goals for Bangladesh and Hammed Al Bakushi and Yusuf Al Balooshi scored 1 goal each. Women’s Group Quarter Finals First Quarter Final Match was played between India and Maldives. India won by 15 – 0. Ishika Sharma scored 4 Goals, S Susmith and Kashika Yadav scored 2 goals each, Mansi Savaliya scored 2 goals and Suvidha Sarin, Neha Khandelwal and Khushi Gupta scored 1 goal each for India. Second Quarter Final was played between Siore Leone and Nepal. Nepal won this match by 1 – 0 goal difference. Asma Rau scored 1 goal for Nepal. Third Quarter Final was played between Kenya and Poland. Kenya won this match by 3 -0 goal difference. Angela Kithinji, Stella Sikhila and Pruti Swengo scored 1 goal each for Kenya. Fourth Quarter Final was played between Sri Lanka and Egypt. Egypt won this match by 4 – 2 goals. Noor Hafez scored 3 goals and Alia Yusuf scored 1 goal for Egypt. And Herath Madushani Mahayadodage Kaushalya scored 1 goal each for Sri Lanka. The Teams from Men Groups Semi Finals 1 st Semi Final –India 2 Goals Vs Bangladesh 1 Goal Om Shiv Om -1, Hiteshwar Singh 1 For India and Mohomad Juyal 1. 2 nd Semi Final – Senegal 1 Goal Vs Kenya 4 Goals Mamadou Nool 1 for Senegal and Kefas Amanda 2 Goals, Kaleb Amihanda and Joseph Alukhala 1 Goal each for Kenya.
For No Three Match – Men Bangladesh 7 Goals Vs Senegal 2 Goals For Bangladesh – Haridoy Hosain 3 Goals, Tamimur Reheman 2 Goals and Rajjib Ali & Sohag 1 Goal each for Senegal. The Teams from Women’s Group Semi Finals 1 st Semi Final Women India 7 Vs Egypt 0 S. Susmita and Ishika Sharma Scored 2 Goals each and Khushi Gupt, Mansi Savariya and Suvudha Sarin scored 1 Goal each. 2 nd Semi Finals Women Nepal 0 Goals Vs Kenya 8 Goals For Kenya Anjela Kithonji 3 Goals, Jon Mumbi 2 Goals, Jusi Oching, Maria Mbeva and Lottsa Anganya scored 1 Goal Each For No Three Match – Women Egypt 3 goals Vs Nepal 2 Goals For Egypt Noor Hafej 2 Goals, and Malakbori 1 Goal and for Nepal Asma Rau The teams from Men’s Group Finals India 9 Goals Vs Kenya 3 Goals India won 9-3 For India Hiteshwar Singh – 4 Goals, Govind Gaur 2 Goals, Om Shiv Om 2 Goals and Aditya Ganeshwade -1 Goal. For Kenya – Albert Omvare, Joseph Alukhala and Kefas Amanda score 1 goal each. The Teams from Women’s Group Finals Kenya 2 Goals Vs India 1 Goal Lucy Ocheing Scored 2 Goal for Kenya and Ishika Scored 1 Goal for India. Final Results (Mens)
1) India - First Place 2) Kenya – Second Place 3) Bangladesh – Third Place. Women 1) Kenya - First Place 2) India - Second Place 3) Egypt – Third Place Indian team was successful to retain the First place in the finals of 5RBWC2019 but Women team lost in the final to Kenya and takes Second Place in Women Group. Mr Vineet Kuber, President RBFI was in chair for the Prize distribution ceremony. Mr R. Sudarshan handed over the prizes to winners and runner-ups. Mr. Chandramauli, Director Khadi Board, Mr. Manoj Yadav Director Irbf, Mr. Manohar Kant IAS (Rted), Mrs. Ruchi Chaudhari Khan, Director, Asian Roll Ball Federation, Mr. Devendra Bhoopati, jt. Commissioner GST, Shree Elangovan Dayalan, CEO SBLT
International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF)
The International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) is a body which coordinates International Roll Ball. As of April 2017[update] there were 30 member countries. Out of these 14 are from Asia, 9 from Europe, 5 from Africa and 2 from Americas.
- "Roll Ball". www.rollball.org.
- Members of International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF)