The World Dodgeball Federation and the Federación Mexicana de Dodgeball are excited to announce the 5800-seat Poliforum Benito Juarez as the host venue for the 2019 Dodgeball World Championships, which will take place from November 26th to December 1st in Cancun, Mexico.
The Championships will mark the first time top talent from the international stage will come to Mexico. Participants will include defending women's champions United States and defending men's champions Malaysia, along with Argentina, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, and New Zealand, among others.
"We have been working very hard for the last five years to introduce dodgeball to Mexico," said Armando Valdes Samaniego, president of the Mexican Dodgeball Federation. "We're beyond excited to show the world what we have achieved so far, but also to inspire athletes across the country to play dodgeball. We believe the World Championships are the perfect opportunity to show the nation that dodgeball is not just a game, but a competitive sport that is both intoxicating to play and exciting to watch."
The World Dodgeball Federation's marquee event has been held every year since 2012. The first World Championships were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Hong Kong took the men’s gold, and a combined United States-Canada team won gold for the women. Since then, nations from around the world have convened and competed in Queenstown, New Zealand; Hong Kong, Las Vegas, United States; Melbourne, Australia; Toronto, Canada; and Los Angeles, United States.
For more information about the WDBF or the World Championship, please visit: http://www.worlddodgeballfederation.com/