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Philippines Mens Beach Handball team

Philippines Mens Beach Handball winning streak (Dec 9, 2019)

The Philippine Men’s Beach Handball team won its first two matches beating Singapore 2-0 (22-6, 18-11) and Indonesia 2-1 (13-12, 18-20, 7-6) at the Subic Bay Beach Handball Courts 
The team had a spectacular opening day win versus the Singaporeans with Mark Vincent Dubouzet and Rey Joshua Tabuzo leading the charge.
It was an intense game with Indonesia as both periods had to be decided by golden goals. And had to go through a shootout. The match was decided on the final point scored by Jamael Pangandaman.
Excellent goalkeeping on the last two possessions gave the victory to the Filipinos who at 2-0 is still in the running for Gold. 
The Philippines will have two more matches. On Dec 10 vs. Vietnam at 6 pm. And on Dec 11 at 9 am vs. Thailand.
Philippines Men’s Beach Handball

2019 Asian Beach Handball: PH downs Afghanistan for a breakthrough win


by Waylon Galvez

Andrew Harris and Mark Vincent Dubouzet came through with solid performances as the two powered the Philippines to a 2-0 win over Afghanistan in the 2019 Asian Beach Handball Championship Sunday afternoon in Weihai, China.

Also Harris, former team captain of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in the UAAP, fired 14 points while Dubouzet contributed 12 points for the national team, which improved its record to 1-1 after losing its opening match to defending champion Qatar (2-0) last Saturday.


The team of coach Jana Franquelli will next face Vietnam Monday afternoon.


“It was a good win for the team, a very big win actually considering we’re relatively new in the sport of handball,” said Franquelli, who is joined by Luzviminda Pacubas, Aurora Adriano, and JC Pangilinan in the coaching staff.

“The adjustment we made not only for this game against Afghanistan but also before the tournament when we got new players, now we are seeing good results. So we’re hoping that we can continue to improve, and if we can get a few more wins then that’s good,” Franquelli added.


PH Handball team falls short in gold medal bid

PH Handball team falls short in gold medal bid

The Philippine National Handball team with Federation President Steve Hontiveros and coach Jana Franquellie (middle).

The Philippine National Handball team with Federation President Steve Hontiveros and coach Jana Franquellie (middle).

by Waylon Galvez

The national handball team missed a chance to play in the gold medal match after losing to Dream Team, 2-0, in the semifinal round of the 2018 International Beach Handball Grand-Prix yesterday in Weihai, China.

Also, the team of coach Jana Franquelli surprised many when it barged into the semifinals after it finished with 4-2 record in Group B behind Chinese Taipei in the 13-team field tournament.

So The Filipinos defeated China’s club teams from Shandong (2-0), Guangdong (2-1), Zhejiang (2-0) and Shanxi (2-1), but fell against to Chinese Taipei (2-0) and Shanghai of China (2-0).

Above all the Dream Team, composed of players from the USA, Croatia, Australia, Uruguay, New Zealand, and Brazil topped Group A, followed by Vietnam, which edged Taipei in the other semifinal match, 2-1.

The national team eventually placed fourth following a 2-0 defeat to Taipei in the battle for the bronze medal.

“We tried our very best, but the Dream Team, it’s like our Gilas Pilipinas playing against the Dream Team of Michael Jordan,” said Franquelli. “They are really strong and experienced team.”

“But to make it to the semifinals, to show that we can play against the best, is already a big accomplishment for the players. This is a big morale booster for their confidence,” added Franquelli.

The handball national team includes Jamael Pangandaman, Nathan Tee Ten, Gab Pascual, Mac Valdez, Dan Varela, Jacob Baccay, Carlo Preza, Wes Telan, John Tabigue, and Phoenix Jayloni.

“We’re proud on the performance of the players,” said Franquelli, who has Aurora Adriano and Luzviminda Pacubas in his coaching staff, while Steve Hontiveros – the president of the PH Handball Federation – is the head of the delegation.

Hand Ball

Sky Bounce Handballs Blue Pack of 12

Handball LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Luc Abalo of France jumps to shoot while Dalibor Doder (L) and Jonas Larholm (R) of Sweden can just watch on during the Men’s Handball preliminaries group A match between France and Sweden on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on August 6, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

World Rankings Handball

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>2015 PNG Mindanao Leg</h2>

PNG Mindanao Leg Futsal Results as of September 11

2013 BP Futsal


<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”> </h2><h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Handball and Futsal Court Sizings

It’s important to note that Handball and Futsal Courts are almost identical. Also, there is a slight variation with international sizings. Below from Wikipedia

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>HANDBALL</h2>

Playing Field

Handball is played on a court 40 by 20 meters (130 × 66 ft) With a goal in the center of each end. Hence the goals are surrounded by a near-semicircular area. Called the zone or the crease. Defined by a line six meters from the goal. Also, a dashed near-semicircular line nine meters from the goal marks the free-throw line. While each line on the court is part of the area it encompasses. Yet this implies that the middle line belongs to both halves at the same time.


Each goal has a rectangular clearance area of three meters in width and two meters in height. Yet it must be securely bolted either to the floor or the wall behind.

The goalposts and the crossbar must be made out of the same material (e.g., wood or aluminum). And feature a quadratic cross-section with sides of 8 cm (3 in).

Also, the three sides of the beams visible from the playing field must be painted alternatively, in two c on resting colors which both have to contrast against the background. Hence the colors on both goals must be the same.

Also, each goal must feature a net. Hence this must be fastened in such a way. That a ball is thrown into does not leave or pass the goal under normal circumstances. While if necessary, a second net may be clasped to the back of the net on the inside.



The goals are surrounded by the crease. This area is delineated by two-quarter circles with a radius of six meters around the far corners of each goal post. Also, a connecting line parallels to the goal line.

While only the defending goalkeeper is allowed inside this zone. However, the court players may catch and touch the ball in the air. Within it as long as the player starts his jump outside the zone. And releases the ball before he lands (landing inside the perimeter is allowed in this case as long as the ball has been released).

If a player contacts the ground inside the goal perimeter. Or the line surrounding the perimeter. He must take the most direct path out of it. However, should a player cross the zone in an attempt to gain an advantage (e.g., better position) his team cedes the ball.

Similarly, violation of the zone by a defending player is penalized only if he does so to gain an advantage in defending.


Substitution area

Outside of one long edge of the playing field to both sides of the middle line are the substitution areas for each team. The areas usually contain the benches as seating opportunities. Team officials, substitutes, and suspended players must wait within this area.

The area always lies to the same side as the team’s own goal. During half-time, substitution areas are swapped. Any player entering or leaving the play must cross the substitution line which is part of the sideline and extends 4.5 meters from the middle line to the team’s side.


</h2><h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>FUTSAL</h2>

World Rankings

SEA Rankings Countries

#17 Thailand

#40 Vietnam

#52 Indonesia

#62 Malaysia

#83 Myanmar

#105 Singapore

#106 Timor Leste

#107 Laos

#108 Philippines

#111 Brunei

Cambodia inactive for over 2 years

2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games


Men’s tournament Iran Uzbekistan Japan
Women’s tournament Thailand Japan Iran

2017 SEA Games Futsal

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Participation</h2>

Participating nations

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Men’s competition</h2>


PldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal Result
1 Thailand43012010+109Gold medal
2 Malaysia (H)4211149+57Silver medal
3 Vietnam4211127+57Bronze medal
4 Indonesia4103714−73 
5 Myanmar41031023−133
Updated to match(es) played on 27 August 2017. Source: KL2017 Official Website
Rules for classification:
(H) Host.

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Women’s competition</h2>


PldWDLGFGAGDPtsFinal Result
1 Thailand4310275+2210Gold medal
2 Vietnam421186+27Silver medal
3 Indonesia421186+27Bronze medal
4 Malaysia (H)4112416−124 
5 Myanmar4004519−140
Source: KL2017 Official Website
Rules for classification:
(H) Host.

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Medal summary</h2>

Medal table

  Host nation

1 Thailand (THA)2002
2 Vietnam (VIE)0112
3 Malaysia (MAS)0101
4 Indonesia (INA)0011


Men’s tournament
 Thailand (THA)
Apiwat Chaemcharoen
Jetsada Chudech
Jirawat Sornwichian
Kanison Phoopan
Katawut Hankampa
Kritsada Wongkaeo
Muhammad Osamanmusa
Nawin Rattanawongswas
Peerapol Satsue
Ronnachai Jungwongsuk
Sorasak Phoonjungreed
Suphawut Thueanklang
Warut Wangsama-aeo
 Malaysia (MAS)
Abu Haniffa Hasan
Akmarulnizam Idris
Mohamad Awalluddin Mat Nawi
Mohammad Shamsul Akmar Zamri
Mohd Azwann Ismail
Mohd Firdaus Razali
Mohd Khairul Effendy Bahrain
Mohd Ridzwan Bakri
Muhammad Awaluddin Hasan
Muhammad Azri Rahman
Muhammad Syafiq Hamzah
Saiful Aula Ahmad
Syed Aizad Daniel Nasir
Yazid Kamaruzuan
 Vietnam (VIE)
Lê Quốc Nam
Mai Thành Đạt
Ngô Đình Thuận
Ngô Ngọc Sơn
Nguyễn Đình Y Hòa
Nguyễn Mạnh Dũng
Nguyễn Minh Trí
Nguyễn Thành Tín
Nguyễn Văn Huy
Phạm Đức Hòa
Phùng Trọng Luân
Trần Thái Huy
Trần Văn Vũ
Vũ Xuân Du
Women’s tournament
 Thailand (THA)
Ariya Kritsawong
Darika Peanpailun
Hataichanok Tappakun
Jenjira Bubpha
Jiraprapa Nimrattanasing
Jiraprapa Tupsuri
Mutita Senkram
Nattamon Artkla
Pacharaporn Srimuang
Pannipa Kamolrat
Sasicha Phothiwong
Sawitree Mamyalee
Siranya Srimanee
Teeratchada Boonpload
 Vietnam (VIE)
Đỗ Thị Nguyên
Lê Thị Thùy Linh
Ngô Nguyễn Thùy Linh
Nguyễn Thị Châu
Nguyễn Thị Hạnh
Nguyễn Thị Huế
Nguyễn Thị Thành
Phạm Thị Tươi
Phó Ngọc Thanh Thy
Thái Thị Thảo
Thái Thị Thu
Trịnh Ngọc Hoa
Trịnh Nguyễn Thanh Hằng
Truơng Kim Ngân
 Indonesia (INA)
Anggi Puspita Sari
Citra Adisti
Diah Tri Lestari
Dinar Kartika Sari
Diyana Herliana
Fitri Rosdiana
Fitriya Hilda
Maulina Novryliani
Maya Muharina Fajriah
Novita Murni Piranti
Rani Mulya Sari
Suciana Yuliana
Susi Susanti
Yunita Sari

<h2 style=”text-align: justify;”>Futsal</h2>

The pitch is made up of wood or artificial material, or similar surface, although any flat, smooth and non-abrasive material may be used.

The length of the pitch is in the range of 38–42 m (42–46 yd), and the width is in the range of 20–25 m (22-27 yd) in international matches. For other matches, it can be 25–42 m (27–46 yd) in length, while the width can be 16–25 m (17-27 yd), as long as the length of the longer boundary lines (touchlines) is greater than the shorter boundaries where the goals are placed (goal lines).

The “standard” size court for an international is 40 × 20 m (44 × 22 yds).[10] 

The ceiling must be at least 4 m (4 yds) high.[11] A rectangular goal is positioned in the middle of each goal line. The inner edges of the vertical goal posts must be 3 m (3 yds) apart, and the lower edge of the horizontal crossbar supported by the goal posts must be 2 m (2.2 yds) above the ground. Nets made of hemp, jute or nylon are attached to the back of the goalposts and crossbar. The lower part of the nets is attached to curved tubing or another suitable means of support. The depth of the goal is 80 cm (31 in) at the top and 1 m (3.3 ft) at the bottom.[12]


<h2>Penalty Area</h2>

 In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area. This area is created by drawing quarter-circles with a 6 m (7 yds) radius from the goal line, centered on the goalposts. The upper part of each quarter-circle is then joined by a 3.16 m (3.46 yd) line running parallel to the goal line between the goalposts. The line marking the edge of the penalty area is known as the penalty area line.[13]The penalty area marks where the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with his hands.

The penalty mark is six meters from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. The second penalty mark is 10 meters (11 yds) from the goal line when it reaches the middle of the goalposts. A penalty kick from the penalty spot is awarded if a player commits a foul inside the penalty area.

The second penalty spot is used if a player commits his team’s sixth foul in the opposing team’s half or his half in the area bordered by the halfway line and an imaginary line parallel to the halfway line passing through the second penalty mark; the free-kick is taken from the second penalty mark.[15]

 Any standard team handball pitch can be used for futsal, including goals and floor markings.


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