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International fistball match Germany-Switzerland ( World Games 2005 )

Fistball is a return game for two teams with 3 (U8-U10) or five (from U12) players and up to five substitutes.

General Gameplay

Game idea

Fistball is a return game in which two teams face each other on two half-fields, similar to volleyball . They are separated by a center line and a net-like tape (previously a line was also allowed), which is stretched between two posts at a height of up to two meters, depending on the age group. Tape and post must not be touched by a player or the ball; this is considered a mistake.

Each team consists of five players who try to play a ball with their arm or fist so that the opponent cannot reach the other half-field.

Ball touch

Fistball defense

The ball may bounce once on the ground before a player touches it, but only within the playing field. He may be touched by three different players per move, but must then be played back to the opponent via the tape at the latest by the third player.

The ball is played with the inside of the outstretched forearm when defending and when passing it, when attacking or when struck with the fist. If he touches the open palm or parts of the body other than the arm, it will be rated as a fault.

Counting method

The game is played according to points and sets. If one team makes a mistake, the other gets a point, even if they didn't serve. The team that made the last mistake makes the next serve. A set ends as soon as one of the teams has scored eleven points and is in the lead with at least two points (i.e. at least 11: 9). When the score is 10:10, the sentence is automatically extended until one of the teams takes the lead with two points or first scores the 15th point (sentences can therefore end with 15:14). The number of winning sets varies depending on the division. In the men's 1st Bundesliga, the best of nine principle is played, i.e. five sets of wins. In the men's second division and in the women's division, three sets of wins are played ( best of five ).

Until 2006, sets of up to 20 were played in the higher leagues. The number of winning sets was correspondingly lower. Before the introduction of the so-called sets of 11, interim play was widespread in the lower leagues, so that two halves of 15 and 10 minutes were held with an interim change of sides. Since this type of game significantly simplifies the organization of larger events, it is still common, especially in tournaments.


The most important mistakes (and thus points for the opposing team) are assessed:

  • The ball or a player touches the tape or posts.
  • The ball touches the ground outside the field of play.
  • The ball hits the ground twice in a row without proper contact by a player in between.
  • The ball is played sideways past the post or below the tape into the opposing field. It may only be played into the opposing half-field above the tape and between the posts that are thought to be extended upwards.
  • More than three players on a team touch the ball during a play (the third player must move the ball into the opposing half-field at the latest, this rule applies from age group U14).
  • A player touches the ball for the second time in a play. If the ball touches several times, there must be different players.
  • The serving player touches or crosses the 3-meter line (service line) when serving.
  • The ball touches a part of the body other than the upper arm, forearm or fist. Neither may the ball be touched with the open palm.
  • The ball touches the ceiling when it is passed to the opponent.

Field and indoor season

Fistball is not a seasonal sport. In summer (field season) it is played outdoors on the sports field (field size 50 m × 20 m). In winter (indoor season), games are played in the hall, with the handball field drawn in as a playing area (field size 40 m × 20 m). In the hall, the ball bounces in a more controlled manner than on grass, which affects the tactics of the game. In addition, any wall contact by the ball in the hall is a mistake. The ceiling may be touched, except when transferring the tape into the opponent's field (error).


Fistball playing field

The field fistball size is fixed at 50 m × 20 m (25 m × 20 m per half field). For indoor fistball, the rule provides for a shorter field of 40 m × 20 m (20 m × 20 m per half field). Since this corresponds to the regular size of a handball field, the existing outer lines are usually used. The service line is 3 m from the center line. It must not be touched when serving. The lines belong to the field, i.e. H. if the ball touches the line, it is not a fault and play continues.

The playing field is halved by a 5 cm wide net-like red and white band. In the past, a line was used for this purpose, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by the tape for better visibility. It is stretched on the center line between two posts, its upper edge is 2 m high (men) and 1.90 m (women). For the D-youth (up to 12 years) the height is 1.60 m, for the C-youth (up to 14 years) 1.80 m. The playing field also includes a run-off zone that is drawn in the open air (8 m to the rear, 6 m on the sides), but in the hall is limited by the wall or grandstands (minimum: 1 m to the rear and 0.5 m on the Pages).

The specified field dimensions apply to the adult area, they are smaller for the youth area.


The fistball is hollow, filled with air and made of leather. It must be inflated evenly round and tight. For play in the hall and for different weather conditions in the open field, the trade offers balls approved by the association with different surfaces (e.g. natural leather, plastic cover, rubberized surface).

Its weight can vary between 320 and 340 g (women) and between 350 and 370 g (men). Its circumference must be 65–68 cm and its air pressure between 0.55 and 0.70 bar. It is about as hard as a soccer ball (0.6–0.7 bar) and harder than a volleyball (0.29–0.32 bar). Its size is also similar to that of a soccer ball or volleyball.

The ball can reach 100–120 km / h with a full attack. The care and preparation of the balls can be of crucial importance with a fistball. Depending on the game tactics, a team tries to prepare its balls particularly quickly or slowly or harder or softer within the framework of the technical limits. Each team has the right to provide its own (compliant) balls for a game. The right to choose the ball is determined by drawing lots before the game and changes after each set.

At international championships nowadays, uniform balls are more and more often provided by the organizer to ensure equal opportunities for all teams.

In the youth area, other ball dimensions (especially lighter weights) are used, see the regulations.



Installation in the field (A) and in the hall (B)

In contrast to volleyball, where the players rotate and assume a different position after each change of service, in fistball each player has his own fixed position. It may be swapped in the game as you like, but this is rather uncommon as each player is usually a specialist in his position. Another difference to volleyball is that the fistball field is much larger, but a fistball team has one player less than a volleyball team, which means that each individual player has to cover a lot more space to run balls. However, the ball may bounce once on the ground before a player touches it.

The setup changes depending on the surface (hall or lawn, slow or fast floor, e.g. when wet). Two different setups can be seen in the illustration:

Team A shows the typical line-up in the field season ( W-shape ). The player covers the front midfield so that briefly played balls can run directly behind the tape. However, he has to accept that he only has a short reaction time to defend against straight, hard attacks through the middle.

Team B shows the typical hall layout ( U-shape ). Since the ball in the hall is more predictable and short attack balls are not as effective, the player withdraws to the back line to defend himself. However, he has to do the greatest amount of running because he always has to run forward to pass.

At the international level, the field is usually played in the U-shape, as it offers better defense options against hard attacking balls, but the players have enough basic speed to be able to run short balls hit in the middle.

A seldom installation variant that occurs more in the tip area is the V-shape, which is mainly used on wet lawns. Here the player (middle man) stands behind the baseline and the two defenders move forward at an angle to a V. Since attacking balls hit sharply on wet grass slide flat in an uncontrolled manner, the V-shape gives you the opportunity to fend off such balls directly from the air.

You can substitute in any position in the game, but only if you serve yourself, in the event of a time-out , whereby each team can take a time-out of 30 seconds per set, or in the event of any interruption by the referee.

Indication (surcharge)

Trajectory of an indication on the defender

Striking power, accuracy and an optimal sequence of movements are necessary to let the information (also called serve or attack) come to its full effect. The server tries to achieve a direct point with it, or at least to make it difficult for the opponent to build up the game. The ball is usually hit with the inner surface of the fist. However, the ball reaches its full force when you hit it with the edge of the hand clenched into a fist. The risk of failure is greater because the impact area is smaller than the inner surface of the fist.

A variant that only a few master is the so-called round strike . The extended arm describes a circular movement from back to front, meeting points are the inner forearm or the top of the fist. The trajectory of the ball can hardly be foreseen by the opponent, and the round strike also allows balls to be hit steeply on the opposing attacker.

When giving this, the batsman must stand behind the service line (3-meter line). If he takes a run-up, the first touch of the ground immediately after touching the ball (or landing in the case of a jumped statement) must also be behind the line, otherwise it will be counted as a false statement. In addition, the ball must visibly leave the hand when indicated (be thrown), it must not be pushed away from the holding hand, for example to surprise the opponent with a ball "thrown" briefly over the tape. This also counts as a mistake.


There are different surcharges:

  • straight with full force into the gap between player and defender,
  • with side cut , so that the ball turns between the attacker and the defender,
  • cut sharply below and placed just behind the tape,
  • as a touchdown in front of the opponent's legs,

to name just a few.

As with many ball games, the specification or service is often a matter of nerves. If it is too bad, it makes it easier for the opponent to build up the game. If the risk is too high, the result can easily be a tape contact or a ball out. A non-returned service (ace) can, however, serve as a motivation for a team that has fallen behind and thus often leads to a turn in the game.


Ideal trajectory of a blocked ball

The defender prepares his own attack with skilful cover work. Without a successful defense there is no strong attack. A good opposing attack ball can hardly be reached while running. Usually, the last few meters are covered in a pike jump in order to reach the ball before it hits the ground for the second time. If the inside of the forearm is not exactly behind the ball, i. H. in the trajectory, the ball jumps to the side in an uncontrolled manner. This is especially true when the ball is wet.


Taking out the force of an attack by carefully pulling back the arm at the moment of the hit is an art that only a few have mastered. A good defender requires agility, speed, ability to react, security on the ball, positional play and the courage to be physically active. This unconditional commitment of every player is what defines the dynamics of fistball.


Indirect feed to the tape

The player or set-up player significantly influences the type of attack that follows. He must be able to pass the ball precisely to his attacking player from any position, inside and outside the field of play (also known as placing ).

Perfect pass when falling

If the ball is to jump up between the pass and the attack (indirect pass), the player must calculate it in such a way that, after jumping up, it has its highest point at a height of around 2.50 to 3 m, as close as possible to the tape, because this is the most effective way to hit is. The nature of the ground, the distance to the belt and possibly the wind direction must be taken into account. In addition, the ball should ideally have some forward spin that the attacker can use in his favor. However, it can also be passed directly from the air (direct pass, also known as a shot ) if the blocked ball jumps far forward to the tape.

A good attacker is only worth half without a good pass.


Attack blow from the jump by the batsman

Above-average punch and bounce (the balls reach a speed of over 100 km / h), an eye for weaknesses in the opponent's positional play, as well as variable line play and a large punch repertoire are the essential characteristics of a good attacker (batsman). In addition to serving, his task is to hit a successfully blocked ball out of the reach of the opponent and thus to score. He uses the forward spin of a well-placed ball to shoot into the gaps in the opposing defense with full force from the run-up in the jump. It is ideal if he leaves the enemy in the dark for as long as possible about the type, direction and speed of the attack. As with the specification, he also has a wide variety of possible variations in the attack stroke from the game. The success or failure of his team depends to a large extent on his style of play and his hit rate.

Attack strike

There is a special feature of the attack in the hall. Most of the time, the walls next to the field are very narrowly delimited. This fact is used by the player trying to place the ball exactly over the tape during the passing so that the batsman can hit it against the wall with a bounce ball at the feet of the opposing attacker. The attacker may reach over the tape, but not touch it. There is no real chance of defense against these attack balls. The only antidote is the block . Here a player of the defending team tries to reach the ball placed on the tape at the same time or before the attacking player and thus to prevent the bounce ball.

Line game (bounce ball to the outside)

Since the blocking player is missing in the defense chain, the remaining four-man defense bar is pulled apart. The blocking batsman can also decide at the last second to return to the defense because he sees that the opposing ball was badly passed. For his four team-mates, this means that they can go into the old defensive position within seconds. This includes a strong understanding of the game and good coordination within the team.

Variant small field fistball

Similar to the volleyball offshoot of beach volleyball, there is a variant in fistball, which however does not have the same status and for which there are no official rules (except for the youth sector). In the small field fistball field size and height of the tape are reduced so that it is possible to play with fewer players, e.g. B. two against two to play. The aim of the game is usually to increase the number of times the individual touches the ball and thus the training intensity. Further rule modifications are possible, e.g. B. up to four ball contacts per play, or the ball may also touch the ground outside the field of play (defense and pass) and only has to be hit over the tape into the opposing half-field during play, or the ball may only be hit over the tape with the forearm be played etc.

Typical playing field sizes are, for example:

  • Playing field 18 m × 9 m (volleyball field), 3–4 players, tape height 160–200 cm
  • Playing field 20 m × 10 m (children and youth area), 3–5 players, tape height 140–160 cm, four ball contacts possible
  • Playing field 8 m × 4 m, 3 players, tape height 140 cm

From club to club and from regional association to regional association, there are numerous other variants that are adapted to your own needs in order to make the small field fistball attractive for training operations.

For some time now, a new small-field game system has been introduced with the so-called rotation , which is being tested in some German national associations as well as in Austria and Switzerland, especially in the youth and beginners' area. Four against four play on the small field, and every five points played, all players rotate one position clockwise. This ensures that everyone can work in their favorite or unloved position for a while. The aim is to further develop versatile basic skills as well as to promote weaker players who are otherwise often pushed to the less demanding position in the front right, as experience has shown that few opposing attack balls come there.


Referees and linesmen with their fields of vision

A game of fistball is directed by a referee who is assisted by two linesmen.

The arbitrator has sole decision-making power. He decides in the last instance on point or error . Since the linesmen are relatively far away from him, he is also responsible for observing the sideline on his side. For league games or internationally, the referee needs a corresponding license. Exceptions are allowed and customary for tournaments.

The linesmen are positioned in the area of ​​the opposite corners of the field as seen by the referee. Their job is similar to that of line judges in football . The observation area of ​​the two linesmen depends on which of the two teams is attacking and which is defending. The linesman on the attacking side is responsible for the entire sideline to the end, he stands on the sideline and has it in view as they flee . The line judge on the defending side is level with the baseline and is therefore solely responsible for observing it. With the change of attack and defense, the linesmen also change their observation areas. This innovation, introduced a few years ago, allows a more precise decision on good or out balls than the old rule, in which every linesman had to observe "his" baseline and also the sideline up to the middle.

Linesmen hold a full referee license at championships and in the international arena. In addition to showing off balls (hold the flag up) or good balls (point the flag down), they alert the referee to rule violations or other important game situations, e.g. B. Substitutions, injuries, unsportsmanlike conduct, handicaps in the exercise area, etc. In the lower divisions, line judges without a license are also used. Their task is essentially limited to displaying out and good balls.


It is not known exactly when the fistball game was "invented". What is certain, however, is that the roots lie in the southern part of Europe, possibly in Italy. Already three centuries BC A game is said to have originated there in which a ball made of leather had to be hit with arms and fists. Fistball is probably one of the oldest sports in the world. The fistball game was first recorded in writing in 240 AD by Gordianus , Emperor of Rome. In 1555 Antonio Scaino wrote the first rules for an Italian national sport, the Gioco del Pallone , in German balloon game .

The game experienced a renaissance in the 16th century . At that time, however, it had less of a competitive character, but was more of a pastime and sporting balance for nobles and nobles.

On September 16, 1786, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote in his travelogue “ Italian Journey ”: Four noble Veronese people struck ball against four Vicentines. They usually do this all year round about two hours before night; [...]

International fistball match between Switzerland and Argentina (World Games 2005)

It was not until 1870 that Georg Weber introduced the sport of fistball in Germany. Mainly practiced by gymnasts as a ball sport to compensate , fistball was soon considered a gymnastics sport. In 1885 it was shown for the first time at a German gymnastics festival in Dresden . In 1894, Georg Weber, together with Heinrich Schnell, wrote the first German set of rules that turned equalization and parlor game into a sport with a competitive nature. The way of playing and counting, however, differed considerably from the fistball sport known today. The ball had to be played over the line so that the opponent could reach it and play it back. For this reason, no flat, hard, but the highest possible balls were played. The number of successful line crossings was counted, and the team with the most valid rollovers left the field as the winner. Since there were hardly any sports halls at the time, the game was mainly held outdoors.

During this time, fistball spread to the surrounding, especially German-speaking, neighboring countries, and German emigrants carried the sport to all continents , especially to South America and South West Africa .

On the occasion of the German Gymnastics Festival in Leipzig in 1913 , the first German men's championship was held, where the LLB Frankfurt won 114: 101 against the MTV Munich 1879 . Due to the First World War , no German championships were held from 1914 to 1920. In 1921 the first fistball championship for women followed, where the Hamburg gymnastics team was victorious against TV Krefeld with 91:90. Fistball, although still affiliated with the Gymnastics Association as a gymnastics game , was no longer a compensatory sport for gymnasts, but rather an independent sport. As early as 1927, almost 12,000 teams took part in organized fistball in Germany.

Due to the rapid spread of the game of fistball and the improvement of playing skills, further changes in the rules were necessary. Since 1922, the valid rollovers have not been counted, but the mistakes made by a team. This changed the style of play and tactics significantly, making the game more athletic and dynamic.

The Second World War stopped the further development of fistball again. It was only from 1947 that it was possible to hold regular German championships again. As a result of the performance-oriented development that followed, the International Fistball Association (IFV) was founded in 1960. In 1963, the first European championship was played in Linz , which ISG Hirschfelde won as a representative of the GDR . In 1969 fistball was organized within the German Gymnastics Federation by a federal technical committee , which in 1990, like all other Olympic and international competitive sports, was transformed into a so-called technical committee .

Fistball today

Game operation

Direct pass in women's international match, European Championship 2004

The modern fistball is played mainly in Europe and South America , occasionally also in North America , Africa and Asia . It is most widespread in countries with a high proportion of German-speaking emigrants. Leading fistball nations are Germany (12 × world champions men, 4 × WM women), Brazil (2 × WM men), Austria (1 × WM men, 5 × EM men, 2 × World Games winners men) and Switzerland (1 × WM women ). Other fistball nations are: Italy , Argentina , Australia , Chile , Paraguay , Uruguay , Canada , Namibia , Czech Republic , Denmark , Japan , India , USA , Greece , Malta , Mexico , Poland , Serbia , Spain , South Africa , Taiwan , Ukraine and Hungary .

The first world championships , which take place every four years, were in 1968 (men) and 1994 (women). In addition, continental championships take place (e.g. European championships ) and continental championships at club level ( European Cup , South American Cup, Africa Cup, World Cup , IFA Cup ). In most countries with numerous fistball fans, national championships are held from national leagues to district and Gauligen, by men, women, young people and students.

The reigning world champion in the men in 2019 is the team from Germany, who defended their title 4-0 in the final against Austria. In 2016, the German national team also won the women's title in Curitiba in the final against hosts Brazil.

The Germans also won the last competition at the European Championships. In the men's category, Germany won against Switzerland 4-0 in Adelmannsfelden in 2018 , and the women won 3-1 against Austria in 2019 .

In Germany there is a two-part fistball league : north and south. The three best-placed teams play the German champions during a separate tournament.

Fistball is not Olympic, but has been represented at the World Games for years . Compared to more well-known sports such as soccer , tennis or athletics, fistball has a marginalized existence. For this reason, “big money” is not involved, which is why fistball is seen by many as a likeable and uninfluenced sport, in which players and fans alike are concerned with the sport as such and not salaries are the decisive factor for club membership.

Reigning masters

The reigning champions of international and national competitions can be found in the following tables.

International competitions

National teams

Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
World champion men GermanyGermany Germany AustriaAustria Austria 4: 0 (11: 4 11: 4 11: 9 11: 5) SwitzerlandSwitzerland Winterthur 17th August 2019
World champion women GermanyGermany Germany SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 4: 1 (11: 9, 10:12, 11: 7, 11: 6, 11: 1) AustriaAustria Linz 28th July 2018
World Games winners men GermanyGermany Germany SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 4: 3 (9:11, 7:11, 11: 6, 7:11, 11: 8, 12:10, 11: 9) PolandPoland Wroclaw July 25, 2017

See also under Fistball World Championship .

Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
European champions men GermanyGermany Germany SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 4: 0 (11: 8, 11: 4, 11: 6, 11: 7) GermanyGermany Adelmannsfelden August 26, 2018
European champions women GermanyGermany Germany AustriaAustria Austria 3: 1 (11: 8, 9:11, 11: 7, 11: 8) Czech RepublicCzech Republic Lázně Bohdaneč 20th July 2019
Panamerican champions men BrazilBrazil Brazil ArgentinaArgentina Argentina 3: 1 (11: 5, 9:11, 11: 6, 11: 9) ArgentinaArgentina Buenos Aires October 11, 2018
Panamerican champions women BrazilBrazil Brazil ChileChile Chile 3: 0 (11: 7, 11: 4, 11: 9) ArgentinaArgentina Buenos Aires October 11, 2018
Asia-Pacific Champion Men New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand AustraliaAustralia Australia 4: 3 (3:11, 15:13, 7:11, 11: 9, 6:11, 12:10, 12:10) AustraliaAustralia Melbourne November 24, 2018
Asia-Pacific Champion Women New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand AustraliaAustralia Australia 4: 0 (11: 6, 11: 9, 11: 7, 11: 4) AustraliaAustralia Melbourne November 24, 2018

See also under European Fistball Championship , Pan American Fistball Championships and Asia-Pacific Fistball Championships .

Club teams
Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
World Tour Final Men GermanyGermany TSV Pfungstadt BrazilBrazil SG Novo Hamburgo 3: 0 (11: 9, 11: 4, 11: 3) AustriaAustria Salzburg 15th September 2019
World Tour Final Women GermanyGermany TSV Dennach BrazilBrazil Sogipa Porto Alegre 3: 1 (11: 8, 11: 9, 8:11, 11: 9) AustriaAustria Salzburg 15th September 2019
EFA 2017 Mens Champions Cup Hall GermanyGermany TSV Pfungstadt AustriaAustria Union Compact Freistadt 4: 0 (11: 4, 11: 7, 11; 1, 15:14) AustriaAustria Free City January 14, 2017
EFA 2017 Womens Champions Cup Hall GermanyGermany TSV Dennach GermanyGermany Ahlhorner SV 4: 0 (11: 7, 11: 4, 11: 7, 11: 6) GermanyGermany Ahlhorn 15th January 2017
EFA 2017 Mens Champions Cup field GermanyGermany TSV Pfungstadt GermanyGermany VfK 1901 Berlin 4: 0 (11: 7, 11: 8, 11: 2, 11: 2) GermanyGermany Käfertal July 8, 2017
EFA 2017 Womens Champions Cup field GermanyGermany TSV Dennach GermanyGermany Ahlhorner SV 3: 1 (11: 7, 6:11, 13:11, 11: 9) SwitzerlandSwitzerland Jonah July 9, 2017
EFA 2017 European Cup field SwitzerlandSwitzerland SVD Diepoldsau-Schmitter GermanyGermany MTV Rosenheim 3: 2 (7:11, 11: 7, 7:11, 11: 7, 11: 6) SwitzerlandSwitzerland Diepoldsau July 8, 2017
South America Cup men BrazilBrazil SOGIPA Porto Alegre BrazilBrazil Merces Curitiba November 21, 2016
South America Cup women BrazilBrazil Club Duque de Caxias BrazilBrazil SOGIPA Porto Alegre November 21, 2016

National competitions

GermanyGermany Germany
Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
Master Hall men TSV Pfungstadt TV Käfertal 3: 1 (8:11, 11: 7, 11: 7, 11: 7) Käfertal (Mannheim) March 08, 2020
Masters Hall women TSV Calw TV Jahn Schneverdingen 3: 1 (11: 6, 11: 6, 5:11, 11: 5) Schneverdingen March 01, 2020
Masters field men TSV Pfungstadt VfK 1901 Berlin 3: 0 (11: 9, 12:10, 11: 3) Kellinghusen 01 September 2019
Champion field women Ahlhorner SV TV Jahn Schneverdingen 3: 1 (11: 6, 12:10, 5:11, 11: 3) Kellinghusen 01 September 2019
SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
Master Hall men FG Elgg-Ettenhausen STV Oberentfelden 4: 3 (6:11, 11: 6, 11: 3, 9:11, 11: 6, 5:11, 11: 9) Winterthur February 9, 2020
Masters Hall women SVD Diepoldsau-Schmitter TSV Jonah 3: 2 (7:11, 11: 5, 11: 6, 8:11, 11: 7) Winterthur February 9, 2020
Cup winners field men STV Wigoltingen TSV Jonah 5: 1 (15:14, 11: 7, 11: 5, 10:12, 14:12, 13:11) Affeltrangen September 21, 2019
Masters field men SVD Diepoldsau-Schmitter Fistball Widnau 4: 0 (11: 9, 11: 9, 11: 8, 11: 9) Jonah September 8, 2019
Champion field women TSV Jonah FB Neuendorf 3: 0 (12:10, 11: 8, 11: 5) Jonah September 8, 2019
AustriaAustria Austria
Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
Master Hall men Union Tigers Vöcklabruck FBC Linz AG Urfahr 4: 0 (11: 6, 12:10, 11: 6, 11: 6) Kufstein February 15, 2020
Masters Hall women Union Haidlmair swing shoe Nussbach ASKÖ Seekirchen 4: 1 (11: 5, 11: 6, 14:12, 8:11, 11: 5) Kufstein February 15, 2020
Masters field men FBC ABAU ASKÖ Linz-Urfahr Union Tigers Vöcklabruck 4: 2 (14:12, 6:11, 11: 8, 11: 7, 11: 9, 12:10) Nussbach June 29, 2019
Champion field women Union Haidlmair swing shoe Nussbach FBC ASKÖ Linz-Urfahr 4: 1 (13:11, 13:11, 6:11, 11: 9, 15:13) Nussbach June 29, 2019
NamibiaNamibia Namibia
Championship title Title holder Final opponent Sentence result venue date
Master men SK Windhoek 2 SK Windhoek 1 4-0 Windhoek 22nd September 2012




See also


  • Hanspeter Brigger / Hanspeter Erni: Fistball: envisaged ( Info )
  • Hanspeter Brigger / Hanspeter Erni: Fistball: learning while playing ( Info )
  • Simone Pfenninger: Fistball: 1000 training ideas ( Info )

Web links

Commons : Fistball  album with pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Fistball  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. German Fistball League, IFA rules from April 1, 2017 (pdf)
  2. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : Italian trip in Project Gutenberg ( currently not usually available for users from Germany )
  3. Club history. The Hirschfelder fistball sport can look back on some great successes. In: Website of the FSV 1911 Hirschfelde. Retrieved December 15, 2016 .
  4. Christian Lee: European Cup history - Hirschfelde won the first cup. In: January 18, 2012, accessed December 15, 2016 .
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