Spain vs USA
Pro Wallball Exhibition
Description: The United States Wallball Association received a challenge from Spain; Timbo vs. Puchol II. We accepted! Before the main event, selected pro players will compete in the under card.
Spectator Fee – $5
Date: December 9th, 2017
Time: Doors open 1:00pm (pre-matches)
Under card starts at 5:00pm (exhibition finale)
Main Event starts at 7:00pm
Location: MatchPoint NYC – 2350 E 69th St, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Under card Matches:
(1) Junior Male Singles Match
(1) Junior Female Doubles Match
(1) Male “B” Doubles Match
(1) Female “B” Doubles Match
(1) Male Pro Singles Match
(1) Female Pro Doubles Match
(1) Female Pro Paddleball Doubles Match
(1) Male Pro Paddleball Doubles Match
The Pro Athletes
Timbo Gonzalez – USA
From a young age, it was clear Timothy ‘Timbo’ Gonzalez had a natural talent for handball. He first picked up the sport at the age of eight, challenging locals at parks in Kingsbridge, his neighbourhood in the Bronx. Hard work, dedication, and consistent practice brought him success with locals and propelled Gonzalez to win the King of the Courts in 2011, the biggest singles tournament and crown jewel of professional handball competitions. Winning the competition made Gonzalez’s name renowned throughout the handball community and city boroughs. His secret to success lies in the ability to bring strategy to his gameplay and a developed ambidexterity with his swing. After conquering the World Games for the Olympic Committee in Cali, Colombia and the US Open-style handball tournament Simple Green in California, Gonzalez continues to dominate a growing number of competitions in the evolving sport. When he’s not competing, Gonzelez has an active presence in the streets and parks of New York City, hosting clinics and tournaments for youth players to introduce them to the game. He hopes to bring young kids into the sport to foster positive and encouraging influences, just as handball brought to him.
Xavier Puchol – Spain
Francesc Xavier Puchol Catalunya, also known as Puchol II was born in Vinalesa (València) in 1991.Professional player of “Pilota valenciana” he is a part of the staff of professional players that make up the “Federació de Pilota Valenciana” where he holds the first place in the ranking. He has won the most important trophies playing in its modality. Highlighting the “Individual championship”, last 2016 and the “Professional circuit” in 2015. Pucholl II has a Bachelor degree in Physical Activity and Sports Science. His effort to develop himself in each training, he keeps the traditional values while he plays and his interest to spread the sport to achieve greater recognition. His love for this sport, Pilota, is the result of a long family tradition. His father was a professional player and his grandfather was a huge fan / was a pioneer and a huge fan.
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