IWBF Asia Oceania Zone is delighted to announce the location and dates for their qualification tournament for the World Championships 2018 in Hamburg.

The tournament will take place in the Chinese Paralympic Training Venue in Beijing, China between the 21st October – 29th October 2017.

In the men’s competition, twelve teams will battle it out for four places at the World Championships, whilst the five women’s teams will compete for two spots in Hamburg.

President of IWBF Asia Oceania, Saad Alazma, said, “The Asia Oceania Zone qualifying tournament has seen strong support from across the region with 12 men’s and 5 women’s teams entered. It is really exciting to see the growth of wheelchair basketball in the region.

“After the success of previous tournaments hosted in China, such as the U25 Women’s World Championships in 2015, we are looking forward to what promises to be a very competitive qualifier for the Asia Oceania Zone.”