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Belize’s Ek’Balam Dominating Poktapok Championship s #554307
12/03/21 05:32 AM
12/03/21 05:32 AM
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The Belizean team played and won all four matches.

Game 1 60-0 Panama 1 vs Ek' Balam... in favor Ek' Balam
Game 2 Mexico vs Ek' Balam 27-7 in favor Ek' Balam
Game 3 Ek' Balam Vs Panama 2 74-0 in favor Ek' Balam
Game 4 Ek' Balam Vs Guatemala. 34-0 in favor of Ek' Balam.

Ek'Balam has won all four games so far.

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Game 5 - Ek Balam Vs Guatemala 2. 23-0 in favor Ek' Balam.
Game 6 - Ek'Balam won 41-6 against Mexico.

The Belize Tourism Board congratulates the Ek’ Balam Poktapok team on their successful performance at the PoktaPok World Championship being held in Merida, Yucatan. The team is defending their championship title at the PoktaPok World Cup competition being held from 1 – 4 December 2021. So far, the team has won four consecutive games against teams from Panama, Mexico and Guatemala. The Ek’ Balam team previously won the championship in 2017 and 2019. We wish them continued success in the remaining games!


Re: Belize’s Ek’Balam Dominating Poktapok Championship s [Re: Marty] #554329
12/04/21 06:38 AM
12/04/21 06:38 AM
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Ek’Balam Dominates Once More in World Cup Competition

Belize’s National Pok-ta-Pok team, Ek’Balam is the 2021 Pok ta Pok World Cup Champions. Also known as the “Mayan ball game,” the world cup competition was held in Merida, Mexico. Participating in the tournament are international teams including a delegation from Belize, Guatemala and Panama. Belize was off to a strong start in the two day tournament that kicked off on Thursday, wining four matches consecutively against two Guatemalan teams, as well as Panama and Mexico. News from out of Merida this evening is that Belize’s delegation defeated Guatemala today qualifying for the finals. In the final match this evening Belize defeated Mexico and took first place.

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Belize Tourism Board - "Join us in congratulating the Ek' Balam Belize team on their third championship win at the Pok Ta Pok Championship games held in Merida, Yucatan. The team previously won the Maya ballgame championship in 2017 and 2019. The Belize Tourism Board is proud to have sponsored the team. Congratulations on their well deserved success".

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Re: Belize’s Ek’Balam Dominating Poktapok Championship s [Re: Marty] #554409
12/09/21 06:01 AM
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Ek' Balam Return To Belize After Third Pok-Ta-Pok Win

Belize's Pok-Ta-Pok team is now the three time champion of the ancient Mayan sport. Ek' Balam was welcomed back from their World Cup tournament in Mexico with a motorcade through the streets of Orange Walk Town on Sunday. It's the third consecutive win for this Yo Creek team and at the ceremony, the assistant manager said that these young men were "guerreros," strong and determined. One of the players told our colleagues at CTV3 that he was proud to represent Belize and encouraged others to join the sport.

The 5th World Cup will be hosted by Belize and the Ek' Balam team hopes to get the support of the residents.

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