The first Austrian Sungka tournament was held on November 30 at the Völkerkunde Museum in Vienna. Sungka is the version of Mancala played primarily in The Philippines.

“Our main idea why we staged this tournament is to open the awareness of the Filipinos and maybe interested Austrians that sungka is a unique Philippine game. Further we want to let children born in Austria with Philippine origin to learn about their cultural heritage,” said Professor Johann Stockinger, the tournament’s organizer.

No reports on the turnout, except that one of the organizers was “happy with it”.