This third edition of the IKF Asian Championship consists of a record seven participating countries. Among them we have Indonesia (who could almost be considered to be a new country having last played in 1994) and Malaysia (first time at a senior IKF event having competed for the first time in the IKF under 23 AOKC in 2011). Japan, Korea and China Macao are also competing and in korfball terms are very inexperienced having limited tournament experience, particularly in recent years. Hosts China and holders Chinese Taipei make up the list of competing countries. Teams are playing a round robin format (of 2 x 18 minutes) in order to give all competing countries as much experience against different opposition within the time available. On Monday, cross semi-finals and finals will take place to determine the ranking. This event is also the first IKF event to use the new substitution rules where, under certain conditions, players are allowed to return to the match.
The results of day 1 are:
CHN – JPN 24 – 2; INA – MAS 2 – 9; MAC – TPE 4 – 27; KOR – CHN 2 – 19;
JPN – INA 4 – 3; MAS – MAC 7 – 6; TPE – KOR 24 – 2
Ranking after day 1:
TPE 6 pts; CHN 6 pts; MAS 6 pts; JPN 3 pts; INA 0 pts; MAC 0 pts; KOR 0pts