IKF Europe and the IKF Competitions Committee have decided to move the location of the European Bowl tournament, originally scheduled to be held in Turkey from 18-20 October, to Papendrecht (NED). Local organizational problems have driven the IKF to take this emergency measure. IKF will remain in discussion with the Turkish Korfball Association on the hosting of next year’s IKF U21 European Championship.
The European Bowl is a qualification event for next year’s IKF European Championship. It is played in two groups. The first group played its tournament in Slovakia last month. From that event, Slovakia, Serbia, and Scotland qualified. In the event in Papendrecht, the likely participants include: France, Turkey, Wales, Greece, Romania, Ireland and Bulgaria.
The dates for the event will remain identical. The measure is extraordinary, as the IKF will directly make use of the facilities of the largest korfball club in the world, PKC Papendrecht, who have been very supportive in making their facilities and volunteers available. The IKF very much appreciates the cooperative attitude of PKC at this short notice. PKC Papendrecht, under the responsibility of the Royal Netherlands Korfball Association KNKV, are also the host of next year’s IKF Europa Cup Final.
Jan Fransoo2013-07-12 13:56:472013-07-12 13:56:47European Bowl moved to Netherlands