IKF Korfball Champions League Round 1-A (2023-24)
September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
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The second season of the IKF Korfball Champions League will start with the IKF Korfball Champions League Round 1. 16 teams will participate in this round, they will compete in either Round 1-A or Round 1-B. In the refined set-up of the IKF KCL that was introduced in May (see this post), the winners of the IKF Korfball Champions League Round 1 will proceed to the IKF Korfball Champions League Round 2. From there they can qualify for the IKF Korfball Champions League Final to Challenger Final. The numbers 2 and 3 of both Rounds 1 qualify for the IKF Korfball Champions League Satellite Final.
The IKF Korfball Champions League Round 1-A will be hosted by Federação Portuguesa de Corfebol in collaboration with NC Benfica from 21 to 23 September 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.
📄 All IKF KCL info and links on: korfball.sport/KCL
Update 6/9/2023 - Match schedule is published. There will be six participants at the IKF KCL R1A, after the withdrawal of Kékvölgy SE from Hungary. This has led to a change in the original tournament set-up. The teams will play each other in a round-robin format. The qualification criteria for the successive KCL events remain unchanged.
Update 6/7/2023 - A live draw for the IKF Korfball Champions League Round 1 took place on July 6. Through this draw, the teams were divided into the two Round 1s, in Cardiff and Lisbon.
Teams were allocated to the events by drawing in pairs. These pairs were based on the IKF Korfball Champions League ranking, which is based on the previous season.
Two teams were already placed; Welsh champion Cardiff City Korfball Club and the runner-up Newport Centurions. The Welsh Korfball Association is hosting the event in collaboration with Cardiff City Korfball Club, which was therefore placed in the IKF KCL Round 1-B. To get to 8 teams, Newport Centurions were invited as extra participant and was therefore also placed in the IKF KCL R1B.
The two qualified Portuguese teams are both not hosting the event, and are therefore included in the draw instead of having a fixed place in Lisbon.
More information: korfball.sport/ikf-korfball-champions-league-2023-24-refined-set-up