IKF World Korfball Championship 2019
August 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The 11th IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 will take place in South Africa in the city of Durban from 1 till 10 August 2019. The team managers meeting will take place on 31 July.
The IKF WKC 2019 will contain the highest number of participants in the history of korfball. The number of 16 countries during the IKF WKC 2015 in Belgium has grown to 20 participating countries at this year’s edition. The participating countries all have qualified themselves during their Continental Championships in 2018.
Of the initial 20 countries that qualified for the IKF WKC 2019 the Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe, unfortunately, had to withdraw. While also the first reserve of the Americas (Brazil) was not able to step in, the first reserves of Europe (Slovakia) and Asia (Macau China) have been approached as replacements. Both countries happily accepted the invitation.
The 20 countries, divided into 4 pots, have been divided into 5 pools of 4 countries through an open draw. The countries from pot 1 had a fixed position in the pools. You can rewatch the draw on this link: Pool Draw Video WKC2019
- Qualified participants: ikf.org/?p=19728
- Tournament set-up and draw criteria: ikf.org/?p=19763
- Pool composition: ikf.org/?p=20130
- Promotional video: Watch on Youtube
- #TheTeamFiles (Interviews): korfball.sport/wkc2019
- IKF WKC History event booklet: Read document
Follow the #WKC2019 on social media!
|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D||Pool E|
|Catalonia||Poland||Hong Kong China||Suriname||South Africa|
|New Zealand||Ireland||Slovakia||Macau China||Japan|
The top three of each pool and the highest ranked fourth-placed country qualify for the round of 16 and stay in the race for the Championship title. The remaining 4 countries play in a round-robin format to determine their positions in the final ranking (positions 17-20).
|Day 1||hall 1||hall 2|
|Day 2||hall 1||hall 2|
|Day 3||hall 1||hall 2|
Day 4 - Sunday - 4-8-2019
|Day 5||hall 1||hall 2|
|Day 6||hall 1||hall 2|
|Day 7||hall 1|
|Day 8||hall 1|
|Day 9||hall 1|
|Fri||12:00||RSA - MAC|
|9-8-2019||13:45||Ranking 15/16||JPN - IRL|
|15:30||Ranking 13/14||AUS - SVK|
|17:15||Ranking 11/12||POL - HUN|
|19:00||Ranking 9/10||ENG - CAT|
|Day 10||hall 1|
|10-8-2019||10:45||Ranking 7/8||POR - CZE|
|12:30||Ranking 5/6||GER - SUR|
|14:15||Ranking 3/4||TPE - CHN|
|16:00||Ranking 1/2||BEL - NED|
The IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 will, for the first time ever, consist of 20 countries. Of the initial 20 countries that qualified for the IKF WKC 2019, the Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe, unfortunately, had to withdraw. While the first reserve of the Americas (Brazil) was not able to step in, the first reserves of Europe (Slovakia) and Asia (Macau China) have been approached as replacements. Both countries happily accepted the invitation.
The participating countries are (20 countries):
|Countries||IKF World Ranking*|
|Chinese Taipei (AS)||2|
|Czech Republic (EU)||7|
|Hong Kong (AS)||11|
|Macau China (AS)||30|
|New Zealand (OC)||16|
|South Africa (AF)||15|
*Based on the World Ranking of 31 December 2018.