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IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Information

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

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More information:

- 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!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

More info and special content can be found on LOC's tournament profiles:
► facebook.com/ikfwkc2019
► twitter.com/ikfwkc2019
► instagram.com/ikfwkc2019

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Match Schedule

Pools:

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E
Netherlands Chinese Taipei Belgium China Germany
Czech Republic Australia England Hungary Portugal
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
Thu 11:00 NED-NZL 10:00 TPE-IRL
1-8-2019 12:45 CZE-CAT 11:45 AUS-POL
14:30 BEL-SVK 13:30 CHN-MAC
16:00 opening ceremony
17:30 POR-RSA 18:15 HUN-SUR
19:15 GER-JPN 20:00 ENG-HKG
Day 2 hall 1 hall 2
Fri 12:00 AUS-IRL CZE-NZL
2-8-2019 13:45 TPE-POL NED-CAT
15:30 POR-JPN ENG-SVK
17:15 HUN-MAC BEL-HKG
19:00 CHN-SUR GER-RSA
Day 3 hall 1 hall 2
Sat 12:00 CAT-NZL TPE-AUS
3-8-2019 13:45 NED-CZE POL-IRL
15:30 SUR-MAC GER-POR
17:15 CHN-HUN RSA-JPN
19:00 BEL-ENG HKG-SVK

Day 4 - Sunday - 4-8-2019

Restday

Day 5 hall 1 hall 2
Mon 12:00 NZL-MAC HKG-RSA
5-8-2019 13:45 K BEL-HUN I TPE-JPN
15:30 F POL-GER E NED-IRL
17:15 J ENG-SUR G CHN-SVK
19:00 H POR-CAT L CZE-AUS
Day 6 hall 1 hall 2
Tue 12:00 HKG-MAC NZL-RSA
6-8-2019 13:45 N CHN-POR Q IRL-POL
15:30 O TPE-SUR R SVK-CAT
17:15 P BEL-CZE S JPN-ENG
19:00 M NED-GER T HUN-AUS
Day 7  hall 1
Wed 12:00 NZL-HKG
7-8-2019 13:45 U POL-CAT
15:30 V ENG-HUN
17:15 W IRL-SVK
19:00 X JPN-AUS
Day 8 hall 1
Thu 12:00 RSA-MAC
8-8-2019 13:45 A1 GER-POR
15:30 A2 SUR-CZE
17:15 Z TPE-BEL
19:00 Y NED-CHN
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
Sat 09:00 ranking 17-18
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
17:30 Closing Ceremony
Participants

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*
Australia (OC) 10
Belgium (EU) 3
Catalonia (EU) 12
China (AS) 4
Chinese Taipei (AS) 2
Czech Republic (EU) 7
England (EU) 6
Germany (EU) 5
Hong Kong (AS) 11
Hungary (EU) 9
Ireland (EU) 20
Japan (AS) 24
Macau China (AS) 30
Netherlands (EU) 1
New Zealand (OC) 16
Poland (EU) 13
Portugal (EU) 8
Slovakia (EU) 17
South Africa (AF) 15
Suriname (AM) 21

*Based on the World Ranking of 31 December 2018.

Details

Start:
August 1 @ 8:00 am
End:
August 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

UKZN Westville Campus Indoor Hall
Westville 3629, Durban, 3629 South Africa
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