Day 1 at the IKF Europa Cup 2019 in Kortrijk, Belgium. During this 3-day event, national champions from eight European countries are competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy. The last two editions were won by the Dutch national champion TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the 2019 champion? Follow it here!
IKF ECUP 2019 Day 1 Match schedule
Thursday, 10 January 2019:
|1||9:00||A||Marmara (TUR)||Benfica (POR)||8-23||📺 / 📊|
|2||10:15||B||1908 Szac (HUN)||Brno (CZE)||16-10||📺 / 📊|
|3||11:30||A||Boeckenberg (BEL)||Trojans (ENG)||13-12||📺 / 📊|
|4||12:45||B||TOP (NED)||Pegasus (GER)||14-6||📺 / 📊|
|5||16:00||A||Trojans (ENG)||Marmara (TUR)||21-6||📺 / 📊|
|6||17:15||B||Pegasus (GER)||1908 Szac (HUN)||11-8||📺 / 📊|
|7||19:00||A||Boeckenberg (BEL)||Benfica (POR)||13-6||📺 / 📊|
|8||20:15||B||TOP (NED)||Brno (CZE)||25-8||📺 / 📊|
Day 1 Morning games
Day 1 Morning Reviews
Marmara – Benfica 8-23 (7-9)
In the beautiful sports venue of Flanders West, a region where the KBKB as an organiser has just one local club, the edition of the IKF Cup took a start with what could be an interesting match between Marmara from Turkey and Benfica from Portugal.
The first half this scenario was respected with an unpredictable outcome. In the second however Benfica gave a push on the gas pedal with a big margin as a result.
Szac – Brno 16-10 (6-3)
With the excellent performance from the Hungarian champion in the first round in mind Brno was facing a strong opponent.Undoubtedly Szac is the best team from the recent past in Hungary whereas the Czechs with some older players could not create a surprise.
It must be said that Czech Republic slowly regains status within their country and, when the number of top teams will increase, we expect then back on the highest level.
Boeckenberg – Trojans 13-12 (7-9)
With the recent results of the Belgian national team in mind, Trojans fielded the best team. This turned out to be a good idea. Boeckenberg had more scoring opportunities, but the Trojans were all the mote accurate!
As Belgian shooting became better in the second half Trojans had to look for solutions. As the attacks failed to keep the ball in possession long enough to create free chances, the lead went to the opponent (11-10 at the start of the fourth quarter)
When everyone was expecting the GG, an uncontrolled move from a Trojan (disrespect of the distance during a penalty) was decisive for the “match of the day”
Top/Solar Compleet 14-6 (6-4)
Is korfball in progress when even Dutch B teams have trouble beating opponents? If this is the case the IKF has a bright future on the competition side.
In a recent past the German national squad did well and it may be that this was reflected on the German champion team. It kept the gap close till even after the break.
The third quarter was all in favour of Top (11-6). Pegasus became a victim of their own enthusiasm with too many infringements and not enough fluid play. No surprise at the end! If it was not for a serious shoulder injury on the German side.
Day 1 Evening games
Day 1 Evening Reviews
Trojans – Marmara 21-6 (12-2)
Trojans recovered well from a major disillusion and left nothing for a weak opponent. In every part of the sport, both scenically and tactically, they were superior. Shots came with much confidence and accuracy resulting in an enormous gap.
Time for Trojans to test some reserve players giving more opportunities to the Turkish team.
Pegasus – Szac 11-8 (7-3)
It could have been a very high level game but it never came to excitement. Szac had a total off day and the Germans, as a pledge to their injured team mate, never had problems.
A slow paste, bad shooting from both sides did not thrill spectators.
Nevertheless the general level of all teams seems to increase although this was not obvious in this slow match.
Boeckenberg – Benfica 13-6 (6-4)
No problems this time for a highly concentrated Boeckenberg that gave away few chances. Benfica could keep the gap very narrow in the beginning but after the second quarter the Belgian attackers were very successful whereas the defenders prevented the Portugese to take easy shots.
No more close games to satisfy the audience. On the other hand the goal of the match was scored by the IKF secretary general, Joana Faria, after a beautiful assist ion het brother.
Top/Solar Compleet – Brno 25-8 (14-5)
How to resist the supremacy of the giants from The Netherlands? What to do about the easy scoring? Questions that remained unanswered. 9-2 after the first quarter was just the start of a Czech Calvary.
With fluid moves Top showed that this is the team that would be difficult to keep from a next European title!
Ranking pools after Day 1
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Day 1 Image gallery
[Not available] Header image: (c) Adria Garcia
IKF ECUP 2019 Day 2 Match schedule
Friday, 11 January 2019:
|9||9:00||A||Benfica (POR)||Trojans (ENG)||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|10||10:15||B||Brno (CZE)||Pegasus (GER)||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|11||11:30||A||Boeckenberg (BEL)||Marmara (TUR)||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|12||12:45||B||1908 SZAC (HUN)||TOP (NED)||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|13||16:30||Ranking A3||Ranking B4||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|14||17:45||Ranking A4||Ranking B3||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|15||19:00||Ranking A2||Ranking B1||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|16||20:15||Ranking A1||Ranking B2||0-0||📺 / 📊|
Day 2 Morning games
Day 2 Evening games
[To be known]
IKF ECUP 2019 Day 3 Match schedule (Finals)
Saturday, 12 January 2019:
|17||12:30||Loser Game 13||Loser Game 14||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|18||14:30||Winner Game 13||Winner Game 14||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|19||17:00||Loser Game 15||Loser Game 16||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|20||19:00||Winner Game 15||Winner Game 16||0-0||📺 / 📊|
|20:30||MEDAL & CLOSING||CEREMONY|
Day 3 Final games
[To be known]