The IKF hereby publishes the match schedule for the IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) being held from 22 – 30 October 2016 in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. All details IKF EKC: Click here for match schedule and event rules.
The IKF EKC 2016 event rules are published as well.
Matches will be played in 4 quarters of 10 or 7.5 minutes Real Playing Time (RPT)
There will be a break of one (1) minute between quarters one and two and again between quarters three and four. Half time after Q2 shall be 10 minutes.
Each team will be allowed one (1) time out which can be requested at any time when play is stopped.
Each team will be allowed a maximum of 8 (reversible) substitutions.
If scores are level after the end of normal time a “Golden Goal” period of extra time shall be played with a maximum length of 10 minutes RPT. If there is no winner after the “Golden Goal” period, then the match shall be determined by penalties with all eight players from the end of the “Golden Goal” period taking penalties.
We draw your attention to the fact that this is the first time in IKF senior competitions that teams play their matches in four equal quarters of 10 or 7.5 minutes real playing time with one minute breaks between Q1 and Q2 and between Q3 and Q4.
Ten (10) teams are participating in the event. The Netherlands is the defending European Korfball Champion following their win in the last IKF EKC held in 2014 in Portugal.