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IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

The IKF Council voted on 6 November 2015 in favor for the bid of South Africa to be the host country of the IKF WKC 2019.

The 11th IKF World Korfball Championship will take place in South Africa in the city of Durban. The match days are 1 till 10 August  2019. The team managers meeting will take place 31 July.

South Africa

IKF U19 WKC 2019

From the 19 till 21 April 2019, the first IKF U19 World Korfball Championship will take place in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in sportcentre ‘t Kalverdijkje.

During this event, the best U19 national teams will showcase their talent and compete for the trophy.

Which team will gain the first official U19 World Championship?

The KNKV (Koninklijk Nederlands Korfbal Verbond) is the local organizer.

IKF Europa Cup 2019

From Thursday 10 January till Saturday 12 January 2019 the 53rd IKF Europa Cup final round korfball event will be played in Belgium with 8 national champion club teams from Europe.

The Royal Belgium Korfball Federation (KBKB) is the 2019 organiser. The KBKB will organize the IKF ECup in Sportcampus Lange Munte, 8500 Kortrijk (see images below).

Which team wins the IKF Europa Cup in 2019?

Will TOP/Solar Compleet become the first ever IKF Europa Cup club team;  winning with three (3) IKF ECups in a row?

The full IKF History Booklet of this event with all details on all preceding events is available in the IKF website: CLICK HERE for IKF Europa Cup History December 2018

Official Event website: http://www.ecup2019.com/

Official Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/225711027996457

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Upcoming events: IKF ECup 2019 and IKF EShield 2019

Since that the last IKF event of 2018 had been played a few weeks ago, it is time to look foward to the first IKF events of 2019. Traditionally, these are the IKF Europa Cup and the IKF Europa Shield, both club events.

IKF Europa Cup 2019

The IKF Europa Cup 2019 will be held in Kortrijk, Belgium, from the 10th of January up untill the 12th of January. During this event, national champions from six European countries will compete, as well as two teams who qualified during the IKF Europa Cup First Round in September 2018. The eight teams are divided into two pools:

Pool A Pool B
Kon. Boeckenberg KC (BEL) TOP/SolarCompleet (NED)
NC BENFICA (POR) KK Brno (CZE)
Trojans Korfball Club (ENG) SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e.V. (GER)
Marmara University (TUR) 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN)

The last two editions were won by the Dutch national champion TOP/SolarCompleet, who will not be satisfied this year by anything else than a third trophy in a row. However, the other teams are determined to showcase their best play and to claim the victory at last.

Official Event websitehttp://www.ecup2019.com/

For more information, including the match schedule, tournament rules and the playing location, go to: ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-cup-2019

All matches are webcasted live at our youtube channel: youtube.com/user/ikfchannel

The official event facebook page: facebook.com/events/225711027996457

You can review and watch again all this tournament on www.worldkorfball.org (full games, statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers,…), and on IKF social media profiles via hashtag #korfball:

 

IKF Europa Shield 2019

The 17th edition of the IKF Europa Shield will be organized by the Czech Korfball Association in Prostějov, from the 25th till the 27th of January. The Czech Republic is represented by two club teams during the event, and those are accompanied by club teams from Englang, Hungary, Turkey, Catalonia, Germany and Portugal. The teams are divided into two pools:

Pool A Pool B
Bec Korfball Club (ENG) Schweriner-Korfball-Club e.V. 67 (GER)
Grupo Desportivo dos Bons Dias (POR) CK Vallparadis (CAT)
KCC SOKOL České Budějovice (CZE) Szentendrei Honvéd Kinizsi SE (HUN)
Haydarpasa Lisesi Sport Club (TUR) SK RG Prostějov (CZE)

In 2018, KV Adler Rauxel won the IKF EShield. With them being absent this year, the chances of the runner-up of 2018, Bec Korfball Club, seem to have increased. The English club team has won the Eshield in 2017 and 2016 and surerly will give it their all to win this edition too.

However, since the IKF EShield has been characterized by close results in resent years, exciting  matches resulting in surprising results can be expected during this edition.

For more information, including the match schedule, tournament rules and the playing location, go to: ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-shield-2019

You can review and watch again all this tournament on www.worldkorfball.org (full games, statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers,…), and on IKF social media profiles via hashtag #korfball:

 

IKF Europa Cup 2019 1st round

The weekend of 21, 22 and 23 September 2018 is the kick-off weekend for the IKF Europa Cup 2019; the Korfball Champions League for European club teams. In the city of Kocaeli, Turkey five national champions will compete in the IKF Europa Cup First Round. The two best teams of this event will automatically qualify for the IKF Europa Cup Final Round in Kortrijk (Belgium) from 10-12 January 2019. They will join the six countries that already secured their spot during the 2018 IKF Europa Cup edition.

Image (c) Laura Soothill

Match schedule IKF Europa Cup 2019 First Round available

The weekend of 21, 22 and 23 September 2018 is the kick-off weekend for the IKF Europa Cup 2019; the Korfball Champions League for European club teams. In the city of Kocaeli, Turkey five national champions will compete in the Europa Cup First Round. The two best teams of this event will automatically qualify for the Europa Cup Final Round in Kortrijk (Belgium) from 10-12 January 2019. They will join the six countries that already secured their spot during the 2018 IKF Europa Cup edition.

PARTICIPANTS:

1908 SZAC Budapest HUN
Cardiff City & Met WAL
Club Korfbal Castellbisbal CAT
FJEP Bonson FRA
Marmara UNIVERSITY SPORT CLUB TUR

 

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-cup-2019-1st-round

You can follow all games play-by-play through IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org.

More images, reports, highlights, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available also on IKF social media profiles (#korfball):

IKF presents competition calendar 2017-2021

With the new IKF competition calendar 2017-2021 the number of (official) tournaments has increased. A clear choice have been made by the IKF Council to invest in the future of korfball by putting more emphasis on youth competition.

This means that starting from 2018 annually there will be held an Under 21 Korfball Championship, either a continental or world championship.

Apart from that the former (unofficial) Under 19 Korfball World Cup has been transformed into an official Under 19 World Korfball Championship, bi-annually organised. In the years without a World Championship Asia and Europe will have continental Under 19 Championships.

To stimulate korfball development around the globe, the Under 19 European Korfball Championship has been given an ‘Open’ status. This to provide the opportunity for countries in continents where no continental events are being organised to further develop the sport. For now the same thing counts for the Asian countries to give them the opportunity to play against the strongest European teams and keep improving their level.

The composition of the competition calendar for the seniors has remained the same as in the last years, with a yearly program for at least the top countries; a bi-annual continental championship in the even years is alternated with the World Korfball Championship and the World Games in the uneven years.

VIEW CALENDAR: IKF Global Continental Competition Overview 2017-2022 (.pdf)

 

 

Durban in South Africa awarded next IKF World Korfball Championship

The IKF Council voted on 6 November 2015 for the country and city of the 11th IKF World Korfball Championship. The two bidders New Zealand and South Africa made their presentations to the IKF Council and other korfball delegates in the room. The session was open to all delegates.

IKF president, Mr Jan Fransoo, opened the envelope with the vote result Saturday 7 November 2015 immediately following the IKF General Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. All over 70 delegated present in the IKF General Meeting took the message and within one minute after the announcement the first messages were on social media as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The president of the South African Korfball Federation, Mr Les Williams (left on the photo), reacted very positive on the announcement; “South Africa and South African korfball are ready to prepare an excellent event in four years time.”

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The winners of the bid for the 11th IKF World Korfball Championship in 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

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IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

The IKF Council voted on 6 November 2015 in favor for the bid of South Africa to be the host country of the IKF WKC 2019.

The 11th IKF World Korfball Championship will take place in South Africa in the city of Durban. The match days are 1 till 10 August  2019. The team managers meeting will take place 31 July.

South Africa

IKF U19 WKC 2019

From the 19 till 21 April 2019, the first IKF U19 World Korfball Championship will take place in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in sportcentre ‘t Kalverdijkje.

During this event, the best U19 national teams will showcase their talent and compete for the trophy.

Which team will gain the first official U19 World Championship?

The KNKV (Koninklijk Nederlands Korfbal Verbond) is the local organizer.