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IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

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. The draw can be watched on the IKF YouTube channel.

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More information:

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U17 Korfball World Cup 2019

The U17 Korfball World Cup 2019 (U17 KWC 2019) will take place from 19-20 June 2019 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV) is the organizer of this event.

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES: Belgium, Catalonia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hong Kong China, Hungary, KNKV RTC South*, Portugal, Slovakia and The Netherlands.

*KNKV RTC South will play out of competition.

This event is organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV/lifovragen.nl and patronized by the IKF.
For more information, go to
 
– Official website: www.u17kwc.com (updating)
– Facebook: facebook.com/U17KWC
– Twitter: twitter.com/U17KWC
– Instagram: instagram.com/U17KWC

IKF U19 World Korfball Championship 2019

From the 19 till 21 April 2019, the first IKF U19 World Korfball Championship (IKF U19 WKC) will take place in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in sport centre ‘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.

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES (12)*:
Belgium, England, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Catalonia, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and The Netherlands.

*Unfortunately, Morocco had to withdraw. For more information: https://korfball.sport/?p=20122 

VENUE:  Sporthal Kalverdijkje, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Kalverdijkje 77A, 8924 JJ Leeuwarden)

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS:
Video (I): youtu.be/WKDEqa7ndmw
Video (II): youtu.be/IM_hf3aEoD4

Social media
Instagram IKF U19 WKC
Facebook IKF U19 WKC
Twitter IKF U19 WKC

Hashtags: #u19wkc #korfball

Photos
Korfballphoto.com
IKF U19 WKC

Livestreams & interviews: worldkorfball.sport
Livestream Hall 1 (to be updated)
Livestream Hall 2 (to be updated)
Interviews (to be updated)

Max van Leeuwen, dies at 87

The IKF regrets to announce the passing of Mr Max van Leeuwen, bearer of the IKF Badge of Honor, at age 87 on 19 March 2019. Mr Van Leeuwen has spent a part of his life supporting the development of korfball, with in particular in the 20th century the emphasis as member of the IKF Promotion Committee, development in the United States of America and as president of the Swan Fund.

He was awarded the IKF Badge of Honor in 2000.

Mr Van Leeuwen is survived by his wife and two children. A mourning ceremony was held on 23 March 2019 in Capelle aan de IJssel, The Netherlands.

IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 – Participants known

In just five and a half months the IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 in Durban South Africa, held from 1 to 10 August, will start. At this point, all the participants are known.

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 participating countries are:

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 China (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
Surinam (AM) 21

The 20 countries will be divided over five pools by a public draw during the IKF U19 WKC, Saturday 20 April. In the coming weeks the pool draw procedure, pot composition and the tournament set-up will be announced. So, keep a close look at the IKF Website and Social Media Channels.

*Based on the IKF World Ranking of December 31st 2018

 

Launch event logo and communication campaign IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

With just over 6 months to go before the start of the IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 in Durban South Africa, held from 1-10 August, the South African Korfball Federation has launched the WKC event logo.

The launch of the event logo initiates the start of the communication campaign towards the IKF WKC 2019. So from now on it is recommended to carefully watch the IKF Social Media Channels.

The first communication that can be expected from the side of the IKF is the official confirmation of the 20 participating countries in South Africa, in the beginning of February. Before the end of the same month also the announcement of the tournament set-up will be shared, including the pool draw procedure and pot composition.

The WKC pool draw itself shall be done publicly and will be conducted during the IKF Under 19 World Korfball Championship from 19-21 April in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The exact date and time of the draw will be communicated at a later stage.

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):

Events

IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

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. The draw can be watched on the IKF YouTube channel.

pools_mini_wkc2019

More information:

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U17 Korfball World Cup 2019

The U17 Korfball World Cup 2019 (U17 KWC 2019) will take place from 19-20 June 2019 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV) is the organizer of this event.

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES: Belgium, Catalonia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hong Kong China, Hungary, KNKV RTC South*, Portugal, Slovakia and The Netherlands.

*KNKV RTC South will play out of competition.

This event is organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV/lifovragen.nl and patronized by the IKF.
For more information, go to
 
– Official website: www.u17kwc.com (updating)
– Facebook: facebook.com/U17KWC
– Twitter: twitter.com/U17KWC
– Instagram: instagram.com/U17KWC