Portugal and U19 Belgium are the new 2019 IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) champions!
The IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 has come to an end with Portugal raising the champions cup in the senior competition and Belgium in the U19. During the weekend of 6-7 July in the French city of Bonson, teams from eight different countries competed to become the 2019 European Beach Korfball champions.
On Day 2 the seniors played their last matches in the preliminary round, then continued with the semifinals and the finals. Portugal played the final against The Netherlands and won by penalty shots, after still level score in overtime. The U19 teams played the quarterfinals in a pool format, after which they continued with the semifinals and finals. The U19 Belgium 1 team beated The Netherlands U19 in the final by 6-4.
SENIORS FINAL RANKING:
1st – Portugal
2nd – Netherlands
3rd – Belgium
4th – Hungary
5th – Wales
6th – England
7th – France
8th – Morocco
Male top scorer: Arne Beeck (Belgium) – 22 goals
Female top scorer: Ilona Luisa van den Berg (Netherlands) – 31 goals
U19 FINAL RANKING:
1st – Belgium 1
2nd – Netherlands 2
3rd – Netherlands 1
4th – Belgium 2
5th – France 1
6th – France 2
Male top scorer: Carel Wielinga junior (Netherlands) – 22 goals
Female top scorer: Lotte Fokker (Netherlands) – 16 goals
On Day 1, the majority of the preliminary matches for the seniors were played. The last match for each team was played on Sunday. After the preliminary round, the teams were be divided into those who were playing for places 5-8 and those who were playing for places 1-4. The semifinals and finals were played on Sunday.
In the U19 category, all preliminary matches were played on Saturday, after which they were divided into 2 pools. Pool A consisted of the numbers 1, 3 and 5 of the preliminary round and pool B of the numbers 2, 4 and 6. These matches, together with the semifinals and the finals, were played on Sunday.
Match schedule & Day 1 updated results: Event page.
The eight countries competing for the Senior’s title were:
- The Netherlands
The three* countries competing for the U19’s title (with 2 teams each one) were:
- Belgium 1 & 2
- France 1 & 2
- The Netherlands 1 & 2
(* Wales and Hungary U19 teams withdraw in the last moments due to unexpected circumstances. The second French U19 team participated out of competition).
More info regarding the Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 is available on www.beachkorfball.sport, the event page and the Social Media channels of the IKF Beach Korfball:
Facebook (LOC) + Live streaming games: @BKWC2019Bonson