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IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 30th and 31st July 2021 in Nador, Morocco.

Subscription is open to all countries around the world (pending a controlled Corona-19 situation).

Tournament’s announcement (23/12/2020) ► https://korfball.sport/?p=24883

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

 

Morocco to host first World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

The IKF is extremely happy to announce that the first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held this summer in Nador, Morocco. The event will take place on 30th and 31st July 2021, pending a controlled Corona-19 situation. Subscription is open to all countries around the world.

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

 

IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020

It is time to announce a new korfball community building event: the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020!

The current corona situation maybe prevents us from organising events where we can meet in person, but it doesn’t prevent us from staying connected as korfball community. To strengthen the connection between all IKF member countries, korfball clubs and individuals, the IKF has decided to launch the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020.

This ‘event’ is held in the weekend of 29 and 30 August and will be created by everyone together. Combining all type of beach korfball activities in the same weekend. We challenge all korfball lovers over the world to organise a beach korfball activity in this weekend. A tournament, a match, or whatever kind of activity you like to do and show. Just connect your activity with the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020 and be part of the event!

Let’s be very clear; Safety goes first! So please make sure that you are well informed and always respect the guidelines of the (local) government to avoid spreading the corona virus. Don’t organise activities that can harm the health of yourself or others.

Having said that, the corona situation and imposed limitations are very diverse all over the world and in many countries sport activities, specially outdoors, are allowed and even stimulated. Physical activity or exercise strengthens your immune system and lower the risk of getting sick. And maybe more importantly, doing sports is fun and helps both your body and mind to stay healthy!

Make sure to follow the IKF Social Media Channels to know how you can connect your beach korfball activity. And of course, in the case there is no beach available where you are located, but you still want to be part of the event, you are more than welcome to connect any another kind of korfball activity!

 

Share and follow all the activities using the hashtags #WorldBeachKorfballWeekend and #WBKW2020

Official IKF Beach Korfball profiles: www.beachkorfball.sportinstagram.com/beachkorfball and facebook.com/Beachkor

 

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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

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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

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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.

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The eight countries competing for the Senior’s title were:

  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales

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).

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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: @BeachKor
Instagram: @beachkorfball
Twitter: @beachkorfball

Facebook (LOC) + Live streaming games: @BKWC2019Bonson

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019

The Federation Korfbal France (FKF) will host the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 in cooperation with the city of Bonson. The event will be open to both seniors and U19, just like the last edition of this event. The event will take place on 6-7 July in Bonson, France.

At the senior’s tournament, of every country 1 team will participate (as long as there are no withdrawals). At the U19’s tournament countries had the possibility to participate with 2 teams to increase the number of participating teams in this age category. The Netherlands is the only country who took this opportunity and will participate with 2 teams in France. Because of the withdrawals of the Welsh U19 and Hungarian U19 team, a second U19 team from Belgium and France will participate. The second French team participates out of competition.

Final ranking senior: 1. Portugal 2. Netherlands 3. Belgium 4. Hungary 5. Wales 6. England 7. France 8. Marocco

Final Ranking U19: 1. Belgium 1 2. Netherlands 2 3. Netherlands 1 4. Belgium 2 5. France 1 6. France 2

Venue: Rue du Stade 42160 Bonson France

More info ► https://korfball.sport/?p=18950

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Bonson is ready for the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe): 7-8 July 2019

Next Saturday starts the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 in Bonson, France. During the weekend of 6-7 July, teams from eight different countries will compete to become the 2019 European Beach Korfball champions.

On Day 1, the majority of the preliminary matches for the seniors are played. The last match for each team is played on Sunday. After the preliminary round, the teams will be divided into those who will be playing for place 5-8 and those who will be played for place 1-4. The semifinals and finals will all be played on Sunday.

In the U19 category, all preliminary matches will be played on Saturday, after which they will be divided into 2 pools. Pool A consist 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, will be played on Sunday.

For the updated match schedule released on Wednesday, July 3rd, go to the EVENT PAGE.

The best ranked European team in both categories will become European Beach Korfball Champion 2019. There are eight countries participating in the Senior’s competition and three* countries in the U19’s.

The eight countries competing for the Senior’s title are:

  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales

The three* countries competing for the U19’s title (with 2 teams each one) are:

  • 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 will participate out of competition.).

To stay up to date with everything regarding the Beach Korfball World Cup, follow www.beachkorfball.sport, the event page and the Social Media channels of the IKF Beach Korfball:

Facebook: @BeachKor
Instagram: @beachkorfball
Twitter: @beachkorfball

Facebook (LOC): @BKWC2019Bonson

Participants Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 known

In three months’ time, from 6 to 7 July, the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 will be held in Bonson, France. There will be a competition for both Seniors and for U19 teams. The best ranked European team in both categories will become European Beach Korfball Champion 2019. During the press conference just given by the Local Organizing Committee in Bonson, the countries who will be participating at the Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 are announced. There are eight countries who will participate in the Senior’s competition and five countries in the U19’s competition.

The eight countries competing for the Senior’s title are:

  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales

The six countries competing for the U19’s title are:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Hungary
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales

To stay up to date with everything regarding the Beach Korfball World Cup, follow the website, the event page and the Social Media channels of the IKF Beach Korfball:

Facebook: @BeachKor

Instagram: @beachkorfball

Twitter: @beachkorfball

Chinese Taipei: 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) Champion

Congratulations to Chinese Taipei’s national beach korfball team for becoming the very 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) champion after beating China in yesterday’s final at Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

This tournament took place on 9 and 10 March 2019 hosted by Hong Kong Korfball Association as excellent local organizer. During two great and intense days, the University Group tournament and the official Open Group were played, ending with these final rankings:

*The Open Group participants were competing for the IKF World Cup Title, whereas the University Group pool were playing for an official IKF Recognized competition.

OPEN GROUP:

1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Hong Kong
4rth place: Japan
5th place: Thailand

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UNIVERSITY GROUP:

1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Thailand
4rth place: Hong Kong

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This is a great step forward in the international development of beach korfball around the world. With this event added to the IKF Competition Calender, two Beach Korfball World Cups will be organized in 2019. The next one will take place from 6 to 7 July in the French city of Bonson, that will host the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019.

LIVE STREAMING GAMES:

You can review and watch again all the games, images and results visiting the following link: facebook.com/bkwcasia2019

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DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY:

By Hong Kong China Korfball Association.

 

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019: Open group results

End of Day 2 at the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019 that has taken place from 9 to 10 March 2019 in Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

This Sunday, the Open group teams competed during the whole day for the big trophy: be the 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup Asia Champion! At the end of the day, and after some interesting and tight games under an intermittent soft rain, the final ranking was defined:

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1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Hong Kong
4rth place: Japan
5th place: Thailand

 

Congratulations to all participants and the Hong Kong China Korfball Association for an extraordinary organization of this 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup Asia.

You can review and watch again all the games, images and results visiting the following link: facebook.com/bkwcasia2019

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY:

By Hong Kong China Korfball Association (to be updated).

 

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019: University group results

End of Day 1 at the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019 that is taking place from 9 to 10 March 2019 in Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

Today was the University Group tournament, competing for an official IKF Recognized special award. After an exciting and excellent competition performed by all teams, this is the final ranking:

1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Thailand
4rth place: Hong Kong

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Tomorrow Sunday, March 10th, the Open Group participants will compete for the IKF World Cup Title (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand).

TOURNAMENT’S MATCH SCHEDULE:

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For more information go to the event page: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-asia-2019

LIVE STREAMING GAMES & UPDATED RESULTS:

Visit the following link to watch via Facebook Live the live webcastings of all the games and to check the updated results and the latest images:

Official Facebook event page: facebook.com/bkwcasia2019

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY:

By Hong Kong China Korfball Association

 

Events

IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 30th and 31st July 2021 in Nador, Morocco.

Subscription is open to all countries around the world (pending a controlled Corona-19 situation).

Tournament’s announcement (23/12/2020) ► https://korfball.sport/?p=24883

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”