IKF President Jan Fransoo and CTKA President Edward Huang have signed the hosting contract for the 2023 IKF World Korfball Championship. The Championship will likely be held in October 2023, with the exact dates to be confirmed later. The contract allows for up to 20 countries to take part – the IKF Council will decide next year on the number of countries (16 or 20) and will then also decide on the quota for each continent.
The CTKA won the right to host the 2023 IKF World Korfball Championship beating the Netherlands and the Cezch Republic earlier this year. The bid was extensively supported by the Mayor of City of Taipei and the Sport Administration of Chinese Taipei. Following the awarding of the hosting right, the CTKA requested permission from the IKF to change the location of the 2020 U21 IKF World Korfball Championship from Hsinchu to Taipei. The IKF approved this change. This implies that the venue of the U21 WKC and the venue of the first and second round of the WKC will be the same, allowing for extensive testing of certain concepts for catering and venue management to be tested next year. A key element of the bid was that the hotel and the venue would be within walking distance; already next year that will also be the case. The semi-finals and finals of the WKC will be played in Taipei’s Heping Arena.
While in Taipei, President Fransoo also met with Director-General Kao of the Chinese Taipei Sports Administration, Deputy Mayor Tsai of Taipei City, and Sports Commissioner Lee of Taipei City. All reconfirmed their extensive support for both events. Extensive initial discussions were held regarding the involvement of schools in the event, and the commitment of media for the event.
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IKF President Fransoo is in Taipei this week for various meetings with the leadership of the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association and the President of IKF Asia. The President commended the CTKA with winning the silver medal at The World Games in Wroclaw this Summer. Also, he thanked the CTKA Exco and IKF Asia President Huang for their extensive support developing korfball in Asia. Thanks to the efforts of the CTKA, now three Asian countries rank in the world’s top 10 and a file requesting recognition has been submitted to the Olympic Council of Asia.
Today, President Fransoo and President Huang met with the Chinese Taipei Sports Minister and the director of the International Affairs department to discuss future opportunities for major IKF events in Taiwan and further collaboration in the development of korfball in Asia.
The team of Chinese Taipei is the IKF Asia Korfball Champion after beating Hong Kong China in the final with a remarkable 39 – 14 score. Chinese Taipei underlined their strength in this 4th IKF AKC in Jaipur, India. Hard work and determination pay off. The other Asian countries have work to do to bridge the gap with Chinese Taipei.
Referee in the final was Ding Ma Martin from China.
Chinese Taipei in yellow. Hong Kong China in white.
In the bronze medal match China beat the home team from India by 17-16. China was trailing the home team for most of the match. At half time after 20 minutes the score was 6-10 in favor of India. After 27 minutes the biggest gap in scoring was 10-16. From that moment the Indian scoring machine failed to be successful and China came closer and closer. Only 3 minutes before the end the Chinese team for the first time in the match equalized the score at 16-16 by topscorer Ding-Xin Wang with 6 goals. The final 17th score came from Liang Zhang. China earned the bronze medal.
China in purple. India in blue.
IKF President Jan Fransoo today met in Taipei ((TPE) with Deputy Sport Minister Wang to pay tribute to the excellent development that korfball has made across the island over the past decades. The IKF President was accompanied by IKF Asia President Ying-Che Huang and CTKA Secretary General Chien-Ting Chen. The visit coincided with Chinese Taipei reaching the second place on the IKF World Ranking for the first time in history following their silver medal at last month’s IKF U23 World Korfball Championship.
Mr Wang continued to pledge full support for the various initiatives of the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association. The IKF President also praised Mr Wang and the present and previous leadership of the CTKA for the tremendous work they are doing to support IKF Asia. Discussions were also held about hosting potential future events in Taiwan.
Subsequently, the IKF President, the IKF Asia President, and the CTKA Secretary General also met with the Chinese Taipei University Sports Federation. Discussions evolved around the participation of Chinese Taipei in the upcoming first FISU World University Korfball Championship in Portugal in 2018, and the prospects of the second FISU World University Korfball Championship in 2020.
Three female players from Taiwan will play this season in the Netherlands’ Korfball League, the strongest club competition in the world. Ya-Wen “Wen” Lin (21) and Chou-Ying “Joyce” Li (26) will join Dalto, while Dan-Lin “Alice” Huang will join DVO.
The three players will bring international experience to the two teams in the Korfball League, and are part of the Chinese Taipei national team that will compete in this year’s IKF World Korfball Championship in Belgium.
Lin has played for Chinese Taipei in the World Games in 2013 in Colombia, the IKF Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship in 2014 in Hong Kong, twice in the IKF Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship, the IKF University World Cup and the IKF U23 World Korfball Championship.
Li has played for Chinese Taipei in the same events, but in addition played at the 2007 and 2011 IKF World Championships and is the most experienced female players of the Asian champion.
Huang has played for Chinese Taipei in the IKF Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship in 2014 in Hong Kong and the IKF University World Cup in 2015 in England. She is also an international referee and officiated in this year’s IKF Asia-Oceania U23 Championship in Taiwan.
Sources: Dalto, NLKorfbal, DVO, worldkorfball.org. Photo credit: Ben Masvelder (via Twitter)
Chinese Taipei is the great winner in these first Korfball4 Championships in Asia for U19 & U16 teams.
In both age groups the youngsters from Chinese Taipei win the gold medal with clear wins over theire opponents. Congratulations.
The final day results in both age groups U19 and U16 Korfball4 in Asia are:
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Match 44 MAS (Malaysia) — CHN (China) was decided after Golden Goal.
IKF Asia announced the arrival of a new event; the1st IKF Asian University Korfball
The matches are scheduled from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 August 2013 in the Gymnasium of National Taipei University of Education (NTUE) in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.
The eligibility of players is referred to the general regulation of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
So far 8 teams in total from 5 IKF Asia member countries have confirmed their participation.
Dr. Shouu-Chuyan YANG passed away aged 83 peacefully in the morning May 10th , the same date Prof. Eugene CHEN, Father of korfball Chinese Taipei, left to heaven in 2004. “Uncle Yang” (his nickname in the society of Chinese Taipei korfball athletes) acted as the President of the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association in 1993-1997 and furthermore, with the help of his fluent Japanese and English, the IKF innovated the development and promotion of korfball in Japan in 1998 and successfully organized the Korfball Tournament, the 6th World Games 2001 in Akita.
Recent years, Dr. Yang’s had been suffering heart illness and spinocerebellar atrophy. His last showing up in the international korfball stage was 2008 IKF U23 World Korfball Championship in Kaohisung, Chinese Taipei (see the attached photo). The funeral service will take place in his hometown, Hualien, at 09:00 am local time Wednesday 22 May.
Dr. Yang was born in 1931 to become the 2nd child of 10-child family of Yang. He and his wife, Michelle MA, also construct their own big family with 2 sons, 2 daughters and 12 grandchildren. We wish Yang’s wife, children, grandchildren and relatives of the family strength in the period ahead of them. The korfball world will remember Dr. Yang with the greatest respect.