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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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IKF WKC 2019: Match schedule published

The match schedule for the upcoming IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 has been published. You can find it on the following link: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-world-korfball-championship-2/#tab-id-2

The Tournament Rules have also been sent to all participant countries. This IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 will be held from 1-10 August in Durban (South Africa). The pool draw was webcasted live last April 20th.

The draw split the 20 teams participating in the event into five first-round pools (*) of four teams each.

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The top three teams from each pool and the highest ranked fourth-placed team, qualify for the Round of 16 (*) and compete for the Championship title. The remaining four countries will play each other in a round-robin format to decide their position in the final ranking (position 17-20).

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All WKC matches will be live-streamed through IKF YouTube channel. For more information about the event, follow www.korfball.sport and IKF Social Media profiles:
– On Facebook: @korfball.org
– On Instagram: @korfball_org
– On Twitter: @korfball

Draw confirms pool composition for IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

Following the draw on Saturday 20 April, the pool composition of the IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 held from 1-10 August in Durban (South Africa) has been confirmed. The draw was webcasted live across multiple media platforms.

The draw of the IKF WKC 2019 has split the 20 teams participating in the event into five first-round pools (*) of four teams each. The five pools for the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 are:

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The top three teams from each pool and the highest ranked fourth-placed team, qualify for the Round of 16 (*) and compete for the Championship title. The remaining four countries will play each other in a round-robin format to decide their position in the final ranking (position 17-20).

round 2

All WKC matches will be live-streamed through IKF YouTube channel. For more information about the event, go to www.korfball.sport or keep an eye on the IKF Social Media channels:
Facebook: @korfball.org
Instagram: @korfball_org
Twitter: @korfball

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.

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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.

pools_mini_wkc2019

More information:

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