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The Dutch KV Fortuna is the new IKF Europa Cup Champion!

The IKF Europa Cup 2020 that took  place in Budapest, Hungary, from 9 to 11 January 2020 has its new champion: the Duth team of KV Fortuna. During this 3-day event, national korfball champions from eight European countries have been competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  Spectacular and intense games took place during these 3 days, with some unforgettable matches such as the semifi-final between the Portuguese NC Benfica and the Belgian Kon. Kwik, today’s Bronze medal game NC Benfica – SG Pegasus, as well as the game for 5th place which faced the Hungarian 1908 SZAC Budapest vs Trojans KC from England.

A great event organised by the Hungarian Korfball Association and lots of local volunteers and professionals that brilliantly helped to host all the fans and supporters that attended the event. Thank you very much to all them!

The final IKF #ECUP2020 RANKING and results are as follows:

1st place: KV Fortuna (NED)
2nd place: Kon. Kwik KC (BEL)
3rd place: SG Pegasus (GER)
4th place: NC Benfica (POR)
5th place: Trojans KC (ENG)
6th place: SZAC Budapest (HUN)
7th place: KC Barcelona (CAT)
8th place: České Budějovice (CZE)

Gold medal: KV Fortuna  (NED)

Gold medal: KV Fortuna (NED) – © Marco Spelten

Silver medal: Kon. Kwik KC (BEL)

Silver medal: Kon. Kwik KC (BEL) – © Marco Spelten

Bronze medal: SG Pegasus (GER)

Bronze medal: SG Pegasus (GER) – © Marco Spelten

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All games can be watched again on IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings on ► www.worldkorfball.sport. More info & tournament rules can be found on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=20069

On these posts you will find reviews with results, live videos and images of each day of competition.
Day 1 Reviews ► Day 2 Reviews ► Day 3 Reviews ► Finals Reviews

DAY 3 Results (Saturday 11.1.2020)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 For places 7/8 Barcelona (CAT) – Budějovice (CZE) 28-14 📺 / 📊
12:15 For places 5/6 Budapest (HUN) – Trojans (ENG) 14-15 GG 📺 / 📊
14:00 Bronze medal Pegasus (GER) – Benfica (POR) 19-18 📺 / 📊
16:00 Final Fortuna (NED) – Kwik (BEL) 34-18 📺 / 📊

 Review all the #ECUP2020 on social media!

You can also review the best moments of the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

Day 3 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

IKF Europa Cup 2020 Day 3 (Finals): Updated results, images & videos

Final day of competition at the the IKF Europa Cup 2020 that is taking place in Budapest, Hungary, from 9 to 11 January 2020. During this 3-day event, national korfball champions from eight European countries have been competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  The last three editions were won by the Dutch TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the new champion: the Belgian Kon. Kwik KC or the Duth KV Fortuna? And the always spectacular and intense Bronze medal it’s going to be a “must-watch” game between the German SG Pegasus and the Portuguese NC Benfica  !

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on ► www.worldkorfball.sport. More info & tournament rules can be found on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=20069

*On these posts you will find reviews with results, live videos and images of each day of competition.
► Day 1 Reviews ► Day 2 Reviews ► Day 3 Reviews ► Finals Reviews

Updated Results & Final Match Schedule 
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DAY 3 (Saturday 11.1.2020)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 For places 7/8 Barcelona (CAT) – Budějovice (CZE) 28-14 📺 / 📊
12:15 For places 5/6 Budapest (HUN) – Trojans (ENG) 14-15 GG 📺 / 📊
14:00 Bronze medal Pegasus (GER) – Benfica (POR) 19-18 📺 / 📊
16:00 Final Fortuna (NED) – Kwik (BEL) 34-18 📺 / 📊

 Follow the #ECUP2020 on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

Day 3 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

IKF Europa Cup 2020 Day 2: Updated pools, results, images & final games links

Second day of competition at the the IKF Europa Cup 2020 that is taking place in Budapest, Hungary, from 9 to 11 January 2020. During this 3-day event, national korfball champions from eight European countries are competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  The last three editions were won by the Dutch TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the new champion? Discover it here!

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on ► www.worldkorfball.sport. More info & tournament rules can be found on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=20069

On this post you will find updated reviews with results, live videos and images of the 2nd day of competition (group phase & crossings).

*On these other posts you will find reviews with results, live videos and images of each day of competition.
► Day 1 Reviews ► Day 2 Reviews ► Day 3 Reviews ► Finals Reviews

Updated Results & Final Match Schedule after Days 1 & 2 
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 POOL A – Points Day 1 Day 2 Total  Position
KV Fortuna (NED) 6 3 +9  1st
NC Benfica (POR) 6 0 +6  2nd
KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) 0 0 +0  4th
KC Barcelona (CAT) 0 3 +3 3rd
 POOL B – Points Day 1 Day 2 Total  Position
Kon. Kwik KC (BEL) 6 3 +9 1st
Trojans KC (ENG) 3 0 +3  3rd
SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e.V. (GER) 3 3 +6 2nd
1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN) 0 0 +0 4th

#ECUP2020 Match Schedule

DAY 2 (Friday 10.1.2020)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
9:00 A Budějovice (CZE) – Barcelona (CAT) 10-20 📺 / 📊
10:50 B Budapest (HUN) – Pegasus (GER) 7-12 📺 / 📊
12:10 A Fortuna (NED) – Benfica (POR) 23-9 📺 / 📊
13:30 B Kwik (BEL) – Trojans (ENG) 19-17 📺 / 📊

 

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
16:30 For places 5/8 Barcelona (CAT) – Budapest (HUN) 0-0 📺 / 📊
17:50 For places 5/8 Budějovice (CZE) – Trojans (ENG) 0-0 📺 / 📊
19:10 Semi-final 1 Fortuna (NED) – Pegasus (GER) 0-0 📺 / 📊
20:30 Semi-final 2  Benfica (POR) – Kwik (BEL) 0-0 📺 / 📊

DAY 3 (Saturday 11.1.2020)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 For places 7/8 Barcelona (CAT) – Budějovice (CZE) 28-14 📺 / 📊
12:15 For places 5/6 Budapest (HUN) – Trojans (ENG) 14-15 GG 📺 / 📊
14:00 Bronze medal Pegasus (GER) – Benfica (POR) 19-18 📺 / 📊
16:00 Final Fortuna (NED) – Kwik (BEL) 34-18 📺 / 📊

 Follow the #ECUP2020 on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

Day 2 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Semi-finals

IKF Europa Cup 2020: Updated reviews & pools after Day 1

From 9 to 11 January 2020 the IKF Europa Cup 2020 is taking place in Budapest, Hungary. During this 3-day event, national korfball champions from eight European countries are competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  The last three editions were won by the Dutch TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the new champion? Discover it here!

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on ► www.worldkorfball.sport. More info & tournament rules can be found on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=20069

On this post you will find updated reviews with results, live videos and images of the 1st day of competition (group phase).

*On these other posts you will find reviews with results, live videos and images of each day of competition.
► Day 1 Reviews ► Day 2 Reviews ► Day 3 Reviews ► Finals Reviews

PARTICIPANTS (Group phase updated ranking pools):

 POOL A – Points Day 1 Day 2 Total  Position
KV Fortuna (NED) 6 0 +6  1st
NC Benfica (POR) 6 0 +6  2nd
KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) 0 0 +0  4th
KC Barcelona (CAT) 0 0 +0 3rd
 POOL B – Points Day 1 Day 2 Total  Position
Kon. Kwik KC (BEL) 6 0 +6 1st
Trojans KC (ENG) 3 0 +3  2nd
SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e.V. (GER) 3 0 +3 3rd
1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN) 0 0 +0 4th

#ECUP2020 Match Schedule

DAY 1 (Thursday 9.1.2020)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
9:30 B Trojans (ENG) – Pegasus (GER) 15-16 📺 / 📊
10:50 A Benfica (POR) – Budějovice (CZE) 16-5 📺 / 📊
12:10 A Barcelona (CAT) – Fortuna (NED) 10-32 📺 / 📊
13:30 B Budapest (HUN) – Kwik (BEL) 11-22 📺 / 📊

 

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
16:00 A Budějovice (CZE) – Fortuna (NED) 10-31 📺 / 📊
17:20 B Budapest (HUN) – Trojans (ENG) 17-20 📺 / 📊
19:00 A Barcelona (CAT) – Benfica (BEL) 15-21 📺 / 📊
20:20 B SG Pegasus (GER) – Kwik (BEL) 11-17 📺 / 📊

DAY 2 (Friday 10.1.2020)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
9:00 A Budějovice (CZE) – Barcelona (CAT) 0-0 📺 / 📊
10:50 B Budapest (HUN) – Pegasus (GER) 0-0 📺 / 📊
12:10 A Fortuna (NED) – Benfica (POR) 0-0 📺 / 📊
13:30 B Kwik (BEL) – Trojans (ENG) 0-0 📺 / 📊

 

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
16:30 For places 5/8 Barcelona (CAT) – Budapest (HUN) 0-0 📺 / 📊
17:50 For places 5/8 Budějovice (CZE) – Trojans (ENG) 0-0 📺 / 📊
19:10 Semi-final 1 Fortuna (NED) – Pegasus (GER) 0-0 📺 / 📊
20:30 Semi-final 2  Benfica (POR) – Kwik (BEL) 0-0 📺 / 📊

DAY 3 (Saturday 11.1.2020)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 For places 7/8 Loser G#13-Loser G14 0-0 📺 / 📊
12:15 For places 5/6 Winner G13 – Winner G14 0-0 📺 / 📊
14:00 Bronze medal Loser G#15-Loser G16 0-0 📺 / 📊
16:00 Final Winner G#15-Winner G16 0-0 📺 / 📊

Follow the #ECUP2020 on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
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► instagram.com/korfball_org

Everything’s ready in Budapest to start the IKF Europa Cup 2020

From 9 to 11 January the IKF Europa Cup 2020 will take place in Budapest, Hungary. During this 3-day event, national korfball champions from eight European countries will be competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  The last three editions were won by the Dutch TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the 2020 new champion? Follow and discover it in here and watch all games and results live on www.worldkorfball.sport!

PARTICIPANTS:
POOL A: KV Fortuna (NED), NC Benfica (POR), KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) and KC Barcelona (CAT).
POOL B: Kon. Kwik KC (BEL), Trojans KC (ENG), SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e.V. (GER) and 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN).

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on ► www.worldkorfball.sport. More info & tournament rules can be found on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=20069

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Follow the #ECUP2020 on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

 

Header photo (right side): Gertrude de Vries (@korfbalfoto.nl)

IKF Europa Cup 2020 1st Round: KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) and KC Barcelona (CAT) qualify for the Final Round in Budapest


Final scores at the IKF Europa Cup 2020 1st Round that took place from 13 to 15 September 2019 in the French city of Saint-Étienne.

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GROUP PHASE FINAL RANKING POOLS:
Pool A
1st place: KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) – 9 points
2nd place: KC Barcelona (CAT) – 6 points
3rd place: FJEP Bonson (FRA) – 3 points
4th place: Cardiff City & Met Korfball (WAL) – 0 points

Pool B
1st place: KS Sokół Serock (POL) – 9 points
2nd place: Marmara University Sport Club (TUR) – 6 points
3rd place: KK SPU Nitra (SVK) – 3 points
4th place: Edinburgh Mavericks (SCO) – 0 points

After the Group Phase results and final pool rankings, these were the final games and results played on Day 3 (Sunday, 15/9):

Day 3 – Sunday
Match Number Match Name Time Home Team Away Team Result
13 Semi Final 1 08:15 KCC Sokol České Budějovice Marmara University Sport Club 12-10
14 Semi Final 2 09:20 KC Barcelona KS Sokół Serock 14-12
15 For 7th-8th place 10:25 Cardiff City & Met Korfball Edinburgh Mavericks 12-10
16 For 5th-6th place 11:30 FJEP Bonson KK SPU Nitra 9-10
17 For 3rd-4th place 12:35 Marmara University Sport Club KS Sokół Serock 15-17
18 Final 13:40 KCC Sokol České Budějovice KC Barcelona 22-15
14:45 CLOSING CEREMONY

KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) and Korfbal Club Barcelona (CAT) were the winners of the semi-final matches. These two best teams of this event qualify for the IKF Europa Cup Final Round that will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 9 to 11 January 2020. They will join the six countries that already secured their spot for their national champions during the 2019 IKF Europa Cup edition. More info ► www.korfball.sport/?p=20069

IKF EUROPA CUP 2020 1st ROUND Final Ranking:

1st place: KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE) – Qualified for the IKF ECUP 2020 Final Round
2nd place: KC Barcelona (CAT) – Qualified for the IKF ECUP 2020 Final Round
3rd place: KS Sokół Serock (POL) – 1st reserve team for the IKF ECUP 2020 Final Round
4th place: Marmara University Sport Club (TUR)
5th place: KK SPU Nitra (SVK)
6th place: FJEP Bonson (FRA)
7th place: Cardiff City & Met Korfball (WAL)
8th place: Edinburgh Mavericks (SCO)

 

More info & full match schedule on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=19745
Live results, play-by-play, statistics, top scorers and updated ranking pools on ► www.worldkorfball.sport
History booklet of the IKF Europa Cup on ► Pdf document
Live streaming games (via Facebook Live) on ► facebook.com/FKF.Officiel

The tournament was also present on social media on the following profiles:
► facebook.com/FKF.Officiel
► instagram.com/federation_korfbal_france

(c) Images by Theo van der Linde

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All ready for the 1st Round of the IKF Europa Cup 2020 (13-15 Sept ’19)


From 13 to 15 September 2019 the Korfball ‘Champions League’ for European club teams will start in France. Eight national champions will compete in the city of Saint-Étienne in the 1st Round of the IKF Europa Cup 2020.

The two best teams of this event will qualify for the IKF Europa Cup Final Round that will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 9 to 11 January 2020. They will join the six countries that already secured their spot for their national champions during the 2019 IKF Europa Cup edition.

IKF Europa Cup 2020 1st Round – PARTICIPANTS:
Pool A
KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE)
KC Barcelona (CAT)
Cardiff City & Met Korfball (WAL)
FJEP Bonson (FRA)

Pool B
Marmara University Sport Club (TUR)
KS Sokół Serock (POL)
KK SPU Nitra (SVK)
Edinburgh Mavericks (SCO)

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More info & match schedule on ► www.korfball.sport/?p=19745
Live results, play-by-play, statistics, top scorers and updated ranking pools on ► www.worldkorfball.sport
History booklet of the IKF Europa Cup on ► Pdf document

 

You can also follow the tournament on social media visiting the following profiles:
► facebook.com/FKF.Officiel
► instagram.com/federation_korfbal_france

 

TOP/SolarCompleet (NED): New 2019 Europa Cup champion!

The 53rd IKF Europa Cup 2019 has its champion: TOP/SolarCompleet (NED), after beating in today’s final the Belgian Boeckenberg KC by 31-16. During this 3-day event, national champions from eight European countries have been competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy in the Belgian city of Kortrijk. The English Trojans KC ended in third position in the Bronze medal game against SG Pegasus fromGermany.  A great tournament with exciting and tight matches in an spectacular arena. Thanks to all organizers, volunteers, supporters, officials and teams for an unforgettable tournament. You can rewatch and enjoy all games again on our channels!

Official Event website: www.ecup2019.com
Live streaming games and live results, scorers and statistics on www.worldkorfball.org

IKF ECUP 2019 Final results
Saturday, 12 January 2019:

#  Time Result  Video/Stats  For_place:
17 12:30 Brno KK (CZE) Marmara (TUR) 21-11 📺 / 📊  7th-8th
18 14:30 NC Benfica (POR) 1908 SZAC (HUN) 13-12 📺 / 📊  5th-6th
19 17:00 Trojans KC (ENG) SG Pegasus (GER) 25-11 📺 / 📊  Bronze
20 19:00 TOP (NED) Boeckenberg (BEL) 31-16 📺 / 📊  Final
20:30 MEDAL & CLOSING CEREMONY 

IKF ECUP 2019 Final ranking

Position Team
1st TOP/SolarCompleet (NED)
2nd Boeckenberg KC (BEL)
3rd Trojans KC (ENG)
4th SG Pegasus (GER)
5th NC Benfica (POR)
6th 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN)
7th Brno KK (CZE)
8th Marmara University (TUR)

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

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IKF ECUP 2019 Final games
Saturday, 12 January 2019:

Day 3 Final reviews

Brno – Marmara 21-11 (16-5)

Two teams whose national federations will need to participate in the first round with the reigning champions competed for the places 7/8 on the final day.

With an additional two minutes per quarter higher scores were possible. And that was exactly what happend on the Czech side in the first half. Good focus in combination with less pressure by defenders made that the match was played long before the final whistle.

It was an occasion for some reserve players to show their skills.

Congratulations to both teams!

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

Benfica – Szac GG 13-12 (12-12) (8-8)

Two teams that had hoped for more struggled for the fifth place. But especially in Q1 the battle was situated on the defending side with a low score as a result (2-3)

Szac for a short period of time dominated and created a small advance. Time for Benfica to raise the level and to have it all square at half time.

Same scenario in the second half. Much enthusiasm, no success. This game had to be decided by a golden goal. And so it did!

After many minutes it was Joana Faria that scored the winning goal.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

Trojans – Pegasus 25-11 (11-6)

It has been a while since we had a clash between the traditional champion teams from England and Germany like it was always the case in the early days of the Europa Cup outdoor.

The English played one of the best tournaments and also now they were master of the game. Pegasus attacks were too transparant and the few shots, even from close by, did not find their way into the korf.

It must be said that at that time the scoring percentage of Trojans was extremely high. With 5 ahead at half time, Germans would still have hope.

Same scenario in the second half, Trojans clearly the better team and Germans trying to reverse the setting.

As a conclusion we may state that this is a well earned bronze for Trojans and that Pegasus earns respect for the efforts that were made to give a strong opponent a hard time.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

Top/Solar Compleet – Boeckenberg 31-16 (15-9)

The question was how long the Belgian champion would be able to keep the margin as close as possible. And, it must be said, in the first quarter this went quite well until dominance in rebound from the Dutch and uncontrolled personal defence on the other side resulted in 9-4

In a pure mathematical  perspective the second quarter saw nearly a winner with an accurate Top in the beginning and a better scoring Boeckenberg towards the end.

What is always a problem when playing Dutch teams, is difference in length giving attacks oceans of time to prepare shots and to give confidence to shooters. Boeckenberg did what was possible but was insufficient to create surprises (21-12 after Q3)

Match over and moments for other players to have a taste of topkorfball.

Congratulations to the KBKB for a perfect tournament. A better final would have been a beautiful present but Top was too outstanding.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

 

Review all the tournament!

Live again this great tournament and review all moments on www.worldkorfball.org (live streaming games, live statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers,…), and 24/7 on IKF social media profiles and via the hashtags #ECUP2019 and #korfball:

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IKF ECUP 2019 Day 3: Finalists known!

Day 3 will be the last at the IKF Europa Cup 2019. During this 3-day event, national champions from eight European countries have been competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  The last two editions were won by the Dutch national champion TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the 2019 champion? The Dutch team or the local Boeckenberg KC? And for Bronze medal? Follow, watch and enjoy all games live on our channels!

Official Event website (info & tickets): www.ecup2019.com
Live streaming games and live results, scorers and statistics on www.worldkorfball.org

IKF ECUP 2019 Day 3 Match schedule (Finals)
Saturday, 12 January 2019:

#  Time Result  Video/Stats  For_place:
17 12:30 Brno KK (CZE) Marmara (TUR) 21-11 📺 / 📊  7th-8th
18 14:30 NC Benfica (POR) 1908 SZAC (HUN) 13-12 GG 📺 / 📊  5th-6th
19 17:00 Trojans KC (ENG) SG Pegasus (GER) 25-11 📺 / 📊  Bronze
20 19:00 TOP (NED) Boeckenberg (BEL) 31-16 📺 / 📊  Final
20:30 MEDAL & CLOSING CEREMONY 

Day 3 Final games

Day 3 Final reviews

Brno – Marmara 21-11 (16-5)

Two teams whose national federations will need to participate in the first round with the reigning champions competed for the places 7/8 on the final day.

With an additional two minutes per quarter higher scores were possible. And that was exactly what happend on the Czech side in the first half. Good focus in combination with less pressure by defenders made that the match was played long before the final whistle.

It was an occasion for some reserve players to show their skills.

Congratulations to both teams!

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

Benfica – Szac GG 13-12 (12-12) (8-8)

Two teams that had hoped for more struggled for the fifth place. But especially in Q1 the battle was situated on the defending side with a low score as a result (2-3)

Szac for a short period of time dominated and created a small advance. Time for Benfica to raise the level and to have it all square at half time.

Same scenario in the second half. Much enthusiasm, no success. This game had to be decided by a golden goal. And so it did!

After many minutes it was Joana Faria that scored the winning goal.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

Trojans – Pegasus 25-11 (11-6)

It has been a while since we had a clash between the traditional champion teams from England and Germany like it was always the case in the early days of the Europa Cup outdoor.

The English played one of the best tournaments and also now they were master of the game. Pegasus attacks were too transparant and the few shots, even from close by, did not find their way into the korf.

It must be said that at that time the scoring percentage of Trojans was extremely high. With 5 ahead at half time, Germans would still have hope.

Same scenario in the second half, Trojans clearly the better team and Germans trying to reverse the setting.

As a conclusion we may state that this is a well earned bronze for Trojans and that Pegasus earns respect for the efforts that were made to give a strong opponent a hard time.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

Top/Solar Compleet – Boeckenberg 31-16 (15-9)

The question was how long the Belgian champion would be able to keep the margin as close as possible. And, it must be said, in the first quarter this went quite well until dominance in rebound from the Dutch and uncontrolled personal defence on the other side resulted in 9-4

In a pure mathematical  perspective the second quarter saw nearly a winner with an accurate Top in the beginning and a better scoring Boeckenberg towards the end.

What is always a problem when playing Dutch teams, is difference in length giving attacks oceans of time to prepare shots and to give confidence to shooters. Boeckenberg did what was possible but was insufficient to create surprises (21-12 after Q3)

Match over and moments for other players to have a taste of topkorfball.

Congratulations to the KBKB for a perfect tournament. A better final would have been a beautiful present but Top was too outstanding.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

IKF ECUP 2019 Final ranking

Position Team
1st TOP/SolarCompleet (NED)
2nd Boeckenberg KC (BEL)
3rd Trojans KC (ENG)
4th SG Pegasus (GER)
5th NC Benfica (POR)
6th 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN)
7th Brno KK (CZE)
8th Marmara University (TUR)

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Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude de Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

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IKF ECUP 2019 Day 2: Live reviews, results & games

This is the match schedule for Day 2 at the IKF Europa Cup 2019. During this 3-day event, national champions from eight European countries are competing for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy.  The last two editions were won by the Dutch national champion TOP/SolarCompleet. Who will be the 2019 champion? Follow it here!

Official Event website (info & tickets): www.ecup2019.com
Live streaming games and live results, scorers and statistics on www.worldkorfball.org

Ranking pools after Day 1

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Final ranking pools after Day 2 Morning games

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IKF ECUP 2019 Day 2 Match schedule & updated results
Friday, 11 January 2019:

#  Time Pool Results  Video/Stats
9 9:00 A Benfica (POR) Trojans (ENG) 13-14 GG 📺 / 📊
10 10:15 B Brno (CZE) Pegasus (GER) 15-17 📺 / 📊
11 11:30 A Boeckenberg (BEL) Marmara (TUR) 16-13 📺 / 📊
12 12:45 B 1908 SZAC (HUN) TOP (NED) 9-18 📺 / 📊
14:00 BREAK
13 16:30  For places 5-8 Benfica (POR) Brno (CZE) 9-8 📺 / 📊
14 17:45  For places 5-8 Marmara (TUR) 1908 SZAC (HUN) 7-17 📺 / 📊
15 19:00  1st Semi final Trojans (ENG) TOP (NED) 5-21 📺 / 📊
16 20:15  2nd Semi final Boeckenberg (BEL) Pegasus (GER) 17-12 📺 / 📊


Day 2 Morning games

Day 2 Morning reviews

Benfica – Trojans GG: 13-14 (regular: 13-13) (half time: 8-10)

We should be able to plan the key games for the evening session. Obviously this match was decisive for places 3 and 4. This means struggle, passion and effort between two teams equally strong.

None of the competitors could create a margin and there was never a decrease of tension. All what is needed for a top game was there, close defence, attacks interrupted by the sound of the shot clock, blocked shots and beautiful tactical plays. The smallest of margins with 5′ to go in favour of Trojans forced the Portugese to take risks and the English were not prepared to suffer from the same mistakes as before against Boeckenberg. (12-13)

With 11″ to go Benfica managed to equal the score with a golden goal scenario as a result. The first English attack being unsuccessful, the second one was the good one. After what they showed in the previous matches, maybe a well earned victory.

So typical for korfball that losers and winners embraced each other despite joy and disappointment!

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Brno – Pegasus 15-17 (6-6)

Also now one could expect a close game. And although the tempo was much slower with less scoring, it remained an interesting confrontation. One could feel that this match would only start after the break.

After some tactical instructions of the coaches we noticed more speed but mixed with rougher actions  and infringements but also more goals. This is exactly what was needed to please spectators. The Germans , due to a better rebound in attack, took the lead in Q3. Too many easy shots from a close range were missed by Brno attackers with time unavoidably running out.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Boeckenberg – Marmara 16-13 (10-5)

The fact that after the first quarter the Belgian champion had the lead (2-1) against a qualifier from the first round forces to say that Belgian korfball is going through a crisis.

Luckily there was a bunch of sheering school children to encourage the Belgians where the present korfball community was astonished by the performance of the Turkish team that was able to score 13 goals!

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Szac – Top/Solar Compleet (2-10)

It was an opportunity for the Hungarians to show the strong progress they made the last years against a B team of Top.

As indicated earlier Szac did not play their best tournament, leaving the best players on te bench. The reserves still have a long way to go. Defence maybe was all right but just two scores score after 16′ is not very inspiring.

Top, on the other hand, amused the public with unconventional attacks with one handed running in shots.

The second half was the better one fro Szac. Was it not for the playing level, shots went in more easily to stroll to an acceptable final result

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Day 2 Evening games

Day 2 Evening reviews

Benfica – Brno 9-8 (4-6)

The match that would decide who was going to play for places 7-8 or 5-6 seemed to be in favour for Brno at least in the first half.

And even later it remained unpredictable what be the outcome. Two teams eager to avoid first rounds played too carefully and therefore too slow. This made it easy for defenders to prevent opponents from shooting and on top we marked many attacks without shots.

At the end it was the inspiration of the best Portugese player that sentenced Brno to a trip to Saint Etienne.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Marmara – Szac 7-17 (4-9)

Marmara completely missed their start and was condemned to a pursuit all the way through the match.

It was very unfortunate that Marmara was unable to repeat a previous performance which would have given a hard time to the Hungarians. At the end it became a walk over.

One may hope that Marmara will seize a chance during a first round tournament to qualify for 2020.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Trojans – Top/Solar Compleet 5-21 (2-9)

What can you say in favour of a team that scores only 2 goals in the first and three in the second half time? That it was overpowered by a Dutch champion that is ready for the final!

Trojans played a good tournament so far but it was swiped from the floor by a quick, athletic and powerful Top with an outstanding female scoring machine.

Trojans, with their minds set on the match of the day after, did what they could but that was not enough to prevent the opponent to enjoy the public with dynamic korfball. An opportunity for the English to bring in reserve players to savour high level play.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Boeckenberg – Pegasus 17-12 (9-7)

Much attention for this match. Interesting to find out whether the Germans, like in the Europeans, were able to upset the Belgians. When this was maybe the case in the beginning, too many bad decisions and passes, gave Boeckenberg the occasion to create a gap (6-3)

When shot clocks were replaced due to technical failure Boeckenberg immediately scored two perfectly countered by the Germans keeping the game on the highest level of tension.

Boeckenberg, at the start of Q3, now played the better korfball, whereas Germans were trying with individual actions. With an unstoppable Nick Janssens, after a sabbatical period, the match was decided minutes before the final signal.

Photos by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl & Gertrude Vries – korfbalfoto.nl

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IKF ECUP 2019 Day 3 Match schedule (Finals)
Saturday, 12 January 2019:

#  Time Result  Video/Stats  For_place:
17 12:30 Brno KK (CZE) Marmara (TUR) 21-11 📺 / 📊  7th-8th
18 14:30 NC Benfica (POR) 1908 SZAC (HUN) 13-12 GG 📺 / 📊  5th-6th
19 17:00 Trojans KC (ENG) SG Pegasus (GER) 25-11 📺 / 📊  Bronze
20 19:00 TOP (NED) Boeckenberg (BEL) 31-16 📺 / 📊  Final
20:30 MEDAL & CLOSING CEREMONY 

Day 3 Final games

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