Annual IKF Europa event


German championship has new victor!

On Sunday, 6 April 2013 the Club SG Pegasus Rommerscheid from the city of Bergisch Gladbach took over the crown from last year’s Champion Schweriner KC in the German korfball Championship.

An extra match became necessary after ending the regular competition on equal points and the final result went in the favour of Pegasus.

Two of the hardest working club teams stood in the final and  both teams deserve the right to represent Germany in the upcoming international competitions for clubs in Europe.

In the last match points were equal in the first half, before a 15-minute period where no goals were scored until Pegasus broke away to show supremacy and led to the 24-18 victory for the Rhineland area.

SG Pegasus Rommerscheid will proudly represent Germany in 2014 in Papendrecht (NED) at the IKF Europa Cup, Schweriner KC will fight for medals at the IKF Europa Shield tournament.

CK Vallparadis wins 2013 IKF Europa Shield

shieldimageCK Vallparadis/Assessoria confirmed Catalonia’s ranking as the top IKF Europa Shield country by winning 19 – 10 against the German team from Castrop-Rauxel. The result means that Germany have finished runners up for the past three years and the country has yet to ever win the Shield event. The bronze medal game was an all Czech affair with Brno defeating Kolin 23 – 17. Fifth place was earned by Nottingham (ENG) who beat Obudai (HUN) 20 – 11 and seventh place was won by Cascais (POR) who beat AZS Wroclaw (POL) 20 – 7.

The most exciting game of the day was the first semi-final where the eventual winners from Catalonia just squeezed past the eventual bronze medallists – Brno – by a golden goal. Henning SCHMIDT (GER) just edged out Jan SEDY (CZE) by one goal for top male scorer with 17 and Antje MENZEL (GER) was the top female scorer with 16, Berta ALOMKA SESE (CAT) being second with 12.


IKF Europa Shield – semi-finalists now known

Following Saturday’s second session the semi-finalists of the 2013 edition of the IKF Europa Shield are now known. Adler Rauxel (GER), who completed a 100% record in their pool matches following their 13 – 9 win against Cascais, will play Kolin (CZE) following the Czech club’s 8 – 17 defeat to CK Vallparadis (CAT). The other semi-final will be between CK Vallparadis, who also had a 100% record in their pool matches, and Brno (CZE) who rounded off their day with a 14 – 9 win over Obudai (HUN).

Fifth and sixth places will be between Nottingham, who won 20 – 5 against AZS Wroclaw (POL) in the day’s second session, and Obudai (HUN). Fighting it out for 7th and 8th places will be Cascais (POR) and AZS Wroclaw (POL).

Remarkably the number of goals scored in the second session was exactly the same as in the morning session – 95. The top female scorer after the pool matches is Antje MENZEL (GER) with 10, three clear of Marie MASOVA (CZE) and Yvonne WISCHNIEWSKI (GER) who led after the first day. For the men, Jan SEDY (CZE) and Jose Luis JURADO CRUZ (CAT) are top with 10 apiece.