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International Korfball Federation largely cancels 2020 International Calendar (Updated)

Update 22 April 2020

In alignment with the KNKV, the IKF had decided to cancel the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe 2020), which was planned for 7-8 August 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Dutch government has announced that the ban on (sport)events in The Netherlands has been extended to 1 September 2020, which automatically means that no event can take place in August. The IKF will not look for another date in 2020 for this event.

Although this announcement probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you following the earlier cancelation of IKF events, it is still a sad moment. However, the IKF would like to thank the Royal Dutch Korfball Federation (KNKV) for their preparational work

Update 4 April 2020

In an extraordinary meeting of the IKF Executive Committee, joined by the Vice-Presidents for Asia and Oceania, the International Korfball Federation has decided to largely cancel or postpone its 2020 international competitions. The global spread of the Covid19 epidemic effectively precludes many international competitions to be held, and creates so much financial and organizational uncertainty to hosts and competitors that many decisions to cancel events can no longer be postponed.

The U21 World Korfball Championship (Taipei, TPE), Asian Korfball Championship (Seoul, KOR), European Korfball Championship/A (Antwerp, BEL), and European Korfball Championship/B (Wroclaw, POL) have all been postponed to 2021.

In coordination with the IKF, the Royal Dutch Korfball Association has decided to cancel the U17 Korfball World Cup (Eindhoven, Netherlands), and U15 European Korfball Championship (Drachten, Netherlands). Both events had been patronaged by the IKF.

Decisions with regard to the Beach Korfball World Cup (The Hague, Netherlands) and Asian U16/U19 Korfball Championship (Udon Thani, Thailand) have been deferred to a later date. The qualifying round for next year’s Europa Cup has also been canceled, and the IKF will review the situation for next year’s Europa Cup and Europa Shield in light of the developments of the various national leagues in Europe. Most European countries have suspended their leagues until further notice.

Jan Fransoo, President: “The IKF is very sad having to take this decision, which was inevitable. Foremost, the health and well-being of all athletes, officials and fans is our first priority. In addition, hosts are currently facing high financial risks and we need to enable them to develop contingency plans early on. We are in close contact with our major event organizers and will be in touch with all event hosts over the next few weeks to further discuss the consequences for the 2020 and later events”

This decision, along with the earlier decision of the International World Games Association to postpone The World Games to 2022, will have major consequences for the entire competition calendar of the IKF for 2021, 2022, and potentially 2023. The Executive Committee in its meeting today reviewed all options and will consult with host cities and other stakeholders over the next few weeks. It is expected that the revised competition calendar for the upcoming years will be announced before the end of April. Decisions with regard to next year’s Europa Cup and Europa Shield will be made latest by July 1, 2020. The final decision with regard to the Beach Korfball World Cup will be made not later than June 1, 2020.

 

Chinese Taipei wins the IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019

Congratulations to Chinese Taipei after beating China 23-5 in the IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019 Final played today in the Chinese city of Shaoxing. Hong Kong won the Bronze medal game against New Zealand (14-9), and all 4 teams are officially qualified to play the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played in 2020 in Chinese Taipei. The last participant team, Thailand, ended in 5th place.

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From 20 to 25 May 2019, the Chinese city of Shaoxing hosted this U21 qualifying tournament, organized by the Chinese Korfball Association.

You can review all final results, top scorers and all the statistics on ► www.worldkorfball.sport

 

 

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More images, videos and pictures can be found on IKF social media profiles:

► Facebook.com/korfball.org
► Twitter.com/korfball
► Instagram.com/korfball_org

Hashtags: #u21AOKC #korfball

Images by Toby Tsui, Pardeep Dahiya and @Shootitnews.

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IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019: Finalists known

Pool games have ended at the IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019. Chinese Taipei has won all its games and will play against China the IKF U21 AOKC 2019 Final tomorrow at 15:30. Hong Kong and New Zealand will play for Bronze medal earlier at 13:30 (local time). The last participant team, Thailand, has ended in 5th place.

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From 20 to 25 May 2019, the Chinese city of Shaoxing is hosting this U21 qualifying tournament for the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played in 2020 in Chinese Taipei.

All tournament’s information can be found on the following link ► korfball.sport/?p=19329

UPDATED RESULTS, SCORERS & STATISTICS:

You can follow all results, scorers and statistics on ► www.worldkorfball.sport

OFFICIAL MATCH SCHEDULE:

IKF event site ► korfball.sport/event/ikf-u21-aokc/#tab-id-2

PARTICIPANT TEAMS (5)*:

Chinese Taipei, China, Hong Kong China, New Zealand and Thailand. (*Sri Lanka, unfortunately, had to withdraw in the last moment).

VENUE:

Shaoxing Sports Center Address: No.1, Tushan Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China.

Share your moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #U21AOKC!

More info on IKF social media profiles:

► Facebook.com/korfball.org
► Twitter.com/korfball
► Instagram.com/korfball_org

Hashtags: #u21AOKC #korfball

Images by Toby Tsui, Pardeep Dahiya and @Shootitnews.

The IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019 has started!

The IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019 (IKF U21 AOKC) has started in the Chinese city of Shaoxing. From 20 to 25 May 2019, national U21 teams of Chinese Taipei, China, Hong Kong China, New Zealand and Thailand will play to qualify for the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played in 2020 in Chinese Taipei.

The Chinese Korfball Association is the organizer of this event.  All tournament’s information can be found on the following link ► korfball.sport/?p=19329

UPDATED RESULTS, SCORERS & STATISTICS:

You can follow all results, scorers and statistics on ► www.worldkorfball.sport

OFFICIAL MATCH SCHEDULE:

IKF event site ► korfball.sport/event/ikf-u21-aokc/#tab-id-2

PARTICIPANT TEAMS (5)*:

Chinese Taipei, China, Hong Kong China, New Zealand and Thailand. (*Sri Lanka, unfortunately, had to withdraw in the last moment).

VENUE:

Shaoxing Sports Center Address: No.1, Tushan Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China.

Share your moments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #U21AOKC!

More info on IKF social media profiles:

► Facebook.com/korfball.org
► Twitter.com/korfball
► Instagram.com/korfball_org

Hashtags: #u21AOKC #korfball

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Images by Toby Tsui, Pardeep Dahiya and @Shootitnews.

IKF WKC 2023 bidding status

The IKF Executive Committee received three (3) bids from IKF member countries as potential organisers of the IKF World Korfball Championship 2023 (IKF WKC).

The bids came from (in alphabetical order) Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic and The Netherlands.

All three bids are received in time and look promising. The challenge is to make the bids even better in the months ahead of us.

The IKF Exco appointed a committee of three (1) to evaluate the bids, (2) to support the countries in further development of the bids, (3) prepare a report for the IKF Exco and the IKF Council and (4) guide the countries towards a formal presentation on day 2 of the IKF Congress Tuesday 6 August 2019 in Durban, South Africa. The presentations are open for all korfball involved persons present in Durban, except for all representatives of the three bidding countries. The IKF Council will evaluate the presentations and the report in its meeting Wednesday 7 August 2019. Based on these evaluations the IKF Council will take a decision. The decision will be made public in the IKF General Meeting Friday 9 August by Jan Fransoo, IKF President.

The evaluation committee of three consists of Joana Faria, Gert Dijkstra and Frans Walvis (as chair).

Chinese Taipei: 2018 Asia Oceania korfball champion!

The 2018 IKF Asia Oceania Korfball champion is Chinese Taipei, after winning China in the IKF AOKC 2018 final 13-22.

Chinese Taipei started the match with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-chinese-taipei-2239
Game: youtube.com/watch?v=RRqFhY7A2z8

In the contest for the bronze medal, Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament, ending 18-17 in favour of the Australians. In the game for 5th place, Japan beated New Zealand 10-13.

After this IKF Asia Oceania Championship 2018, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, are: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.

IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:

1st: Chinese Taipei
2nd: China
3rd: Australia
4th: Hong Kong China
5th: Japan
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
8th: Korea
9th: Indonesia
10th: Philippines

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You can review all games statistics, top scorers, play-by-play and watch all them again on IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

 

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 8 (Finals): Reviews, results, images & videos

On Sunday, August 5th, 2018, the eighth and final day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 took place in the city of Saitama in Japan. On this final day of the tournament New Zealand and Japan were fighting for places 5 & 6 at 11:00, and later on at 13:00, Australia and Hong Kong for Bronze medal. Finally, at 15:00 took take place the big IKF AOKC 2018 final between China and Chinese Taipei. You can review and watch again all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the links below.

* Teams already qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, after this IKF AOKC 2018: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand. 

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 8 RESULTS

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 (5th/6th) New Zealand Japan 10-13
13:00 28 (3rd/4th) Australia Hong Kong 18-17
15:00 29 (1st/2nd) China Chinese Taipei 13-22
16:15 Closing Ceremony

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 27 (for 5th/6th): NEW ZEALAND 10 – JAPAN 13

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/new-zealand-japan-2237

After the pool game between these two teams on the first day, the play off for fifth and sixth rankings in this tournament was always likely to be close. In the first quarter, Japan made better use of their attack and took advantage of uncharacteristic New Zealand defensive lapses to take a 3-1 lead. Although New Zealand overcame the deficit and briefly led, approaching half time Japan had regained ascendency and New Zealand coach Manon Wiegerink made three substitutions in an attempt to take back the initiative. During the third quarter, while New Zealand started to dominate the rebound, shot execution let them down. Three penalty misses in the final quarter also hurt the Kiwi cause, and Japan had enough poise to hold on, claiming fifth place, an excellent achievement by the host, which had an IKF ranking of 42 prior to this tournament. Both teams, of course, proceed to the 2019 IKF World Championship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6gwQ2gimQ

(Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 28 (Bronze medal game): AUSTRALIA 18 – HONG KONG 17

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-hong-kong-china-2238

In the contest for the bronze medal Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament. For almost the entire match there was nothing between the two teams. Australia would score, and Hong Kong China would hit back. With plenty of exciting one on one duels across the whole field, Andrew Hutchesson for Australia and Wing Yan Cheung for Hong Kong China stood out, the latter scoring a game high eight goals. As the end approached, it was clear the bronze would go to whichever team could withstand the pressure more solidly in the final minutes. Australia went two goals clear, and could sense the medals around their necks, which, despite a late Hong Kong China penalty to bring the margin back to a single goal, was how it finished.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8s_Mh2VyV4

(Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 29 (AOKC 2018 Final): CHINA 13 – CHINESE TAIPEI 22

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-chinese-taipei-2239

Chinese Taipei started the final with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqFhY7A2z8

(Video by Japan Korfball)

 

IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:

1st: Chinese Taipei
2nd: China
3rd: Australia
4th: Hong Kong China
5th: Japan
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
8th: Korea
9th: Indonesia
10th: Philippines

You can review all games statistics, top scorers, play-by-play and watch all them again on IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

DAY 8 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 7: Reviews, results, images & videos

Saturday, 4-August-2018 – Seventh day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Saitama, Japan. Yesterday’s results defined the two final games to be played today for places 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. Indonesia and Philippines will play first at 13:30 for 9th place and at 15:15 Korea against Macau China for 7th.

All the other teams will play tomorrow Sunday their next final games. New Zealand and Japan will fight for places 5 & 6 at 11:00, and later on at 13:00, Australia and Hong Kong for Bronze medal. Finally, at 15:00 will take place the big IKF AOKC 2018 final between China and Chinese Taipei. Don’t miss it! You can follow live and watch all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the links below.

* Teams already qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, after this IKF AOKC 2018: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 7 RESULTS

4-Aug #  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 (9th/10th) Indonesia Philippines 25-12
15:15 26 (7th/8th) Korea Macau China 7-8

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 25 (for 9th/10th): INDONESIA 25 – PHILIPPINES 12

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/indonesia-philippines-2235

In the first game of the tournament’s penultimate day the Philippines and Indonesia met in their own final. Two teams with little previous international experience had the opportunity to demonstrate what they had learnt and how they had progressed over the previous week. Indonesia showed that they are the tournament’s most improved team, settling quickly into a fluent style of korfball, with good court awareness and excellent movement. Retna Kumalasari and Apriandi Mauliate Mangaratua dominated the scoring for Indonesia to secure ninth place in a game played in good spirit by both teams.

youtube.com/watch?v=cxJKQQRBcAg (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 26 (for 7th/8th): KOREA 7 – MACAU CHINA 8

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-macau-china-2236

Coming back from the disappointment of failure to qualify for the World Championships yesterday, Korea and Macau China returned today to contest the consolation prize of seventh place. As in the pool game between these two teams two days ago, Korea made the more positive start, and while Macau China had some structure in their attack, goals would not come for them. At half time the score was 3-1 in favour of Korea. In the third quarter Macau China finally found some inspiration to edge ahead on the scoreboard, with Io Kei Chek urging his teammates on. In a tense final quarter, with bench players in short supply for both teams, in fact Korea had none available, the game’s outcome was decided by who had more energy and presence of mind in the final minutes. Korea was awarded two penalties, which if both were scored would have taken the game to golden goal. One was missed, so in the end Macau China, by the slimmest of margins, in the tournament’s lowest scoring game, secured seventh place.

youtube.com/watch?v=tfMuBcgrVx4 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug #  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 New Zealand Japan (5th/6th)
13:00 28 Australia Hong Kong  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 China Chinese Taipei  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-asia-oceania-korfball-championship

You can follow all games play-by-play and review games through IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

DAY 7 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 6: Reviews, results, images & videos

Friday, 3-August-2018 – Sixth day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. After yesterday’s results and final ranking pools, Indonesia and Philippines will play tomorrow Saturday for places 9 and 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. All the other teams will play today to decide their next final games.

On the other hand, after today’s results, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in South Africa are known: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand. Congratulations! 

You can follow live and watch all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the following links:

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 6 RESULTS

3-Aug Match  Day 6 Result
13:30 21 Korea New Zealand  3-22
15:15 22 Japan Macau China   15-7
17:00 23 China Australia   23-14
18:45 24 Chinese Taipei Hong Kong   37-10

 

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 21: KOREA 3 – NEW ZEALAND 22

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-new-zealand-2231

In many respects the first two games today are the most important of the tournament, with both deciding the final two qualifiers from Asia Oceania to the 2019 IKF World Championships. Neither of the two teams in the first match has ever played on the world stage, so history awaited either Korea or New Zealand. New Zealand took the initiative early and ran to an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, grabbing destiny with both hands. Korea was unable to deal with the defensive intensity that New Zealand brought, while the Kiwis held their nerve in attack and waited for the chances to come, which they generally executed efficiently. At half time the lead had extended to12-0. Although New Zealand coach Manon Wiegerink rotated her players after the break, the score kept mounting, with sharp shooters Torsten Ball and Bevan Lawson taking particular advantage. In the end it was New Zealand making travel plans for South Africa.

youtube.com/watch?v=26pQijVjjo8 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 22: JAPAN 15 – MACAU CHINA 7

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-macau-china-2232

Strong defensive pressure from both teams resulted in a low scoring first quarter, as shots were difficult to create. In the second period the situation opened up a little more, as Japan started to build a comfortable lead, based on superior shooting. By the time the final quarter commenced, Japan had earned the opportunity to bring all their squad players into the match, as they became the sixth and final team of the Asia Oceania region to qualify for the 2019 IKF World Championship. , the first time they will feature since 1999. This result also sets up a replay of the closest match of the tournament so far, when New Zealand and Japan were separated by a single goal in their pool match on day one. That replay will be played on Sunday as the match to determine fifth and sixth places.

youtube.com/watch?v=MWIvg5Ku6JY (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 23: CHINA 23 – AUSTRALIA 14

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-australia-2233

In the first half of the first semi-final, both teams came out with high intensity, which resulted in referee Pardeep Dahiya awarding multiple penalties. Late in the second quarter, China started to hit their long shots, to add to the penalty accumulation, establishing a lead for the first time, which at the half time whistle stood at four goals, 11-7. Although they continued to battle, from that point Australia gradually lost touch and China continued to extend their lead, their shooting accuracy again a feature of their powerful game. Top scorer Dongjie Zhang will be satisfied with eight goals, even if six were scored from the penalty spot. China booked its place in the final, while Australia will compete for the bronze medal.

youtube.com/watch?v=yEGLB8KAxI4 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 24: CHINESE TAIPEI 37 – HONG KONG 10

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-hong-kong-china-2234

Chinese Taipei comfortably won the second semi-final. Although Hong Kong China fought valiantly, they could not hold back the tide of attacks from the defending champion, with goals going in regularly as the game progressed. As she has done for most other games this week, Chinese Taipei coach Bird introduced almost her entire bench at half time, today including stars Ya-wen Lin and Shu-ping Chu, who dominated their team’s scoring in the second half. Chinese Taipei advances to the gold medal match against China, while Hong Kong China will play off for third place against Australia.

youtube.com/watch?v=BcRJs3BB6GE (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

DAY 7 MATCH SCHEDULE:

4-Aug Match  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 Indonesia Philippines (9th/10th)
15:15 26 Korea Macau China (7th/8th)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 New Zealand Japan (5th/6th)
13:00 28 Australia Hong Kong  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 China Chinese Taipei  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

 

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-asia-oceania-korfball-championship

You can follow all games play-by-play and review games through IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

 

DAY 6 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018): [updating]

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 5: Reviews, results, images & videos

Thursday, 2-August-2018 – Fifth day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. After today’s results and final ranking pools, Indonesia and Philippines will play on Saturday for places 9 and 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. All the other teams will play tomorrow to decide their next final games. You can follow live all the tournament on worldkorfball.org

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

 

DAY 5 RESULTS

2-Aug Match  Day 5 Result
13:30 17 New Zealand China 15-28
15:15 18 Japan Indonesia   24-15
17:00 19 Australia Philippines   27-8
18:45 20 Korea Macau   14-10

 

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 17: NEW ZEALAND 15 – CHINA 28

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/new-zealand-china-2227

New Zealand and China played an entertaining and competitive match, albeit both had one eye on what comes next in this tournament. Although New Zealand put up more of a fight than their opponents might have expected, China’s quality showed through with their high shooting percentage against the defensive intensity that New Zealand’s other opponents so far have found more difficult to combat. Taking good options in attack created plenty of scoring opportunities for New Zealand, and although they can be pleased with the number of goals they made, they were no match for China in terms of shooting accuracy, which is what took the world’s fifth ranked team to another comfortable victory and confirmed their place at the top of pool A.

youtube.com/watch?v=WGtTfJPq4lIv (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 18: JAPAN 24 – INDONESIA 15

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-indonesia-2228

This was a closer game than expected, with Indonesia showing how much they have learned from their experience of the tournament this week, testing Japan much more seriously than they have their previous opponents. Although the first quarter was tight, Japan took an early lead, which they built further in the second quarter to go six goals clear. Indonesia then mounted a concerted comeback to dominate the third quarter, making space and shooting with much greater fluency than they have during the rest of the tournament, bringing the margin back to just one goal. However, a series of substitutions at three quarter time brought Japan more control, and goals, breaking down Indonesia’s defence to close out the game. While six missed penalties through 40 minutes hurt both teams, the immense improvement Indonesia has made in the last few days is the big story of this game. Japan, meanwhile, confirmed third place in pool A,

youtube.com/watch?v=9qnCIoyJv5o (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 19: AUSTRALIA 27 – PHILIPPINES 8

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-philippines-2229

Australia met the Phillipines in the penultimate pool game. Australia won comfortably without having to play too hard, conserving their energy for the games over the next three days that will determine the medals. Winning confirms Australia has made it to the top four of this tournament and will therefore play in the 2019 World Championship. In their first participation at an IKF Asia Oceania event, the Phillipines will play off for ninth and tenth.

youtube.com/watch?v=FIhspKCWNfM (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 20: KOREA 14 – MACAU CHINA 10

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-macau-2230

In the final pool game Korea and Macau China met to determine who will play Japan and who will play New Zealand tomorrow for qualification to the 2019 IKF World Championship in Durban 12 months from now. Korea made the more positive start, shackling Macau China in a tight and effective defensive net to end half 9-4 ahead. Dutch master coach Atte van Haastrecht gave his players a stern motivational message at half time, and while it made some difference, encouraging Macau China to play with a little more purpose, they were unable to break the resistance of Korea, who remained resolute in defence and more clinical in attack. They will therefore play New Zealand tomorrow while Macau China will play Japan, with the winners of those two reaching the qualification goal.

youtube.com/watch?v=jZ4bDPiIQ3c (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

RANKING POOLS AFTER DAY 5:

Pos Pool A Points  Pos Pool B Points
1 Chinese Taipei 12 1 China 12
2 Australia 9 2 Hong Kong China 9
3 Korea 6 3 Japan 6
4 Macau China 3 4 New Zealand 3
5 Philippines 0 5 Indonesia 0

 

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DAY 6 MATCH SCHEDULE

3-Aug Match  Day 6 Result
13:30 21 Korea New Zealand  0-0
15:15 22 Japan Macau China   0-0
17:00 23 China Australia   0-0
18:45 24 Chinese Taipei Hong Kong   0-0

 

DAY 7 MATCH SCHEDULE:

4-Aug Match  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 Indonesia Philippines (9th/10th)
15:15 26 L21 L22 (7th/8th)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 W21 W22 (5th/6th)
13:00 28 L23 L24  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 W23 W24  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

 

DAY 5 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):