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IKF U19 World Korfball Championship 2019

From the 19 till 21 April 2019, the first IKF U19 World Korfball Championship (IKF U19 WKC) will take place in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in sport centre ‘t Kalverdijkje.

During this event, the best U19 national teams will showcase their talent and compete for the trophy.

Which team will gain the first official U19 World Championship?

The KNKV (Koninklijk Nederlands Korfbal Verbond) is the local organizer.

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES (12)*:
Belgium, England, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Catalonia, Czech Republic, China, Hong Kong China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and The Netherlands.

*Unfortunately, Morocco had to withdraw. For more information: https://korfball.sport/?p=20122 

VENUE:  Sporthal Kalverdijkje, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Kalverdijkje 77A, 8924 JJ Leeuwarden)

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS:
Video (I): youtu.be/WKDEqa7ndmw
Video (II): youtu.be/IM_hf3aEoD4

Social media
Instagram IKF U19 WKC
Facebook IKF U19 WKC
Twitter IKF U19 WKC

Hashtags: #u19wkc #korfball

Photos
Korfballphoto.com
IKF U19 WKC

Livestreams & interviews: worldkorfball.sport
Livestream Hall 1 (to be updated)
Livestream Hall 2 (to be updated)
Interviews (to be updated)

IKF U19 World Korfball Championship: Tournament set-up, pools and match schedule

In just over two months, from 19 to 21 April 2019, the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 will start. The participating countries have been known for a while, but now we can also announce the tournament set-up, the pools for the group stage and the complete match schedule.

The 13 participating countries have been divided into one pool of five and two pools of four countries.

Pool A Pool B Pool C
Netherlands

Germany

Catalonia

Malaysia

Morocco

Chinese Taipei

Portugal

Czech Republic

Hong Kong China

Belgium

England

Hungary

China

Except for two games of pool A, the group stage matches will all be played during the first day of the tournament, Friday, April 19th. Day two will start with the remaining two matches from Pool A. The top three countries of Pool A and the top two countries of Pool B and C will automatically head on to the quarterfinals. The eighth country joining the quarterfinals, will be the winner of an extra match between the third countries of Pool B and C. The remaining five countries will play in a new group, ‘Pool D’, against each other in a round robin system. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be played on Saturday the 20th. The finals will be played on Sunday the 21st.

The matches will consist out of four quarters of eight minutes real playing time, with a one minute break between the first and second quarter as well as between the third and fourth quarter. The half time break will take five minutes. Only exceptions are the matches for the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th place on the final day of the event. Those matches will consist of four quarters of ten minutes.

The tournament will be officially opened through an opening ceremony on April 19th at 11:00 o’clock During the second day of the tournament, the draw for the IKF World Korfball Championship will be held at 14:00 o’clock. The tournament will be closed by a medal ceremony after the last match on Sunday.

From this moment on, you can find the match schedule on the event page and on our Social Media channels. All matches will be broadcasted live on the IKF YouTube channel and on www.worldkorfball.org with live statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers, etc.

 

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