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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

Official websites of the tournament ► https://www.korfball.sporthttp://www.ikfwkc2019.com
Live games and statistics onhttps://www.worldkorfball.sport

Follow all the tournament on social media visiting the following profiles:
https://www.facebook.com/korfball.org
https://www.twitter.com/korfball
https://www.instagram.com/korfball_org

More information:

ikfwkc2019_live

IKF WKC 2019: List of referees and jury officers

The IKF is happy to announce the list of referees and jury officers appointed for the upcoming IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 that will be held from 1 to 10 August in Durban, South Africa.

JURY OFFICERS:

Breugelmans, Marc (BEL)
Dijkstra, Gert (NED)
Faria, Joana (POR)
Kuo-Chin Han, Esther (TPE)
van Heerden, Suzette (RSA)
Kumkevera, Roseline (ZIM)
Van der Linde, Theo (NED)
Piris, Nina (CAT)
R. de O. Silva, Alexandre (BRA)
Sjardijn, Jan (NED)
Stevenson, Sam (SCO)

REFEREES:

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The match schedule and more information about this tournament can be found on the following link: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-world-korfball-championship-2/#tab-id-2

All #WKC2019 matches will be live-streamed through IKF YouTube channel and on IKF’s data website: www.worldkorfball.sport

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

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).

round 2

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

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).

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:

pools_mini_wkc2019

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

Tournament set-up and draw criteria IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

The IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 is getting closer and closer. Today, we announce the tournament set-up and the pool draw criteria.

The 20 participating countries start playing in five pools of four countries. The top three of each pool and the best number four qualify for the round of 16 and stay in the race to become the World Korfball Champion 2019. The remaining four countries will be playing against each other in a round-robin system, with a final at the end, to determine their position in the final ranking (position 17 – 20). The exact match schedule after the group stage will be announced closer to the draw in April.

The best number four will be decided following the rules stated in the IKF Competition Regulations (*), which state that the points earned by each team shall be decisive. In case these points are equal, the goal difference shall be taken into account. If teams are still equal after this, the goals scored by each team shall be the final decisive factor. (*In the case multiple teams end up with the same number of points, the scores against the pool leaders will be taken out.)

To decide the line-up of the five pools, an open draw will be conducted. This draw will be held during the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship in ‘t Kalverdijkje, The Netherlands on Saturday, April 20th at 14:00 o’clock. For the draw, the 20 participating countries have been divided into four pots.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E
Netherlands Chinese Taipei Belgium China Germany
Pot 2 Pot 2 Pot 2 Pot 2 Pot 2
Pot 3 Pot 3 Pot 3 Pot 3 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 4 Pot 4 Pot 4 Pot 4

Pot 1: Netherlands, Chinese Taipei, Belgium, China, Germany.

Pot 2: England, Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary, Australia.

Pot 3: Hong Kong China, Catalonia, Poland, South Africa, Suriname.

Pot 4: New Zealand, Slovakia, Ireland, Japan, Macau China.

 

The draw criteria as decided by the IKF EXCO are:

  • Pool leaders are not drawn but are fixed, based on the top five of the IKF World Ranking.
  • The IKF World Ranking as per 31-12-2018 is used to decide which countries end up in Pot 1-4, taking into account that all Continental champions are at least positioned in Pot three.
  • It is not allowed to have four European, three Asian or two Oceanian countries in the same pool. Therefore the draw of Pot 4 will be adjusted accordingly.
  • The drawing is completed per pot. So, first all countries presented in Pot 2 are drawn, then all countries in Pot 3 and, finally, all countries in Pot 4.

The draw can be followed live through the IKF YouTube channel.

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.

IKF PAKC 2018: Suriname and Dominican Republic qualify for the IKF WKC 2019 in Durban

The two places that give access to the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa are known: Suriname and Dominican Republic are qualified after Sunday’s last results at the IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship 2018 in Cali, Colombia.

DAY 3 RESULTS (4-March-2018):
9:30h SUR-CRC: 23-3
10:45h COL-ARG 11-7
12:00h DOM-BRA 17-6

FINAL RANKING POOL (after Day 3):

1st – SURINAME (15 pts)
2nd – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (12 pts)
3rd – BRAZIL (9 pts)
4th – COLOMBIA (6 pts)
5th – ARGENTINA (3 pts)
6th – COSTA RICA (0 pts)

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:  worldkorfball.org/competitions/ikf-pan-american-korfball-championship-107

All games were filmed and are now available on www.worldkorfball.org, with all the results, play-by-play, statistics and top scorers. You can also find all these full matches and all the images and photographs on Facebook’s PAKC 2018 official event site: www.facebook.com/events/167074280553769/?active_tab=discussion

As usual, on IKF social media profiles you may find images, videos and other info related to this tournament. Follow it using the hashtag #PAKC2018 on

DAY 3 IMAGES (by Dani E.)

IKF PAKC 2018: Day 3. Suriname secures gold; Brazil and Dominican Republic to contest other medals

The last day at the 2nd IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship 2018 has started. The ‘Coliseo Mundialista’ in Cali will host the last 3 important games still to be played. After yesterday’s games and results, Suriname is leading the ranking with 12 points, followed by Dominican Republic and Brazil, that will play today’s last match. The winner will obtain one of the two places that gives access to the next IKF World Korfball Championship in 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

Yesterday Suriname secured the gold medal and is the first country in the world to qualify for next year’s IKF World Korfball Championship.

These were all the results from Day 2 (3-March-2018):

9:30h ARG-SUR: 8-22
10:45h COL-DOM: 12-19
12:00h BRA-CRC 17-8
17:00h DOM-SUR 9-20
18:15h ARG-CRC 10-9
19:30h COL-BRA 8-11

RANKING POOL (after Day 2):

1st – SURINAME (12 pts)
2nd – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (9 pts)
3rd – BRAZIL (9 pts)
4th – COLOMBIA (3 pts)
5th – ARGENTINA (3 pts)
6th – COSTA RICA (0 pts)

DAY 3 MATCH SCHEDULE (4-March-2018):
9:30h SUR-CRC: 23-3
10:45h COL-ARG 11-7
12:00h DOM-BRA 17-6

 

Tournament schedule:  worldkorfball.org/competitions/ikf-pan-american-korfball-championship-107

[UPDATE] All games were filmed and are now available on www.worldkorfball.org, with all the results, play-by-play, statistics and top scorers. You can also find all these full matches and all the images and photographs on Facebook’s PAKC 2018 official event site: www.facebook.com/events/167074280553769/?active_tab=discussion

As usual, on IKF social media profiles you may find images, videos and other info related to this tournament. Follow it using the hashtag #PAKC2018 on

DAY 3 IMAGES (by Dani E.)

Events

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

Official websites of the tournament ► https://www.korfball.sporthttp://www.ikfwkc2019.com
Live games and statistics onhttps://www.worldkorfball.sport

Follow all the tournament on social media visiting the following profiles:
https://www.facebook.com/korfball.org
https://www.twitter.com/korfball
https://www.instagram.com/korfball_org

More information:

ikfwkc2019_live