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The IKF KCL Satellite Final to reveal this year’s 1st European club champion

The time for the IKF Korfball Champions League Finals has arrived! On 27 and 28 January 2023, the Catalan city of Terrassa is hosting the 1st of these 3 European club finals: the KCL Satellite Final.

UPDATE 29/1/2023: The Portuguese NC Benfica is the 1st IKF KCL Satellite Final champion!

After 4 previous qualifying events (the R1A & R1B played on September 2022 in Portugal and Poland, the R2 on November in the Czech Republic, and this January’s R3 in Belgium), now it’s time for the finals. [Press kit booklet here]

The Catalan CK Vallparadís, Tornadoes KC from England, the Portuguese NC Benfica and 1908 SZAC Budapest from Hungary were the teams qualified to play this event. Due to a late withdrawal of the Hungarian champion, and the impossibility for KC Barcelona, as reserve team, to play “out of competition” due to some unfortunate miscommunication in the invitation process (read more), the competition will continue with the three qualified teams playing a round-robin, according to the following match schedule:

UPDATE: FINAL RESULTS & IMAGE GALLERY 

DAY 2 – Images by Jesús Martínez

DAY 1 – Images by Jesús Martínez

 

The Catalan Korfball Federation and CK Vallparadís, in collaboration with the IKF, are the organisers of this event.

The other IKF Korfball Champions League Finals of this season 2022-2023 are programmed as follows:

LIVE STREAMS, RESULTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play, …).

On social media, the best images, clips and highlights will be published and shared on all IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #KCL and #korfball:

IKF Official profiles:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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facebook.com/korfball.org

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twitter.com/korfball

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instagram.com/korfball_org

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tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

PREVIOUS EVENT INFORMATION

Event info: https://korfball.sport/?p=30399

The IKF KCL R3 is over: PKC and Borgerhout qualify for the Korfball Champions League Final

The Belgian city of Herentals hosted on 6 and 7 January 2023 the decisive 3rd Round of this brand new European IKF Korfball Champions League, the last qualification event for the IKF Korfball Champions League Final. [Press kit booklet here]

After 3 previous qualifying events (the R1A & R1B played on September 2022 in Portugal and Poland, and the R2 on November in the Czech Republic) now it was time for the current Belgian and Dutch national finalists to join this competition.

TuS Schildgen from Germany and Trojans KC from England qualified for the IKF Korfball Champions League R3 after becoming the finalists of the R2, and they were ready to face the Dutch PKC/Vertom and the Belgian K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C. Sadly, a late withdrawal of the English team on December 30th due to unfortunate family circumstances forced an urgent adjustment to the tournament schedule.

The event continued therefore with the three remaining competitors based on the planned semi-final and final format with the original ranking of the teams for the KCL Round 3 as:

1- PKC/Vertom, NED
2- K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C., BEL
3- TuS Schildgen 1932 e.V., GER
4- Trojans KC, ENG

The withdrawal of Trojans KC means that PKC/Vertom earned a bye for the planned semi-final against Trojans KC and thereby automatically advances to the final of Round 3 on Saturday. The semi-final on Friday between K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C. and TuS Schildgen 1932 e.V. continud as planned and after an intense match, the Belgian club became the winner of this match by 20-7, and faced PKC/Vertom on Saturday, with a final score 14-25 in favour od the Dutch.

These results means that the last two remaining places at stake for the grand final of IKF’s inaugural KCL season will be ocupied by the Dutch PKC/Vertom and the Belgian K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C.

FINAL RESULTS 

 

The winner of KCL Round 3 will play against the current champion of the Belgian Topkorfbal national league, Floriant Merelbeke, number two ranked team of the IKF KCL Final. On the other hand, number two of Round 3 will face the champions of the last season’s Korfbal League, Fortuna/Delta Logistiek, reigning Dutch champion and the highest ranked team in the KCL Final.

The IKF Korfball Champions League Final is programmed for the weekend of 10-11 February 2023 in the city of Delft in the Netherlands. The number three of KCL Round 3 will continue their European journey in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, for the IKF Korfball Champions League Challenger Final. This event is scheduled for 4 and 5 February 2023.

The Royal Belgian Korfball Federation in collaboration with the IKF and local clubs are the organisers of this exciting IKF KCL R3.

SEMI-FINAL (6/1/2023): Borgerhout/Groen-Wit (BEL) 20-7 TuS Schildgen (GER)

Image gallery (by Marco Spelten)

FOR 3RD PLACE* (7/1/2023 – 14:00) TuS Schildgen (GER) 15-21 PKC/Vertom 2 (NED)

KCL R3 FINAL (7/1/2023 – 16:00) Borgerhout/Groen-Wit (BEL) 14-25 PKC/Vertom (NED)

Image gallery (by Marco Spelten)

LIVE STREAMS, RESULTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …).

On social media you will be able to find the best images, clips and highlights, visiting the following official @IKFKCL profiles, as well as the regular and well-known IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #KCL and #korfball:

IKF KCL Profiles | @IKFKCL:

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facebook.com/IKFKCL

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twitter.com/IKFKCL

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instagram.com/IKFKCL

IKF Official profiles:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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facebook.com/korfball.org

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twitter.com/korfball

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instagram.com/korfball_org

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tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

PREVIOUS EVENT INFORMATION

Event info: https://korfball.sport/?p=29803

All ready for the 3rd Round of the IKF Korfball Champions League

The Belgian city of Herentals is hosting on 6 and 7 January 2023 the decisive 3rd Round of this brand new European IKF Korfball Champions League, the last qualification event for the IKF Korfball Champions League Final. [Press kit booklet here]

After 3 previous qualifying events (the R1A & R1B played on September 2022 in Portugal and Poland, and the R2 on November in the Czech Republic) now it’s time for the current Belgian and Dutch national finalists to join this competition.

TuS Schildgen from Germany and Trojans KC from England qualified for the IKF Korfball Champions League R3 after becoming the finalists of the R2, and they were ready to face the Dutch PKC/Vertom and the Belgian K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C. Sadly, a late withdrawal of the English team on December 30th due to unfortunate family circumstances has forced an urgent adjustment to the tournament schedule.

The event will continue therefore with the three remaining competitors based on the planned semi-final and final format with the original ranking of the teams for the KCL Round 3 as:

1- PKC/Vertom, NED
2- K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C., BEL
3- TuS Schildgen 1932 e.V., GER
4- Trojans KC, ENG

The withdrawal of Trojans KC means that PKC/Vertom has earned a bye for the planned semi-final against Trojans KC and thereby automatically advances to the final of Round 3 on Saturday. The semi-final on Friday between K. Borgerhout/Groen-Wit K.C. and TuS Schildgen 1932 e.V. will continue as planned and the winner of this match will face PKC/Vertom on Saturday.

     

Round 3 promises to be an exciting weekend with the last two remaining places at stake for the grand final of IKF’s inaugural KCL season.

The winner of KCL Round 3 will play against the current champion of the Belgian Topkorfbal national league, Floriant Merelbeke, number two ranked team of the IKF KCL Final. On the other hand, number two of Round 3 will face the champions of the last season’s Korfbal League, Fortuna/Delta Logistiek, reigning Dutch champion and the highest ranked team in the KCL Final.

The IKF Korfball Champions League Final is programmed for the weekend of 10-11 February 2023 in the city of Delft in the Netherlands. The number three of KCL Round 3 will continue their European journey in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, for the IKF Korfball Champions League Challenger Final. This event is scheduled for 4 and 5 February 2023.

The Royal Belgian Korfball Federation in collaboration with the IKF and local clubs are the organisers of this exciting IKF KCL R3.

SEMI-FINAL (6/1/2023): Borgerhout/Groen-Wit 20-7 TuS Schildgen

Image gallery (By Marco Spelten)

FOR 3RD PLACE* (7/1/2023 – 14:00)

KCL R3 FINAL (7/1/2023 – 16:00)

 

LIVE STREAMS, RESULTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …).

On social media you will be able to find the best images, clips and highlights, visiting the following official @IKFKCL profiles, as well as the regular and well-known IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #KCL and #korfball:

IKF KCL Profiles | @IKFKCL:

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facebook.com/IKFKCL

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twitter.com/IKFKCL

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instagram.com/IKFKCL

IKF Official profiles:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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facebook.com/korfball.org

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twitter.com/korfball

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instagram.com/korfball_org

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tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

PREVIOUS EVENT INFORMATION

Event info: https://korfball.sport/?p=29803

TuS Schildgen & Trojans KC qualify for the Korfball Champions League R3

The Czech city of Prostějov hosted from 18 to 20 November 2022 the 2nd Round of this brand new European IKF Korfball Champions League. [Press kit booklet here]

The two 1st rounds R1A & R1B were played last September in Portugal and Poland, and the winners of those tournaments (TuS Schildgen and Tornadoes KC) were competing again in this Round 2, with 6 other European national club champions.

After 3 intense and exciting days with a lot of tight and interesting matches, the German Tus Schildgen became the winner of this Round 3. After beating in the semi-finals the local Czech team of SK RG Prostějov, they were also able to win the final by 17-12 the last day, performing a great final match versus the English team of Trojans KC, that also qualified for this 3rd Round by winning the other semi-final against the German SG Pegasus.

The Dutch and Belgian national runners-up await now these two teams in the Round 3 to be played next 6-7 January 2023 in Belgium.

The other semi-finalists that ended in 3rd and 4th place, SG Pegasus and SK RG Prostějov, automatically qualified to play the KCL Challenger Final.

The teams ranked 5 to 8 in this 2nd round, will also play a final event next year to reveal which one becomes the KCL Satellite champion.

FINAL RESULTS:
*Daily image galleries below

KCL R2 FINAL RANKING:

1st: TuS Schildgen – Qualified for KCL R3
2nd: Trojans KC – Qualified for KCL R3
3rd: SG Pegasus Qualified for KCL Challenger
4th: SK RG Prostějov Qualified for KCL Challenger
5th: CK Vallparadís – Qualified for KCL Satellite
6th: Tornadoes KC – Qualified for KCL Satellite
7th: NC Benfica – Qualified for KCL Satellite
8th: SZAC Budapest – Qualified for KCL Satellite

More information about this new competition format for European korfball clubs can be found here.

DAY 3 FINAL MATCHES:

FINAL: TuS Schildgen – Trojans KC

FOR 3rd PLACE: SK RG Prostějov – SG Pegasus

FOR 5th PLACE: Tornadoes KC – CK Vallparadís

FOR 7th PLACE: NC Benfica – SZAC Budapest

KCL R2 LIVE STREAMS PLAYLIST (ALL GAMES):

DAY 3 IMAGE GALLERY – FINALS (by Veronica Supikova)

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY (by Veronica Supikova)

EVENING GAMES (SEMI-FINALS)

MORNING GAMES (GROUP PHASE)

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (by Veronica Supikova)

LIVE STREAMS, RESULTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …).

On social media you will be able to find the best images, clips and highlights, visiting the following official @IKFKCL profiles, as well as the regular and well-known IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #KCL and #korfball:

IKF KCL Profiles – @IKFKCL:

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