The Netherlands are the 1st IKF European Beach Korfball champions!
The Hague Beach Korfball Stadium (NED) hosted the 1st IKF Open European Beach Korfball Championship 2017. A great weekend with international senior and U19 teams playing this new spectacular and different korfball discipline. After an intense weekend with two closely contested finals, The Netherlands won both gold medals in the senior and U19 categories.
In the senior category, Portugal won silver while Belgium won the bronze medal game against Czech Republic. The U19 silver medal went to Hungary, and Belgium U19 won bronze.
The event took place under sunny though windy circumstances, in the great Beach Stadium in The Hague (NED). About 1000 spectators attended the final match between the Netherlands and Portugal. During the weekend, also a grass-roots tournament took place on the beach next to the stadium.
You can review all the final results and rankings at www.beachkorfball.com
IKF OEBKC 2017 – Day 1: Updated results -> LINK
IKF OEBKC 2017 – Day 2 (Semi-finals & Finals): Updated results -> LINK
All images, videos and curiosities about this tournament are available on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #beachkorfball & #korfball):
Actiefotografie FB galleries (https://www.facebook.com/actiefotografieNL/)
Day 1: goo.gl/o2i6K9
Day 2: goo.gl/4MWUGw
Some images of the finals (by Dani E.):