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

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 (

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Some images of the finals (by Dani E.):















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The IKF recently launched a specially designed website for beach korfball:

Due to the continuously growth of beach korfball all over the world and the first ever IKF Beach Korfball Championship this next weekend, the need is there to give beach korfball it’s own communication platform.

On you will find all relevant information about beach korfball in general and daily reports of this 1st IKF Open European Beach Korfball Championship 2017 that will be held in The Hague from 19-20 August.

As usual, all images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be also available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #beachkorfball & #korfball):



IKF Open European Beach Korfball Championship 2017

The IKF is proud to announce its first ever beach korfball tournament:  ‘IKF Open European Beach Korfball Championship 2017’! The event will take place in the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 and will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands. The organiser is the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV).

Beach korfball is already played in multiple countries in all continents around the world. It has a different lifestyle approach and is especially popular with the younger age groups. Therefore IKF is convinced that beach korfball helps to invest in the future of korfball. To point out this important role in development, the tournament in The Hague will consist both of a Senior and an Under 19 category.

With only four players needed to form a team, instead of eight in regular korfball, IKF is aiming to make it easier for national associations to initiate new korfball activities and reach new players. On the competition level IKF believes to create more equality between the teams and lower costs for national associations by having less athletes involved and using a short tournament format.

The venue of the tournament will be ‘The Hague Beach Stadium’. This unique accommodation is located directly on The Hague Beach and has all the necessary requirements for hosting a top beach sport event. The spectacular location at the waterside is perfect to host multiple side events and really involve korfball fans and visitors with the event. With the track record of the KNKV in organising events, the IKF Open European Beach Korfball Championship 2017 can only end up being a success!

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