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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.

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More information:

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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).

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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

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:

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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).

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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

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.

Durban in South Africa awarded next IKF World Korfball Championship

The IKF Council voted on 6 November 2015 for the country and city of the 11th IKF World Korfball Championship. The two bidders New Zealand and South Africa made their presentations to the IKF Council and other korfball delegates in the room. The session was open to all delegates.

IKF president, Mr Jan Fransoo, opened the envelope with the vote result Saturday 7 November 2015 immediately following the IKF General Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. All over 70 delegated present in the IKF General Meeting took the message and within one minute after the announcement the first messages were on social media as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

The president of the South African Korfball Federation, Mr Les Williams (left on the photo), reacted very positive on the announcement; “South Africa and South African korfball are ready to prepare an excellent event in four years time.”

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The winners of the bid for the 11th IKF World Korfball Championship in 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

African Korfball Championship to be contested at Olympic Center in Zambia

With only a few days to go, teams are finalizing the preparation for the IKF All-Africa Korfball Championship in Zambia. South Africa and Zambia will contest the first match of the event on August 6, which will conclude with the finals played on August 8. The full match schedule is available in our event listing.

For the first time ever, four teams will participate in the IKF All-African Korfball Championship. Clear favorite for the title is the reigning champion South-Africa, having won all previous events on the continent. Vice-champion Zimbabwe will however be a firm rival, having just finished an extended training camp lead by their technical director Riko Kruit. Host country Zambia and newcomer Malawi complete the pack. The four countries will contest the African title to secure a single spot in next year’s World Championship in Belgium.

This is the third edition of the event. The first edition was held in South Africa in 2006, while the 2010 edition was hosted in Zimbabwe. On both occasions, only two teams took part with South Africa crowned as champion on both occasions.

The venue for the event is the Olympic Youth Development Center in Lusaka, Zambia. The IKF is pleased for the event to take place in this venue that was funded by the International Olympic Committee.

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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

More information:

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