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IKF U19 WKC 2019: Day 1 Review

Day 1 of the IKF U19 WKC 2019, held from 19-21 April in ‘t Kalverdijkje, Leeuwarden, has come to an end. Today all the group matches and the opening ceremony were scheduled.

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Tomorrow, all the quarter and semifinals will be played for the top two and the two highest ranked third countries. The remaining four countries start to play their matches in the round-robin format.
Moving on to the quarterfinals are The Netherlands, Germany, Chinese Taipei, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium, England and the Czech Republic.
Moving on to the round robin format are Catalonia, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong China.
Tomorrow’s match schedule can be found at the U19 WKC event page.

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Don’t miss any of the matches by following the live streams on worldkorfball.orgthe IKF Social Media channels and via the hashtags #U19WKC and #korfball:
Facebook: @korfball.org
Instagram: @korfball_org
Twitter: @korfball

Photos by Marco Spelten and Gertrude de Vries – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

IKF U19 World Korfball Championship: Tournament set-up, pools and match schedule

In just over two months, from 19 to 21 April 2019, the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 will start. The participating countries have been known for a while, but now we can also announce the tournament set-up, the pools for the group stage and the complete match schedule.

The 13 participating countries have been divided into one pool of five and two pools of four countries.

Pool A Pool B Pool C
Netherlands

Germany

Catalonia

Malaysia

Morocco

Chinese Taipei

Portugal

Czech Republic

Hong Kong China

Belgium

England

Hungary

China

Except for two games of pool A, the group stage matches will all be played during the first day of the tournament, Friday, April 19th. Day two will start with the remaining two matches from Pool A. The top three countries of Pool A and the top two countries of Pool B and C will automatically head on to the quarterfinals. The eighth country joining the quarterfinals, will be the winner of an extra match between the third countries of Pool B and C. The remaining five countries will play in a new group, ‘Pool D’, against each other in a round robin system. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be played on Saturday the 20th. The finals will be played on Sunday the 21st.

The matches will consist out of four quarters of eight minutes real playing time, with a one minute break between the first and second quarter as well as between the third and fourth quarter. The half time break will take five minutes. Only exceptions are the matches for the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th place on the final day of the event. Those matches will consist of four quarters of ten minutes.

The tournament will be officially opened through an opening ceremony on April 19th at 11:00 o’clock During the second day of the tournament, the draw for the IKF World Korfball Championship will be held at 14:00 o’clock. The tournament will be closed by a medal ceremony after the last match on Sunday.

From this moment on, you can find the match schedule on the event page and on our Social Media channels. All matches will be broadcasted live on the IKF YouTube channel and on www.worldkorfball.org with live statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers, etc.