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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 draw for the IKF WKC 2019 will be held on 20 April 2019 at 14:00 CET during the U19 World Korfball Championship in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The 20 countries, divided into 4 pots, will be divided into 5 pools of 4 countries through an open draw. The countries from pot 1 already have a fixed position in the pools. The draw can be followed live through the IKF YouTube channel.

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Tournament set-up and draw criteria IKF World Korfball Championship 2019

The IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 is getting closer and closer. Today, we announce the tournament set-up and the pool draw criteria.

The 20 participating countries start playing in five pools of four countries. The top three of each pool and the best number four qualify for the round of 16 and stay in the race to become the World Korfball Champion 2019. The remaining four countries will be playing against each other in a round-robin system, with a final at the end, to determine their position in the final ranking (position 17 – 20). The exact match schedule after the group stage will be announced closer to the draw in April.

The best number four will be decided following the rules stated in the IKF Competition Regulations (*), which state that the points earned by each team shall be decisive. In case these points are equal, the goal difference shall be taken into account. If teams are still equal after this, the goals scored by each team shall be the final decisive factor. (*In the case multiple teams end up with the same number of points, the scores against the pool leaders will be taken out.)

To decide the line-up of the five pools, an open draw will be conducted. This draw will be held during the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship in ‘t Kalverdijkje, The Netherlands on Saturday, April 20th at 14:00 o’clock. For the draw, the 20 participating countries have been divided into four pots.

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D Pool E
Netherlands Chinese Taipei Belgium China Germany
Pot 2 Pot 2 Pot 2 Pot 2 Pot 2
Pot 3 Pot 3 Pot 3 Pot 3 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 4 Pot 4 Pot 4 Pot 4

Pot 1: Netherlands, Chinese Taipei, Belgium, China, Germany.

Pot 2: England, Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary, Australia.

Pot 3: Hong Kong China, Catalonia, Poland, South Africa, Suriname.

Pot 4: New Zealand, Slovakia, Ireland, Japan, Macau China.

 

The draw criteria as decided by the IKF EXCO are:

  • Pool leaders are not drawn but are fixed, based on the top five of the IKF World Ranking.
  • The IKF World Ranking as per 31-12-2018 is used to decide which countries end up in Pot 1-4, taking into account that all Continental champions are at least positioned in Pot three.
  • It is not allowed to have four European, three Asian or two Oceanian countries in the same pool. Therefore the draw of Pot 4 will be adjusted accordingly.
  • The drawing is completed per pot. So, first all countries presented in Pot 2 are drawn, then all countries in Pot 3 and, finally, all countries in Pot 4.

The draw can be followed live through the IKF YouTube channel.

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.

Everything’s ready for the IKF U21 WKC 2018 in Budapest

Next Saturday July 7th, the IKF U21 World Korfball Championship 2018 will start in Budapest, Hungary. Eleven teams will compete during 8 days in this 1st IKF U21 World Championship in the spectacular Tüskecsarnok Arena. Don’t miss this great tournament and watch it live on www.worldkorfball.org (live games, statistics, top scorers,…)

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES:
Pool A: NED, BEL, ENG, CZE, HKG.
Pool B: TPE, GER, CHN, POR, HUN, TUR.

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-u21-world-korfball-championship

You can follow and watch all games through IKF live webcasting on worldkorfball.org: Click here
For ikfchannel on YouTube: Click here

Official page on Facebook (LOC): facebook.com/IKFU21WKC2018
Official event site on Facebook (IKF): facebook.com/events/147931785836069

All images, reports, highlights, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (#U21WKC):

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Semifinals at the IKF WKC in Belgium

The semi final matches in the 10th IKF World Korfball Championship are Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November in the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium:

The pools and matches are:

 Semi finals pools: Pool E Pool F Pool G Pool H
BEL NED AUS POR
TPE ENG HKG CZE
CAT GER POL HUN
RUS CHN BRA SAF
Thursday 5 November 2015 Lotto Arena, Antwerp Semi finals places 9 / 16
14:00 Poland- South Africa
16:00 Brasil-Hungary
18:00 Australia – Czech Republic
20:00 Hong Kong – Portugal
Friday 6 November 2015 Lotto Arena, Antwerp Semi finals places 1 / 8
14:00 Russia – Germany
16:00 Catalonia – China
18:00 Chinese Taipei – the Netherlands
20:00 Belgium – England

SEMIFINAL GAMES for 1st-8th PLACE.
DAY 8 (6-NOV-2015) IKF WKC 2015
YOUTUBE LINKS:

At 14:00: RUSSIA – GERMANY
https://youtu.be/1jN29jsniEo
www.worldkorfball.org/matches/russia-germany-1789

At 16:00: CATALONIA – CHINA
https://youtu.be/WdvivRmhuIM
www.worldkorfball.org/matches/catalonia-china-1790

At 18:00: CHINESE TAIPEI – NETHERLANDS
https://youtu.be/WdvivRmhuIM
www.worldkorfball.org/match…/chinese-taipei-netherlands-1791

At 20:00: BELGIUM – ENGLAND
https://youtu.be/AXLyDMecn2s
www.worldkorfball.org/matches/belgium-england-1792

Events

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 draw for the IKF WKC 2019 will be held on 20 April 2019 at 14:00 CET during the U19 World Korfball Championship in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The 20 countries, divided into 4 pots, will be divided into 5 pools of 4 countries through an open draw. The countries from pot 1 already have a fixed position in the pools. The draw can be followed live through the IKF YouTube channel.

More information:

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