The IKF Europa Shield 2017 has its champion: Bec Korfball Club from England!! A golden goal scored by Benjamin King decided today’s final in favour of the English team, beating the German squad of Schweriner KC by 9-10. Congratulations to both teams for this intense and beautiful EShield final.
The Bronze medal game was also decided in the last minutes of an exciting and close game between CRC Quinta dos Lombos and the Catalan CK Montcada. There wasn’t a clear leader during the game, and only in the last part of the match the Portuguese team was able to open a small gap in the scoreboard that allowed them to win the bronze medal.
This intense and exciting last day in Odivelas decided the final ranking of this great IKF EUROPA SHIELD 2017.
Gold medal: Bec Korfball Club (ENG)
Silver medal: Schweriner Korfball Club e.V. ’67 (GER)
Bronze medal: CRC Quinta dos Lombos (POR)
4th place: Club Korfbal Montcada (CAT)
5th place: SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e.V. (GER)
6th place: Korfbal Club Barcelona (CAT)
7th place: KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE)
8th place: Clube Carnaxide Cultura e Desporto (POR)
These fantastic days in Portugal were possible thanks to the hard and good work done by the Local Organizer Committee and all volunteers from NC Benfica, IKF officials, referees, jurys and people from Portuguese Korfball Federation and other local korfball clubs. Thank you all for this huge and fantastic tournament!
These are today’s final results (Sunday, 29 January 2016)
Here you can rewatch all matches played during the IKF ES 2017 (Youtube playlist – most recent videos shown first):
The IKF Europa Shield is an annual club team event for European teams. This edition is taking place in Multiusos de Odivelas, Portugal (Av. Miguel Torga, 2675 Odivelas), from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January 2017. In 2016, Korfbal Club Barcelona (Catalonia) became the champion, after beating in the final the previous 2015 IKF EShield winner: Bec Korfball Club from England.
All matches were recorded and uploaded to IKF Youtube channel and on www.worldkorfball.org as soon as possible during the tournament days. You are invited to rewatch all the games at any time on www.worldkorfball.org, with all the statistics, play-by-play, top scorers, graphics and much more. Or directly through the ikfchannel on YouTube.
All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities were available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles under the #EShield2017 & #ES2017 hashtags:
- Facebook #EShield2017 Timeline: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/eshield2017?source=feed_text
- Twitter #EShield2017 Timeline: https://twitter.com/hashtag/eshield2017?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash
More info, tournament rules, updated schedule, pools and more on http://ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-shield-2017
Finally, here you have some of the best photos taken during this IKF EUROPA SHIELD 2017 final day by IKF Official Photographer (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)