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IKF Europa Shield 2018

Again the IKF Europa Shield 2018 will take place in Multiusos de Odivelas, Av. Miguel Torga, 2675 Odivelas, Portugal. Teams should fly to Lisbon. The 2018 tournament is scheduled in the fourth weekend of January, 2 weeks after the IKF ECup 2018 final round.

The IKF Europa Shield is a club team event for European teams. In 2017 Bec Korfball Club from England became the champion.

IKF Europa Shield 2017 Champion: Bec Korfball Club from England!

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)

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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:

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)

IKF Europa Shield 2017: Day 2 Report

The IKF Europa Shield is well known because of its close games and surprises, and today’s games were the perfect demonstration of all this. Looking at the results, everybody can see why players and spectators love so much this tournament. Everybody can beat its rival!

Tomorrow’s first games will decide which teams will play for medals. Are you ready?

Day 2 Results (Saturday, 27 January 2017) and Ranking pools after Day 2:

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Day 3 Final match schedule (Sunday, 29 January 2017):

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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 are being recorded and uploaded to IKF Youtube channel and on www.worldkorfball.org as soon as possible during the day. 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:

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 DayS 1 & 2 by IKF Official Photographer (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

IKF Europa Shield 2017: Day 1 Report

The 2017 Europa Shield edition in on! Four games where played today in Multiusos de Odivelas (POR). As expected, the first close games took place, leaded by a golden goal in favour of the English Bec KC against the German Schweriner KC. This game was followed by the SG Pegasus (GER) – KCC SOKOL (CZE), that also ended with a really close 23-21.

The other two games were clearly leaded by KC Barcelona and CRC Quinta dos Lombos. A great first day of tournament before tomorrow’s big day with 8 games. Here you can see all Day 1 results (Friday, 27 January 2017):

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Day 2 Matches Schedule (Saturday, 28 January 2017):

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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 will be recorded and uploaded to IKF Youtube channel and on www.worldkorfball.org as soon as possible during the day. 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:

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 Day 1 by IKF Official Photographer (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

IKF Europa Shield 2017

The IKF Europa Shield 2017 will take place in Multiusos de Odivelas, Av. Miguel Torga, 2675 Odivelas, Portugal. Teams should fly to Lisbon. The 2017 tournament is scheduled in the FOURTH weekend of January, 2 weeks after the IKF ECup 2017 final round. This is 1 week later than in previous editions.

The IKF Europa Shield is a club team event for European teams. In 2016, KC Barcelona (Catalonia) became the champion, after beating in the final the previous 2015 IKF EShield winner: Bec Korfball Club from England.

Pools and match schedule added 6 October 2016. Revised 5 December 2016. CK Montcada (CAT) will replace 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN).

IKF Europa Shield 2017 will start 27 January

The IKF Europa Shield 2017 will start Friday 27 January 2017. The organisation is in the capable hands of the Portuguese Korfball Federation (FPC). The event will take place in Multiusos de Odivelas, Av. Miguel Torga, 2675 Odivelas, Portugal.

The first match will start 17.00 PM (GMT time zone) between Bec Korfball Club (ENG) – Schweriner Korfball Club e.V. ’67 (GER).

The IKF Europa Shield is an annual club team event for European teams. 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.

The pools are:

POOL A
SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e.V. GER
CRC QUINTA DOS LOMBOS POR
KCC Sokol České Budějovice CZE
CK Montcada CAT
POOL B
Korfbal Club Barcelona CAT
Bec Korfball Club ENG
Clube Carnaxide Cultura e Desporto POR
Schweriner Korfball Club e.V. ’67 GER

The IKF Europa Shield 2017 match schedule: Click here for complete schedule

As usual, all IKF Europa Shield 2017 matches will be available on www.worldkorfball.org, with all the statistics, play-by-play, top scorers, graphics and much more.

For IKF EUROPA SHIELD 2017 on worldkorfball.org: CLICK HERE
For ikfchannel on YouTube: CLICK HERE

All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (#ESHIELD2017 – #ES2017):

UKK WUM Warszawa and 1908 SZAC Budapest banned from international competition next year

Following the late withdrawal of UKK WUM Warszawa at this years IKF Europa Cup final round and 1908 SZAC Budapest at the IKF Europa Shield the IKF Executive Committee has decided that both clubs will not be allowed to represent their country in next years IKF Europa Cup or IKF Europa Shield. The clubs have been banned to take part in any IKF event until 1 July 2018.

Furthermore, a fine has been imposed upon the Polish Korfball Federation (PZKorf) and Hungarian Korfball Association (HKA) of 1,000 euros in line with the IKF disciplinary procedures 2015. Under the IKF Regulations, a national federation is responsible for any acts of its members with regard to IKF competitions.

This decision follows the stricter line that was announced clearly during last IKF Congress in 2015, Antwerp (Belgium). Late withdrawals leave the IKF and Local Organiser Committee with both organisational and financial problems. Apart from the negative publicity for the specific tournament and korfball in general.

Hungarians break Czech hearts on Day 4 of IKF U23 WKC 2016

After a level score at half time Hungary reached the end of Q3 with a lead of two goals 12 – 10. With the Czechs scoring once and the Hungarians not at all we reached the last ten seconds and Hungary called a time out. The Czechs had possession in defence and after the whistle played the ball into attack and with just 5 seconds left scored an equalising goal, leading to mass celebrations by players and supporters alike. The Hungarians took the throw off, got one shot away, collected the rebound and shot. Whilst the ball was on its way to the korf the buzzer for the end of the quarter sounded but the ball dropped through the korf (a true buzzer beater goal) and the Czechs joy of a few seconds earlier was replaced by anguish as the Hungarians wildly celebrated their win.

There were two other very close games during the day. In the final match Germany started the better team and opened up a three goal lead. At the end of the quarter they led by two at 4 – 2. In the second quarter they opened the lead to four only to be pegged back to two. (H/T 7 – 5). The second half almost mirror the early part of the game and the closest England got was within one goal. There was a difference of two still at the end of Q3 and also at the end with Germany winning 17 – 15, their better shooting accuracy throughout the match being decisive in the end.

The other close game was between newcomers the Dominican Republic and Hong Kong China. The America’s team had the better of the first half leading 9 – 4 at half time. The Hong Kong team gradually reeled them in, however, and we reached just two minutes to go with the scores level at 15 – 15. Then a long shot from the Dominican team clinched the match 16 – 15, their superior height over the tiny Hong Kong team probably contributing in no small way to their win.

The other matches went rather as expected – the Netherlands beating China 30 – 10, Chinese Taipei beating Poland 31 – 12 and the other newcomers Turkey beating South Africa 19 – 8.

With one round of pool matches left the tables read

Pool A

Chinese Taipiei 12; Germany 9; England 9, Dominican Republic 3; Hong Kong China 3 and Poland 0

Pool B

Netherlands 12; China 9; Hungary 6; Czech Republic 6; Turkey 3 and South Africa 0

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IKF ‪U23WKC‬ 2016 Day 4 Match Results (Monday, 11 July 2016)
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IKF U23WKC 2016 Day 5 Match Schedule (Tuesday, 12 July 2016)
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Day 4 Report (Part I) – IKF U23WKC 2016

Day 4 Report (Part II) – IKF U23WKC 2016

Here you can also find some highlights video from Day 4 in IKF U23WKC 2016 provided by Český korfbal / Czech Korfball (LOC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcwRtMY-BM0

You can watch all games in live HD streaming on www.worldkorfball.org, with all the statistics, play-by-play, top scorers and much more. Also on IKF social media profiles you can find the best photo albums of each game, the best players awards and all also in real time:
facebook.com/korfball.orgtwitter.com/korfball

IKF ‪U23WKC‬ 2016 DAY 4 IMAGE GALLERY
Photos by Marco Spelten (@Actiefotografie): facebook.com/actiefotografieNL

KC Barcelona: New IKF Europa Shield 2016 Champion

Congratulations to Korfbal Club Barcelona from Catalonia, the new IKF Europa Shield 2016 champion. After an excellent tournament with 5 victories in 5 games, they are the new champions after beating in the final 14-13 the 2015 winners English Bec Korfball Club.

This is the 1st time they achieve this trophy, after only two previous international participations. The 1st was two years ago in IKF Europa Cup 2014  and the 2nd last year in IKF Europa Shield 2015.

An impressive and succesful course that ended with this well deserved 1st place in IKF ES 2016. Congratulations!

Photos by (c) Andreas Voss and Dani Ezpeleta (IKF.org):

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IKF EShield 2016: Day 3 (Finals)

Final day of IKF EUROPA SHIELD 2016 in Castrop-Rauxel (Germany). Semifinals were played early in the morning, and after that, the two games for 5th to 8th places. The bronze medal game and the big final between KC Barcelona and Bec Korfball Club ended a day that crowned the catalan KC Barcelona as new Europa Shield 2016 champion, after beating 15-14 the english Bec Korfball Club in an incredible and thrilling final.

The bronze medal was achieved by the local Schweriner Korfball Club e.V. ’67 (GER), after winning 11-10 the hungarian SZAC Budapest 1908.

The closing ceremony was presided by IKF President Mr. Jan Fransoo, in which medals and individual awards were given to the winners. This ceremony ended a great and exciting 3-day tournament, that showed every day how spectacular, beatiful and thrilling korfball is.

These are Day 3 Results (Sunday 23th, January, 2016):

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IKF EUROPA SHIELD 2016 Final ranking:

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IKF EUROPA SHIELD 2016 Top scorers & MVP’s:

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Review all tournament in:
http://www.worldkorfball.org
https://www.facebook.com/korfball.org
https://twitter.com/korfball

http://www.ikfeuropashield.com
https://www.facebook.com/IKF-Europa-Shield-2016-885329788217300/

LIVE STREAMING OF ALL IKF EShield 2016 GAMES:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-ncMdsqbqM

Pictures from the tournament by Andreas Voss:

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IKF Europa Shield 2018

Again the IKF Europa Shield 2018 will take place in Multiusos de Odivelas, Av. Miguel Torga, 2675 Odivelas, Portugal. Teams should fly to Lisbon. The 2018 tournament is scheduled in the fourth weekend of January, 2 weeks after the IKF ECup 2018 final round.

The IKF Europa Shield is a club team event for European teams. In 2017 Bec Korfball Club from England became the champion.