Sunday, September 23rd is the final day at the IKF Europa Cup 2019 First Round in Kocaeli. After yesterday’s final scores which certified that the qualified teams for the ECUP 2019 Final Round are the Turkish Marmara University Sport Club and the Hungarian 1908 SZAC Budapest, the third day will only decide who will be the winner of this IKF ECUP 1st Round. We look forward to see what spectacle these teams have to offer.
These are today’s final games, all live on www.worldkorfball.org.
DAY 1 & 2 FINAL RESULTS:
DAY 3 REVIEWS:
GAME #9: Marmara University SC (TUR) –1908 SZAC KSE (HUN) 10 – 19 (5-12)
After what we experienced from the previous matches, SZAC was clearly the favourite. Marmara had trouble the day before to beat Bonson. However with the first place of the tournament at stake the home public had high hopes to obtain at least a good result.
The Hungarians on the other hand from the very start played their best korfball, claiming the first price without any doubt.
It will be interesting to find out whether this team is able to challenge the traditional European champion teams next year in January in Belgium.
Finally we must congratulate the Marmara team for the good result giving access to the best 8 club teams of Europe.
GAME #10: CK Castellbisbal (CAT) – Cardiff City & Met KC (WAL) 19 – 4 (11-1)
The match of honour for the Catalans. An excellent sparring partner for the Welsh.
It was not the most exciting match of the tournament. Only, because there was price giving for female and male top scorers, Castellbisbal aimed for a good result.
Cardiff seized the opportunity to field reserve players. For some of them their first international experience.
In general it was a very well organised tournament in a beautiful, fully equipped venue. The Turkish federation may be proud with what was achieved and will surely be approached for more.
The referees, together with the assistants, performed well under the guidance of Jorge Alves, the assessor. The jury left a legacy by instructing many local members.
The IKF had the opportunity to have informal conversations with the team managers about their worries and their hopes.
- You can review this tournament on IKF data website: www.worldkorfball.org, with all the statistics, play-by-play, top scorers, rankings, etc.
- Watch all games on Korfball Turkey live streaming youtube channel: https://goo.gl/6aNnhn
- Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-cup-2019-1st-round
During three days, five European clubs played to be one of the two best teams of this tournament and automatically be qualified for the next IKF Europa Cup 2019. This ECUP Final Round will be played from 10 to 12 January 2019 in Kortrijk, Belgium, with 8 national European club champions competing.
The Turkish Korfball Federation was the local organizer, with the support and collaboration of Kocaeli University. All games were played in the following venue in Kocaeli: Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall.
|HUNGARY||1908 SZAC Budapest|
|WALES||Cardiff City & Met|
|CATALONIA||Club Korfbal Castellbisbal|
|TURKEY||Marmara University Sport Club|
You can review all images of this IKF ECUP 2019 1st Round on IKF social media profiles and using the hashtags #ECUP2019 and #korfball:
DAY 3 IMAGE GALLERY, by Fatih Osma.
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