During the weekend of 28 and 29 of October 2017, the IKF EKC 2018 Round 1 will be played in Budapest, Hungary. This event counts as a qualifying event for the IKF European Korfball Championship 2018 Final Round in the Netherlands. At this moment 14 countries are already qualified for the IKF EKC Final Round. With a total of 16 places available, this leaves two starting tickets for the participants in the IKF EKC First Round.
The line-up of the tournament consists of 8 countries. Including two countries that will participate for the first time ever in an IKF event: Switzerland and Ukraine. The other participants are the host of the event Hungary, Armenia, Greece, Ireland, Serbia and Sweden.
Also the draw of the pools of the event already took place, as can be seen underneath:
|Pool A||Pool B|