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Chinese Taipei: 2018 Asia Oceania korfball champion!

The 2018 IKF Asia Oceania Korfball champion is Chinese Taipei, after winning China in the IKF AOKC 2018 final 13-22.

Chinese Taipei started the match with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-chinese-taipei-2239
Game: youtube.com/watch?v=RRqFhY7A2z8

In the contest for the bronze medal, Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament, ending 18-17 in favour of the Australians. In the game for 5th place, Japan beated New Zealand 10-13.

After this IKF Asia Oceania Championship 2018, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, are: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.

IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:

1st: Chinese Taipei
2nd: China
3rd: Australia
4th: Hong Kong China
5th: Japan
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
8th: Korea
9th: Indonesia
10th: Philippines

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You can review all games statistics, top scorers, play-by-play and watch all them again on IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

 

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 8 (Finals): Reviews, results, images & videos

On Sunday, August 5th, 2018, the eighth and final day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 took place in the city of Saitama in Japan. On this final day of the tournament New Zealand and Japan were fighting for places 5 & 6 at 11:00, and later on at 13:00, Australia and Hong Kong for Bronze medal. Finally, at 15:00 took take place the big IKF AOKC 2018 final between China and Chinese Taipei. You can review and watch again all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the links below.

* Teams already qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, after this IKF AOKC 2018: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand. 

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 8 RESULTS

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 (5th/6th) New Zealand Japan 10-13
13:00 28 (3rd/4th) Australia Hong Kong 18-17
15:00 29 (1st/2nd) China Chinese Taipei 13-22
16:15 Closing Ceremony

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 27 (for 5th/6th): NEW ZEALAND 10 – JAPAN 13

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/new-zealand-japan-2237

After the pool game between these two teams on the first day, the play off for fifth and sixth rankings in this tournament was always likely to be close. In the first quarter, Japan made better use of their attack and took advantage of uncharacteristic New Zealand defensive lapses to take a 3-1 lead. Although New Zealand overcame the deficit and briefly led, approaching half time Japan had regained ascendency and New Zealand coach Manon Wiegerink made three substitutions in an attempt to take back the initiative. During the third quarter, while New Zealand started to dominate the rebound, shot execution let them down. Three penalty misses in the final quarter also hurt the Kiwi cause, and Japan had enough poise to hold on, claiming fifth place, an excellent achievement by the host, which had an IKF ranking of 42 prior to this tournament. Both teams, of course, proceed to the 2019 IKF World Championship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6gwQ2gimQ

(Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 28 (Bronze medal game): AUSTRALIA 18 – HONG KONG 17

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-hong-kong-china-2238

In the contest for the bronze medal Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament. For almost the entire match there was nothing between the two teams. Australia would score, and Hong Kong China would hit back. With plenty of exciting one on one duels across the whole field, Andrew Hutchesson for Australia and Wing Yan Cheung for Hong Kong China stood out, the latter scoring a game high eight goals. As the end approached, it was clear the bronze would go to whichever team could withstand the pressure more solidly in the final minutes. Australia went two goals clear, and could sense the medals around their necks, which, despite a late Hong Kong China penalty to bring the margin back to a single goal, was how it finished.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8s_Mh2VyV4

(Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 29 (AOKC 2018 Final): CHINA 13 – CHINESE TAIPEI 22

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-chinese-taipei-2239

Chinese Taipei started the final with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqFhY7A2z8

(Video by Japan Korfball)

 

IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:

1st: Chinese Taipei
2nd: China
3rd: Australia
4th: Hong Kong China
5th: Japan
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
8th: Korea
9th: Indonesia
10th: Philippines

You can review all games statistics, top scorers, play-by-play and watch all them again on IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

DAY 8 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 7: Reviews, results, images & videos

Saturday, 4-August-2018 – Seventh day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Saitama, Japan. Yesterday’s results defined the two final games to be played today for places 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. Indonesia and Philippines will play first at 13:30 for 9th place and at 15:15 Korea against Macau China for 7th.

All the other teams will play tomorrow Sunday their next final games. New Zealand and Japan will fight for places 5 & 6 at 11:00, and later on at 13:00, Australia and Hong Kong for Bronze medal. Finally, at 15:00 will take place the big IKF AOKC 2018 final between China and Chinese Taipei. Don’t miss it! You can follow live and watch all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the links below.

* Teams already qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, after this IKF AOKC 2018: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 7 RESULTS

4-Aug #  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 (9th/10th) Indonesia Philippines 25-12
15:15 26 (7th/8th) Korea Macau China 7-8

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 25 (for 9th/10th): INDONESIA 25 – PHILIPPINES 12

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/indonesia-philippines-2235

In the first game of the tournament’s penultimate day the Philippines and Indonesia met in their own final. Two teams with little previous international experience had the opportunity to demonstrate what they had learnt and how they had progressed over the previous week. Indonesia showed that they are the tournament’s most improved team, settling quickly into a fluent style of korfball, with good court awareness and excellent movement. Retna Kumalasari and Apriandi Mauliate Mangaratua dominated the scoring for Indonesia to secure ninth place in a game played in good spirit by both teams.

youtube.com/watch?v=cxJKQQRBcAg (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 26 (for 7th/8th): KOREA 7 – MACAU CHINA 8

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-macau-china-2236

Coming back from the disappointment of failure to qualify for the World Championships yesterday, Korea and Macau China returned today to contest the consolation prize of seventh place. As in the pool game between these two teams two days ago, Korea made the more positive start, and while Macau China had some structure in their attack, goals would not come for them. At half time the score was 3-1 in favour of Korea. In the third quarter Macau China finally found some inspiration to edge ahead on the scoreboard, with Io Kei Chek urging his teammates on. In a tense final quarter, with bench players in short supply for both teams, in fact Korea had none available, the game’s outcome was decided by who had more energy and presence of mind in the final minutes. Korea was awarded two penalties, which if both were scored would have taken the game to golden goal. One was missed, so in the end Macau China, by the slimmest of margins, in the tournament’s lowest scoring game, secured seventh place.

youtube.com/watch?v=tfMuBcgrVx4 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug #  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 New Zealand Japan (5th/6th)
13:00 28 Australia Hong Kong  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 China Chinese Taipei  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

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

You can follow all games play-by-play and review games through IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

DAY 7 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):