Jenny Everaert, KBKB Honorary Member, dies at age 72

The Executive Committee of the International Korfball Federation is sad to receive the news that Mrs Jenny Everaert, Holder of the IKF Pin of Merit since April 2000 and Honorary Member of the Royal Belgian Korfball Federation (KBKB) died last week at the age 72. Mrs Everaert also was awarded the Lifetime Award of the KBKB.


Mrs Everaert for several decades led the activities of the Event Committee of the KBKB. As such, she was the main organizer of many korfball events, including multiple friendly international matches and IKF World and European (youth) Championships organized by the KBKB.

The IKF will remember Jenny’s perfectionism and professionalism in organizing events, and for always showing a warm welcome to athletes and officials from abroad.

IKF Exco and IKF committee members awarded

IKF Executive Committee member Mr Frank Buvens received Saturday 26 March 2016 the honorary membership of the Royal Belgium Korfball Federation (KBKB). Frank Buvens served the KBKB for many years as Director Topkorfball. Last Saturday he stepped down as KBKB Exco member.

IKF IT committee and IKF Jury member Mr Pierre Coppens received the KBKB honorary membership as well for his dedicated long lasting service for competitions in the KBKB. Pierre Coppens stepped down as well as KBKB exco member. Besides this title as KBKB honorary Member Pierre Coppens hold the IKF Badge of Honor.

Buvens Coppens Ruts 2016 KBKB

From right to left; Mrs Danielle Ruts, KBKB President, Mr Frank Buvens, Mr Pierre Coppens

Further received Mr Daniel de Rudder a Life TIme Award from the KBKB for his long lasting excellent career in korfball. The General Meeting of the KBKB gave Daniel a standing ovation to show her appreciation. Daniel de Rudder holds the IKF Badge of Honor as well.
Daniel de Rudder 2016 KBKB

Mr Alex Elewaut received a KBKB distinction as well 26 March 2016 for his distinghuised long lasting service to korfball. Mrs Danielle Ruts handed him the distinction as KBKB Badge of honor. The KBKB General Meeting gave Alex a well deserved big hand of applause.

Alex Elewaut 2016 KBKB

The IKF congratulates Frank Buvens, Pierre Coppens, Daniel de Rudder and Alex Elewaut with their distinctions by the KBKB.


IKF WKC 2015 final

The 10th IKF World Korfball Championship final on  Sunday 8 November 2015 15:30 P.M. (CET + 1) will be another historic match between the home nation Belgium and the reigning champions The Netherlands.

In the first semi final The Netherlands beat Chinese Taipei and in the second, Belgium beat England to establish the line up for the medal games.

So Chinese Taipei and England will play for the bronze medal at 13:30 PM (CET +1).

Belgian King to attend WKC final on Sunday

2015-09-12 10:25:31 epa04926994 Belgian King Philippe (C) smiles during his visit to the Jubilee Park for the launch of the 3,000 leaders of the youth movement 'Chirojeugd Vlaanderen' in Brussels, Belgium, 12 September 2015.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

2015-09-12 10:25:31 epa04926994 Belgian King Philippe (C) smiles during his visit to the Jubilee Park for the launch of the 3,000 leaders of the youth movement ‘Chirojeugd Vlaanderen’ in Brussels, Belgium, 12 September 2015. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

The Royal Palace of Belgium has announced that His Majesty King Filip of Belgium will attend the final of the 10th IKF World Korfball Championship in Antwerp on Sunday.

The final will be played in a sold-out Lotto Arena in front of about 5,000 korfball fans. Host country Belgium is one of the potential teams contesting in the final, as they have advanced to the semifinal in which they will play England on Friday. In the other semifinal, the Netherlands will play Chinese Taipei.

It is the first time in the history of the IKF World Korfball Championship that a Head of State attends the final of a World Korfball Championship (although other Heads of State have been present at other korfball events). The IKF and the Royal Belgian Korfball Federation KBKB are both very happy and proud that the King has taken the time out of his busy calendar with many requests to select this World Championship to attend.

IKF WKC Quarter Finalists known

Today the last quarter finalists were determined. Catalonia easily beat Hong Kong China, Russia needed to struggle a bit more against Australia, while the real fight was between Germany and the Czech Republic.

In a match that was close throughout, neither the Germans nor the Czechs reached their desired level of play, with poor shooting and passing, and a low score 3/4 through in the match. In the last quarter, however, the Germans found themselves and made the first gap of three goals in their favor. Despite missing three penalties in the last ten minutes, they were able to secure their lead and advance to the championship’s top 8 for the first time since 2003.

The quarter final round of the IKF World Korfball Championship will start on Tuesday 3 November. Monday 2 November is a restday in the IKF WKC. Relevant results from the first round are carried forward into the QF round.

The Quarter Finals Pools are:

 Quarter finals pools  Pool E  Pool F  Pool G  Pool H
Tuesday 3 November 2015 Ghent Kasterlee (Tielen)
Wednesday 4 November 2015 Ghent Kasterlee (Tielen)


14:00 (Tielen) AUSTRALIA-POLAND –

16:00 (Ghent) HUNGARY-PORTUGAL –
16:00 (Tielen) BRAZIL-HONG KONG –

18:00 (Ghent) GERMANY-ENGLAND –

20:00 (Tielen) BELGIUM-CATALONIA –


14:00 (Tielen) BRA-POL 14.00
14:00 (Ghent) HUN-RSA 14.00

16:00 (Tielen) AUS-HKG 16.00
16:00 (Ghent) CZE-POR 16.00

18:00 (Tielen) RUS-CAT 18.00
18:00 (Ghent) GER-CHN 18.00

20:00 (Tielen) BEL-TPE 20.00
20:00 (Ghent) NED-ENG 20.00

IKF WKC media attention

The final of the 10th IKF World Korfball Championship (IKF WKC) on Sunday 8 November 2015, starting time 1530 PM (CET +1) in the LOTTO Arena in Antwerp, Belgium is live on the open public TV network in the biggest korfball nation in the world; the Netherlands. Not only on public TV but on regional TV stations in the Netherlands as well.

In Belgium the IKF WKC 2015 including the final is on public TV as well. Will the home team manage to achieve the necessary high level in front of the enthusiastic supporters. The pressure is on and the expectations are high. They hope to be able to become IKF World Korfball Champion as they became in 1991 in Antwerp!

Many millions of people are able to see the the IKF WKC final on their TV at home. The Dutch team is the favorite for another title. Are they capable under the new coach Mr Wim Scholtmeijer to cope with the pressure of being favorite?

In Chinese Taipei TV coverage of the seven home team matches is predicted as well. So the Chinese Taipei crowd can see if their team can even improve their bronze medal place from the previous IKF WKC in 2011 in China

The German TV station WDR will produce a program of around 30 minutes around the German team during the IKF WKC.

Live web casting IKF World Korfball Championship

All matches in the 10th IKF World Korfball Championship (IKF WKC) you can follow LIVE at any place in the world.

From 30 October till 8 November 2015 16 teams from all over the world compete in Belgium to become the next world korfball champion.

How can you watch IKF WKC korfball LIVE?

All url links to the ikfchannel are in the table below as well

First round matches  Links to the ikfchannel; IKF Channel
BEL-AUS 14:00 30-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen BEL – AUS
NED-CZE 14:00 30-okt Tielen, Tielenhei NED – CZE
HKG-POL 16:00 30-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen HKG – POL
CHN-RSA 16:00 30-okt Tielen, Tielenhei CHN – RSA
RUS-BRA 18:00 30-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen RUS – BRA
GER-HUN 18:00 30-okt Tielen, Tielenhei GER – HUN
TPE-CAT 20:00 30-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen TPE – CAT
POR-ENG 20:00 30-okt Tielen, Tielenhei POR – ENG
AUS-BRA 14:00 31-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen AUS – BRA
CZE-HUN 14:00 31-okt Tielen, Tielenhei CZE – HUN
CAT-POL 16:00 31-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen
POR-CHN 16:00 31-okt Tielen, Tielenhei
BEL-RUS 18:00 31-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen
NED-GER 18:00 31-okt Tielen, Tielenhei
TPE-HKG 20:00 31-okt Ghent, Bourgoyen
ENG-RSA 20:00 31-okt Tielen, Tielenhei
TPE-POL 14:00 1-nov Ghent, Bourgoyen
POR-RSA 14:00 1-nov Tielen, Tielenhei
BEL-BRA 16:00 1-nov Ghent, Bourgoyen
NED-HUN 16:00 1-nov Tielen, Tielenhei
CAT-HKG 18:00 1-nov Ghent, Bourgoyen
ENG-CHN 18:00 1-nov Tielen, Tielenhei
AUS-RUS 20:00 1-nov Ghent, Bourgoyen
CZE-GER 20:00 1-nov Tielen, Tielenhei

IKF World Korfball Championship

The 10th IKF World Korfball Championship (IKF WKC) will be played between Friday 30 October and Sunday 8 November 2015 in Belgium.

The first and second round matches play in Ghent and Tielen. The semi finals and finals play in Antwerp in the Lotto Arena. Sunday 8 November 2015 the LOTTO Arena in Antwerp is sold out since 17 October.

IKF WKC Final sold out

The LOTTO Arena in Antwerp, Belgium is sold out for the 10th IKF World Korfball Championship (IKF WKC) finals Sunday 8 November 2015.

Three weeks before the finals day of the IKF WKC no more tickets available shows the interest in these matches and the Championship match in particular. The IKF WKC matches start Friday 30 October.

Which team will be the 10th IKF World Korfball Champion. The Dutch after winning eight out of nine championships? The Belgian team – the Diamonds – in front of their home crowd and winner in 1991 as well in front of their home crowd? Or a big surprise as Chinese Taipei, Portugal, England, Czech Republic or …?

Anyway if you have no ticket for Sunday 8 November you may follow all matches thru the ikfchannel on YouTube. All IKF WKC matches are live on the ikfchannel on You Tube. We provide all links later.

Further all matches are available – game results plus statistics and the live webcasting – thru and the App ‘Korfball’.


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