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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):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 6: Reviews, results, images & videos

Friday, 3-August-2018 – Sixth day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. After yesterday’s results and final ranking pools, Indonesia and Philippines will play tomorrow Saturday for places 9 and 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. All the other teams will play today to decide their next final games.

On the other hand, after today’s results, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in South Africa are known: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand. Congratulations! 

You can follow live and watch all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the following links:

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 6 RESULTS

3-Aug Match  Day 6 Result
13:30 21 Korea New Zealand  3-22
15:15 22 Japan Macau China   15-7
17:00 23 China Australia   23-14
18:45 24 Chinese Taipei Hong Kong   37-10

 

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 21: KOREA 3 – NEW ZEALAND 22

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-new-zealand-2231

In many respects the first two games today are the most important of the tournament, with both deciding the final two qualifiers from Asia Oceania to the 2019 IKF World Championships. Neither of the two teams in the first match has ever played on the world stage, so history awaited either Korea or New Zealand. New Zealand took the initiative early and ran to an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, grabbing destiny with both hands. Korea was unable to deal with the defensive intensity that New Zealand brought, while the Kiwis held their nerve in attack and waited for the chances to come, which they generally executed efficiently. At half time the lead had extended to12-0. Although New Zealand coach Manon Wiegerink rotated her players after the break, the score kept mounting, with sharp shooters Torsten Ball and Bevan Lawson taking particular advantage. In the end it was New Zealand making travel plans for South Africa.

youtube.com/watch?v=26pQijVjjo8 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 22: JAPAN 15 – MACAU CHINA 7

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-macau-china-2232

Strong defensive pressure from both teams resulted in a low scoring first quarter, as shots were difficult to create. In the second period the situation opened up a little more, as Japan started to build a comfortable lead, based on superior shooting. By the time the final quarter commenced, Japan had earned the opportunity to bring all their squad players into the match, as they became the sixth and final team of the Asia Oceania region to qualify for the 2019 IKF World Championship. , the first time they will feature since 1999. This result also sets up a replay of the closest match of the tournament so far, when New Zealand and Japan were separated by a single goal in their pool match on day one. That replay will be played on Sunday as the match to determine fifth and sixth places.

youtube.com/watch?v=MWIvg5Ku6JY (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 23: CHINA 23 – AUSTRALIA 14

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-australia-2233

In the first half of the first semi-final, both teams came out with high intensity, which resulted in referee Pardeep Dahiya awarding multiple penalties. Late in the second quarter, China started to hit their long shots, to add to the penalty accumulation, establishing a lead for the first time, which at the half time whistle stood at four goals, 11-7. Although they continued to battle, from that point Australia gradually lost touch and China continued to extend their lead, their shooting accuracy again a feature of their powerful game. Top scorer Dongjie Zhang will be satisfied with eight goals, even if six were scored from the penalty spot. China booked its place in the final, while Australia will compete for the bronze medal.

youtube.com/watch?v=yEGLB8KAxI4 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 24: CHINESE TAIPEI 37 – HONG KONG 10

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-hong-kong-china-2234

Chinese Taipei comfortably won the second semi-final. Although Hong Kong China fought valiantly, they could not hold back the tide of attacks from the defending champion, with goals going in regularly as the game progressed. As she has done for most other games this week, Chinese Taipei coach Bird introduced almost her entire bench at half time, today including stars Ya-wen Lin and Shu-ping Chu, who dominated their team’s scoring in the second half. Chinese Taipei advances to the gold medal match against China, while Hong Kong China will play off for third place against Australia.

youtube.com/watch?v=BcRJs3BB6GE (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

DAY 7 MATCH SCHEDULE:

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

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug Match  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 6 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018): [updating]

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 5: Reviews, results, images & videos

Thursday, 2-August-2018 – Fifth day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. After today’s results and final ranking pools, Indonesia and Philippines will play on Saturday for places 9 and 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. All the other teams will play tomorrow to decide their next final games. You can follow live all the tournament on worldkorfball.org

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 5 RESULTS

2-Aug Match  Day 5 Result
13:30 17 New Zealand China 15-28
15:15 18 Japan Indonesia   24-15
17:00 19 Australia Philippines   27-8
18:45 20 Korea Macau   14-10

 

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 17: NEW ZEALAND 15 – CHINA 28

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/new-zealand-china-2227

New Zealand and China played an entertaining and competitive match, albeit both had one eye on what comes next in this tournament. Although New Zealand put up more of a fight than their opponents might have expected, China’s quality showed through with their high shooting percentage against the defensive intensity that New Zealand’s other opponents so far have found more difficult to combat. Taking good options in attack created plenty of scoring opportunities for New Zealand, and although they can be pleased with the number of goals they made, they were no match for China in terms of shooting accuracy, which is what took the world’s fifth ranked team to another comfortable victory and confirmed their place at the top of pool A.

youtube.com/watch?v=WGtTfJPq4lIv (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 18: JAPAN 24 – INDONESIA 15

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-indonesia-2228

This was a closer game than expected, with Indonesia showing how much they have learned from their experience of the tournament this week, testing Japan much more seriously than they have their previous opponents. Although the first quarter was tight, Japan took an early lead, which they built further in the second quarter to go six goals clear. Indonesia then mounted a concerted comeback to dominate the third quarter, making space and shooting with much greater fluency than they have during the rest of the tournament, bringing the margin back to just one goal. However, a series of substitutions at three quarter time brought Japan more control, and goals, breaking down Indonesia’s defence to close out the game. While six missed penalties through 40 minutes hurt both teams, the immense improvement Indonesia has made in the last few days is the big story of this game. Japan, meanwhile, confirmed third place in pool A,

youtube.com/watch?v=9qnCIoyJv5o (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 19: AUSTRALIA 27 – PHILIPPINES 8

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-philippines-2229

Australia met the Phillipines in the penultimate pool game. Australia won comfortably without having to play too hard, conserving their energy for the games over the next three days that will determine the medals. Winning confirms Australia has made it to the top four of this tournament and will therefore play in the 2019 World Championship. In their first participation at an IKF Asia Oceania event, the Phillipines will play off for ninth and tenth.

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

 

Match 20: KOREA 14 – MACAU CHINA 10

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-macau-2230

In the final pool game Korea and Macau China met to determine who will play Japan and who will play New Zealand tomorrow for qualification to the 2019 IKF World Championship in Durban 12 months from now. Korea made the more positive start, shackling Macau China in a tight and effective defensive net to end half 9-4 ahead. Dutch master coach Atte van Haastrecht gave his players a stern motivational message at half time, and while it made some difference, encouraging Macau China to play with a little more purpose, they were unable to break the resistance of Korea, who remained resolute in defence and more clinical in attack. They will therefore play New Zealand tomorrow while Macau China will play Japan, with the winners of those two reaching the qualification goal.

youtube.com/watch?v=jZ4bDPiIQ3c (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

RANKING POOLS AFTER DAY 5:

Pos Pool A Points  Pos Pool B Points
1 Chinese Taipei 12 1 China 12
2 Australia 9 2 Hong Kong China 9
3 Korea 6 3 Japan 6
4 Macau China 3 4 New Zealand 3
5 Philippines 0 5 Indonesia 0

 

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

You can follow all games play-by-play 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 6 MATCH SCHEDULE

3-Aug Match  Day 6 Result
13:30 21 Korea New Zealand  0-0
15:15 22 Japan Macau China   0-0
17:00 23 China Australia   0-0
18:45 24 Chinese Taipei Hong Kong   0-0

 

DAY 7 MATCH SCHEDULE:

4-Aug Match  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 Indonesia Philippines (9th/10th)
15:15 26 L21 L22 (7th/8th)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 W21 W22 (5th/6th)
13:00 28 L23 L24  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 W23 W24  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

 

DAY 5 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 4: Reviews, results, images & videos

Wednesday, 1-August-2018 – Fourth day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. You can follow live all the tournament on worldkorfball.org

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 4 RESULTS:

1-Aug Match  Day 4 Result
13:30 13 China Indonesia  42-11
15:15 14 Japan Hong Kong China   9-19
17:00 15 Korea Philippines   21-10
18:45 16 Chinese Taipei Australia   27-12

 

GAMES REVIEW:

 

Match 13: CHINA – INDONESIA

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-indonesia-2223

With China undefeated so far and Indonesia yet to win a game, the second ranked team at this tournament was clearly favoured to prevail. China was able to control the attack for the whole game, sharing the scoring amongst all players, ably led by captain Jing Zhao, who accumulated nine goals. Indonesia’s defending improved markedly after yesterday, with far fewer penalties awarded against them, although their over-zealous defence still created several opportunities for China. In attack, Indonesia was able to create some good shooting opportunities, particularly on running-in shots, though could not always claim the reward their efforts merited. This victory assures China of qualification to the 2019 Korfball World Championship.

youtu.be/ZbqRxcUYBLU (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 14: JAPAN – HONG KONG CHINA

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-hong-kong-china-2224

Both teams took awhile to settle in this match, with both anxious to maintain momentum leading into the latter stages of the tournament. Defying their ranking, which situates them 31 places below their opponent, Japan, who had nothing to lose by taking an aggressive approach to the game, managed to eke out three goals in the first quarter while Hong Kong China managed only one. During the second quarter the balance shifted back, though defence remained on top at both ends, restricting the score to 5-5 at the break. Both teams were playing at a high tempo, though inaccuracy in attack, and resolute defence made scoring a rare occurrence. Halfway through the third quarter, Hong Kong China took the lead for the first time and finally found their rhythm as Japan’s resistance faltered. Introducing Kwok Kuen Ham’s guile and experience shortly before half time helped break the deadlock, and in the end it was a comfortable victory for Hong Kong China, though harder earned than the ten goal difference suggested. Having won this game, Hong Kong China can now finish no lower than second in their pool, and fourth in the tournament, therefore confirming their qualification for the 2019 Korfball World Championship.

youtube.com/watch?v=9znr0TtvGBY (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 15: KOREA – PHILIPPINES

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-philippines-2225

Korea dominated in attack early, though were unable to convert their chances. While the Phillipines found it more difficult to create scoring opportunities, those that they did make they turned into goals, gaining good momentum as the first half came to an end. In the third quarter, Korea raised the intensity and increased their lead, extending the margin by the end of the game as the Phillipines players were not able to maintain the energy that had enabled them to make it more of a contest in the earlier stages. For Korea, recording their first win of the tournament to keep alive their chance of qualification for the 2019 Korfball World Championship, Sungkwan Jeong top scored seven goals.

youtu.be/tj5t4mJq9aA (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 16: CHINESE TAIPEI – AUSTRALIA

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-australia-2226

This match was a repeat of the Asia Oceania final from four years ago. Chinese Taipei’s intensity increased compared to the previous games, and they turned on the style. Their shooting percentage early on was exceptional, particularly from captain Ricky Wu, enabling the reigning champion to quickly establish a margin that Australia was never able to bridge. Australia did not surrender, though, and in the second half came closer to matching their vaunted opponents. Bethan Channing was assured for Australia, who can take credit for making Chinese Taipei work hard right until the end, and stopping them from reaching 30 goals, which seemed to be a self imposed target in the final minutes. Chinese Taipei was already into the 2019 World Championship before this game, and although Australia has not yet achieved that objective, they will be confident of doing so.

youtu.be/COKfjiSU2GY (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

RANKING POOLS AFTER DAY 4:

Pos Pool A Points  Pos Pool B Points
1 Chinese Taipei 12 1 China 9
2 Australia 6 2 Hong Kong China 9
3 Macau 3 3 Japan 3
4 Korea 3 4 New Zealand 3
5 Philippines 0 5 Indonesia 0

 

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

You can follow all games play-by-play 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 5 MATCH SCHEDULE:

2-Aug Match  Day 5 Result
13:30 17 New Zealand China  0-0
15:15 18 Japan Indonesia   0-0
17:00 19 Australia Philippines   0-0
18:45 20 Korea Macau   0-0

 

DAY 4 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 3: Reviews, results, images & videos

Tuesday, 31-July-2018 – Third day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. You can follow live all the tournament on worldkorfball.org

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 3 RESULTS:

31-July Match  Day 3 Result
13:30 9 Indonesia New Zealand  4-28
15:15 10 Hong Kong China China   17-26
17:00 11 Australia Macau China   23-8
18:45 12 Chinese Taipei Philippines   38-15

 

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 9:  INDONESIA 4 – NEW ZEALAND 28

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/indonesia-new-zealand-2219

Indonesia demonstrated their inexperience, while New Zealand built on their performance against Hong Kong China yesterday to comfortably dominate. Local referee Akiko Tsujikawa was in the action, awarding multiple penalties as New Zealand took advantage of uncertain defending. Goals came from most players in a black shirt, with Torsten Ball taking particular advantage to finish with a personal total of eight. At the other end of the court, Indonesia struggled to deal with the intense defensive pressure that New Zealand brought, giving up a series of turnovers or running down the shot clock without putting up the ball. 

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

 

Match 10:  HONG KONG CHINA 17 – CHINA 26

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/hong-kong-china-china-2220

Fierce rivals China and Hong Kong China met in a heated encounter in the second fixture of the day. Characteristically using their greater physical presence, China strove to pressure their smaller opponents, who despite their slighter stature, brought plenty of energy to the game, and put up a valiant fight, particularly in the first half. Swift ball movement and accurate shooting are common features of both teams’ approach. Instilled with courage and a ruthless attitude by master coach Ben Crum, who has also ensured that they have a multitude of attacking options and confidence in each other to execute these, China prevailed in a war of attrition, steadily extending their scoreboard advantage and grinding the fight out of their neighbour. Towards the end, Hong Kong China’s own master coach, Warman Cheng, realised the game was beyond his reach and turned to his bench players, giving his top eight some respite for the rest of the tournament

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQx_-SOAh-k (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 11:  AUSTRALIA 23 – MACAU CHINA 8

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-macau-2221

This game was slow to start ,with both teams struggling to overcome the increased heat in the stadium, and the energy levels set well below today’s previous two games. By the end of the first quarter, the two teams had shared only five goals between them, with Macau China one behind. In the second quarter Australia started to regain the momentum that took them to a comfortable win yesterday. As the second half progressed, that theme continued, and Australia built a comfortable lead, scoring with greater freedom, particularly through Grace Cullen, while putting increased pressure on Macau China at the defensive end. Although Macau China kept running and kept looking for opportunities, Australia’s superior court sense and game awareness took them well out of their rivals’ reach, to record a second victory that keeps the world’s eleventh ranked nation on track to play in a medal match.

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

 

Match 12:  CHINESE TAIPEI 38 – PHILIPPINES 15

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-philippines-2222

In terms of relative world rankings, this game was the biggest mismatch of the tournament. Chinese Taipei played the game in admirable generous spirit, and the Philippines matched that, setting out to enjoy the experience of a lesson in korfball from one of the world‘s best teams. With little pressure on either side, everyone’s expectations were met. Chinese Taipei coach Bird switched out most of her starting players at half time, with the bench players making the most of their opportunity, once again. Phillipines young gun Elijah Rebusquillo can take particular pride from scoring five against the reigning Asia-Oceania champion.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R971YNKfGY (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

RANKING POOLS AFTER DAY 3:

Pos Pool A Points  Pos Pool B Points
1 Chinese Taipei 9 1 China 6
2 Australia 6 2 Hong Kong China 6
3 Macau 3 3 New Zealand 3
4 Korea 0 4 Japan 3
5 Philippines 0 5 Indonesia 0

 

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

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

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

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

 

DAY 4 MATCH SCHEDULE:

1-Aug Match  Day 4 Result
13:30 13 China Indonesia  0-0
15:15 14 Japan Hong Kong China   0-0
17:00 15 Korea Philippines   0-0
18:45 16 Chinese Taipei Australia   0-0

 

DAY 3 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 2: Reviews, results, images & videos

Monday, 30-July-2018 – Second day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. You can follow live all the tournament on worldkorfball.org

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 youtube.com/channel/UCXa72Gr7UIKDqgv3xRmQ2Cg

 

DAY 2 RESULTS:

30-July Match  Day 2 Result
13:30 5 Chinese Taipei Macau  37-9
15:15 6 Japan China   9-30
17:00 7 Hong Kong China New Zealand   17-10
18:45 8 Australia Korea   30-5

 

GAMES REVIEW [Live update]

Match 5:  CHINESE TAIPEI 37 – MACAU CHINA 9

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-macau-2215

In the first game of day two, Chinese Taipei met Macau China. Once again, the defending Asia Oceania champion and number two ranked korfball nation took little time to demonstrate their superiority, delivering a lesson in precise, controlled play that their opponents had few answers for. Macau China took 14 minutes before they registered a goal, by which time Chinese Taipei had scored 10. With neither team in any doubt about the outcome, there was little obvious pressure on either. As in their game yesterday, Chinese Taipei made multiple half time substitutions, though the score kept mounting steadily. Macau China will take some satisfaction from finishing with nine goals, albeit these were scored when the result was beyond doubt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puI8kNBiB5c (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 6:  JAPAN 9 – CHINA 30

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-china-2216

Game two on day two saw two teams bringing plenty of passion to the arena. After their hard fought win yesterday, host Japan was looking for further momentum against the korfball world’s fifth ranked nation. China, which most observers at this tournament favour to make Sunday’s gold medal match, started slowly, conceding the first goal. Under strict and vocal instruction from master coach Ben Crum, following a bye on day one, China settled to use their height and athleticism with greater effect, asserting a solid lead by half time, 15-3. While Japan remained active, their accuracy dropped away and they wilted a little in their cherry blossom pink shirts, particularly as China introduced some of their star players from the bench for the second half. China eased back once the game was out of their opponents’ reach, and Japan scored a few late goals, though in the end the margin was decisive. As the game came to its conclusion a yellow card to Jing Zhao of China was the first of this tournament.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgIKbDRlsuQ (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 7:  HONG KONG CHINA 17 – NEW ZEALAND 10

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/hong-kong-china-new-zealand-2217

Hong Kong China, coming off a comfortable win yesterday, and ranked 14 places ahead of today’s opponent, New Zealand, would have been confident of a second victory to set them up nicely for the rest of the tournament. New Zealand enjoyed clear height superiority, particularly among their female players, though struggled to make that count in the first half due to hesitant and inaccurate shooting, compared to Hong Kong China’s speed and clinical shot making. At half time Hong Kong China had built an 8-3 advantage. However, in the third quarter, New Zealand staged a strong comeback, to come to within 12-9 with ten minutes to play and the outcome undecided. Good use of his bench by Hong Kong China coach Warman Cheng managed to keep his team on top, and by the end the kiwi resurgence ran out of steam. Both teams are likely to be encouraged by this result in the overall scheme of the tournament, with New Zealand mounting a credible challenge to a much higher ranked team, and Hong Kong China keeping their quest for a medal well on track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgTVC-_7R0w (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 8:  AUSTRALIA 30 – KOREA 5

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-korea-2218

Having waited two days to start their tournament, Australia took little time to establish their dominance over Korea. Goals came regularly from throughout Australia’s squad, with the majority of chances made within six metres. Meanwhile, Korea struggled to cope with the strong defensive pressure that Australia exerted on them, and achieved scant joy finding the korf in the few chances they were able to create. Having established a healthy lead, Australia’s coach Phil Sibbons rotated his squad regularly with a view to keeping his players as fresh as possible for the business end of the tournament, and the intensity of the game dropped a few level. Albeit several of the players who achieved World Games success for Australia last year are not in the current squad, this was a comfortable work out for them, playing the style that has been successful for Australia for the past few years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wCG2tfctic (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

RANKING POOLS AFTER DAY 2:

Pos Pool A Points  Pos Pool B Points
1 Chinese Taipei 6 1 Hong Kong China 6
2 Australia 3 2  China 3
3 Macau 3 3 Japan 3
4 Philippines 0 4 Indonesia 0
5 Korea 0 5 New Zealand 0

 

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

You can follow all games play-by-play 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
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DAY 3 MATCH SCHEDULE:

31-July Match  Day 3 Result
13:30 9 Indonesia New Zealand  0-0
15:15 10 Hong Kong China China   0-0
17:00 11 Australia Macau   0-0
18:45 12 Chinese Taipei Philippines   0-0

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (by Shota Kawajiri – @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 1: Reviews, results, images & videos

Sunday, 29-July-2018 – First day of competition at the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. You can follow live all the tournament on worldkorfball.org

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 youtube.com/channel/UCXa72Gr7UIKDqgv3xRmQ2Cg

DAY 1 RESULTS

*Due to a typhoon on it’s way to Tokyo affecting Macau’s flight, some minor changes were done to Sunday’s #AOKC2018 match schedule in games 1 & 4.

29-July Match Result
12:45 4* Indonesia Hong Kong China 3-25
14:30 2 Chinese Taipei Korea 39-9
15:45 Opening Ceremony
17:15 3 Japan New Zealand 10-9
19:00 1* Macau China Philippines 25-4

GAMES REVIEW

Match 1: INDONESIA 3 – HONG KONG CHINA 25

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/indonesia-hong-kong-china-2214

Indonesia met Hong Kong China in the first match of the tournament. As one of the more experienced teams here, and reflecting their recently achieved status as the world’s number 9 ranked korfball nation, Hong Kong was expected to dominate the young Indonesia team. Kwok Kuen Ham scored the tournament’s first goal from a penalty after three minutes. As the first half progressed, Hong Kong built a comfortable lead, capitalising on the defensive naivety of their opponents, whose infringing was punished by referee Luke Rosie awarding a series of free passes and penalties. At half time the game was effectively over with Hong Kong ahead by 12-2. A series of substitutions in the third quarter gave Hong Kong’s squad a chance to step onto the field as the team will be set on playing a medal match at the end of the week, and the scoring progress continued to deliver a final result of Indonesia 3 – Hong Kong China 25.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE96jsL0YIA (Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 2: CHINESE TAIPEI 39 – KOREA 9

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-korea-2212

Chinese Taipei dominated the second game, imposing their characteristic powerful structure on Korea right from the start, when star player Ricky Wu scored effortlessly after three seconds. Predictably, the procession continued with the defending champion team going through the motions and mounting an impressive score at an even pace. Korea’s strength at this tournament is not easy to determine based on this game, and it will take another game or two to work out what chance they will have of qualifying for the World Championship. Going to the bench at half time, Chinese Taipei cycled on almost an entirely new team for the second half, without affecting their progress. Shu Chi Chang was particularly impressive in the half a game she played, suggesting she will be near the top of the scoring charts at the end of the tournament.

(Video not available)

Match 3: JAPAN 10 – NEW ZEALAND 9

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-new-zealand-2213

In the game that promised to be the closest of the day, with New Zealand taking on tournament host Japan, both teams were anxious for a winning start in their quest for qualification from this tournament. New Zealand, through captain Bevan Lawson converting when Japan lost possession. Both teams struggled to deal with the tension of this feisty game, and mistakes were made at both ends. Japan managed to erase New Zealand’s two goal lead, only for a late first burst by the Kiwis taking the half time score to 8-4. In the third quarter, however, with some effective substitutions, Japan added control to the energy they had already demonstrated, storming back to score six unanswered goals and take a 10-8 lead. Although the final quarter was frantic, it was goalless apart from one score late by New Zealand giving rise to the possibility of a golden goal, though that was not to be, and in the end, Japan prevailed, just, by 10-9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnuhJzHg7zg (Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 1: MACAU CHINA 25 – PHILIPPINES 4

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/macau-philippines-2211

Participating for the first time at an Asia Oceania korfball tournament, the Philippines featured in the final game of day one when they stepped out against Macau China, whose late arrival due to the typhoon warning resulted in this game being rescheduled. Macau China made up for lost time, building a strong lead over their less experienced rivals, who worked hard and will learn from the experience of playing in this tournament. Macau China showed that they will be a threat against several of the other teams they meet and will take encouragement from this victory in their quest for qualification to the world championships. They maintained their intensity throughout, rolling substitutes on and off, and can be satisfied with this start to the tournament, particularly after their travel disruptions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6BRnT-5Iv8 (Video by Japan Korfball)

RANKING POOLS AFTER DAY 1:

Pos Pool A Points Pos Pool B Points
1 Chinese Taipei 3 1 Hong Kong China 3
2 Macau China 3 2 Japan 3
3 Korea 0 3 New Zealand 0
4 Philippines 0 4 Indonesia 0
5 Australia 0 5 China 0

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

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

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

DAY 2 MATCH SCHEDULE:

30-July Match Day 2 Result
13:30 5 Chinese Taipei Macau China 0-0
15:15 6 Japan China 0-0
17:00 7 Hong Kong China New Zealand 0-0
18:45 8 Australia Korea 0-0

 

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (by Shota Kawajiri – @AOKC2018):

IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan start this Sunday

On Sunday July 29th, the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 will start in Saitama (Tokyo), Japan. The IKF AOKC is the oldest continental korfball championship, with the first edition held in 1990, eight years before the first European Championship took place. This year’s event will be held in Saitama, Japan, and the Japanese Federation has been working hard to make this a memorable event.

From 29 July to 5 August 2018, 10 countries will compete during 8 days to be the new AOKC champion and for 6 places in the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in South Africa. From these 10 countries, the first Oceania nation qualifies automatically. The second Oceania nation also qualifies when finishing in the top 6 of this IKF AOKC 2018.

Don’t miss this great tournament and follow it live every day on www.worldkorfball.org (live games, statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers,…)

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES:

Pool A   Pool B  
TPE Chinese Taipei CHN China
AUS Australia HKG Hong Kong China
KOR Korea NZL New Zealand
MAC Macau JPN Japan
PHI Philippines INA Indonesia

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

You can follow all games play-by-play 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 images, reports, highlights, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available also on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):