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IKF Europa Cup 2019

From Thursday 10 January till Saturday 12 January 2019 the 53rd IKF Europa Cup final round korfball event will be played in Belgium with 8 national champion club teams from Europe.

The Royal Belgium Korfball Federation (KBKB) is the 2019 organiser. The KBKB will organize the IKF ECup in Sportcampus Lange Munte, 8500 Kortrijk (see images below).

Which team wins the IKF Europa Cup in 2019?

Will TOP/Solar Compleet become the first ever IKF Europa Cup club team;  winning with three (3) IKF ECups in a row?

The full IKF History Booklet of this event with all details on all preceding events is available in the IKF website: CLICK HERE for IKF Europa Cup History November 2017

Official Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/225711027996457

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1908 SZAC Budapest & Marmara University qualified for the IKF Europa Cup 2019

Congratulations to 1908 SZAC Budapest and the Turkish Marmara University Sport Club for being the best two teams during this qualifying 1st Round for the IKF Europa Cup 2019. The Hungarian 1908 SZAC Budapest ended in 1st position after winning all their games and also the last one against the Turkish team.

These two clubs will play the IKF ECup 2019 Final Round from 10 to 12 January 2019 in Kortrijk, Belgium, with 6 other national European club champions competing.

The Turkish Korfball Federation was the local organizer of this 1st Round, with the support and collaboration of Kocaeli University. All games were played in Kocaeli’s Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall.

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IKF Europa Cup 1st Round Final Ranking:

Position  Team
1. 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN)
2. Marmara University Sport Club (TUR)
3. Club Korfbal Castellbisbal (CAT)
4. FJEP Bonson (FRA)
5. Cardiff City & Met (WAL)

 

 

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 IKF 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 to improve future events and tournaments.

 

 

IKF Europa Cup 1st Round final results:

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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 IKF 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.

 

 

You can review all images of this IKF ECUP 2019 1st Round on IKF social media profiles and using the hashtags #ECUP2019 and #korfball:

CLOSING CEREMONY, by Fatih Osma.

On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @fatihhosma

Day 3 Images: 

IKF Europa Cup 2019 1st Round: Final day results

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 3 GAME SCHEDULE (updated results):

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DAY 1 & 2 FINAL RESULTS:

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DAY 3 REVIEWS:

GAME #9: Marmara University SC (TUR) –1908 SZAC KSE (HUN)  10 – 19 (5-12)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/marmara-university-sport-club-1908-szac-kse-2248

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)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/club-korfbal-castellbisbal-cardiff-city-met-korfball-club-2249

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.

 

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.

 

PARTICIPANTS:

Country  Team
HUNGARY 1908 SZAC Budapest
WALES Cardiff City & Met
CATALONIA Club Korfbal Castellbisbal
FRANCE FJEP Bonson
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.

On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @fatihhosma

Closing ceremony: 

IKF Europa Cup 2019 1st Round: Day 2 results, reviews & images

Day 2 at the IKF Europa Cup 2019 First Round in Kocaeli brought us 6 different games after Friday’s two first matches. These were today’s games, all live on www.worldkorfball.org.

DAY 1 & 2 FINAL RESULTS:


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DAY 2 REVIEWS:

GAME #3: Bonson FJEP (FRA) – CK Castellbisbal (CAT) 6 – 20 (5-11)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/bonson-fjep-club-korfbal-castellbisbal-2242

Two attacks, two goals! (1-1) An amazing start from Bonson in the winning mood countered by the Catalans, struggling to keep chances to qualify for the final round in January.

It must be said that Castellbisbal was concentrated from the very start and successful shooting (Irene Figueroa) lead to what would later turn out to be a decisive result. Bonson had difficulties to disturb the speedy tempo from the opponent. However every Catalan mistake often resulted in a French score. Unfortunately a successful buzzer shot was not accorded due to a right decision of the Turkish referee.

In the second half the match was more or less controlled by the leading team. Bonson was incapable to narrow the gap. On the other hand multiple substitutions did not affect the quality of the Catalan game resulting in an obvious final score.

A final remark. With respect to the winners of the match, spectators saw one of the best recent French club teams. In this respect it is appreciated that a former player, Denis Dancert, decided to stay committed as a coach after finishing his career as a player.

GAME #4: Cardiff City & Met KC (WAL) – 1908 SZAC KSE (HUN) 4 – 23 (1-13)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/cardiff-city-met-korfball-club-1908-szac-kse-2243

It is going good with korfball in Hungary and one would be curious if this could be shown in the first game of the tournament. And indeed, from the beginning the Hungarians took the initiative forcing Cardiff to take a time out to rearrange the defence.

For Cardiff, with matches against the Turkish and the Catalan champion ahead, it was an all or nothing game. The Hungarians dominated the game from the start with a clear score even at the end of the first half. But then the team is the major supplier of players for the national squad that may dream to qualify for the IKF WKC in October.

Because of the difference in score Cardiff gave up all hope whereas SZAC started to prepare for more crucial matches ahead.

GAME #5: 1908 SZAC KSE (HUN) – Bonson FJEP (FRA) 23 – 12 (12-7)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/1908-szac-kse-bonson-fjep-2244

Courage! That is the ingredient that is needed when you compete against a much too strong opponent. And, without minimizing the merits of ZSAC, the French did what they could to keep the score acceptable.

Sometimes it is important to reset the goal when there is so much domination. Trying to score half of the goals of the opponent may then be a success. And the French succeeded to obtain this result against SZAC that would keep all options open to qualify for Belgium next year.

 

GAME #6: Marmara University SC (TUR) – Cardiff City & Met KC (WAL) 20 – 4 (11-3)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/marmara-university-sport-club-cardiff-city-met-korfball-club-2245

Also here a strong team from Turkey had no problems with an opponent that still has a long way to go. As it happens then often scores from the underdog are cheered much louder than beautiful athletic movements of others.

With upcoming key matches in mind, Marmara slowly strolled to an easy win without too much resistance from the Welsh.

 

GAME #7: CK Castellbisbal (CAT) – 1908 SZAC KSE (HUN) 12 – 17 (8-8)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/club-korfbal-castellbisbal-1908-szac-kse-2246

The most interesting match of the second day would decide whether the Catalan champion would still have a chance to qualify for the final round. Only by beating the opponent , that could be achieved.

The Catalan topscorers Parròn and Figueroa were focussed from the start to create a small gap (7-4) This was the sign for the Hungarian coach to bring more rebound power in defence to disturb these dangerous attackers. And with success! (7-6)

With a missed penalty on the Hungarian side the first half promised a clash for later.

SZAC was clearly the better team after the break. The defenders gave pressure on the shooters with team mates unable to take over (8-12)

Despite several other missed penalties from SZAC the gap steadily grew to an insurmountable 10-16

With this result SZAC may order tickets for Belgium.

 

GAME #8: Marmara University SC (TUR) – Bonson FJEP (FRA) 12 – 10 (7-7)

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/marmara-university-sport-club-bonson-fjep-2247

The French needed two attacks to force a 0-2 lead. Changing zones brought Marmara back in the game. One could have thought that, from then on, Marmara would overwhelm their opponents but, as been said before, with the right spirit this French team would not let go (5-6)

One would wonder whether Bonson would be able to continue this way after tea.

It took 5 minutes for a team to score. Turkish attempts remained unanswered and Bonson now had more faith than skill (10-8) Time now was running out for Bonson. Due to a serious injury the team had a late revival but not enough to keep Marmara from victory.

Now that the qualified teams are known the third day will only decide who will be the winner of the first round. We look forward to see what spectacle these teams have to offer.

 

DAY 3 GAME SCHEDULE:

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During three days, five European clubs play 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 is the local organizer, with the support and collaboration of Kocaeli University. All games are played in the following venue in Kocaeli: Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall.

 

PARTICIPANTS:

Country  Team
HUNGARY 1908 SZAC Budapest
WALES Cardiff City & Met
CATALONIA Club Korfbal Castellbisbal
FRANCE FJEP Bonson
TURKEY Marmara University Sport Club

 

You can also follow this IKF ECUP 2019 1st Round on IKF social media profiles and using the hashtags #ECUP2019 and #korfball:

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY, by Fatih Osma.

On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @fatihhosma

IKF Europa Cup 2019 1st Round: Day 1 results, reviews & images

The 1st day at the IKF Europa Cup 2019 First Round in Kocaeli has brought the following results:

 

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GAME #1: Marmara University SC (TUR) 11 – CK Castellbisbal (CAT) 7

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/marmara-university-sport-club-club-korfbal-castellbisbal-2240

In the beautiful sports venue of Kocaeli on a warm Indian summer evening, a thrilling opening match was disputed between two teams eager to qualify for the IKF Europa Cup final round.

On paper one could expect that the Catalan champion had not much to fear from a less experienced opponent. However, from the very start the Turkish team gave a lot of pressure in defense and after a short study round, Marmara found its way to the korf. The score at half time (5-2) came as a surprise for most while others had the impression that not the best Catalan players had started.

Very accurate shooting came as an answer to many Catalan substitutions that brought no relief on the chaotic play. Marmara continued to stretch the attacks and, towards the end, time running out became an enemy for Castellbisbal.

GAME #2: Cardiff City & Met Korfball Club (WAL) 12 – Bonson FJEP (FRA) 14

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/cardiff-city-met-korfball-club-bonson-fjep-2241

If the playing level was lower in this match the players enthusiasm was not. A quick start of the Welsh somewhat overwhelmed the opponent but it was just that Bonson needed more time to get into the game.

The match was very much enjoyed both by players and spectators as they saw two teams with equal strength which lead to an unpredictable final outcome at half time.

Some misunderstandings with substitutions in the French compartment resulted in loss of concentration creating chances for Cardiff to create a gap. When Bonson regained confidence it became the better team with better ball recuperation in defence.

Cardiff was physically not able to prevent French shooters from creating a decisive gap.

 

DAY 2 GAME SCHEDULE:

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During three days, five European clubs will play 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 is the local organizer, with the support and collaboration of Kocaeli University. All games will be played in the following venue in Kocaeli: Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall.

PARTICIPANTS:

Country  Team
HUNGARY 1908 SZAC Budapest
WALES Cardiff City & Met
CATALONIA Club Korfbal Castellbisbal
FRANCE FJEP Bonson
TURKEY Marmara University Sport Club

 

You can also follow this IKF ECUP 2019 1st Round on IKF social media profiles and using the hashtags #ECUP2019 and #korfball:

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY, by Fatih Osma.

On Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @fatihhosma

IKF Europa Cup 2019 1st round

The weekend of 21, 22 and 23 September 2018 is the kick-off weekend for the IKF Europa Cup 2019; the Korfball Champions League for European club teams. In the city of Kocaeli, Turkey five national champions will compete in the IKF Europa Cup First Round. The two best teams of this event will automatically qualify for the IKF Europa Cup Final Round in Kortrijk (Belgium) from 10-12 January 2019. They will join the six countries that already secured their spot during the 2018 IKF Europa Cup edition.

Image (c) Laura Soothill

All ready for the 1st Round of the IKF Europa Cup 2019 [live streaming]

Next Friday, September 21st, the First Round of the IKF Europa Cup 2019 will start in Kocaeli, Turkey.

During three days, five European clubs will play 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 is the local organizer, with the support and collaboration of Kocaeli University. All games will be played in the following venue in Kocaeli: Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall.

PARTICIPANTS:

Country  Team
HUNGARY 1908 SZAC Budapest
WALES Cardiff City & Met
CATALONIA Club Korfbal Castellbisbal
FRANCE FJEP Bonson
TURKEY Marmara University Sport Club

You can follow this tournament live on IKF data website: www.worldkorfball.org, with all the statistics, play-by-play, top scorers, rankings, etc.

[UPDATE: Watch it live on Korfball Turkey special youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQGUF3GUrSMRsCG0L1tO9Wg

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-cup-2019-1st-round

You can also follow this IKF ECUP 2019 1st Round on IKF social media profiles and using the hashtags #ECUP2019 and #korfball:

 

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Match schedule IKF Europa Cup 2019 First Round available

The weekend of 21, 22 and 23 September 2018 is the kick-off weekend for the IKF Europa Cup 2019; the Korfball Champions League for European club teams. In the city of Kocaeli, Turkey five national champions will compete in the Europa Cup First Round. The two best teams of this event will automatically qualify for the Europa Cup Final Round in Kortrijk (Belgium) from 10-12 January 2019. They will join the six countries that already secured their spot during the 2018 IKF Europa Cup edition.

PARTICIPANTS:

1908 SZAC Budapest HUN
Cardiff City & Met WAL
Club Korfbal Castellbisbal CAT
FJEP Bonson FRA
Marmara UNIVERSITY SPORT CLUB TUR

 

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-europa-cup-2019-1st-round

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

More images, reports, highlights, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available also on IKF social media profiles (#korfball):

TOP/Solar Compleet (NED): IKF Europa Cup 2018 Champion!

The IKF Europa Cup 2018 has a champion: the Dutch TOP/Solar Compleet, after beating the Belgian AKC/Luma in today’s final in Platja d’Aro (Costa Brava – Girona, Catalonia).

A great tournament finished with the German SG Pegasus winning the Bronze medal for the first time. Congratulations!

IKF ECUP 2018 Final Ranking:

1️⃣🏅Korfbalvereniging TOP/SolarCompleet (NED) 🏆
2️⃣🥈 AKC/Luma Korfbalclub (BEL)
3️⃣🥉 SG Pegasus (GER)
4️⃣ Núcleo Corfebol Benfica (POR)
5️⃣ Trojans Korfball Club (ENG)
6️⃣ KCC Sokol České Budějovice (CZE)
7️⃣ Club Korfbal Vallparadís (CAT)
8️⃣ 1908 SZAC Budapest Korfball (HUN)

All results, games, statistics are available on www.worldkorfball.org and on IKF social media profiles (#ECUP2018): facebook.com/korfball.orgtwitter.com/korfballinstagram.com/korfball_org

Official event site on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/147931785836069

A big thank you and a great acknowledgement to Platja d’Aro Korfbal Club and local and regional authorities as organizers of such a wonderful and magnific event. Also thanks to all volunteers, to the Catalan Korfbal Federation, to IKF officers, jurys, referees, teams, players and fans that did their best to make this ECUP 2018 an incredible nice and successful event.

IKF Europa Cup 2018 Final: TOP/Solar Compleet (NED) 28 – AKC/Luma (BEL) 21

Bronze medal game: NC Benfica (POR) 19 – SG Pegasus (GER) 22

For 5th-6th place: Trojans KC (ENG) 30 – KCC SOKOL Ceske Budejovice (CZE) 18

For 7th-8th place: 1908 SZAC Budapest (HUN) 17 – CK Vallparadis (CAT) 24

Day 3 Image gallery (by Marco Spelten and Gertrude de Vries)

IKF Europa Cup FINALS: Live stream links

On Saturday 13 January 2018, the third and final day of the 52nd IKF Europa Cup (IKF ECup) will take place. All four matches are available via LIVE STREAM on www.worldkorfball.org

The url’s to the ikfchannel on YouTube are:

1908 SZAC Budapest – CK Vallparadis; match will start 1300 PM

Trojans – Ceske Budejovice; match will start 1445 PM

NC Benfica – Pegasus; match will start 1630 PM

IKF Europa Cup final:

TOP/Solar Compleet – AKC/Luma; match will start 1830 PM

Around 10 minutes after the final whistle the medal ceremony will take place.

Events

IKF Europa Cup 2019

From Thursday 10 January till Saturday 12 January 2019 the 53rd IKF Europa Cup final round korfball event will be played in Belgium with 8 national champion club teams from Europe.

The Royal Belgium Korfball Federation (KBKB) is the 2019 organiser. The KBKB will organize the IKF ECup in Sportcampus Lange Munte, 8500 Kortrijk (see images below).

Which team wins the IKF Europa Cup in 2019?

Will TOP/Solar Compleet become the first ever IKF Europa Cup club team;  winning with three (3) IKF ECups in a row?

The full IKF History Booklet of this event with all details on all preceding events is available in the IKF website: CLICK HERE for IKF Europa Cup History November 2017

Official Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/225711027996457

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