The Council of the International Korfball Federation met today in Dordrecht (Netherlands). One of the main topics on the table were a number of key decisions regarding the 2019 IKF World Korfball Championship due to be held in Durban (South Africa). Due to the growth of Korfball playing countries in Africa and the Americas and to avoid having to reduce the number of countries qualifying from Asia and Europe, the IKF Council has decided to increase the number of participating countries from 16 to 20. A new competition format has also been proposed within which the total duration of the event will not exceed 10 days, which has also been the duration of the previous two World Championships with 16 teams. Elimination matches will start immediately following the pool matches.
Qualification quota for each of the continental federations have also been decided, with normally 2 places for the Americas, 2 for Africa, 6 jointly for Asia and Oceania (with a minimum of 1 for Oceania) , and 10 for Europe. Detailed quota have been determined for different scenarios, depending on the number of countries entering the Pan-American Championship (2018), the All-African Championship (2018), the European Championship (Netherlands, 2018) and the Asia-Oceania Championship (Chiba, Japan, 2018).
Further, the Council set the rules for korfball4, a new and dynamic format where teams of 4 rather than 8 players compete. Both a one-korf format and a two-korf format for korfball4 have been regulated, enabling member countries to set up leagues and tournaments in either of the two formats. Also the beach korfball rules have been updated in preparation for the likely start of official championships in several continents.
The latest impression from Jakarta, Indonesia.
After the medal presentations all teams, including the U19 and U16 Korfball4 winners from Chinese Taipei, showed up for a farewell photo.
Chinese Taipei is the great winner in these first Korfball4 Championships in Asia for U19 & U16 teams.
In both age groups the youngsters from Chinese Taipei win the gold medal with clear wins over theire opponents. Congratulations.
The final day results in both age groups U19 and U16 Korfball4 in Asia are:
|6:15 PM||Prize Presentation Ceremony|
Match 44 MAS (Malaysia) — CHN (China) was decided after Golden Goal.
The IKF U19 & U16 Korfball4 Championships day 3 results clearly show the development of Asian korfball. The U16 win from MAS (Malaysia) over CHN (China) 4-3 is a surprise based on ranking.
In the U19 Championship TPE (Chinese Taipei) is the favorite to become the first IKF U19 Korfball4 Champion.
The second day in the IKF U19 & U16 Korfball4 Championships results followed the IKF rankings. No great surprises.
Chinese Taipei U19 and HongKong U19 are pool winners in U19 Korfball4.
Chinese Taipei U16 winner in the U16 Korfball4 pool as well.
The first IKF Asia U19 & U16 Korfball4 Championships will take place from 20 – 23 August 2015. The events are played in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The venue: Pasar Minggu Youth Center (Gelanggang Remaja Pasar Minggu); photo below
Address : Jl. Raya Ragunan no. 1, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, DKI Jakarta, Indonesia.
The inaugural Chinese Taipei U18 & U16 National Korfball4 Championships is taking place on National Jhongli Senior High School (Jhongli SHS) on 22 – 23 November 2014.
This event shall be the innovative national championship adopting the IKF official rules of Korfball4 recently approved by IKF Council. One single match is played 5 minutes times 4 quarters and one team is composed of 2 female and 2 male players. 2 referees with whistles are arranged. There is no limit on the number of substitutions and the player changed out is allowed to return for playing. The schedule of 1st first playing day was simply for age group U18 (senior high school) with 6 teams’ participation. The round robin system was used for the top 3 teams and each team had 1 won – 1 loss result so the penalty contest was taken to decide the ranking. Finally Jhongli SHS wins the historical crown. The 1st runner-up is Nankan SHS and the 2nd runner-up is Hujiang SHS. All the U16 matches will be subsequently played on the 2nd playing day.
The playing of Korfball4 is dynamic, spectacular and easily learned. Chinese Taipei Korfball Association is convinced that Korfball4 is a very good alternative game played in much more accessible court to effectively create new korfball population. The highlight of match Jhongli SHS – Hujiang SHS can be seen on https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=360531074106481
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