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Registration for IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018 now open!

All 69 IKF recognised National Korfball Federations are invited to participate in the next IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018 that will take place in Blankenberge (Belgium) from 11 to 12 August 2018.

This event will contain both a Senior and Under 19 category. IKF A & B countries are entitled to subscribe two teams per category, and C-D-E countries only one. Remember that beach korfball is played in a 4 against 4 format, and the maximum number of players per team is 6. So be aware! Because during the tournament it will not be allowed for a player to play in more than one team.

It is up to each National Federation to decide how to select the National Team. This can be done by a standard selection process, but for example also by picking the best (club) team of a National Beach Korfball Championship.

To be able to participate countries must send a complete filled entry form to the IKF no later than 12 March 2018 to officially subscribe for this tournament.

More detailed info and documents has been sent via e-mail to all National Federations.

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THE BEST RANKED EUROPEAN TEAM WILL BECOME EUROPEAN BEACH KORFBALL CHAMPION 2018

With the introduction of World Cups, the IKF invests in the global development of beach korfball. Every continental organisation has the opportunity to organise a World Cup in 2018 and every country from all over the world is able to participate in each of the events. This can lead to at most 5 World Cups:

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe)
IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia)
IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Oceania)
IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Africa)
IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Americas)

More general info about IKF Beach Korfball World Cups on: beachkorfball.com/?p=11486

Belgium (Blankenberge) host of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018

The IKF is happy to announce that the Royal Belgian Korfball Federation (KBKB) will host the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018. The event will take place on the weekend of the 11th and 12th August 2018 and will be held in Blankenberge, Belgium. The best ranked European team will become European Beach Korfball Champion 2018.

With the introduction of World Cups, the IKF invests in the global development of beach korfball. Every continental organisation has the opportunity to organise a World Cup in 2018 and every country from all over the world is able to participate in each of the events. This can lead to at most 5 World Cups:

  • IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe)
  • IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia)
  • IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Oceania)
  • IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Africa)
  • IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Americas)

The bid of Belgium to organise the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018 surpassed the competitive bid of the Turkish Korfball Federation (TDSF). Decisive in this process was the overall picture by the KBKB, presenting the event in a wider “Korfball Experience” approach to promote (beach) korfball in Flanders. This includes a side event for youth teams and recreational teams during the Championship weekend and a tournament for schools at the end of June. In Blankenberge, there is two kilometres of beach available, so having enough playing space for all beach korfball activities is not an issue!

Next summer it will be 15 years since two small clubs outside Antwerp started playing beach korfball. Since then beach korfball has grown significantly. In 2010, the Belgian Federation started a taskforce to organise a beach korfball tour across Flanders, which has been converted into an official committee within the Federation. To date, the highlight is the year of 2015 with more than 1200 participants in the korfball tour. This has left no doubt that the 2018 event will create a special 15th anniversary!