Date : 11 Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China, January 11, 2019: The International Korfball Federation has announced that the Hong Kong China Korfball Association will host the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) in March 2019.
This is a great step forward in the international development of beach korfball, the IKF said in a statement. With this event added to the IKF competition calendar, two Beach Korfball World Cups will be organised in 2019.
The first IKF Beach Korfball World Cup 2019 will take place from March 9-10 in Hong Kong.
Although this will be the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup in Asia, the national korfball federation of Hong Kong has plenty of experience organising successful beach korfball tournaments.
Starting in 2000, the federation has annually organised a beach korfball event for both seniors and juniors. Apart from the first edition, the tournament was organised at Repulse Bay every year.
Due to its popularity among tourists, this venue served as the perfect place to promote (beach) korfball in Hong Kong and beyond. The participants of that tournament were mostly from Hong Kong, although, occasionally, teams from Macau-China and Chinese Taipei also entered the competition.
The first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) is, therefore, being organised by an experienced host and will be of a more international character than the previous tournaments.
There will be two categories at the IKF BKWC (Asia); Open Group and University Group. The Open Group participants will compete for the IKF World Cup title whereas the University Group pool will be an official IKF-recognised competition.
The participants of the IKF BKWC (Asia) 2019 will be: China, Hong Kong China, Chinese Taipei and Thailand.
For more information and all updates, go to the event page: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-asia-2019/
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