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IKF awards 2024 World Beach Korfball Championship to Pattaya (THA), expands beach competition calendar

Taipei, 25 October – The International Korfball Federation today announced that the hosting of the 2nd IKF World Beach Korfball Championship has been awarded to Pattaya (Thailand) and will take place from 26-28 April, 2024. Pattaya was a very successful host of one of the World Cups in 2022, and this allows the Korfball Association of Thailand to build on this success as a benchmark for international beach korfball competitions.

Further, following the inclusion of korfball in the program of the next edition of The World Games in Chengdu (CHN), the IKF announced that the international beach korfball calendar will be expanded substantially. In 2024, in addition to the WBKC, two World Cups will be scheduled, one in Europe, likely in August, and a second one in Asia, likely in December. This aligns with the vision of the IKF Council to create a year-round global calendar for beach korfball events.

Further, the IKF announced the qualification regulations for the beach korfball tournament at TWG 2025. The champion of the WBKC will directly qualify for TWG, and TWG host China will have the opportunity to directly qualify at the WBKC, provided they finish in the top-10 of the event. The further 6 or 7 spots (a total of 8 countries/teams can take part in TWG Beach Korfball tournament) will be determined on the newly launched IKF World Beach Korfball Ranking, ensuring both global representation across at least four continents and sufficient competitiveness by ensuring all participants are within the top-12 of the World Ranking as per 31 December 2023.

IKF Beach Korfball Ranking Criterita, click here.

TWG 2025 Qualification Criteria Beach Korfball, click here.

UPDATED: IKF Beach Korfball World Ranking (as per 31 Dec 2023): Beach Korfball World Ranking

 

Pools and match schedule of the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2022

The pools and match schedule of the upcoming IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2022 that will take place on August 19 and 20 have been published.

UPDATE 17/8/2022A live stream signal will be provided during the tournament on Field 1. To give all teams the opportunity to play broadcasted matches, the allocation of the fields has been slightly adjusted in the schedule. In the coming days, the LOC will inform trough which channels these live streams will be provided.

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Thirteen korfball countries will take part in this first World Beach Korfball Championship to be played this summer in the Moroccan city of Nador. The teams have been divided in two groups to play a preliminary round, and the final ranking of each pool will decide which squads qualify to play on the second day for places 9 to 14 and 1 to 8.

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All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament on www.beachkorfball.sport as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #WBKC2022 and #beachkorfball:

► facebook.com/beachkorfball
► twitter.com/beachkorfball
► instagram.com/beachkorfball
► tiktok.com/@beachkorfball

The International Korfball Federation is glad to welcome the teams from the United States, Cameroon and India, which will make their first appearance at an official international beach korfball tournament. Will they be able to beat the Portuguese team that raised the last IKF Beach Korfball World Cup before the pandemic in 2019? Beach Korfball is back! Let’s enjoy it!

 

 

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