Winners for Stockholm shooting competition 2012 announced!

Six teams were competing for the honourable title: Stockholm shooting champion 2012. The teams were divided in 2 groups:

Group 1:
Lennert and Sarah
Gustav and Mete
Simon and Ann-Katrin

Group 2:
Robert and Henrik
Hessel and Nataly
David and Christoph

The first games were Lennert and Sarah vs Gustav and Mete (5-1) and Robert and Henrik vs Hessel and Nataly (7-6). Then Simon and Ann-Katrin played vs Lennert and Sarah (8-4) and David and Christoph played vs Robert and Henrik (3-3). The last group matches were Gustav and Mete vs Simon and Ann-Katrin (2-3) and Hessel and Nataly vs David and Christoph (3-5)

This resulted in the following standings after the group phase.

Group 1 standings:

Team W L D Points Goals made Goals against
Simon/Ann-Katrin 2 0 0 4 11 6
Lennert/Sarah 1 1 0 2 9 9
Gustav/Mete 0 2 0 0 3 8

Group 2 standings:

Team W L D Points Goals made Goals against
David/Christoph 1 0 1 3 8 6
Robert/Henrik 1 0 1 3 10 9
Hessel/Nataly 0 2 0 0 9 12

After the group phase the first semi-final took place between the numbers 1 of both groups.
David and Christoph won 3-5 and qualified themselves directly for the final. Then it was time for the quarterfinals where all other teams still had a chance to get to the final. Lennert and Sarah faced Hessel and Nataly and got beaten with 3-7. Gustav and Mete played vs Robert and Henrik and got beaten with 0-5. The loosing quarterfinalists faced each other and fought for the 5th and 6th place. Then the second semi-final took place and both winning quarterfinalists faced each other. Hessel and Nataly beat Robert and Henrik with 4-1 and placed themselves for the final. The fight for the 3rd and 4th place was fought by the loosing semi-finalists and after that it was time for the final! David and Christoph faced Hessel and Nataly in an extremely exciting final. The scores were kept close together and until the last seconds it wasn’t clear who would win the competition. It ended in 10-11!!!

The final results of the tournament were:

Place 6: Gustav and Mete

Place 5: Lennert and Sarah

Place 4: Simon and Ann-Katrin

Place 3: Robert and Henrik

Place 2: David and Christoph

And the Stockholm shooting champions 2012:

Hessel and Nataly - Winners of Stockholm Shooting Competition 2012

 

Thanks everybody for participating and a special thanks to our awesome referee Michael Hatch, and finally but not the least, thanks a lot to the tournament organiser Janneke!

Korfball Shooting Tournament

What? Shooting Tournament
When? 3RD OF JUNE 2012 18:00 – 19:30

Who? Everybody that wants to
Why?   Because it’s fun!
How? Send an email to ajmeedendorp@gmail.com

Stockholm Korfballklubb i Edinburgh 2012

Friday

Just when winter finally arrived in Stockholm, some of our
(national) heroes decided to make a trip to Edinburgh. Well, not
just a trip, a trip to finally play some real korfball matches. For
some of us it has been months, for others a year, and for one even
the first time, since we have a played a match. Most of us took
the very convenient, and incredible luxury (amazing leg space,
very comfortable seats and a great shop – they sold pretty much
everything one can think on board, including cigarettes,
calendars and lottery tickets), direct flight from Skavsta straight
to the capital of medieval Scotland. On arrival, we were already
welcomed by two other heroes who arrived earlier and had
already indulged themselves in historical rituals, Sriram and
Karen. After checking in, we decided to go for some traditional
very typical Scottish Nepalese food. Luckily, we had Sriram and
Rashmi to guide us through the spicy and mild menu. After the
way too spicy or mild dinner (depending on taste), many of the
heroes went back to the hostel to prepare for the first day of the
tournament. Only three heroes made it to the social event,
wherein they drank some beers (or bacardi-colas) and met old
friends and enemies and some new people from a variety of
exotic locations. When returning at the hostel, we managed not
to wake up everyone as we did not undress whilst making a lot
of noise, neither did we turn on the light, and most important of
all, we did not make any great jokes! The rest of the night
remained very calm.

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Sverige är nu den 25:e bästa korfballnationen i världen

Sverige hat klättrat upp med två placeringar och rankas nu som det 25:e bästa korfballlandet i världen. Nederländerna är fortfarande nummer ett och följs av Belgien och Taiwan.

Sweden is ranked as 25th best korball nation in the world after climbing up with two places. The Netherlands are still number one, followed by Belgium and Taiwan.

Sverige blev fyra i turnering i holländska Stadskanaal

Svenska landslaget kom på fjärde plats i Stadskanaals europeiska turnering som äger rum varje år i november. Allt började med en seger i en vänskaplig match mot värdlaget. Under turningen vann Sverige mot TUS Wesseling från Tyskland och det slovakiska landslaget men förlorade mot de holländska klubblagen Paraplus och 66. Den sista matchen – mot Skottland – blev Sveriges största vinst hittills med 17-9. Fem spelare från Stockholm korfballklubb bidrog till de fina resultaten.

Swedish national team took the fourth place in Stadskanaal’s European tournament that is held every year in November. Everything started with a victory after playing a friendly game against the hosting team. In the tournament pool, Sweden beat TUS Wesseling from Germany and the Slovakian national team, but lost against the Dutch clubs’ teams Paraplus and 66. On Sunday the Swedish squad claimed its largest victory yet, with an impressive 17-9 in a game against Scotland. Five players from Stockholm korfballklubb contributed to these fine results.

Korfball visas upp på Stockholm Winter Games

Korfball är bland de nyaste idrottsformerna som kommer att visas upp under ungdomsevenemanget Stockholm Winter Games som äger rum den 4-7 januari 2012 på Älvsjömässan. Vi kommer dessutom att ha två shower på 15 minuter där vi visar hur man spelar i vanliga fall. Välkommen till vår monter när som helst under de fyra dagarna eller till våra shower den 4 januari, kl. 14.00-14.15 och den 6 januari, kl. 14.30-14.45.

Läs mer på http://wintergames.se/foer-besoekare/prova-paa/korfball/.

Mitt i Solna skriver om korfball

Den europeiska korfballturneringen som ingår i det officiella programmet for firandet av 100 års jubileumet av Solskensolympiaden i Stockholm från 1912 var bland de viktigaste evenemangen som lyftes upp av tidningen Mitt i Solna den 15 movember. Den organiseras av Stockholm korfballklubb och kommer att äga rum den 16-17 juni 2012. Lag från hela Europa förväntas delta, inte bara för att kämpa för första platsen utan även för att höja idrottsstämningen i redan högt sportiga Stockholm.

Läs mer om turneringen under sektionen “Stockholm tournament”.

Kungsholmen first with korfball

The following text is a translation of an article about Stockholm Korfballklubb in the newspaper Vårt Kungsholmen, which you can find (on page 12) at:

 

Korfball may be the Netherlands third largest sport – but here are there few here who have even heard of it. But Stockholm actually has its own korfball team, and they train in Lärarhögskolans (the teacher college’s) sports hall. Vårt Kungsholmen spent time with the club during an intensive training weekend.

It is Saturday afternoon and Sweden’s only korfball club is warming up. This weekend they will train under the guidance of an expert brought in especially for the weekend – Kees Pieters, korfball trainer and referee in the Netherlands.

“They are good but they need to practice motor skills. Today we will therefore practise throwing the ball with both hands”, he says.

Normally the korfball gang have training on Sundays, at Lärarhögskolans sports hall near Västerbroplan. The sport can, for those who have never seen a korfball match, be said to liken basketball, and the aim is to get the ball in the “basket”, which sits three and a half meters up in the air on a pole.

The teams are mixed gender – four ladies and four men in each – and it is consequently one of few mixed gender sports.

“It is serious training but because one plays with both girls and guys, it isn’t as aggressive as football. Home in India we do play korfball, but I didn’t start playing until I came here”, says Sriram Yagnaraman, who works at Ericsson during the weeks.

“Only two hours have passed but I can already see improvements in the technique.”

Many nationalities

Sriram is one of the club’s foreign members – because they speak english during training there are many different nationalities represented.

Everything started in the little community of Nääs outside Gothenberg. A dutch teacher worked in a school there in the start of the 1900s and saw people playing the then-popular sport ringboll, and he became inspired. After developing the sport further he introduced it in his homeland. It became a success.

Soon the match has begun. Quick steps and sharp squeaks as sneakers meet the floor spread themselves in the big sports hall.

“You’re running too much! You’ll get tired after 10 minutes”, shouts Kees, who has now used his film camera to show players their mistakes.

“Only two hours have passed but I can already see improvements in the technique”, states Kees. “Everything depends on the technique. Rihanna, my trainer assistent, can for example shoot a ball from 20 meters distance. It’s all about bending the knees and doing a little jump when you launch the ball”, he says, and gets backing:

“It doesn’t matter if you’re long or short. I have been on tournaments and seen people who are shorter than me who have been extremely good”, says Sandy Polack, who originally comes from Peru.

Everyone seems to agree that one of the best things about korfball is that it is so unaggressive, and that physical conditions are not the primary ones.

There since the beginning

“I used to play squash and bandy but after a certain number of sprains after having played against aggressive guys, it isn’t so fun. But here it would be a foul if you touch each other”, says Karen McDougall, who has been with the club since its start 10 years ago.

Camaraderie also appears to be an important part for the korfball gang and training is usually concluded with time in the sauna and common intake of pizza at La Barca across the street. But because they have esteemed visitors, Ethiopian will be on the menu tonight.

Korfball in 50 countries
– Played in some 50 countries across the world
– The Netherlands and Belgium are world-leading
– Has its origin in Ringboll

What is the game all about?
– Two teams composed of 8 people, four men and four women, meet on a court divided in two halves.
– On each half there is a basket in which one shoots to score.
– The teams are divided in attackers and defenders and after two goals the team change both roles and switch sides of the court.
– The person with the ball is not allowed to take more than one step and dribbling is not allowed.
– You also cannot try and shoot the ball at the basket if you have an active defender from the other team in front of you, instead you must pass the ball to a teammate.
– It is not allowed to touch the ball when someone else is holding it – that counts as a foul.
– Builds a lot on technique and teamwork.

Stockholm korfballklubb fick “Team Spirit Award” i Edinburgh

Vid årets korfballturnering i Edinburgh slutade Stockholm korfballklubb på plats 16 av 24 lag. Dessutom fick vi det speciella priset “Team Spirit Award” som utsågs efter nomineringar av alla lag.  Motiveringen var att det svenska teamet var bäst i att följa reglerna för “fair play” under mästerskapet samt skapa en positiv stämning under den sociala aktiviteten.

Stockholm Korfballklubb finished in the 16th position with 24 teams in this year’s tournament in Edinburgh. We also won the “Team Spirit Award” trophy, which was decided by all the teams voting. It was awarded to the team that had been the best value over the weekend’s games and socials.