PNW Beach Korfball

Seattle, Washington


"an upstart group in seattle aiming to return US Korfball to the world stage - on the sand"
- CRONKITE NEWS (PBS)

"putting the relatively obscure sport of beach korfball on the map in the u.s."
- The Everett Herald



Welcome to Pacific Northwest (PNW) Beach Korfball based at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, traditionally the land of the Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, Duwamish, and Suquamish native people.

WHAT IS BEACH KORFBALL?!

photo: IKF Beach Korfball

Korfball is a cousin of Basketball with very similar rules (it means "Basketball" in Dutch!)

It was first played in the Netherlands in 1902, and now has professional leagues

It is officially mixed-gendered (and our program is very open to all gender identities)

The relatively new beach version is 4x4 full-court

The beach korfball court is similar in size to a beach volleyball court

There is no dribbling (lots of passing!) and thus can be played on many surfaces

The hoop is 11.5 feet high and has no backboard, thus can be shot on from all sides

OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RECOGNITION

The International Korfball Federation (IKF) is an International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized federation.

Indoor Korfball is an official event in the World Games, a quadrennial event for sports that are sometimes in or not yet in the Olympics - Lacrosse, Softball, Racquetball, Bowling, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding, various Martial Arts, etc.

The first ever Beach Korfball World Championships will take place in August of 2022 in Morocco.

As the sport continues to gain popularity with more international tournaments, Beach Korfball hopes to be included as its own event in future World Games as well as the ANOC World Beach Games.

PNW Beach Korfball is a member of the US Korfball Federation.

COME PLAY!

photo: IKF Beach Korfball

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING at GOLDEN GARDENS PARK (map)
April through September

All equipment and instruction provided
We are a welcoming and inclusive environment of all people
We are following all local COVID protocols

2021/22 REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

2022

Tournaments and events marked with * are open events


AUGUST

19-20
: IKF Beach Korfball World Championships (U-19 and Sr. Divisions)
(Nador, MOROCCO)


SEPTEMBER

TBD*
: 2nd Annual PNW Beach Korfball Kup
(Seattle Area, USA)


2021

Tournaments and events marked with * were open events


2021
MARCH

14: Canterbury Beach Korfball Tournament
(Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND)


JUNE

20: Czech National Championships
(Prostějově, CZECH REPUBLIC)


JULY

10*: O’Neill Beachclub Blankenberge, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
(Blankenberge,
BELGIUM)

11: Portugal National Championships
(Lisbon, PORTUGAL)

25*: Kouterslag Melle, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
(Kouterslag Melle,
BELGIUM)

31*: Hoevenen, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
(Hoevenen,
BELGIUM)


AUGUST

06: Turkey National Championships
(
Sarıgerme, Muğla, TURKEY)

07*: Betekom, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
(Betekom, BELGIUM)

09: (YOUTH) Ukiel Beach Kids Korfball Cup
(
Olsztyn, POLAND)

14*: Welsh Open Beach Korfball Tournament
(Cardiff, WALES)

28*: NK Beach Korfbal Outdoor
(The Hague,
NETHERLANDS)


SEPTEMBER

03-05*: Diamonds of the Sea Beach Tournament
(Kerkennah Islands, TUNISIA)

04*: PNW Beach Korfball Kup & Regional Training Camp
(
Seattle, USA)


OCTOBER

03: Portugal National Championships
(Lisbon, PORTUGAL)


NOVEMBER

02*: Argentina Beach Korfball Tournament
(Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)


DECEMBER

30-31*: KSL Open World Beach Korfball Fiesta
(Colombo, SRI LANKA)

PNW BEACH KORFBALL IN THE NEWS

CONTACT

Email: willardjjohnson@gmail.com
Instagram: @pnwbeachkorfball