A Grade minor rounds

The weekend opened with a high intensity clash between the two highest teams from last year that were competing this year, Arista and North Adelaide. Fast and furious, but not too high scoring, this match ended in a draw. This was to be the only draw of the day as the other teams joined in the fun. Games ranged from close and low scoring to a few convincing wins by some. At the end of the day, North Adelaide and Arista had won all their matches, aside from their draw with each other first up. They were followed by Boomers, Glenelg and BMMKA.

Sunday brought a change of momentum and what makes tournament style play interesting – unpredictability. Arista won all their matches of the day comfortably, aside from a 1 goal win over North Adelaide. Boomers lost just the one game to Arista, and it was becoming increasingly possible for them to make the final, as North Adelaide had only won one for the day so far. Glenelg and BMMKA played out a draw, giving BMMKA their first points, before Glenelg took an unlikely win against North Adelaide, knocking them out of the final. With this opportunity, Boomers won the last minor round match of the weekend, and secured their spot in the final against Arista.

Minor round standings

  1. Arista Marion (15)
  2. Adelaide Boomers (10)
  3. North Adelaide (9)
  4. Glenelg (5)
  5. BMMKA (1)

A Grade final

Boomers got out of the blocks early, and scored a few quickly before Arista replied, and remained three goals up at half time (7-4). At one stage, the margin got out to five goals, but Arista just couldn’t peg back the difference. Substitutions were made as Arista tried to close the gap, but despite Arista out scoring them in the second half, Boomers won 11-9.

MVP: Brad Marks

Korfball Australia would like to congratulate the winners of the National Club Championships and thank everyone that was involved in making this another successful weekend of korfball.