Day 1 of the Korfball Australia National Club Championships is all over, and the ice packs are getting a workout in preparation for another huge day of Korfball tomorrow. Full results, along with tomorrows schedule, and the all-important ladders, can be found on the National Championships hub.
The A grade competition is just about as tight as it can be. Each team won one and lost one against A grade opposition, meaning the points are all square after the first half of the competition. Arista currently sit on top, with a goal difference of +1, Boomers are only a goal behind, and Glenelg a single goal further back. It is a testament to the evenness of the competition that there is only 2 goals separating the teams after a whole days competition. Every match tomorrow is now of the utmost importance, and they are all bound to be hard fought.
B grade sees Flinders out in front, winning all three B grade games today, with a healthy goal difference to boot. Redbacks, Royals and Boomers all have two wins, with only goal difference separating them. Arista and Glenelg are in fifth and sixth respectively, both still searching for their first B grade win. Each team plays two B grade games tomorrow, before the finals, so there is plenty of scope for teams to move around in the hunt for the all important top two spots.
There were also three matches played as A – B crossover games. While the results went as expected, with the A grade teams winning all games, the matches were still a great learning experience for all teams involved. All matches were played in great spirits, and a lot of fun was had by all. Both teams are credited with a win for these games, but the scores don’t count towards goal difference, which explains any discrepancies you notice in the ladders.
Games kick off at 9:00AM ACST at the Victor Harbor Recreation Centre. Results will again be updated on the National Championships hub throughout the day, and you can stay up to the minute with all results with our live-tweeted results at twitter.com/korfballaus. Good luck to everyone tomorrow, and we look forward to seeing plenty of supporters out there cheering their team on.