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31 August 2017

IWRF 2017 Asia-Oceania Championship Results

Congratulations to Australia, who have won gold at the IWRF AsiaOceania Championship held in Auckland, New Zealand from August 25-31, 2017. Japan ended up with the silver medal, and have secured a spot at next years IWRF World Championship to be held in Sydney. 

 

South Korea battled New Zealand for the bronze in a highly contested match, eventually losing, 41-44. While New Zealand and Korea did not directly qualify for 2018 Worlds, they may have a chance to do so at a Worlds qualifier tournament to be held early next year. Australia has already secured their spot as the winners of the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

 

The final placing order was:

Australia - Gold

Japan - Silver

New Zealand - Bronze

South Korea - 4th place

 

IWRF 2017 Asia-Oceania All Tournament Team

Best 0.5 - Kae Kurahashi (Japan)

Best 1.0 - Cody Everson (New Zealand)

Best 1.5 - Seiya Norimatsu (Japan)

Best 2.0 - U Cheol Park (South Korea)

Best 2.5 - Maia Amai (New Zealand)

Best 3.0 - Daisuke Ikezaki (Japan)Best 3.5 - Ryley Batt (Australia)

MVP: Class 2.0 - U Cheol Park (South Korea)

 

The playing schedule and results are provided below. For more information, please visit the host website at www.wheelblacks.com or their Facebook page HERE.

 

 

IWRF 2017 Asia-Oceania Championship Results

Sunday, 27 August, 2017

Time

Teams

Score

19:30

Australia vs. New Zealand

72-43

Monday, 28 August, 2017                     

10:30

Japan vs Korea

65-30

15:30

Korea vs New Zealand

40-53

18:00

Australia vs Japan

54-45

Tuesday, 29 August, 2017

09:30

New Zealand vs Japan

40-56

12:00

Australia vs Korea

69-34

15:30

Japan vs Australia

55-51

18:00

New Zealand vs Korea

54-45

Wednesday, 29 August, 2017

09:30

New Zealand vs Australia

44-58

12:00

Korea vs Japan

36-59

15:30

Japan vs New Zealand

57-41

18:00

Korea (forfeit) vs Australia

0-1

Thursday, 31 August, 2017

09:30

Japan v New Zealand

50-44

13:30

Korea vs New Zealand - Bronze

41-44

15:35

Japan vs Australia - Gold

46-53

 

 

Wins

Losses

Points

Australia

6

1

6

Japan

5

2

5

New Zealand

3

4

3

Korea

0

6

0