|Number of teams||6|
|Most successful club(s)|
|Website||iwcchampionship.com (in Japanese)|
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|Year||Host||Final||Third place match||Number of teams|
|Winners||Score||Runners-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
( a.e.t. )
INAC Kobe Leonessa
INAC Kobe Leonessa
4–2 ( p )
Urawa Red Diamonds
Okayama Yunogo Belle
|Year|| Most Valuable|
The winners earned $60,000 out of a total purse of $100,000.
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