Men's Softball World Championship

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Men's Softball World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 Men's Softball World Championship
Sport Softball
Founded 1966
No. of teams 16 (Finals)
Continent International
Most recent
champion(s)
  New Zealand (7th title)
Most titles  New Zealand (7 titles)

The Men's Softball World Championship, known through 2013 as the ISF Men's World Championship, is a softball tournament for the best national men's teams in the world. Held every four years, first by the International Softball Federation (ISF) through 2013 and now by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the 16 best teams in the world compete. [1] [2] From 2013 the event is held every second year.

Contents

Results

YearFinal HostMedalists
ChampionsFinal scoreRunners-up3rd place
1966
Details
Mexico
Mexico City

United States
6 – 0
Mexico

New Zealand
1968
Details
United States
Oklahoma City

United States
4 – 0
Canada

Mexico
1972
Details
Philippines
Marikina

Canada
1 – 0
United States

New Zealand
1976
Details
New Zealand
Lower Hutt

United States


Canada


New Zealand

1980
Details
United States
Tacoma

United States
3 – 0
Canada

Bahamas
1984
Details
United States
Midland

New Zealand
3 – 1
Canada

United States
1988
Details
Canada
Saskatoon

United States
4 – 0
New Zealand

Canada
1992
Details
Philippines
Manila/Pasig

Canada
5 – 3
New Zealand

United States
1996
Details
United States
Midland

New Zealand
4 – 0
Canada

Japan
2000
Details
South Africa
East London

New Zealand
2 – 1
Japan

United States
2004
Details
New Zealand
Christchurch

New Zealand
9 – 5
Canada

Australia
2009
Details
Canada
Saskatoon

Australia
5 – 0
New Zealand

Canada
2013
Details
New Zealand
Auckland

New Zealand
4 – 1
Venezuela

Australia
2015
Details
Canada
Saskatoon

Canada
10 – 5
New Zealand

Venezuela
2017
Details
Canada
Whitehorse

New Zealand
6 – 4
Australia

Canada
2019
Details
Czech Republic
Prague

In 1976 the final day was rained out. New Zealand, USA and Canada were all awarded the gold medal.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  New Zealand  (NZL)74213
2  United States  (USA)5139
3  Canada  (CAN)45312
4  Australia  (AUS)1124
5  Japan  (JPN)0112
  Mexico  (MEX)0112
  Venezuela  (VEN)0112
8  Bahamas  (BAH)0011
Totals (8 nations)17141445

Participating nations

Teams 1966 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2009 2013 2015 2017 Years
  Argentina 12th9th6th9th8th7th4th7th4th9
  Australia 7th5th7th12th3rd1st3rd4th2nd9
  Bahamas 6th7th3rd8th6th10th6
  Bermuda 15th13th2
  British Virgin Islands 12th1
  Botswana 14th10th18th9th13th13th8th7
  Canada 9th2nd1st1st2nd2nd3rd1st2nd4th2nd3rd5th1st3rd15
  Chinese Taipei 8th5th6th4th11th9th14th15th8
  Colombia 10th1
  Cuba 4th1
  Czech Republic 12th12th6th7th9th10th8th9th8
  Denmark 14th15th13th11th14th12th6
  Dominican Republic 8th11th5th7th5th11th5
  El Salvador 10th1
  Great Britain 9th8th9th11th13th5
  Guam 7th6th8th10th16th5
  Guatemala 12th1
  Hong Kong 10th16th14th15th14th5
  India 16th1
  Indonesia 11th16th16th3
  Israel 201
  Japan 7th10th6th4th7th6th5th4th3rd2nd6th6th6th6th6th15
  South Korea 17th1
  Lesotho 16th1
  Mexico 2nd3rd4th5th12th9th8th5th11th14th13th10th12
  Netherlands ?*13th14th14th14th15th5*
  Netherlands Antilles 11th1
  New Zealand 3rd5th3rd1st4th1st2nd2nd1st1st1st2nd1st2nd1st15
  Nicaragua 11th1
  Northern Mariana Islands 13th16th2
  Puerto Rico 4th6th11th12th4
  Pakistan 22nd1
  Panama 9th7th2
  Papua New Guinea 14th17th19th3
  Philippines 4th5th8th7th10th10th10th15th13th9
  Russia 21st1
  Samoa 6th7th2
  Singapore 9th15th2
  South Africa 9th7th13th8th8th12th15th12th10th9
  Turkey 16th1
  United States 1st1st2nd1st1st3rd1st3rd4th3rd4th4th8th9th7th15
  U.S. Virgin Islands 8th10th2
  Venezuela 5th6th5th11th5th2nd3rd7th8
  Zimbabwe 13th10th2
No. of
Teams
11101071416141722161516161516

See also

References

  1. Past results since 1990 in softball Archived 2007-02-22 at the Wayback Machine .
  2. "Tradestaff ISF Men's World Softball Championships". NHSA. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013.