World Ringette Championships

Last updated
World Ringette Championships
Status active
Genre sports event
Date(s) varying
Frequency every third year
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1990 (1990)
Organised by IRF

World Ringette Championships are a competition between ringette-playing nations. Tournament is administrated by the International Ringette Federation (IRF). Ringette was invented in 1963 by Sam Jacks and Mirl "Red" McCarthy and the first World Championships were played in 1990. The winning team is awarded with the Sam Jacks Cup championship trophy. [1]

Ringette

Ringette is a team sport with two variations, an indoor and an outdoor version. The winter sport is played on an ice rink. One indoor court version is called gym ringette.

Samuel Perry Jacks was a Canadian inventor, creator of the sport of ringette and floor hockey. He was posthumously inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

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The last international competition, the 2017 World Ringette Championships, was hosted in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The event was held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 at Hershey Centre Arena.

History

The first World Ringette Championships were held in Gloucester, Ontario in 1990. Participating teams included six regional teams from Canada and the national teams of Finland and United States. 1990–1996 and 2000–2004 the Championships were arranged every other year. In 1998 no official World Championships were held but Finland and Canada played several exhibition games across Europe.

Gloucester, Ontario suburb of and within the City of Ottawa

Gloucester is a suburb of and within the City of Ottawa. Gloucester Township was established in 1792 and originally included lands east of the Rideau River from the Ottawa River south to Manotick. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the new city of Ottawa. As of the Canada 2016 Census, the former city of Gloucester had a population of 133,280.

Europe Continent in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

Since 2004 the World Championships have been arranged every three years.

World Ringette Championships 1990–2017

YearLocationGoldSilverBronze
1990
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Flag of Canada.svg Gloucester Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec
1992
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Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki Flag of Canada.svg Canada West Flag of Canada.svg Canada East Flag of Finland.svg Finland
1994
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Flag of the United States.svg Saint Paul Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada East Flag of Canada.svg Canada West
1996
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Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of the United States.svg United States
2000
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Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of the United States.svg United States
2002
Details
Flag of Canada.svg Edmonton Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of the United States.svg United States
2004
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Flag of Sweden.svg Stockholm Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of the United States.svg United States
2007
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Flag of Canada.svg Ottawa Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2010
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Flag of Finland.svg Tampere Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of the United States.svg United States
2013
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Flag of Canada.svg North Bay Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of the United States.svg United States
2016
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Flag of Finland.svg Helsinki Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2017
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Flag of Canada.svg Mississauga Flag of Finland.svg Finland Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2019
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Flag of Canada.svg Burnaby ---

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 82111
2Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2709
3 Flag of Canada.svg Canada West 1012
4 Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta 1001
5 Flag of Canada.svg Canada East 0202
6 Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario 0101
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0066
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0033
9Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec 0011
Totals (9 nations)12121236

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See also

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References

  1. Sakari Lund; Yle Urheilu (3 January 2014). "Suomi lähellä ringeten MM-kultaa" (in Finnish). Yle. Retrieved 21 January 2014.