1979 World Netball Championships

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1979 World Netball Championships
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Tournament details
Host country  Trinidad and Tobago
No. of nations 19
Joint champions  Australia
 New Zealand
 Trinidad and Tobago

The 1979 World Netball Championships which was the fifth edition of the World Netball Championships tournament, the premier tournament in international netball, held once every four years. The 1979 tournament was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with 19 teams competing.

Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago were the joint winners of the 1979 Championships. The title was shared because there were no finals, the top 10 teams playing off in a round robin. Each of the top three teams won eight out of nine matches, losing once, to one of the other two: New Zealand defeated Trinidad and Tobago 49–33; Trinidad and Tobago defeated Australia 40–38; and Australia defeated New Zealand 38–36. The tournament rules of the time did not provide any other way of determining an outright winner, so the three teams shared the title.[1][dead link]

Final placings[edit]

Place Nation[2]
Gold=  Australia
Gold=  New Zealand
Gold=  Trinidad and Tobago
4  England
5  Jamaica
6= Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
6=  Wales
8  Barbados
9  Scotland
10  Ireland
11  Canada
12  Antigua and Barbuda
13=  Saint Lucia
13=  Uganda
15  Grenada
16  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
17  Northern Ireland
18  Bahamas
19  Bermuda