1999 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships Qualification

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The 1999 IIHF Women's World Championship qualification process was contested between 10 teams competing for the three final places in the championships. The other seven teams would join Japan (the 6th Place team from the 1998 Olympic games), in the newly formed Pool B.

Teams[edit]

The following is the nations that competed, and the stage that they entered the qualification process at:

At Pre-Qualification (nations ranked 9th through 12th at the last European Championship)

At Final Qualification (nations ranked above 9th who did compete in the Nagano Olympics)

Format[edit]

The four teams in the Pre-Qualification group would play a single round robin, with the top two proceeding to the Final Qualification.

The eight teams in Final Qualification would be split into two groups of four, with the top two teams automatically qualifying for the World Championship, and a single match playoff at a neutral location to decide the final qualifier.

Pre-Qualification[edit]

     Teams proceed to Final Qualification
     Teams play in 1999 World Championship Pool B

Group Stage[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 17 6 +11 6
2.  France 3 2 0 1 12 6 +6 4
3.  Slovakia 3 1 0 2 7 10 -3 2
4.  Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0

Czech Republic and France advanced to the Final Qualification. Slovakia and Netherlands qualified for Pool B.

Results[edit]

January 27, 1998 Czech Republic  6 – 2
 Netherlands Colmar
January 27, 1998 France  3 – 1
 Slovakia Colmar
January 28, 1998 Slovakia  2 – 7
 Czech Republic Colmar
January 28, 1998 Netherlands  1 – 7
 France Colmar
January 29, 1998 Netherlands  0 – 4
 Slovakia Colmar
January 29, 1998 Czech Republic  4 – 2
( 1:0 , 3:0 , 0:2 )
 France Colmar

Final Qualification[edit]

     Team qualified for 1999 World Championship.
     Teams advanced to final Playoff
     Teams qualified for 1999 World Championship Pool B

Group A[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Germany 3 3 0 0 26 1 +25 6
2.  Russia 3 2 0 1 18 7 +11 4
3.  France 3 1 0 2 3 25 -22 2
4.  Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0

Germany qualifies for the World Championship. Russia advances to the Final Playoff. France and Denmark qualified for Pool B.

Results[edit]

March 23, 1998 Russia  14 – 1
 France Füssen
March 23, 1998 Denmark  0 – 12
 Germany Füssen
March 24, 1998 Denmark  1 – 2
 France Füssen
March 24, 1998 Germany  4 – 1
 Russia Füssen
March 25, 1998 Russia  3 – 2
 Denmark Füssen
March 25, 1998 France  0 – 10
 Germany Füssen

Group B[edit]

Standings[edit]

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 6
2.  Norway 3 1 1 1 9 9 +0 4
3.  Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 2
4.  Latvia 3 0 0 3 2 14 -12 0

Suitzerland qualifies for the World Championship. Norway advances to the Final Playoff. Czech Republic and Latvia qualified for Pool B.

Results[edit]

March 23, 1998 Norway  6 – 0
 Latvia Huttwil
March 23, 1998 Switzerland  3 – 0
 Czech Republic Huttwil
March 24, 1998 Norway  2 – 2
 Czech Republic Huttwil
March 24, 1998 Latvia  1 – 6
 Switzerland Huttwil
March 25, 1998 Czech Republic  2 – 1
 Latvia Huttwil
March 25, 1998 Switzerland  7 – 1
 Norway Huttwil

Final Playoff[edit]

The final playoff was held two days after the main tournaments were finished in the town of Zuchwil in Switzerland

March 27, 1998 Russia  6 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 1 , 1 - 0)
 Norway Zuchwil

Russia qualifies for the World Championship. Norway qualifies for Pool B.

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team Notes
1.  Germany Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 1
2.  Switzerland Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 2
3.  Russia Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 3
4.  Norway Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
5.  Czech Republic Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
6.  France Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
7.  Latvia Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
8.  Denmark Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
9.  Slovakia Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
10.  Netherlands Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B