2003 World Netball Championships

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2003 World Netball Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Jamaica
Dates 10 – 20 July
No. of nations 24
Final positions
Gold medal blank.svg Champions  New Zealand (4th title)
Silver medal blank.svg Runners-up  Australia
Bronze medal blank.svg Third place  Jamaica
1999
2007

The 2003 World Netball Championships were held in Kingston, Jamaica between 10 and 20 July. It was the eleventh World Netball Championships. After 100 matches, the New Zealand national team, the Silver Ferns, won the tournament, defeating Australia to win the World Championship for the first time in 16 years. Jamaica, the home country, finished third.

Preliminary games[edit]

On the first two days, there were two rounds of knockout games between the 16 unseeded nations for four spots in the championship stage of the competition. The losing 12 teams were placed in the consolation round.

Round One[edit]

10 July Samoa  50–46  Antigua and Barbuda
10 July Sri Lanka  81–18  Cayman Islands
10 July Barbados  62–37  Saint Lucia
10 July Scotland  53–16  Hong Kong
10 July Canada  29–31  Grenada
10 July Northern Ireland  39–48  Niue
10 July Wales  36–45  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
10 July United States  60–31  Bermuda

Round Two[edit]

11 July Samoa  61–36  Sri Lanka
11 July Barbados  44–33  Scotland
11 July Grenada  42–44  Niue
11 July Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  33–46  United States

Consolation Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points P W L
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10 5 5 0
 Wales 8 5 4 1
 Sri Lanka 6 5 3 2
 Antigua and Barbuda 4 5 2 3
 Bermuda 2 5 1 4
 Cayman Islands 0 5 0 5


12 July Bermuda  30–69  Sri Lanka
12 July Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  48–38  Antigua and Barbuda
12 July Wales  79–20  Cayman Islands
13 July Cayman Islands  36–81  Sri Lanka
13 July Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  45–37  Wales
13 July Bermuda  25–54  Antigua and Barbuda
14 July Sri Lanka  46–52  Wales
14 July Antigua and Barbuda  72–30  Cayman Islands
14 July Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  50–24  Bermuda
15 July Sri Lanka  46–62  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
15 July Cayman Islands  30–58  Bermuda
15 July Antigua and Barbuda  43–52  Wales
16 July Sri Lanka  67–59  Antigua and Barbuda
16 July Bermuda  24–49  Wales
16 July Cayman Islands  24–71  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Group B[edit]

Team Points P W L
 Scotland 10 5 5 0
 Saint Lucia 8 5 4 1
 Northern Ireland 6 5 3 2
 Grenada 4 5 2 3
 Canada 2 5 1 4
 Hong Kong 0 5 0 5


12 July Grenada  41–59  Saint Lucia
12 July Northern Ireland  33–42  Scotland
12 July Canada  52–20  Hong Kong
13 July Hong Kong  18–41  Scotland
13 July Canada  37–47  Grenada
13 July Northern Ireland  35–49  Saint Lucia
14 July Scotland  50–38  Canada
14 July Saint Lucia  64–33  Hong Kong
14 July Grenada  42–45  Northern Ireland
15 July Hong Kong  28–55  Grenada
15 July Scotland  41–34  Saint Lucia
15 July Northern Ireland  45–31  Canada
16 July Saint Lucia  46–30  Canada
16 July Hong Kong  25–58  Northern Ireland
16 July Scotland  53–31  Grenada

Placement Matches[edit]

17 July Places 13–16 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  44–42  Saint Lucia
17 July Places 13–16 Wales  27–32  Scotland
17 July Places 17–20 Antigua and Barbuda  58–45  Northern Ireland
17 July Places 17–20 Sri Lanka  58–35  Grenada
17 July Places 21–24 Bermuda  51–49  Hong Kong
17 July Places 21–24 Canada  58–34  Cayman Islands
18 July 13th Place Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  35–39  Scotland
18 July 15th Place Saint Lucia  51–30  Wales
18 July 17th Place Sri Lanka  60–65  Antigua and Barbuda
18 July 19th Place Grenada  39–49  Northern Ireland
18 July 21st Place Bermuda  33–43  Canada
18 July 23rd Place Hong Kong  39–36  Cayman Islands

Championship Round[edit]

The four top teams in each group qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Team Points P W L
 Australia 10 5 5 0
 Jamaica 8 5 4 1
 South Africa 6 5 3 2
 Samoa 4 5 2 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 2 5 1 4
 United States 0 5 0 5


11 July Trinidad and Tobago  30–89  Jamaica
12 July Samoa  41–57  South Africa
12 July Australia  84–28  United States
13 July Samoa  27–76  Australia
13 July Trinidad and Tobago  48–42  United States
13 July South Africa  33–54  Jamaica
14 July United States  38–55  South Africa
14 July Jamaica  84–24  Samoa
14 July Australia  80–28  Trinidad and Tobago
15 July Trinidad and Tobago  35–50  Samoa
15 July Jamaica  85–20  United States
15 July South Africa  37–64  Australia
16 July United States  44–52  Samoa
16 July South Africa  51–49  Trinidad and Tobago
16 July Jamaica  43–48  Australia

Group B[edit]

Team Points P W L
 New Zealand 10 5 5 0
 England 8 5 4 1
 Fiji 6 5 3 2
 Barbados 4 5 2 3
 Cook Islands 2 5 1 4
 Niue 0 5 0 5


12 July Barbados  49–55  Fiji
12 July Niue  11–99  New Zealand
12 July Cook Islands  22–90  England
13 July Barbados  45–84  New Zealand
13 July Fiji  30–62  England
13 July Cook Islands  47–37  Niue
14 July England  80–27  Barbados
14 July New Zealand  107–17  Cook Islands
14 July Niue  17–59  Fiji
15 July Niue  31–67  Barbados
15 July Fiji  67–40  Cook Islands
15 July England  41–60  New Zealand
16 July Cook Islands  39–56  Barbados
16 July England  67–21  Niue
16 July Fiji  24–79  New Zealand

Placement Matches[edit]

17 July Places 9–12 Trinidad and Tobago  60–40  Niue
17 July Places 9–12 United States  62–38  Cook Islands
18 July 9th Place Trinidad and Tobago  49–52  United States
18 July 11th Place Cook Islands  49–39  Niue

Last Eight[edit]

18 July Quarter Final South Africa  41–44  England
18 July Quarter Final Australia  62–35  Barbados
18 July Quarter Final Jamaica  74–38  Fiji
18 July Quarter Final Samoa  28–81  New Zealand
19 July Places 5–8 South Africa  54–35  Barbados
19 July Places 5–8 Fiji  47–50  Samoa
19 July Semi Final Australia  45–37  England
19 July Semi Final New Zealand  56–37  Jamaica
20 July 7th Place Barbados  47–45  Fiji
20 July 5th Place Samoa  47–56  South Africa
20 July 3rd Place England  40–46  Jamaica
20 July Final New Zealand  49–47  Australia

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  New Zealand
  2.  Australia
  3.  Jamaica
  4.  England
  5.  South Africa
  6.  Samoa
  7.  Barbados
  8.  Fiji
  9.  United States
  10.  Trinidad and Tobago
  11.  Cook Islands
  12.  Niue
  13.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  14.  Scotland
  15.  Saint Lucia
  16.  Wales
  17.  Antigua and Barbuda
  18.  Sri Lanka
  19.  Northern Ireland
  20.  Grenada
  21.  Canada
  22.  Bermuda
  23.  Hong Kong
  24.  Cayman Islands

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