Hockey Champions Challenge I

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Hockey Champions Challenge I
Formerly Hockey Champions Challenge
Replaced by FIH Hockey World League
Sport Field hockey
Founded M: 2001
W: 2002
No. of teams 8
Continent International (FIH)
Most recent champion(s) M: South Korea (1st title)
W: United States (1st title)
Most titles M: Argentina (3 titles)
W: New Zealand (2 titles)
Official website www.fihockey.org

The Hockey Champions Challenge I was an international field hockey tournament, played every two years. It was introduced in 2001 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in order to broaden hockey's competitive base at world level, and was replaced by the World League in 2014 after eight editions.[1]

Men[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2001
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
India
2–1
South Africa

Argentina
4–2
Malaysia
2003
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Spain
7–3
South Korea

South Africa
2–2
(5–4)
Penalty strokes

New Zealand
2005
Details
Alexandria, Egypt
Argentina
5–2
South Korea

Belgium
6–5
England
2007
Details
Boom, Belgium
Argentina
3–2
after extra time

New Zealand

India
4–3
England
2009
Details
Salta, Argentina
New Zealand
4–2
Pakistan

India
3–2
Argentina
2011
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
Belgium
4–3
India

South Africa
3–1
Argentina
2012
Details
Quilmes, Argentina
Argentina
5–0
South Korea

Ireland
4–3
after extra time

Malaysia
2014
Details
Kuantan, Malaysia
South Korea
4–0
Canada

Malaysia
4–2
Ireland

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Argentina 3 (2005, 2007, 2012*) 1 (2001) 2 (2009*, 2011)
 South Korea 1 (2014) 3 (2003, 2005, 2012)
 India 1 (2001) 1 (2011) 2 (2007, 2009)
 New Zealand 1 (2009) 1 (2007) 1 (2003)
 Belgium 1 (2011) 1 (2005)
 Spain 1 (2003)
 South Africa 1 (2001) 2 (2003*, 2011)
 Canada 1 (2014)
 Pakistan 1 (2009)
 Malaysia 1 (2014*) 2 (2001*, 2012)
 Ireland 1 (2012) 1 (2014)
 England 2 (2005, 2007)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2012 2014 Total
 Argentina 3rd 1st 1st 4th 4th 1st 6
 Belgium 6th 3rd 6th 7th 1st 5
 Canada 8th 8th 6th 2nd 4
 China 6th 1
 Egypt 6th 1
 England 5th 4th 4th 3
 France 6th 1
 India 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 4
 Ireland 3rd 4th 2
 Japan 5th 5th 7th 5th 7th 5
 Malaysia 4th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 5
 New Zealand 4th 2nd 1st 5th 4
 Pakistan 2nd 1
 Poland 6th 8th 8th 3
 South Africa 2nd 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 7th 6
 South Korea 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 4
 Spain 1st 1
Total 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 56

Women[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2002
Details
Johannesburg, South Africa
England
2–1
South Korea

India
1–0
South Africa
2003
Details
Catania, Italy
Germany
3–1
Spain

Japan
2–1
New Zealand
2005
Details
Virginia Beach, United States
New Zealand
2–0
South Africa

Japan
2–1
England
2007
Details
Baku, Azerbaijan
China
2–1
South Korea

England
2–1
United States
2009
Details
Cape Town, South Africa
New Zealand
2–1
South Africa

Japan
1–0
Spain
2011
Details
Dublin, Ireland
Japan
3–2
United States

Scotland
2–2
(4–3)
Penalty shootout

Spain
2012
Details
Dublin, Ireland
Australia
6–1
United States

Ireland
2–2
(4–3)
Penalty shootout

Scotland
2014
Details
Glasgow, Scotland
United States
3–1
Ireland

South Africa
1–0
Spain

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 New Zealand 2 (2005, 2009) 1 (2003)
 United States 1 (2014) 2 (2011, 2012) 1 (2007)
 Japan 1 (2011) 3 (2003, 2005, 2009)
 England 1 (2002) 1 (2007) 1 (2005)
 Germany 1 (2003)
 China 1 (2007)
 Australia 1 (2012)
 South Africa 2 (2005, 2009*) 1 (2014) 1 (2002*)
 South Korea 2 (2002, 2007)
 Ireland 1 (2014) 1 (2012*)
 Spain 1 (2003) 3 (2009, 2011, 2014)
 Scotland 1 (2011) 1 (2012)
 India 1 (2002)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2002 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2012 2014 Total
 Australia 1st 1
 Azerbaijan 6th 7th 8th 3
 Belgium 5th 6th 2
 Chile 6th 1
 China 1st 1
 England 1st 4th 3rd 3
 Germany 1st 1
 India 3rd 7th 7th 8th 4
 Ireland 6th 3rd 2nd 3
 Italy 6th 5th 2
 Japan 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 4
 New Zealand 4th 1st 5th 1st 4
 Russia 6th 1
 Scotland 3rd 4th 7th 3
 South Africa 4th 2nd 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 6
 South Korea 2nd 2nd 5th 3
 Spain 2nd 6th 4th 4th 4th 5
 United States 5th 5th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 7
 Wales 8th 1
Total 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 8 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Did you know... a brief history of Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23.