Men's Softball World Championship

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Men's Softball World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2015 Men's Softball World Championship
Sport Softball
Founded 1966
No. of teams 16 (Finals)
Continent International
Most recent champion(s)  New Zealand
Most titles  New Zealand (6 titles)

The Men's Softball World Championship, known through 2013 as the ISF Men's World Championship, is a softball tournament for the best national men's teams in the world. Held every four years, first by the International Softball Federation (ISF) through 2013 and now by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the 16 best teams in the world compete.[1][2] From 2013 the event will be held every second year.

Results[edit]

Year Final Host Medalists
Champions Final score Runners-up 3rd place
1966
Details
Mexico
Mexico City

United States
6 – 0
Mexico

New Zealand
1968
Details
United States
Oklahoma City

United States
4 – 0
Canada

Mexico
1972
Details
Philippines
Manila

Canada
1 – 0
United States

New Zealand
1976
Details
New Zealand
Lower Hutt

United States


Canada


New Zealand

1980
Details
United States
Tacoma

United States
3 – 0
Canada

Bahamas
1984
Details
United States
Midland

New Zealand
3 – 1
Canada

United States
1988
Details
Canada
Saskatoon

United States
4 – 0
New Zealand

Canada
1992
Details
Philippines
Manila

Canada
5 – 3
New Zealand

United States
1996
Details
United States
Midland

New Zealand
4 – 0
Canada

Japan
2000
Details
South Africa
East London

New Zealand
2 – 1
Japan

United States
2004
Details
New Zealand
Christchurch

New Zealand
9 – 5
Canada

Australia
2009
Details
Canada
Saskatoon

Australia
5 – 0
New Zealand

Canada
2013
Details
New Zealand
Auckland

New Zealand
4 – 1
Venezuela

Australia

In 1976 the final day was rained out. New Zealand, USA and Canada were all awarded the gold medal.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Zealand 6 3 2 11
2  United States 5 1 3 9
3  Canada 3 5 2 10
4  Australia 1 0 2 3
5  Mexico 0 1 1 2
5  Japan 0 1 1 2
7  Venezuela 0 1 0 1
8  Bahamas 0 0 1 1

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