2006 Women's Softball World Championship

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The 2006 ISF Women's World Championship was held from August 27 to September 5, 2006 in Beijing, China. For the sixth consecutive time, the team from the United States won the title, with a 3-0 victory over Japan. The first four teams qualified for the 2008 Olympics. Since China came in fourth, a game for place 5 took place with the winner also qualifying.

Pool Play[edit]

Group A[edit]

  GP W L RS RA
 United States 7 7 0 51 1
 China 7 6 1 34 3
 Canada 7 5 2 29 6
 Italy 7 3 4 12 13
 New Zealand 7 3 4 8 32
 Great Britain 7 3 4 8 26
 North Korea 7 1 6 3 17
 South Africa 7 0 7 2 49

Italy qualified in fourth with superior runs against New Zealand and Great Britain.

Group B[edit]

  GP W L RS RA
 Japan 7 7 0 48 4
 Australia 7 5 2 42 7
 Venezuela 7 5 2 39 25
 Chinese Taipei 7 4 3 35 21
 Greece 7 3 4 30 19
 Netherlands 7 3 4 28 34
 Botswana 7 1 6 7 70
 Colombia 7 0 7 0 49

Colombia withdrew and forfeited all their games.

Playoffs[edit]

Day One[edit]

 United States 11-1  Australia
 Japan 1-0  China
 Canada 3-2  Chinese Taipei
 Venezuela 1-2  Italy

Chinese Taipei and Venezuela Eliminated.

Day Two[edit]

 Canada 2-7  Australia
 Italy 1-9  China

Canada and Italy Eliminated.

Day Three[edit]

 Canada 3-0  Italy

Canada places 5th und earns spot in 2008 Olympics

Medal Round[edit]

  Day Two Bronze Medal Gold Medal
                           
A1  United States 1  
B1  Japan 3         B1  Japan 0
      A1  United States 5   A1  United States 3
  A2  Australia 1  
A2  China 0
B2  Australia 1  

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  United States
  2.  Japan
  3.  Australia
  4.  China
  5.  Canada
  6.  Italy
  7.  Venezuela
  8.  Chinese Taipei
  9.  Greece
  10.  Great Britain
  11.  New Zealand
  12.  Netherlands
  13.  North Korea
  14.  Botswana
  15.  South Africa
  16.  Colombia