2014 Women's Softball World Championship

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2014 Women's Softball World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Netherlands
Dates 15 August - 24 August
Teams 16
Defending champions  Japan (2012)
Final positions
Champions
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 Japan (3rd title)
Runner-up
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 United States
Third place
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 Australia
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Games played 66

The 2014 Women's Softball World Championship was an international softball competition that was held in Haarlem, Netherlands from August 15 to August 24, 2014.[1] It was the 14th edition of the tournament, the first edition ever held in Europe, and also the first edition to be sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC). Previous editions were sanctioned by the International Softball Federation, which governed the sport until its 2013 merger with the International Baseball Federation to create the WBSC.

Qualification[edit]

Means of qualification Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Netherlands
Oceania 2  Australia
 New Zealand
European Championships 3  Russia
 Italy
 Czech Republic
Pan-American Championships 5  United States
 Canada
 Cuba
 Puerto Rico
 Dominican Republic
Asian qualifier tournament 3  Japan
 China
 Chinese Taipei
Wildcard 2  Botswana
 Great Britain

Group stage[edit]

Section A[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Japan 7 0 1.000 -
 Canada 6 1 .857 1
 China 4 3 .571 3
 New Zealand 3 4 .429 4
 Czech Republic 3 4 .429 4
 Cuba 3 4 .429 4
 Russia 2 5 .333 5
 Puerto Rico 0 7 .000 7
Date Winner Score Loser
15 August 2014
 Japan 4-0  China
 Canada 3-2  Puerto Rico
 Czech Republic 6-3  Cuba
 New Zealand 5-1  Russia
16 August 2014
 China 1-0  Puerto Rico
 Japan 5-0  Russia
 Cuba 1-0  New Zealand
 Canada 8-1  Czech Republic
17 August 2014
 Cuba 5-3  Russia
 Japan 9-2 (6)  Puerto Rico
 Czech Republic 3-0  China
 Canada 8-1 (5)  New Zealand
18 August 2014
 Russia 3-0  Czech Republic
 Japan 9-0 (5)  New Zealand
 Canada 2-0  China
 Cuba 3-1  Puerto Rico
19 August 2014
 New Zealand 7-3  Czech Republic
 China 2-0  Cuba
 Russia 2-1  Puerto Rico
 Japan 4-0  Canada
20 August 2014
 China 7-0  New Zealand
 Czech Republic 3-1  Puerto Rico
 Canada 11-0 (5)  Russia
 Japan 7-0  Cuba
21 August 2014
 Canada 7-0  Cuba
 China 8-1 (6)  Russia
 Japan 7-0 (6)  Czech Republic
 New Zealand 3-1  Puerto Rico

Section B[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 United States 7 0 1.000
 Australia 6 1 .857 1
 Chinese Taipei 4 3 .571 3
 Netherlands 4 3 .571 3
 Italy 3 4 .429 4
 Dominican Republic 3 4 .429 4
 Botswana 1 6 .143 6
 Great Britain 0 7 .000 7
Date Winner Score Loser
15 August 2014
 Australia 2-1  Chinese Taipei
 Italy 3-2  Dominican Republic
 Botswana 5-3  Great Britain
 United States 10-0 (4)  Netherlands
16 August 2014
 United States 7-0 (5)  Botswana
 Chinese Taipei 5-4 (11)  Netherlands
 Dominican Republic 14-6 (5)  Great Britain
 Australia 10-0 (4)  Italy
17 August 2014
 Dominican Republic 11-1 (4)  Botswana
 Australia 9-0 (5)  Great Britain
 Netherlands 8-1 (5)  Italy
 United States 5-1  Chinese Taipei
18 August 2014
 Italy 6-0  Botswana
 United States 11-0 (4)  Great Britain
 Dominican Republic 7-0 (6)  Chinese Taipei
 Australia 4-0  Netherlands
19 August 2014
 Italy 9-0  Great Britain
 Chinese Taipei 9-0 (5)  Botswana
 United States 4-2  Australia
 Netherlands 14-1  Dominican Republic
20 August 2014
 Chinese Taipei 1-0 (8)  Italy
 Australia 17-0 (4)  Botswana
 United States 10-0 (4)  Dominican Republic
 Netherlands 9-3  Great Britain
21 August 2014
 Australia 7-0 (6)  Dominican Republic
 United States 7-0 (5)  Italy
 Chinese Taipei 7-0 (5)  Great Britain
 Netherlands 12-0 (4)  Botswana

Playoffs[edit]

Day 1[edit]

August 22, 2014  China 5-7 (10)  Netherlands Haarlem 1
August 22, 2014  Chinese Taipei 3-0  New Zealand Haarlem 2
August 22, 2014  Japan 4-0  Australia Haarlem 2
August 22, 2014  United States 6-1  Canada Haarlem 1

Day 2[edit]

August 23, 2014  Netherlands 0-8 (5)  Australia Haarlem 1
August 23, 2014  Chinese Taipei 1-2  Canada Haarlem 2

Medal Round[edit]

  Semifinals Bronze Medal Gold Medal
                           
W3  Japan 6  
W4  United States 1         W7  Japan 4
      L7  United States 8   W9  United States 1
  W8  Australia 1  
W5  Australia 7
W6  Canada 3  

Final standings[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]