2016 Women's Softball World Championship

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2016 Women's Softball World Championship
2016 Women's Softball World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates 15 July – 24 July
Teams 31 (from 5 continents)
Defending champions  Japan (2014)
Final positions
Champions
Gold medal world centered.svg
 United States (10th title)
Runner-up
Silver medal world centered.svg
 Japan
Third place
Bronze medal world centered.svg
 Canada
Fourth place  Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Games played 122

The 2016 Women's Softball World Championship was an international softball competition to be held in Surrey, British Columbia between July 15 and July 24, 2016.[1] It was the 15th edition of the tournament, and the second 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. It was announced on March 17, 2016, that the field for the tournament would be expanded from 16 to 31.

Qualification[edit]

Origin Berths Qualified
Host nation 1  Canada
Oceania 2  Australia
 New Zealand
Europe 11  Italy
 Netherlands
 Czech Republic
 Austria
 France
 Great Britain
 Greece
 Ireland
 Israel
 Serbia
  Switzerland
Americas 9  United States
 Puerto Rico
 Brazil
 Cuba
 Ecuador
 Guatemala
 Mexico
 Peru
 Venezuela
Asia 6  Japan
 China
 Chinese Taipei
 India
 Pakistan
 Philippines
Africa 2  Kenya
 Uganda

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Japan 2 0 1.000
 Venezuela 1 1 .500 1
 France 0 2 .000 2
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Venezuela 7–0 (6)  France
16 July 2016  Japan 2–1  Venezuela
17 July 2016  Japan 7–0 (5)  France

Group B[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 United States 3 0 1.000
 Brazil 2 1 .666 1
 Austria 1 2 .333 2
 Israel 0 3 .000 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Austria 0–11 (5)  Brazil
 United States 15–0 (3)  Israel
16 July 2016  United States 15–0 (3)  Austria
 Brazil 19–0 (3)  Israel
17 July 2016  United States 13–0 (4)  Brazil
 Austria 13–2 (4)  Israel

Group C[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Mexico 3 0 1.000
 Australia 2 1 .667 1
  Switzerland 1 2 .333 2
 Serbia 0 3 .000 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016   Switzerland 13–10  Serbia
 Australia 0–2 (8)  Mexico
16 July 2016  Mexico 15–0 (3)  Serbia
 Australia 12–0 (4)   Switzerland
17 July 2016  Australia 13–0 (4)  Serbia
 Mexico 13–0 (4)   Switzerland

Group D[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Canada 3 0 1.000
 Great Britain 2 1 .666 1
 Uganda 1 2 .333 2
 Ireland 0 3 .000 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Ireland 8–12  Uganda
 Canada 3–0  Great Britain
16 July 2016  Uganda 1–13 (3)  Great Britain
 Canada 14–0 (4)  Ireland
17 July 2016  Great Britain 15–0 (4)  Ireland
 Canada 10–0 (4)  Uganda

Group E[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Puerto Rico 3 0 1.000
 Chinese Taipei 2 1 .666 1
 Ecuador 1 2 .333 2
 India 0 3 .000 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Puerto Rico 25–0 (3)  India
 Chinese Taipei 11–0 (5)  Ecuador
16 July 2016  Ecuador 14–0 (4)  India
 Chinese Taipei 0–2  Puerto Rico
17 July 2016  Puerto Rico 7–0 (5)  Ecuador
 Chinese Taipei 15–0 (3)  India

Group F[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Netherlands 3 0 1.000
 Philippines 2 1 .667 1
 Czech Republic 1 2 .333 2
 Pakistan 0 3 .000 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Czech Republic 0–1  Philippines
 Netherlands N/A  Pakistan (Forfeited)
16 July 2016  Pakistan (Forfeited) N/A  Philippines
 Netherlands 2–0  Czech Republic
17 July 2016  Netherlands 7–2  Philippines
 Czech Republic N/A  Pakistan (Forfeited)

Group G[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 China 3 0 1.000
 Cuba 2 1 .667
 Greece 1 2 .333 1.5
 Guatemala 0 3 .000 2.5
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Cuba 8–1 (6)  Greece
 China 7–0 (6)  Guatemala
16 July 2016  China 5–1  Greece
 Cuba 1–0  Guatemala
17 July 2016  Guatemala 0–2  Greece
 Cuba 1–9  China

Group H[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 New Zealand 3 0 1.000
 Italy 2 1 .667 1
 Peru 1 2 .333 2
 Kenya 0 3 .000 3
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
15 July 2016  Italy 5–0  Peru
 New Zealand 28–0 (3)  Kenya
16 July 2016  New Zealand 7–0 (5)  Peru
 Italy 15–0 (3)  Kenya
17 July 2016  New Zealand 8–7 (9)  Italy
 Kenya 3–10 (5)  Peru

Championship round[edit]

Standings[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Japan 3 0 1.000
 New Zealand 2 1 .667 1
 Chinese Taipei 1 2 .333 2
 Great Britain 0 3 .000 3

Group 2[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 United States 3 0 1.000
 China 2 1 .667 1
 Australia 1 2 .333 2
 Philippines 0 3 .000 3

Group 3[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Mexico 3 0 1.000
 Netherlands 2 1 .667 1
 Brazil 1 2 .333 2
 Cuba 0 3 .000 3

Group 4[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Venezuela 2 1 .667
 Canada 2 1 .667
 Puerto Rico 2 1 .667
 Italy 0 3 .000 3

Day 1[edit]

July 18, 2016  Puerto Rico 4–0  Italy Softball City 1
July 18, 2016  New Zealand 6–0  Great Britain Softball City 1
July 18, 2016  Japan 6–1  Chinese Taipei Softball City 1
July 18, 2016  Australia 11–1 (5)  Philippines Softball City 1
July 18, 2016  Canada 1–6  Venezuela Softball City 1
July 18, 2016  Brazil 5–1  Cuba Softball City 2

Day 2[edit]

July 19, 2016  Netherlands 9–3  Brazil Softball City 1
July 19, 2016  New Zealand 4–0  Chinese Taipei Softball City 2
July 19, 2016  Japan 4–2  Great Britain Softball City 1
July 19, 2016  Venezuela 5–0  Italy Softball City 2
July 19, 2016  United States 6–1  China Softball City 1
July 19, 2016  Mexico 1–0  Cuba Softball City 2

Day 3[edit]

July 20, 2016  China 7–1  Philippines Softball City 1
July 20, 2016  Mexico 3–2  Netherlands Softball City 1
July 20, 2016  Great Britain 1–2  Chinese Taipei Softball City 2
July 20, 2016  Canada 10–0  Puerto Rico Softball City 1
July 20, 2016  United States 5–3  Australia Softball City 2

Day 4[edit]

July 21, 2016  Netherlands 9-1 (5)  Cuba Softball City 1
July 21, 2016  Mexico 5-3  Brazil Softball City 2
July 21, 2016  United States 11-0 (5)  Philippines Softball City 1
July 21, 2016  Puerto Rico 3-0  Venezuela Softball City 2
July 21, 2016  Canada 3-1  Italy Softball City 1
July 21, 2016  China 2-0  Australia Softball City 3
July 21, 2016  Japan 9-2 (6)  New Zealand Softball City 2

Placement round[edit]

Standings[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Peru 3 0 1.000
 France 2 1 .667 1
 India 1 2 .333 2
 Ireland 0 3 .000 3

Group 2[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Austria 3 0 1.000
 Greece 2 1 .667 1
 Serbia 1 2 .333 2
 Pakistan 0 3 .000 3

Group 3[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Czech Republic 3 0 1.000
 Guatemala 2 1 .667 1
 Israel 1 2 .333 2
  Switzerland 0 3 .000 3

Group 4[edit]

Teams W L Pct. GB
 Ecuador 2 0 1.000
 Uganda 1 1 .500 1
 Kenya 0 2 .000 2

Day 1[edit]

July 18, 2016   Switzerland 8–11  Israel Softball City 2
July 18, 2016  Ecuador 4–2  Uganda Softball City 2
July 18, 2016  Austria 5–4  Greece Softball City 3
July 18, 2016  France 9–2 (6)  India Softball City 4

Day 2[edit]

July 19, 2016  Ecuador 15–3 (4)  Kenya Softball City 1
July 19, 2016  Czech Republic 6–1  Guatemala Softball City 2
July 19, 2016  Pakistan (Forfeited) N/A  Austria Softball City 3
July 19, 2016  Greece 9–2 (5)  Serbia Softball City 4
July 19, 2016  Peru 11–0 (4)  India Softball City 3
July 19, 2016  France 11–0 (4)  Ireland Softball City 4

Day 3[edit]

July 20, 2016  Austria 10–0 (4)  Serbia Softball City 1
July 20, 2016  Peru 11–0 (4)  Ireland Softball City 2
July 20, 2016  Greece N/A  Pakistan (Forfeited) Softball City 2
July 20, 2016  Guatemala 19–3 (4)  Israel Softball City 3
July 20, 2016   Switzerland 1–16 (3)  Czech Republic Softball City 4
July 20, 2016  Uganda 9–2  Kenya Softball City 3

Day 4[edit]

July 21, 2016  Israel 0-18 (3)  Czech Republic Softball City 1
July 21, 2016  France 1-8 (6)  Peru Softball City 2
July 21, 2016  Ireland 2-5  India Softball City 4
July 21, 2016   Switzerland 0-11 (4)  Guatemala Softball City 3
July 21, 2016  Serbia N/A  Pakistan (Forfeited) Softball City 4

Championship Round-Double Page[edit]

Day 1[edit]

July 22, 2016  Canada 4-3  China Softball City 1
July 22, 2016  New Zealand 2-8  Netherlands Softball City 1
July 22, 2016  Japan 2-0  Mexico Softball City 1
July 22, 2016  United States 7-0 (5)  Venezuela Softball City 1

Day 2[edit]

July 23, 2016  Canada 5-0  Mexico Softball City 1
July 23, 2016  Netherlands 8-1  Venezuela Softball City 1

Medal Round[edit]

  Semifinals Bronze Medal Gold Medal
                           
W3  Japan 3  
W4  United States 4         W7  United States 7
      L7  Japan 12   W9  Japan 3
  W8  Canada 4(4)  
W5  Canada 9
W6  Netherlands 2(5)  

Championship Round-Single Page[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
 Chinese Taipei 4
 Cuba 1
W1  Chinese Taipei 0
W2  Australia 1
 Australia 1
 Italy 0
W5  Australia 1
W6  Puerto Rico 4
 Brazil 1
 Great Britain 0
W3  Brazil 2
W4  Puerto Rico 9
 Puerto Rico 2
 Philippines 0

Placement Round-Double Page[edit]

First round[edit]

July 22, 2016  France 2-5  Guatemala Softball City 2
July 22, 2016  Greece 4-0  Uganda Softball City 2

Quarterfinals[edit]

July 22, 2016  Austria 13-0 (4)  Ecuador Softball City 2
July 22, 2016  Peru 3-14 (4)  Czech Republic Softball City 2
July 23, 2016  Guatemala 12-1 (4)  Ecuador Softball City 2
July 23, 2016  Greece 4-0  Peru Softball City 2

Final four[edit]

  Semifinals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                           
W3  Austria 3(5)  
W4  Czech Republic 12         W7  Czech Republic 5
      L7  Austria 1(8)   W9  Austria 0
  W8  Greece 0  
W5  Guatemala 1
W6  Greece 2  

Placement Round-Single Page[edit]

  1st Round     Semifinals     Finals
                           
   India 1    
    Switzerland 5    
         Serbia 7(8)  
            W1   Switzerland 6    
               
      W5  Serbia 8
   Israel 6               W6  Ireland 5
   Ireland 7              
        W2  Ireland 11    
        W3  Kenya 3(5)  
   Kenya F    
   Pakistan 0  

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada
4  Netherlands
5  Mexico
 Venezuela
7  New Zealand
 China
9  Puerto Rico
10  Australia
11  Chinese Taipei
 Brazil
13  Cuba
 Italy
 Great Britain
 Philippines
17  Czech Republic
18  Austria
19  Greece
20  Guatemala
21  Ecuador
 Peru
23  France
 Uganda
25  Serbia
26  Ireland
27  Kenya
  Switzerland
29  Israel
 India
31  Pakistan

References[edit]

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