Men's Softball World Championship

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Men's Softball World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 ISF Men's 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
Marikina

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/Pasig

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
2015
Details
Canada
Saskatoon

Canada
10 – 5
New Zealand

Venezuela

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 4 2 12
1  United States 5 1 3 9
2  Canada 4 5 2 11
4  Australia 1 3 4
5  Mexico 1 1 2
 Japan 1 1 2
7  Venezuela 1 1
8  Bahamas 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

  • 1st — Champion
  • 2nd — Runner-up
  • 3rd — Third place
  • GS — Group Stage
Teams 1966 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2009 2013 2015 Years
 Argentina 12th GS 6th 9th 8th 7th 4th Q
 Australia 7th 5th 7th 12th 3rd 1st 3rd Q 7
 Bahamas 6th 7th 3rd GS 6th 10th 6
 Bermuda GS 13th 2
 British Virgin Islands 12th 1
 Botswana GS 10th 18th 9th 13th 13th 6
 Canada 9th 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 4th 2nd 3rd 5th 13
 Chinese Taipei 8th 5th 6th 4th 11th 9th 14th 15th 8
 Colombia 10th 1
 Cuba 4th 1
 Czech Republic 12th 12th 6th 7th 9th 10th Q 6
 Denmark 14th 15th 13th 11th Q 4
 Dominican Republic 8th 11th GS 7th Q 4
 El Salvador 10th 1
 Great Britain 9th 8th 9th Q 3
 Guam 7th 6th 8th GS 16th 5
 Guatemala Q 0
 Hong Kong 10th GS 14th 15th 4
 Indonesia 11th 16th 16th 3
 Israel 20 1
 Japan 7th 10th 6th 4th 7th GS 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 6th 6th 6th 13
 South Korea 17th 1
 Lesotho 16th 1
 Mexico 2nd 3rd 4th 5th GS 9th 8th 5th 11th 14th 13th Q 11
 Netherlands  ?* 13th 14th 14th 14th Q 4*
 Netherlands Antilles GS 1
 New Zealand 3rd 5th 3rd 1st 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st Q 13
 Nicaragua 11th 1
 Northern Mariana Islands GS 13th 16th 3
 Puerto Rico 4th 6th 11th 12th 4
 Pakistan 22nd 1
 Panama 9th GS 2
 Papua New Guinea 14th 17th 19th 3
 Philippines 4th 5th 8th 7th 10th 10th 10th 15th Q 8
 Russia 21st 1
 Samoa 6th 7th 2
 Singapore 9th 15th 2
 South Africa 9th 7th 13th 8th 8th 12th 15th 12th 8
 United States 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 4th 8th Q 13
 U.S. Virgin Islands 8th 10th 2
 Venezuela 6th 5th 11th 5th 2nd Q 5
 Zimbabwe GS 10th 2
No. of
Teams
11 10 10 7 14 16 14 17 22 16 15 16 16 15
  • (*) Netherlands participated at the 1992 edition but was not included in the final standings by the ISF. Including this edition the Netherlands has participated in 5 editions.
  • Czech Republic has participated as  Czechoslovakia in 1992.

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