World Ringette Championships
|World Ringette Championships|
|Frequency||every third year|
World Ringette Championships are a competition between ringette-playing nations. Tournament is administrated by the International Ringette Federation (IRF). Ringette was invented in 1963 by Sam Jacks and Mirl "Red" McCarthy and the first World Championships were played in 1990. The winning team is awarded with the Sam Jacks Cup championship trophy.
The first World Ringette Championships were held in Gloucester, Ontario in 1990. Participating teams included six regional teams from Canada and the national teams of Finland and United States. 1990–1996 and 2000–2004 the Championships were arranged every other year. In 1998 no official World Championships were held but Finland and Canada played several exhibition games across Europe.
Since 2004 the World Championships have been arranged every three years.
World Ringette Championships 1990–2017
|Helsinki||Canada West||Canada East||Finland|
|Saint Paul||Finland||Canada East||Canada West|
|North Bay||Finland||Canada||United States|
|Totals (9 nations)||12||12||12||36|
- Sakari Lund; Yle Urheilu (3 January 2014). "Suomi lähellä ringeten MM-kultaa" (in Finnish). Yle. Retrieved 21 January 2014.