1999 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships Qualification

The 1999 IIHF Women's World Championship qualification process was contested between 10 teams competing for the three final places in the championships. The other seven teams would join Japan (the 6th Place team from the 1998 Olympic games), in the newly formed Pool B.

TeamsEdit

The following is the nations that competed, and the stage at which they entered the qualification process:

At Pre-Qualification (nations ranked 9th through 12th at the last European Championship)

At Final Qualification (nations ranked above 9th who did compete in the Nagano Olympics)

FormatEdit

The four teams in the Pre-Qualification group would play a single round robin, with the top two proceeding to the Final Qualification.

The eight teams in Final Qualification would be split into two groups of four, with the top two teams automatically qualifying for the World Championship, and a single match playoff at a neutral location to decide the final qualifier.

Pre-QualificationEdit

     Teams proceed to Final Qualification
     Teams play in 1999 World Championship Pool B

Group stageEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 17 6 +11 6
2.   France 3 2 0 1 12 6 +6 4
3.   Slovakia 3 1 0 2 7 10 -3 2
4.   Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0

Czech Republic and France advanced to the Final Qualification. Slovakia and Netherlands qualified for Pool B.

ResultsEdit

January 27, 1998Czech Republic  6 – 2  NetherlandsColmar
January 27, 1998France  3 – 1  SlovakiaColmar
January 28, 1998Slovakia  2 – 7  Czech RepublicColmar
January 28, 1998Netherlands  1 – 7  FranceColmar
January 29, 1998Netherlands  0 – 4  SlovakiaColmar
January 29, 1998Czech Republic  4 – 2
( 1:0 , 3:0 , 0:2 )
  FranceColmar

Final QualificationEdit

     Team qualified for 1999 World Championship.
     Teams advanced to final Playoff
     Teams qualified for 1999 World Championship Pool B

Group AEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Germany 3 3 0 0 26 1 +25 6
2.   Russia 3 2 0 1 18 7 +11 4
3.   France 3 1 0 2 3 25 -22 2
4.   Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 17 -14 0

Germany qualifies for the World Championship. Russia advances to the Final Playoff. France and Denmark qualified for Pool B.

ResultsEdit

March 23, 1998Russia  14 – 1  FranceFüssen
March 23, 1998Denmark  0 – 12  GermanyFüssen
March 24, 1998Denmark  1 – 2  FranceFüssen
March 24, 1998Germany  4 – 1  RussiaFüssen
March 25, 1998Russia  3 – 2  DenmarkFüssen
March 25, 1998France  0 – 10  GermanyFüssen

Group BEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W T L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 6
2.   Norway 3 1 1 1 9 9 +0 4
3.   Czech Republic 3 1 1 1 4 6 -2 2
4.   Latvia 3 0 0 3 2 14 -12 0

Suitzerland qualifies for the World Championship. Norway advances to the Final Playoff. Czech Republic and Latvia qualified for Pool B.

ResultsEdit

March 23, 1998Norway  6 – 0  LatviaHuttwil
March 23, 1998Switzerland  3 – 0  Czech RepublicHuttwil
March 24, 1998Norway  2 – 2  Czech RepublicHuttwil
March 24, 1998Latvia  1 – 6  SwitzerlandHuttwil
March 25, 1998Czech Republic  2 – 1  LatviaHuttwil
March 25, 1998Switzerland  7 – 1  NorwayHuttwil

Final PlayoffEdit

The final playoff was held two days after the main tournaments were finished in the town of Zuchwil in Switzerland

March 27, 1998Russia  6 – 1
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 1 , 1 - 0)
  NorwayZuchwil

Russia qualifies for the World Championship. Norway qualifies for Pool B.

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team Notes
1.   Germany Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 1
2.   Switzerland Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 2
3.   Russia Qualified to the 1999 World Championships as Qualifier 3
4.   Norway Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
5.   Czech Republic Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
6.   France Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
7.   Latvia Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
8.   Denmark Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
9.   Slovakia Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B
10.   Netherlands Qualified for 1999 World Championships Pool B