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.
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)
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.
|Teams proceed to Final Qualification|
|Teams play in 1999 World Championship Pool B|
Czech Republic and France advanced to the Final Qualification. Slovakia and Netherlands qualified for Pool B.
|January 27, 1998||Czech Republic||6 – 2||Netherlands||Colmar|
|January 27, 1998||France||3 – 1||Slovakia||Colmar|
|January 28, 1998||Slovakia||2 – 7||Czech Republic||Colmar|
|January 28, 1998||Netherlands||1 – 7||France||Colmar|
|January 29, 1998||Netherlands||0 – 4||Slovakia||Colmar|
|January 29, 1998||Czech Republic||4 – 2|
( 1:0 , 3:0 , 0:2 )
|Team qualified for 1999 World Championship.|
|Teams advanced to final Playoff|
|Teams qualified for 1999 World Championship Pool B|
Germany qualifies for the World Championship. Russia advances to the Final Playoff. France and Denmark qualified for Pool B.
|March 23, 1998||Russia||14 – 1||France||Füssen|
|March 23, 1998||Denmark||0 – 12||Germany||Füssen|
|March 24, 1998||Denmark||1 – 2||France||Füssen|
|March 24, 1998||Germany||4 – 1||Russia||Füssen|
|March 25, 1998||Russia||3 – 2||Denmark||Füssen|
|March 25, 1998||France||0 – 10||Germany||Füssen|
Suitzerland qualifies for the World Championship. Norway advances to the Final Playoff. Czech Republic and Latvia qualified for Pool B.
|March 23, 1998||Norway||6 – 0||Latvia||Huttwil|
|March 23, 1998||Switzerland||3 – 0||Czech Republic||Huttwil|
|March 24, 1998||Norway||2 – 2||Czech Republic||Huttwil|
|March 24, 1998||Latvia||1 – 6||Switzerland||Huttwil|
|March 25, 1998||Czech Republic||2 – 1||Latvia||Huttwil|
|March 25, 1998||Switzerland||7 – 1||Norway||Huttwil|
The final playoff was held two days after the main tournaments were finished in the town of Zuchwil in Switzerland
|March 27, 1998||Russia||6 – 1|
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 1 , 1 - 0)
Russia qualifies for the World Championship. Norway qualifies for Pool B.
|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|