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2003 Bandy World Championship

The 2003 Bandy World Championship was a competition between bandy playing nations for men. The championship was played in Arkhangelsk, Russia from the 24–30 March 2003. Sweden won the championship. There were 9 countries participating in the 2003 championships: Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden (group A) and Belarus, Estonia, the Netherlands and the United States (group B).[1]

2003 Bandy World Championship
XXIIIrd Bandy World Championship
2003 Bandy World Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates24 – 30 March 2003
Teams9
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Kazakhstan
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Scoring leader(s)Ari Holopainen, Finland
(10 points)
2001
2004

Contents

SquadsEdit

Group AEdit

Premier tourEdit

  • 24 March
Finland – Kazakhstan 4 – 2
Russia – Norway 8 – 1
  • 25 March
Sweden – Finland 9 – 4
Kazakhstan – Russia 3 – 12
  • 26 March
Norway – Kazakhstan 5 – 6
Russia – Sweden 2 – 6
  • 27 March
Finland – Norway 5 – 1
Sweden – Kazakhstan 6 – 1
  • 28 March
Sweden – Norway 6 – 2
Russia – Finland 5 – 1
Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1   Sweden 8 4 0 0 27 9 +18
2   Russia 6 3 0 1 27 11 +16
3   Finland 4 2 0 2 14 17 −3
4   Kazakhstan 2 1 0 3 12 27 −15
5   Norway 0 0 0 4 9 25 −16

Final TourEdit

SemifinalsEdit

  • 29 March

Semifinals

Russia – Finland 7 – 3
Sweden – Kazakhstan 6 – 1

Match for 3rd placeEdit

  • 30 March
Finland – Kazakhstan 1 – 4

FinalEdit

  • 30 March
Russia – Sweden 4 – 5

Group BEdit

Premier tourEdit

  • 24 March
Estonia – Belarus 4 – 21
  • 25 March
USA – Netherlands 18 – 0
  • 26 March
Netherlands – Estonia 3 – 7
  • 27 March
USA – Belarus 4 – 6
  • 28 March
Estonia – USA 0 – 15
  • 29 March
Netherlands – Belarus 1 – 9
Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1   Belarus 6 3 0 0 36 9 +27
2   United States 4 2 0 1 37 6 +31
3   Estonia 2 1 0 2 11 39 −28
4   Netherlands 0 0 0 3 4 34 −30

Play off matchesEdit

Match for 7th PlaceEdit

  • February 28
USA – Estonia 19–3

Match for 5th placeEdit

  • February 28
Norway – Belarus 7–3

ReferencesEdit