2003 Women's Hockey Champions Challenge

The 2003 Women's Hockey Champions Challenge is the second tournament of the field hockey championship for women. It was held in Catania, on the island of Sicily in Italy from July 5–13, 2003.

2003 Women's Hockey Champions Challenge
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
CityCatania
Dates5 July – 13 July
Teams6
Final positions
Champions Germany (1st title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Japan
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored66 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)Japan Tomomi Komori
United States Kate Barber
New Zealand Niniwa Roberts (5 goals)
Best playerGermany Denise Klecker
2002 (previous) (next) 2005

SquadsEdit

  Italy

UmpiresEdit

Below is the eight umpires appointed by International Hockey Federation (FIH):

  •   Corrine Cormelius (RSA)
  •   Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
  •   Jean Duncan (SCO)
  •   Jun Zhang Kentwell (USA)
  •   Petra Müller (GER)
  •   Jane Nockolds (ENG)
  •   Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
  •   Cristina Tonetta (ITA)

ResultsEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)

Pool matchesEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 4 1 0 13 4 +9 13 Final
2   Spain 5 3 2 0 8 3 +5 11
3   Japan 5 3 1 1 16 8 +8 10
4   New Zealand 5 2 0 3 5 5 0 6
5   United States 5 1 0 4 9 13 −4 3
6   Italy 5 0 0 5 3 21 −18 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[1]

FixturesEdit

5 July 2003
17:00
Japan   2–1   New Zealand
Iwao   39'
Komori   43'
Report Roberts   60'
Umpires:
Jean Duncan (SCO)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
5 July 2003
19:00
United States   1–2   Spain
Reeve   58' Report Camón   7'
Muñoz   17'
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Petra Müller (GER)
5 July 2003
21:00
Italy   0–5   Germany
Report Böhmert   4'70'
Barth   21'
Ernsting-Krienke   40'
Hoyer   63'
Umpires:
Jane Nockolds (ENG)
Jun Kentwell (USA)

6 July 2003
17:00
New Zealand   2–0   United States
Roberts   36'39' Report
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Corrine Cornelius (RSA)
6 July 2003
19:00
Germany   3–2   Japan
Reiter   16'
Rinne   44'
Müller   69'
Report Miura   38'
Komazawa   40'
Umpires:
Cristina Tonetta (ITA)
Jane Nockolds (ENG)
6 July 2003
21:00
Spain   3–0   Italy
Goikoetxea   10'
Huertas   23'
Camón   51'
Report
Umpires:
Petra Müller (GER)
Jean Duncan (SCO)

8 July 2003
19:00
Japan   1–1   Spain
Miura   68' Report Huertas   65'
Umpires:
Jun Kentwell (USA)
Petra Müller (GER)
8 July 2003
21:00
Italy   3–4   United States
Miranda   5'
García   18'
Filippí   30'
Report Larson   2'
Fuchs   7'33'
Barber   20'
Umpires:
Corrine Cornelius (RSA)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)

9 July 2003
19:00
United States   1–2   Germany
Barber   13' Report Ernsting-Krienke   26'
Reiter   70'
Umpires:
Jane Nockolds (ENG)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
9 July 2003
21:00
Spain   1–0   New Zealand
Pérez   5' Report
Umpires:
Jean Duncan (SCO)
Cristina Tonetta (ITA)

10 July 2003
19:00
New Zealand   0–2   Germany
Report Böhmert   20'
Keller   29'
Umpires:
Jun Kentwell (USA)
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
10 July 2003
21:00
Japan   7–0   Italy
Saito   8'53'
Komori   21'68'
Morimoto   57'
Komazawa   58'62'
Report
Umpires:
Corrine Cornelius (RSA)
Jean Duncan (SCO)

12 July 2003
15:00
Germany   1–1   Spain
Kollmar   39' Report Goikoetxea   7'
Umpires:
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)
Jun Kentwell (USA)
12 July 2003
17:00
United States   3–4   Japan
Jelley   9'
Smith   14'
Barber   16'
Report Miura   2'39'
Morimoto   10'
Komori   22'
Umpires:
Carolina de la Fuente (ARG)
Cristina Tonetta (ITA)
12 July 2003
19:00
Italy   0–2   New Zealand
Report Roberts   39'
Sharland   57'
Umpires:
Petra Müller (GER)
Jane Nockolds (ENG)

Classification matchesEdit

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

13 July 2003
16:00
United States   4–1   Italy
Barber   14'32'
Gannon   50'65'
Report Miranda   17'
Umpires:
Jane Nockolds (ENG)
Corrine Cornelius (RSA)

Third and fourth placeEdit

13 July 2003
18:30
Japan   2–1   New Zealand
Morimoto   2'
Komori   16'
Report Roberts   34'
Umpires:
Jun Kentwell (USA)
Cristina Tonetta (ITA)

FinalEdit

13 July 2003
21:00
Germany   3–1   Spain
Klecker   10'
Ernsting-Krienke   62'70'
Report Camón   37'
Umpires:
Jean Duncan (SCO)
Gina Spitaleri (ITA)

AwardsEdit

Player of the Tournament Top Goalscorers Goalkeeper of the Tournament
  Denise Klecker Three players (see list below)   Margaret Storrar

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

  1.   Germany
  2.   Spain
  3.   Japan
  4.   New Zealand
  5.   United States
  6.   Italy

GoalscorersEdit

There were 66 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 3.67 goals per match.

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit