2012 Women's Hockey Champions Challenge I

The 2012 Women's Hockey Champions Challenge I was the 7th edition of the field hockey championship for women. It was held from 29 September to 7 October 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. The tournament doubled as the qualifier to the 2014 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy to be held in Argentina as the winner earned an automatic berth to compete.

2012 Women's FIH
Champions Challenge I
Tournament details
Host countryIreland
CityDublin
Teams8
Venue(s)University College Dublin
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runner-up United States
Third place Ireland
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored99 (4.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Jodie Schulz (6 goals)
Best playerUnited States Katie O'Donnell
2011 (previous) (next) 2014

Australia won the tournament for the first time after defeating the United States 6 – 1 in the final, earning an automatic berth at the 2014 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy after their absence in the previous edition.[1]

QualificationEdit

The following eight teams announced by the FIH competed in this tournament.[2]

ResultsEdit

All times are Irish Standard Time (UTC+01:00)[3]

First roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Australia 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 9
2   Belgium 3 2 0 1 8 8 0 6
3   India 3 1 0 2 6 11 −5 3
4   Wales 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.
29 September 2012
10:00
India   3–0   Wales
Rani   18'
Mayengbam   70'
Yendala   70'
Report
Umpires:
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Maggie Giddens (USA)
29 September 2012
12:30
Australia   4–1   Belgium
Schulz   20'
Eastham   26'
Flanagan   47'
Blyth   67'
Report Sinia   54'
Umpires:
Lesley Pieterse (RSA)
Hannah Sanders (ENG)

30 September 2012
10:30
Belgium   4–2   Wales
de Groof   3'4'
  29'
Boon   39'
Report Richards   37'
Marke   57'
Umpires:
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
Emi Yamada (JPN)
30 September 2012
13:00
India   1–8   Australia
Rani   18' Report Blyth   3'57'
Eastham   21'
Schulz   24'70'
Messent   50'
Nanscawen   64'
Hurtz   68'
Umpires:
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
Mariana Reydo (ARG)

2 October 2012
11:00
Belgium   3–2   India
Coppey   33'
de Groof   63'
Gerniers   70'
Report Dungdung   1'
  14'
Umpires:
Mariana Reydo (ARG)
Hannah Sanders (ENG)
2 October 2012
13:30
Australia   4–0   Wales
Hurtz   1'68'70'
Smith   38'
Report
Umpires:
Lesley Pieterse (RSA)
Emi Yamada (JPN)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   United States 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
2   Scotland 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3   Ireland 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.
29 September 2012
15:00
South Africa   0–1   Ireland
Report Watkins   52'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Emi Yamada (JPN)
29 September 2012
17:30
United States   0–1   Scotland
Report Robertson   25'
Umpires:
Mariana Reydo (ARG)
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)

30 September 2012
15:30
Ireland   1–1   Scotland
Mullan   59' Report Ralph   35'
Umpires:
Lesley Pieterse (RSA)
Maggie Giddens (USA)
30 September 2012
18:00
United States   4–2   South Africa
O'Donnell   20'59'
  53'
Albini   68'
Report Terblanche   24'
Lategan   34'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

2 October 2012
16:00
South Africa   0–0   Scotland
Report
Umpires:
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
Carol Metchette (IRL)
2 October 2012
18:30
Ireland   1–3   United States
Atcheler   7' Report Taylor   48'
Pfeiffer   55'
Crandall   68'
Umpires:
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
Michelle Meister (GER)

Second roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 October 2012
 
 
  Australia2
 
6 October 2012
 
  South Africa1
 
  Australia2
 
4 October 2012
 
  Scotland0
 
  Scotland (p.s.o.)1 (3)
 
7 October 2012
 
  India1 (1)
 
  Australia6
 
4 October 2012
 
  United States1
 
  Belgium1
 
6 October 2012
 
  Ireland (a.e.t.)2
 
  Ireland1
 
4 October 2012
 
  United States2 Third place match
 
  United States7
 
7 October 2012
 
  Wales2
 
  Scotland2 (3)
 
 
  Ireland (p.s.o.)2 (4)
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

4 October 2012
10:30
Scotland   1–1 (a.e.t.)   India
Judge   58' Report Ja. Kaur   41'
Penalties
Kidd  
Judge  
Bunce  
Lloyd  
Marshall  
3–1   Thokchom
  Rani
  Yendala
  Kataria
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Emi Yamada (JPN)

4 October 2012
13:00
United States   7–2   Wales
O'Donnell   10'
Albini   19'57'
Taylor   24'46'
Pfeiffer   49'53'
Report Evans   31'
Richards   65'
Umpires:
Carol Matchette (IRL)
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)

4 October 2012
15:30
Australia   2–1   South Africa
Flanagan   11'
Smith   66'
Report Damons   18'
Umpires:
Maggie Giddens (USA)
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)

4 October 2012
18:00
Belgium   1–2 (a.e.t.)   Ireland
Raes   63' Report Connery   50'
O'Flynn   85'
Umpires:
Lesley Pieterse (RSA)
Hannah Sanders (ENG)

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverFifth place match
 
      
 
6 October 2010
 
 
  South Africa (a.e.t.)3
 
7 October 2010
 
  India2
 
  South Africa1
 
6 October 2010
 
  Belgium2
 
  Belgium8
 
 
  Wales0
 
Seventh place match
 
 
7 October 2010
 
 
  India4
 
 
  Wales0
CrossoverEdit
6 October 2012
10:00
South Africa   3–2 (a.e.t.)   India
Lategan   4'6'72' Report Rani   22'
Barla   67'
Umpires:
Hannah Sanders (ENG)
Carol Metchette (IRL)

6 October 2012
12:30
Belgium   8–0   Wales
Sinia   4'44'
De Groof   19'42'
Leclef   33'
  38'
Gerniers   51'58'
Report
Umpires:
Maggie Giddens (USA)
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
Seventh and eighth placeEdit
7 October 2012
09:00
India   4–0   Wales
Poonam   7'
Barla   27'
Rani   29'
Mayengbam   47'
Report
Umpires:
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
Maggie Giddens (USA)
Fifth and sixth placeEdit
7 October 2012
11:30
South Africa   1–2   Belgium
Bright   70' Report Coppey   50'
Gerniers   55'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Hannah Sanders (ENG)

First to fourth place classificationEdit

SemifinalsEdit
6 October 2012
15:00
Australia   2–0   Scotland
Schulz   52'
Flanagan   56'
Report
Umpires:
Emi Yamada (JPN)
Lesley Pieterse (RSA)

6 October 2012
17:30
Ireland   1–2   United States
Jacob   3' Report O'Donnell   37'
Pfeiffer   59'
Umpires:
Mariana Reydo (ARG)
Michelle Meister (GER)
Third and fourth placeEdit
7 October 2012
14:00
Scotland   2–2 (a.e.t.)   Ireland
Bell   5'
Judge   39'
Report Smyth   17'
Atcheler   66'
Penalties
Kidd  
Judge  
Bunce  
Wyllie  
Marshall  
3–4   Smyth
  Harvey
  Jacob
  Watkins
  Symmons
Umpires:
Lesley Pieterse (RSA)
Fanneke Alkemade (NED)
FinalEdit
7 October 2012
16:30
Australia   6–1   United States
Close   17'32'
Nanscawen   24'
Smith   39'
Schulz   59'68'
Report Dawson   4'
Umpires:
Carol Metchette (IRL)
Mariana Reydo (ARG)

AwardsEdit

The following awards were presented at the conclusion of the tournament:[4]

Player of the Tournament Top Goalscorer
  Katie O'Donnell   Jodie Schulz

StatisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

As per statistical convention in field hockey, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
    Australia 6 6 0 0 26 4 +22 18 Qualified for 2014 Champions Trophy
    United States 6 4 0 2 17 13 +4 12
    Ireland 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8
4   Scotland 6 1 4 1 5 6 −1 7
5   Belgium 6 4 0 2 19 11 +8 12
6   South Africa 6 1 1 4 7 11 −4 4
7   India 6 2 1 3 13 15 −2 7
8   Wales 6 0 0 6 4 30 −26 0
Source: FIH

GoalscorersEdit

There were 99 goals scored in 24 matches, for an average of 4.12 goals per match.

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

2 own goals

Source: FIH

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia hit USA for six to bounce back to Champions Trophy". FIH. 2012-10-07. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  2. ^ "Qualification Criteria for FIH Champions Trophy and FIH Champions Challenges from 2012 onwards" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  3. ^ "Electric Ireland Champions Challenge 1 schedule finalized". FIH. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  4. ^ "Australia hit USA for six to bounce back to Champions Trophy". FIH.ch. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 6 September 2019.

External linksEdit