2012 World University Netball Championship

The 2012 World University Netball Championship was hosted at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town, South Africa between 2 July and 7 July 2012. The tournament was organised by the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire and University Sport South Africa. It was the inaugural tournament of the World University Netball Championship. It was won by Great Britain who defeated the host nation, South Africa 53–49 in the final. Jamaica finished third after defeating Northern Ireland 41–30 in the bronze medal match. [1][2][3][4]

2012 World University Netball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation South Africa
Dates2 July – 7 July 2012
No. of nations8
Final positions
Champions Great Britain (1st title)
Runner-up South Africa
Third place Jamaica
2016

ParticipantsEdit

Initially, eighteen countries indicated that they would send teams. However by June 2012, when the draw was made for the tournament, only seven had confirmed their participation. These were South Africa, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Jamaica, Namibia, Uganda and the United States. Australia and New Zealand where among the countries that had dropped out. [2] Before the tournament started, a late entry by Zimbabwe saw the number of participants increase to eight. [5] It was initially planned that Ireland would send an All-Ireland team, featuring players from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. However no players from the Republic were selected for the final squad. As a result, it was a Northern Ireland team, in effect, that competed in the tournament. [5][6][7][8][9][10]

FormatEdit

When there was just seven teams due to participate, it was planned for all seven teams to play each other once in a group stage. The top four teams would then qualify for the semi-finals. However with the addition of Zimbabwe it was decided to split the eight teams into two groups of four. All eight teams qualified for the quarter-finals, with the final group tables deciding the quarter-final draw. [2][5][11]

MatchesEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA % Pts
1   South Africa 3 3 0 0 260 73 6
2   Northern Ireland 3 2 0 1 197 100 4
3   Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 74 227 2
4   United States 3 0 0 3 64 195 0
South Africa  57–47  Northern Ireland
[12]
Zimbabwe  35–34  United States

South Africa  110–12  Zimbabwe
Northern Ireland  67–16  United States
[13]

Northern Ireland  83–27  Zimbabwe
South Africa  93–14  United States

Source:[5][11]

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA % Pts
1   Great Britain 3 3 0 0 153 121 6
2   Jamaica 3 2 0 1 156 120 4
3   Uganda 3 1 0 2 127 93 2
4   Namibia 3 0 0 3 72 174 0
Great Britain  46–44  Jamaica
Uganda  44–4  Namibia

Jamaica  44–39  Uganda
Great Britain  62-33  Namibia

Great Britain  45–44  Uganda
Jamaica  68–35  Namibia

Source:[5][11][14][3][4]

Quarter-finalsEdit

South Africa  67–26  Namibia
[15]
Northern Ireland  45–43  Uganda
Jamaica  87–15  Zimbabwe
England  82–14  United States

Semi-finalsEdit

Great Britain  52–37  Northern Ireland
[16]
South Africa  41–39  Jamaica

Placement matchesEdit

Namibia  96–21  Zimbabwe
Uganda  72–18  United States
7th place
Zimbabwe  43–41  United States
5th place
Uganda  51–38  Namibia
Bronze medal match
Jamaica  41–30  Northern Ireland

FinalEdit

Great Britain  53–49  South Africa
[17][18]

Final placingsEdit

Place Nation
    Great Britain
    South Africa
    Jamaica
4   Northern Ireland
5   Uganda
6   Namibia
7   Zimbabwe
8   United States

Source:[1][17]

ReferencesEdit

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