2018–19 Women's Hockey Series
The 2018–19 Women's Hockey Series was the inaugural season of the Hockey Series, a field hockey championship for women's national teams. The tournament started in June 2018 and finished in June 2019.
|Teams||42 (from 5 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||10 (in 10 host cities)|
|Champions|| South Korea |
|Goals scored||801 (6.16 per match)|
The Hockey Series was open to national teams that were not playing in the Pro League.
The Hockey Series took place in two rounds, the Open and the Finals. The nine highest-ranked teams in the FIH World Rankings (as of 9 June 2017) skipped the Open and advanced directly to the Finals. All other national teams played in the Hockey Series Open, which features six regional events with up to six teams each. Fifteen teams qualified from the Hockey Series Open to the Hockey Series Finals, for a total of 24 teams in the Finals. Those teams played in three events, with eight teams per event (three automatic qualifiers and five that advanced from the Open).
The top two placed teams in each of the Finals events qualified for the 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers. In this qualification event, they were joined by the top four placed teams from the Pro League, and the two highest ranked teams not already qualified. The teams were drawn and played a two-legged tie to determine six qualified nations for the Olympic Games.
|Dates||Location||Teams||Hockey series finals
|Hockey series finals|
|5–10 June 2018||Salamanca, Mexico|| Canada
|23 June – 1 July 2018||Singapore|| Hong Kong
|6–8 July 2018||Wattignies, France|| Austria
|13–18 August 2018||Port Vila, Vanuatu|| Fiji
|21–26 August 2018||Vilnius, Lithuania|| Czech Republic
|3|| Czech Republic|
|18–23 September 2018||Santiago, Chile|| Bolivia
|7–9 December 2018||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe|| Namibia
|Dates||Location||Teams Qualified||Olympic Qualification
|By Ranking||From Hockey|
|8–16 June 2019||Banbridge, Ireland|| Ireland
| Czech Republic
|15–23 June 2019||Hiroshima, Japan|| India
|19–27 June 2019||Valencia, Spain|| Italy
- "Pakistan and Vanuatu to host Hockey Series Open events". FIH.ch. Retrieved 18 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Hockey Series Q&A
- Olympic qualification system
- "Pools and venues confirmed for 2019 FIH Series Finals". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)