Women's Hockey Champions Challenge I

The Women's Hockey Champions Challenge I was an international field hockey tournament, played every two years. It was introduced in 2002 by the International Hockey Federation in order to broaden hockey's competitive base at world level. The Champions Challenge was replaced by the Women's FIH Hockey World League in 2014 after eight editions. [1]

Women's Hockey Champions Challenge I
FormerlyWomen's Hockey Champions Challenge
SportField hockey
Founded2002
Ceased2014
Replaced byWomen's FIH Hockey World League
No. of teams6–8
Last
champion(s)
 United States (1st title)
Most titles New Zealand (2 titles)
Official websitewww.fihockey.org

ResultsEdit

SummariesEdit

Year Host Final 3rd Place Match
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2002 Johannesburg,
South Africa
 
England
2–1  
South Korea
 
India
1–0  
South Africa
2003 Catania, Italy  
Germany
3–1  
Spain
 
Japan
2–1  
New Zealand
2005 Virginia Beach,
United States
 
New Zealand
2–0  
South Africa
 
Japan
2–1  
England
2007 Baku, Azerbaijan  
China
2–1  
South Korea
 
England
2–1  
United States
2009 Cape Town,
South Africa
 
New Zealand
2–1  
South Africa
 
Japan
1–0  
Spain
2011 Dublin, Ireland  
Japan
2–1  
United States
 
Scotland
2–2
(4–3 pen.)
 
Spain
2012 Dublin, Ireland  
Australia
6–1  
United States
 
Ireland
2–2
(4–3 pen.)
 
Scotland
2014 Glasgow, Scotland  
United States
3–1  
Ireland
 
South Africa
1–0  
Spain

Successful national teamsEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
  New Zealand 2 (2005, 2009) 1 (2003)
  United States 1 (2014) 2 (2011, 2012) 1 (2007)
  Japan 1 (2011) 3 (2003, 2005, 2009)
  England 1 (2002) 1 (2007) 1 (2005)
  Germany 1 (2003)
  China 1 (2007)
  Australia 1 (2012)
  South Africa 2 (2005, 2009*) 1 (2014) 1 (2002*)
  South Korea 2 (2002, 2007)
  Ireland 1 (2014) 1 (2012*)
  Spain 1 (2003) 3 (2009, 2011, 2014)
  Scotland 1 (2011) 1 (2012)
  India 1 (2002)
* = host nation

Team appearancesEdit

Team 2002 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2012 2014 Total
  Australia 1st 1
  Azerbaijan 6th 7th 8th 3
  Belgium 5th 6th 2
  Chile 6th 1
  China 1st 1
  England 1st 4th 3rd 3
  Germany 1st 1
  India 3rd 7th 7th 8th 4
  Ireland 6th 3rd 2nd 3
  Italy 6th 5th 2
  Japan 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 4
  New Zealand 4th 1st 5th 1st 4
  Russia 6th 1
  Scotland 3rd 4th 7th 3
  South Africa 4th 2nd 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 6
  South Korea 2nd 2nd 5th 3
  Spain 2nd 6th 4th 4th 4th 5
  United States 5th 5th 5th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 7
  Wales 8th 1
Total 6 6 6 6 7 8 8 8 55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Did you know... a brief history of Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.