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2019 Men's Fistball World Championships

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2019 Men's Fistball World Championships
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2019 Men's Fistball World Championships official logo
Tournament details
Host countrySwitzerland
Dates11–17 August 2019
Teams18
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Germany
Runners-up Austria
Third place Brazil
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played72
← 2015
2023

The 15th Men's World Fistball Championships was held from the 11th to 17th August 2019 at Stadion Schützenwiese in Winterthur, Canton of Zürich in Switzerland. It was the third time the Men's Fistball World Championships have been held in Switzerland, having also previously been held in St. Gallen in 1979 and Olten in 1999.

Defending champions Germany were crowned World Champions for a third consecutive time, defeating Austria 4:0 in the final and in the process claimed their record 12th Men's Fistball World Championship.

Participants [1][edit]

A record 18 teams took part in the competition, an increase on the 14 teams that competed at the previous World Championships in 2015.

There were 11 returning teams from the 2015 Men's World Championships in Argentina. They were joined by Serbia and Japan, who returned to the competition having not taken part in 2015 and Denmark having not competed at a World Championships since 2007.

There were four nations that competed at the World Championships for the first time; New Zealand, becoming the second team to represent from the Oceania region, after Australia in 2015. Also competing for the first time were Belgium, Netherlands and Poland, taking the number of teams from the European region to a record 10.

Colombia, Pakistan and South Africa were the three teams that didn't return from 2015, as well as India who were a late withdrawal from the 2015 tournament.

The 18 teams competed in the 2019 Men's Fistball World Championships in Switzerland were:

10 from Europe  Germany   Switzerland  Austria
including hosts:  Italy  Czech Republic  Serbia
 Denmark  Netherlands  Poland
 Belgium
3 from South America  Brazil  Chile  Argentina
1 from Asia  Japan
1 from Africa  Namibia
1 from North America  United States
2 from Oceania  Australia  New Zealand

Structure [2][edit]

All matches of the World Championships were played to three winning sets (best of five sets) except for the Third Place Playoff and Final; which were played to four winning sets (best of seven sets).

Group Stage[edit]

  • In the group stage the 18 competing teams were divided up into 4 groups. Groups A and B contained 4 teams each, comprised of the top 8 ranked teams from 2015 Men's Fistball World Championships. Groups C and D contained 5 teams each, comprising the remaining 10 teams.
  • All teams in groups A & B automatically progressed to the 'Double Elimination Stage', with teams playing off to determine rankings.
  • The top 2 teams from groups C & D progressed to the 'Double Elimination Stage', while the remaining teams were relegated to play off for the 'President's Cup'

Double Elimination & President's Cup[edit]

Double Elimination

  • The 8 teams from groups A & B as well as the top 2 ranked teams from groups C & D played off in a double elimination format bracket to qualify for the Quarter Finals and to determine rankings for the 9th to 12th position Placement Matches.
  • The winning teams of the two Quarter Finals advanced straight to the Semi Finals.
  • The losing teams of the two Quarter Finals moved back into the Double Elimination Bracket to playoff for the remaining two Semi Final positions.

President's Cup

  • The remaining teams from groups C & D were combined into one group, retaining the points they had gained from their earlier group matches against the teams left in the President's Cup.
  • Teams played against the 3 teams from the opposite group to determine final rankings within the combined group.
  • The top two ranked teams played off for the President's Cup (13th/14th place)
  • The Remaining teams played off to determine placings 15th to 18th.

Placement Matches & Finals[edit]

  • The winners of the Semi Finals played off in the Final
  • The losers of the Semi Finals played off in the Bronze Medal Match
  • All other teams played off in Placements Matches to determine placings from 5th to 12th.

Schedule & Results [3][edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group Table
Rank Team Matches Sets Scores Points
1  Germany 3:0 9:1 104:55 6
2  Austria 2:1 7:3 97:57 4
3  Italy 1:2 3:7 56:97 2
4  Argentina 0:3 1:9 59:107 0
Game Results
11.08.2019 Austria Italy 3:0 (11:1, 11:3, 11:0)
11.08.2019 Germany Argentina 3:0 (11:3, 11:5, 11:5)
12.08.2019 Austria Argentina 3:0 (11:9, 11:3, 11:3)
12.08.2019 Germany Italy 3:0 (11:1, 11:4, 11:6)
13.08.2019 Argentina Italy 1:3 (6:11, 11:8, 5:11, 9:11)
13.08.2019 Germany Austria 3:1 (11:9, 5:11, 11:7, 11:4)

Group B[edit]

Group Table
Rank Team Matches Sets Scores Points
1   Switzerland 3:0 9:1 112:82 6
2  Brazil 2:1 7:4 115:91 4
3  Chile 1:2 4:7 95:104 2
4  United States 0:3 1:9 64:108 0
Game Results
11.08.2019 Brazil USA 3:0 (11:6, 11:4, 11:6)
11.08.2019 Switzerland Chile 3:0 (11:7, 11:8, 11:9)
12.08.2019 Brazil Chile 3:1 (11:4, 11:4, 5:11, 12:10)
12.08.2019 Switzerland USA 3:0 (11:7, 11:5, 11:4)
13.08.2019 Chile USA 3:1 (11:9, 9:11, 11:6, 11:6)
13.08.2019 Switzerland Brazil 3:1 (7:11, 13:11, 11:6, 15:14)

Group C[edit]

Group Table
Rank Team Matches Sets Scores Points
1  Czech Republic 4:0 12:2 149:93 8
2  New Zealand 3:1 9:6 147:135 6
3  Serbia 2:2 8:8 145:155 4
4  Poland 1:3 6:9 128:136 2
5  Belgium 0:4 2:12 104:154 0
Game Results
11.08.2019 Czech Republic Poland 3:1 (8:11, 11:6, 11:8, 11:6)
11.08.2019 Serbia Belgium 3:1 (15:14, 8:11, 11:5, 11:6)
11.08.2019 Serbia New Zealand 2:3 (8:11, 11:8, 4:11, 13:11, 10:12)
11.08.2019 Czech Republic Belgium 3:1 (11:4, 11:7, 9:11, 11:5)
12.08.2019 Serbia Poland 3:1 (5:11, 11:6, 11:8, 11:8)
12.08.2019 Czech Republic New Zealand 3:0 (11:3, 11:8, 11:8)
12.08.2019 Belgium Poland 0:3 (5:11, 7:11, 4:11)
13.08.2019 Belgium New Zealand 0:3 (8:11, 7:11, 10:12)
13.08.2019 Czech Republic Serbia 3:0 (11:5, 11:7, 11:4)
13.08.2019 New Zealand Poland 3:1 (11:5, 11:7, 8:11, 11:8)

Group D[edit]

Group Table
Rank Team Matches Sets Scores Points
1  Namibia 4:0 12:0 132:42 8
2  Denmark 3:1 9:5 128:126 6
3  Netherlands 1:3 4:10 112:142 2
4  Australia 1:3 6:10 126:156 2
5  Japan 1:3 4:10 112:144 2
Game Results
11.08.2019 Namibia Netherlands 3:0 (11:8, 11:2, 11:1)
11.08.2019 Australia Denmark 2:3 (8:11, 11:8, 9:11, 13:11, 7:11)
11.08.2019 Namibia Japan 3:0 (11:0, 11:5, 11:9)
12.08.2019 Namibia Denmark 3:0 (11:4, 11:2, 11:4)
12.08.2019 Australia Netherlands 1:3 (8:11, 7:11, 11:7, 5:11)
12.08.2019 Australia Japan 3:1 (11:3, 11:7, 7:11, 11:8)
12.08.2019 Denmark Netherlands 3:0 (11:8, 11:7, 11:8)
13.08.2019 Namibia Australia 0:3 (11:2, 11:0, 11:5)
13.08.2019 Denmark Japan 3:0 (11:6, 11:8, 11:8)
13.08.2019 Japan Netherlands 3:1 (8:11, 11:7, 15:13, 11:7)

President's Cup (Group Stage)[edit]

Group Table
Rank Team Matches Sets Scores Points
1  Poland 4:1 13:3 166:117 8
2  Serbia 4:1 14:6 192:144 8
3  Belgium 3:2 10:6 151:14 6
4  Australia 2:3 7:12 155:178 4
5  Netherlands 1:4 4:13 142:176 2
6  Japan 1:4 4:13 126:177 2
Game Results
14.08.2019 Netherlands Belgium 0:3 (6:11, 9:11, 9:11)
14.08.2019 Poland Australia 3:0 (11:9, 11:5, 11:8)
14.08.2019 Serbia Japan 3:0 (11:8, 11:4, 11:1)
15.08.2019 Serbia Australia 2:3 (7:11, 11:5, 11:5, 9:11, 5:11)
15.08.2019 Netherlands Poland 0:3 (5:11, 10:12, 6:11)
15.08.2019 Belgium Japan 3:0 (11:7, 11:7, 11:5)
15.08.2019 Poland Japan 3:0 (11:7, 11:7, 11:6)
15.08.2019 Serbia Netherlands 3:0 (11:8, 11:6, 11:5)
15.08.2019 Australia Belgium 0:3 (7:11, 5:11, 7:11,)

Double Elimination & Quarter Finals[edit]

Game Results
14.08.2019 Chile New Zealand 3:1 (11:8, 9:11, 13:11, 11:3)
14.08.2019 Argentina Namibia 3:0 (11:6, 11:4, 11:8)
14.08.2019 USA Czech Republic 3:1 (11:7, 11:5, 11:13, 11:7)
14.08.2019 Italy Denmark 3:0 (11:4, 11:3, 11:6)
14.08.2019 Austria Chile 3:2 (10:12, 11:9, 9:11, 11:6, 11:6)
14.08.2019 Switzerland Argentina 3:0 (11:5, 11:9, 11:5)
14.08.2019 Brazil Italy 3:0 (11:4, 11:7, 11:7)
14.08.2019 Germany USA 3:0 (11:6, 11:4, 11:7)
15.08.2019 Czech Republic Argentina 0:3 (5:11, 4:11, 1:11,)
15.08.2019 Denmark Chile 1:3 (4:11, 11:9, 5:11, 6:11)
15.08.2011 Namibia USA 3:1 (11:6, 5:11, 13:11, 15:13)
15.08.2019 New Zealand Italy 0:3 (8:11, 8:11, 6:11)
15.08.2019 Argentina Chile 0:3 (8:11, 7:11, 4:11)
15.08.2019 Namibia Italy 0:3 (8:11, 13:15, 5:11)
Quarter Finals
15.08.2019 Brazil Germany 0:3 (7:11, 9:11, 6:11)
15.08.2019 Austria Switzerland 3:0 (11:9, 11:6, 13:11)

Double Elimination & Semi Finals[edit]

Game Results
16.08.2019 Switzerland Italy 3:0 (11:9, 11:4, 11:3)
16.08.2019 USA New Zealand 3:0 (11:7, 11:7, 11:9)
16.08.2019 Brazil Chile 3:0 (11:3, 11:5, 11:4)
16.08.2019 Denmark Czech Republic 0:3 (2:11, 5:11, 4:11)
Semi Finals
16.08.2019 Germany Switzerland 3:0 (11:6, 15:14, 11:3)
16.08.2019 Austria Brazil 3:2 (7:11, 11:7, 12:10, 5:11, 11:4)

Placement Matches 12th - 18th & President's Cup[edit]

Game Results
16.08.2019 (17th/18th Placing) Japan Netherlands 0:3 (9:11, 6:11, 6:11)
13.08.2011 (15th/16th Placing) Belgium Australia 3:2 (15:13, 13:11, 6:11, 8:11, 12:10)
President's Cup Final (13th/14th Placing)
16.08.2019 Serbia Poland 3:0 (15:13, 11:5, 15:13)

Placement Matches 5th - 12th[edit]

Game Results
16.08.2019 (11th/12th Placing) New Zealand Denmark 3:0 (11:2, 11:7, 11:2)
17.08.2019 (9th/10th Placing) USA Czech Republic 2:3 (8:11, 11:8, 11:13, 11:1, 11:13)
17.08.2019 (7th/8th Placing) Argentina Namibia 3:0 (11:7, 11:6, 11:8)
17.08.2019 (5th/6th Placing) Italy Chile 3:1 (11:6, 4:11, 11:7, 11:9)

Bronze Medal Match (3rd/4th Placing)[edit]

Game Results
17.08.2019 Switzerland Brazil 0:4 (8:11, 9:11, 8:11, 9:11)

Final[edit]

Game Results
17.08.2019 Germany Austria 4:0 (11:4, 11:4, 11:9, 11:5)

Final Standings[3][edit]

Rank Country
1  Germany
2  Austria
3  Brazil
4   Switzerland
5  Italy
6  Chile
7  Argentina
8  Namibia
9  Czech Republic
10  United States
11  New Zealand
12  Denmark
13  Serbia
14  Poland
15  Belgium
16  Australia
17  Netherlands
18  Japan

References[edit]

  1. "The Official Website of the 2019 Fistball Men's World Championship - Teams".
  2. "The Official Website of the 2019 Fistball Men's World Championship - Gameplan" (PDF).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Official Website of the 2019 Fistball Men's World Championship - Results".

External links[edit]

Category:Fistball World Championships

References[edit]



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