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History of the Senior Men's World Street & Ball Hockey Championship

 

The first World Senior Championship took place in 1996 in Bratislava, Slovakia, followed in Litomerice, Czech Republic (1998), and then in Zvolen, Slovakia in 1999. It has since been contested every two years, on every odd numbered year, with Toronto, Canada playing host in 2001, Sierre, Switzerland, in 2003, and Pittsburg, USA, having the honours in June 2005.  WC 2007 was held in Dusseldorf, Germany, and most recently Pilsen, Czech Republic hosted in June 2009.  The future WC events are scheduled for St. John's, Canada in 2013 and to Zug, Switzerland in 2015. Information on how to qualify may be obtained below.

 

How to qualify for the World Championship

In order to qualify for any of the World Championship tournaments, National teams must ensure that their National Governing Body is a member of the ISBHF, or has applied for membership. Please see the HOW TO JOIN section for more information, or if you do not yet have an official National Governing Body.

There are specific regulations regarding the players that are eligible to compete on behalf of a nation, for more information please see ISBHF.

 

Men’s All-Time Medal Winners at the World Championship
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Canada 5 2 1 8
Czech Republic 3 4 1 8
Slovakia 1 2 6 9
India 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 0 1 1

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History of the Women's World Street & Ball Hockey Championship

 

The first Women’s World Championship took place in 2007 in Dusseldorf, Germany during the Men's Senior WC, featuring national teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and USA.  The 2nd WWC was recently held in Pilsen, Czech Republic in June 2009, which saw Greece participate for the first time, and Canada claim the title once again.  The WWC was born through the efforts of the 2005 WC hosts in Pittsburgh, USA, who provided the first invitational Women’s World Cup that included Slovakia, Switzerland, USA, and three teams from Canada.  That event was followed up the next year by Martin, Slovakia hosting the second invitational World Cup.  The future WC events are scheduled for  St. John's, Canada in 2013 and to Zug, Switzerland in 2015. Information on how to qualify may be obtained below.

 

How to qualify for the World Championship

In order to qualify for any of the World Championship tournaments, National teams must ensure that their National Governing Body is a member of the ISBHF, or has applied for membership. Please see the HOW TO JOIN section for more information, or if you do not yet have an official National Governing Body.

There are specific regulations regarding the players that are eligible to compete on behalf of a nation, for more information please see ISBHF

 

Women’s All-Time Medal Winners at the World Championship
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
Canada 2 1 0 3
Slovakia 1 2 0 3
Czech Republic 0 0 2 2
USA 0 0 1 1