Japan dethroned as World Champions

30/06/2007

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands — After many days in a row of rain, it was fitting that very light precipitation tried to fall in the middle of today’s final game at the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) VIII Jr. Women’s World Championship (19-and-under, fast pitch) here. As it passed though, so too did the end of Japan’s quest for a three-peat after they fell, 3-1, to Team USA.

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USA wins 2006 Women’s Softball World Championship

05/09/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – Team USA repeated as champions tonight at the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship here, defeating Japan, 3-0.

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Medals await as Softball World Championship concludes Tuesday

04/09/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – Australia, Japan, and USA have each earned a berth in the 2008 Olympic Softball competition. They, along with the host China, will be joined by another team after a special fifth place game on Tuesday morning, as the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship heads into its final day here.

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First four playoff games done; Chinese Taipei, Venezuela eliminated

03/09/2006

The tournament that opened with 15 countries participating is now down to its final six, with four more games set for Monday, before the medal games take place when the event wraps up Tuesday.

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Italy, Chinese Taipei clinch last two playoff spots

02/09/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – Day 7 at the International Softball Federation’s XI Women’s World Championship here concluded the round robin portion of the tournament, which is also serving as a qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition. The 15-country tournament that started on Sunday is now down to eight teams and concludes on Tuesday.

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Capacity crowd watches USA edge China

01/09/2006

The tournament, which is also softball’s Olympic Test Event and a qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition, is being played at the new softball stadium built for the Games that will take place just under two years from now.

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Heat is on with only two round robin days left

31/08/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – Only eight of the 15 teams are going to be left standing come Saturday night, and the list of which those might be is starting to become just a little bit clearer following Day 5 at the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship here.

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Night closes with extra inning game

30/08/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – Wednesday night’s final game of Day 4 was perhaps its best as Venezuela beat Chinese Taipei, 3-2, in an extra inning here at the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship.

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Australia, China, Japan and USA still unbeaten

29/08/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – The third day of round robin play here today saw four teams come away with perfect 3-0 won-lost records in the ten-day tournament that ends on September 5. The International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship is also a qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition as well as the sport’s Olympic Test Event.

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Day 2’s big story is stage set for Day 3

28/08/2006

BEIJING, CHINA– The second day of play at the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship began with a bump in the road, but the teams soon were on their way to softball that entertained crowds all day long at the new venue built here for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition.

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Host team opens Worlds with big win

27/08/2006

BEIJING, CHINA – The International Softball Federation’s (ISF) XI Women’s World Championship began here today with elaborate Opening Ceremonies in the new stadium built for the 2008 Olympic Softball competition. As the nearly 40-minute ceremony ended, fireworks were sent up in the air from the warning track in the outfield.

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Women’s Softball World Championship – Less than a year to go

15/09/2005

To-date, seven of the 16 teams that will participate have already been determined. From Asia, in addition to the host (China), Chinese Taipei, DPR Korea, and Japan have all qualified. And, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands have emerged as the teams that will represent Europe.

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Australia, Japan, Canada advance to final day of play

02/07/2005

Australia will get the chance to win their third straight International Softball Federation (ISF) Jr. Men’s World Championship (19-and-under) tomorrow as they, along with Japan and Canada, advanced to the final day of play after today’s action in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (Canada).

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Aussies finish round robin perfect at 8-0

01/07/2005

SUMMERSIDE, PEI, Canada – Australia finished round robin play with an unblemished 8-0 (won-lost) record thanks to an offensive explosion against young Denmark 24-0 on day eight of the ISF VII Jr. Men’s World Softball Championship (19-and-under) at Queen Elizabeth Park’s VIV Field in Summerside, Prince Edward Island (Canada).

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World Class Junior Men’s World Championship

30/04/2001

The Australian Under-19 Men’s Softball Team was from the onset regarded as the underlying favorite to take back-to-back titles. The pressure on them was immense. Not only was the VI ISF Junior Men’s World Championship being played in their own backyard, but they had the arduous task of defending Australia’s World Title won four years in Canada.

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