1979 World Netball Championships

The 1979 World Netball Championships which was the fifth edition of the World Netball Championships tournament, the premier tournament in international netball, held once every four years. The 1979 tournament was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with 19 teams competing. [1]

1979 World Netball Championships
Tournament details
Host country Trinidad and Tobago
DatesAug 13 – Aug 25
No. of nations19
Joint champions Australia
 New Zealand
 Trinidad and Tobago
1975
1983

Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago were the joint winners of the 1979 Championships. The title was shared because there were no finals, the top 10 teams playing off in a round robin. Each of the top three teams won eight out of nine matches, losing once, to one of the other two: New Zealand defeated Trinidad and Tobago 49–33; Trinidad and Tobago defeated Australia 40–38; and Australia defeated New Zealand 38–36. The tournament rules of the time did not provide any other way of determining an outright winner, so the three teams shared the title.[2]

First Round

Group 1

Place Nation P W D L F A Pts
1  Australia2200114294
2  Scotland210155812
3  Grenada200240990

Group 2

Place Nation P W D L F A Pts
1  England3300179736
2  Saint Kitts and Nevis3201951134
3  Uganda3102911382
4  Canada3003891400

Group 3

Place Nation P W D L F A Pts
1  New Zealand3300151806
2  Barbados32011091104
3  Antigua and Barbuda31021121402
4  Saint Lucia3003851270

Group 4

Place Nation P W D L F A Pts
1  Trinidad and Tobago3300195506
2  Ireland3201861214
3  Bermuda3102691302
4  Bahamas3003811300

Group 5

Place Nation P W D L F A Pts
1  Jamaica3300114836
2  Wales3201112884
3  Northern Ireland3102861242
4  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines3003951120

Final Round

Place Nation P W D L F A Pts
 Australia980152223716
 New Zealand980150523016
 Trinidad and Tobago980146223716
4  England960337528012
5  Jamaica94141722929
6  Barbados94052493158
7  Wales93062493506
8  Saint Kitts and Nevis92162633515
9  Scotland91082423902
10  Ireland90091795360

Final placings

Place Nation[3]
=  Australia
=  New Zealand
=  Trinidad and Tobago
4  England
5  Jamaica
6  Barbados
7  Wales
8  Saint Kitts and Nevis
9  Scotland
10  Ireland
11  Canada
12  Antigua and Barbuda
13=  Saint Lucia
13=  Uganda
15  Grenada
16  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
17  Northern Ireland
18  Bahamas
19  Bermuda

References


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