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2013 WDBF World Champion Decided

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2013 WDBF World Champion Decided

On September 27th the 2nd Annual WDBF Invitational was held in Queenstown, New Zealand. The WDBF Invitational is the world’s premier championship tournament in which national representative teams face off against each other for the right to call themselves the World Champions.

This year’s tournament was hosted by Dodgeball New Zealand lead by their President and WDBF Council member David Baird.

This year’s tournament was hotly contested in both divisions by two teams. Canada and the United States of America. In the finals for each division Canada and USA battled it out to see who would take the top honours. Although both games were well fought, Canada was the eventual champions in both the men’s and women’s categories.

For those that are interested in the game results, the round robin results were as follows:

Round 1 (Men)
NZ 2 vs Malaysia 5
Canada 13 vs Hong Kong 6
Australia 3 vs USA 17

Round 2 (Women)
Canada 7 vs Hong Kong 6
USA 11 vs Australia 2
NZ 5 vs Malaysia 6

Round 3 (Men)
NZ 9 vs Australia 5
Canada 7 vs Malaysia 4
USA 12 vs Hong Kong 3

Round 4 (Women)
NZ 4 vs Hong Kong 9
Canada 17 vs Australia 0
Malaysia 2 vs USA 8

Round 5 (Men)
Canada 9 vs USA 6
Malaysia 8 vs Australia 5
NZ 13 vs Hong Kong 4

Round 6 (Women)
Malaysia 8 vs Australia 4
NZ 3 vs Canada 11
USA 8 vs Hong Kong 7

Round 7 (Men)
NZ 1 vs USA 9
Malaysia 8 vs Hong Kong 4
Canada 17 vs Australia 3

Round 8 (Women)
Canada 2 vs Malaysia 8
Hong Kong 13 vs Australia 5
NZ 5 vs USA 8

Round 9 (Men)
NZ 4 vs Canada 9
Malaysia 1 vs USA 6
Hong Kong 15 vs Australia 6

Round 10 (Women)
NZ 15 vs Australia 2
Malaysia 5 vs Hong Kong 6
Canada 6 vs USA 5

Rankings after Men’s pool play:
1. Canada
2. USA
3. Malaysia
4. New Zealand
5. Hong Kong
6. Australia

Rankings after Women’s pool play:
1. Canada
2. USA
3. Hong Kong
4. Malaysia
5. New Zealand
6. Australia

Canada and USA faced each other again in both divisions to decide the world champion.

Canada took the men’s title 6-4. Canada also took the Women’s title 5-3. Congratulations to both Canadian squads.