Men’s World Championships

  GoldSilverBronze
Sweden84
Finland462
Switzerland17
Czech Republic12
Norway1

 

Final Round played every even year with 16 teams, with regional qualifications held approx. 10-12mths prior to the final round.

 

13th Men’s WFC 2020 – Helsinki, Finland

12th Men’s WFC 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic

11th Men’s WFC 2016 – Riga, Latvia

10th Men’s WFC 2014 – Gothenburg, Sweden

9th Men’s WFC 2012 – Zurich & Bern, Switzerland

8th Men’s WFC 2010 – Helsinki & Vantaa, Finland

7th Men’s WFC 2008 – Prague & Ostrava, Czech Republic

6th Men’s WFC 2006 – Stockholm, Helsinborg, & Malmö, Sweden

5th Men’s WFC 2004 – Zurich & Klöten, Switzerland

4th Men’s WFC 2002 – Helsinki, Finland

3rd Men’s WFC 2000 – Drammen, Oslo, & Sarpsborg, Norway

2nd Men’s WFC 1998 – Prague & Brno, Czech Republic

1st Men’s WFC 1996 – Stockholm, Skellefteå & Uppsala, Sweden

 

Event Evolution

1996 – 12 teams divided into two groups. Played over 8 days

1998 – 14 teams divided into A- & B-divisions. Winner of B-division promoted to A-division. Loser of A-division relegated. Played over 6 days

2000 – 16 teams divided into A- & B-divisions. Winner of B-division promoted to A-division. Loser of A-division relegated. Played over 8 days

2002 – 24 teams divided into A- & B-divisions. A-division with 8 teams in two groups. B-division with 16 teams in four groups. Two teams from B-division promoted to A-division. Played over 8 days

2004 – 26 teams divided into A-, B- & C-divisions. A-division with 10 teams in two groups. B-division with 9 teams in two groups. C-division with 7 teams in two groups. Loser of A-division relegated to B-division. Winner of B-division promoted to A-division. Winner of C-division promoted to B-division. Final round played over 8 days

2006 – 26 teams divided into A-, B- & C-divisions. A-division with 10 teams in two groups. B-division with 10 teams in two groups. C-division with 6 teams. Loser of A-division relegated to B-division. Winner of B-division promoted to A-division. Loser of B-division relegated to C-division. Winner of C-division promoted to B-division. Final round played over 8 days

2008 – 29 teams divided into A-, B- & C-divisions. A-division with 10 teams in two groups. B-division with 10 teams in two groups. C-division with 9 teams in two groups. The seven best teams from A-division and winner of B-division directly qualified to next WFC. Final round played over 9 days

2010 – 31 teams registered. Regional qualifications introduced and played in Europe (x2), Asia Oceania and Americas. Final round played with 16 teams divided into four groups. The best five teams directly qualified to next WFC. Final round played over 8 days.

2012 -28 teams registered. Regional qualifications introduced and played in Europe (x3), Asia Oceania and Americas. Final round played with 16 teams divided into four groups. Final round played over 8 days.

2014 – 32 teams registered. All teams (apart from organiser) had to qualify. Regional qualifications played in Europe (x4), Asia Oceania and Americas. New Final round system introduced. 16 teams divided into four groups according to ranking and ballot draw. Play-off round introduced (before quarter-finals) which gave cross-over games between the higher and lower groups. Final round played over 10 days.

2016 – 34 teams registered. All teams (apart from organiser) had to qualify. Regional qualifications played in Europe (x4), Asia Oceania and Americas. Final Round played with 16 teams divided into four groups according to ranking and ballot draw. Final round played over 10 days.

2018 – 31 teams registered. All teams (apart from organiser) had to qualify. Regional qualifications played in Europe (x4), Asia Oceania and Americas. Final Round played with 16 teams divided into four groups according to ranking and ballot draw. Final round played over 10 days.

2020 – 35 teams registered

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