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From the eWrestling Encyclopedia.

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Ice Hockey

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

The World Championships are annual competitions organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). This competition is played according to the IIHF rulebook and shall not be confused with the World Cup, which is a tournament hosted by the National Hockey League and played according to the NHL rulebook.

The World Championships are traditionally held around April-May every year. NHL players are allowed to participate, but since the tournament coincides with the beginning of the NHL playoffs, only the players playing elsewhere than the NHL and those who play for teams that have been eliminated from the playoffs can participate.


Current Format

Modern World Championships are built according to the promotion and relegation system; therefore, these tournaments nowaday have four divisions and over 40 national teams participating.


World Group

The World Group is the main event of the World Championship. It showcases the 16 best nations worldwide, divided in 4 groups (A, B, C and D). A preliminary round first has all teams play against all other teams from its group. The three best teams of each group advance to the qualifying round.

For the qualifying round, two groups of six teams are formed - one with the teams from groups A and D, and one with these from B and C. The results from the preliminary round are kept, and the teams play against those that were not in their preliminary round group (for instance, group A teams play against group D teams). The top four teams of each of the two qualifying round groups will advance to the next step.

From this point, the tournament switches from a round-robin format to a knockout format. All eight qualified teams are pooled together, and the first team of each qualifying round group plays the last team of the other qualifying round group, while the second of each group faces the third of the other. The winners advance to the semi-finals; the winners of the two semi-finals matches face in an ultimate match crowning the World Champion, while the two losers meet up for the bronze medal game.

The teams that finished last in their preliminary round groups (A, B, C and D) meet up in the relegation round. Ultimately, the two grand losers of this round are relegated to division I.

Division I and II

Both divisions are separated into two groups of six teams; the winners of each of these groups are promoted to the next level above and are replaced by the two teams relegated from that level.

Division III

When there are more than 40 teams involved in the tournament, which is always the case nowadays, a division III is played. That division is played exactly as the Divisions I and II are, except that Division III competitions are played as a single group (unlike DI and DII) and that there is no relegation from DIII.

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

The official Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship is the premier annual Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, usually held in Japan, where the best duelists, consisting of national champions and other high-ranked players, from around the world duel for the right to be crowned World Champion.


History of World Championship

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2003

  • Champion - Ng Yu Leung from Hong Kong
  • 2nd place - Shigeki Kitamura from Japan
  • 3rd place - Adam McNeely United States

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2004

  • Champion - Masatoshi Togawa from Japan
  • 2nd place - Chan Wan Hang from Hong Kong
  • 3rd place - Yoshinobu Suekane from Japan
  • 4th place - Ryan Pugh from United Kingdom
  • 5th place - Roy St. Clair from United States
  • 6th place - Felipe Luque from Chile
  • 7th place - Kenyou Ueda from Japan
  • 8th place - Anthony Kok Khing Woon from Malaysia

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2005

  • Champion - Markou Miltiadis from Greece
  • 2nd place - Jorge Fabian Piña Lizarraga from México
  • 3rd place - David Kretschmer from Germany
  • 4th place - Guan Sian Li from Taiwan

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2006

  • Champion - Dario Longo from Italy
  • 2nd place - Malcum Shum from Hong Kong
  • 3rd place - Adrian Madaj from Poland
  • 4th place - Markou Miltiadis from Greece
  • 5th place - Stuart Watts United Kingdom
  • 6th place - Jack Considine United Kingdom
  • 7th Place - Miguel Flores from United States
  • 8th Place - Andrew Crehan United Kingdom

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007

  • Champion - Andres Toro from Chile
  • 2nd place - Mattia Sarpa from Italy
  • 3rd place - Adam Corn from United States
  • 4th place - Dexter Dalit from Canada
  • 5th place - Dario Longo from Italy
  • 6th place - Toshiki Muramatsu from Japan
  • 7th place - Yuen Ka Wa from Hong Kong
  • 8th place - Oliver Schmidt-Voss from Germany

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008

  • Champion - Kazuki Mutsuoka from Japan
  • 2nd place - Robert Ackerman from United States
  • 3rd place - Takeru Norihama from Japan
  • 4th place - Claudio Kirchmair from Austria
  • 5th place - Jung-Ho Ahn from South Korea
  • 6th place - Chris Gehring from New Zealand
  • 7th place - Wei-Hao She from Taiwan
  • 8th place - Takahiro Kawaguchi from Japan

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2009

  • Champion - Benjamin Hong from Singapore
  • 2nd place - Chien Yen Jui from Taiwan
  • 3rd place - Roy St. Clair from United States
  • 4th place - Hong-Kyu Lee from South Korea
  • 5th place - Au Man Lai from Hong Kong
  • 6th place - Alexander Antonios from Australia
  • 7th place - Chris Gehring from New Zealand
  • 8th place - Kee Kian Sim from Malaysia
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