Colorado Springs, Colo., USA (May 29, 2019) – The World Lacrosse 2019 Men’s Indoor World Championship scheduled for Langley, British Columbia, Canada, September 19-28, 2019, has announced its Schedule of Events, Draws and Pool assignments.
The 20-team tournament is seeded with four pools of five teams. Based on results from the 2015 Indoor World Championship, the top five teams in the BLUE division are: (1) Canada, (2) Iroquois Nationals, (3) USA, (4) Israel, and (5) England.
The second pool YELLOW division includes: (6) Ireland, (11) Serbia, (12) Switzerland, (17) The Netherlands and (18) Hong Kong.
The third pool GREEN division includes: (7) Czech Republic, (10) Germany, (13) Slovakia, (16) Scotland, and (19) Mexico.
The fourth pool ORANGE division includes: (8) Australia, (9) Finland, (14) Sweden, (15) Austria, and (20) Costa Rica.
“The World Lacrosse 2019 Men’s Indoor World Championship is one of World Lacrosse’s premier events,” said the organization’s CEO Jim Scherr. “The tournament will be highlighted by four competitive divisions in a format that provides opportunities for all teams. And, the strength of the spectator base in western Canada for this style of game should provide a great backdrop for this event.”
The event will be held in Langley, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver, one of Canada’s largest cities. The events will be held at the Langley Events Centre.
The Seeds: Here
The Facility Schedule: Here
The complete Schedule of Events: Here
The Official Bracket: Here
There are 4 Pools, with the Blue Pool being the top division (based on results from 2015), and then the Yellow, Green and Orange Pools having been circle-seeded, based on teams eligible for the Championship, and geographic diversity.
After round robin pool play, 8 teams will qualify for the Championship Bracket, determined by:
- The five teams in the Blue Pool, plus
- The top team in the Yellow, Green and Orange Pools
All teams shall compete for places 1-8. The remaining teams, after Pool play, will be seeded from 9 to 20 based upon final pool results, and compete in the Placement Bracket for places 9-20. In the case of a tie at the end of Pool play the World Lacrosse Goal Differential Formula shall be applied.
World Lacrosse is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, representing 62 member-nations worldwide. WL is responsible for the governance of lacrosse and provides support to the overall development of the sport worldwide.
About World Lacrosse
World Lacrosse, formerly Federation of International Lacrosse, is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. World Lacrosse currently has 62-member nations and holds five World Championships: Men’s Lacrosse World Championship; Under-19 Men’s Lacrosse World Championship; Men’s World Indoor Lacrosse Championship; Women’s Lacrosse World Championship; and Under-19 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship. Each event is held on a quadrennial basis. World Lacrosse is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world. World Lacrosse is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, the home to more than 50 international and U.S. national governing bodies for sport.
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