World Championships

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Important Notice

This event has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned to our social media and this page for the latest event details.

The 2020 Dodgeball World Championship games will take place in Glasgow, Scotland. This will be WDBF’s largest tournament to date featuring 44 top-ranked teams. The tournament will also be the first to feature both cloth and foam formats at a single championship event.

Event date: September 2 – 6, 2020
Host federation: British Dodgeball
Location / Venue: Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland

The above information was the original plan for this competition.

Previous Competitions

Cancun 2019

Federación Mexicana de Dodgeball

The 2019 Dodgeball World Championships were held in tropical Cancun, Mexico, where top-ranked countries took to the court to show off their dodgeball prowess. This marked the first tournament that featured countries from the European Dodgeball Federation since they joined the WDBF.

Venue: Poliforum Benito Juarez

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldUnited States
SilverMalaysia
BronzeCanada

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldUnited States
SilverMalaysia
BronzeAustralia

Los Angeles 2018

USA Dodgeball

The 2018 championships took us to Los Angeles, where we welcomed Argentina to the court and introduced an expanded playoff format. The host Americans took the gold in the women’s division and Malaysia repeated as men’s champions. In true Hollywood style, participants celebrated at the historic Roosevelt Hotel.

Venue: LA Hangar Studios

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldMalaysia
SilverUnited States
BronzeCanada

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldUnited States
SilverMalaysia
BronzeAustralia

Toronto 2019

Dodgeball Canada

At the 2017 World Championships in Toronto, the Malaysian women successfully defended their title while the men’s team also captured gold, beating the host Canadians who advanced following a game-for-the-ages match against the United States. The halftime show featured a multicultural dance program, reflecting a big part of the country’s identity.

Venue: Markham Pan Am Centre

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldMalaysia
SilverCanada
BronzeAustralia

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldMalaysia
SilverAustralia
BronzeUnited States

Melbourne 2016

Australian Dodgeball Federation

In 2016, it was back across the Pacific to Melbourne, Australia. The event welcomed a team from the Pacific Islands for the very first time, and Malaysia would start to build a dynasty with gold in the women’s division. The Canadian men rebounded from Vegas to claim their third men’s gold in four years.

Venue: State Netball Centre

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldCanada
SilverMalaysia
BronzeUnited States

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldMalaysia
SilverCanada
BronzeUnited States

Las Vegas 2015

USA Dodgeball

The 2015 World Championships was a pivotal event for the WDBF. The host Americans took double gold in a tournament that included a great exhibition on the famed Vegas strip. Subsequent discussions and decisions, however, would take centre stage in shaping the WDBF strategy in the years that followed.

Venue: Tarkanian Basketball Center

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldUnited States
SilverMalaysia
BronzeCanada

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldUnited States
SilverAustralia
BronzeMalaysia

Hong Kong 2014

Hong Kong Dodgeball Association

With the 2014 World Championships in Hong Kong, the WDBF felt it continued to move forward, playing in Queen Elizabeth Stadium with an elaborate opening ceremony. Canada repeated as men’s champs, while the US won gold for the women.

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Stadium

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldCanada
SilverUnited States
BronzeHong Kong

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldUnited States
SilverHong Kong
BronzeMalaysia

Queenstown 2013

Dodgeball New Zealand

The second World Championships were held in picturesque Queenstown, New Zealand, where participants experienced local culture at the opening ceremonies. Canada made history as the first country to win gold in both the women’s and men’s divisions. It was 2013 and the WDBF was trying to map out the next few years.

Venue: Queenstown Event Centre

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldCanada
SilverUnited States
BronzeMalaysia

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldCanada
SilverUnited States
BronzeHong Kong

Kuala Lumpur 2012

Malaysia Association of Dodgeball

It all started in Kuala Lumpur in 2012, when a small group of dodgeball-playing countries decided to test themselves at the international level. Hong Kong won the very first men’s gold, while a combined Canada-US team took the women’s title. This was the start of the WDBF.

Venue: Dewan Seri Putram Bukit Jalill

Results

Men’s Results

PlacementWinner
GoldHong Kong
SilverCanada
BronzeUnited States

Women’s Results

PlacementWinner
Gold*Canada
United States
SilverHong Kong
BronzeMalaysia

* This year’s gold medal was won by a
hybrid Canada/United States team.

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