NationStates Jolt Archive

4th Field Hockey World Cup (finals)

02-11-2003, 16:18
The 4th Field Hockey World Cup is now starting. The Groups and venues are:

Group A:
Timway (4)
Belmore Family (12)
Clearwater (unranked)
Halfassedstates (26)
(venue: Na-ovi Kali)

Group B:
Agnosticium (15)
Ravenspire (7)
El Dorrado (unranked)
The San Juan Mountains (unranked)
(venue: Najajara)

Group C:
Tanah Burung (13)
The Weegies (11)
Marno (32)
Polkaton (unranked)
(venue: Sike kali)

Group D:
DePaul (1)
The Never-setting Sun (14)
Liverpool England (29)
Zinkoland (unranked)
(venue: KaMaRi kali)

Group E:
Spauldmerica (19)
Rejistania (24)
Arrivian Allience (unranked)
Kaze Progressa (27)
(venue: Ihiri kali)

Group F:
Voyger (2)
Akbarland (20)
Belmorian Scandinavia (unranked)
Kingsford (unranked)
(venue: Hegala kali)

May the best team win!

OOC: Results will be TGed today.
02-11-2003, 21:45
We tied (as our sportscasters predicted) with a very well-prepared 14-NSS team, kudos to them for holding us to a 3-3 tie.
Kaze Progressa
02-11-2003, 22:26
From the Daily Kangaroo:


Kaze Progressa snuck ahead to grab three vital points against Arrivian Alliance yesterday in the opening Group E game.

They took the lead early through Maruz Neiili and defended desperately against a side desperate to impress in their FHWC debut. The most nervous period came midway through the second half when the Progressans faced four penalty corners in three minutes, only superb goalkeeping preventing an equaliser.

Hosts Rejistania, and original hosts Spauldmerica, await in the next two matches. Most pundits are worried, feeling that they will punish the Progressans for mistakes similar to those shown in their first match. 'The Arrivians don't have the experience to spot those mistakes and punish them, whereas the other teams in the group do,' said one.
02-11-2003, 22:33
We are very pleased to have drawn with DePaul, our sports council would like to thank them for a great game.
The Belmore Family
02-11-2003, 22:39
TBF clinch draw with Timway

TBF played a great game against number 4 seeds Timway, holding them to a 3-3 draw. Johnathon Goshawk got the first of TBF's goals after 20 minutes but his effort was cancelled out by Timway's huge stiker who just pushed the ball into the goal. Alec Mitchel got the second with a superb revese stick sweep after 40 minutes putting TBF in the lead through the break. But as soon as play commenced again Timway scored 2 quick goals with the same huge forward scoring both times. Alan Belmore cliched the equaliser after 79 minutes securing 1 point when the result could have been a lot worse!


The Belmore Family 3
Goshwawk (20), Mitchel (40), Belmore (79)

Timway 3
Striker 1 (23, 46, 48)
Belmorian Scandinavia
02-11-2003, 22:40
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02-11-2003, 23:48
From the Desnike kalesa News:

Orange-Blues defeat Spauldmerica!!!!!

It was impossible to get a statement from eighter side after a match, which was uncommon in the whole rejistanian Field hockey history. Normally the Rejistanian don't win first games, normally and, they don't win against higher-ranked teams, normally. As i have indicated, this was not a normal match. The KaMaRi Venekanda Stadium was totaly full and 70% of the fans are from Hanin or Desnike. In this mass of Orange and Blue, the Spauldmericans seemed to be a bit intimidated at first and so the first goal was scored very quick by Y, who played better than ever. But they challenged our defense and it was pure luck (and Jiveb Hangatil) that the equalizer was not scored.

In the second half, the guest team (BTW: How are they pronounced? Se-va~ol-de-meri-ka?) tried to use the tactic, which was first introduced by On: Score, as soon as the game begins. But once again it was Hangatil, who reacted unbelievable fast and saved the lead. The Rejistanha'ny took this as a sign to attack themselfs and soon, Y used an error of <player> to make the second goal. The last goal of this real great game was scored by newcomer Java Jen after a penalty corner.

Quick summary: Xen'la'aru lasane sejil, xen'la'xkora, la'viki venil. (We were minnows, but we scored and won in spite of this.)*

Group E:
Rejistania 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
Kaze Progressa 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
The Arrivian Allience 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Spauldmerica 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

*Rejistanian fan song

OOC: No, I did not cheat, it really was out like this!
02-11-2003, 23:51
The Ravenspire Vixens claimed a top slot in group B following a 3-2 victory over second-seeded Agnosticum. The match, which displayed the energy and the furious offense the Vixens have become known for, is considered a major step in claiming a qualifying slot, since both other opponents in the group are unseeded, and therefore expected to present less competition. The Agnosticum game played out similarly to a 2-1 scrimmage earlier in the month, with the score remaining tied for large portions of play.
The Weegies
03-11-2003, 03:20
Today The Weegies started off their Field Hockey World Cup campaign with a bang, narrowly beating seeds Tanah Burung 3-2 in a fast-paced, frentic game.

Fans of both sides looked as if they were watching a tennis match, heads bobbing back and forth as attacks bounced throughout, matched by counter-attacks going straight back to the other side. It is a tribute to the fantastic talents of the goalkeepers that there wasn't further goals on both sides.

Each goal was narrowly joined by an opposition goal. In the first half, Garrett kicked off the scoring with a fine strike, but a short, quick retaliation led to a fine equaliser. More could have followed, but each goalkeeper performed admirably.

In the second half, the Tanah Burung side edged forward with another quick blast, and another quick counter-attack led to a Weegies equaliser, the goal being again scored by veteran Garrett.

Unfortunately for Tanah Burung, it was not to be their night, as Garrett scored again in the dying minutes of the game, just edging out the opposition, and getting all three points for The Weegies.

"That was a fantastic game." said Man of the Match Garrett. "We were met play for play by the Tanah Burung side, they performed well, and I can only say it was luck, again, which gave us this victory, and if we hadn't been at 100%, I'm sure the Tanah Burung side would have been victorious. That was a great game."
Tanah Burung
03-11-2003, 05:41
OK Weegies, i'll leave our match for you to report on.
03-11-2003, 17:16
Burbank Scores Once, Agnosticium Falls 3-2

In a replay of pre-tournament scrimmage, Agnosticium lost out to seventh-seed Ravenspire by a count of 3-2. As in their primary match, the game was tied into the final period where the Ravenspire Vixens exhibited a surge of offense that caught the Agnos defenders by surprise, constantly keeping them on their heels. Star defender, Vanessa Baker, said of the Vixens, "They simply seemed to have twice as many people on the field as we did the final ten minutes."

Indeed, the Vixens were all over the Agnos women while the singularly spectacular play of goalie Liz DiFiore kept the team in the game. An unprecedented 27 shots saved in the final period was marred only by the one goal she let in, an absolutely gorgeous shot into the upper left corner of the goal.

Anessa Burbank, Agnosticium's star player later had to say, "We were outclassed in the last period. Plain and simple. The Vixens took their game to another level and we were left wanting. I'm amazed Liz was able to stop as many shots as she did. That was nothing short of a miracle. I only hope she can keep that up and maybe we'll get some wins if she continues to play like that."
03-11-2003, 18:09
Here are all results of the first day. The results of the second matchs have been TGed to the nations involved.

Timway 3 - 3 The Belmore Family
Clearwater 1 - 1 Halfassedstates

Agnosticium 2 - 3 Ravenspire
El Dorrado 1 - 3 The San Juan Mountains

Tanah Burung 2 - 3 The Weegies
Marno 1 - 1 Polkaton

DePaul 3 - 3 The Never-setting Sun
Liverpool England 1 - 1 Zinkoland

Spauldmerica 0 - 3 Rejistania
The Arrivian Alliance 0 - 1 Kaze Progressa

Voyger 3 - 1 Akbarland
Belmorian Scandinavia 2 - 2 Kingsford

Group A:
The Belmore Family 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
Timway 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
Clearwater 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Halfassedstates 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

Group B:
The San Juan Mountains 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
Ravenspire 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
Agnosticium 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
El Dorrado 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0

Group C:
The Weegies 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
Marno 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Polkaton 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Tanah Burung 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0

Group D:
DePaul 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
The Never-setting Sun 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
Liverpool England 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Zinkoland 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

Group E:
Rejistania 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
Kaze Progressa 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
The Arrivian Allience 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Spauldmerica 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

Group F:
Voyger 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
Belmorian Scandinavia 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Kingsford 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
Akbarland 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
03-11-2003, 19:47
The Vixens maintained their momentum, coming off a 3-2 victory over Agnosticum to defeat newcomers San Juan Mountains by a convincing 4-2. The offense, led by foxgirl Natsuko Koishikawa, was furious as usual, taking a total of 19 shots on goal. Some note, however, that the Vixens' defense -- traditionally a weak point -- is also as usual, having allowed two goals per match to score. In answer, team captain Vincent Delomax says, "We have been working on that aspect of our play, but we're also convinced that our methods work. The offense comes first; you can't win if you don't score."

Since the Mountains won their previous match, this second victory all but ensures Ravenspire a qualifying slot.
The Belmore Family
03-11-2003, 20:56
TBF win 2-1

Adam Belmore pulled off 2 stunning Goals that thundered into the back of the net. The Halfassed however could only score 1 from a luck push from just inside the D. TBF's coach said this "We micht lose dreadfully to these guys in soccer, but we can give 'em a damn good game of Hockey.
03-11-2003, 21:48
TBF win 2-1

Adam Belmore pulled off 2 stunning Goals that thundered into the back of the net. The Vixens however could only score 1 from a luck push from just inside the D. TBF's coach said this "We micht lose dreadfully to these guys in soccer, but we can give 'em a damn good game of Hockey.
The Vixens??
Since when have we been called the vixens?
The Belmore Family
03-11-2003, 21:50
TBF win 2-1

Adam Belmore pulled off 2 stunning Goals that thundered into the back of the net. The Vixens however could only score 1 from a luck push from just inside the D. TBF's coach said this "We micht lose dreadfully to these guys in soccer, but we can give 'em a damn good game of Hockey.
The Vixens??
Since when have we been called the vixens?
I really don't have a clue. I had obviously just read Ravenspire's match report and the name was stuck in my head.
03-11-2003, 22:03
Cece Scores Twice as Agnosticium Downs El Dorrado

Najajara, Reijistania (R) - Rebecca Cece scored the first two points of her international career as she propelled the fifteenth-ranked Agnosticium team past unranked El Dorrado. After a goal early in the match, leaving Agnosticium down 1-0, Anessa Burbank was carried off, suffering from heat cramps. In came the rookie Cece, scoring within minutes of her entrance into the game and following up with a lucky circus shot from 25m.

Agnosticium proceeded to hold onto the lead with the usual spectacular goalkeeping by DiFiore. Aside from early goals, DiFiore has been reliable and prey only to sudden increases in effort in the final periods. Agnosticium is looking for a strong game against unranked San Juan Mountains and hoping to prevent an upset.
Kaze Progressa
03-11-2003, 23:04
(OOC: can't post much, have to hurry off)

From Progressa TeleSport:
Kaze Progressa took a second victory in their group in the Field Hockey World Cup over hosts Rejistania. The 1-0 victory was earned with a late goal from Narzark Kanazar from a penalty corner. Rebecca Cece hit the post in the final minute, but the Progressans clung on for a victory that assures their progress to the next round. They meet Spauldmerica in the next match.
04-11-2003, 03:36
We fell to Liverpool, I am shocked and appauled at my team and their performance. :evil: We had better bounce back from these mediocre performances. :x
04-11-2003, 03:55
From the Polkaton Post:
Team Polkaton played team Weegies for a 0 - 0 tie. It was a well played game by both sides with very few mistakes to be noted by either team. There were some scares along the way for both teams, notably, with 2 minutes to play when a Weegies player come rushing towards the net, but a key save by the Polkaton netminder, Vladimir Polkatonia, kept Polkaton in the game. This plus the 1-1 tie with Marno gives Polkaton 2 points in their group, which is much better than most anylysts had predicted for the team. Hopefully, Polkaton can continue to hold its own and maybe pull out a win.
The Weegies
04-11-2003, 13:32
OK Weegies, i'll leave our match for you to report on.

No, no, I wouldn't want you to lose any RP bonus... You do something as well.
04-11-2003, 13:43
Since I did not manage to implement a RP bonus and FHWC is RPed very constantly, there is no RP bonus. (BTW: Was there ever a RP bonus in the group stages?)
The Weegies
04-11-2003, 13:54
Was there not?

Oh, well... Never mind then.
The Belmore Family
04-11-2003, 14:25
There will be an RP bonus for every nation that RPs every one of there group matches and it will be very significant (probally goal count +1)
04-11-2003, 15:01
I dont like the idea of an RP bonus...
Tanah Burung
04-11-2003, 16:56
FHWC has used a different form of RP bonus each time -- it applied to all games in FHWC1 (+1 attack per RP to a max of 3), and KP and TBF used different forms of RP bonus in the 2d and 3d Cups.

Sadly, i'm way over-extended on RP right now, so not much time.

But i will say:

Tanah Burung's squad, still calling themselves the Fighting Ostriches, rebounded from an exciting opening-day loss against The Weegies to take a 1-0 win, with Mau Intani scoring the only goal of the day. That raised Tanah Burung's record to 1-1, and makes the final match crucial to our chances to go through to the second round for the third year running. (Of course, the Ostriches have always lost in the second round and made a quick exit, but hopes are high that the team will continue to improve.)
04-11-2003, 21:25
Scores of matchday 2:
Timway 3 - 0 Clearwater
The Belmore Family 2 - 1 Halfassedstates

Agnosticium 2 - 1 El Dorrado
Ravenspire 4 - 2 The San Juan Mountains

Tanah Burung 1 - 0 Marno
The Weegies 0 - 0 Polkaton

DePaul 0 - 1 Liverpool England
The Never-setting Sun 3 - 1 Zinkoland

Spauldmerica 2 - 1 The Arrivian Alliance
Rejistania 0 - 1 Kaze Progressa

Voyger 6 - 2 Belmorian Scandinavia
Akbarland 2 - 0 Kingsford

Group A:
Timway 2 1 1 0 6 3 3 4
The Belmore Family 2 1 1 0 5 4 1 4
Halfassedstates 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
Clearwater 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1

Group B:
Ravenspire 2 2 0 0 7 4 3 6
The San Juan Mountains 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 3
Agnosticium 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
El Dorrado 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3 0

Group C:
The Weegies 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
Tanah Burung 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
Polkaton 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
Marno 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1

Group D:
The Never-setting Sun 2 1 1 0 6 4 2 4
DePaul 2 1 1 0 3 4 -1 4
Liverpool England 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 1
Zinkoland 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1

Group E:
Kaze Progressa 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 6
Rejistania 2 1 0 1 3 1 2 3
Spauldmerica 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3
The Arrivian Allience 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0

Group F:
Voyger 2 2 0 0 9 3 6 6
Akbarland 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
Belmorian Scandinavia 2 0 1 1 4 8 -4 1
Kingsford 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
04-11-2003, 23:43
Spauldmerica Defeats the Undefeated!

Hawkesbury, SM- Today in an amazing match against, Spauldmerica defeated the undefeated Kaze Progressa. The scoring was opened by their captain, Mozi Hawk. then late into the match Spauldmerican defensewoman Ami Johanson. Solid game between the pipes for Kim St.Peirre.
05-11-2003, 00:19
From Polkaton Post:
The Polkaton Hyrax came out of their last game with a win over Tanah Burung's squad, the Fighting Ostriches. It was a fast paced game that was far more exciting than Polkaton's earlier two and had many high points. Notably, the two goals scored by the Hyraxes Nikolai Polkinnie and Igor Polkarnia and some more great play by the Polkaton netminder, Vladimir Polkatonia. After the game he said, "It was a great game for both sides, we just happened to be on tonight."
The final score was 2 - 1 for Polkaton.
Tanah Burung
05-11-2003, 04:09
"Fighting Ostriches? More like anemic, lazy, half-dead ostriches," said one fan after the news of the 2-1 loss to the newcomers from Polkaton.

That was pretty much the consensus after Tanah Burung slumped to a 1-2 first-round finish. "Why do we even bother with this sport when we're so bad at it?" said another fan.

Other fan comments:

"The Fighting Ostriches are a bunch of peckerheads."

"Well, full credit to Polkaton, they were really on today."

"I quite enjoyed the streakers, but the hockey was nothing to write home about."

Tanah Burung finishes with three points, and can only hope that will be good enough for a spot in the second round.
05-11-2003, 04:42
The Vixens again played an offense-heavy game against El Dorrado today, turning in a lopsided 4-1 victory over the unranked side, which rests at the bottom of the group's table. In the wake of Kaze Progressa's loss today, this may leave the Vixens the only team this Cup to win all of their qualifying matches, pending the results of Voyger's game (not available at press time). They are also once again in contention for strongest offense of the first round, having scored a total of 11 goals in 3 games. Their defense, on the other hand, remains low to average, with 5 goals allowed in total -- a respectable showing, but not up to the standards of sides such as Kaze Progressa, which allowed fewer than one goal per match.

In short, the Vixens' strong offense has once again led them to qualify near the top of the list of participating sides. In the past, however, the team has proven unable to reach the semifinals, owing to the gap in defensive ability. As they enter their third World Cup, they'll be looking to change that. But has their defense training made enough of an impact? Unless the team pulls together more in the next rounds, the answer may be 'no'...
The Belmore Family
05-11-2003, 07:44
Belmore Fly through with victory

TBF have secured their place in the next round by safely beating the unranked Clearwater and most likely putting them on top of the group-Overall, great match for Belmore.


The Weegies
05-11-2003, 11:34
OOC: My version of the Polkaton match. Sorry for lateness.

Polkaton Shuts Out Weegies

The Weegies' long-term fears over falling at the first hurdle arose once more with a complete shutout against Polkaton. The Weegies started strongly, expecting the unseeded team to roll over, but Polkaton defended well, and came back again and again to cause The Weegies themselves some unexpected problems. It looked as if The Weegies might finally overturn Polkaton with two minutes to go, with a fine strike from McDee, but unfortunately, it was not to be as the Polkaton keeper blocked it.

"They were a good side." said manager John Hamnet after the match. "We're coming up against some quality competition in this group, and it always goes to show you, you can't always expect to win against a lower-ranked team. We'll just hope we get a good result against Marno, otherwise we might be in trouble."
The Weegies
05-11-2003, 11:43
The Weegies Through - Thanks To Two.

Two goals was all it took today to put The Weegies into Round Two, with their superiority over Marno telling, they put in two quick goals from Garrett and McDuff in quick succession just before half time to give them a commanding lead.

Unfortunately, it looked bad for The Weegies as due to a slight complacency in defence, they gave away a soft goal to the Marnoese. Luckily, it was only a consolation goal, and when the final whistle blew, they knew they were through to the Second Round.

The Weegies Star, however, sends its deep consolations to Tanah Burung, since after losing 2-1 to new team Polkaton means they lose out on a Second Round spot. Our commiserations to such a fun and competitive side.

EDIT: Oops, sorry. I'd thought you'd gone out.
05-11-2003, 11:46
how do you decide who wins?
The Weegies
05-11-2003, 12:09
OOC: Big huge spreadsheet. It calculates results, based on rank, attack, defence... etc.
05-11-2003, 16:14

Anessa Burbank continued her dominance up front against an aggressive and fast San Juan Mountain defense, notching her twenty-fifth international goal and extending her national record. Held without a goal in the last game and through the first half of this last match, Burbank rallied a team that had fallen behind 0-1 to an unranked team.

Along with star defender Vanessa Baker and goalie Liz DiFiore, Burbank catalyzed the struggling team and they began to assert their dominance. Scored on with an excellent shot midway through the first period, DiFiore proceeded to shut out the San Juan team and Baker kept most shots from ever making it to the goal itself.

Burbank took the momentum and ran with it, scoring in quick succession to provide Agnosticium with its second win. Hope remain high that Agnosticium will make it back to the next round as they did last year although the team refuses to underestimate their opponents.

"Last year we did that and it cost us two games that ended in ties and then our round of 16 match. We're just hoping to come out, play our best and represent Agnosticium the best we can."
Kaze Progressa
05-11-2003, 19:54
From the Daily Kangaroo:


Kaze Progressa, already assured of qualification, fell 2-0 to Spauldmerica last night. A first-half Mozi Hawk goal from a penalty corner was the first the Progressans had conceded in the Cup, and a second came late on when, following intense end-to-end hockey, Ami Johnson broke away to score the critical second.

The Progressans now await the draw for the second round, the stage at which they fell on home soil in the second Cup. They could draw anyone, from surprise packages like Polkaton to giants like champions DePaul. Some results were yet to come at the end of the Progressa-Spauldmerica match, adding to the tension in the camp.

Narzark Kanazar, who scored against hosts Rejistania, said 'There are a number of sides we're afraid of, but some of them are not assured of qualification as I speak. Anything is possible in knockout competition, so let us hope our side progressing is a possibility that comes true.'
05-11-2003, 21:05
The last matches of the group stages ended like this:
Halfassedstates 0 - 3 Timway
Clearwater 0 - 2 The Belmore Family

The San Juan Mountains 1 - 2 Agnosticium
El Dorrado 1 - 4 Ravenspire

Polkaton 2 - 1 Tanah Burung
Marno 1 - 2 The Weegies

Zinkoland 0 - 2 DePaul
Liverpool England 0 - 1 The Never-setting Sun

Kaze Progressa 0 - 2 Spauldmerica
The Arrivian Alliance 0 - 0 Rejistania

Kingsford 1 - 1 Voyger
Belmorian Scandinavia 0 - 2 Akbarland

Here are all final group tables:
Group A:
Timway 3 2 1 0 9 3 6 7
The Belmore Family 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 7
Halfassedstates 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
Clearwater 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1

Group B:
Ravenspire 3 3 0 0 11 5 6 9
Agnosticium 3 2 0 1 6 5 1 6
The San Juan Mountains 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
El Dorrado 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6 0

Group C:
The Weegies 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 7
Polkaton 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 5
Tanah Burung 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
Marno 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1

Group D:
The Never-setting Sun 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 7
DePaul 3 2 1 0 5 4 1 7
Liverpool England 3 0 1 2 2 2 0 1
Zinkoland 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1

Group E:
Kaze Progressa 3 3 0 0 4 0 4 9
Rejistania 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 4
Spauldmerica 3 1 0 2 2 4 -4 3
The Arrivian Allience 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1

Group F:
Voyger 3 2 1 0 10 4 6 7
Akbarland 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
Kingsford 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Belmorian Scandinavia 3 0 1 2 4 10 -6 1

Here is the qualification list for the final rounds. All teams above the line are in, congratulations to them and a good luck in the next FHWC to those who are not.
Ravenspire 3 3 0 0 11 5 6 9
Kaze Progressa 3 3 0 0 4 0 4 9
Timway 3 2 1 0 9 3 6 7
The Belmore Family 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 7
The Never-setting Sun 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 7
The Weegies 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 7
DePaul 3 2 1 0 5 4 1 7
Akbarland 3 2 0 1 5 3 2 6
Agnosticium 3 2 0 1 6 5 1 6
Polkaton 3 1 2 0 3 2 1 5
Rejistania 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 4
The San Juan Mountains 3 1 0 2 6 7 -1 3
Tanah Burung 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 3
Spauldmerica 3 1 0 2 2 4 -4 3
Kingsford 3 0 2 1 3 5 -2 2
Liverpool England 3 0 1 2 2 2 0 1
Marno 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1
The Arrivian Allience 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
Halfassedstates 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
Zinkoland 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
Clearwater 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
Belmorian Scandinavia 3 0 1 2 4 10 -6 1
El Dorrado 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6 0
Voyger 3 2 1 0 10 4 6 -7***

***Voyger got a 14 point penalty because of a serious rule violation (the nation ceased to exist during group stages).

OOC: Sorry for posting that late. I had to work longer than expected.
Alex The Tall
05-11-2003, 21:07
I want to be part of this... My country is in north and my country sports is hockey, how a can play in the next Hockey World Championship
Kaze Progressa
05-11-2003, 21:21
If you're thinking ice hockey, sign up for the Cherry Cup.

If you're thinking field hockey, a signup thread for the next World Cup will be coming soon.
Belmorian Scandinavia
05-11-2003, 22:19
TBF lost a dreadful 3-0 to Agnosticum sendiong them home early. This however was an exciting cup and we wish all the rest of the teams the best of luck.
Belmorian Scandinavia
05-11-2003, 22:28
Belmorian Scandinavia
05-11-2003, 22:28

5th Hockey World cup Sign-ups
05-11-2003, 22:41
From the newspaper Sikenian Daily
Terrible revenge of Spauldmerica - Rejis out!
(KaMaRi kali, REJ) After the Orange-Blues defeated Spauldmerica on the first matchday with a clear score of 3-0, they now took revenge and defeated Rejistania 2-1 and by this, throwing them out of the tourney. the only rejistanian score was archieved by Len. Coach Nelil Ri said to the reporters: "Not good, how this ended. However: We reached final round for the first time." The Rejistanha field hockey association stated, that Ri did what he could and that his job is not in danger.
06-11-2003, 00:40
OOC: Your table's a bit off... Kaze Progressa lost to Spauldmerica, so they can't be 3-0-0. I think you might have credited that match in reverse.

RP post to come in a few hours, when I've got more time.
06-11-2003, 00:57
Yea, seriously. Im 2-1.
06-11-2003, 01:17
OOC: You're right! Never make tables when asleep :oops: The games tday were not affected by this, since the matching was done randomly and did not base on the points. Here's the re-done table:

Group E:
Spauldmerica 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
Kaze Progressa 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 6
Rejistania 3 1 1 1 3 1 2 4
The Arrivian Allience 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
06-11-2003, 05:57
OOC: No worries. It seems there's always a table error somewhere... I had a couple in my latest football World Cup post.


The Vixens continued in top form, dealing a 4-1 defeat to surprise side Polkaton in the round of 16. Goalkeeper Aki Haseda was instrumental in the victory, deflecting nearly a dozen attempts to score on Polkaton's part, and making up for a defense that is still somewhat lackluster. There are few complaints about the offense, however; the Vixens are now averaging 3.75 goals per match, an impressive figure even by their own high standards. The forthcoming quarterfinal match will prove the true test, however; the Vixens have yet to make it into the semifinals.
06-11-2003, 09:50

Najajara, Rejistania (R) - Fifteenth ranked Agnosticium and the twelfth ranked Belmore Family met in a battle of close contenders, both having made it past the group stage and into the round of sixteen. Anessa Burbank once again proved her dominance among her teammates by scoring three of the four goals and assisting on the fourth. Left wing Cece contributed the fourth goal and two assists to give her three points in the personal standings.

Agnosticium came out strong, Burbank scoring in the first ten minutes as Agnosticium pressed the defense of the Belmore Family aggressively. In response, TBF raised their play a notch and took it right back to the Agnostican team, foiled time and again by the spectacular play of goalie Liz DiFiore. DiFiore weathered a storm of shots as star defender Vanessa Baker was constantly double-teaming opponents to assist her fellow defenders and came out with twenty-two saves on the night in an impressive shutout of a great team.

"I just wanted to come out and prove that I can actually stop a goal from going in. I know that you have all seen me play before but it's always after I give up a goal that I seem to do so well. In this case, I wanted to dispel that belief and show everyone what I was made of." DiFiore was named defensive player of the match and lauded by her teammates as the Dominatrix after her favorite ice hockey star, Dominic Hasek.

Said Burbank after her four-point performance, "We played a great team in this TBF squad and I really thought that they had us so many times. Liz (DiFiore) played a great game and we really have her to thank for this victory, not me. I mean I contribute my share, but it's defense that really wins these later matches. I'm so glad that this year we make it to the round of eight. OH MY GOD! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!"
Tanah Burung
06-11-2003, 17:29
Tanah Burung is establishing a tradition of doing just barely enough to go through to the second round. For the second time in three Cups, the Fighting Ostriches finished third in their group and advanced anyway on the next-best teams rule.

This year, the Ostriches' first-round opponent was the Never-Setting Sun, familiar to them from the groups stages at the last Cup. A hard-fought match saw both teams excel and a 2-2 scoreline at the final whistle.

In extra time, it was the Ostriches who struck first to win the day. A blistering-hard shot by Mau Kito went in, and Tanah Burung was through, for the first time ever, to the quarter-finals.
06-11-2003, 21:11
Here are the results of the round of 16:

Ravenspire 4 - 1 Polkaton
Liverpool England 0 - 1 Akbarland
DePaul 2 - 4 Kingsford
Tanah Burung 2 - 2 The Never-setting Sun | After extra time: 3 - 2
The Belmore Family 0 - 4 Agnosticium
Kaze Progressa 0 - 2 Timway
The Weegies 4 - 1 The San Juan Mountains
Spauldmerica 2 - 1 Rejistania
Tanah Burung
07-11-2003, 03:12
Tanah Burung met The Weegies in a rematch of their high-scoring match on opening day. This time, the play was even more frenetic and high-scoring, looking more like basketball with sticks. Who won? Well, no doubt Weegies news will bring you that information.
07-11-2003, 05:01
OOC: Sorry for the lateness, I've been busy and wanted to post on the game.

P.S. Thanks for making my team look good Ravenspire.

From Polkaton Post:

Team Polkaton out of FHWC.

The Hyraxes, lost to the Vixens in their last game at the 4th FHWC. Polkaton tried hard to get goals but the Ravenspire netminder, Aki Haseda, stopped almost everything Polkaton shot at him. He let in only one goal which was scored by team captain Viktor Polkatonnie. The Polkaton goalkeeper, Vladimir Polkatonia, played well but Ravenspire's explosive was more than most keepers can handle and by the end of the game Polkatonia had let in 4 goals.

After the game, Polkatonnie said, "We are very happy with how far we have come. It obviously surpassed most people's exectations. We can just hope that we do better next time."

Polkaton ended up 2nd in their group and 10th overall.
07-11-2003, 05:15

Rejistania (AP) - For the first time in Agnosticium history, the Agnos Field Hockey team moves into the semifinals after defeating group leader and 7th ranked Ravenspire. Prior to the round of eight match-up, Agnosticium had faced the Ravenspire Vixens twice and lost both times by one goal. Although never having met before in international play, both teams seem to enjoy this budding rivalry between two defensively minded squads. Unfortunately, neither team seems to be very successful on defense when the two meet. In three meetings, there has been a total of eighteen goals scored.

Today, Agnostican scoring was led, once again, by star player and newly acclaimed national hero, Anessa Burbank for yet another three point performance as she scored once and had two assists. Goalie Liz DiFiore had a big day in net after letting a goal in during the first period and then rallying, stopping all but one shot that tied the score late in the last period. Fortunately, a long pass from Vanessa Baker, the star defender, started an Agnos counter-attack that led Burbank to her only and game-winning score with seconds left.

Said Burbank, "They were coming with the full fury of a team who knows that they are going to win. If it hadn't been for Vanessa's stop and long pass, I'm certain they would have scored again and taken this match from us. This Vixen team has consistenly outplayed us and it seems as though in the end that was the case again here. I mean we were up 2-1 and we thought we had this in the bag when all of the sudden they exploded and tied it up, then almost won. I'm just so glad that that ball was hit by Van and that I could hit it hard enough for it to go it. I won't lie, it was a last -second-time-running-out shot and no small part lucky."

Agnosticium plays a semifinal game tomorrow.
Belmorian Scandinavia
07-11-2003, 07:27
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07-11-2003, 08:51
Timway Offense Comes to Life

Timway's offense exploded with a 6-2 victory today over Akbarland. Timway has slowly transformed from the defensively dominant team that captured WC2 to an offensive force that has reached the semifinals of WC4 in dominant fashion. This win leaves Timway with only one loss in the past 18 WC games, which is believed to be the best such streak in history. Timway is also undefeated in even numbered WCs. Striker Gregory Stinson, a converted basketball center, led the team in scoring again with four goals. This puts him at 11 goals for WC4. It is unknown what team Timway will face in the semifinals. Also, this is the third consecutive semifinals apprearance for Timway, as the nation continues to succeed the world field hockey scene. See full statistics below.
07-11-2003, 09:02
dbl post
07-11-2003, 09:18
World Cup WC1 WC2 WC3 WC4 (so far)
Matches Played 3 6 6 5

Wins 1 4 4 4
Draws 1 2 1 1
Losses 1 0 1 0

Goals For 5 8 15 17
Goals Against 5 2 11 5
Goal Diff. 0 +6 +4 +12

Total Matches 3 9 15 20

Acc. Wins 1 5 9 13
Acc. Draws 1 3 4 5
Acc. Losses 1 1 2 2

Accumulated GF 5 13 28 45
Ave. Acc. GF 1.67 1.44 1.87 2.25
Accumulated GA 5 7 18 23
Ave. Acc. GA 1.67 0.78 1.20 1.15
Accumulated GD 0 +6 +10 +22
Ave. Acc. GD 0 +0.67 +0.67 +1.10

Rank Entering Cup X 9 1 4
07-11-2003, 18:42
Here are the results of the quarterfinals:
Tanah Burung 3 - 5 The Weegies
Agnosticium 3 - 2 Ravenspire
Timway 6 - 2 Akbarland
Kingsford 0 - 3 Spauldmerica
08-11-2003, 03:02

Rejistania (AP) - Anessa Burbank's single goal was nowhere near enough to put upstart Agnosticium over fourth seeded Timway in their semifinal match. Although burbank scored early, it seemed as though the goal was almost a "gimme" as the Timway team laid into the Agnos team and pummeled them for three straight goals and taking the semifinal match running away.

Liz DiFiore was simply in tears at the end of the game, frustrated by her inability to stop the potent Timway attack. It's no secret that Timway has a powerful offense but in her own words, 'I was convinced that nobody could do that to me. I have been scored on in the past, but when it comes down to the line, I'm at my best. They took my best and threw it back in my face."

Defensive star Vanessa Baker had a completely different outlook and, while still glum, tried to look at it in a positive light. "We got the the semis. No team from Agnosticium has ever done that before and yet here we were, toe-to-toe with the best of them. Did we think we could win? Yes. Did we execute like we needed to? No. There's always the next one..."

Anessa Burbank, hailed as a national hero was silent after the loss and refused to speak to reporters and during her press conference simply stared at the reporters blankly for a few minutes before getting up and walking off.

Coach Dinez is expected to keep the team after its amazing run into the World Cup. Timway moves on to play the winner of the Spauldmerica - Weegies game in three days.
08-11-2003, 06:18
OOC: Spauldmerica's Nation:)


Spauldmerican Residents Proud!

Gloomy faced Spauldmerican Field Hockey players were greated with open arms as they arrived home today from the FHWC 4. Citizens were cheering and praising their players for an amazing showing at this years cup. Spauldmerica made it to the Semifinals, but were eliminated earlier that day. Hopefully next year they will get 1 step closer and win the cup! This should move them up the ranking ladders from their 19th spot.
08-11-2003, 06:20
Striker Gregory Stinson, a converted basketball center, led the team in scoring again with four goals..

Isn't Field Hockey Played by Women?
08-11-2003, 19:03
OOC: @Spauldmerica, it is not only played by women.

Here are the results of the semifinals:
Timway 3 - 1 Agnosticium
The Weegies 4 - 2 Spauldmerica
Belmorian Scandinavia
08-11-2003, 19:31

Timway are the odds on favourites to win the world cup for the second timwe in their history. Here are the odds,

Timway Win: 3-1
The Weegies Win 5-1
Needs to go to ET: 7-1
Needs to go to pens: 10-1
Gregory Simpson scores: Evens.
09-11-2003, 01:01

Rejistania (AP) - Agnosticium completed its whirlwind run through the fourth Field Hockey World Cup with a close win over fellow semifinal defeatee, Spauldmerica. In a battle of two teams with one place left, Agnosticium was able to secure the winning goal in triple overtime with a lucky caroom off of the goalie's left shoulder. Having broken out to an early lead, Agnosticium had dominated the first period but then seemed to just lose focus as the skilled team from Spauldmerica simply outplayed them for 98% of the rest of the match.

Scoring once at the end of the first period and then again in the beginning of the last, Spauldmerica simply closed off all lanes of approach to the goal and left the Agnos offense scratching their heads. Anessa burbank accounted for the the two early goals while left wing Laura Cristofar knocked in the deflection to give Agnosticium the win.

Third is the highest ever attained by any Agnos athletic team on the international stage and sets hopes high for a repeat next World Cup or possibly even better. The tears of joy streaming down the faces of the Agnos women are a testament to their perseverance and dedication to excellence.

Said goalie Liz DiFiore, "We had to come out and play a perfect game. We did in the first half of the first period but Spauldmerica played it throughout the rest of the match. Honestly, I think they should have won and I can only thank my coaches and luck for allowing me to stop as many shots as I did. These players know how to shoot and they know what it takes to win. It's just unlucky for them that we got the lucky shot and they didn't. I have nothing but the utmost respect for this team and I wish them much success down the road. Of course, I hope it's not against us! <<chuckles>>"

Anessa Burbank also had nothing but praise as she talked to reporters with her arm around the Spauldmerica captain's shoulders. "There are no losers here, in my book. These guys played a hell of a tournament and they deserve this placing as much as we do. The books will show this as a win for Agnosticium, but both teams here should be proud of what they accomplished. I can't wait to meet these guys again and hopefully next time it'll be for the World Cup."
09-11-2003, 06:44
OOC: I've never seen men play field hockey...
Belmorian Scandinavia
10-11-2003, 07:10
Any chance for the final RP?
The Weegies
10-11-2003, 10:51
Don't worry, I'm on it.

Damn you damn you damn you invalid_session....
The Belmore Family
10-11-2003, 18:47
1. Timway 6 5 1 0 23 8 15 19
2. The Weegies 6 5 1 0 20 12 8 16
3. Agnosticium 7 5 0 2 15 10 5 15
4. Ravenspire 5 4 0 1 17 9 8 12
5. Kaze Progressa 4 3 0 0 4 2 2 9
6. Spauldmerica 7 3 0 4 9 10 -1 9
7. Akbarland 5 3 0 2 8 9 -1 9
8. The Never-setting Sun 4 2 1 1 9 7 2 7
9. The Belmore Family 4 2 1 1 7 8 -1 7
10. DePaul 4 2 1 1 7 8 -1 7
11. Tanah Burung 5 2 0 3 10 12 -2 6
12. Polkaton 4 1 2 0 4 6 -2 5
13. Kingsford 5 1 2 2 7 10 -3 5
14. Rejistania 4 1 1 2 4 3 1 4
15. The San Juan Mountains 4 1 0 3 7 11 -4 3
16. Liverpool England 4 0 1 3 2 3 -1 1
17. Marno 3 0 1 2 2 4 -2 1
18. The Arrivian Allience 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
19. Halfassedstates 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
20. Zinkoland 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1
21. Clearwater 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1
22. Belmorian Scandinavia 3 0 1 2 4 10 -6 1
23. El Dorrado 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6 0
24. Voyger 3 2 1 0 10 4 6 -7***

***Voyger got a 14 point penalty because of a serious rule violation (the nation ceased to exist during group stages).
10-11-2003, 18:52
OK, I post the results, before they are entirely RPed, so the stats can be finished.

And the new world champion in field hockey is: TIMWAY!
This is the result of the final:
Timway 3 - 2 The Weegies

This is the result of the 3rd place play-off:
Spauldmerica 2 - 3 Agnosticium
11-11-2003, 04:08

Over the weekend, Timway captured its second FHWC title, defeating Weegies in the final by a score of 3-2. Timway has now won half of the Cups, and remains undefeated in even-numbered Cups. Timway's record in all cups now stands at 15 wins 5 draws and 2 losses.

A more detailed RP may be forthcoming, if I can get this bloody paper done. My RPs for WC5 will/should be much more consistent, as I will not have a round of exams to contend with. Congratulations to Weegies on a terrific runner-up effort.