2015 Senior Women's Pan American Championship

Havana, Cuba

May 21 - 28, 2015




The 2015 Women's Pan American Handball Championship will be held in Havana, Cuba, from May 21-28, 2015.

The Women's National Team (WNT) qualified for the 2015 Women's "Panamericano" in Cuba by earning a bronze medal in the North American-Caribbean Qualifier (March 30 - April 5, 2015).

Based on the U.S. Women's performance in Cuba, Team USA may qualify for a spot in the 2015 IHF World Women's Handball Championship in Denmark (December 5-20). The WNT can advance to the World Championship tournament by finishing in the top three (excluding Brazil, who as defending world champions have already qualified). If Team USA finishes fourth in the Pan Am Championship, they can still qualify for the 2015 World Championship tournament by finishing first in the 2015 IHF World Championship Final Qualification Tournament in Almaly, Kazakhstan (June 15-17, 2015).

In 2013, Team USA finished 8th in the Women's Panamericano. In pool play, the U.S. Women lost to Brazil and the Dominican Republic, then defeated Costa Rica before losing to Mexico. In the semifinals, Team USA lost to both Uruguay and Venezuela.

U.S. opponents Brazil (1st) and the Dominican Republic (3rd) both advanced to the 2013 IHF World Women's Championship, along with Argentina (2nd) and Paraguay (4th), teams that the U.S. Women did not compete against.

The U.S. Women last won the Panamericano in by defeating host nation Brazil in 1991. The U.S. Women's highest finish since 1991 was fourth, in 2003 (Brazil).

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2015 Women's Pan American Championship (last updated 5/22):

Groups:

2015 Women's Pan American Championship
May 21 - May 28, 2015

"Kid Chocolate" Stadium, Havana, Cuba
(all match times Cuba Daylight Time [CDT]; UTC -04:00 hrs)

MATCH SCHEDULE
Thursday, May 21
Match 1: Venezuela (VEN) 25:25 Puerto Rico (PUR) | Stats
Match 2: Paraguay (PAR) 25:18 Greenland (GRL) | Stats
Match 3: Brazil (BRA) 28:14 United States (USA) | Stats
Match 4: Uruguay (URU) 29:27 Chile (CHI) | Stats
Match 5: Argentina (ARG) 23:24 Cuba (CUB) | Stats
Match 6: Mexico (MEX) 35:15 Guatemala (GUA) | Stats

Friday, May 22
Match 7: GRL 26:26 VEN | Stats
Match 8: USA 24:25 PAR | Stats
Match 9: MEX 30:24 CHI | Stats
Match 10: PUR 15:35 BRA | Stats
Match 11: ARG 48:6 GUA | Stats
Match 12: CUB 44:19 URU | Stats

Saturday, May 23
Match 13: BRA 32:12 GRL | Stats
Match 14: PAR 31:26 VEN | Stats
Match 15: USA 23:20 PUR | Stats
Match 16: ARG 31:20 CHI | Stats
Match 17: URU 37:37 MEX | Stats
Match 18: CUB 47:12 GUA | Stats

Sunday, May 24
Match 19: PAR 29:33 PUR | Stats
Match 20: GRL 28:22 USA | Stats
Match 21: MEX 23:36 ARG | Stats
Match 22: VEN 16:33 BRA | Stats
Match 23: URU 42:14 GUA | Stats
Match 24: CHI 26:40 CUB | Stats

Monday, May 25
Match 25: PUR 27:26 GRL | Stats
Match 26: VEN 20:22 USA | Stats
Match 27: BRA 28:22 PAR | Stats
Match 28: ARG 34:15 URU | Stats
Match 29: GUA 19:36 CHI | Stats
Match 30: MEX 20:37 CUB | Stats
*Teams re-seeded after competition on this day

Tuesday, May 26
Rest Day - No Competition

Wednesday, May 27
Match 31: USA 37:16 GUA | Stats
Match 32: CHI 35:28 VEN | Stats
Match 33: PAR 23:28 URU | Stats
Match 34: BRA 26:15 ARG | Stats
Match 35: MEX 17:19 GRL | Stats
Match 36: CUB 32:26 PUR | Stats

Thursday, May 28
11th/12th Place Match
GUA 19:32 VEN
9th/10th Place Match: USA 22:28 CHI
7th/8th Place Match: PAR 30:24 MEX
3rd/4th Place Match: ARG 33:16 PUR
5th/6th Place Match: URU 27:21 GRL
1st/2nd Place Match: BRA 26:22 CUB
Awards Ceremony (8:45 pm)

Final Standings: 1st - BRA*; 2nd - CUB*; 3rd - ARG*; 4th - PUR*; 5th - URU; 6th - GRL; 7th - PAR; 8th - MEX; 9th - CHI; 10th - USA; 11th - VEN; 12th - GUA

For more information, visit the PATHF website.

*Qualified for the 2015 IHF Women's World Handball Championship (DEN)

Stay tuned to USATeamHandball.org for updates about the 2015 Women's Pan American Championship.

Last updated: May 29, 2015 by Maurice Godwin