Schedule announced for 2024 World Lacrosse Women’s U20 Championship

World Lacrosse today announced the 64-game schedule for the 2024 World Lacrosse Women’s U20 Championship, set for August 15-24 in Hong Kong, China. 

The championship will feature 20 teams split into four groups for pool play, followed by playoffs that will include quarterfinals, semifinals and medal games. The teams were snake seeded into pools based on their finishes at the 2019 edition of the tournament and balanced by Continental Federation.

Competition will take place at four venues, highlighted by Mong Kok Stadium, which will host games on the opening day of the tournament, the semifinals and medal round. Mong Kok seats 6,000 and serves as a regular venue for Hong Kong Premier League Football matches. The other three venues – Sham Shui Po, Shek Kip Mei and Kowloon Tsai – are all located within 10 minutes of each other and Mong Kok Stadium. 

The event will commence August 15 with three games preceding the opening ceremony: Israel vs. China, Korea vs. Chinese Taipei and Mexico vs. Italy. Following the ceremony, host Hong Kong, China will take on Jamaica at Mong Kok Stadium. 

The three medalists from 2019 will make their debut the next day on August 16 as Australia battles New Zealand, Canada takes on Wales and the United States faces Germany. 

Pool play will take place over six days, with each team playing four games. The top two teams in each group will advance to the quarterfinals, which begin on Wednesday, August 21, before the semifinals and eventual medal round games on Saturday, August 24. 

The format ensures high-stakes matchups during pool play, as teams vie to finish in the top two to advance to the playoffs. Three out of the four groups contain three teams that finished in the top 10 at the last junior women’s championship in 2019, and 15 out of the 16 teams that qualified for the playoffs at the 2022 Women’s Championship are represented in the field. 

The full schedule can be found here and is depicted below. Tickets will go on sale to the public in late April/early May. 

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