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History of the Pacific Games

The Pacific Games began as the South Pacific Games in 1963 in Suva, Fiji. Cricket was also introduced into the Games in Suva but in the VI edition in 1979. In 2011 the name was changed to the Pacific Games to reflect the broadening of the games reach. The 1979 Pacific Games were the first ever international cricket competition to feature Pacific Island nations, 21 years before the International Cricket Council created the East Asia-Pacific region. To date there have been seven cricket competitions held in the Games in 1979, 1987, 1991, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.

 

Medal Tally

Country 16px-Gold_medal_icon.svg 16px-Silver_medal_icon.svg Bronze_medal_icon.svg Total Points
Papua New Guinea 6 1 0 7 20
Fiji 0 5 1 6 11
Vanuatu 1 1 1 3 6
Tonga 0 0 2 2 2
Cook Islands 0 0 1 1 1
Samoa 0 0 1 1 1

The points in the table above are awarded on a 3, 2, 1 basis for Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.

*The only result missing from this table is the third place finisher in the 1987 Games. The confirmed participants were Papua New Guinea (Gold), Fiji (Silver), Cook Islands and New Caledonia. Cook islands narrowly defeated New Caledonia in the round robin stage of the competition and so are assumed to have won the bronze medal. This would put them on 2 points equal with Tonga if this was indeed the case.

 

2015 Pacific Games

Gold – Vanuatu
Silver – Papua New Guinea
Bronze – Tonga
4th – New Caledonia

 

2011 Pacific Games

Gold – Papua New Guinea
Silver – Fiji
Bronze – Vanuatu
4th – New Caledonia

 

2007 South Pacific Games

Gold – Papua New Guinea
Silver – Fiji
Bronze – Samoa
4th – Tonga
5th – New Caledonia

 

2003 South Pacific Games

Gold – Papua New Guinea
Silver – Fiji
Bronze – Cook Islands
4th – Samoa
5th – Vanuatu
6th – New Caledonia

 

1991 South Pacific Games

Gold – Papua New Guinea
Silver – Fiji
Bronze – Tonga
4th – Vanuatu
5th – New Caledonia

 

1987 South Pacific Games

Gold – Papua New Guinea
Silver – Fiji
Bronze – Cook Islands/New Caledonia
4th – Cook Islands/New Caledonia

 

1979 South Pacific Games

Gold – Papua New Guinea
Silver – Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Bronze – Fiji
4th – Tonga
5th – Samoa (Western Samoa)
6th – New Caledonia
7th – Tuvalu