Nine teams entered the competition and were divided into three groups of three for the preliminary round. The preliminary round was scheduled over the first three days, the "qualification for the final round" was contested in one day, and the "final" round was scheduled over the last three days. The tournament was however extended by an additional two days to accommodate a three-way tie-break round, which became necessary due to the three-way tie on points for the gold medal.
Group winners advanced directly to the Final Round.
Second-place teams advanced to the Qualification for Final Round.
Third-place teams advanced to the Consolation Round.
The game between Austria and France was delayed by one day due to the late arrival of the French team.
Winner advanced to Final Round.
Third-place team advanced to Game for 6th-7th places.
Winner advanced to Game for 6th-7th places.
Although goal ratio was first tie-break criterion, a special three-team tie-break round was held instead, because the tie was for the gold medal.
Heinrich Meng (Switzerland), 13 goals
C. Ross Cuthbert (Great Britain), 13 goals
|European Championship 1926 Winner|