Baseball's 12 Best-ranked Nations in the World

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World Governing Body:

Qualified: Baseball's 12 Best-ranked Nations in the World

Staged: Quadrennial, in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games (i.e., 2015, 2019, etc.)

Potential Olympic Games Qualifier: If baseball becomes an Olympic sport

Prize Money: US$ Multi-Millions (To be announced)

World Championship Trophy: (To be unveiled)

World Ranking Points: Will award the most ranking points of any international baseball event. (To be announced)

Norms: Official International Tournament Rules, Roster Size, Game Ball, etc. (To be announced)

Days of Competition: 9 = high-intensity/highly compact schedule

Dates: 8 - 21 November 2015

Host Cities & Venues: Taichung & Taipei City, Chinese Taipei; Tokyo, Japan

Total No. of World Championship Games: 38

Premliminary Round Robin: Matches 1-30

Two "Super Groups" (To be announced)


Super Group A Super Group B
Team 1 Team 2
Team 3 Team 4
Team 5 Team 6
Team 7 Team 8
Team 9 Team 10
Team 11 Team 12

Following the Round Robin, the top four nations from each Super Group will advance to the Knockout Stage and will be seeded; the bottom two nations are eliminated.

Knockout Stages

Quarterfinals: Matches 31-34

Semifinals: Matches 35 & 36

Bronze Medal: Match 37

Gold Medal / World Championship Finale: Match 38


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