Premier 12, An International Baseball Tournament, Will be Held in November Next Year... The Final is Tokyo Dome
The group stage will be divided into Taiwan (Group A) and America (Group B) and will be played as a full league.
Korea, the first champion, will challenge for its first championship in 9 years.
The 3rd Premier 12, in which the top 12 countries in the world rankings according to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) compete for the championship trophy 카지노, will be held again for the first time in five years.
WBSC announced on the 12th (Korean time), “Premier 12, the most important international baseball tournament in 2024, will be held from November 10 to 24 next year.”
A total of 12 participating countries will be divided into two groups of 6 each, with Group A (America, location to be determined) and Group B (Taipei, Taiwan) each playing the full league, and the top two teams in the group will receive the right to participate in the super round.
The 1st and 2nd place teams in the Super Round will participate in the Premier 12 finals, and the 3rd and 4th place teams will play in the bronze medal match.
Group A will be held from November 10 to 14, 2024, and Group B will be held from November 14 to 18.
The venue for the opening match will be the Nagoya Dome in Japan on November 13th.
The Super Round will be held from November 21st to 23rd at Tokyo Dome in Japan.
The finals and bronze medal match will be held on November 24.
WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said, “It is great news for baseball fans around the world that the date and location for the next edition of our flagship event, the Premier12, has been revealed.
After two successful editions in 2015 and 2019, we are excited to announce the third edition.
“I’m looking forward to it,” he said.
Sadayuki Sakakibara, Commissioner of Japan Professional Baseball (NPB), said, “I believe that NPB will contribute to the development of baseball around the world by demonstrating the charm of baseball.
He said, “The goal is to return to the Olympics,” and Taiwanese Baseball Association (CTBA) President Jeffrey Koo announced, “Taiwan will cooperate with the Taiwan Professional Baseball League (CPBL) to form the strongest team and compete with the world’s best teams.”
2015 The Premier 12, which was founded by WBSC in 2012, has a principle of opening every four years.
Accordingly, the 2nd competition was held in 2019, and according to the original schedule, the 3rd competition should be held this year.
However, with many international competitions postponed or canceled in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the World Baseball Classic (WBC) is scheduled to be held in March this year, and the Hangzhou Asian Games are scheduled to be held this month, so the Premier 12 was pushed to next year.
To fill the gap in international competitions, WBSC will hold the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) in November this year, featuring Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia.
Korea, the first Premier 12 champion, will challenge for its first win in nine years in the third tournament next year.
In the first tournament held in 2015, Korea won the 9th inning in the semifinals against Japan and then defeated the United States in the finals to lift the trophy.
In the second tournament in 2019, they lost to Japan in the final and finished second.