The XXVI IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup will be held in Taichung, Chinese Taipei, from August 30 to September 8, 2013. Team USA is the defending champion, having defeated Canada in the Gold Medal Game of the 2012 IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup in Seoul, Korea.
The 18U Baseball World Cup was inaugurated by the AINBA during the first term of President Robert Smith. The first edition was played in 1981 and was a yearly tournament until 1997. The 18th edition was played in 1999, the 19th in 2000 and since then it has been played every other season.
Out of 24 editions, a record 11 were played in Canada and the tournament has left the American continent only 4 times: in 1988, when it was played in Australia, 2012 in Korea, and in 1999 and 2004 when it was played in Chinese Taipei. 2013 will be the fifth time.
Cuba is the record title holder with 11 18U Baseball World Championships. RESULTS XXV IBAF 18U BASEBALL WORLD CUPFinal Standings XXV IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup:
- 1) USA
- 2) Canada
- 3) Chinese Taipei
- 4) Colombia
- 5) Korea
- 6) Japan
- 7) Panama
- 8) Venezuela
- 9) Australia
- 10) Italy
- 11) Netherlands
- 12) Czech Republic
Groups for the XXVI IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup:
(Numbers next to countries are their standings from the 2012 18U Baseball World Cup in Seoul)
- Pool A: Canada (2), Chinese Taipei (3), Japan (6), Venezuela (8), Czech Republic (12), Mexico (invited)
- Pool B: USA (1), Colombia (4), Korea (5), Australia (9), Italy (10), Cuba (invited)
Documents:Infosheet XXVI IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup
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