Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

For the first time in the history of the event, qualifying tournaments will be played for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. 16 teams will battle for four spots and the main event in September and November at four World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.



Official Website www.worldbaseballclassic.com

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 1: Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida


Game 1 Wed Sep. 19 South Africa vs. Israel 7:00 PM (EDT) Buy
Game 2 Thu Sep. 20 Spain vs. France 7:00 PM (EDT) Buy
Game 3 Fri Sep. 21 Israel vs. TBD * 1:00 PM (EDT) Buy
Game 4 Fri Sep. 21 South Africa vs. TBD * 7:00 PM (EDT) Buy
Game 5 Sat Sep. 22 TBD vs. TBD 7:00 PM (EDT) Buy
Game 6 Sun Sep. 23 TBD vs. TBD 5:00 PM (EDT) Buy

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 2: Armin Wolf Arena in Regensburg, Germany

Game 1 Thu Sep. 20 Canada vs. Great Britain 7:00 PM (CET) Buy
Game 2 Fri Sep. 21 Germany vs. Czech Republic 7:00 PM (CET) Buy
Game 3 Sat Sep. 22 Czech Republic vs. TBD * 1:00 PM (CET) Buy
Game 4 Sat Sep. 22 Germany vs. TBD * 7:00 PM (CET) Buy
Game 5 Sun Sep. 23 TBD vs. TBD 2:00 PM (CET) Buy
Game 6 Mon Sep. 24 TBD vs. TBD 7:00 PM (CET) Buy

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 3: Rod Carew National Stadium in Panama City, Panama

Game 1 Thu Nov. 15 Panama vs. Brazil 8:00 PM (EST) On Sale TBD
Game 2 Fri Nov. 16 Colombia vs. Nicaragua 8:00 PM (EST) On Sale TBD
Game 3 Sat Nov. 17 Brazil vs. TBD * 2:00 PM (EST) On Sale TBD
Game 4 Sat Nov. 17 Panama vs. TBD * 8:00 PM (EST) On Sale TBD
Game 5 Sun Nov. 18 TBD vs. TBD 7:00 PM (EST) On Sale TBD
Game 6 Mon Nov. 19 TBD vs. TBD 7:00 PM (EST) On Sale TBD

World Baseball Classic Qualifier 4: Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City

Game 1 Thu Nov. 15
Philippines vs. Thailand 11:30 AM (CST) On Sale TBD
Game 2 Thu Nov. 15 Chinese Taipei vs. New Zealand 6:30 PM (CST) On Sale TBD
Game 3 Fri Nov. 16
New Zealand vs. TBD * 11:30 AM (CST) On Sale TBD
Game 4 Fri Nov. 16 Chinese Taipei vs. TBD * 6:30 PM (CST) On Sale TBD
Game 5 Sat Nov. 17 TBD vs. TBD 2:00 PM (CST) On Sale TBD
Game 6 Sun Nov. 18 TBD vs. TBD 2:00 PM (CST) On Sale TBD

*NOTE: One of the two teams in Games 3 and 4 are pre-determined; the opponent will be the team from the other Game 1 or Game 2 matchup with the same result; that is, Games 3 and 4 will match both 1-0 and 0-1 teams against each other. For example, Czech Republic will play in Game 3 of Qualifier 1 regardless of whether they win or lose Game 2; their opponent will be the winner of Great Britain vs. Canada if Czech Republic wins Game 2, or the loser of that game if they lose their game.