World Baseball Classic Qualifier

Twelve teams from across the world will play at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, in a qualifying round of the World Baseball Classic. The winners of Pool 1 and 2 will advance to compete in the fifth iteration of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournament, scheduled for March 2021.

 

The United States is the reigning champion, beating Puerto Rico in 2017 in Los Angeles. The U.S. team has already qualified for the 2021 tourney, along with Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.

 

The Qualifying Round consists of two pools comprised of six teams. Each pool will feature a nine-game double elimination round.

 

Here are the Pools and the list of teams invited to participate:

 

Pool 1: March 13 – 18

Brazil
France
Germany
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Republic of South Africa

 

Pool 2: March 20 – 25

Czech Republic
Great Britain
New Zealand
Panama
Philippines
Spain

 

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Winner Game 1 vs. Nicaragua

Winner Game 2 vs. South Africa

Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3

Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4

Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4*

*Home team designation determined via coin toss

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6*

*Home team designation determined via coin toss

Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7*

*Game 7 loser will get home team designation

Phillipines vs. Czech Republic

Winner Game 2 vs. Great Britain

Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3

Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4

Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4*

*Home team designation determined via coin toss

Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6*

*Home team designation determined via coin toss

Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7*

Game 7 loser will get home team designation

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A clear bag policy will be strictly enforced during this event.

Kino Sports Complex enforces a clear bag policy for the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium venue and large-scale events held at the Kino Sports Complex. The policy limits the size and type of bag that may be brought into our venues. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry:

- A bag that is clear plastic or vinyl and does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
- A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
- A small clutch bag, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” (after being searched)
- Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection, including but not limited to oxygen tanks, diabetes kits, allergy pens, etc.

https://www.kinosportscomplex.com/clear-bag-policy/

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