THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – It’s time to mark your calendars for an epic showdown on the baseball diamond. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), in collaboration with Baseball Canada, the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association (TBIBA), and the Local Organising Committee have unveiled the dates for the highly anticipated WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup Finals 2024 presented by CARNEXT.
Get ready for an electrifying six-team battle that’s set to kick off on 28 July, 2024 and culminate with the World Championship Final on 3 August, 2024.
A New Format for IX WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup
This year’s Women’s Baseball World Cup introduces an exciting two-stage format. The initial stage featured 12 teams divided into two groups.
Thunder Bay, Canada, proudly hosted Group A in August, while Group B took center stage in Miyoshi City, Japan, just this past week.
The Field is Set for the Finals
Following the intense Group Stage competition, the roster for the Finals is now confirmed. Advancing from Group A are world No. 3 USA, No. 4 Canada, and No. 12 Mexico. Group B’s triumphant trio includes No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Chinese Taipei, and No. 5 Venezuela.
The Road to Glory
In the Finals, these six elite teams will engage in a thrilling single round-robin battle from 28 July to 1 August. The stakes couldn’t be higher, as the top two teams in the standings will vie for the prestigious title of World Champions on 3 August.
Meanwhile, the third and fourth-place finishers will square off for the coveted bronze medal. And just in case rain tries to dampen the excitement, August 2 has been kept as a reserve day. Stay tuned for the official game schedule, which will be revealed at a later stage.
A History of Dominance
Japan, the reigning champions, have claimed victory in the last six editions of the Women’s Baseball World Cup, establishing their reign as baseball queens. The only other nation to taste glory in this tournament is the United States. For more details on this thrilling event, you can visit the official website [here](insert link).
In the previous final held in 2018 in Viera, Florida, USA, the Japanese squad triumphed over Chinese Taipei with a resounding score of 6-0. Notably, Canada has the honor of having hosted the inaugural Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2004 and the fifth edition in 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta. Japan is the only other country to have hosted the tournament twice, in 2008 in Matsuyama and 2014 in Miyazaki.
Get Ready for Baseball History!
The WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup Finals 2024 promises to be a spectacle of talent, teamwork, and determination. Mark these dates on your calendar because Thunder Bay, Canada, is gearing up to host an unforgettable championship that will undoubtedly make baseball history.