Women’s Baseball World Cup 2016


The “LG Presents WBSC Women’s World Baseball Cup 2016” (seriously, that’s its name) begins tonight! Just yesterday, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced that it will live stream the event on YouTube. The World Cup begins tonight/tomorrow, at 8 pm (Eastern). (Korea time is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.) Unfortunately, not all games in the first round will be available on YouTube.


Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark (photo courtesy of baseballinkorea.com)

The tournament will take place at the Gijang-Hyundai Dream Ballpark in South Korea. The opening round is this weekend. Tuesday (in South Korea) is an off-day before the “Super Round” begins on Wednesday (or late Tuesday night, if you’re in the U.S. and on Eastern Time). (International time zones get confusing!) The Super Round runs through September 10, with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, September 11. All games in the Super Round as well as the Championship will be live-streamed globally on YouTube.

The Women’s Baseball World Cup was first held in Canada in 2004, and has been held every two years since then. The teams compete for bronze, silver, and gold medals. Of the six times the championship has been held, Japan has won the gold medal four times (2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014) and the United States has won it twice (2004 and 2006).

Set your alarm clocks or just stay up all night tonight to watch!

~ baseballrebecca

 Tournament Schedule:

September 2/3

Teams Date/Time (Korean) Date/Time
India v. Netherlands 9:00, 9/3 8:00 pm, 9/2
Hong Kong vs. U.S. 10:00, 9/3 9:00 pm, 9/2
Korea vs. Pakistan 13:00, 9/3 12:00 am, 9/3
Cuba v. Venezuela 13:00, 9/3 12:00 am, 9/3 not live-streamed
Chinese Taipei vs. Australia 14:00, 9/3 1:00 am, 9/3
Japan vs. Canada 19:00, 9/3 6:00 am, 9/3

 September 3/4

Teams Date/Time (Korean) Date/Time
Pakistan v. Venezuela 11:00, 9/4 10:00 pm, 9/3 not live-streamed
Chinese Taipei vs. U.S. 12:30, 9/4 11:30 pm, 9/3
Netherland vs. Japan 14:00, 9/4 1:00 am, 9/4
Canada v. India 15:30, 9/4 2:30 am, 9/4 not live-streamed
Australia vs. Hong Kong 17:00, 9/4 4:00 am, 9/4
Cuba vs. Korea 18:30, 9/4 5:30 am, 9/4

 September 4/5

Teams Date/Time (Korean) Date/Time
Pakistan v. Cuba 11:00, 9/5 10:00 pm, 9/4 not live-streamed
U.S. vs. Australia 12:30, 9/5 11:30 pm, 9/4
India vs. Japan 14:00, 9/5 1:00 am, 9/5
Netherlands v. Canada 15:30, 9/5 2:30 am, 9/5 not live-streamed
Hong Kong vs. Chinese Taipei 17:00, 9/5 4:00 am, 9/5
Venezuela vs. Korea 18:30, 9/5 5:30 am, 9/5

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