BFA News

March 5, 2021

XIII U-18 BFA Championship Cancelled

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow and affect all around the world, new cases

continue to soar in numbers and international travel restrictions are still in place. BFA has

no choice but to take the hard and painful decision to cancel the XIII BFA U18 Baseball

Championship originally to be hosted in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in December. This decision was

not taken lightly, but considering the safety of players, coaches and all participants of the

event. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unfortunate

circumstance and your comprehension is much appreciated.


As the XIII BFA U18 Baseball Championship event was a continental qualifier event for the

2021 WBSC U18 Baseball World Cup to be held in the end of the year 2021. According to

WBSC’s regulations, any continental qualifying event that was unable to take place due to

a pandemic or any other reason, it is up to the Continental Confederation to decide on a

system or guideline on which teams on its assigned continental quota qualify to the WBSC

World Cup event.


BFA has decided to implement the final standings of the last edition of the BFA U18 event,

in this case being the final standing of the [2018 Ⅻ BFA U18 Championship], according to

the WBSC quota distribution, there are a total of 3 teams assigned for Asia, so, the following

3 teams are qualified to the U18 Baseball World Cup according to the standings of the last

BFA U18 event:


Champion: Korea

Runner-up: Chinese Taipei

Third Place: Japan

*note: If any team withdraws their participation, the substitute should follow the next ranking of the last