The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and the Local Organizing Committee today jointly announced the Super Round venues of the WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier. The two-day Super Round will open on Friday, 4 May, with two games at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Clover Park in St. Lucie County will host the final two, potentially decisive games of the Olympic qualifier. Tickets for the four Super Round Games will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, 14 May, at www.oaqbaseball.com.
The eight participating nations will be split into two groups to start the qualifier, with the top two teams of each Opening Round group advancing to the Super Round. The Opening Round schedule was unveiled on 29 April.
Group A: World No. 2 USA, No. 10 Dominican Republic, No. 11 Puerto Rico and No. 15 Nicaragua.
Group B: World No. 7 Cuba, No. 8 Venezuela, No. 13 Canada and No. 14 Colombia.
Each National Team will play two games during the Super Round, facing the two teams advancing from the opposite group. Head-to-head contests among the qualified teams from the opening round will carry over into the Super Round standings.
The team with the best Super Round record will be declared the winner and become the fifth National Team to advance to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic baseball tournament, joining world No. 1 Japan, No. 3 Korea, No. 5 Mexico and No. 18 Israel.
The runner-up and the third-place team in the Americas Qualifier will play in the Final Qualifier, scheduled for 16 to 20 June in Taichung, Taiwan.
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About the World Baseball Softball Confederation
Headquartered in Pully, Switzerland -- adjacent to Lausanne, the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. The WBSC has 210 National Federation and Associate Members in 138 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, the World Baseball Classic and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's), Softball World Cups, (U-12 Mixed, U-15 Women's, U-18 Women's, U-18 Men's, U-23 Men's, Women's and Men's), and official disciplines Baseball5 (Senior and Youth World Cups) and E-Sports as well as Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events at the Olympic Games.
For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available in six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
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