U18 Asian Championship Postponed Again, U12s Moved to March 2021

BREAKING: The Under-18 and Under-12 Asian Championships have been postponed until 2021. The U12s were recently confirmed for December, after having once been listed in September. Taiwan will retain hosting rights to both tournaments. 

On May 11, [link] Baseball Federation Asia (BFA) confirmed that the U18 tournament would be held from September 6-12 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Federations were told to submit applications for participation on May 20. However, on June 11, BFA postponed the event until December 18-26 [link]. Today, it seems, the board decided to postpone the championship to 2021 through a Facebook post, declining to pose a date. No press release was issued. 

A fortnight ago, the Under-12 Championship was pushed to March 2021, apparently as a combined decision by BFA and the host Chinese Taipei Baseball Association [link]. In the release, BFA President Tom Peng took the sensible position that “The exact date of the event next March has yet to be decided as we will continue to monitor the situation with the pandemic and review the best timing to organize the BFA U12 Championship.”

We will include the two tournament in our 2021 calendar once further details emerge. 


About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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2 Responses to U18 Asian Championship Postponed Again, U12s Moved to March 2021

  1. terrydaru says:

    Hi Gabe,

    Good story but your by-line shows the wrong year.

    Best regards,

    Terry Daru

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