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