Asian Championship of 12U Opened in Chengdu, China

(Chengdu, China) 8 Asian Junior Teams of 11 & 12 Years started the tournament at Jinniu Baseball Fields in Chengdu, China from August 16 to 23, 2012. Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) and Chinese Baseball Association (CBA), in association with Chengdu Jinniu District People’s Government are hosting the event.

Jinniu District owns most of quality sports venues in Southwestern China and Taurus Sports Centre covers an area of 25 acres including an international standard baseball stadium. The Venue successfully hosted PONY League’s recently. BFA President Seung-Kyoo Kang (Korea), CBA Secretary General Shen Wei and regional Government officials attended the opening ceremony on August 16 (Photo)

Participating Teams are Group A:China、Japan、Hong Kong、Indonesia, and Group B:Chinese Taipei、Korea、Philippines、Pakistan.

As a part of endeavors to reinstate baseball to 2020 Olympic Games, IBAF and its member Federations continue to promote baseball to young people throughout the world. IBAF 12U Baseball Championship is scheduled in Taipei, during the summer of 2013.