Invitation to II IBAF 12U Baseball World Cup in Taipei
National Federations asked to confirm Participation until March 1st, 2013

The International Baseball Federation is pleased to invite National Federations to send 12U National Teams to the II IBAF 12U Baseball World Cup to be held in Taipei, Chinese Taipei, July 20-28th, 2013. The tournament will see 12 national teams competing for the 12U World Championship.

National Federations are requested to confirm their participation by completing the downloadable participation confirmation form, and return it to the IBAF Office ( no later than March 1st, 2013.

During the competition, the host country will be providing national teams with appropriate accommodations, meals and local transport. Participating National Federations will be required to arrange its own international flights. The date of arrival and departure should be July 18th and 29th respectively, as all aforementioned benefits will only be provided during this period.

There will be no inscription fee to be paid by the competing teams. In the event that there are more than 12 teams that to confirm their participation, the following criteria will apply;

1. Results of IBAF 12U World Championship in 2011
2. Participation in the continental championships
3. Standings at the last continental championships
3. Balance between 5 continents (representation from all 5 continents desired)
4. IBAF World Rankings

It is also important to note that the use of curveball will be permitted at this tournament based upon the decision by the Executive Board in this regard, while we remain committed to protecting the health of youth athletes through the rules of pitch count limitation.

Full details of technical rules will be provided in IBAF Norms and will be released in the coming weeks.

If there are any questions regarding the II IBAF 12U Baseball World Cup don’t hesitate to contact the IBAF Office (

(From IBAF Website)